Crystals are minerals capable of receiving, storing, transmitting or amplifying energy. They are often used for healing, prophecy or communication. Different crystals are associated with different elements and have different properties and attributes. Crystal meanings vary depending on the origins, mineral contents, colors, and other historical associations. They are also often associated with Green Witchcraft since it is a nature-based and earth oriented witchcraft. Crystal magick is used for healing, chakra balance, meditation, and other energy-related purposes in spellwork and rituals.
When using crystals for a spell or ritual it is good to cleanse them beforehand, to rid of any negative energies and prepare them for use. Depending on the usage, they may need to be cleansed often. It will feel as if there is an extra load of weight on the stone if it’s worn out. Here are a number of ways to cleanse a crystal before use:
PLEASE NOTE, be sure to research the properties of your crystal and don’t cleanse it in a way that could possibly damage it.
Holding the crystal in your hands, and visualize it immersed in white light, clearing and cleansing it of negative energy.
Let them sit under a full moon, the light is soft and great for cleansing crystals.
Use smoke from sacred herbs such as cedar, sweet grass, rosemary, lavender to cleanse the crystals. Use the smoke to pass over the crystal and cleanse it. Be aware, the process of smoke cleansing and smudging are different. Many people and associations have marketed on using white sage for “smudging” to cleanse a home or crystals, even though the practice of smudging is specific and sacred to Native American cultures. Smoke cleansing has been used throughout history in a variety of rituals and religions, while smudging is a practice used in Native American culture and some Native Mexican cultures for specific rituals, life seasons, ceremonies and as a way to honor the land. It is always used as an act of prayer or cleansing. Be conscious of this practice and be respectful. Also with the heavy usage of white sage, the plant is “at risk” . We do not recommend using this plant and to instead use the alternatives listed above.
Running them under running water
Preferably naturally running like a river, rain or a beach. But a tap will work fine if that works for you. Let them dry in sunlight, but make sure to research your stone and see if natural sunlight affects the look and integrity of the stone beforehand.
Place on a bed of rock salt for 1-2 days to purify
Bury them in the earth, soil or clay for 2–7 days. It provides a slow and gentle form of cleansing. The longer you leave it the deeper the cleansing.
After you have cleansed your crystal, it is ready to be charged with a specific intention and act as a talisman or in spellwork. You want to make sure you care for your crystals by keeping them in a dry clean location and keep them protected from the environment in case they have a specific chemical reaction to the container or elements. Try keeping crystals separate so harder minerals don’t damage softer ones.
Below is a list of common witchcraft related crystals and their meanings, elemental and relations and best usage information. This page is still in progress, so be sure to check back and see what’s new.
PLEASE NOTE, none of the information provided below is intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or disorder and is provided for the purposes of magick interest only. If you are suffering from any sort of malaise, seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional.
Water & Air
Healing, brings happiness, wealth, health and long life, increases the ability to ward off self-induced anger and inner bitterness. When placed at the head of a sleeper, induces soothing dreams. Also used in charms for love, mental clarity and good luck.
Increases psychic awareness and promotes spiritual growth. Worn as a talisman can attract joy, prosperity, and good luck. Boost creativity and imagination. When used for protection, wear the stone on the left hand or wrist or wear near the chest to help balance emotions and increase focus.
Brings luck and great for earth related magick. Aids intuition and helps balance the body in regards to health.
Great for meditative use and as a scrying tool. Cleanses, purifies and heals the mind. Balances emotions and prevents nightmares and irrational fears. Good for spells used to let go of addictions and healing related spellwork.
Great for enhancing meditation and distant healing magick. Increases intuition and psychic awareness.
Can be used to create luck charms and increase confidence, creativity, and prosperity.
Great for communication-related spell work. Can help with visions and dreams that aid in communicating with spirits.
Beryl is good for Scrying, enhancing divination, crystal gazing and wisdom related spellwork.
Best used to absorb toxic energy and banishing curses. Assists with magick related to protection, purging, purification. Best if discarded after use to dispose of absorbed energies.
Used to increase circulation of the energy in the body and release blockages. Great for spells related to money and wealth, luck, strength and courage.
Blue Lace Agate
Assists in meditation and calming the body. Great for relaxation and soothing headaches.
Good for astral travel and channeling. Also good for scrying and enhancing spiritual connections. Other uses depend on variety.
Can be used to ward against enchantments and other negative directed magick. Promotes peace, harmony and intuitive related magick.
Can help spiritual development and open lines of communications with spirits.
Best used for protection spells and good luck. Great to use for good luck while traveling. Also shown to be good to use for legal related matters and luck related to legal matters.
Used to balance motions, relieve depression and assist in emotional healing.
Cinnabar is best used for spiritual transformation and spell work related to attracting wealth.
Used for drawing joy, wealth and abundance. It is a very positive stone so can be used to cleanse other stones. Helps with healing, hope and spells related to new beginnings.
Great for healing, fertility, prosperity and love spells. Can be used in wands to enhance and direct energy. The energy of other stones can be enhanced by setting it on and copper.
Diamonds are known for their healing and protection related properties. They can protect against evil and bad luck. They also seek the truth, bringing misfortune to those who are untrustworthy. Diamonds are also great to use with other stones to intensify their energies, especially if they are related to healing.
Great for past life recall and communicated with spirits. Helps banish nightmares and protection related magick.
Good for protection and astral projection. Aids in focus and great for meditation.
Attracts love and passion and protects against negativity. Can aid in communication with spirits. Also great for spellwork related to sexuality, courage, fertility and abundance.
Used for absorbing and grounding negative energy. Also helps with healing and balance related spellwork.
Jades are best used for good luck and health. They represent long life and prosperity.
Jasper’s magical properties focus on its protective energies. It can be used for assist with astral travel and makes projection work easier. It makes an excellent talisman. They are also known to help with stress and increase beauty.
Encourages creativity. Instills a sense of peace. Promotes clarity and balance.