Saturday, March 28, 2009

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 so I can add that to the list of ways we cleanse our crystals.

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.

Smudging
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
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

You can see crystals I have for sale in my crystal shop by going to www.rocksandreiki.com

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Chrysanthemum Stone

I love choosing a stone to hold and carry with me throughout the day, a Chrysanthemum stone is perfect for that because most of them are smoothly polished and palm size so they make great companions for the day. I have a nice chrysanthemum stone that sits on my desk with me. I feel it helps me grow into the person that I am every day :) Enjoy the article I wrote about chrysanthemum stone and if you are looking for one, check out my website!

Blessings of Joy, Starlene www.rocksandreiki.com

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Chrysanthemum stone
Chrysanthemum stone assists one with remaining centered in the present while encouraging one to bloom.

It brings an energizing and inspiring endeavor to fruition. Chrysanthemum is a stone of self development, it works to assist one to awaken their child-like awe and wonder while on the spiritual path.


Metaphysically chrysanthemum stone is known as the stone of harmonious transformation and change. The energy of this stone is used for enhancing and understanding how harmony and change can be analogous. By having chrysanthemum stone in your environment and frequently engaging it with your aura it will help to allow you to enjoy each moment and blossom towards your perfect path.

Some of chrysanthemum stone attributes to healing are to eliminate jealousy, animosity, and resentment of ones character. It provides us with confidence, inherent strength of character and support in seeing the bigger picture in life.


Physically chrysanthemum stone helps with the treatment of disorders of the skin, skeletal system and eliminating toxins.


Astrologically Chrysanthemum stone is connected with the zodiac sun signs of Taurus and Aquarius.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ethereal Crystals - Distant Attunement

There is an attunement called the Ethereal Crystals Attunement. It works much in the same was as Reiki only it encompasses the energy of crystals for you to use in your healing practice. Here is an article I have written about it that you can find on my website. If you are interested in purchasing the article just click the title as that is a link to my website where you can purchase it.

I just love the way crystals and rocks have found their very special way into my life all the time!
Blessings, Starlene

Ethereal Crystals Distant Attunement

By Receiving these attunement you will learn how to give a powerful crystal
healing with out having to use actual crystals. You gain specific crystal's
energies through the attunements. There are 9 attunements in all that are given
in 3 sessions. I also include a manual of the Ethereal Crystals gemstone
properties as well as a manual about Ethereal Crystals energy.

In the manual is explains how to "place" crystals in the persons body that you
want to heal and other places that the crystals energies are needed. When you
do that the crystals will disappear when the energies are no longer needed too.

For anyone who already uses crystals for their practice this is a wonderful way
to amplify their powers. The Ethereal Crystals are said to be much more
powerful then the crystals found here on earth. This energy works wonderfully
along with Reiki and other healing modalities. I have Incorporated this into my
own healing practice and have had wonderful success with it.

These are the crystals you will be attuned to in the three attunements with this
modality.

Attunement 1, Ethereal Crystals 1, 2 & 3

Amber
Amethyst
Aquamarine
Aventurine
Pink Beryl (Morganite)
Blue Lace Agate
Botswana Agate
Green Calcite
Carnelian
Chrysocolla
Citrine
Clear Quartz
Diamond
Single Terminated Clear Quartz Crystal
Emerald
Hematite
Red Jasper
Malachite
Rose Quartz
Ruby
Sodalite
Turquoise

Attunement 2, Ethereal Crystals 4, 5 & 6

Alexandrite
Amazonite
Azurite
Bloodstone
Gold Calcite
Fire Opal
Fluorite
Red Garnet
Jade
Lapis Lazuli
Moldavite
Moonstone
Peridot
Pyrite
Blue Sapphire
Yellow Sapphire
Black Tourmaline
Violet Tourmaline
Pink Tourmaline
Double Terminated Clear Quartz Crystal

Attunement 3, Ethereal Crystals 7, 8 & 9

Charoite
Sugilite
Rhodocrosite
Pyritsun
Prasem (African Jade)
Snowflake Obsidian
Apache Tears
Moqui Marbles
Boji Stones
Tektite
Chalcedony
Larimar (Atlantis Stone)
Labradorite
Kunzite
Heliotrop
Cyanite
Apophyllite
Ruby-Zoisite
Tanzanite.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Crystal Shapes - Pyramids


Crystal Pyramids can focus energy in a tight beam through the apex of the pyramid. You can use this pyramid energy beam to charge other crystals, objects or people and also to preserve objects.

Pyramids are helpful at deflecting negative energies. You can place a pyramid in a room to help shield the area with a vibrant energy. The type of gemstone or crystal that a pyramid is made out of will reflect the type of shield that it gives off, for a heart centered stone it will radiate that heart energy, for a grounding stone it will radiate grounding energy etc. Clear quartz pyramids can be programmed for any type of shield.

Pyramids can also be used in healing practice, they help to unblock and replenish slow and closed off chakras, replacing the negative energy with a vibrant flow of energy to the chakra.

To find Reiki charged pyramids, just visit my website!
www.rocksandreiki.com
~Rock on, Starlene

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! www.RocksAndReiki.com
Namaste, Starlene