"The Easy Way to Cleanse and Recharge Your Crystals and Gemstones"
Crystals and gemstones are a large part of my life. The colors and textures fascinate me. Each of them has their own energy, which I ‘borrow’ in my everyday Magickal Life.
Over time stones or minerals can be drained of its energy or they sometimes just soak up undesirable energies (such as in healing). There are many ways to cleanse them.
My favorite and easiest is the freezer. I know, you may not have heard of this before but it really works! Stones and minerals can handle extreme temperatures and exposing them to the freezer does cleanse them very, very effectively.
Before placing them into the freezer, I visualize any negative energies being swept away. I then talk to my stones or minerals asking them to ‘empty out’ the bad energies and to preserve the natural positive energies. I then place them into the freezer, usually 24 hours does the job.
The next method is an older way but very effective. It is to place the stone in rock salt water for 3 to 30 days. But, you need to be VERY careful; some gemstones are harmed by the salt such as Pearls or Halite.
The next method is put the stone in some distilled water and place the container in the sunlight. The intention is the stones will be cleansed, it is important here to tell the stones to release the bad energy. Start as soon as the morning light happens and make sure to remove them as the sun sets.
The last method is to use another gemstone to cleanse your stone or mineral. Selenite can be used to clean and recharge minerals and gemstones. You can place them on top of the round, mushroomy type of Selenite. There are Selenite that have long crystals or spears, the stones can be placed on top of it in a row.
Selenite spears can also be used in another way. Place the Selenite to point at a rock crystal and set the rock crystal to the point at the gemstone or mineral you want to affect. The Selenite spear and the Quartz Crystal, that is placed in the middle, function as focusers and will super-clean any stone incredibly quickly: usually within 15 seconds.
Charging a stone or mineral can increase the power or energy of the stone. Again one of the simplest ways is to use the Selenite. Just place the stones on a Selenite spear or cluster for longer than it takes to clean them. They will get highly charged and project their qualities out to easily fill not just an entire room, but a large hall or warehouse, as well.
There are ways to build a ‘charger’. It is very effective and can amplify the power of a gemstone or mineral. Chargers can be made out of any natural substance. But, metals are best. The most highly charging ‘conductor’ is Copper.
The shape is a simple cube with a 4-sided pyramid on top. The height of the pyramid should be the height of the cube. At the tip of the pyramid place a crystal point.
Next you need to surround the charger on all 4 sides with four obelisks for grounding and focusing. Without these the energy will go all over. The obelisks can be made of stone or preferably metal, but anything natural will work.
Lastly, place a stone in the charger; it should rest in the center on a natural-material pedestal. Again, Copper is the best material for pedestals. Plastic should never be used it takes away the energy.