gemstone & crystal magic

  • What I Thought Being a Witch was Like: Rituals every full moon, mad divination powers and seeing the future, communing with crystals, one with the energy of the universe, brewing potions and making mad magic
  • What Being a Witch is Actually Like: Drawing sigils to pass tests, asking tarot why I'm anxious and it not telling me, research, random spices on random foods, salt everywhere, stuffing leaves into bottles and hoping it works
Obscure-ish Ways to Charge Spells (Mostly Crystals)
  • Hold onto your crystals, spell jar, or other bit of witchery while watching a film that riles you up emotionally. (personally, I find Lifetime movies to be perfect for this)
  • If you’re one of those people who meditate before bed (and, like me, fall asleep promptly afterwards), either hold onto your crystals in your palms or keep them in your pajama pockets.
  • If you work retail (or any other similarly aggravating job), carry or wear a crystal around your neck and focus all your annoyance into it instead of getting fed up. It cooks up a solid frenzy of energy, perfect for a small hex, curse, or otherwise petty spell.
  • Sing to your spell.
  • Scream. Just fucking scream at your fucking rocks.
Properties of 14 common crystals

Many practitioners of magic (including myself) enjoy using the energies of crystals in their practice. The energies of crystals can strengthen the effects of magical working. Crystals can be used in spellwork, meditation, ritual, divination, etc. Or you can carry them around with you throughout your day to achieve a certain result, or just to help you get through life more smoothly. I hope this list helps you find a crystal to suit your individual needs.

Quartz - A multi-purpose crystal, can be programmed for nearly anything. Enhances and strengthens the energies of any magical working. Offers protection from negativity. Can act as a substitute for any other crystal in spell work.

Amethyst - Excellent for all types of healing, both physical and emotional. Has very soothing and calming energies and is great for meditation. Protects against negativity, especially spiritual and psychic attack.

Rose Quartz - A stone of love and relationships. Wonderful for promoting self-love and for allowing one to open up to receiving love from others. Has calming and reassuring energies and is great for emotional healing. Promotes sleep and good dreams.

Citrine - Does not accumulate negative energy. A great stone for manifestation and abundance. Attracts wealth, prosperity, and success. Promotes love and happiness and soothes problems in relationships.

Tiger’s Eye - An excellent stone for protection, especially against curses and ill-wishing. Good for boosting confidence and self-worth. Helps with accomplishing goals. Enhances good luck and brings prosperity.

Agate - Promotes inner stability, self-esteem, and composure. Improves concentration and mental clarity. A protective stone, especially during travel. Enhances feelings of security and safety.

Selenite - A good stone for promoting spiritual growth. Increases awareness and intuition. Good for meditation, dispelling negativity, and promoting harmony. Increases feelings of love and inner peace.

Obsidian - Helps protect against depression, negativity, and psychic attacks. A very grounding and protective stone, especially for sensitives. Good for breaking attachments and releasing. Also good for manifestation and abundance.

Fluorite - A highly protective and stabilizing stone. Strengthens the intuition, increases insight, and heightens mental abilities. Absorbs negative energies.  Protects against psychic manipulation and organizes chaotic situations. Creates calm feelings and mental clarity in chaotic situations.

Labradorite - Promotes innate magical abilities to come to the surface. Tempers negative personality aspects and brings out the best in a person. Calms an overactive mind and awakens new ideas and energies.

Bloodstone - Protects against threats and bullying, and brings strength for coping with new situations. Increases creativity and heightens the intuition. Encourages blessings and prosperity. Boosts the immune system and balances hormones.

Onyx - Absorbs negative energy and removes negativity from a person’s life. Prevents the draining of personal energy and aids in the release of negative emotions. Promotes good fortune, relaxation, and strength. Increases courage to face challenges in life.

Hematite - A good stone for grounding, stabilizing, and protecting oneself. Promotes mental organization, memory, and calming energies. Decreases emotional negativity and feelings of anxiety. Enhances willpower, confidence, and strength.

Moonstone - A protective stone, especially during travel by night. Aids in the acceptance of love and opens the heart to nurturing qualities. Increases fidelity, fertility, self-expression, and self-confidence. Soothes and calms the emotions and enhances the intuition and happiness.

Note: Crystals are not a substitute or alternative for medical attention.

-theowloracle

Offerings and Gifts to Plants:

- Cleansed and charged gemstones: Place these next to your chosen plant so they can receive their energies. The crystals can be charged to suit your intent e.g. healing, love, friendship and more. Plants especially love moss agate, but if you don’t have any of this it is also nice to offer a crystal with similar properties to the plant. For example, offer rose quartz to a rosebush as they both have similar energies of healing, love etc.

- A song: You could sing one you know or make up your own. It doesn’t have to be fancy; you can even just hum a simple tune to it.

- Water (kind of obvious). Moonwater or gem elixirs are especially powerful and can be charged with energies you wish to pass to the plant.

- Fertiliser, some compost or new soil.

- Clear debris and weeds around the plant that may interfere with its growth.

- Sigils: Like crystals, they can be used to help the plant grow, heal etc.

- A story. Even just reading a book out loud as you sit near your plant can help you bond.

- A compliment or two, offered mentally or verbally.

- A new pot if the plant is getting to big for its old one. You can even get crafty and paint it using colour magic, sigils and other pretty designs.

- Some pretty stones to place around the base of your plant to decrease evaporation when you water it.

Feel free to add more - I’m just thinking off the top of my head here :)