Here are the basic rules and care tips for any crystals you might pick up. Crystals are rocks, so they aren’t necessarily delicate, but they do require very specific care to utilize their full potential.

 

Cleansing
Upon first receiving a crystal, it always needs to be cleansed. They do absorb and affect vibrations after all, so a good cleanse is imperative to work with the purest energy of the crystal.

 

Moonlight and snow are my two great methods. Both pristine in their energy, they will neutralize any energies the crystals may have picked up on its journey to you.

 

A full moon is best to cleanse all your crystals.

You may perform this cleansing exercise; visualize a violet flame around your crystal and simply direct the flame from your 3rd eye and allow the energy to be transmuted. If moons or snow is tricky to come by, flex your psychic muscles and use this 2-second method instead.

Salt is also marvelous go-to for stubborn energies.

Smudging is also a gentle way of cleansing crystals. Incense, fresh herbs or resins such as copal will all remove unwanted energies from your crystals restoring their purest vibration. Suggested herbs for this are rose petals, sage, frankincense, myrrh, and sandalwood. Simply wave the crystals through the smoke and ask that they be released of any energy not innately theirs.

 

 

 

When to Clear
In addition to clearing your crystals when you first receive them, crystals will pick up and hold onto energy over time. After intense work, a bad encounter, or prolonged reliance you should clear your crystals. To me, the energy will become stale, heavy or even muddy feeling. A crystal in its pristine frequency should feel fresh and crisp, anytime it feels foggy, you know a cleaning might be necessary.

 

 

Charging

To charge a crystal means putting a direct intention in which will help you in your everyday life. The purpose of programming a crystal or gemstone is to focus its abilities on something you specifically need, thereby magnifying the stone’s intent through your own.

 

A crystal or stone that is programmed and focused in these ways becomes much more powerful and useful as a tool.

 

Though not animate, stones are living things, conscious energies on this planet and each carries its own life-force energy.

The process of charging crystals is quite simple but it requires clear intention. Why are you requesting the help of this crystal? In what ways can you ask it to assist you? The more clear you can be the better the crystal can partner with you. Think of these uses, then quietly ask the gemstone if it is willing to act in the way you wish. The crystals’ energy may increase with a yes or seem to disappear with a no.

Clear your crystal first so no other agendas lie within. State your intention aloud while holding the crystal in your hand. You may likewise enhance your charging by placing the crystal to your heart or 3rd eye while speaking its purpose aloud.

 

Once a stone is programmed, it will hold its intent until you or someone else reprograms it.

 

Being in gratitude with all things does wonders and so is the case with your mineral allies. Thank them for your assistance, love and protection. To feel they are purposeful in their quest will keep them happy and will allow your heart to vibrate at the frequency of gratitude toward all life around you.

 

 

Buying Crystals

We are fortunate that we live in a time when the allocation of these unique beauties is at an all-time high. Crystals can be found easily and abundantly, even expeditions to dig your own are a possibility!

I am rather picky when it comes to buying crystals as they have all been harvested from the earth in different manners. I can feel the pain of a roughly chopped crystal for instance versus those who have been gathered with reverence.

Being able to hold the crystals before a purchase is the best way to feel their treatment. I can feel those which have been lovingly tended and those which are just cast into a box for shipping. The purer your care and intention, the stronger the bond for the crystals to use as a tool to truly aid you.

Going to a gem show may be your most treasured ticket but be prepared for a day of wild energy. The price and offerings at the shows can vary but it will offer an excellent opportunity to learn what you are attracted to. You may snag great deals or discover the most immaculate specimen you never knew existed!

Tumbled stones are the easiest to find while raw stones will be best for potent manifestations and intentions.

As with all, allow your own inner guidance, the voice of your intuition, to be the most right and follow it devoutly. No matter where a crystal may come from, if it calls out to you, there is a reason regardless of what it took to get to you, it is offering assistance to you.

 

 

Sharing Your Crystals
Some people get weird about sharing stones and suggest never to let another person touch your crystals. As a source of healing, however, I disagree with this notion and instead honor the wisdom of the crystal. If someone else may benefit from the love and care we have cultivated, I am happy to share its gifts. I will clear the energy after restoring to neutral the energy of the stone itself.

To pine away and hoard stones for yourself fuels an old paradigm. We are birthing the new earth where we need no protection from negativity, where we live in harmony and the love that we cultivate can be given freely. So too is this the way of our Earth Allies, plants, animals and crystals too!

 

Thank you for reading, I hope that this was informative and helpful. If so, tell me in the comments below.