Celestial 333 Care Guide
This guide will assist or remind you on the best way to care for your crystals and herbs. This will not only keep your magickal tools in the best physical condition longer, it will also keep them in the highest vibration for your intentions.
Crystal Care FAQ
What is Clearing a Crystal?
Clearing is another word for cleansing the energy that does not belong to it from your crystal. This is the most important action you can take with your crystals as it restores it back to its natural frequency. When a crystal is knocked out of tune from its own natural frequency, it's energy doesn't flow properly, therefore it cannot do its healing work effectively. When this happens, the crystal needs to be cleared.
Other times it needs to be cleared:
- When other people have handled them
- Before and after they have been used for healing
- After you purchase them
- After they have been in the presence of negative energies (arguments, chaos, heavy emotions, etc.)
- On a regular basis as maintenance
How Do I Cleanse My Crystal it?
There are many ways to cleanse your crystals and some methods are better than others depending on the crystal. Some of the safest ways to cleanse crystals include:
Smoke (Smudging) - Just hold your crystal over the smoke until you feel it has had enough. This is considered to be “basic” crystal care.
Sound (Tibetan bowls, tuning forks, binary sounds, bells, vocal tuning) - This method is awesome because it allows you to cleanse all of your crystals at once. Just place all of them in the room where you’ll have a sound ceremony and you can enjoy a healing sound bath together with your crystals.
Water (make sure you know which crystals can be placed in water) - Crystals that can go under water can be placed in a ceramic bowl, or a plastic container for anywhere between an hour to 24 hours. You can even pour ocean water over them and leave them be.
Reiki - If you are a Reiki Master, simply holding your crystal and giving it Reiki can cleanse it.
Intent - Believe it or not, our intentions are one of the most potent powers we have. This is because everything is energy and the energy of our thoughts are vibrations, just like crystals are. Simply intending that your crystals cleanse themselves can do the trick if your belief is strong enough.
Do I Need to Program My Crystal?
Programming is ideal when you need to be very specific about using a particular crystal.
To do this, hold the crystal in your hand and quiet your mind.
Dedicate its energies and your intentions to the highest good, and then state your goals, desires, and intentions clearly and specifically so that your crystals will know exactly what to do for you!
When you program your crystal, you’re sharing your thoughts and emotions about anything that you need help with.
It gives your crystals a laser-like focus that will support you whenever, wherever, and however they can.
How do I Charge Crystals and Why?
Charging your crystals are not required, they are already operating on an energetic wavelength in its natural state. Charging gives a crystal additional energy, allowing your crystal to work with more vibrancy and for a longer duration before it needs to be cleansed again. Charging can also increase the intensity of any intention placed into the stone.
Here are a few common ways to charge your crystals:
Crystal Charging Station – A super simple but stylish way to energize your crystals, is to create a crystal charging station. Use a glass terrarium, designed for plants from Amazon, with a bag of pink Himalayan salt. Meditate and visualize light energy filling the box while holding your hands over it for just a couple of minutes. Ground your crystals into the salt, let it sit overnight by a window for the moon to hit it. You can also place selenite in the charging station which will cleanse and charge all of your crystals.
Use Sunshine – Using the natural resources of the earth to charge crystals is extremely powerful, so let your crystals be charged by sunlight every now and again. Just place them apart enough so they don’t cast a shadow over one another and are fully exposed to the sun's rays. Be mindful of leaving sun sensitive crystals in direct sunlight for too long.
Use Moonlight – It does not matter if the sky is cloudy or not, whether they need to be directly under the moon, whether they need to be outside or just placed on a windowsill. Allow them to sit overnight and notice that the crystals feel lighter, an indicator of being cleansed and charged.
Use Soil – Allow your crystals to reform their connection with the earth by burying them in soil overnight. If you don’t have a garden, use an indoor plant with soil as it will be just as powerful.
Crystal Care Guide
Water Safe Crystals
Herb Care FAQ
How Do I Store My Herbs?
Your herbs will be safe in the tin that they came in as long as you keep the lid closed. Store your herbs in a cool, dark place. Try to keep them from getting wet.
How Do I Keep the Potency Strong?
Dried herbs lose potency over time and the time it takes will vary by the drying process as well as the herb itself. To keep it simple, it is best to use your herbs within 1 year from the time of purchase.
How Do I Prepare My Herbs for Magick?
Herbs are already magickal as it is a gift from Mother Earth, however it is always best to add your own powerful energy to set the appropriate intentions. When you are ready to use your herbs, enchant them. To enchant your herbs, or set them with your intentions, hold the herbs in your hands and visualize your intentions manifested. You can hold them in your container, but holding them directly in your hands will assist in the enchantment ritual. As you visualize your intentions manifested, try to feel the emotion of the manifestation as well. Sit for as long as you feel you need to, no set time is needed, trust your intuition. They are now ready for use. Give thanks to the herb and the Divine for its assistance.
Herb Care Guide
Herb Usage Tips
While strict rules are often frowned upon in rituals, the fundamentals always prove useful. Magick favors odd numbers outside of the 4 elements. Using 3, 7 or 9 herbs are most common but using even up to 13 herbs in a bath is also a popular method. Trust your intuition as always when combining herbs.
Add them to your candle magick by selecting the herbs that are aligned with your intentions.
Add them to your bath by making a tea and pouring the tea into your bath or by adding them to a satchel to place in the bath with you.
Mojo Bags & Talisman
Add your herbs to a bag along with other items like charms, crystals, etc to create intentional mojo bags and talisman to carry with you or place in specific areas.
Teas and Smoke Blends
Herbs can be consumed for medicinal purposes through teas and by smoking them. However, please keep in mind that due diligence in the safety of herb consumption is crucial as some can be deadly or cause serious illness.