Cleansing and Charging Crystals 101

Crystals are essentially mineral USB drives. They collect energy and can be charged to hold a certain vibration, emotion or desire. It is always a good idea to cleanse your stones when you first buy or get them from other people, consider it a "restart" ritual. 

 There are several method that can be used to cleanse and clear negative energy from crystals and stones, here are some basics to get you started! 

Sea Salt - This is the most common method of cleansing and clearing. You can do this process with water or without. Be sure to research your stones, so you know which ones can be soaked in water and which ones cannot. If you are using water I would recommend a tbs to every cup in the container and allow the stones to soak for 24 hours. If you are going the dry route place sea salt into a glass dish and place your stones on top making sure that any points on your crystals are submerged to release their power back into the earth. Be sure you are using natural sea salt and not table salt. 

Moon Cycle - This is my favorite method of clearing and charging my stones. I like to clear my stones on the New Moon by placing them outside in a tray or in my windowsill over night. When I am ready to charge my crystals I place them out in the Full Moon and bring them in the next morning. Don't forget about your crystal babies the next day because the sun can drain their energy. If you time your cleansing with the New and Full Moons you will fall into a nice cycle of tending to your rocks every two weeks. 

Mother Earth - Crystals can be buried and left to charge for 24 hours or more. Since stones come from the earth they truly enjoy getting to return home if only for a little while. Make sure to mark the spot where they are buried so they are easy to find when your ready to use them. If you are in an apartment or don't have access to a yard you can fill a container with earth and submerge the crystals while keeping the container indoors. 

 

Smudging - You can use Sage, Sweet Grass or incense to cleanse your crystals. I suggest smudging over your crystals in a tray or passing them through the smoke by hand. This is a Native American technique used for clearing the home space, sacred sites and crystals. 

 

Citrine - The stone that never needs cleansing! This crystal can be coupled with other stones to keep their energies cleansed for a longer period of time.  You could also get a bowls worth of Citrine and have a charging station! Great stone to use during meditations and visualizations!

 

 

 

 

If you have any other questions you would like me to cover feel free to leave suggestions in the comments! 

XOXO Chelsea S

Anointing Tarot Cards

I was chatting with my mom the other day and she decided to get her tarot cards out. As we're playing around with some spreads, she keeps going on and on about how her cards smelled like the rosemary and incense she keeps in her tarot box. It inspired me to bless and anoint some of my newer tarot cards and I wanted to share my process! 

My Wild Unknown Tarot made its way to me around my birthday and things were so busy I never got around to anointing them properly! THE TIME HAS COME! 

GRAB SOME OILS AND FOLLOW ALONG! 

1. Cleanse and Clear your work space. I chose to sage, pick some crystals and light a rose colored candle. 

2. Organize your deck into three sections: PIPS - COURTS - MAJORS

3. Pick an essential oil that vibes with each section of the deck OR decide on a single oil for the deck. I went with rosemary, lavender and eucalyptus. 

4. Freestyle a blessing for your cards. I included the blessing I wrote below for reference but yours can be shorter OR longer! Whatever suits you!  

5. Use a Qtip to rub the essential oils of your choice along the edges of the cards so the artwork is not effected. (A little bit goes a long way) 

6. As you anoint your cards recite the blessing you have prepared. 

7. Give Thanks. 

Its a simple little ritual but I find it to be very effective! Let me know how you bless your cards! 

XOXO Chelsea 


MY BLESSING 

Universe,

I ask that this rosemary cleanse and clear my pip cards. I ask that the smell of rosemary activate my third eye and allow me to see daily life clearly. I ask that timing will jump out at me and start to become natural to me.

I ask that this lavender cleanse and clear my major cards. I ask that the smell of lavender awaken my inner goddess and allow me to see the big picture clearly. I ask that past life connections draw my attention and speak to me as I continue to work with this deck.

I ask that this eucalyptus cleanse and clear my court cards. I ask that the smell of eucalyptus connect me to the many personalities of the tarot. I ask that messages come in loud and clear when court cards come up. Thank you for these blessings.    

<3 Chelsea