An Upstate New Yorker's Guide To Crystal Shopping

If you're an Upstate New Yorker like me, you may have had some trouble finding the perfect spot to get your healing crystals. When I lived in the Catskills, I used to drive over an hour to shop for stones, so I understand the struggle - and yes it is real. I hope this guide can help you find the crystal shop of your dreams. 

Tushita Heaven - Saratoga Springs

My favorite!!! I used to love going to this store and would reserve an entire day to browse. The crystals this store has have a unique, beautiful, light energy. I feel as though of all my crystals, the ones from Tushita Heaven have the strongest power. The only trouble I had with this store is the prices were a little high for what I was used to seeing. However, for the quality and the energy - it was well worth the price. From tumbled stones, to palm stones, to collector's pieces - they've got it all. I was also impressed by this store's book and oracle card selection. While you're shopping at Tushita Heaven, be sure to get a reading. They get some of the best psychics and tarot readers. Tushita Heaven is also my favorite place to buy gifts; they carry several home decor items that I have gifted to others that are still absolutely treasured by them. 

Photo From Tushita Heaven

Photo From Tushita Heaven

 

The best place to park is in the free parking garage located just around the corner! Tushita Heaven is full of great finds. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled so you don't miss out on anything! My favorite crystal I have brought from this store is a Fenster Quartz that has the perfect enhydro. You can literally see the water droplet move. 

The Magic Moon - Saratoga Springs

This shop is located at 15 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 Photo from Yelp

This shop is located at 15 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, New York 12866

Photo from Yelp

While you are shopping in Saratoga Springs, be sure to walk around the corner to visit The Magic Moon. One thing I love about this store is their friendly staff. It is so difficult to walk into a crystal shop and be left alone while you want to browse, as some people want to be the guru and even sometimes a security officer. However, when you have a question, the customer service is impeccable and the ladies here know their stuff!

This used to be a small crowded store, but they have expanded since I last visited. While you're there, check out the dressing room! The artwork on the walls was unforgettable, feminine, and expressive. This store is amazing for purchasing candles, clothes, and of course CRYSTALS! This shop opened in the 1970's, contributing to Saratoga Springs' amazing history. 

They have some beautiful pieces behind the counter, but many items around the store that you are free to touch. Photo from Yelp

They have some beautiful pieces behind the counter, but many items around the store that you are free to touch. Photo from Yelp

This store fills every nook and cranny with their wide variety. They have everything for the hippie, the witch, and the spiritualist. I've bought many crystals, gifts, bumper stickers, candles, and oils from here. They also have some really cute clothes - perfect for festival season! 

Tannãre - Walton

Some of Tammy's beautiful furniture! Photo from Facebook

Some of Tammy's beautiful furniture! Photo from Facebook

I am blessed to be friends with the owner of this eclectic boutique, Tammy - a loving goddess who is tough as a nail and still has the biggest heart. Her shop is full of artisan crafts from the gorgeous furniture she upcycles and custom signs she creates, to goods crafted by local artists. There are many talented people in our small county who don't get the recognition they deserve, and Tannãre offers them a chance to display their wonderful items. From everything to unique woodcarvings, to jewelry, to custom cards (I also have a few products in her store!). Tannãre is also a great place to fulfill your natural needs. The owner creates her own line of Full Moon Elixirs: natural goods including body scrubs, laundry detergents, and my favorite - the waxing and waning body whip. 

Tannãre frequently gives back to the community by composing beautiful gift baskets to be auctioned or raffled. She recently has begun offering "Creating Chaos" classes to give the community a chance to express themselves creatively by offering art projects that you can take home (and want to take home - step aside, paint & sip!!!

Obviously this store wouldn't be mentioned if it weren't for the crystals she offers! From amazing deals on her Himalayan Salt Lamps, to beautiful tumbled stones, to spells in a jar. She sometimes carries home decor for the bohemian soul; such as beautiful dreamcatchers or tapestries. 

Props to Tannãre for bringing a bit of light into our rural community! This shop is a true hidden gem (no pun intended!) 

Located at 150 Delaware St., Walton, NY 13856.

Shop Tannãre's amazing line of Full Moon Elixir products - sugar scrubs, himalayan salt scrubs, body whip, laundry soap, and so much more! Photo from Facebook.

Shop Tannãre's amazing line of Full Moon Elixir products - sugar scrubs, himalayan salt scrubs, body whip, laundry soap, and so much more! Photo from Facebook.

A crystal shop in the catskills!? Photo from facebook.

A crystal shop in the catskills!? Photo from facebook.

The hidden gem of Delaware County, New York! Photo from facebook.

The hidden gem of Delaware County, New York! Photo from facebook.

Crystal Connection - Wurtsboro

"The Church of a Thousand Crystals"  Photo here. 

"The Church of a Thousand Crystals" 

Photo here. 

This shop has gotten some awesome attention lately from Insider's video that went viral. If you missed it, you can watch it below. If you plan on checking out this shop, be sure to make a day of it because there is just so much to see. I love Crystal Connection for providing knowledge and information to the public. They offer a ton of workshops and classes. Crystal Connection is also more than a store, it a place of healing and self knowledge. While you're here try a reiki session, a reading, or even aura photography to see what your aura looks like. This shop also offers psychic fairs! 

This beautiful shop has amazing prices on crystals and an immense selection. With all the hype of this store, they truly keep their prices affordable for all to enjoy the beauty and energy of the stones. This store is for the spiritual one, the one seeking enlightenment, the one possessing magic. However, if you are just learning stones - this is a great place to start. 

The location of Crystal Connection is 116 Sullivan St, Wurtsboro NY 12790. 

Must....touch....everything! Can you feel the energy from the picture?  Photo here.

Must....touch....everything! Can you feel the energy from the picture? 

Photo here.

Nutz - Wappingers Falls

 

If you're more of a hippie than a goddess, I say go to Nutz! When I first pulled into the parking lot of this store, I did not believe that crystals were going to be inside! However, they have a huge selection of crystals, singing bowls, smudge sticks, deity figures, and oils - even among all the bongs and pipes (for tobacco, of course). They have a wide selection of incense and candles, tapestries, and everything else you could ever want out of a store. However, if you're like me and you want to touch the crystals before you buy, this may not be the shop for you. Most of their items are locked away. Feeling the energy of the stones is a huge part of the crystal shopping experience, so if you want to tap into that vibe, I would recommend a store that lets you do that instead. 

Photo from yelp. 

Photo from yelp. 

Dreaming Goddess - Poughkeepsie

The Dreaming Goddess is a shop like no others. From one twenty-something-year-old-free-spirit-love-and-light-believer-modern-flower-child to the next, this is the shop to go to!!! They have beautiful clothes (the kind we actually WANT to wear), they carry beautiful crystals, and they offer classes - another store that's not afraid to share their knowledge and light. This store combines the sacred culture behind esoteric practices with a modern twist. They tend to our current culture, but do not allow us to forget the beauty in ancient practices.

Give me ALL the Amethyst! Photo here. 

Give me ALL the Amethyst! Photo here. 

"We’re creating ceremony relevant to our time and to our culture, allowing these auspicious days to have deep meaning in our lives and in our connection to the Earth. "
- The Dreaming Goddess
Photo here. 

Photo here. 

Sacred sprays, herbs, roots, resins, candles, oils, tumbled stones, raw crystals, exquisite specimens, jewelry, and pottery are just some of the wonderful products offered by this shop. This shop also recycles your old books! Great way to save the trees and spread the love! Another way this shop gives back is by helping build bridges for their customers and an array of charities. Pay it forward, get karma on your side, help one in need, and donate as you shop. 

A metaphysical boutique! A true beauty of a shop. Photo from yelp. 

A metaphysical boutique! A true beauty of a shop. Photo from yelp

Once again, boho babe, you've found the store for you. You've found the place to build connection with yourself, with like-minded souls, with the beauty of the earth, and with spirit. This is not just a crystal shop, this is a boutique for the modern goddess. 

Located 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Don't forget to head around the corner to the sanctuary. Info & photo here. 

Don't forget to head around the corner to the sanctuary. Info & photo here. 

Where to find the best new age, metaphysical, crystal shops in upstate new york; northern new york, western new york, southern new york, central new york, the hudson valley, and the capital region. 

Crystal Shops In Upstate New York

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Thank you for reading! Please keep in touch - let me know how your crystal shopping goes and which of these was your favorite. 

Healing Crystals Every Virgo Needs To Have

Find out which healing stones you should be using based on your astrological sign, Virgo. 

Find out which healing stones you should be using based on your astrological sign, Virgo. 

Virgo you are the ultimate communicator, and that comes as no surprise given your Mercury ruling planet paired with your level headed element of earth.

Healing Crystals for Virgo Sun Sign

(August 23 - September 22)

Find out the other Healing Stones for the zodiac here! 

You are incredibly reliable and love to share your thoughts with others, often trying to help guide them through their struggles. The healing energy of Lapis Lazuli helps to stimulate sun sign Virgo’s inner wisdom, while encouraging you to search for truth and higher knowledge. It also promotes open communication which you, Virgo, thrive off of.

Moss Agate is an excellent healing crystal that vibrates in synch with Virgos vibe helping to connect you to Mother Earth bringing you grounding while also gifting patience and determination.

Virgos love to help others, sometimes so much so that they will take on the responsibility of the person they are trying to help. Fuchsite encourages Virgo to let go and let people learn their own lessons. It also promotes joy and relaxation and stimulates self-healing.

Click here out this Amazonite Wire Wrapped Healing Crystal Necklace in the shop. Also purchase some of these tumbled stones for discrete healing by clicking here! 

Click here out this Amazonite Wire Wrapped Healing Crystal Necklace in the shop. Also purchase some of these tumbled stones for discrete healing by clicking here! 

The healing crystal Amazonite [pictured] helps to quiet the ever rushing mercury ruled mind of Virgo, and calms the soul. Its gentle energy facilitates honest peaceful communication and alleviates worry.

Garnet is also excellent for the worrisome Virgo, it helps to release fears and bring balance and grounding in times of stress. It also boosts energy and builds up one’s self confidence.

Blue Topaz is another useful stone for Virgo that encourages clear and meaningful expression and can help release tension from miscommunications. With the use of these healing crystals Virgo your mind will flourish!

Contributed by Victoria Wolfram: Healing Crystals For Your Sun Sign

Every Virgo needs the energy of blue topaz!

Every Virgo needs the energy of blue topaz!

Garnets are an amazing healing stone for every Virgo to have!

Garnets are an amazing healing stone for every Virgo to have!

Lapis Lazuli is amazing for Virgos. 

Lapis Lazuli is amazing for Virgos. 

Dive into the royal blues of this stone. 

Dive into the royal blues of this stone. 

Healing Crystals Every Gemini Needs To Have

Healing Crystals for the Gemini Zodiac Sign

Like a cool summers breeze, you Gemini are carefree and down to go where life takes you. Broad thinking and bright ideas are just a few of the many facets to your mind, all of which you love to share, and your presence brings electricity to any social gathering.

Healing Crystals For Gemini

(May 21 - June 20) 

Click here for other healing stones and the zodiac!

 

Your unpredictability is exciting although it can sometimes manifest into a sort of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde vibe. Opalite is an excellent healing crystal to help with this, balancing between mood swings and bringing a deeper understanding to your true self.

Blue Lace Agate is another great stone for the airy sun sign Gemini, helping to bring a soft grounding energy. You tend to be big picture thinkers and Blue Lace Agate helps to bring your attention to the details as well as dissipate the nervous tension Gemini can tend to carry around.

Geminis love to express themselves, particularly through verbal or mental exploration, Chrysocolla is a powerful encourager of self-expression and helps teach the art of when to speak and when to keep quiet. Serpentine helps to bring a gentle grounding energy while opening the channels for communication in the spiritual realm.

Geminis often talk themselves through their emotions keeping everything on a surface level, Howlite is a great encourager of emotional expression all while bringing to Gemini a soothing calm vibe. Gemini ruling planet is Mercury, the planet of communication, which is why the healing crystal Blue Kyanite is another perfect fit. This stone is a powerful tool in opening the mental capacities of the mind and assisting in communication across all levels. Keep these crystals with you on your travels Gemini and you will soar!

I love the way Geminis work well with Blue Kyanite. Check these beauties out!

I love the way Geminis work well with Blue Kyanite. Check these beauties out!

Ground yourself, express yourself, and reach a spiritual realm with this Serpentine, Gemini!

Ground yourself, express yourself, and reach a spiritual realm with this Serpentine, Gemini!

Chrysocolla is the perfect healing stone for Gemini. It can help you communicate. 

Chrysocolla is the perfect healing stone for Gemini. It can help you communicate. 

Howlite can assist Geminis in expressing their emotional side!

Howlite can assist Geminis in expressing their emotional side!

Blue Lace Agate is an amazing healing stone for Gemini energy. 

Blue Lace Agate is an amazing healing stone for Gemini energy. 

Check out these amazing Opalites, gemini! You can sleep with them, meditate with them, or carry them in your pocket. 

Check out these amazing Opalites, gemini! You can sleep with them, meditate with them, or carry them in your pocket. 

Contributed by Victoria Wolfram: Healing Crystals For Your Sun Sign

 

Healing Crystals Every Taurus Needs to Have

Healing Crystals Every Taurus Needs To Have

Oh dearest Taurus, your natural sensuality and love for the earth is grown inside of you, and like the sturdy roots of a tree you are supportive and unwavering. Healing crystals are an excellent tool for you to use to connect to your earth element.

Healing Crystals For Taurus Sun Sign

(April 21 - May 21)

Click here to view the healing stones for your sun sign!

 

Like your ruling planet of Venus, you Taurus long for love and harmony which is why emerald is perfect for you. Emerald invites in loyalty and success while vibrating with a loving and harmonious energy. It helps to connect you with your inner knowing and heart chakra.

Malachite is another great stone for sun sign Taurus, it encourages risk taking and change, while releasing your inhibitions and simultaneously pushing you forward into new growth. Click here to read some amazing facts on malachite!

Taurus you tend to hold on to things emotionally, and forgiveness isn’t one of your strong suits; Rhodonite can assist in this, helping you to release and dissolve those feelings of resentment or anxiety and nurture your inner child as well as increasing your self-esteem and confidence.

Lapis Lazuli helps Taurus open up to your intuition and awareness beyond the material world in which you so often like to dwell. It unifies the mind and voice and helps you focus on what is important in life.

Mookaite Jasper encourages the stubborn bull to break out of the box and brings a desire for new experiences.

Blue Lace Agate helps to promote clear communication and compassionate listening for bull headed Taurus, while also dissolving fear. So enjoy your earthly gifts Taurus and use these healing crystals to help you bloom!

Emerald is not just the birthstone of May, but an amazing healing stone for Taurus to use. 

Emerald is not just the birthstone of May, but an amazing healing stone for Taurus to use. 

Every taurus needs a lapis lazuli! Nurture that energy with the power of this royal blue stone. 

Every taurus needs a lapis lazuli! Nurture that energy with the power of this royal blue stone. 

Blue Lace Agate pairs with Taurus Energy so nice! Fall in love with the deep blues of this healing stone. 

Blue Lace Agate pairs with Taurus Energy so nice! Fall in love with the deep blues of this healing stone. 

Taurus energy goes so well with this amazing healing stone! Shop for your Rhodonite here. 

Taurus energy goes so well with this amazing healing stone! Shop for your Rhodonite here. 

Malachite is the perfect healing crystal for Taurus Zodiac energy! Click here to find out why and shop for your malachite piece.

Malachite is the perfect healing crystal for Taurus Zodiac energy! Click here to find out why and shop for your malachite piece.

Contributed by Victoria Wolfram: Healing Crystals For Your Sun Sign

Healing Crystals Every Leo Needs To Have

Find out which healing crystals complement your Leo Sun Sign. 

Find out which healing crystals complement your Leo Sun Sign. 

Healing Crystals for Leo Sun Sign

(July 23 - August 22)

Click here to see the full list of healing stones and the zodiac! 

Your warm presence touches many dearest Leo and your regality is never overlooked. Like your feline kin your temperament is touchy and you aren’t afraid to let out a good roar. Your fiery element promises that whatever you do will be bold and over the top.

 

 

Tiger’s Eye is an excellent healing crystal for you to have Leo; its golden bands reflect your sunny disposition while connecting you to the earth and bringing you some much needed grounding.

Sunstone is a perfect complement to your solar ruling planet and gifts you with personal power and freedom which you crave. This stone also brings sun sign Leo openness and the ability to share your generous nature with others.

Leo, you love to create, your fiery passionate energy makes your mind abundant with new ideas. Using Orange Calcite  (pictured) can help you to harness your constructive energies and aids in dissolving of things blocking your full potential.

Citrine is an excellent complement to Leo’s bright energy. It is stone of abundance and light and gives Leo prosperity and success while also encouraging them to share the abundance with others.

With all that fiery confidence Leo your head can sometimes get a bit big. Rhodochrosite helps to teach you that power flows through you, not from you and instills you with an empowered open heart.

Carnelian is also beneficial to the natural leadership Leo possesses, its stimulates motivation and courage and attracts joy and good luck. Use these crystals Leo to help you shine like the star that you are!

Contributed by Victoria Wolfram: Healing Crystals for your Sun Sign

Click Here to view the other properties and shop for this amazing wire wrapped Orange Calcite Healing Crystal .

Click Here to view the other properties and shop for this amazing wire wrapped Orange Calcite Healing Crystal .

Be sure to snag one of these tiger's eye stones to awaken your inner power, Leo!

Be sure to snag one of these tiger's eye stones to awaken your inner power, Leo!

I guarantee you, Leo, you'll need this Carnelian!

I guarantee you, Leo, you'll need this Carnelian!

The golden rays of this Citrine are amazing for empowering the Leo! 

The golden rays of this Citrine are amazing for empowering the Leo! 

Sunstone is one of the best healing stones a Leo can wear. 

Sunstone is one of the best healing stones a Leo can wear.