The tools of my magickal practice are ever evolving, but crystals have been a favorite of mine for as long as I can remember. My childhood was spent collecting rocks and gems, reading geology books and carefully cataloging my collection. At some point, that fascination became spiritual, and I started learning about the metaphysical properties of stones as well.
Now, at the end of the day, I’m a skeptic about the metaphysics of crystals. I don’t really believe crystals can ease pain or offer protection. Maybe they do, maybe they don’t. But I do believe that the physical representation of a crystal can come to be associated with a particular property and can remind us to let go, help us manifest and put us in a certain mindset.
Today I’m sharing with you five crystals and stones you can use for purification. Purification is one of the most important correspondences to be familiar with as it’s important to always purify ourselves and our spaces when embarking on a ritual, spell or new endeavor. We want to let go of old habits and negative attitudes so that our magick isn’t infused with them.
One of my favorite stones, chrysocolla dissipates conflict and encourages us to communicate peacefully, honestly and harmoniously. Though not a traditional purifying stone, this one is great for cleansing a room after a bad argument or conflict has occurred.
This catch-all crystal can be used for many purposes and can sometimes even be substituted for other crystals if you don’t have them available. It’s primary function though is cleansing, clearing confusion and centering the mind.
A beautiful banded green and purple crystal, fluorite is used to aid in all sorts of psychic and magickal endeavors. It is also a great cleansing stone, especially if you are preparing to cast a spell or other magick.
This is one of my favorite crystals for purification and I’ve talked previously about its connections to the moon. Selenite is considered to have the unique ability to absorb and dissolve negative energy. Its columnar “wand” shape makes it ideal for cleansing ourselves and spaces.
Although I tend to use smoky quartz more in a banishing context, even in that form, the crystal is meant to “banish” negativity. Smoky quartz dissipates bad energy and grounds you.
What are your favorite crystals and stones to use for purification? If you have a big crystal collection like I do, you might want to catalog them in your grimoire. Click below to sign up for my newsletter and you’ll receive access to the Super Secret Moonglow Grimoire, which includes a downloadable PDF Crystal Profile Grimoire Page Template!