Why do witches use Magic crystals for their ritual magic?
Magic Crystals are one of the most commonly used items with meditation, healing, spellwork, and also just to take in some good vibes and surround yourself with an immersive sense of balance and direction. Whether you are brand new or a seasoned pro when it comes to working with crystals, this article is a great one to pick up some info on crystal work, why it’s important, and which crystals are going to be the perfect fit for your personal needs and desires.
How Do Crystals Work?
Everything in the world carries a different type of vibration, including crystals. The vibrations that crystals carry can assist in realigning and re-calibrating your energy with the energy of the crystal, which can assist in raising your personal vibration and reaching a higher state of being. Due to the composition and structure that crystals are made-up of they can emit vibrations at constant frequencies, meaning that their vibrations never change. This makes them incredibly powerful due to the fact that when crystals come into contact with lower vibrations they actually raise the vibration of the person in order to match its higher vibration. They actually attune you to a higher frequency, thus allowing you to be able to move past spiritual, mental, and physical blockages and boosting uplifting and more positive energy in your life.
How to Choose a Crystal
There are two main ways to choose a crystal, either with intention or intuition. If you simply are not quite sure what your ultimate goal is, simply allow your intuition to guide you to the energy that you are needing. But, when you understand some of the basics of crystals and know what you are seeking, you can choose based upon that knowledge. Regardless of if you are opting to choose based on intuition or intention, you can select the proper crystal by looking at and personally feeling each different crystal until you feel drawn to one. It may feel like you are choosing your crystal, but in actuality, your crystal is choosing you. One great way to “test” crystals is to hold one in your hand, think of your desire and intent, and then notice how you feel. Tune into any sensations that may arise: heat, chills, pulsations, calmness, tranquility, all of these are signs that that particular crystal may just be the one for you.
How to Use Magic Crystals
There are a ton of various ways to work with crystals. As you start to learn how to work with their energies and make them work for you, the more capable you will start to become in understanding how you can use them. Some of the most common ways to use crystals are simply to carry them in your pocket or purse. Other methods are to wear them as jewelry, meditate with one in your hand or on your body, or just place them in your home.
What are Crystals Used For?
Regardless of what you are seeking to obtain, crystals can help you to get there by being your support system and crafting a tangible connection to your goals. Crystals give you a touchpoint, something that you can circle back around to when you are needing a reminder or if you are seeking to reconnect with your desires and goals.
Set Your Intention
Your thoughts generate vibrations and that is precisely why it is important to set your intentions when you are working with crystals. Having a clear sense of purpose can provide you with insight into your hopes, aspirations, values, dreams and teaches you how to live in the moment while avoiding negative thought patterns. Think of intentions as a magnet, your intentions will attract the things that are needed to bring them to life.
To set your intention, you simply need to decide what matters to you. Explore the areas of your life where you are needing an upgrade. Whether in your career, relationships, spirituality, or your social life, make sure that you are specific with what you want to achieve when you want to achieve it, and why you want to choose it. Be clear, concise, write them down, and make an affirmation of intent. Then meditate and direct your focus on that intention and draw in the power of your crystal to manifest your desires.
Cleansing, Charging, and Consecrating Crystals
One of the most important, and often overlooked, steps in working with crystals is to cleanse, charge, and consecrate them for your personal needs. As previously stated, crystals are made up of vibrations and they collect vibrations from wherever you get them from. In other words, if you walk into your community “rock shop” in search of crystals, the ones that have been sitting on those shelves have been collecting the vibrations of everyone who passes by them or picks them up. When you purchase your crystal, you need to make sure that you take the time to cleanse it of all of those vibrations, charge it back up, and then consecrate it to you, for your own personal use.
Let’s start with cleansing and charging. There are a few different ways to cleanse your crystal, feel free to choose the method that you prefer, and see what resonates the best with you. Here are some of the best ways to cleanse your crystal and clear its energy:
Sun/Moon: Place your crystal out under the light of the sun or the Full moon for at least 4 hours. The Full moon’s power can be used to charge crystals for three days before and three days after the actual day of the Full moon. Be careful with leaving certain crystals, like Amethyst, out in the sun as the sun can remove the color of certain ones.
Water: Run water over your crystals to remove negative energy that they may have collected. Be careful with getting crystals wet as water can ruin certain ones (Selenite, for example).
Salt: Salt is a great way to cleanse and remove negative energy from your crystal as well. Make sure that you use a good, natural salt, such as Himilayan or Sea Salt.
Sound: Tibetan singing bowls, Om mantras, or any other type of high-vibrational music can also be used to cleanse your crystal. Simply place your crystal in close range of the music and allow it to remain in the presence of the music for a good duration (a decently long song or a few short ones).
Smoke: Immerse your crystal in the smoke of a burning sage, or a Copal incense or Frankincense resin to cleanse it.
Earth: You can bury your crystal in the ground (make sure you remember where) and allow the Earth’s energy to cleanse it (overnight is best).
After you cleanse your crystal, hold it in your hands, and with your eyes closed, take three deep breaths. This is a space of love and light, and while you are here, ask your crystal to be cleared of unwanted energy or previous charging. State a mantra, claim your crystal as your own, and believe that it will work for you and with you.
Say something along the lines of: “This crystal is powered with the highest vibration of love and light and I am connected to it with my highest self. This crystal is cleared of all energy that is unwanted or all previous charging. This crystal is activated and holds the intention of . . .” then insert your intention for the crystal and repeat your intention three times to finish your consecration.
A Few Crystals and their Purposes
Clear Quartz: Clear quartz is one of the best crystals to have on hand. It amplifies your intention, and is simply an essential component to have in your collection. Clear quartz is an incredibly versatile crystal that magnifies the vibrations of all of the crystals surrounding it. Clear quartz can even be used to cleanse and recharge your other crystals. They also counteract negative energy blockages and clear your own energy field as well. As a result this provides you with the opportunity to manifest on a significantly higher level.
Selenite: Selenite is also an incredibly powerful cleansing crystal. It gives off a positive and increased flow of vibrations between you and your other crystals giving off a perfect sense of balance. Selenite purifies and cleanses your energy, your environment, and other crystals, which promotes the highest frequency of vibration. You can cleanse your aura simply by waving your selenite around your body and from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet, keep repeating until you feel a sense of relief and cleansing in your body.
Black Tourmaline: Black Tourmaline is incredibly powerful for protection and it helps to block out negative energy by absorbing the lower vibrational energy that may come around you. Place Black Tourmaline on one (or both!) sides of your home’s front door or simply carry it with you in order to utilize its protective energy and keep bad vibes away from you.
Shungite: Shungite is one of the most rare crystals on the planet, and thanks to the antioxidants it contains, it also boasts substantial healing properties and protects you from negative energies that are harmful to your body. Shungite is one of the best crystals for promoting detoxification of your body, mind, and soul, and even protects against EMFs from electronics and technology (it works wonders when used next to a computer or when using your cell phone). It should be noted that the crystal has incredibly powerful effects on your body, so it should be introduced slowly.
Amethyst: Amethyst has very powerful spiritual and healing properties. It is a great crystal for helping to boost your intuition and connect to yourself, while also creating a more calming and relaxing environment in your spaces to remove stress, tension and worry. When working with Amethyst, focus on your intention and allow yourself the opportunity to reconnect with your inner calm and peace. It is also a great crystal that is a complementary healing tool that can be used in yoga and/or meditation.
Rose Quartz: Rose Quartz is the perfect crystal for connecting and opening up your heart. Rose Quartz supports love in all forms (family, friendships, romantic relations, and self-love). To harness the energy of Rose Quartz, place it over your heart in order to infuse the energy and center yourself with warm and calming vibrations.
Working with crystals truly is a highly beneficial and wonderful thing to incorporate into your life. You may want to invest in a book on crystals in order to properly learn all of their benefits and how you can learn to harness their energy and truly create change for the better in your life.