So, you've brought your first crystal home! Now what?
One of the first things we recommend is that you cleanse your crystal. This is because we may not know how many hands or energies may have been collected prior to us receiving our new friends. Therefore a thorough cleansing is ideal to wash away any energies which aren't ours, so we may start fresh and clean in building the relationship with our new crystal.
There are various methods of cleansing crystals, which may include, but are not limited to:
- Sunshine (though be mindful of those crystals which are light-sensitive and may fade over time)
- Full Moonlight
- Sacred Smoke (White Sage, Palo Santo, Mugwort or other herbs and plant allies)
- Sound (Singing bowls, gongs, bells, etc)
- Other Crystals (Clear Quartz, Selenite, Blue Kyanite
- Sea Salt
- Mother Earth/ dirt and grounding
- Water* though please be aware some crystals are not water friendly!
Once cleansed, we may decide where to place our new crystals. There are some places more suitable than others for particular types of crystals, i.e. clear quartz we don't suggest for the bedroom as it can keep one awake due to it's more active energies. However Rose quartz, Amethyst, Celestite, or Smokey Quartz is supportive for sleep.
Clear Quartz amplifies the energies of other crystals or that which it sits by, so we also suggest not placing it near electronics (especially wifi routers! one of our big no-no's). Instead, Shungite or Smokey Quartz is supportive for EMF protection, so we place these two types of crystals near electronics and wifi-routers, especially as we have little ones in the home.
Some other notes on placement:
Black Tourmaline is great for entry-ways and exits, ie. Doors/Windows for protection and to repel any unwanted energies from entering our space.
Pyrite is also a form of protection, but also calls in abundance, so in the entrance of an office, or workspace, high traffic area, is ideal.
Rose Quartz in the bedroom, bathroom, or dresser area may remind us the importance of self-care, and self-love.
Amethyst placed in the bedroom can also facilitate gentle and more peaceful sleep. In the living area or entrance can also help in harmonizing the overall energies.
Clear Quartz can be placed anywhere which we need to bring in more light; darker corners or not-well lit cabinet locations... we can also place clear quartz next to other crystals to enhance and amplify those energies.
But as always, this is a very intuitive activity, as All is energy and all placement in the home is about the flow of energy which is is comfortable and soothing for you. We bring crystals into our homes and space for various reasons... at the end of the day, only you will know what feels best.
Trust your Intuition, Allow yourself to Connect and Flow.