Is There a Limit on How Many Crystals I Can Combine?
You most likely have a collection of your favorite stones, but you’re not sure whether it’s alright to wear or carry them all at the same time.
How do you know which crystals have complementary energies and which ones will clash?
What will happen if you use too many stones? Will their energies be magnified, or will there be no change in their combined vibrations?
When you first start working with your stones, it can be quite overwhelming trying to keep their names and metaphysical properties straight.
Your small crystal collection can quickly grow.
And before you know it, you’re already carrying around a separate bag for all your tumbled stones, and there are too many colorful bracelets on both your wrists.
Then you’ll start to wonder if your stones’ energies are cancelling each other out and losing their potency because you have no idea how to correctly combine multiple stones.
Everyone has their own preference, and the number of stones that you should carry or wear really depends on you.
Chakra jewelry combines multiple stones, usually seven or more, and that’s perfectly alright!
For most people, seven stones are good enough. If you want to use more than that, that’s entirely up to you, too.
However, if you start to feel confused, disoriented, or lightheaded, you may want to cut back on the number of stones you’re using.
Sometimes if you combine multiple stones, it can be ungrounding or overwhelming. It can also energize you too much.
Are There Incompatible Stones And Crystals?
Certain stones will work better with other stones. Stones that have the same elements or properties work well together naturally.
It’s important to determine what you want to achieve when choosing your stones.
Focus on what you truly want to accomplish with your stones.
Stones have different properties, and what’s more important is knowing your purpose because it’s that energy you are working with.
How Do You Combine Multiple Stones Or Crystals?
Stones that are the same color are usually compatible on an energetic level.
The same can be said for stones that are from similar or compatible element associations. You can also look at the stone’s zodiac or planetary associations.
Compatible stones also have the same uses, meanings, energies, properties, or mineral groups.
There are no concrete rules when it comes to the compatibility of different stones, but this is a pretty easy and straightforward guide.
Combine Multiple Crystals by Color
Color is a good place to start. You can even use a color wheel to easily see which colors are opposing colors.
But sometimes even opposing colors can work well together, like Malachite or Green Aventurine with Red Jasper and other red stones.
Combine Multiple Stones by Crystal Structure
Crystal structure can also help you determine which makes a good combination or not.
Stones that have a cubic crystal include Magnetite, Garnet, Gold, Pyrite, Diamond, and Fluorite. Hexagonal crystals include Sugilite, Morganite, Aquamarine, Beryl, Apatite, and Emerald.
Trigonal crystal system includes Hematite, Quartz, Carnelian, Tourmalines, Aventurine, Agate, Jasper, and Calcite.
Combine Multiple Stones by Crystal Family
An example of this is the Quartz family, which includes Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Citrine, Rose Quartz, and Smokey Quartz to name a few.
If you combine any of these stones, they will work great together!
Combine Crystals by Element
You can also choose to combine multiple stones by element. If you’re not familiar with the elements, these are water, fire, air, earth, and spirit. Also, don’t forget to charge your stones!
If you find yourself particularly drawn to air or wind stones, you can combine multiple stones like Sugilite, Labradorite, Selenite, Fluorite, and Amethyst.
You can also use Carnelian, Peridot, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Chalcedony, Rhodonite, Chrysolite, Gold Beryl, Topaz, Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz, Citrine, Rock Crystal, and Sapphire.
Any of these stones can be combined to boost their metaphysical properties. When you combine these air stones, they will promote a positive change in your way of thinking.
Their energies will also help you become more resilient and flexible.
Air or wind stones are especially beneficial to people who suffer from chronic diseases or ulcers in their body or soul.
Air or wind stones also make you more sociable and active physically. Owing to their mobility, air stones speed up all your body processes, including your consciousness and subconsciousness.
You can also combine multiple stones that carry the fire element. Examples of fire stones include Sunstone, Red Jasper, Fire Opal, Fire Agate, Citrine, Carnelian, and Amber.
Amber, Zircon, Red Tourmaline, Sardonyx, Red Garnet, Ruby, and Diamond are also examples of firestones.
Firestones bring a positive effect on your blood circulation. They will also remove the stagnant energies in your body so that you can fully recharge and start with a clean slate.
When you combine multiple stones like fire stones, you will also have a stronger desire to act on your dreams, desires, dreams, plans, or goals.
Firestones are also known to ease the effects of melancholy and increase your physical and mental vigor.
If you want to combine multiple stones, you can try combining earth stones like Pyrite, Garnet, Black Tourmaline, Obsidian, Onyx, Jet, Jasper, Hematite, Halite, Jade, and Agate.
Try other earth element stones as well, like Malachite, Aventurine, Nephrite, Turquoise, Cacholong, Gagate, and Quartz.
The energies of earth stones will help you find strong and stable ground that will give you the right amount of confidence.
These stones call for consistency and constancy. They will also eliminate lingering doubts and bring mental balance. They are also known to strengthen your physical endurance and overall health.
Combine multiple stones that carry the water element, like Larimar, Rose Quartz, Selenite, Sea Salt, Pearl, Chrysocolla, Chalcedony, Celestite, Crab Fire Agate, Moonstone, Aquamarine, and Amethyst.
Other examples of water stones include Hematite, Coral, Opal, Chrysoberyl, and Emerald.
Water stones have a kind of sedative effect. They dissolve and wash away your negative emotions and distressing thoughts.
They also protect you from negative vibrations and the evil eye.
Water stones are very effective when used in meditation because they will help you clear and silence your mind. They will help you achieve relaxation quickly.
With these stones, you will also understand the essence of everything in this world. You can also combine multiple stones that carry energies of the fifth element, which is the spirit.
Try using Clear Quartz, Phenacite, Diamond, Danburite, and Apophyllite together. The spirit element symbolizes the prime element which is present in everything.
These spirit stones will give the space, balance, and connection for all the other elements to exist.
The spirit is important to your sense of connectedness with your spirit and well-being. Without this element, you will be unable to feel joy or experience union.
Without it, you will not be able to transcend or transform. The spirit element signifies the energy of the gods and goddesses, as well as the human spirit.
Use these spirit stones if you want to find your life path or if you’re seeking spiritual knowledge. They will also make you understand the karmic paths of life.
As a general guideline, you can combine multiple stones like fire and air stones, or earth and water stones.
Combine Crystals by Intention or Purpose
If you want to have more energy, stamina, vitality, power, or creativity to get things done, you can combine Carnelian with Citrine.
If you want to use stones in your readings, Celestite with Danburite and Labradorite will make a good combination.
For sleep issues, combine multiple stones like Blue Lace Agate, Rose Quartz, and Amethyst. To reduce your fears, anxieties, and stress, you can combine Rose Quartz, Lepidolite, and Lithium Quartz.
When you want to stop having nightmares, a good combination is Black Tourmaline with Smoky Quartz.
If you want to increase your focus or strengthen your concentration, you can pair Amethyst with Fluorite.
When you want to access ancient wisdom or information, combine multiple stones like Tibetan Quartz, Candle Quartz, and Lemurian Seed Crystals.
There are even stones that you can use when you’re hiking in the woods or the mountains. You can use Labradorite, Aquamarine, and Rainforest Jasper for this purpose.
If you want general manifestation stones, combine Quartz, Magnetite, Black Tourmaline, Pyrite, and Citrine.
For stronger grounding or anchoring benefits, use Lodestone, Hematite, Black Tourmaline, and Red Jasper together.
Combine multiple stones to relieve your bodily pains. Use Malachite, Black Onyx, Smoky Quartz, Black Tourmaline, and Amethyst.
If you’re battling depression and want to dispel the sad feelings, pair Fancy Jasper with Yellow Jasper.
For love and romance, you can combine multiple stones like Green Tourmaline, Pink Tourmaline, Green Aventurine, and Rose Quartz.
My Final Thoughts on Combining Crystals
There may be stone combinations that will cancel out or negate each other, but there really is no bad way to combine multiple stones.
At the end of the day, you can always remove or add some more stones to the mix!
You may just need to be careful about carrying too much energy with you wherever you go.
Diana Houston is a respected crystal expert and the author of 'A Beginner's Guide to Healing Crystals: Getting Started With Crystal Healing – A Complete Guide.' Her passion for crystals and their healing properties made her a leading authority on the subject.
Diana's expertise and passion for crystals have inspired countless readers and practitioners, and her book has received rave reviews on Amazon. With her clear and insightful guidance, Diana is a trusted guide for anyone seeking to unlock the transformative power of crystals.
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Monday 20th of April 2020
hi....i have a venous leg ulcer and have been advised to use black onyx, red jasper, garnet and ruby, and phenacite for my nerve damage, at present i am wearing black onyx and red jasper round my neck, can i also wear the phenacite or would this be too much?