Sunday, February 14, 2016

10 Crystals Every Witch Should Have

10 Crystals Every Witch Should Have

While you don't need any tools, herbs, or crystals to perform witchcraft, there are some crystals that can enhance your spells and rituals greatly. There are hundreds of crystals out there to choose from, so how do you figure out which ones you should keep on hand? Lucky for you, I have done the heavy lifting. Below is a list of 10 crystals every witch should have. Some of the crystals come with suggested alternatives, so if you are unable to find one of the crystals or you find the crystal doesn't resonate with you, feel free to grab the alternative instead.

10 Crystals Every Witch Should HaveClear Quartz: This is an absolute MUST have for any witch. If you are only going to have one crystal, this is the one to have. Quartz is the most versatile of crystals, and it is able to do just about everything you need. It boosts the powers of other materials like herbs and other crystals, focuses and directs energy, especially quartz points, and can be used for protection balancing, meditation, and dispelling negative energy.

10 Crystals Every Witch Should HaveCitrine: Cirtine is a yellow/orange variety of quartz and, like clear quartz, is very powerful. It is second on my list because it is well-known for its cleansing ability and can be used to cleanse you, your magical tools, other crystals, or even to diffuse a situation or disturbance in your home such as nightmares. Furthermore, it can be used to enhance psychic ability, making it a great companion to divination. Suggested Alternative Crystal: Yellow or Orange Calcite

10 Crystals Every Witch Should HaveRose Quartz: Ah, another quartz crystals! Like I said, quartz is the most versatile of crystals, making it a witch's greatest companion. As the name suggests, this quartz crystal has a rose or red hue, making it perfect for spells and rituals involving emotions, especially love. Use it to attract romance, affection, and friendship, bring soothing, healing energy to your home, diffuse situations, and bring peace to those fighting or suffering a great loss. Suggested Alternative Crystal: Pearl or Ruby

10 Crystals Every Witch Should HaveAmethyst: Okay, I promise this is the last of the quartz crystals. Amethyst is a light to dark purple variety of quartz and because of its color, it is great for use in magical workings. It helps deepen meditation, improves psychic ability, and aids in the remembrance of dreams. Wearing the crystal or placing it on your nightstand or altar will produce the greatest effect. If you have deities in your craft, it also makes a great offering, especially in cracked geode form. Suggested Alternative Crystal: Lapis lazuli or Moonstone

10 Crystals Every Witch Should HaveAmber: Amber is not technically a crystal, but instead fossilized tree sap. Of course, I would put a fossil on the list, and honestly I would have put more, but I picked the crystals that pack the most bang for their buck for this list. Amber is highly prized among witches, partly because of its association with the Sun and partly because of the amount of work that is required of the Earth to make it. Most people only associate amber with the Sun due to its yellow and orange color. One legend suggests amber to be the tears of the Sun, but if you know how amber is made you will find it has a deep connection with the Earth as well. Being blessed by both the Earth and the Sun makes this crystal an extremely powerful protection gem. I'd venture to say it is more powerful than quartz when it comes to protection. Suggested Alternative Crystal: Clear Quartz or Garnet

10 Crystals Every Witch Should HaveMalachite: Known for its deep emerald hues, malachite is perfect for prosperity magic. It is also a great crystal for protection, supposedly warding off evil and allowing the bearer to sense danger to come. It is also due to its green hues that many witches, especially green witches, use it in grounding rituals or spells. There are plenty of green crystals you can use, but I personally find malachite to be one of the prettiest out there. Suggested Alternative Crystal: Green Agate or Aventurine.

10 Crystals Every Witch Should HaveObsidian: This glass-like, black crystal is sacred to Hectate, the goddess of witches, and a favorite crystal for scrying mirrors. It can also be used for protection, boosting strength, and breaking down obstacles due to its volcanic origins. Being black, you can also use it in banishing magic. Since this crystal is sacred to Hectate, I couldn't leave it off the list, although I don't use my obsidian crystal often. Suggested Alternative Crystal: Onyx

10 Crystals Every Witch Should HaveTiger's Eye: "It's the eye of the tiger; it's the thrill of the fight; risin' up to the challenge, of our
rival." Yes, I just quoted Survivor, but it is perfect for this stone. Tiger's eye, which gets its name of the bands from from the gold in a base of brown, is used for strength, courage, good fortune, and boosting self confidence. Roman soldiers used to carry it in their pockets when they went off to battle. Whenever I do something new that makes me uncomfortable, I carry my Tiger's Eye with me. Suggested Alternative Crystal: Onyx or Bloodstone

10 Crystals Every Witch Should HaveBloodstone: Well, as its name suggests, this crystal is is associate with health, especially in regards to blood. However, the crystal is green with red flecks, not red as you may have guessed. It is also a great stone for protection, good luck, success, and courage like the Tiger's Eye. I added this one to the list because it is great for female witches if you know what I mean. Suggested Alternative Crystal: Tiger's Eye or Red Coral

10 Crystals Every Witch Should HaveMoonstone: This crystal is milky white in color and ruled by the Moon. Like amethyst, it aids in dream recall and increases intuition. It also calms emotions, like rose quartz, and benefits women's health like bloodstone. I added this one to the list because I have crystals from the Sun and Earth, and you can't leave out the Moon in witchcraft. This is a great crystal to use in place of amethyst, rose quartz, and bloodstone if your budget it tight or you don't have a place to store so many crystals. Suggested Alternative Crystal: Opal

So that is my list of 10 crystals I think every witch should have. Did I leave off a crystal you use often? Disagree with something on my list? Feel free to add your suggests in the comments!


12 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this...I love collecting stones. The moonstone is one of my favorites and I do have quartz, rose quartz, tiger's eye and hematite. As well as many others. Ironically a piece of lava rock my one grandmother gave me from Hawaii seems to resonate highly with me.

    I just love the colors and uses of the stones. I need to use them more but I mention on my blog how I used them to aid me during a phone interview I did. And they did help!
    Vanessa @
    http://moonbeamsnmysteries.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm glad you found the post useful! Stones we find or have been given hold much more power than those we buy in the store. I'm not surprised the lava rock resonates with you the most. I'm going to be carrying some of mine with me when I begin interviewing for a teaching position next month. I hope they do the trick!

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    2. where do yall get theses stones from I'm a starter on witchcraft and I also want to choose what type of witch I want to be but I don't the types of witches they have can you please help me with choosing I'm 15 by the way.

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    3. Of course! Your local metaphysical store will have these crystals. They are all very common. A simple google search will allow you to find your closest store. If you happen to not have one in your area, there are many online metaphysical stores that carry these crystals as well. Its best to buy them in person though, that way you can pick crystals that speak to you.

      I am not sure I understand the rest of your question. Are you asking about picking what type of witch you wish to be? There are sooooo many to pick from and it is determined by your personality and the witchcraft you want to practice. If you wish to practice a bit of everything, eclectic witchcraft would be best. Feel free to email me at flyingthehedge@outlook.com and we can talk further.

      Thanks for reading! I was 15 when I started practicing too by the way. :)

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  2. Awesome, I actually have all of these.

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  3. I love this, I have all these crystals on hand. Can I use this in my magazine Willow? I'm writing a magazine on witchcraft here in Australia

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    1. You may use it IF, and ONLY IF, I am properly attributed as the author, you mention my blog within the article, and direct readers to read and learn more by checking out my blog, AND send me a proof prior to publishing showing that you have included all that I have asked. Please email me at flyingthehedge@outlook.com

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  4. Where is the most affordable and best quality to purchase these? Do you have a website that sells these that you now about? Or do you just search EBay, or Amazon?

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    1. I go to my local metaphysical store. When it comes to crystals I have to touch them. You should only pick crystals that speak/resonate with you. Ordering them offline takes away your ability to only pick stones that will work well with you. Furthermore, there are a lot of scammers out there on Ebay and Amazon when it comes to crystals. Individuals are making fake crystals all the time, especially turquoise and citrine. Buying a fake will not work in your spells. Your local metaphysical store knows the difference and will be able to ensure you are getting on the best quality crystals. If you don't have a metaphysical store near you I suggest finding an online pagan store with good reviews. themagickalcat.com is a good one to shop from if you must buy online.

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  5. Hey, I loved your post! I'm new to the art and am working on researching crystals, herbs, etc...I am wondering, have you done a post about where to research these? I have no idea where to start finding information on crystals, herbs, and the like. Thanks!

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    1. I haven't made a post exclusively on researching crystal and herb uses. I do, however, write herbarium posts often about the magical and medicinal uses of herbs. You can find what I've covered under the Herbarium tab. Other sources I suggest are Scott Cunningham's books on crystals and his book on herbs. They are offer a brief overview of magical uses and are a great introduction. The Crystal Bible is talked about often, but I haven't personally read all of it, just browsed through the pictures. Google is your friend. There are several sites dedicated to crystal uses and herb uses. Of course, read critically and cross reference information for accuracy. I'll add a research post to my list of post ideas. That would be a good one to put together. Thanks for reading and good luck on your journey.

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