Do crystals loose their effectiveness if you carry multiple crystals at once?
Question: My soul-sister is having some really bad troubles at the moment, and I was thinking of getting her a few tumblestones that help with said troubles. My question is, do crystals loose their effectiveness if there are a lot of different ones in a little bag for a present?
Answer: You will find varying answers on this. In some sources I have read that you can carry multiple crystals and the crystals you need at that time are the ones that will work with you. The others will simply be there until you need their help. On the flip side, one of my teachers recommends that you work with no more than 3 crystals at a time or it could cause "crystal chaos". Each crystal has their own energetic properties and working with too many crystals can cause them to lose focus on what you are working on. It would be like if 1 person talks, you can understand them clearly. If 3 people talk at once you can still somewhat understand them, but it's not as clear. If multiple people start talking at once, you can no longer understand what everyone is saying. This would be the idea of "crystal chaos". When it comes down to it, follow your intuition as to what you feel works best for you and your friend.
I personally in the middle of these 2 beliefs. I like to combine multiple crystals for a common purpose. For example, when I am doing a distance healing session I wear Healer's Gold bracelets (for amplifying the healing and protection), Black Tourmaline (protection), Labradorite (protection, strengthening my aura, and psychic abilities), and Amethyst (protection and psychic abilities). When working on specific ailments or problems I try to focus on only 1 problem at a time, but no more than 3 at one time. I feel if you are trying to work on too much at one it can makes it hard to focus those different energies and intentions. Remember that intention plays a big part of crystal healing. You do not want to have too many things going at once or you lose that focus. I feel it is best to work on 1 or 2 problems and then move on to the next. Although remember to come back and give that first problem a little touch up every now and then as you feel it is needed.
I do not feel that crystals lose their effectiveness, especially if you are working with ones that have a common goal. However, there are exceptions to this. An example would be carrying Blue Lace Agate to help you calm down and carrying the very active Carnelian. Their energies would cancel each other out. They have opposite energies. Sometimes these opposite energies can work to your advantage, though. Moldavite is a very high vibrational crystal that can leave you flying in the ethers. Working with the grounding energies of Black Tourmaline will help you to stay grounded while working with those high vibrations of Moldavite. The key is to choose crystals that will resonate well together and work with each other for a common goal.
The following is a great article by Kristi Hugs from Lotus Moon Crystals with more information on "Do Crystals Clash?".
My teacher Hibiscus Moon has a brief video answering the question: "Are there any crystals and stones that should not be put together or in the same room because they negate each other or it's too much power in one room?"
I am not sure what your friend's problems are, but take a peek at my crystal tips. You will find some have crystals that overlap. Amethyst and Rose Quartz are 2 primary examples. You'll find they pop up quite a lot. Best of luck to you both!
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and cannot give out medical advice. Crystals and energy healing should be used as a compliment to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care.