Make Your Own Magic // Crystals 101

I don't know about you but I've always been drawn to the shiny mysterious magic of crystals! Recently I have found myself more and more drawn to them as I notice them popping up more and more online. [Side note: I've always been drawn to magic in general as well! For two years in elementary school I actually performed a magic routine for the yearly school talent show-- magic carpet and beautiful assistant and all!]

But back to the crystals...

I decided to do a little research on these magical little beauties as they continued to be catching my attention! I can't lie-- I'm officially hooked now! I purchased a few from some local stores and ordered some online to curate a collection of my own and soon learned when it comes to these pretty little things there's so much more than what meets the eye!

As I started to share my ever growing love and obsession with my own collection several of you have reached out with questions, so I decided to share a little of what I've found in my experience and research!

Crystal magic has been around for a long, like really long time! They each vibrate at a different frequency and can have powerful effects on our energy and vibe! [Cool random fact-- some watches are made with a piece of Quartz because of its consistent vibration frequency!]

Crystals also work hand in hand with the power of intention setting and the Law of Attraction! [I go into this in detail in my upcoming e-book, but I'll tell you more about that later!]

HERE ARE SOME CRYSTALS 101 BASICS!

+Each crystal type has its own healing properties!

Here are some of my favorites & starter kit essentials!

Starter Kit Must Haves:

Rose Quartz - Unconditional Love, Opens The Heart, Romantic, Self-Love

Quartz - Power, Protection, Harmony, Balance and Energy

Amethyst - Peace, Psychic, Sobriety, Stability

Aventurine - Success, Prosperity, Mental Clarity

 

Some of my favorites:

Selenite - Mental Clarity, Decision making, Angels

Citrine - Success, Abundance, Mental Clarity

Chrysocolla - Harmony, Remove Negativity, Relieves Cramping

Amazonite - Psychic, Integrity, Honor, Communication

Goldstone - Ambition, Drive

 

+Where to purchase crystals & how to know which one is perfect for you!

Choosing a new crystal is one of my favorite things! It's so much more than purchasing an innate object. It's much more like finding a new friend! I absolutely love my crystals and have different and special energy connections with each of them!

When purchasing it's important to keep an open mind and heart!

 

Here are a few basic steps you can take to find your perfect crystal!

Start by setting you intention and awaking your intuition by saying a little mantra or affirmation! There are so many different ones you can use but I prefer to stick to my favorites or make one up on the fly! One I use the most frequently is “I am attracted to the exact energy and vibe I need! My crystal match will catch my eye and call out to me!” I then look over the selection and see what catches my eye, or stands out to me. I will often pick up several different crystals and hold in my hands to see what type of energy or vibe I feel. My intuition is usually very strong and there's no question which crystals are meant to go home with me!

When purchasing online I use the same basic intuition except instead of being able to hold the crystals I will spend a little time looking at the pictures to see which ones call out to me! [Disclaimer: I will admit, these little beauties can be mesmerizing and it's easy to get sucked into being lost in their magic for much longer than you intend!]

Some of my favorite places to purchase are local stores, etsy, & instagram! Be sure to sign up to be notified when my new e-book launches [at the bottom of this post]! It will include a list of all of my favorite places to purchase online as well as how to score the best deals and spot a fake!

Once you get your crystals home it's important to cleanse them of any of their previous energy!

This can be done in several different techniques including moonlight, running cold water, burying in the ground, salt, & smuding with incense or sage.

 

Once your crystals are cleansed it's time to program your crystals for your intentions!

Programming your crystal gives it laser like focus! You can program your crystals many different ways including in the moonlight, meditations, writing and burning your intentions, use your intuition and what feels good to you! I have several different techniques when it comes to programming my crystals, one of my favorites is to use a crystal programming playlist created with music that aligns with the energy and vibe and intentions of the crystals! Here’s one of my recent and favorite programming playlists!

 

 

Once your crystals are programmed and their energy is in alignment with your intentions, it's time to put those babies to use! Remember,

 

 

The crystals work as a catalyst to magnify and direct your energy and intentions!

Here are a few ways you can put them to work!

You can carry them in your pocket, put them in your purse (especially ones that attract abundance such as citrine), put them under your pillow, use them in different areas of your home, create crystal grids, place on an altar or special area, make an elixir, add to your beauty products to increase their benefits, & more!

I don't want to overwhelm you with all of my favorite rituals and spells all in this blog post but I do go into detail in my new e-book!

I hope that this has answered a few of your questions and given a little insight and inspiration when it comes to creating a little magic in your every day life!

 

Here are a few more ways I love to infuse my life with a little magic!

 

+Planning my work schedule around the moon phases

+Checking in with what the universe is up to with the Astrotwins horoscopes and online guides!

+Sage smuding

+Doreen Virtues Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards App

+Candle lighting & Intention Setting

+Salt lamp

+Plants

+Feng shui

+Vision boards

+Affirmations & Mantras

+Goddess Baths

to name a few!


 

So if you're itching for more details and are ready to start making your own magic then I've got you covered girl!

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or what some of your favorite crystals or rituals are!