Why I only use Water, Moon, Wood and Sound for Cleansing and Charging Crystals
An element that takes up 71% of the Earth's surface, more than 60% in a human's body and our blood of which 90% is made up of water is the most essential element to sustaining life. It is also an element used for spiritual cleansing for many centuries! Not just in Witchcraft but in other religions like Christianity, Catholicism, Taoism and Sikhism (commonly against evil).
The water used in Witchcraft rituals are NOT filtered water that runs from your tap. Water from our tap carries purified water from anywhere (e.g. ground, rivers, reservoirs, rain, sea) through various physical/ chemical/ biological processes that removes minerals contained. In spiritual work we can not use purified water because the good minerals are removed from it's natural environment, passing through different polluted channels and chemical treatment to become drinkable. What many people do not know is that water also carries memories with them, making the quality of water used for cleansing important for our well being. Hence only pure spring water can be used in cleansing, uninterrupted by processes and pollution which is what we use in Moon Crystal Tarot's Positivity Sprays.
The carefully selected spring water is then complimented with Moon rituals to provide relevant energies of different moon phases to help overcome your different struggles. Not charging your Crystals¹ on Lunar Eclipses or Solar Eclipses does not help you to avoid calamities either! We can't escape or change what is decided by nature. Eclipse change will still come into your life with or without your crystals help! What you should do is embrace those energies and make them your own. By avoiding nature's course, it is as if putting the blame on nature yet this is nature by design.
For your easy references:
New Moon - Beginning, Focus, Adjustment, Planning, Journal
First Quarter - Action, Empowerment, Challenge, Break Patterns, Decisions
Full Moon - Tension, Transformation, Success, Manifestation, Clarity, Gratitude
Last Quarter - Balance, Control, Set Boundaries, Forgiveness, Acceptance
Balsamic Moon - Peace, Recharge, Rest, Surrender, Self Care
Dark Moon - Ending, Banishment, Release, Cleansing, Introspection
Next to working with water and moon is wood, it is the one thing that shares a common scientific bond with crystals. Not many people talk about this but storing your crystals in wood (e.g. packaging/ paper/ furniture) helps retain it's energies better. They are both piezoelectric materials with a crystalline structure that does not have a symmetry center. What this means? It allows them to be used in clocks and loudspeakers where frequency of the energy produced is well controlled. Yes, you heard me. Quartz crystals are used in clocks!
With proper cleansing, charging and retaining materials, next comes activation. Sound waves is very important in activation because it helps agitate the molecules in crystals to generate heat and electrical energy. This is when some of your friends who are Clairsentient can get to experience these energies, like a numbing sensation in your hands or an electrical surge going up your arms. It is a rare gift and talent that some are fortunate to sense in their spiritual healing journey. *Sending love to all my Clairsentients out there* Activation taps onto the final step of preparing a crystal's energy for your usage. It is like calibrating a crystal to suit your needs hence using the right type of sound from your singing bowl can help balance a certain chakra within you.
Crystals¹ - They are not your Stones or Metals. Stones are Moonstone, Green Aventurine, Jade, Black Tourmaline, Red Jasper, Shungite, Sodalite, Obsidian and Fluorite. Metals are Pyrite, Bismuth, Hematite and Galena. Crystals to name a few are Clear/ Rose/ Smoky/ Lemon Quartz, Amethyst, Citrine, Carnelian and Selenite/ Satin Spar.