Care & Charging of Your Crystals and Stones

These are my go to methods:

– Let them sit in sunlight and moonlight. Depending on the type moon (full, half, pisces, libra etc) you can even give particular intentions a boost.

– Bury them in salt.

– Wash them cool water.

– Bathe them in an herb infusion or tea. Bitter or sour to clean and cleanse (ex: lemon or pine). Sweet to bring intention (ex: lavender or clove). Hot to activate (ex: ginger or chili).

– Surround in smoke. Dried Herbs are most often used- like sage, palo santo, or rosemary. Prepare your herb bundles for your intentions, for example: burn sweet herbs like lavender for sweet intentions. Incense is a useful alternative. Be careful.

– Store next to medium to large-sized selenite; ask the selenite to keep your stones clear. Selenite is excellent as it is a self-clearing stone.

– Breathe on your crystals. Blowing a cool slow breath with your intentions after one of these or even just because activates your crystals and stones to you.

Power Crystals Evolution

Sometime back, I created a chart for myself to check in with what crystals move energy best for me, my power crystals so to speak. It is interesting to see what has changed, and what hasn’t. In fact, I’m thinking of doing this with herbs.

For example, I’m working with amethyst now! That was such a journey, let me tell you. I also have this one piece of Citrine, that at this point I should just name, which is used for just about everything I do (Maferefun Oshun!).

MY WORKING ENERGY CHART

ENERGY SPACE STONE
CROWN QUARTZ; SELENITE; BLUE CALCITE
THIRD EYE AMETHYST; CITRINE
THROAT LAPIS LAZULI; BLUE CALCITE
HEART ROSE QUARTZ; CITRINE
SOLAR CITRINE
SACRAL CITRINE; BLOODSTONE
ROOT HEMATITE; TEKTITE

It’s always important for healers to be aware of the medicine that works best for them. What are your power crystals?

 

Power Crystals

It’s always good to be aware of what works for you. I decided to do a layout of what kind of crystals work for my different energy points to start with.

MY WORKING ENERGY CHART

CHAKRA STONE
CROWN ISIS POINT QUARTZ; SELENITE
THIRD EYE MOONSTONE; HOWLITE
THROAT LAPIS LAZULI
HEART ROSE QUARTZ; UNAKITE
SOLAR TIGER EYE
WOMB CARNELIAN
ROOT OBSIDIAN; HEMATITE

DECK INTERVIEW: Soaring with The Winged Enchantment Oracle

wpid-20150729_234641-1-1.jpg1.Tell me about yourself. What is your most important characteristic?
27. PELICAN – First look at this card gives me ancient, reflective, vibes. Very heavy on the water element, but the bird (and its human avatar) is on the pebbled bank not in the water, instead looking into the water as a feather floats by. Above it, tree branches that look like a gnarled spider web sort of loom above. The lovely LWB matches this reflexivity going on here saying “I am Pelican, the bridge of the head and the heart. I am careful observation… Stay focused but do not lose sight of the bigger picture.” This indicates that this will be a good deck for when I need to widen my sightline, look deeper and see expand my vision. Which is particularly cool because all the coordinating crystals I laid out for this interview are all third eye and crown related – selenite, howlite, and moonstone.

2. What are your strengths as a deck?
33. Starling – The image here is a mostly human partly bird mix, looks a bit young, not quite childlike but not adult either. They feel on the cusp of something, about to transform or transition. Arms open and the starlings seeming to come from their feathers. From the LWB, “I am your ability to bring others together in meaningful ways. It is time to express. It is time to blend yourself into the bigger picture. Being group minded doesn’t mean giving up personal power, but rather allowing that power to shine brighter.” Echoing its characteristics card, this deck will speak to me about about broadening visions, being open to all my resources, as well as looking to myself as a resource.

3. What are your limits as a deck?
39. WREN – There’s a lot happening in this image! It’s very earthy. Almost as if matters of tangibility or practicality are a hard thing to parse for this deck. Which, yeah sort of fits a bird oracle deck.

4. What are you here to teach me?
10. EAGLE – Okay, so on one hand, I’m side-eyeing the eagle being associated with an Indigenous person, and on one hand I’m just glad to see the deck include brown faces. Of which there are a few, a bit token, but better than nothing- which isn’t too great. I’ll explore that in the deck review later, I should focus on this card. Earth into air is present here. I see faces in the stone. So yes, a bit stereotypically, associations with ancestors: spirit, people, memory, knowledge. The LWB adds, “I am Eagle, the thread that binds you to spirit… I am your ascension made manifest… I am your signal to climb higher, push harder, and then let go.” The deck encourages connection with higher manifestations. It’s really going for this ephemeral, rise higher energy, I see.

5. How can I best learn and collaborate with you?
36. TURKEY – The sacrifice bird. Oh boy. LWB says, “I am Turkey, the giveaway bird… I am the path of service and humility. I relinquish the ego.” Well, that couldn’t have been clearer!

6. What is the potential outcome of our working relationship?
4. CHICKADEE – Air element, all day so it’s likely a mental card. The face in the image is watchful, seeing from above all that is below. Omnipotent. LWB says, “I am… the discernment of right action. I am pure thought and fearless truth.” I’d sort this cad in the swords suit of the tarot, I think. Echoing back to the first two cards, broadness of vision, expanded perspectives are favorable outcomes as I work deeper with this deck.

I really like this deck so far. It’ll be a good one for when I need a shift to a broader perspective, a deeper understanding of things. It probably won’t be too great for a daily oracle. Something like The Earth Magic Oracle (which I had and sort of liked but I didn’t keep it) I’m still looking for one like that- an oracle deck I can pull from everyday.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions!