Many crystals also have practical uses that we can incorporate into our daily lives. They can gather and direct magical energy that exists all around and within us. Like ancient mystics, we can learn to use them for protection, luck and healing.
Each crystal has its own magical abilities and attributes, but all work in the following way:
The magic of crystals is in their color, which is determined by the rate at which their atoms vibrate. These vibrations can be matched to the energy given off by your body's aura and your energy centers.
Just as light can be focused and refracted through crystals so too are all kinds of psychic energy, from healing energies to divine communications.
Using Crystals in Spells
When using crystals in spells, combine them with magical objects that have complementary color associations.
- You can use crystals to channel the magical energies your spell manipulates.
- Rub or "anoint your crystals with complementary essential oils to boost their healing and protective abilities.
- Crystals can help you to chart the future, including the ancient art of gazing into a crystal ball.
- Crystals have been used as lucky charms for tens of thousands of years. They are even mentioned in the Bible.
Healing with Crystals
Crystals can be used in a variety of ways to aid healing:
- Crystals influence the energy vibrations of your aura, balancing energy flow to, from, and through you body.
- You can make gem remedies by soaking a crystal in a glass of clear water. This imbues the water with the healing properties of the stone, which are taken into your body when you drink it.
Clear Quartz Crystals
Quartz acts as an amplifier of energy, and is good for healing and communication. Quartz's clarity and purity give it magical similarities to water and glass. It can be used to "wash away" negative energies from your body and environment. In crystal ball gazing, it acts as a window onto other worlds, a portal through which, for instance, the cause of an illness can be revealed.
- You can use it to aid psychic traveling and dream journeys.
- Wearing quartz in your jewelry can make you more perceptive to your friends' moods.
- Quartz can also deflect energy away from you. Your crystal can purify your environment by dispelling negative energies from the air.
- Placing quartz on your computer will help to keep it running smoothly. It protects the machine against the negative energy you give out when you're in a bad mood.