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Moon Phase Correspondences

Moon Phase Correspondences

New Moon- New Moon magick begins on the day of the new moon to three-and-a-half days after. Use the energy of the new moon for new ventures and new beginnings. Also use the new moon for love spells, job hunting, and healing.

Waxing Moon- The waxing moon begins seven to fourteen days after the new moon. Use the waxing moon for constructive magick, such as love spells, magick for wealth and success, courage, friendship, luck or good health.

Full Moon- A powerful energy for rituals of prophecy, divination and protection. Any spellwork that requires extra energy, such as finding a new job or healing serious conditions, is best begun during the full moon. Also for love, gaining sacred knowledge, legal matters, attracting money and prophetic dreams.

Waning Moon- Begin waning moon magick three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon. The waning moon is used for banishing negativity, for curing addictions, and illness.

New Moon- The energy of the dark moon is useful for working magick against attackers, and for understanding your own angers and passions. Also for rituals designed to bring justice to bear in very negative situations.

Dark Moon (11 to 14 days after the full moon) It is a great time for closure and for bringing things full circle before the New Moon. This is the time to rid your life of whatever it is that is holding you back, causing you to worry, or is generally outdated and useless in your life. Use the energies of the waning cycle to banish disease and negativity, and to dissolve anger, guilt, separation, and any other destructive energies within or around you. The Dark Moon is a powerful time for reflection and meditation. It is a time to become better acquainted with the Shadow side of yourself, and to learn how to channel that shadow energy in a positive manner. Don’t try to banish your shadow side; instead, draw on its inherent strength to aid you in the hard times. Remember, your Shadow Self is neither good nor evil. It’s simply one half of who you are; how it find expression is totally up to you.

Black Moon Any time two new moons occur during a single month, the second new moon is referred to as a Black Moon and is considered to be the stronger of the two.

The Blue Moon

This is the second Full Moon which falls within in a single month, it varies each year. When the Blue Moon occurs plan to do something strange, something you have never done before. Write letters to folks you have not seen for years, plan a surprise for someone you love. Howl at the Moon!

The Moon spends a day or two each month in each of the twelve signs of the zodiac. The sign the moon is transiting through can be used to good advantage during spellwork.

Moon in Aries- A good time to perform spells related to job ventures and all new projects related to money. Also a good time to develop strength and courage, and lust spells. This is not a good moon for performing divination.

Moon in Taurus- This moon is excellent for spellwork related to love, creativity, and inner peace. Spells done at this time take the longest to manifest, but the results will be very long lasting and be stable.

Moon in Gemini- The perfect time for spells dealing with communications, healing, and uncrossing spells. Be careful- the moon in Gemini can be unpredictable and unstable.

Moon in Cancer- Excellent for any spell involving the home, fertility, children, or divination.

Moon in Leo- Spells involving leadership, prosperity, fame and career are best done in Leo, but do not perform any spells involving love, or any other emotion, as Leo may actually counteract it.

Moon in Virgo- This moon ensures a spell which involves meticulous detail, especially spells involving education, healing, and stability.

Moon in Libra- Excellent for working a spell with a partner, and for magick involving marriage, couples, partnership, peace, and fairness.

Moon in Scorpio- Use this energy for mysteries, the occult, divination, and sex magick.

Moon in Sagittarius- This is an excellent time to experiment with new techniques or magick spells, but it is not a good time for psychic work or divination.

Moon in Capricorn- Perfect for spells to manifest life’s basic needs and for stability.

Moon in Aquarius- The best time to work on behalf of others, but consciously stay focused on your heart to maintain a higher consciousness with others, and to avoid selfish motives.

Moon in Pisces- Perfect for divination and psychic work, past life regressions, and communication with spirits.

Abundance: waxing to full moon.

Addictions (TO END): waning moon.

Artistic Creations: waxing to full moon.

Bad Habits (to break): waning moon.

Bad Luck (to reverse): waning moon.

Beauty and Health: full moon.

Bindings: waning moon.

Blessings: full moon.

Career Advancement: waxing moon.

Communication: full moon.

Curses, Hexes (to break): waning moon.

Divinations: waxing and full moons.

Energy Raising: waxing moon.

Exorcisms: waning moon.

Fear (overcoming): waning moon.

Fertility Rituals: waxing and full moons.

Forgiveness: new moon.

Friendship: waxing moon.

Garden Planting Spells: waxing moon.

Goals (attainment of): waxing to full moon.

Good Luck: waxing moon.

Growth (of an kind): waxing moon.

Harmony: waxing moon.

Happiness: waxing and full moons.

Healings (to increase health): waxing moon.

Healings (to end sickness): waning moon.

House Blessings: full moon.

Inspiration: waxing and full moons.

Intuition: full moon.

Jinx-Breaking: waning moon.

Judgement: waxing and full moons.

Liberation (to free oneself from something): waning moon.

Love Magick: waxing and full moons.

Love Spells (to reverse): waning moon.

Lunar Goddess Invocations: full moon.

Money Matters (to increase wealth): waxing moon.

Negativity (to banish): waning moon.

Nightmares (to banish): waning moon.

Obtaining (things and goals): waxing and full moons.

Omens: full moon.

Overcoming: waning moon.

Peace (to end hostility, war): waning moon.

Power: waxing and full moons.

Property (to buy): waxing moon

Property (to sell): waning moon.

Prophetic Dreams: full moon.

Protection: waxing moon.

Psychic Powers (developing, strengthening): full moon.

Quests: new moon.

Sexual Desires (to stimulate, increase): waxing moon.

Shapeshifting: full moon.

Spirit Conjurations: full moon.

Strength: waxing moon.

Teaching: waxing and full moons.

Transformations: full moon.

Travel: waxing moon.

Unions (marriages, business partnerships): waxing and full moons.

Weatherworkings (to bring forth): waxing moon.

Weatherworkings (to quell): waning moon.

Weight Gain: waxing moon.

Weight Loss: waning moon.

Wisdom (to increase): waxing and full moons.

Wish-magick: waxing and full moons.

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Days of The Week

Monday ~ Ruled by the Moon. Spells involving emotions, the subconscious, domestic issues and feminine issues. Also, a good day for psychic pursuits and dream work.

Tuesday ~ Ruled by Mars. Spells for self-assertion, more energy, and courage. Victory and passion are also indicated, as well as masculine goals in general.

Wednesday ~ Ruled by Mercury. Spells involving mental issues, communication, education and self expression. Also as day for consulting oracles (tarot, runes), planning magickal work, and writing.

Thursday ~ Ruled by Jupiter. Spells for prosperity and money, luck and business. Also a day for political power, influencing people in high places, law and courts.

Friday ~ Ruled by Venus. Spells for love, friendship, beauty, sensuality, healing, peace and harmony. Also, a good day for spells for artistic ability and creativity generally.

Saturday ~ Ruled by Saturn. Spells to overcome obstacles, neutralizing harmful energy, binding and banishing. A day for protecting by blocking or pushing away negative forces.

Sunday ~ Ruled by the Sun. Spells of many kinds may be done on Sunday, the Sun giving energy to them all, but best for healing and success. Spells for physical strength, obtaining goals, illumination, and initiating any magickal activity.

Colour Correspondences

Before casting a spell you will want to decide what colours are appropriate to it. Colours have vibrations that correspond to influences you may want to include in your magick through candles, gemstones, cords and other objects. However, colours often have personal meanings for us as well. The list below is only a guide. Experiment with your magick and let your own feelings about it determine your colour choices. Correspondences to the days of the week and planets are included.

White, silver (Monday, Moon). Moon rituals, goddess rituals, spells to heal emotions and to balance, purification. White can also be substituted for any colour.

Red (Tuesday, Mars). Spells for physical desire and passion, courage, victory, and physical strength. Stimulates energy and vitality.

Yellow (Wednesday, Mercury). Spells to enhance knowledge, communication skills and to give confidence and aid in visualization skills. May also repel negative energy.

Purple (Thursday, Jupiter) Rituals to influence people in high places, open psychic powers, and for wisdom.

Pink (Friday, Venus). Magick for friendship and romantic love, emotional healing.

Black (Saturday, Saturn). Magic to absorb or remove anything. Banishing, hexing, removing hexes.

Orange, gold (Sunday, Sun). Rituals to enhance energy and power, build vitality, and to bring success and luck

There are, of course, many other colours, and their correspondences do not always fit easily into a list of days or planets.

Green. Usually associated with Venus, but used on Thursday for spell work involving money, prosperity and renewal. Also used for fertility, good luck, and for Earth rituals.

Dark blue. Spells for creativity, peace and communication. Also for deep meditation and karma work.

Light blue. Used for inspiration, peace and healing.

Royal blue. Associated with Jupiter and Thursday, and used for spells concerning court cases.

Brown. May be used in money and business spells, Earth rituals, and for anything involving the home.

Again, experiment with colours and find what works best for you!

Planetary Correspondences

To maximize the effect of witchcraft spells and natural magick, one should look to the natural correspondences between planets and other elements of the magick. In the two sections below, the planets are listed first with the aspects of life they rule, then in a chart showing how the planets correspond to other components you may use in designing in your spell. However, remember that the best magick is always composed of what works best for you!

Aspects Ruled

Sun ~ active change, advancement, creativity, ego, fame, favour, friendship, growth, healing, health, honour, hope, joy, leadership, life-energy, light, monetary gain, personal fulfilment, power, pride, promotion, self-confidence, success, superiors, vitality

Negative aspects: arrogance, bigotry, pride

Moon ~ astral travel, birth, children, clairvoyance, dreams, emotions, fertility, home, imagination, inspiration, intuition, secrets, sleep, women’s mysteries, reincarnation

Negative aspects: delusion

Mars ~ aggression,ambition, arguments,competition, conflict, destruction, energy, goals,lust, male sexuality, medical issues, sports, strength, strife, struggle, surgery, upheaval, victory, war

Negative aspects: anger, violence

Mercury ~ business, buying and selling, cleverness, communication, contracts, creativity, information, intellect, memory,perception, science, wisdom, writing

Negative aspects: dishonesty, deception

Jupiter ~abundance, business, fame, gambling, greed, growth, expansion, honour, leadership, money, parties, politics, power, responsibility, royalty, success, visions, wealth

Negative aspects: greed, wastefulness

Venus ~ arts, attraction, beauty, female sexuality, friendship, harmony, love, luxury, music, pleasure, scent, sensuality, social affairs

Negative aspects: coldness, isolation, lechery

Saturn ~ astral plane, banks, binding, buildings, death, debts, discipline, history, institutions, karmic debts, knowledge, limitations, longevity, magickal knowledge, obstacles, real estate, sacred wisdom, structures, time

Negative aspects: oppression, pain

Elemental Correspondences

Not all witches use elemental correspondences, and among those who do, there is a great deal of variation. The most common elements used in witchcraft are earth, air, fire, and water. Spirit is often added to acknowledge the spiritual component of them all.

When invoking the elements, they are often associated with the cardinal directions. often with Air in the East, Fire in the South, Water in the West, and Earth in the North. However, this is by no means the only possibility. The elements themselves may vary as well. For example, some Celtic traditions use earth, sky, and water, and others use the cosmological realms of Underworld, Earth, and Sky.The correspondences listed below provide only one possibility among many. The sources for these correspondences include Scott Cunningham, Silver Ravenwolf, Amber Wolfe, and Yasmine Galenorn.


The element of air is associated with mental processes and the mind. It is creative and is that which causes magickal intentions to become manifest. It is also associated with higher consciousness and wisdom, divination, and purification.

Direction – East

Astrological Signs – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Rules – Mind, mental and psychic work, intuition, knowledge, abstract thought, wind, breath, clouds, inspiration, hearing, herbal knowledge, plant growth, purification, freedom, revealing truth, finding lost things, instruction, telepathy, memory, learning the secrets of the dead, zen meditation, new beginnings, illumination

Types of Magick – Divination, concentration, prophecy, visualization, wind magick, karma

Colours – White, yellow, light blue, lavender, gray

Season – Spring

Magickal Tools – Athame, sword, censer, incense

Time – Dawn

Energy – Projective

Gemstones – Aventurine, topaz, mica, fluorite, crystals, amethyst, yellow or blue stones

Metals – Tin, copper

Plants – Acacia, anise, aspen, benzoin, clover, dill, frankincense, lavender, lemongrass, myrrh, pine, primrose, vervain, violet, yarrow

Animals – Birds, insects, spiders

Goddesses – Aradia, Arianrhod, Athena, Nuit, Urania Gods -Mercury, Hermes, Shu, Thoth


The element of fire is associated with change and passion. It is both physical and spiritual, being related to sexuality and to divinity. Fire magick is quickly manifested and filled with primal energy.

Direction – South

Astrological Signs – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Rules – Energy, sexuality, passions, love, authority, transformation, purification, candle flames, sun, blood, healing, destruction, will, creativity, flame, heat, bonfires, hearth fires, protection, courage, strength, physical exercise, self-knowledge, loyalty, vision, illumination, power

Types of Magick – Candle, storm, time

Colours – Red, gold, crimson, orange, white Season – Summer

Magickal Tools – Wand, candles, dagger, burned herbs or requests on paper

Time – Noon

Energy – Projective, masculine

Gemstones – Red jasper, bloodstone, garnet, lava, quartz crystals, ruby, carnelian, tigers eye, rhodochrosite, agates

Metals – Gold, brass

Plants – Allspice, basil, cacti, chilli peppers, cinnamon, garlic, heliotrope, hibiscus, juniper, lime, mustard, nettle, onion, orange, red peppers, red poppies, thistle, almond tree

Animals – Lions, lizards, salamander, snakes, praying mantis, ladybug, bee, scorpion, shark, phoenix, coyote, fox

Goddesses – Brigit, Freya, Hestia, Pele, Vesta Gods – Vulcan, Ra, Agni, Hepaetstus, Horus


The element of water is associated with the subconscious mind, intuition, and emotions. As the primal substance of life, it is symbolized by the womb and is related to fertility.

Direction – West

Astrological Signs – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Rules – Emotions, feelings, love, courage, the unconscious mind, intuition, the womb, marriage, friendship,happiness, dreams, sleep, healing, menstruation, fertility, cleansing, purification, vision quests, self-healing, sorrow, reflection, psychic ability, oceans, rivers, lakes, rain, springs and wells

Types of Magick – Magick involving the sea, snow or ice, mirror, magnet, rain, cleansing and purification

Colours – Blue, blue-green, green, gray, indigo, aquamarine, white

Season – Autumn

Magickal Tools – Chalice, cauldron, mirrors

Time – Twilight, dusk

Energy – Receptive, feminine

Gemstones – Aquamarine, amethyst, blue tourmaline, pearl, coral, blue topaz, blue fluorite, lapis lazuli, sodalite

Metals – Mercury, silver, copper

Plants – Aloe, apple, catnip, chamomile, ferns, gardenia, lemon, lettuce, lilac, lily of the valley, lotus, mosses, orris, passion flower, rose, seaweeds, thyme, valerian, water lillies, all water plants, willow tree

Animals – All fish, shellfish and sea mammals, serpents, sea birds, cat, frog, turtle, swan, bear

Goddesses – Aphrodite, Isis, Mariamne, Mari, Tiamat, Yemaya, Ran, Kupala Gods – Dylan, Ea, Manannan, Osiris, Neptune, Poseidon, Varuna


Earth is the element that is most stable and dependable. It represents abundance, prosperity, and wealth, and is creative but in a practical, physical manner. Earth is that which sustains all life and on which the other elements rest.

Direction – North

Astrological Signs – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Rules – The body, growth, money, creativity, birth, death, material gain, fertility, birth, healing, rocks, trees, animals, manifestation, materialization, crystals, silence, metal, empathy, grounding, employment, stability, success, runes, strength, practical wisdom, mystery

Types of Magick – Gardening, grounding, magnet, image, stone, tree, knot, binding

Colours – Black, brown, green, gold, white

Season – Winter

Magickal Tools – Pentacle, salt, images, stones, cord magick

Time – Midnight, night

Energy – Receptive, feminine

Gemstones – Rock crystal, emeralds, peridot, onyx, jasper, azurite, amethyst, royal azute, tourmaline, tourmalated quartz, rutilated quartz

Metals – Iron, lead

Plants – Cedar, cypress, comfrey, honeysuckle, ivy, grains, magnolia, patchouli, primrose, sage, vetivert, nuts, oak

Animals – Cow or bull, bison, stag, dog, horse, gopher, ant, bears, wolf

Goddesses – Ceres, Cerridwyn, Demeter, Gaia, Persephone, Epona, Kore, Mah, Prithivi, Rhea, Rhiannon Gods – Adonis, Athos, Arawn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Herne, Marduk, Pan, Tammuz, Thor

Other Correspondences

*This list includes only a few of the herbs and plants associated with the planets. Many more are believed to be so associated.

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The Healing Power of Crystals

The Healing Power of Crystals

Crystals have been used throughout history for their healing qualities and beauty. Many people believe that each stone emits a certain energy which can have a beneficial effect on our well-being.

There are four types of crystals: covalent, ionic, metallic, and molecular. Each type has a different type of connection, or bond, between its atoms. The type of atoms and the arrangement of bonds dictate what type of crystal is formed.

Crystals hold a special quality which is known as their piezoelectric effect, this means that crystals can accumulate and hold an electric charge. Crystals  respond to the electricity in the Earth’s energy field.

When a crystal enters your aura, it can change the vibrations of your aura slightly and this adds to the healing properties of crystals. Crystals do not harm the body. They bring solace and healing properties through the intentions and affirmations placed in them by a crystal healer.

Choosing Crystals

When choosing crystals the most important thing to remember is intuition, or, in other words, the sensation you receive from the crystal. Generally, when buying crystals from a store or rock and mineral show, you have the opportunity to see and touch the crystal without benefit of a description of their healing properties. This can be good, as it allows you to choose specifically from intuition. In situations like this, you will be visually drawn to a particular stone. You may have physical sensations when touching the crystal, such as warmth or tingling. Another good indication that this particular crystal is for you is, upon walking away, you may experience a constant “nagging” sensation as if the crystal is calling you back. This is a particularly good test. But don’t fret if you return to find it gone! If that is the case, it wasn’t meant to be. You will eventually get what’s right for you.

You may be drawn to or desire a particular type of crystal, say amethyst, and decide to go in search of it. Remember, this does not necessarily mean that the first piece of amethyst you see will be right for you! While all amethyst have the same basic vibration, each piece can be as different as people are. Look not only for the type of crystal that attracts you, but also the particular piece. Try not to focus simply on finding an attractive looking stone, but one which seems to effect you on a more deeper level. Just because it is visually appealing doesn’t mean it will do the best job for you!

Handling and Storing Crystals

Crystals are power objects and must be treated with respect. There are many different views on how they should be stored. Naturally, they shouldn’t be thrown somewhere, piled on top of each other where they could rattle around and be damaged. Crystals have different hardness’s and mixing the wrong ones together could end up with your crystals chipped, pitted and scratched! Where to store them? Some say in the dark. Some say in the light. Others say they should be wrapped in leather or silk. All reasoning’s are valid. The choice is yours. What do you feel most comfortable with? (Do avoid leaving them somewhere where they will be in constant sunlight, though. While sunlight is good for cleaning and charging, it can also fade them with prolonged exposure). Wherever you choose to store them, it is better to have them secluded where they won’t be a temptation for others to handle.

Cleansing Crystals

There are two main times when you should clean a crystal. The first is when you bring it home, to make it yours and to clean away the energy from others who have handled it before you. The second is after using it for healing purposes. I personally don’t think it is a good idea cleansing crystals with salt water, and don’t feel comfortable with it. Salt is very good for absorbing negative energy, it is also corrosive and can physically damage some crystals. It has recently become a view that it can damage the matrix or energy structure of the crystal as well. Apart from salt, some crystals do not do well in water either, some can even dissolve!. Two good methods of cleansing are Earth Cleansing and Smudging, and also if you’re sure of the crystal type, a crystal clearing essence works wonders!

Choose crystals that suit the different energies of cleansing such as the sun’s energy for the fiery stones such as carnelian, ruby and sunstone. Crystals such as moonstone or opal etc for the moon’s energy. Water crystals such as larimar, aquamarine for water cleansing in the rain, or a stream etc. grounding stones such as smokey quartz or black tourmaline for the earth. Use your intuition as guidance.

  • Earth cleansing is a powerful healer and transposer of energy. A crystal that has collected a lot of “negative” energy and even one that has lost it’s lustre and vitality may benefit greatly from this. To cleanse this way, either find a safe and secluded spot outdoors or use a clay flower pot (left somewhere safe). Bury the crystal in fresh earth (if burying outside, dig down approximately 6 inches or until you hit fresh earth), and leave overnight or longer if it feels necessary. (Be sure to clearly mark the spot when left outside so you don’t loose it!) Gently rinse with clean water after removing from the earth.
  • Smudging is a very easy and fun method of cleansing. Smudging is the use of smoke from incense or burning mixed herbs. An incense stick or wand is generally the safest and easiest way. Pass the crystal through the smoke several times and on all sides until you feel it is “clean”. (A good method to use for a new stone you have just acquired.) Some good incense scent to use are: copal, cedar and sage.
  • Sound cleansing using sound waves and vibrations can be used to cleanse your crystals, hold your crystal near a singing bowl so it can feel the vibrations. Bells are an excellent way to cleanse crystals, ring a small bell or a few bells like finger bells. Also drums and triangles can be used. Take at least five minutes to cleanse your crystals with sound.
  • Brown rice cleansing using brown raw uncooked rice , bury your crystals in a bowl of the rice and leave overnight to cleanse. Throw away the rice after cleansing as it can hold the negativity, don’t eat it and don’t save it for another cleansing.
  • Reiki cleansing, place your crystal on the top of an upturned glass and cup your hands around the crystal to give it some reiki energy, or, hold your crystal between your cupped hands to give it a boost of reiki energy.

Charging Crystals

Crystals can be charge with a variety of energies including sun, moon, thunderstorm, streams or your own personal power. When using the sun, moon or a storm, be sure to leave it in a secluded area where it will not be disturbed. A window sill or outside on a wall or deck will work. How long is up to you and the crystal, generally, 24 hours is a good length of time, but in cloudy weather it may take longer. Be careful if using the energy of a thunderstorm, there is a lot of strong energy involved in a thunderstorm, so be sure this is what you want. The sun and moon are gentler, but if you need more power, storms are good. If leaving the crystal outside, though, be sure it is one that will not be damaged by rain (Kyanite for example would not be good to leave in the rain).

Using a stream (while a very good charging method) it isn’t really recommend. Not many people have access to a stream that is secluded enough that a crystal can be left safely away from the close proximity of people. But if you have such a place (and the water is relatively unpolluted), by all means use it if you wish! Just once again, be sure the crystal will not be damaged by the running water. Generally, 24 hours work well here too.

Personal power cleansing and charging is done with the breath. You must first centre and ground yourself and still your mind. A meditation first to accomplish this would be beneficial. Once ready, focus on the crystal, breathe on it and focus on removing any negative energy within it. This can be repeated until you feel it is cleansed. Once done, breathe on it again with the intent of adding good, healing energy to the crystal.

Visualisation cleansing is another. Centre and ground yourself and still your mind as with the personal power cleansing. Once done, visualise a bright, white light passing through the crystal, picking up “bits of dirt” (negative energy) and pulling it out. Enfold the “dirt” in the white light and send it away. Once the crystal feels clean, visualise the powerful, white light of the Universe pouring into it and charging it with it’s healing energy.

What you think, visualise, feel and bring into conscious thought has an energetic charge. As you program a stone or crystal to help you bring forth dreams or desires, you put the energetic charge into the crystal.

Tips for Using Crystals

Even though various types of crystals have various healing properties attributed to them, the intent must be awakened. When using a crystal, you must let it know what it is you desire it to do. Once the crystal is cleansed and charges, your intent must be sent to it. Clear your mind, centre and ground yourself as before. When ready, focus on your intent (visualisation can be used) and send it into the crystal. Once done, you can proceed to use it for the way intended.

Toxic Crystals List Do not use in an elixir.

Crystals that can be damaged by liquids: (list is not exhaustive)

  • Calcite (will dissolve)
  • Carnelian (salt water can cause fractures)
  • Galena (will rust)
  • Halite (will dissolve)
  • Hematite (can rust)
  • Labradorite (can crack and lose it’s classic lustre)
  • Lepidolite (will flake apart)
  • Lodestone (will rust)
  • Malachite (can break in hot water)
  • Mica (will flake apart)
  • Moldavite (can break in hot water)
  • Muscovite (will flake apart)
  • Obsidian (all forms can break from extreme liquid temperatures)
  • Opals (can crack/break)
  • Pearls (will lose lustre and can break)
  • Pyrite (combined with water produces sulphuric acid)
  • Selenite (will dissolve)
  • Turquoise (will fade)
  • Ulexite (will dissolve)

Water Safe Crystals List:

This is a list of some of the most common crystals that are considered safe to cleanse in water:

  • Clear Quartz
  • Amethyst
  • Smoky Quartz
  • Rose Quartz
  • Citrine
  • Tiger’s Eye
  • Agate
  • Snow Quartz
  • Aventurine
  • Red Jasper

Below are listed some of the properties and uses of crystals. This list is by no means exhaustive (currently adding and updating).

Does it work? – Wear one/carry one or take it to bed with you and judge for yourself.


• Violet/Purple – this colour is related to the clarity of mind and wisdom, it is most effective in harnessing spiritual growth and awakening passion for life
• Pink – this colour is associated to love, it is most effective if you intend to make someone feel they are loved or if there are pains that need to be alleviated.
• Clear – this colour is for clarity of intuition and effective communication. Use this in moments of decision making
• Green – this is the colour for healing
• Indigo – this colour is for meditation and discernment. It is most effective when you feel blinded or hampered by negative thoughts
• Red – this is the colour of energy and is often used to alleviate depression and boredom
• Yellow – this colour is for controlling the activities of the mind. Use this when you feel indecisive in your life’s direction
• Blue – this colour is associated with peace, so you may use this when you feel restless, anxious or nervous
• Black – this is most powerful for all the colours are within, this will help you gain insight on all possible decisions or situations in life. Black crystals are grounding and help to absorb negativity.
• Orange – this is associated with friendliness and influence. This would be useful in times of insecurity.

Crystal Properties and Uses:

Agate, Blue Lace Helps give a sense of courage and assists in discovering the truth. Believed good for strengthening the bones

Agate, Botswana Eases stress and pain of a loss. Reduces anxiety

Agate, Green Moss Restores energy and health, brings wearer happiness, emotional balance, wealth, health, and long life

Agate, Turritella Is believed to help in times of change, dispelling negative thoughts and relieving conditions of fatigue

Amazonite Attracts success, money and luck

Amber Fossils from pine tree resin, they add strength to magick and spells, attract love and increase beauty

Amethyst Increases spiritual awareness, used in all workings for peace, love, happiness and protection, used in divination and psychic work

Ametrine The entwined powers of Amethyst and Citrine make this a unique stone, believed to be an exceptional cleanser and energiser

Apache Tears Carry as a good luck charm

Aquamarine Giving warm-hearted energy, this soothing stone is said to pacify nerves and banish phobias whilst ensuring calm and tranquillity

Aventurine Increases mental powers, perception and creative insight, gambler’s stone

Bloodstone Increases physical strength and courage, brings victory in the courtroom, used to banish, exorcise

Carnelian Promotes self-confidence and peace, eases depression

Citrine Diminishes self-destructive tendencies by raising self-esteem. Good for overall emotional well-being

Coral Used for healing, protection, peace and wisdom

Fluorite Reduces emotional involvement, used to gain perspective, increase mental power

Garnet Enhances strength and endurance, protection, healing, enhances self-esteem and encourages success in business

Hematite Used for grounding, stabilising, focusing, brings emotional balance

Howlite Can eliminate rage and calm violent, uncontrolled anger. Believed good for teeth and bones

Jade Attracts love and prosperity, and promotes healing and longevity

Jasper, Red Sends back negativity to it’s source, reversing, used for stress

Kyanite Heals the cellular system, activates other crystals,stone of channelling, altered states, vivid dreams, dream recall and visualisation, gives protection during these states, brings loyalty, honesty, tranquillity, diminishes anger and confusion

Lapis Lazuli Stimulates wisdom, truthfulness, psychic awareness, healing

Lepidolilte A calming stone, this is carried for peace, spirituality and to drive off negativity

Lodestone, Green Draws money, employment, strengthens loyalty, used in bindings

Lodestone, Red Draws love, friendship, strengthens loyalty, used in bindings

Malachite Draws money and protection, guards wearer from danger

Moonstone Draws love, hope and protection, promotes unselfishness.and helps settle disputes, induces prophetic dreams

Mother of Pearl Draws money, wealth and protection, relates to the ocean, depth and movement

Obsidian Used for grounding and centering, divination, and increasing spirituality

Orange Calcite Soft, tranquil, happy and healthy, this stone is all of these and more. It is said to aid the acquisition of wisdom

Petrified Wood Good for past life work, nervous conditions, and grounding

Quartz, Rose Draws love and happiness

Quartz, Smoky Mood elevator, overcomes negative emotions and depression

Quartz, Yellow Draws protection, mental awareness. Used in magick to improve visualisation

Rock Crystal Draws protection, psychic ability

Rhodonite A stimulating stone thought to be good for dispelling anxiety, encouraging generosity and providing a general feeling of well-being

Sodalite Used for meditation, brings wisdom and calms inner conflicts

Tiger’s eye Draws wealth and money, protects travellers, increases clarity of thought

Tourmaline, Black Used for grounding and absorbing negative energy

Turqurenite A form of Magnesite. It can be used to stimulate passion and heart-felt love. Said to aid the treatment of fevers and chills

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Lavender Cupcakes

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then check out this great recipe to try at home using Lavender essential oil.

Serves: 12

Lavender Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 drop doTERRA Lavender essential oil
  • 1/2 cup full fat milk

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 450 grams of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • fresh non treated lavender springs or flowers for topping

Lavender Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
  2. Fill a cupcake tin with liners.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set it aside.
  4. Add the butter to the bowl and with an electric mixer, beat it until creamy.
  5. Add the sugar and beat with the butter on high speed until fluffy for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Add in the egg and egg white, mixing well on medium speed until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl if needed.
  7. Add in the oil, vanilla and lavender essential oil, beating on medium speed for another minute.
  8. With the mixer on low speed, add in half of the dry ingredients. Pour in the milk. Add in the other half of the dry ingredients and mix them on medium speed until the batter is combined.
  9. Fill each liner about 2/3 of the way full. Bake until the tops are set, about 18 to 22 minutes.
  10. Let cool completely before icing.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Beat the cream cheese and butter together until creamy.
  2. Beat in the sugar until combined.
  3. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  4. Ice the cooled cupcakes! Before serving, top with fresh lavender springs or flowers. If desired, you can add a drop of food coloring in (pink or purple) to color the frosting!
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Chocolate Avocado Mousse with dōTERRA Peppermint

This mousse is gluten-free, dairy-free, and your mouth will be none the wiser.

2 bars (or 6 oz.) dairy-free fine chocolate
2 large ripe avocados
2 tablespoons unsweetened natural cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
1 vanilla bean pod
6 tablespoons maple syrup
¼–½ cup sugar
1 (5.4 oz.) can of coconut cream
6–12 drops Peppermint oil
  1. Cut one bar in half, reserving half of one bar for shavings.
  2. Place a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the base doesn’t touch the water.
  3. Break the remaining chocolate into the bowl and stir, allowing it to melt.
  4. Once melted, set aside to cool slightly.
  5. Meanwhile, halve and stone the avocados, then scoop the flesh into a food processor or blender, discarding the skins.
  6. Split the vanilla bean pod down the middle, scoop out the beans, and add them to the food processor.
  7. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse for a few seconds. Scrape down the sides with a spatula, then pulse again to combine.
  8. Pour in the cooled chocolate, then pulse a final time until creamy and smooth.
  9. Put into desired serve ware, then pop in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes. Serve with an extra grating of chocolate.

Tip: For a different flavour, try using Lavender oil instead of Peppermint.
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Masala Chai (Chai Tea) Recipe

Masala Chai (Chai Tea) recipe, masala is the word for spice, or a blend of spices and chai is the word for tea):~

A traditional Indian method of making tea, it offers Ayurvedic healing for the mind, body and spirit. An excellent digestive aid, increases vitality and boosts circulation. There are many antioxidant properties in the spices, which make this simple drink an all round amazing holistic health aid.

There are lots of variations and different recipes, if you start off with a basic one you can always add to the recipe with more ingredients and adapt it to your liking.
All ingredients can be bought from your local health shop, but don’t use any powdered ingredients.

Put 1-1/2 cups of water in a saucepan

Add a 1 inch stick of Cinnamon (Cassia), 8 slightly crushed Cardamom Pods and 8 whole Cloves

Bring to the boil and then cover, turn the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes

Add milk of your choice and your preferred sweetener if you’d like to, and bring to a simmer again

Add 3 teaspoons of un-perfumed loose black tea or green tea, cover, then turn off the heat and after 2 minutes strain the tea and serve immediately

You can also add to it: Ginger, Nutmeg, Red or White Peppercorns, Liquorice, Star Anise, Vanilla Bean and Chamomile, the list goes on!

You can use doTERRA oils too! If using oils then it’s best to use the toothpick method with the strong oils as not to overpower the flavour. Simply dip a toothpick into the oil bottle and then add it into the recipe by swirling in the toothpick, you can always add more.

Have fun experimenting!

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Buddha Wood

✨Buddha Wood – The Oil of Connecting to Greater Powers✨

Buddha Wood essential oil comes from a small tree native to Eastern Australia. Sometimes called desert rosewood or false sandalwood. Buddah Wood’s name was inspired by the term meaning ‘awakened one’. It has a deep smoky aroma but leaves a beautiful fragrant base note, almost whiskey sweet. It is very meditative and known for inducing deep meditative states.

It helps to ground and centre and to feel fortified and re-empowered, lifting you up when you feel dragged down. An oil of fortitude, sacred cycles and attunement, tuning into the cycles of body, mind, soul, nature and the universe.

Associated with the base/root chakra and the deeper earth star chakra, to feel grounded, safe, secure and connected to nature and helping to ground you if you feel disconnected.

The Buddha Wood tree blossoms with white flowers, giving an energetic connection to the Moon. Buddha Wood works well with the astrological sign of Cancer, to tune in and trust intuition and also a Capricorn to keep grounded, also associated with the planet Saturn. Buddha Wood works well with Mookaite Jasper.

Buddha Wood allows a man to connect with the Divine Feminine, giving him freedom to express thoughts, feelings and emotions. For women it is deeply grounding and allows women to connect and embrace their natural cycle.
Buddha Wood brings you back into stillness, to work with the inner mysteries, opening psychic abilities, natural healing and the potential to dance and weave magic into the world, to find magic in the here and the now. It allows you to connect, centre and harmonise with everything and the heart beat of the Great Mother, to spiral out from the mundane into the fullness of the divine being that you are.

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Epsom Salt Bath

A warm, luxurious bath is sometimes just what you need at the end of a long or stressful day.

You can take your relaxation to the next level by combining essential oils and bath salts.

As the salt and oils interact with the warm water, you will get to enjoy the lovely aroma of essential oils as they soothe the body and enliven the senses—making your soak in the tub even more rejuvenating.

Ingredients: 1 cup Epsom salt 10 drops Lavender oil Instructions: 1. Add Lavender oil to Epsom salt and stir together. 2. Draw a warm bath and add ¼–½ cup of Epsom salt to the tub.

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Spring Fling Room Spray

Looking for the perfect spring/summer room spray?

This Spring Fling spray is light, fresh, and has a touch of sweetness and tart.


20 drops Lemon oil

20 drops Grapefruit oil

20 drops Lime oil

Distilled water


In a glass spray bottle, add essential oils and top with water. Depending on the size of your spray bottle, you may wish to add more essential oils.

To refresh a room, just give the bottle a shake and spray liberally.

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Tea Recipes

For tea lovers ♥ If you’re vegan and don’t use honey you can substitute with an alternative like coconut blossom, maple, agave syrup etc.

Only pure DoTERRA essential oil is safe to use internally, as they’re tested for purity and many registered food grade (The essential oil industry isn’t regulated by any governing agency. The only requirement is to have at least 8% of the active ingredient inside of a bottle that is labelled 100% pure, and other ingredients do not have to be listed. An essential oil can be labelled as ‘pure’ and still legally contain up to 92% fillers and synthetics. According to the experts at APRC approximately 80% of commercially available essential oils are adulterated in some way).