What are crystals?
Crystals are minerals formed underground from multiple patterns of atoms. A crystal’s appearance depends upon the natural characteristics of the individual conditions in which it grows. Crystals vary in size, and can be created over thousands of years.
Setting intention and cleansing crystals
The structure of crystals can be used to invest them with a kind of memory. This means that crystals are said to hold energies. When we hold a crystal, we can set an intention for it, for example we could say; ‘may this crystal work for my highest good’. This is what is meant by setting an intention.
There are many ways to cleanse a crystal, just like us, crystals may need some time to recharge. Sunlight and water work well for cleansing, although some crystals such as selenite cannot be placed in water as they may dissolve. Resting a crystal outdoors can be beneficial to boosting its vibration.
The purpose of different crystals
Selenite – Selenite is the most abundant crystal, and can be found in evaporated salt lakes and seas. Spiritually, Selenite is linked to the energy of the Moon, and can be used the bridge the gap between our material and spiritual plane of existence.
Aventurine – Known as the crystal of luck, Aventurine is said to invite new opportunities into our lives. Spiritually connected to the Heart Chakra, Aventurine can also help us to balance and drawn in harmony.
Quartz – Quartz is a commonly used crystal which is said to amplify our goals and intentions. We can also use quartz crystals to charge other crystals.
Citrine – Citrine is a Yellow crystal belonging to the quartz family, and is assosiated with the Sun. Spiritually it is linked to finance and business, so this is an excellent stone to carry into important meetings, to add an extra sparkle of good fortune.
Agate – Agate crystal has been used to increase our self-awareness and to dissolve feelings of intense anger. We can sit in meditation with Agate to improve our feelings of self-worth.
Tourmaline – Tourmaline has been used for generations as a talisman of protection. This crystal is said to ward away negative energies by acting as a metaphysical sponge.
Lapis Lazuli – Lapis Lazuli has been used since Egyptian times; its blue hues were worn on the eye lids on Pharos of the past. But this crystal is more than Ancient make-up. Lapis Lazuli can help us connect to our inner truth, by working with our Throat Chakra to help us to communicate our ideals.