In December of 2020, they had a sale on a 6-month subscription, which would include a free holiday gift box. The total was $150 for 7 boxes in total. I felt like this was a great deal, so I was all in.
My Crystal Subscription Box
The following is a detailed breakdown of each month, including what I got and how it worked. If you’d like to skip just to the results, click here.
We started with a holiday gift box, which I got before Christmas. I considered giving it away, but I’m a selfish witch so I chose not to. We didn’t get any say in what was in this box, but it was still cool anyway and totally worth it.
The Holiday Box contained (starting at top, counter clockwise) a large Shiva Lingam, a Carnelian, a Howlite, and a Honey Calcite. I already had a smaller Shiva Lingam and another Carnelian but the other two were new! These were so cool and I forgot to take a photo of the sticker that was included. It was a cute little gingerbread man. It also came with a scroll explaining what each stone does.
On the first of each month, you get a survey to fill out about your goals and wishes. Here was mine for January:
The January Box:
Clockwise from the top: Mini spell book, a sticker that says “My Crystals Got Me Through 2020,” a large Labradorite palm stone, a Mookaite (red), a Scolecite (white), a Rose Quartz and a Yerba Santa incense that smelled like weed.
The spell book is really cute and can fit in a keychain. I already have a lot of Rose Quartz and one other Labradorite (I also bought their charity Crystal of the month, which was a Labradorite heart). I had never heard of the other two! I’m excited to learn more about them.
Here’s a close-up of the crystals:
I think Labradorite was one of my best crystal experiments. January was a tough month, but I’ll take any results over none – so far so good!
While January was a tough month, it spiraled downward into an even worse February. I had a lot going on, and my head was not in the right space to choose crystals. This month I phoned it in and just chose something different from last month:
I forgot to screenshot this part in January, but this is from February:
My one (slight) complaint is that we can’t go back and see our surveys once we take them. If I didn’t screenshot these, I would have no idea what I picked last time. However, we are able to see our past subscription boxes and what crystals were in them, which is nice.
The February Box:
Clockwise from top: A Fairy Stone (also sometimes called the Goddess Stone or Menilite Opal), Raspberry incense with a Shiva head statue, a small Cinnabar (white), a small Serpentine (green), a large Black Moonstone and the February newsletter.
I think everyone gets these newsletters and then the scrolls are personalized based on what we pick. The newsletters are always cute and interesting!
I already worked with Cinnabar (It was actually my first crystal experiment! Check it out here). I also have a Serpentine but haven’t worked with it yet. Black Moonstone was the only Moonstone I didn’t have, so this is a great addition to my collection.
Now that I’ve gushed about the three I like….can we talk about that Fairy Stone? Does it not look like a dick?
Even if I did want to work with it, I would feel really weird pulling this out of my pocket. I tried to break it in half to make it a different shape, but it’s really hard (ha) and won’t break.
February was a blur. My work with Serpentine was effective (check it out here), but I’m exhausted. Physically, most of my symptoms are gone. Mentally and emotionally, I’m depleted and lost.
I’ve been desperately trying to turn my life around. I met with a career counselor. I started counseling. I’m still working on clients’ music and writing when I get around to it. Sometimes I wonder if I’m doing too much right now, but I wouldn’t feel normal if I allowed myself to relax.
I really wonder what they would do if I only checked one box? They say that if you don’t complete the survey, they will just choose random crystals for you. I’m sure there are four crystals for each of these categories, so I’m curious, but I’m also scared to try something new.
I also had a hard time choosing these:
I mean, I want to work on ALL of them. However, I definitely think these two (or three, since trauma and grief were together) are my biggest issues right now.
The March Box:
Clockwise from top: Desert Rose Selenite, a Throat Chakra tea bag from Buddha tea, a small Orthoclase, a large Black Opal, a Septarian heart (this was the charity stone of the month, which went to support the Restaurant Strong Fund), a Plantable Intention Flower Card, a small Stromatolite (in the center) and a tree sticker.
I know it’s hard to read the card, sorry. It says:
Throat Chakra Tea: Powerful Aquamarine crystals are placed with the herbs for 24 hours during the blending process to infuse their essence & energy. This 5th Chakra Blend is here to assist those seeking to heal and balance issues dealing with communication, creativity and self-expression.
Plantable Intention Flower Card: Place your intentions into this 100% biodegradable card and watch as Wildflowers grow before your very eyes! Each day make it a point to tend to these flowers, as well as your own needs. Let them be a gentle reminder of the soft love you can give to yourself.
I planted the flower card and I’m excited to see what it looks like! I’ve always wanted to do one of those.
I did not have the energy to do any crystal work this month, but I did try to learn more about Orthoclase (you can see that post here). By the end of March, it was sunny and in the mid-60s, which was enough to temporarily stop me from wanting to die. If nothing else, this month’s box was a pleasant distraction from my daily despair.
The butterfly planter never sprouted. As I am updating this in June, I think we can probably assume it didn’t work.
I feel like I’m finally kind of getting a foothold on life. I have a semblance of a schedule, and my mood has improved a ton since the last few months. This month, I decided to just check off the boxes I haven’t checked yet:
I did the same thing for this part. I’m 100% sure I’ve checked off “Anxiety & Depression” before, but I don’t think I have for this post yet. I definitely haven’t checked fatigue:
Now that I’m a little more mentally stable, I plan to devote at least one week of April to my experiments.
The April Box
Clockwise from top: Blue Calcite, Black Onyx, a Buffalo Animal totem (Dolomite), Yellow Aventurine, and Polychrome (Desert) Jasper.
I don’t know if they sent me the buffalo by mistake?? I bought the charity stone of the month, but that was a Eudialyte that they shipped separately. There was no mention of the buffalo in the scroll list of what I got.
Sorry I know you can’t read the buffalo card, but it’s not mentioned in the scroll and it’s not mentioned in the newsletter. Either it’s a fluke or I have a new animal guide. I know white people can’t have spirit animals, but I have whatever the basic white girl version is. Here is what Buffalo means as a guide.
The big card says Dear Subscribers, Thoughts are powerful things, more than we can ever understand. We shape our reality every day by the feelings and thoughts we carry with us. The energy released by these thoughts can control every aspect of our lives, from interactions with our friends and families to the outcomes of our goals. Each day we are given a clean slate to start fresh with new and loving thoughts & ideas. Take advantage of your life and create the reality you want to start living tomorrow, today!
I think it went pretty well! April was a decent month overall. I don’t know if I feel more confident, but I’m working on it and that’s what’s important I guess.
While April was one step forward, May was 17 steps backward. I knew the path to success wasn’t linear, but holy crap could I just catch a break?
Almost all of my May issues were family related, but I feel like I absorb other people’s emotions. I know I need to learn how to stop doing that, but I didn’t learn in May. Anyway, let’s get to the May survey:
I just went with what I feel I’m lacking still. Honestly, I don’t feel like anyone would ever say they have these 100%, right? Couldn’t we all use more creativity and inspiration? Strength and vitality? Maybe I need a box that says “gratitude for what you already have,” but since there isn’t a box for that, I’m going to continue to be a whiny bitch.
Spoiler Alert: I did not figure out my life path in May. I cried a lot and dealt with 40 other peoples’ issues and didn’t have enough coping skills to deal with it yet.
The May Box of Crystals
Clockwise from top: A clarity jar, Ulexite (the white piece), Indigo Gabbro, Crazy Lace Agate (the orange and grey piece), a sticker, and a really pretty Carnelian in the middle.
I didn’t use the clarity jar at all. Maybe I should have. My first thought was “why am I not throwing a bunch of crap in a jar and selling it wtf” but then I was like ok, no, that’s not fair and you’re being mean and judgmental and you don’t even know if it works. But then I didn’t do anything with it, so I really don’t know if it works.
May 26th was a full moon eclipse. I have never felt “in sync” with the moon or its energies, but I’ve been working on it this year. I’ve been trying to do specific things during the right timing of the moon. I hadn’t remembered it was the full moon eclipse. I should have, because it might have saved me the biggest fight my partner and I have ever been in. I was out of control, slamming doors, screaming, acting unlike myself at all. It scared him and he left, and I sent many text messages I should never have sent. I then got my period a week early, and I was like oh shit, did the moon do this?!
The answer of course is no, my hormones and shitty behavior did this. But I visited my hippie/witchy groups online and saw that many of them were talking about experiencing similar issues, and so I profusely apologized to my partner and for whatever reason, he took me back. That was the one good thing about May.
The funniest part is that wasn’t even the worst day of May lol. May sucked really hard and I’m glad it’s over.
I wrote about Crazy Lace Agate here, but I didn’t finish it until June. May just sucked a lot and it was very hard and I don’t feel stronger or wiser for enduring it, I just feel worn down and discouraged.
The final month of my subscription, I was out of new goals to pick.
I never know how to choose what areas of my life suck the most. I wonder what would happen if I checked all of them? Too late to try it.
Since I had one last chance to get tailored crystal help, I decided to be vulnerable:
The June Box of Crystals
Clockwise from top: Muscovite, Amazonite, Truffle Chalcedony, Kambaba Jasper, and soap in the middle.
The soap smells amazing. It has a gritty, charcoal side and a smoother side. I’m not a fan of bar soap in general but this is one I don’t mind peeling off of my bathtub and getting lodged under my fingernails.
I haven’t taken any photos of these, but each box comes with a scroll that talks about the crystals. They’re hard to photograph (and all the crystal info is on their website anyway), but it’s clear they read my comment:
I also wondered if they might have seen my blog, as the advice at the bottom was a little on-the-nose:
I know it’s unlikely that they found my blog and it’s more likely a complete coincidence, but it was interesting to know that I’m kind of already doing what I’m supposed to do.
Here are the positive things about a crystal subscription box:
- The surveys were fun and helped me set goals for the month
- Personalized crystals to help aid in achieving my goals
- I didn’t get just crystals, there were also cool items like soap, stickers, keychains, etc
- I learned a lot about crystals and got new ones I’d never heard of or seen
- Truly, I think I did have good results working with some of the crystals
Here are the negative things about a crystal subscription box:
- While having someone else choose crystals for me was fun, I do like choosing them myself. I like to get a “feel” for them and there were some that I would not have chosen for myself
- I wish we could have access to our old surveys, just to see where we were a couple of months ago. I’m glad I screenshot all of these, but if I hadn’t, I’d have no recollection of why I was sent these specific crystals
- Ultimately, this is a luxury and I do not need a subscription of crystals. I’m a millennial, I need food and to pay my water bill. I definitely would do this again if I could afford it, but I can’t make it a regular thing unless this blog takes off
Here are all of the crystals I got in 6 months:
I guarantee these would cost at LEAST $150 at a crystal store. This doesn’t even include the extras I got like incense, soap, stickers, etc.
Overall, I definitely recommend The Crystal Council.
Who should get a crystal subscription box?
If you’re new to crystals and have no idea what to choose, this can help. If you’re a crystal pro but want customized crystals to help with your goals, this is also a great option!