Saturday, December 27, 2008

How to Cleanse Your Crystals

How to cleanse your crystals

Many people have asked me this questions and I would like to share the ways I cleanse my crystals here. You can use any of the methods outlined below together or separately to cleanse and charge your crystals. I use all of these methods myself at different times of the moon cycles. Most of all with all things
in healing intention is the key.

I find that my crystals are more powerful and energizing when they are clean and charged. I don't mean they get "dirty" in a physical sense but rather dirty with other peoples or things energies. Crystals and gemstones are living vibrational things that come from mother earth. They are respected and revered by many in the healing arts. Anyone that has held a crystal in their hands will understand why I call them living. They vibrate to subtle but powerful energies and assist with healing, manifesting and many other things.

Below are the different ways to cleanse crystals, feel free to read through these ways, and even submit your way you cleanse crystals below.

Sea Salt
Sea salt is one of the most common and effective ways to cleanse your crystals. You can either use sea salt with or without water to cleanse them. Some stones should not be placed in sea salt water so if you choose this method please be sure to check to make sure your crystal or gemstone can be put into water. A good rule of thumb about this, is the stones that are harder and more glass-like (IE quartz or fluorite) are often times tolerant of water and the softer stones (IE selenite, malachite or opals) that are more like rocks are not. Another good tip to know is generally speaking crystals that end in *ite are not good for cleansing with water. You can refer to a good gemstone book like "Love is in The Earth, a kaleidoscope of Crystals" by Melody for finding which stones are OK to use in water and which aren't.

You can either place a tablespoon of sea salt in a tablespoon of water, I like to use natural spring water for this and leave the crystals in the sea salt water for 24 hours. Or if you choose the dry sea salt method you can also simply place the crystals or gemstones in the sea salt for 24 hours, if they have points be sure to place the points down as to release the negative energies back to mother earth.
Both methods of cleansing with sea salt is very useful and works well, one last thing to mention though is be sure to use natural sea salt not regular table salt because regular table salt contains other minerals such as aluminum and other
minerals. Also when using this method be sure to use a glass container not metal or plastic to hold the sea salt and your gemstones in.

Moon Cycles
I almost always use this method to clear and charge my crystals. The moon light from a full moon is especially powerful at cleansing your crystals and recharging them. I suggest putting them outside on the night of the full moon and taking them back into the house before noon at least because after the noon day sun it becomes draining to the crystals energies. You can also place them outside during a new moon and cleanse them that way. I like this method of cleansing my stones because every two weeks there is a full or new moon and I am always reminded at that time to cleanse and recharge my crystals.

Sun Light
The Sun can be a very strong energetic way to cleanse your stones, but it can also be draining to them if left out for too long. Some stones will fade in the sunlight so again refer to a good book like mentioned above to know which should only have limited sun rays. Stones like Rose Quartz, Agate, or Smokey quartz and other brightly colored stones may fade so be careful when using sun light to clean these. I suggest not leaving the stones out in the sunlight for more then 8 hours at a time as well.

Mother Earth
You can bury your crystals in the earth and leave them there for 24 hours. Crystals and gemstones come from the earth so when you use this method it is as if you are giving them a little vacation from home and they are rejuvenating and reviving themselves as they spend time back in the earth. Be sure to mark your crystals where you bury them as to not loose them and also remember that the earth contains moisture so for those stones that should not be put into water it could affect or scratch them. You can also get a container of earth and place that container of earth in your home while you bury your crystals and allow them to recharge, this method is good for those living in an apartment or somewhere they do not have a yard of their own.

Running Water
This method is great for those crystals that can withstand the water and you are in a rush to clean them. Simply place the crystal under the running tap water and close your eyes imaging all the negative energies that the crystal picks up are being washed down the drain by the running waters. When you feel the change in the crystal, which might feel like a tingle or simply your mind clearing then the crystal is cleansed.

You can use sweet grass, sage, or even incense to smudge your crystals. Simply pass the crystals through your smudging stick or smoke from an incense and it will be cleared of negative energy. The Native Americans use smudging as a way to clear and cleanse many things including crystals.

Citrine is a stone that never needs cleansing of it's own in fact having citrine with other crystals and gemstones will help you to keep those gemstones cleansed. You can also place your other stones on a citrine geode or basket full of citrine tumbled stones for 24 hours and the citrine will cleanse the stones of unwanted energies.

Candle Flame
You can also cleanse your crystals tossing them through a candle flame. Be sure that they land on a pillow of some sort on the other side as not to get broken or harmed and remember that some crystals may get damaged with this method but I included it here because it is generally a safe and effective way to quickly release all the negative energies your crystals have picked up.

All of these ways I have used to cleanse my crystals, there are other methods but these are the ones I am most familiar with at this time. Feel free to submit your method of cleansing your crystals below, I will include it in this article if you do!

Blessings and Enjoy your crystals!
Starlene Breiter

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Releiving PMS/Cramps with Crystals

So a lot of my own crystal work has been experiences with my own healing and need of help. I have discovered, collected and used crystals for many different ailments. Just like medicine, some medicine works on some people and doesn't others.... Some crystals work well with some people and some crystals not so much. (Of course I'm not telling you to not go to the Dr here either!)

What I AM saying is,,, EXPERIMENT! Work with your crystals, carry them with you, meditate with them, wear them in jewelery, make grids... Experiment with what you are given on my blog, on my website and any other places that you can find information about crystals! Everyone is different in their reactions to crystals and how they work on themselves. What I write in my blog and on my websites about crystals is a collection of knowledge of experience with crystals myself. So what works for me might be a little different for you... Just try all of it and note what works best for you! That is the beauty of crystals and gemstones, is that you can try many different ways to heal the same symptoms and figure out what works best for you.

So today I am faced with the lovely task of being a woman. YAY,,, dang that Eve for eating that apple, right? I know every woman has said that more then once in their life, probably more like once a month is more accurate. As I sit with myself wondering how to help myself, aside from the typical Reiki treatments...

My mind automatically turns to crystals and rocks,,,, so I grab my piece of chrysacolla and lay it on my tummy, stick hematite in one pocket and mugglestone in the other,,, and ask the universe to allow the crystal to do its job and help me heal! Slowly my cramps start to subside and I get inspired to write about it here. I will be carrying these crystals in my pockets all day and I have a larger piece of chrysacolla that I have already put on my desk to just radiate its energy to me as I travel through this time of being a woman!

I find it helpful to work with these stones in this time of the month, but I also know there are other stones out there that can help too..... Stones for when your feeling emotional are rose quartz, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, kunzite, moonstone and jade help too! Don't fret if you don't have a certain stone! Stones have a magickal way of appearing in our lives when we need them to most, so just look around, see whats on hand and what calls out to you when you need it and go from there.

If your needing to find stones like this, you can find some of them on my website...
You can check out my stones on my website and if you ever have a question or need to be fulfilled with stones,,, feel free to write and ask, I am always happy to assist!

Namaste, Starlene ~ Rocks and other metaphysical goodies! ~ Reiki and other healing modalities! ~ A community of Light Workers!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Symptoms & Dis-eases & the Correlating crystals!

Below you will find a list of different dis-eases and symptoms that we have in our lives sometimes and their crystal cures. This list is far from complete and should never take the replacement of medical treatment from a Dr, but it is my experience with crystals and my own healing that they correlate very well with helping someone heal.

Feel free to let me know of others that I should add to this list!

Blessings of Light, Starlene

Allergies Aventurine – Green, Turquoise
Anemia Hematite
Arthritis (to reduce pain) Blue Lace Agate, Carnelian Fluorite
Asthma Quartz Rose, Turquoise
Back Pain (lower back) Quartz – Smoky & Desert Rose (Selentie)
Back ache Amethyst
Bladder (infection) Citrine
Blood (circulation) Jasper – Red
Blood Pressure (lower) Green Aventurine, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise
Bruises (to reduce) Amethyst
Cell Regeneration (to stimulate) Quartz – Rutilated
Chest Problems Quartz – Rose
Circulatory System (to strengthen) Pink Kunzite
Colds (to do away) Fluorite, Labradorite
Complexion (to smooth) Quartz Rose
Confidence (to build) Amazonite, Citrine
Depression Carnelian, Lapis lazuli
Digestive Problems Peridot, Jasper Red, Turquoise
Emotional Pain Amethyst, Moonstone
Heartache Quartz – Rose, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite, Green Aventurine
Kidney (infection) Citrine
Kidney Problems Amber, Carnelian, Quartz Rose
Liver Problems Amber, Carnelian, Jasper Red
Lung Problems Quartz Rose
Mood Swings (to stability) Opalite
Mouth Ulcers Fluorite
Rheumatism Carnation, Sunstone
Stomach Ulcer Sunstone, Turquoise
Throat (infection) Aventurine – Green
Thyroid (infection) Blue Lace Agate
Tinnitus Turquoise
Vertigo Quartz Rose
Weight Problems Sunstone, Turquoise
Wounds Fluorite, Rhodonite

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Vanadinite

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Vanadinite

Vanadinite is strongly connected to the earth chakra. It's color is from a caramel color to brownish red. It is usually found growing on a matrix like the above picture. The particular piece of vanadinite shown above sits in front of my monitor helping me to accomplish the tasks at hand.

One of vanadinite's most powerful energies is to help one to accept their physicality. It does this by grounding and centering the soul into the physical body and assisting it to be comfortable in the earths environment. Vanadinite is a great manifesting stone. For those that with to connect further with the earth energies vanadinite is a helpful tool to do so.

Vanadinite is a great stone for those that are facing long hours of work. I often hold my vanadinite in the above picture and just let the energy of the stone travel through me, for an extra lift when I am working late. It is an energizing stone that helps your lower chakras spin vibrantly.

In healing with work, vanadinite works well with the first, second and third chakras. It can help to stimulate creative energies, by the energy of and connection it has with the earth and the fire it contains to help one start it will prove to have a lasting effect on someone that is called to using it.

Vanadinite contains lead so it is a poisonous stone if put into the mouth. I am always careful to wash my hands after handing vanadinite as well. I caution you to do the same. That said vanadinite works well as an INDIRECT ELIXIR, which means it does not actually touch the water that you make the elixir with, but rather by sitting next to the water, the water will absorb its energy and work for you. I have charged water like this and used it on the soles of my feet before strenuous activity or long walking. The endurance of the energy of vanadinite and the energy it gives you is wonderful.

Vanadinite is also helpful in the aid of waking up your sexual energies. It is a great stone that will give energy and passion to those that are called to using it for this purpose.

Vanadinite also promotes order in ones life, if feeling particularly scattered or undefined, having vanadinite in ones aura as often as possible will help. It helps one to define their goals and stick to them in an orderly manor. It can also help one that is prone to overspending, by placing a piece of it in your wallet or your purse, you will be less inclined to overspend!

Vanadinite is associated with the astrological sign of Virgo.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Rocks And Reiki

Welcome to my blog for my website Rocks and Reiki... I will be posting all sorts of articles here about crystals, minerals and rocks and their healing and metaphysical properties and uses.

If you like that sort of stuff, please feel free to become one of my followers... I will post articles every weekend here, maybe once during the week also but at least once on the weekend there will be a new article about crystals here :)

Namaste, Starlene Breiter

Some Crystals for Sale in my Store

Welcome to my blog about crystals, rocks and how to use them. This is a place that you can get tips, tricks and ideas about how to use your crystals as well as what they mean in your life. I am always looking to expand my own knowlege of crystals and learn from them and this blog is all about that!

So Enjoy and thanks for taking a peek!

And be sure to visit my online "rock" shop!
Namaste, Starlene