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How to Cleanse Crystals with the Elements of Nature

Have you ever wondered why some people cleanse crystals?  Do crystals really need to be cleansed? Many people place stones under the full moon as a way to cleanse them, while this is one way to go about it, there are many others cleansing menthods to help reset crystals. In this blog post we will discuss how to cleanse crystals and how to compliment the crystal’s energy cleansing using the elements of the nature. Let’s dive in!

When you first get a crystal it is good idea to cleanse it to reset the innate stable energy, since crystals are handled by many hands before they find their way to you and can absorb a lot of energy. Cleansing should be done to return crystals to their unique dominate oscillatory rate (DOR) which is the unique frequency at which all things vibrate. Everything on earth has a DOR, even we as humans, however our DOR is not stable like that of a crystal with their unchanging unique crystal structure. Even with the stable nature of crystals their DOR can get knocked out of balance. Crystals will naturally return to their natural rate of vibration over time, but in order to expedite the process a cleanse can be helpful.

You may choose to cleanse your crystal when you feel that the crystal has been used heavily, has been handled by others, to set a new intention, use it in a fresh way, or when it just feels like it needs refreshing. Cleansing crystals can be as simple as setting an intention and focusing on that intention while meditating and holding the crystal. Nature is always seeking balance, so utilizing the elements of nature helps crystals return to balance more easily. Cleansing with the elements of Water, Air, Earth, Fire, Sun/Moon facilities the return to the stones natural vibration. Choosing the element most closely related to your crystal’s energy can make the vibrational healing even more potent. Each element is associated with different energy and healing properties.

Cleanse Crystals with Water

Water is a vital element for life on Earth and is known to hold many properties beyond just being a source of hydration. It is believed to have a profound effect on our emotional state, love, internal ebb and flow, and emotional balance. In fact, many cultures around the world have used water as a means of purification and healing for centuries.

To cleanse your crystals with water, find a running water source such as a stream, waterfall, or the ocean. You can also use tap water or bottled spring water if that is not available. Before you begin, make sure to check that the crystal you are cleansing is not water-soluble or too porous to withstand water. If it is, then you can place it near the water instead of directly under it.

Once you have found a suitable water source, place your crystals under the running water for several minutes. This will not only cleanse them but also energize them. Some crystals that are particularly great for cleansing with water include rose quartz, aquamarine, larimar, blue lace agate, and many others. So the next time you need to cleanse your crystals, consider using the power of water to do so.

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Cleanse Crystals with Air

Air is one of the five elements in many spiritual and healing traditions. This element is often associated with wind and sound, and is believed to be connected with the logical mind, learning new things, and traveling. It is also said to help us connect with the angelic realm and can be used for cleansing crystals.

To use the element of air to cleanse your crystals, you can place them outside on a windy day, or pass them through incense smoke. Tuning forks and singing bowls are also connected with the air element, and can be used to activate the vibrations of your crystals. Simply place your crystals under a tuning fork and strike the fork to activate the vibrations. You can also place your crystals next to a singing bowl, being careful not to place them inside, as the vibrations of the bowl may be too strong for the crystal to withstand.

When working with the element of air, it is especially helpful for cleansing crystals such as fluorite, angelite, celestite, arfvedsonite, danburite, cavansite, and aura quartz, or any other crystals you would like to imbue with the healing nature of this element. Take your time and enjoy the process of working with the element of air, and see how it can enhance your spiritual and healing practices.

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Cleanse Crystals with the Earth

The element of Earth is a crucial component in the realm of crystal cleansing. It is the grounding and stabilizing force that helps facilitate growth, whether it be gradual or long-term. The Earth element is also known for its physical healing abilities. To properly cleanse crystals with the element of Earth, one must first dig a hole in the ground and place the crystal inside. Leave the crystal buried for a couple of days to a week, making sure to mark the spot where it was buried to avoid losing it. However, it is important to note that not all stones are appropriate for this cleansing method, as some may be too porous to withstand the moist environment of the Earth. In such cases, one may opt to place the stones in a flower pot filled with soil instead.

In addition to the Earth method, salt can also be used to cleanse crystals. To do so, fill a bowl with salt and place the stones you wish to cleanse inside. You may use dry salt directly or make a saltwater solution and leave the crystals in the bowl for an hour to twenty-four hours. It is important to note that some stones may be susceptible to damage from salt, so it is essential to research the appropriate cleansing methods for each crystal.

There are many crystals that are associated with the Earth element, including red jasper, mookite, black tourmaline, and nuummite. By incorporating these crystals into your practice, you can harness the grounding and healing energy of the Earth element to enhance your spiritual journey.

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Cleanse Crystals with Fire

The Fire element is a powerful force that is associated with passion, strength, and vitality. It is often symbolized by the color red and is said to bring warmth, rejuvenation, and growth energy wherever it is present.

Crystals that are of the fire element are especially good for harnessing this energy and amplifying its effects. Ruby, rhodochrosite, and fire agate are just a few examples of fire crystals that are known for their ability to inspire passion and creativity, increase energy levels, and promote overall well-being.

There are many ways to cleanse crystals using the element of fire. You can place them near a campfire or bonfire to absorb the flame's energy, or you can pass them over a candle three times to infuse them with fire's power. Burning incense or a cleansing stick nearby can also enhance the effects of these powerful stones. By embracing the energy of the Fire element and harnessing the power of fire crystals, you can ignite your inner flame and experience a renewed sense of vitality and passion in your life.

Cleanse crystals with fire using a smoke cleanser
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Cleanse Crystals with the Moon

Cleansing crystals under the moonlight is a fantastic way to recharge and renew the energy. This can bring a peaceful, magical, and introspective energy that helps connect you to your intuition and spirit. It is a simple and effective way to keep your crystals in tip-top condition.

The moon is associated with Yin or feminine energy, which can help bring balance and harmony into your life. One way to harness this energy is to lay stones out in the moonlight overnight under the waxing moon to full moon. This is the best time to recharge or cleanse your crystals, as the energy of the full moon is extremely potent.

When choosing which crystals to cleanse using full moon energy, consider using moonstone or angel aura quartz for the best results. These crystals are best connected to the full moon's energy and can help you harness its power. On the other hand, black moonstone and labradorite are best connected with the new moon. However, you can cleanse all types of crystals in moonlight on any evening, as it is a soft and energetic method.

In conclusion, cleansing crystals under the moonlight can be a beautiful and powerful experience. It can help you connect with your inner self, find peace and balance, and strengthen your intuition and spirit. So, don't hesitate to give it a try the next time you need to cleanse or recharge your crystals.

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Cleanse Crystals with the Sun

In addition to the Moon cleansing, the Sun can also be used to promote Yang or masculine energy. The Sun is associated with joy, radiance, warmth, and expansion, making it a suitable complement to the Yin energy of the Moon. One way to harness the Sun's energy is by laying crystals out in the sunlight from dawn until dusk to recharge them. This practice is most powerful on the summer solstice, as the Sun's energy is at its strongest during this time. However, it's important to be cautious with certain crystals, such as amethyst and rose quartz, which can fade from direct sunlight.

When selecting crystals to use in Sun cleansing, it's worthwhile to choose those that innately correspond with the Sun's energy. Sunstone, for example, is a powerful stone for harnessing the energy of the Sun. It is said to promote vitality, creativity, and leadership, making it a great choice for those looking to enhance their masculine energy. Imperial topaz is another crystal that is associated with the Sun, and is said to promote abundance, prosperity, and personal power. Finally, Libyan desert glass is a rare and powerful crystal that is formed from the impact of a meteorite hitting the Libyan desert. It is said to be a powerful tool for spiritual growth and transformation, and is a great addition to any Sun cleansing ritual.

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Cleanse Crystals with Selenite

Selenite is a powerful stone in crystal healing that is known for its purifying qualities and ability to cleanse other stones. It is believed that selenite has the ability to filter out negative energy and promote mental clarity.

To use selenite to cleanse your stones and crystal jewelry, simply place them next to selenite or on top of it for about a day. Selenite can also be used to cleanse rooms of negative energy. One way to do this is by holding a cleansing wand or Palo Santo in one hand and selenite in the other while reciting a positive affirmation such as “I release energy that is no longer serving me and welcome new positive energy” or any other affirmation that resonates with you.

In addition to its cleansing properties, selenite is also believed to have a calming effect on the mind and body. It is often used in meditation practices to promote relaxation and mental clarity. By incorporating selenite into your daily routine, you can experience its many benefits and improve your overall well-being.

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Keep in mind all of these methods are great ways to cleanse crystals as long as the stone can withstand the cleansing method. If you have an intention or an affirmation that you would like to attain you can simply use that as a cleansing ritual for your stones. For example, perform a releasing ceremony on the full moon by writing down the things that no longer serve you and burn the piece of paper (while outside or with a fireproof bowl). To help hold yourself accountable in the days to come, you can carry your stones with you, create a grid, or display the crystals as a gentle reminder of the intention you set. Another simple cleansing ritual is to use the sun of the summer solstice to cleanse your stones and think or write down things for which you are grateful.

As mentioned previously, crystals do return to their innate DOR (Dominate Oscillatory Rate) over time so it is not absolutely necessary to cleanse them, but it can be a good practice of establishing a ritual and creating a schedule to connect with your crystals.

Here’s to clearing out the old, and welcoming in fresh, new energy! Crystal blessings.

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