Whether you are brand new to using crystals or wondering if you are on the right track, it helps to know the common mistakes often made. You might be making some of these mistakes without realizing you are reducing the effectiveness of your crystals.
Mistake #1: Not cleansing and charging your crystals
Crystals are powerful and can absorb the energies around them, but this can also be a bad thing if you are not cleansing the energy and recharging them. You want to not only do this when you first acquire new crystals to get rid of other people’s energies, but also as you use them in your own practice.
How often should they be charged? It depends how often they are used and if other people touch them, but typically at every full moon is a good reminder. You also need to charge them if someone else has touched them or if your own energy or manifestations have changed.
Mistake #2 : Using the same crystal for everything
We get it – you found a crystal you absolutely love and can just feel the energy and power radiating from it. The problem is, if you use that crystal for all your practices, with all the different energies, it is going to get blocked and will need cleansing and charging much more often.
A better idea is to program and designate crystals for specific purposes. One crystal used for tarot reading to help open your third eye, and another crystal placed in front of you for your manifestation rituals. People often make the mistake of over-using a crystal and not setting proper intentions for it.
Mistake #3 : Keeping your crystals hidden away
While it is good to keep crystals in a safe place, you don’t want them to collect dust and deplete them of their energy. It is a good idea to display some of your crystals in different areas of your home after they have been properly charged with your intentions. Not all of them need to be out, as you do want to be careful to avoid damage. But just think about having them in different areas of your home, like on your nightstand to help you sleep, in your kitchen, maybe one in your purse or at work.
Mistake #5 : Leaving them out in direct sunlight
While it is okay to leave crystals out for a little while in the sunlight, they should not get constant direct sunlight. Exposure to the UV rays over an extended period of time can damage your crystals, causing the colors to fade and might deplete them of their energy. If you want to keep them out after a full moon charge, only do so for one day, then bring them inside.
Some crystals break down in the sun, or in water. Always be sure to do your research so that you know how to properly care for each particular crystal or stone. Which of these mistakes are new to you? How will that change your practice going forward? Feel free to drop your answers in the comments below.
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