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Crystals 101

Marie Horridge’s Daughter Jk Horridge and I created this document from our first mentoring class. If you see something to add please submit in comments as we’d love to hear your thoughts xx

Crystals 101

When you chose a crystal - it will seem to 'call' to you as if it has been waiting for you. This is because you and that crystal are on the same frequency. The crystal will 'catch your eye' and you will feel an immediate connection, even if it is not the crystal you came for. When you hold the crystal in your hand, you will feel a connection of frequency. Some people find crystals. Some people 'feel' that crystals find them.

You can measure the vibration of gemstones just like each of us, it is unique to every crystal. Based on these frequencies, we can communicate with the gemstone easily too. Bear in mind, the frequency of a crystal changes over time, just like us!

Just to name a few high vibrational stones:

Clear quartz

Watermelon Tourmaline 22

Jade 11

Hematite 9

Selenite 8

Choosing Your Crystal Shape

While the healing properties of your crystal will remain the same regardless of shape, the experience you have with your crystal may differ.


A crystal point is an intense energy tool that serves to focus and amplify the power of the stone. You can use it to direct healing energy inward, by turning the point toward you, or outward, by turning it away. Many people use their points to manifest intentions, because a standing point will continue to radiate the energy of your intention out into the universe even after you leave it.


A crystal sphere emits energy equally out in every direction. It provides a gentle, full energy that you can feel both grounded by and immersed in. Holding two spheres in meditation brings a sense of harmony to your practice.


A crystal cube is associated with the root chakra. This makes it a powerfully grounding stone to create calm in your environment. You can establish a protective grid by placing a crystal cube in each of the four corners of your room.


Pyramids are a sacred shape that were used in many ancient civilizations. Use a crystal pyramid to beam concentrated energy up into the universe. Use it to help manifest your intentions by writing them down on a piece of paper, and setting the crystal pyramid on top.


This loving crystal shape is great for reminding you to keep it’s healing properties close at heart. Work with them to nourish your spirit with the energy that you want to give and receive.


Crystal harmonizers are a pair of cylinder shaped crystals that aid your meditation practice by bringing you into spiritual, mental and physical balance.


Crystal clusters are one of the most beautiful occurrences in nature. A cluster happens when many points form on the same matrix. Because a cluster has so many points, it is believed to vibrate a higher energy. Having a cluster in your home or space will ensure that it remains elevated with the energy you want to cultivate.

Tumbled Stones

Tumbled stones are great because of their wide range of uses. As small, smooth stones, they can easily be held in your pocket or purse. You can also use them to create your own crystal grids.

Crystal Chips

Ever wondered what you can use chips for? You can make high vibrational essential oil, perfumes, wishing bottles, jar candles (we can tag you for lovely ideas here with adding chips to your jar candles.)

METHODS cleansing and charging

Each of us has our own mojo which we believe most empowers the crystal. Try them all, recognizing each gem has their own preference as well and see which method you like best to take care of your crystals.


The purpose of cleansing is to bring the crystal to a clear and pure state. Crystals are frozen vibrations after all and any impurities and discord it experiences during its harvest, sale and journey will be felt.

As you are working with purification, being of clear mind and intention is necessary. Say a mantra, clear the room with sage or bells and be ready to let the purest light move from you. The cleansing is a ritual after all and all such endeavors require mindful peace and vigilance.


Water is a master energy and can be used in any form of ritual. With crystals and water, their legacy is entwined and they are amicable partners for assisting each other.

1. You may hold the crystal under water (pure spring or a river/ocean is most ideal, but we make due!)

2. Visualize the water washing over the crystal taking away any disruptions to its natural state

3. Use sea salt and lightly brush it over the stone using the water to cleanse the salt away

Note: Some crystals disintegrate when wet. Common stones that can't get wet include: amber, turquoise, red coral, fire opal, moonstone, calcite, kyanite, kunzite, angelite, azurite, selenite. Selenite will dissolve in water. A good rule of thumb: Many stones that end in “ite” are not water-friendly.)

For those considering salt water. Just check the Mohs hardness scale on each one. I think anything below 6-7 is not salt water safe.


When water is not an option, put your crystals in a bowl of brown rice and leaving it for 24 hours.


The energies of the moon are most purifying and can be used to clear and program any crystal for extra vitality. Place directly under the moonlight and charge it up under the full and new moons to get the most potent frequencies.

The moon as a feminine energy can help with spiritual and emotional healing.


It would be irresponsible to honor the moon and not recognize the power of the sun! Charging your crystals in the sunlight (direct light is better than windows) will super-charge your crystal and give it drive and focus.

The solar energies tend to be more “masculine” and are better suited for programming. Allow the sun to support big efforts that require momentum and call attention to your endeavors.


Not everyone is fortunate enough to share this special blessing, but placing your cherished crystals in snow is a quick and powerful way to clear and program your crystals to hold long lasting intent.


Burying your stones will clear any and all lingering energies from your crystal. Going back to the places from whence it began is a powerfully effective means of clearing!

While you may follow you intuition on how long to leave the crystal in the earth, 3, 7, or 11 days is best to give your stone a total reset.


As you may use smudging to clear your home (think sage, copal and sweetgrass) so too may you use smoke to clear crystals. This is especially helpful for jewelry which would corrode under water. Then there’s fire power where direct fire immediately burns away any negative energy and is done in a matter of seconds over a candle...wave your stone over your smoke source for 20-30 seconds to cleanse it while simultaneously purifying your home.


Long trusted by the ancients, a bell is an easy ally to remind you how to take care of your crystals. A singing bowl or drumming can be used as well. Likewise the sound of your own voice and the use of sacred chants will hold the programming.


You can balance your own energies during meditation by blowing balanced breath onto your jewels. It's important to state an intention so you can refuel your gemstone after you clean it. If you practice the form of crystal cleansing regularly, it will come naturally, and the calmness of your being will allow for true not do this in vain. Make sure you practice this with relaxed and true meditation. A double whammy is to do a meditation-cleanse during the full moon!


There are some crystals that need no clearing and actually clear other stones. Selenite, quartz, carnelian, amethyst and kyanite are among these rare treasures.

A selenite slab under your crystals acts as a perfect technique for clearing and charging your crystals. Likewise a beautiful amethyst or quartz cluster can happily hold and bless and charge other smaller stones.


Besides when first acquiring, a crystal will absorb energy as it “works.” Each has its own purpose and like people, needs a rest, a recharge, from time to time. You may notice your crystal feeling heavy or dull or you may intuitively get a message that it needs some refreshing.

Any particularly intense work – after a fight or during times of illness or trauma, for instance – crystals can best serve you if they are cleared before being put back to work.


Another form of ritual, you may program your crystal to assist with specific tasks and projects. If you’re into dream and journey work (Try this: Put a programmed quartz under your pillow at night and hold it in the morning to help you remember dreams.)

1. Determine what you need assistance with

2. Choose the crystal that grabs your attention and ask it if it willing to partner. You will feel a clear yes, excitement even if the answer is affirmative No will usually feel like a strong resistance. I find no is easier to determine than yes which may just be neutral

3. Hold your crystal to your heart and then to your 3rd eye. With clear intent in your self imagine the task projected into the crystal. Extend it in front of you until the 3 (crystal, heart and mind) link forming a triangle and locking in the purpose. Please note, use your intuition here! Some will hold in left hand as it’s normally your receiving hand. Some will hold on both hands when programming. Do what feels right to you!

4. State aloud the “program” and thank the crystal for being a willing transmitter of this frequency

As you deepen your work with the crystal realm, you may likely uncover your own special magic to partner with the gems you cherish. Remember they are both an asset and a boon to our planet and should be treated with the utmost respect. You may find the apophyllite you hold so dear is ready to be gifted elsewhere. Appreciate this is the beauty of flow and be grateful for the time and blessings it did offer you.

🔮Have fun exploring your crystals🔮

Blessed Be

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