Most witches love crystals and gemstones.
The ways of a Crystal Witch are by someone who practices the craft and uses crystals and gemstones extensively in their practice.
There’s something natural and versatile about them. Many crystals are readily available and can be affordable, yet some can be more rare and expensive.
Many crystals share the same or similar properties so there’s always the possibility to find an alternative crystal if one is unavailable or out of your budget.
These beautiful earth elements are part of a natural form of magick that can be easily done by anyone.
Crystals can be used in meditations, alongside tarot readings, divination such as scrying with black/rainbow obsidian or clear quartz, combined with candle magick or tarot spells, healing or protection and much more.
DIVINATION & CRYSTALS
Crystals can even be used in divination. Most popularly are futhark runes that are carved into tumbled crystals which can be found online at a variety of metaphysical stores or even Amazon.
Crystals can also be used on their own without markings in a way similar to runes.
If you gather a few tumbled crystals that are small enough to fit in a small bag, you can assign different crystals meanings based on their general meanings.
For example, you could choose rose quartz, clear quartz, obsidian, amethyst, citrine and carnelian and pick one crystal out of the bag to get an answer.
A simple question to ask your crystals could be: what area or aspect should I focus on currently?
Look up the meaning of that crystal to see if it relates to your question or something that you need to draw attention to in your life.
Crystal pendulums can be used in dowsing and there’s a variety of different pendulums made from various crystals that you can find online or at a local metaphysical shop.
Crystal pendulums can also be used to clear the energy from objects such as oracle and tarot decks.
Simply hold the pendulum steady over the object as the pendulum swirls clockwise, counter-clockwise or side to side.
When the pendulum begins to slow down and stop, then the object has been cleared of residual energy.
CHAKRAS & CRYSTALS
Crystals are commonly associated with chakras and can be used to help bring the chakras into balance.
Try divination with seven crystals that are associated with the chakras and pick one out of a bag to get more information about a chakra that may need attention.
Prior to selecting the crystal, you can ask which chakra is needing the more attention at that time.
The crystal chosen will be associated with that chakra.
Scanning yourself or by using divination, you can find which chakras may be weak, out of alignment or needing to be cleansed.
Crystals can help to naturally bring them back into better health.
For reference, a few crystals that are connected with the seven chakras:
Base / 1st Chakra: Obsidian, Smoky Quartz, Carnelian
Sacral / 2nd Chakra: Topaz, Red Jasper, Citrine
Solar Plexus / 3rd Chakra: Tiger’s Eye, Citrine, Yellow Jasper
Heart / 4th Chakra: Rose Quartz, Pink Tourmaline, Rhodonite
Throat / 5th Chakra: Amber, Blue Apatite, Kunzite
Third Eye / 6th Chakra: Azurite, Lapis Lazuli, Purple Fluorite
Crown / 7th Chakra: Amethyst, Lepidolite, Quartz
Placing the appropriate crystal on the chakra point for 15 minutes can help realign, cleanse and heal them.
Dowsing with a crystal pendulum above the chakra point can also help to bring the chakra back into balance.
SPELL WORK & CRYSTALS
Crystals can compliment any spell work that you may have in mind.
Crystals and tarot go exceptionally well together, as you can see with the great tarot spells at Modern Witchy Woman. Have a look at some of the spells which include tarot and crystals for different purposes.
Add crystals to candle spells to add extra emphasis or with herbs and flowers.
Perform a spell to make a crystal as a charm to bring attract or repel as you carry the crystal with you.
Research different crystals to find one that matches your needs and be creative to incorporate them into your practice.
VARIOUS MAGICKAL PURPOSES
There’s a vast possibility to work with crystals, different types of crystals and for various purposes.
The energy of crystals can be infused in water to create elixirs, added to plants to encourage growth, added in bags, purses, pockets and vehicles for protection.
Crystal grids can be made to attract abundance towards you or grids around your home for prosperity and/or protection as well.
The possibilities can be endless as to what you can do with crystals in your magickal practices.
If interested in further reading on adding crystals to your practice, I wrote a post on Enhancing Your Intuition with Crystals.
Whatever your purpose whether physical, mental, emotional or spiritual, there’s almost with certainty that there’s a crystal for that.
Stacey & the Tarot Pugs
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