Crystal Connections

August, 2017

Cleansing and Charging


Crystals absorb and hold the energy from their surroundings. Each time you or someone else comes in contact with your crystals they retain some of the energy from that interaction. After each use you should take time to clear away the energy that they’ve taken on as well as recharging to make sure that your minerals intent is restored. This ensures that your crystals are ready to use when needed.


There are a few different ways to cleanse and recharge your crystals and minerals. Below are some of the different techniques that I’ve used.


Smudging – I use white sage and palo santo wood. I will either hold the stones in the smoke or using my feather I will wave the smoke over them.



Full Moon – I normally set them on my window sill during the three day/night cycle of the full moon.


Sun – As with the moon, you can place them on your window sill or in front of a window. Just be aware that some minerals may fade if exposed to the sunlight for extended periods of time.



Water – I’ve only used this a handful of times but you can bathe them in lukewarm water. Make sure that your crystal isn’t water soluble like Selenite!


Earth – You can bury them in soil whether it be in your garden or a potted plant in your home, again I would make sure that the crystals you have aren’t water soluble.



Energy – I’ve also used visual cleansing, while holding the stones or crystals I will ground myself then visualize golden light entering my crown chakra and as it runs its course through my body, I visualize it washing over the crystal as well.


Crystals – Some minerals naturally cleanse so I have a lot of small pieces of hematite just for this purpose. There are also a few crystals that never need to be cleansed or recharged and hematite is one of them.


My preferred method of cleansing and recharging is the Energy method. I really like being touchy feely with my minerals and I feel that having a physical and visual connectedness with them strengthens our bond so to speak. That isn’t to say that it’s the best method, it’s just what works for me. Which method or technique speaks to you? Do you have one that you use or prefer over the others? Or do you do something completely different? If so, let me know I’d love to hear what works or doesn’t work for you.

My Problems with the Charge of the Goddess

May, 2006

Ok, so I have some problems with "The Charge of the Goddess". i do

believe it is a very nice poem. I especially like the part in the

end about having to know yourself in order to know the devine,

however, somethings bother me about this poem some have taken as law.

Why does it say "Whenever you have need of anything, once in the

month, and better it be when the Moon is full…". Maybe someone can

explain this to me. Why only once in the month? I don’t think it

implies anything other then it said. I don’t, therefore, think it is

open to interpretation (geez bible much). The full moon I get,

lol!! So we only supposed to ask for help once a month or her aid in

a working once a month? This means we can only work once a month,

what bull crap!!

Then it goes on to say "…you shall assemble in some secret place

and adore the spirit of me who is queen of all the wise". This

bothers me because of the "in secret". Though, I can admit that it

may be because of fears that this was put here. But, it seems to me

as though it is a command. I believe everywhere is the place you can

worship. Be it on a checkout line, in a forest, on the street, or on

the toilet. I also hate the "Queen of all the wise" line. Isn’t the

Goddess in us all?

Now lets go on to the free from slavery so be naked bit. How many of

us can really work naked all the time? or even wish to work naked?

Why does this say the goddess wants us all to? It is a rule. So we

must. A command from her. I am free from "slavery" to worship as I

wish, but HAVING to be naked a must!! Not that I think we should all

stay clothed. Don’t get me wrong. I just think to each their own.

The Goddess listens and aids with or without my hieny in their eye.

The make love in my presence irks me, too. But, well I can just

happily explain that away by thinking she means in private as well

and it is not necessarily in a group or in front of anyone.

I think the end of this poem supporst my views "…for if that which

you seek, you find not within yourself, you will never find it

without". The answers to all my questions and doubts and the answers

I feel to be correct must be true then. For they come from inside of

me and she has been with me from the beginning.