By now you’ve been putting your crystal collection to good use (I hope you’ve been enjoying using the Flower of Life grid!). You’ve undoubtedly realized though, that these sweet little gemstones take on the harshest of vibes! Think of the amethyst you might keep under your pillow to rid yourself of restlessness, or the sunstone you’ve been carrying around to help pull yourself out of a funk. Everything I explain below can be used to clean and clear your crystal jewelry as well.
Have you considered a way to cleanse your crystals of these negative energies? Like everything that we value in our lives, these precious stones need our TLC.
Cleansing Your Crystals
Here are two of my favorite ways to cleanse your crystals:
I know what you’re thinking, “sure, let me just run out to my backyard and hop in my crystal cave!” Although that would be fun, this type of cave is much more compact. An amethyst cave refers to a cathedral-shaped structure. Geodes and clusters will also work well for this. Just leave your crystals on the amethyst for 24-48 hours.
A well liked method for clearing crystals, smudging is done by burning sage and passing the stones through smoke. You can also experiment with Palo Santo wood. This “holy wood” comes from a mystical tree that grows in South America. It offers a plethora of benefits and has been used for centuries for its cleansing abilities. It is said to give off the scent of lemon, mint, and pine. Count me in!
Charging Your Crystals
Success! Your crystals are now super fresh and ready for charging. Charging is meant to keep your gemstones in tune with you and your personal uses for them. Try to charge them soon after cleansing them so they don’t pick up any of those bad vibes.
Just like cleaning there are several methods for charging your crystals but here are a few:
Light, life, abundance and vitality. Be careful not to keep your crystals in sunlight for too long as this can cause fading.
Inward fulfillment. Crystals can be left outside under the moonlight for a few hours for charging.
If you are hoping to use your crystals for an intention focused on new beginnings then place them under the light of a waxing moon as it is moving towards a full moon.
If you are looking to decrease something in your life, such as illness, place the crystals under a waning moon as it is moving away from a full moon.
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I hope all of this talk about cleansing and charging has been helpful. I sure did learn a lot! There are as many methods of clearing crystals and charging them as there are people. Please reply and share some of your tried and true personal favorites!
Cassie Uhl is the founder and owner of Zenned Out, a jewelry company that handcrafts jewelry with meaning and provides a community that inspires a mindful and spiritual lifestyle. Cassie grew up with a open minded, astrology obsessed grandmother and a father that would take her and her sister star gazing in the wee hours of the night. These experiences shaped Cassie and Zenned Out into what they are today by bringing spirituality and astrology into the forefront. Cassie hopes to give spiritual souls a place to feel at home on the Zenned Out blog and offers handcrafted jewelry with meaningful symbols, powerful gemstones, and mindful quotes to enable people to wear jewelry that aligns with their souls purpose.