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How To Set Intentions With Crystals

Crystals are powerful tools for manifesting and healing. They can help support, restore balance, or bring harmony and stability with our energy field. More than that, they can be used to work for you and help you achieve your goals in a conscious way. Whether you want to reach your full potential at work or find the love of your life, setting intentions with crystals can guide you towards improving your life. Read on to discover how to set intentions with crystals. 

Why you should set intentions with crystals

Intentions are the things we want in our life. In fact, the practice of setting intentions can be powerful, and can really help you live a happier life. Whether you want more money, to fall in love, grow your confidence, or be healthy, you can program your crystals to help you reach your goal. 

When you set an intention, you are basically identifying what you want to change in your life, and taking the first step towards this change. 

But before you start working with your crystals, it is important to understand why you should program them.

When you set an intention with your crystal, you are basically asking your crystal to work for you in a way that you want to. 

More than that, setting intentions with crystals allows you to connect with your own wants and needs. It also helps you figure out what you want more of in life. Crystals are here to support you on your journey and can help you stay focused on your goal. You will be more conscious of your actions throughout the day and spend less time on activities that don’t benefit you.

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How to set intentions with crystals

Crystals amplify the power of your intentions. They act as a constant reminder of your goals. Here is a step by step process on how to set intentions with crystals. It’s pretty easy and straightforward. 

1. Connect with your crystal

Before you set your intention, you need to choose the right crystal. There is no ‘best crystal for setting intentions’. In fact, you should choose a crystal that you are drawn to. Whether you like the color, shape, or vibration of the gemstone, simply choose the one you are naturally attracted to. 

2. Cleanse your crystal

Whenever you get crystals or intend to work with them, you should cleanse them first. There are several ways you can do this. Whether you want to use salt, sage, or a singing bowl, you can clear your crystal from the previous energies it has absorbed. If you want to learn more about how to cleanse crystals, read this!

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3. Set your intention with your crystal

Once your crystal is cleansed, you can set your intentions. To do this, take a few deep breaths. Try to increase your awareness and be present in your body and mind. 

Hold your crystal in your hands and try to be open to its vibration. After you’ve identified what you want, say your intentions out loud. You can repeat it three times to fully attach this message to your crystal. 

4. Revisit the energy

Keep your crystal in your pocket, on your desk, under your pillow, or next to your bed to serve as a constant reminder of the positive intentions you have set. Revisit and reset your intentions weekly to continue on your positive journey. Stay conscious of the energy you are bringing in. Be positive, and positivity will come to you.

What to say when setting intentions with crystals

To know what you want in life or what you could program your crystal with, you can ask yourself those questions:

 What is important to me?

This is probably the most powerful question you can ask yourself. If you can answer this, you will probably find what your goal is. 

Write down 5 things that are important to you like health, love, or happiness for example. You can also write things that you are grateful for.  Your intention should align with your values in life. Take your time to define your intention and choose something that is really important to you and that fits your personality. 

How can I get closer to my dream life?

Think about what aspects of your life you’d like to improve. Do you want to improve your social life? Get a better job? Or improve your relationships? Use your core values to guide you. 

How can I be a better person?

When you decide to set an intention, it means yo have decided to change yourself in some way. Be clear about what you want. Ask yourself how you can improve your life and be a better person. Whether you need to let go of anger, become a better listener, or accept responsibility, define a plan to get you closer to your true self.

Once you’ve chosen your intention you can program your crystal by saying ‘I program this crystal for ———‘ and fill in the blank with your intention. 

See also:10 powerful crystals for beginners

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Different ways to set intentions with crystals

There are many different ways to set intentions with crystals. SOME People like to do it holding the crystal in their hands, others like to meditate with crystals and so on. You should use the one you feel is the most effective for you. Here are a couple more ways you can set intentions with crystals:

1. Meditate with crystals

Meditating with crystals is a very popular practice among castle lovers. It’s a great way to feel the energy of your stone and channel your intention into it. First, try to enter a meditative state while holding the crystal in your hands. Once you feel focused, start thinking about your intention to infuse the crystal with your thoughts. This is just one way to do it, you can also experiment with your practice to figure out what feels good for you. 

2. Create your own ritual

Crystal rituals can be used to program them. You can do simple rituals of just a few minutes to help you harness their natural energy. For example, if you wish to attract love you can take a Rose Quartz and place it on your heart for a couple of minutes and take this time to connect with your own self-love too. Then you could give your crystal its job and say out loud what you want to program your crystal for. Once you’re done you can carry your crystal with you to amplify your intention.

3. Use your chakras

Chakras are energy centers of the body. They have the responsibility of taking in, incorporating, and emanating energy to keep us functioning at optimal levels.

Different crystals correspond to different chakras. You can use the energy of your gemstone to activate your chakras. For example, if you wanted to build confidence, you could use Different colored crystals often correspond to different chakras, and using the energy of your own chakras to program your crystals can be super helpful.

Bottom line

Now that you know how to set intentions with crystals, you can start working with your gemstones. Whether you want to create your own ritual or meditate with your stones, don’t forget to focus on your intention. Then, you’ll be able to use your crystal as a constant reminder of your intention! It will help you improve different areas of your life. Have you ever set intentions with crystals? Let me know in the comments below. 

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How To Charge Crystals For Healing

Crystals are believed to hold healing vibrations which many of us use to bring luck, ease worries or meditate. They have been used in healing rituals for many years, and absorb negative energies of our bodies and environment. Whether you have 1 or 100 crystals, if you believe in their healing capacities, you’ll need to charge them. In this post, I answer all your questions about charging crystals and give you tips on how to charge crystals for healing. 

Charging vs cleansing crystals

For many people, charging and cleansing crystals is the same thing. now, in my experience, these are two different things. 

I charge my crystals when I want to renew their energy and give them a boost. While cleansing is more a way to purify my crystals and remove the negative energies they have absorbed. 

Both cleansing and charging crystals are good for them, so make sure you do both. Especially if you use your crystals often or have used them for a difficult healing session. 

Why do you charge crystals?

Because they absorb negative energies and vibrations, crystals need to be charged and cleansed from time to time. For example, If you want to use your crystals for a healing session, you will need to charge them first.

Charging crystals is a way to refresh them and amplify their positive vibes. Just like you need to rest and restore your energies after a long week of work, crystals are the same. When you charge your crystals, you replenish their energy fully. Don’t forget to cleanse your stone before you charge it. 

If you do not believe in the metaphysical side of crystals, you don’t have to charge them. Many of my customers just wear or have crystals because they find them pretty! 

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How often should I charge my crystals?

If you use your crystals often, for healing sessions, for example, you should charge them at least once a month. You can charge them more often if you want to. Another option is to charge them whenever you cleanse them, this way they are clean and fully ready for another healing session!

Also, many crystal lovers like to put their crystals out every full moon because it is a powerful lunar phase.

How long do crystals stay charged?

There is no way of saying how long crystals stay charged. I believe it depends on how often you use them and what you use them for. For example, a crystal that is touched and used every day won’t stay charged as long as a crystal that stays on your desk and doesn’t get used.

Can you charge crystals through a window?

You crystals don’t have to be directly in the moonlight or sunlight to charge. The truth is, they can benefit from the energy of the moon or sun even if they are behind a window.

Depending on where you live, it is not always possible to leave your crystals outside. When I lived in Montreal, I couldn’t put my crystals outside in winter because it was way too cold. So, I used to put them on the window sill every full moon to charge them through the window.

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How to charge crystals

There are many ways to charge crystals and stones. Just choose a way that works best for you and your crystals. Here are some of my favorite ways to replenish the energy of your crystals.

Sunlight

You can charge crystals using the rays the sun or the moon. The light is very energizing and will fill your crystals with energy. I personally prefer charging my crystals under the moon because they are plenty of crystals than can’t ben under the sun. Some of them fade or brittle when exposed to sunlight. You can find a complete list of crystals that can’t be in the sun here

However, if you want to charge your crystals in the sun, place them in a spot where they will receive direct sunlight for about 24 hours. 

Moonlight

One of the best times to charge your crystals is on a new or full moon. During a new moon and full moon cycles, the moon and planetary energy are amplified. 

You can still charge your crystals under moonlight if it’s a cloudy or rainy day. All you have to do is place your crystals in a bowl and let them bask under the light for the night.

Bury them in the ground

If you want to give your crystal earth energy, you can bury it in the soil for 14 hours. This technique especially benefits earthy crystals that are black, brown or green.

If you choose to bury your crystal in the ground don’t forget to put a marker so that you don’t know where it is. 

Place your crystals in a flower pot

Alternatively, you can put your crystals in a healthy garden or flower pot. Your crystal will charge with the energy of the plants. 

Use other crystals

You can also charge your crystals with other crystals. To do that, you just need to put the crystal you wish to charge on top of another crystal. 

Another great way to do that is to create a circle with your crystals and place the crystal that needs energy in the center of your circle. 

Reiki and sound

If you’re into reiki you might want to reiki charge your crystals. You can also use sounds bowls to infuse your crystals with positive energies. 

Bottom line

There is no best way to charge your crystals. Whichever way you decide to do it, remember to cleanse them before. Have you ever charged your crystals? Let me know in the comments below!

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The Best Places To Buy Crystals Online

As a crystal lover and jewelry maker, people often ask me for the best places to buy crystals online. I have to buy crystals all the time to make my jewelry, so I can honestly say I have purchased from many online shops.

I’ve compiled a list of trusted vendors who offer quality crystals at reasonable prices. But first, I’ll give you my best tips to buy crystals online.

Is it safe to buy crystals online?

Most people will tell you that buying crystals online isn’t the best option. First, because it is harder to tell if a crystal is genuine or fake, and also because you can’t feel its energy. But, if like me, you don’t live near a crystal shop, then buying online is most probably your best option. I think you can still see the beauty of crystals online, and you can also find the one that is meant to be with you. 

It is relatively safe to buy crystals online, and you shouldn’t go paranoid over getting a fake crystal. Yes, some retailers do sell fake, man-made crystals, but not all of them. It is always a good idea to know what you’re looking for before purchasing crystals online and to be a bit educated about them. This way, you can avoid getting something you didn’t want, like heat-treated, dyed, or man-made crystals.

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Tips for buying crystals online

I buy almost all my crystals online, and I always look at the same things to make sure I’m buying a genuine crystal from a reputable seller. Here are my best tips:

1. Look at the pictures and description

Always make sure the crystal you want to purchase is shown in several angles on the pictures. Also, the pictures should be clear and show all the details of the stone. The description should mention the size of the crystal, its origin, and price. The downside of online shops is that sometimes you can’t choose the exact stone you want. So, you just receive something similar to the pictures. Always double-check, especially when buying a larger crystal.

2. Identify the crystal you want

That’s it, you’ve found the crystal of your dreams! Now, identify it and use a crystal book if needed. Some sellers will list the crystal properties on their website, but once again I would advise using a trusted crystal book to double-check. Most sellers either make mistakes or simply give inaccurate information. 

3. Communicate with the seller

If you have questions, or doubts about your purchase, you should definitely communicate with the seller. It’ll also give you an idea of how serious the website is. If the seller takes several days to answer or isn’t helpful at all, I wouldn’t purchase there. 

4. Check the shop’s social media presence

Another great way to know if a shop is active and updated is to check social media. I always make sure the shop I’m buying from either has recent reviews or is active online. 

5. Always read the reviews

Reviews are a very important criteria for me. I always read several reviews before I buy. First, because I want to be sure I will receive the goods, and second because I want to receive exactly what I bought. Reading reviews is a great way to know more about the shipping times, packaging and quality of the product. 

6. Notice the shipping charges

If you’re from outside of the USA, I strongly recommend looking closely at the shipping charges. They can be surprisingly high sometimes. And, unfortunately, I’ve noticed that more sellers are pushing the prices up so they can actually make money off the shipping charge. Also, most country’s have limits on imports, which means that if you buy in bulk, you could pay extra when you receive your parcel.

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The best places to buy crystals online

Most of the shops I recommend in this post are on Etsy. It is a reputable and safe platform that I like to use. I have bought from most of these shops, and have been happy with my purchases. Also, you might find that a couple of sellers I mention in this list offer crystals that are a bit overpriced, but they made it to the list because they have stunning or unique products. So, here is a list of the best places to buy crystals online: 

Spirit Nectar: I bought many crystals from Spirit Nectar, and I’m never disappointed. She is a very popular seller on Etsy and Instagram. This shop has a wide range of crystal points, spheres, palm stones and more. Plus, $1 of each crystal sold is donated to a charity in Madagascar.

I Love Lotus: with over 2,500 items in the shop, I Love Lotus offers geodes, clusters, spheres, carved crystals, and even crystal jewelry. They have a lot of different stones and are reasonably priced.

Moonchild Minerals: I love Moonchild Minerals because it has a range of beautiful Aura Quartz including spheres, points, and clusters. But she has many other crystals available. Most of the time, you can choose the exact crystal you want from the picture. 

New Moon Beginnings: New Moon Beginnings is a popular Etsy shop. She sells healing crystals, aromatherapy and energy products. Whether you want to grab a new crystal, sage sticks or crystal jewelry, new moon beginnings has what you’re looking for

Midnight Aura Crystals: This is the best shop for Aura Quartz lovers. In fact, Midnight Aura Crystals sells the most beautiful aura/angel aura quartz you’ll ever see, including Aura Amethyst. I love this shop, it’s so magical!

Stone And Spirit Shop: Another magical shop filled with stunning crystals. Stone And Spirit Shop is popular for its beautiful aura quartz moons and stars which are gorgeous for jewelry making. 

Mandala Gems: Mandala Gems sells ethically sourced crystals. She has many gorgeous and unique crystals that any collector would love to have. She even sells crystal skincare, including a rose quartz clay mask. If you’re looking for unique gifts, I recommend this shop.

Rocks With Sass: I follow this shop on Instagram, and let me tell you they post the most beautiful pictures! But more than that, they have a beautiful shop full of amazing crystals, ritual candles, grids, jewelry, and even crystal soaps. I love Rocks With Sass and I definitely recommend you check it out.

All That Shimmerzz: All That Shimmerzz also has a wide variety of crystals on offer. Check out the carved crystals, they are awesome. Especially the ones that are carved like animals. You’ll find dogs, cats, deers, and more. 

Sage Goddess: Sage Goddess is a very reputable crystal shop. Palm stones, pyramids, spheres, wands, Sage Goddess has everything you could ever want. I find her prices to be reasonable, and the whole website is actually super interesting if you are into the metaphysical side of things. 

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The best places to buy cabochons for jewelry making

Gemstone World UK: Gemstone World UK specializes in small cabochons for jewelry making. They also have pretty interesting specimens of raw moonstone and labradorite. I bought from this shop and wasn’t disappointed with the service or the quality of their stone. I definitely recommend buying from them, especially if you’re in Europe and want to get your stones quickly.

The Rainbow Gems: I’m a big fan of crystal shops from India, and have bought from many including this one. This shop sells labradorite, moonstone, amethyst, jasper, chrysocolla, malachite and more. The Rainbow Gems is excellent, and the prices are more than fair.

Gemstone Point: Another great seller from India. This shop has more variety than the one I mentioned above. Gemstone Point is truly one of the best if you want unique cabochons for jewelry making. They even offer free drill service and free shipping on orders over $30.

YGNSHOP: I haven’t bought from this shop yet, but I definitely intend too. I’m really attracted to labradorite – blue ones, purple ones, carved ones! YGNSHOP has excellent reviews so you can buy with confidence.

Phoenix Rising Gem Shop: Phoenix Rising Gem Shop sells cabochons on Instagram. This account is super popular on the platform because their cabochons are truly unique and fantastic. I have often wanted to buy from them, but their products always disappear in a heartbeat. Hopefully one day I’ll get one of their potion bottle cabochons. 

AK Gems Creations: This shop sells the cheapest (and best) cabochons on Etsy. You can get stunning blue labradorite cabochon for as little as $2. Also, AK Gems Creations has the most beautiful larimar pieces!

Bijoux Shope: I ordered from this shop several times already, and I’m never disappointed. The service is fast, the quality perfect and the prices reasonable. You’ll find all sorts of cabochons in Bijoux Shope.

Nayra Gems: Another beautiful shop located in India. Check out the unique coral fossil cabochons, and the beautiful mookaite jasper. Nayra Gems is reasonably priced, although the larimar is a tad bit expensive. 

Websites I don’t recommend for buying crystals

There are a few places on the world wide web I definitely don’t recommend buying your crystals from, especially if you want genuine ones. For instance, sellers who sell on big popular e-commerce platforms will most likely sell fake crystals. I know some people buy from these websites, but I wouldn’t personally recommend it especially since most sellers are from China. 

Also, I’ve heard of many people buying directly on social media from random people. Do not buy from someone you’ve never heard of, especially if they don’t have a website or online shop on a reputable platform. You could end up being scammed.

Bottom line 

There are many great online shops where you can buy crystals. The best way to make sure you’re buying from a reputable seller is to read the reviews, make sure the pictures are clear and check the descriptions. I hope you liked my list of the best places to buy crystals online! Have you ever bought crystals online? Let me know in the comments below!

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