December Caldron Chat Topic: CRYSTALS – Do you use crystals for spells, rituals, around the house, or in other ways? What is your favorite crystal and-or semi precious stones? What experiences have you had with crystals?
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My favorite crystal is Amethyst – it is purple and that is my favorite color. But besides the color, it is the stone I am most drawn too and just “feels” right for me. I also like the combination – amethyst, smoky quartz, and moonstone; and of course amber and jet is a favorite too (I have one necklace made from amber and jet beads that I cherish).
I use crystals for healing work, meditation and all around the house. I have several spheres, eggs, heart shaped stones and clusters of various stones and crystals in various rooms throughout the house (too many to list). I recently acquired a lovely “record keeper” crystal and I’m looking forward to exploring and learning more about this crystal. I am also in the process of gathering the crystals needed for a House Blessing With Crystals ritual that I am planning in the near future.
Most of time I find that I pick out a stone or crystal by my intuition (does the stone “call to me” or how does it “feel”), if I do acquire it then I look up the symbology and what the various uses are. I always find the information interesting and useful, and is especially helpful when selecting a stone as a gift for someone else or when trying to decide which stones for a medicine bag or healing amulet bag. For me I think the “magic” in the stones and crystals are how they “speak” to the individual that chose it. I have a few large, expensive pieces, but I don’t think size or cost is a factor for how magical or powerful a stone is. Simple, untumbled crystals are wonderful too. Plain river rocks or stones found on the beach or in the forest can also be very powerful allies for strength, grounding and protection.
I love learning about crystals and stones. I invite you to share your experiences, knowledge, questions about crystals and stones.
Bright Blessings, Lady Rose