A crystal is a body that is formed by the solidification of a chemical element, acompound, or a mixture of them, and has a regularly repeating internal arrangement of itsatoms and often external plane faces. But it's more than that. A crystal is one of the many bounties of the Earth's crust. They are a powerful tool and correspond directly to theelement of Earth, but also the Air, Fire and Water. Each crystal has it's own vibration andthus each vibration corresponds to a correspondences such as healing, protection,relaxation etc. Because each crystal does have a vibration, a larger crystal is not any more powerful than a smaller one. A larger one might look better, but not everyone has themeans for such a thing. Several crystals have the same correspondences, but, to chosewhich one you want you must first have a look at all those crystals without touchingthem. See which one has an effect on you. Now, when the crystal has been chosen, or when the crystal has chosen you, you must individually have a look at the crystals,Separate the ones which you like from the ones you don't like just by having a look atthem. Then, pick up each crystal in you receptive hand, opposite to the powerhand, so if you are right handed it's your left hand, and close your hand into a gentle fist. Feel thecrystals pulse, it should be like a gentle drum rhythm, it could be very fast, or slow. Youwill feel whether the crystal is right for you, or not. The crystals vibration willcomplement yours and act like a 'lock and key' to your aura in the sense that they will blend. The crystal will let you know if it is not for you.A newly bought crystal should be cleansed. This could be as long as a whole moon phase,with elemental cleansings, or just a simple mental cleansing. Before buying that particular crystal, it would have been touched my many people, and been next to many people who might have been upset, angry, sad etc. So this may effect you. To cleanse, itcould simply be a dip in salty water, being buried over night in the ground, gone throughcrystal cleansing incense (or frankincense, sandalwood or just about anything for thatmatter, maybe even a herbal blend for the crystals purpose), being placed on a bed of quartz crystal, being passed through a flame, fairly quickly, being brushed with a feather, being placed overnight in moon light, or sunlight. Be careful because some crystals fadeor lose color from being held in the sun, some even dissolve in water, or may react withthe candle flame, so be careful.