It’s a little like getting clothes at the thrift shop. There are some great finds, but because they’ve been worn by other people sometimes musky perfume or cigarette smoke clings to the fabric. The normal procedure is to wash the clothes before wearing. It’s a little bit like that with crystals. Crystals are witnesses to an entire parade of human emotions and events. You definitely want control of what you’re bringing into your home.
Cleansing Your Crystals
Some crystals are okay with being washed in rainwater or ocean water. Sea salt poured into a bowl serves as a great cleanser. Leave the crystal overnight in the bowl. In the morning, remove your mineral and toss the salt outside preferably away from your house. Selenite and quartz clusters can clear the new to you crystals, too. A small crystal can rest inside the quartz cluster while a larger one could be cleansed by waving the selenite wand around it. Your final method is running the specimen through incense or sage.
Charging Your Crystals
Think of your crystals as batteries that wear down. You’re expecting them to do a great deal for you, especially if you intend to use them for healing or meditation. Many people use the sun or the moonlight to charge their stones and minerals. If you decide to put your stones out on a sunny day, keep in mind that light-colored stones such as Amethyst or Rose Quartz can fade in the sun. Keep them outside less than an hour.
Moonlight is gentler on the stones, which means they and can be left out the entire evening. Be aware of the weather because even rain can partially dissolve some of your softer stones. Do not forget about them and leave them outside in the sun. Even when you display crystals in the house, keep them out of direct sunlight. The exception is clear quartz because it is already clear, which is often used in windows to protect the home.
Next blog lesson will be aligning your crystals.