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 As a very young child, I began keeping boxes of collected rocks beneath my bed. I'm sure, at the time, I had no idea of the power stored within these creations, or the magick they could wield. I just loved the rocks...the look of them, the feel of them in my hands, and even the smell of them.

I believe that most children are drawn instinctively to those things in nature that contain ancient magicks, ancient powers and strengths. And I believe that they hold within their subconscious this esoteric knowledge; indefinable, ethereal as it is, until one day-- someone tells them not to.  Fortunately, for so many, once we've grown, we rediscover this lost knowledge. And I believe, if you're here, you are drawn to crystals and stones just as instinctively as am I.

Upon this page you will find my personal information for charging, cleansing, and using various crystals and stones for magickal workings. By scrolling further below, you will also find correspondences for these magickal objects that will help you receive the most benefit from their magickal use.

 Upon this page you will find:

Choosing & Cleansing Crystals
Using Crystals in Your Home
A Crystal Grid: Healing & Prosperity
Video: A Crystal Grid Replacing Stress with Calm Energy
A List of Crystals & Their Magickal Energies




(The photo above is a small sample of my own stones.
A few of them were gifted to me and the rest I chose and purchased myself.)


How do you choose your own crystals and stones?

I don't think there are any hard and fast rules for this. It has to do with the type of stone you need for the intended purpose, of course. But it also has to do with the depth of color, the shape, patterns that may be found upon it, and most importantly of all-- the 'feel'.

I don't believe anyone can choose a stone for someone else, not even in a piece of jewelry. You have to choose it yourself, or rather, it chooses you. And yes, I do believe there is a great deal of truth to that statement. I've been looking over stones in a shop before, and I've had one catch my eye. Even though I continue sorting through a whole handful of the same type of stone, that particular one will keep drawing my attention back to it.

Don't be afraid to dive in, hold the stones in your hands, rub them between your fingers, turn them over in your palm and really look at them, listen to them, feel them-- feel them beyond just their physical presence, pay attention to the energy they are emitting.

Take your time, don't let anyone rush you, and don't let anyone talk you into purchasing a stone you don't feel drawn to. You also want to make sure that the dealer you're buying them from is offering the stones at a fair price. Some merchants tend to get a little slap happy when tacking a value on their wares. Stop at more than one shop and compare prices-- this also applies if you are purchasing your stones off the internet.




How do you cleanse your crystals and stones?

Now you've purchased your lovely handful of gemstones and taken them home with you-- It's time to cleanse them, to wash away all the accumulated energy they've picked up sitting around the shop, being handled by merchants and customers, passed from hand to hand.

The easist way, and the way I prefer myself, is to hold them under running water. There is nothing more absolutely cleansing, clarifying, and rejuvenating than the magick of water. Period. I 'know' my stones and crystals are truly cleansed after doing this; I can feel the difference. If you feel a heaviness to any of your stones--as in energy, or they have been used for some particularly heavy duty rituals or healing, this is the best method and the most complete method of cleansing.

Another way to cleanse your stones, and a way I've used myself when I'm in a rush, is to hold them in incense smoke. This is fast, easy, and it does the trick for light cleansing. Though I still advise, if your stones are particularly heavy with negative energy, use the first method.

You can also leave them lay in moonlight overnight, or you can fill a bowl with salt and cover them for a period of time determined by you, till they feel 'clean'. You can even immerse them in a bowl of water to which a pinch of salt has been added-- but be cautious about this method if your stones are polished and finished, because the salt water will ruin the finish on your shiny stone.




(My lilac kunzite crystal...purchased at Next Millennium in Omaha, Nebraska. Charlie has a wide assortment of gemstones and crystals to choose from, and I've purchased many a stone from this shop. You can also purchase items online.)

http://www.next-mill.com/


Using Crystals in the Home





Choosing Stones & Crystals for Your Home


1.  The Bathroom...This room is associated with the element of Water and with the colors blue & black.  It is connected with the ultimate basics of life.  You can combine crystals with personal cleansing routines, to stimulate your body's Chi energy and connect with your dreams, goals, hopes, and fears.

2.  The Bedroom...This room is associated with the element of Earth and with the colors yellow and pink. It's energy lays with friends, lovers, the pleasures and pain of social connections, falling in love, and sex. You can use crystals in this room that will help you with sleep, courtship, sexual stamina, romance, partnerships, and friendships.

3.  The Kitchen...The Kitchen is associated with the element of Wood and the color green.  This is the core of the home, the very heart of the family.  Crystals used in this area will strengthen bonds of togetherness as well as bond you to your own ancestry.

4.  The Home Office...The home office is associated with the element of Wood and with the colors green and red, as well as brown and reddish purple.  You will use crystals in this area to bring you financial success and good luck in business.
 
5.  The Home Sanctuary...This room is associated with the element Earth and with the color yellow.  This room is associated with balance and well-being.  And this room is just what it's name implies-- a sanctuary.  Here is where you'll use crystals to enhance your spiritual life and your emotional/physical/and mental growth.

6.  Hallway & Foyer...The hallway and foyer are associated with the element of Metal and with the color silver, which can range from shades of white to milky grays.  Crystals used in this area of your home will foster relationships with people near you, people who will prove to be helpful to you; they will also help you deal with the energy of change and with the disruption of travel.

7.  Children's Rooms...Children's rooms are also associated with Metal and with the color silver.  These rooms represent beginnings and creativity.  You will use crystals in these areas to help you in the area of inventiveness and to plan future endeavors.

8.  The Study...This room is associated with the element of Earth and with the colors yellow, blue-green, and turquoise.  This room represent learning and intellect, as well as introspection.  Crystals will be used in this area to inspire you to find your potential, as well as to hunger for and acquire knowledge.

9.  The Living/Dining Room...This area of the home is associated with the element of Fire and with the color red.  This space deals with self-perception, your reputation, as well as the way others perceive you.  Crystals used in this area will be focused on public appearance, your reputation in the world, as well as your responsibilities in the face of community. I hope this is enough information to get you started on improving the energies in your living space and thus in your life.  Our home is filled with rocks, stones, piles of rocks, little rocks, bowls of rocks, big rocks.  Rocks and crystals are usually part of the children's Yule list-- at their request.  And it isn't a real birthday at our house if the guest of honor doesn't receive a magickal stone.

It should be noted that the eastern tradition of elements are slightly different than that of the western tradition, which is what I normally adhere to in my spiritual practices.  The western tradition includes Earth, Air, Fire, & Water; where as the eastern tradition includes  Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Metal, & Wood.
 
 
 
 
A Crystal Grid ~
Healing & Prosperity
 

 
 
To begin the new year, I felt that a crystal grid to promote energy for good health and prosperity was in order. I sat this grid up on the kitchen table, along with four tea candles, and we wallowed in new-age health and prosperity energy till we were up to our eyeballs in it. If you’d like to follow suit and bring this energy into your space, into your life, and into manifestation, here’s what I used and how I did it:

My center stone is a large selenite crystal used as the energy generator, or battery, for this grid. Selenite is the one crystal that supposedly never needs to be cleansed. It’s energy is pure and constantly moving- this is a high vibrational stone; this makes selenite the perfect battery for any of the crystal grids you decide to create.

Selenite: Planet/Moon; zodiac sign/Gemini; chakra/third eye; energy/receptive or feminine; element/Water. Magickally speaking: selenite induces clarity of thought and perception, it ignites a higher consciousness that allows access to energies found on other planes. This crystal also anchors the lighter ethereal side of our being to the slower heavier vibration of earth, of matter. Selenite is a powerful crystal and can be used for scrying the past, present, future. Selenite stabilizes erratic emotional energy and connects the conscious part of our mind to the sub-conscious, allowing for clear thoughts and unexpected revelations. This beautiful crystal is also an excellent provider of protection, bringing peace and security into your home.
 
The stones situated evenly around the selenite crystal, the inner ring, include eight stones: four blue lace agates, two aventurines, and two bloodstone.
 
 
 

Blue Lace Agate: Planet/Mercury; zodiac sign/Gemini; chakra/third eye; energy/receptive or feminine; element/Water. Magickally speaking: This is a serene stone conducive to relaxation and destressing. Blue lace agate promotes a peaceful atmosphere within a space and among individuals who inhabit this space. This is the primary stone I use for healing the body, mind, and spirit. Holistically speaking: The blue agate stabilizes the aura, transforms negative energy, and is conducive to healing any problems with the digestive system, including the stomach; the eyes, uterus, lymphatic system, pancreas, and skin.

Aventurine: Planet/Mercury; zodiac sign/Aries; chakra/heart; energy/projective or masculine; element/Air. Magically speaking: aventurine is used to manifest spells of prosperity and is used as a lucky talisman by gamblers. It is considered an all around good luck stone. Holistically speaking: green aventurine is used to treat malignant maladies; disorders of the heart; blood-pressure; cholesterol; metabolism; allergies; migraines and eye strain; sinus infections; and issues with the lungs and urogenital systems. Aventurine enhances intelligence and increases creativity. It’s a very calming stone and also lends itself to promoting peace and releasing stress.

Bloodstone: Planet/Mars; zodiac sign/Aries, Libra, Pisces; chakra/heart, cleanses & realigns the lower chakras; energy/projective or masculine; element/Fire. Magickally speaking: In ancient Babylon this stone was believed to have the power to overthrow enemies. Bloodstone is used in magickal spells for legal, business, and financial matters; for invisibility spells; and for spells promoting personal protection, including issues of banishing negative influences and healing any wounds in the ancestral line. Holistically speaking: The most potent thing bloodstone is used for is to halt bleeding; issues with the blood and the circulatory system; miscarriages; health issues with the liver, intestines, kidney, and spleen; infections; and fevers. Bloodstone is considered a general health enhancing talisman.
 
The outside ring of crystals is made up entirely of clear quartz crystal points. Five of these were rough unfinished crystals, and three of them were very small polished quartz crystal points. The purpose of these crystal points is to keep the energy moving, to raise the power level of your grid, basically- to keep the magick flowing smoothly in a positive direction. They are placed with the points all headed in the same direction, and in a direction that suggests a clockwise movement.
 
 
 

Clear Quartz Crystal: Planet/Moon & Sun; zodiac sign/All of them; chakra/harmonizes all the chakras & aligns the aura; energy/projective & receptive, or both masculine & feminine; element/Fire & Water. Magickally speaking: clear quartz crystal is used in spells to enhance power; for weather magic- to bring rain; it’s used in the creation of magic wands for shamans, esteemed in the Native American traditions for its power; and is connected to the Goddess and full moon rituals by some Wiccan traditions. It is symbolic of spirit and the divine, and it is a wildly popular new-age stone. Holistically speaking: Clear quartz crystal is considered a tremendously powerful energy generator; it’s believed to generate electromagnetism and to dispel static electricity; it regulates energy; heals karmic wounds; and is considered a master healer that covers almost any condition.
I used a medium-sized polished clear quartz crystal to activate this crystal grid.
 
 
 
 
A Crystal Grid ~
To banish negativity and stress and
replace it with peaceful calm energy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
A List of Crystals & Stones
And Their Magickal Energies
 
Astral Projection
Cyrstal, quartz
Tourmalated Opal 
 
Beauty
Amber
Cat's eye
Jasper
Opal
Zircon, orange
 
Business Success
Bloodstone
Malachite
Troumaline, green
Zircon, yellow
 
Centering
Calcite
Zircon, brown
(See 'Grounding')
 
Childbirth
Geodes
Pumice
Sard
 
Courage
Agate
Amethyst
Aquamarine
Bloodstone
Carnelian
Diamond
Lapis Lazuli
Sard
Sardonyx
Tiger's eye
Troumaline, red
Turquoise
 
Defensive Magic
Lava
Onyx
Sapphire
 
Dieting
Moonstone
Topaz
 
Divination
Azurite
Flint
Hematite
Jet
Mica
Moonstone
Obsidian
Tiger's eye
 
Dreams
Amethyst
Azurite
 
Eloquence
Carnelian
Celestite
Sardonyx
 
Friendship
Chrysoprase
Tourmaline, pink
Turquoise
 
Gambling
Amazonite
Aventurine
Cat's eye
 
Gardening
Agate
Jade
Malachite
Zircon, brown
 
Grounding
Hematite
Kunzite
Moonstone
Obsidian
Salt
Troumaline, black
 
Healing/Health
Agate
Amber
Amethyst
Azurite
Bloodstone
Calcite
Carnelian
Cat's eye
Celestine
Chrysoprase
Coral
Crystal, quartz
Diamond
Flint
Garnet
Hematite
Holey stones
Jade
Jasper
Jet
Lapis Lazuli
Peridot
Petrified Wood
Sapphire
Sodalite
Staurolite
Sugilite
Sulfur
Sunstone
Topaz
Turquoise
Zircon, red

Love
Agate
Alexandrite
Amber
Amethyst
Beryl
Calcite
Chrysocolla
Emerald
Jade
Lapis Lazuli
Lepidolite
Malachite
Moonstone
Olivine
Peal
Rhodocrosite
Sapphire
Sard
Topaz
Tourmaline, pink
Turquoise

Luck
Alexandrite
Amber
Apache tear
Chalcedony
Chrysoprase
Cross stone
Jet
Lepidolite
Olivine
Opal
Pearl
Sardonyx
Tiger's eye
Turquoise

Magical Power
Bloodstone
Crystal, quartz
Malachite
Opal
Ruby

Meditation
Geodes
Sapphire
Sodalite

Meditation
Geodes
Sapphire
Sodalite

Mental Powers
Aventurine
Emerald
Fluorite
Sphene
Zircon

Money, Wealth,
Prosperity & Riches

Aventurine
Bloodstone
Calcite
Cat's eye
Chrysoprase
Coal
Emerald
Jade
Mother-of-Pearl
Olivine
Opal
Pearl
peridot
Ruby
Salt
Sapphire
Spinel
Staurolite
Tiger's eye
Topaz
Tourmaline, green
Zircon, brown/red
   & green

Nightmares
(to halt)

Chalcedony
Citrine
Holey stones
Jet
Lepidolite
Ruby

Peace
Amethyst
Aquamarine
Aventurine
Calcite
Carnelian
Chalcedony
Chrysocolla
Coral
Diamond
Kunzite
Lepidolite
Malachite
Obsidian
Rhodocrosite
Rhodonite
Sapphire
Sardonyx
Sodalite
Tourmaline, blue

Physical Energy
Beryl
Calcite
Rhodocrosite
Selenite
Spinel
Sunstone
Tiger's eye
Tourmaline, red
Zircon, red

Physical StrengthAgate
Amber
Beryl
Bloodstone
Diamond
Garnet

Psychism
Amethyst
Aquamarine
Azurite
Beryl
Citrine
Cyrstal, quartz
Emerald
Holey stones
Lapis Lazuli

Purification
Aquamarine
Calcite
Salt

Protection
Agate
Alum
Amber
Apache tear
Asbestos
Calcite
Carnelian
Cat's eye
Chalcedony
Chrysoprase
Citrine
Coral
Crystal, quartz
Diamond
Emerald
Flint
Fossils
Garnet
Holey stones
Jade
Jasper
Jet
Lapis Lazuli
Lava
Lepidolite
Malachite
Marble
Mica
Moonstone
Mother-of-pearl
Obsidian
Olivine
Onyx
Pear
Peridot
Petrified wood
Pumice
Ruby
Salt
Sardonyx
Serpentine
Staurolite
Sulflur
Sunstone
Tiger's eye
Topaz
Tourmaline, black
Tourmaline, red
Turquoise
Zircon, clear
Zircone, red

Reconciliation
Diamond
Selenite

Sexual Energy
Carnelian
Sunstone
Zircon, yellow

Sleep
Moonstone
Peridot
Tourmaline, blue

Spirituality
Calcite
Diamond
Lepidolite
Sphene
Sugilite

Travel
Chalcedony
Dalmation Japser
Zircon, orange

Wisdom
Chrysocolla
Coral
Jade
Sodalite
Sugilite
 

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