Obviously none of these are mandatory, but their presence can help keep your altar spiritually clean and aid you in your work! This is only a handful of ideas, as many more crystals have uses as well!
💎Red Jasper helps clear the mind and encourages grounding/stability. It also helps establish new disciplines and helps create a sense of control. This is super handy if you are new and want a little reassurance!
💎Quartz is a very common and very popular one. It helps store energy, and can be used to charge other items, keeping them “fresh” for you. It’s also a good amplifier for any magical workings.
💎Obsidian absorbs and converts negative energy, keeping it from gunking up your altar space! It’s like a fish tank cleaner.
💎Agate helps aid ceremonies and rituals by assuring everything goes smoothly! It also is useful for communicating with spirits and higher powers, so if you have a devotional altar, this might be a nice addition.
💎Chrysoprase gives off a calm and gentle vibe. If you would like your altar space to be immediately soothing and peaceful, this is a nice stone to help color the atmosphere.
💎Ruby in Fuchsite is known for clearing out energy blocks, greatly enhancing psychic powers, and is handy in spirit work/meditation. If you’re into divination or the altar is for a spirit companion, this could be a great thing to keep around!
💎Black Kyanite, besides being a handy protection stone, is great for aiding in energy work! If your altar space is for magic working, this can help the flow of energy between you, your tools, and your spell go much more smoothly.
This is a SALT BLOCK. You typically use it for cooking, BUT I am planning to use it for a safe place for my tarot cards, runes, and my mini Books of Shadows. It’s in the mail as of yesterday and I’m so excited.
Adder Stones (sometimes
also called hag stones, witch stones, serpent’s eggs, snake’s eggs, Glain
Neidr, Milpreve, adderstanes, Gloine nan Druid, aggry, or aggri) are stones,
usually smooth or glassy, with a naturally occurring hole bored straight through
it, typically from water erosion or natural damage.
That said, there are no shortage of stories claiming these
stones have a more unnatural origin. One claims that they are formed from the
hardened saliva of a great number of serpents, massed together, and the holes
are from their tongues. Another claims the stones are actually the heads of
Adder stones feature prominently in Welsh mythology and
Druidic culture. They were believed to have magical powers and thought to
protect people from a gamut of problems, ranging from eye diseases, evil
charms, nightmares, whooping cough, and snake bites. It was also believed that
if you looked through the hole in an adder stone, you could see through the
disguise of a fairy or witch.
I responded to a post about chants and music to help raise energy (for hausofsageandcrystals & ace-of-pentacles)before or during practicing magic, and I thought instead of just helping that person, I’d just make a master post to help anyone who might be looking for a list like this.
Each artist is listed here with a link to an example of their music… I would 10/10 recommend all of these artists to anyone with a taste for the medieval/pagan/witchy feel. I will do my best to define the genre of music they all fall under for you guys.