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The beginners guide to crystal healing

January 07, 2021 0 Comments

The beginners guide to crystal healing

Crystals & Catsuits - The beginners guide to crystal healing

Introducing our guest blog in our Joyuary series - 'The beginners guide to crystal healing' written by Katrina, founder of Temple and the Moon.

What are crystals?

Crystals have been used for hundreds of years as a talisman (objects believed to hold magical properties), for healing practices and guidance.

They formed in the Earth billions of years ago, and are made up of the same mineral grouped together with a visible crystallised form.

Crystals are steeped in history, often originating from the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Mayans and Aztecs, have been bestowed with many meanings over centuries

Temple & the Moon - Moon ritual kit

Why do crystals work?

Aside from their use as a talisman, there are three key reasons why crystals could be good for you:

  • Colour Theory - the belief of using colour for wellbeing has been practiced for hundreds of years. With crystals being so vibrant in colour they can have an effect on our wellbeing, emotions and mood.
  • Mineral Content - just like crystals, humans are made up of mineral content. It is believed that crystals can support a mineral deficiency within us - for example Calcite crystals can support internal strength as they contain the mineral calcium within them which we know supports healthy bones.
  • Vibrations - Every atom in the universe is constantly in motion, each with different atomical structures vibrating at different rates. As complex humans we are made up of numerous atomical structures whereas crystals have one solid repeating symmetrical atomical structure meaning they are powerful transmitters of, and holders of energy. As we get stressed it is easy for our vibrational frequency to change but a crystal's stable vibration can be used to bring us back to the right frequency either through lifting us up or calming us down.

"Be the energy you want others to absorb" - A.D. Posey

Choosing a crystal

There are a number of different ways that you can choose the right crystal for you. Deciding based on colour is an easy place to start: pink crystals such as Rose Quartz are associated with love, whereas dark crystals such Smokey Quartz are associated with grounding & protecting. If you’re able to select the crystal in real life we recommend holding the stone to feel the energy it gives off.

The best advice by far is simply to trust in your intuition when purchasing a crystal, which stone are you drawn to? Crystal guidebooks can have different meanings so go with the description that resonates with you the most.

When buying a crystal try and find out as much as you can about where the crystal has come from. Sadly due to their rise in popularity, there are some unethical practices used for crystal mining.

Make sure to ask the seller for more details and stay away from a purchase that seems to be too good to be true. You may not have to go shopping at all as some crystals have been passed down between generations and so you never know what you might find lurking in a loft somewhere.

Crystal magic and healing

From love spells to full moon rituals, we’ve created 4 different crystal healing rituals and practices for you Lycra lovers.

Katrina from Temple & the Moon

Crystal healing for beginners | Rainbow Rose Quartz Love Spell

Bring more love into your life with this little self-love ritual.

  • First run yourself a ritual bath, add rose petals and maybe a couple of drops of rose oil. Place your Rose Quartz crystal in the water to infuse it with Love, Compassion and Kindness.
  • Once you’re ready to get out, dry yourself off with a big fluffy towel and get yourself glammed up in something that makes you feel great - we recommend popping on the Rainbow Jewel Bodysuit for full self-love vibes.
  • Make yourself a Rose Elixir mocktail (we like this one) or brew yourself a herbal hot chocolate or heart-opening cacao.
  • As you stir the drink clockwise say the mantra “I let love & kindness into my life.
  • Once you’re settled with your love ritual concoction, light candles or incense and get yourself comfortable with cushions and blankets, holding the rose quartz crystal, bring it to your heart centre. Take a few deep breaths and close your eyes. Imagine a pink glow of the crystal emanating out from your heart and protecting you in a bubble of pink light. When you feel ready, take your journal and write down all the things you love about yourself, almost like a love letter to yourself. Write for as long as you want and complete the letter, with the self-love mantra - “I let love & kindness into my life”

Temple & the Moon Love Spell Kits are available online

Crystal healing for beginners | 'Let it go' full moon ritual

Harness the power of the full moon to let go of what no longer serves you.

The Moon is believed to represent our inner sanctum and our intuition. It is as changeable as our emotions and our lives are tuned into its rhythmic cycle of waxing and waning. Don’t underestimate the Moon’s potent effect on you, harnessing its power through working with its cyclical phases can truly enhance your life. Each lunar cycle lasts 28 days as the Moon orbits around the Earth, affecting our sleep, our mood and our energy levels as it moves.

We experience Full Moon when the Moon is completely illuminated by the Sun and is a full glowing orb in our skies. The first full moon of the year is on the 28th January at 19.13 in the UK. This is a highly emotional time, some may feel highly energetic, others may experience sleep disruption. It is a good time to try and channel this energy positively and what better way than a full moon ritual.

For this ritual we recommend getting dressed up in the aptly named Luna Peekabo Catsuit. Dance in the full moon light and allow the moon beams to catch the holographic shimmer, illuminating you under the full moon’s gaze.

  • Once you’re catsuit ready, burn some white sage to smoke cleanse and remove negative energies.
  • Next, grab a Selenite crystal to charge up the space. Selenite, is named after Selene, the mythical goddess of the Moon and can aid moon magic.
  • Pop on some of your favourite festival tunes so you feel truly free, full of gratitude and let it go, fully embrace the lounge dancing for as long as you fancy.
  • Next up, write down in your journal everything you feel ready to let go of, it could be any emotions or situations that no longer serve you.
  • Write for as long as you want and when you’re ready, burn the paper (safely and in an outside space) as the paper burns repeat the mantra “Even in the darkness, I can shine”

Selenite Spheres, Moon Ritual and Let it Go Spell kits are all available at Temple & the Moon

Crystal healing for beginners | Abundance and Action Spell

Sometimes you need a little magic to get things moving. In this crystal spell, you can call all your dreams and desires into your life.

  • To begin, get the energy flowing. We suggest a fast yoga flow or some big dance workout moves. To add a little more va va voom to this fiery practice, don yourself with some vibrant Phoneix cycling shorts  
  • In magic, green candles represent prosperity & good fortune, so begin the second step in the ritual by lighting one. As you watch the candle flame flicker, write down everything you want to call into your life, dream away, no idea is too big or too small. Once you’ve completed the list, write down an action list, some first steps and some intentions of how you might reach some of these goals.
  • When you’ve finished with your intention setting, fold the paper in a small square and place in a jar along with a citrine crystal. Citrine is believed to attract good fortune and abundance so will charge up your manifestation and intentions list. Leave the jar on a window sill or in a safe place until new moon, when you can safely burn the list.
  • Let the candle burn out to seal the spell.

This spell could be simplified to become a morning practice - workout, write your intentions down for the day, you could even program your crystal by telling it your intentions and then each time you hold or look at your crystal you can be reminded of your intentions. The more action you take, the more you want to take action.

If you feel like you could do with some extra help manifesting your dreams and desires, use Temple & The Moon’s Cosmic Ordering service led by resident Witch Hannah Rose. Visit our website to easily book appointments online.

Crystal healing for beginners | Tap into your intuition with Labradorite

Feeling like you need some guidance? There’s a crystal for that. Labradorite can aid your intuition and help raise psychic awareness.

  • Meditate with the crystal for a while, then carry out some free writing - a practice where you can simply write for as long as you want about whatever comes to mind. Through this practice you should get clarity and insight and it can help you to make decisions to move forward.
  • If sitting still doesn’t suit you, chuck on some Amazon High waisted leggings (their petrol shimmer looks exactly like Labradorite) pop the crystal in your pocket, switch your phone on airplane mode and go for a meditative walk.
  • As you walk, notice everything around you. Look out for signs and symbols as you go and by the time you are finished you should find some clarity and the answers should be there.

If you’re still looking for some guidance you could use tarot or oracle cards as a tool for self reflection to help you with whatever you’re navigating.

121 Zoom Tarot readings are available with Temple & the Moon Founder, Katrina

Have you ever used crystals for a reason and did they work? We'd love to here your stories and thoughts! Comment below 🌙✨

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