💎 Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE- Heed the Call of Crystals

Warm greetings to all!

Congrats again to the talented folks who joined in on last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge- Creative Crafting :hocho:

After putting talents to the test and creating wonderful things, it is time to look at another kind of treasure- a sparkly and well-loved tool for witches and healers around the world.

The theme for this week’s challenge is…

:national_park::gem: Using Crystals for Magick :person_in_lotus_position::sparkles:

From children’s rock collections to glorious tourist attractions, from the tools of crystal healers to the priceless royal jewels- stones have a vast array of purposes and are well-loved by many :crown:

For witches, crystals have an immense variety of uses and are a key element in magickal craft. There are as many uses for crystals as there are crystals out there- that is to say, one whole heck of a lot! :joy:

Each crystal has a unique set of properties and characteristics that align with different intentions and types of magick. Incorporating compatible stones in your spellwork is sure to give your casting a boost!

This challenge is about studying and applying the many uses of crystals in your unique magickal practice

Are you ready? It’s… CHALLENGE TIME! :bellhop_bell:

STEP 1 : Working with Crystals :gem:

Here are a few ways you can incorporate crystals into your magickal practice:

:open_book: Learn about a new crystal

For those new to crystals and not sure where to get started- the best place to begin is starting slow. Try to find one stone that appeals to you and learn a lot about it. Having a favorite go-to stone is a great foothold into the world of crystals!

Here are a few accessible and easy-to-work-with choices that are great for beginners:

You might also find Crystals for Protection and Most Popular Crystals and Their Meanings to be helpful too!

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Do you have a stone but you’re not sure what it is? Check the Crystal Identification Chart or snap a pic and use this Crystal Identifier to find out :mag:

:speaking_head: Share your favorite crystal

Is there one stone in your collection that really resonates with you? Consider sharing your knowledge and expertise with the coven! You may help others to connect with a crystal they’ve never heard of before or find new uses for an old classic.


[Picture from @Marissa’s guide to beautiful Orgonite/Orgone ]

:sparkles: Show off your crystal collection

Are you a crystal enthusiast with a gorgeous display? Feel free to share inspiring pictures of your treasures- any arrangements and ritual work are welcome! Point out your favorites and consider talking about different ways you use your collection.


[Gorgeous display shared by @Roxanne in Displaying Crystals]

How do you display your crystals? has some great set-ups for inspiration!

:battery: Charge 'em up

Crystals can become tired with extended use- just like the witches that use them! Charging crystals under the moonlight is a wonderful way to reinvigorate them with energy and imbue them with the magickal properties of the current moon phase :first_quarter_moon: .

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For more advice, check out Crystal Charging :full_moon:

:soap: Cleanse your crystals

Some types of crystals absorb negative energy- keep you safe. But all the negative energy accumulates inside your crystals and can eventually be detrimental. To keep your precious stones in good shape, it is a good idea to cleanse them from time to time.

Visit Cleansing and Charging Crystals- Your Favorite Way? and Physically Cleansing Crystals for more ideas.

:spider_web: Use a crystal grid

Crystal grids are powerful tools for harnessing and direction the natural energy in crystals. Different grids use different stones to manifest various kinds of magick.

Here are a few for you to try:

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Prosperity Crystal Grid
by @Nadialuna

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Flower of Life Crystal Grid: Printable Matrix
by @Francisco

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Healing Crystal Grid
by @Christina4

:prayer_beads: Make crystal jewelry

Witches who are still in the broom closet :broom: or are witches on the go :airplane: will find that wearing crystal jewelry is a fantastic way to keep your craft close and portable without anyone raising an eyebrow. See the discussion about this in Witchy Jewelry in Public?


[@Janelle’s gorgeous bead collection shared in Creative Crafting: Beads and Charms]

Check out your local craft store or thrift shop (or find a bead seller online) to get some lovely beads to craft crystal jewelry!

:dizzy: Casting with crystals

Here are a few spells and rituals that draw on the energy of crystals:

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Amethyst for Good Luck Activiation

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Rose Quartz for Unconditional Love

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Tiger’s Eye for Balance and Prosperity

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Protection Spell for Pets
with Rose Quartz, Clear Quartz, and Amethyst by @SilverBear


STEP 2 : Share Your Experience :writing_hand:

No matter how you choose to tackle this challenge, you must share your experience!

Please write about the crystal(s) you used/learned about

For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new post in the forums. If you create a new post, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post - thank you! :smiley:


:exclamation: This challenge will be open for 6 DAYS :exclamation:

To join in, please share your experience by 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time) on Tuesday, November 24th!


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For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize! :gift:

Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.

After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given.

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A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that reflects their unique practice :open_book:

If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to a moderator.

For those new to challenges, know that these activities are designed to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways :handshake:

May your crystals dazzle and delight, taking your magick to new heights and deeper depths

Blessed be! :gem::sparkles:

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I got butterflies in my stomach when I first saw this post :rofl: you already know I’m excited!!! Can’t wait to figure out what magic I’ll end up conjuring with CRYSTALS! :grin:

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Whee! I’d order a new crystal by mail if I thought it would get here on time. As it is, I’m going to use what I have. This is gonna be fun!

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This one looks like it’ll be fun (and pretty, for all you lovely people that have loads of crystals and make pretty crystal grids) :crystal_ball: can’t wait!

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Crystals are my favorite! I would take a picture but I just blessed 4 pieces of Malachite to place at the 4 corners of our property for protection.
“Malachite personifies the deep healing green of nature and represents the innate beauty of flowers, trees, roots and plants. It manifests a deep Devic green which rules the material plane. It is a Stone of Transformation”.Crystal Vaults I felt it would be a good choice in protecting our property. I modified a spell I found online at Plentiful Earth to suit my objective…
Protection of Property Spell Directions:
Spell Timing:
Waning Gibbous
Spell Ingredients:

  • 4 pieces of malachite
  • 4 green candles
  • 4 candle holders
  • Boline
  • pen or pencil
  • 1 piece of paper
  1. Cleanse: Cleanse your sacred space with a sage bundle or palo santo.

  2. Cast: cast a protective circle around your sacred space.

  3. Prepare:

  4. Use 4 pieces of cleansed and blessed Malachite.

  5. Draw your property on the paper.Make sure to draw it as large as the paper. Draw your home within the boundaries of your property. Imagine as much detail as you care to note.

  6. Place the candles at the 4 corners of your “property line”.

  7. Chant: One by one, hold a piece of malachite at the corner of your property map and light one candle.
    Say:

    *Beacon of protection shine up to the sky
    Protect this beautiful house of mine
    I call down protection from all around
    To take root and protect us deep in the ground
    This stone planted in soil I sow
    Harmful visitors shall turn and go
    Forget the reason you came here
    I no longer live in fear.
    Nature protect nature from all harm
    Thank you for your embacing arms
    As I speak so mote it be
    Blessings on this property

*Repeat this for each stone and candle.

  1. Visualize: Visualize a box of golden, protective light connecting each of the candles. Know and see that your home is safe.
  2. Close the circle
  3. Finish the spell: Let the candles burn out on their own. As they burn, dig a hole with your boline and bury each piece of malachite in the corresponding corner of the yard. Visualize a box of golden, protective light connecting each of your property’s corners. Know and see that your home is safe.

I have already shared my Pentagram Tile but I never showed both sides. It is surrounded by the stones associated with the twelve months of the year. and the reverse is a labyrinth. I did this to help draw the energy of the crystals into the tile.

The last is my favorite quartz crystal ball for meditation. I love it because as you turn it rainbows appear and there is a veil that divides the sphere into two halves. It just makes me think of the veil between life and death and there is an ‘angel’ right on the edge of the veil… its like a crystal snow globe… so fun to watch it change in the light.

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Such pretty treasures! :heart_eyes:
And gosh that protection of property spell with the malachite crystals sounds AMAZING :star_struck:

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@Limeberry I tried to get a picture of the angel she is really fun…! Or it may just be my over active imagination…

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Gosh I’m seeing so many things in there! I think I’ve spotted your angel too :heart_eyes:

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My crystals need to be charged. Most of them have been cleansed with selenite already, but it’s been a while since I charged them. I like doing the meditations with the crystals. I think I am going to do the one for Black Tourmaline and Tiger’s Eye. I have a piece of each that I am really drawn to lately.

I did make up a depression sachet for my purse. it has some nice pieces of lepidolite, tiger’s eye, smoky quartz, and clear quartz. I really need to start wearing it on me somewhere. I haven’t really worn jewelry since last week. So while I’m cleaning my room today, I’ll see what I can do with my crystals.

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I think we all need to make one of those! That is a great idea! Thanks for sharing @krissie117

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You are very welcome. I have been struggling with it, especially this last week. I think a lot of it comes from impatience because I know what I want to do, I am just stuck in a holding pattern. I’m not a good waiter.

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That is tough… this has been a hard year. You’re not alone … message me or anyone if you need to talk.

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Thank you, I will. This time around I know that I am healing and getting ready for the next chapter. I just want it to happen faster than it is right now. I feel like I am over this and have been and it’s time for a change. I also have the holidays coming up and it’s a hard time of year for me because my family is so far apart. I grew up with family around and people. Now it’s just us since my family moved to different parts of the country.

I will reach out if I need to though. I’m handling it all okay right now.

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Yes, it sounds like life is making you stronger… keep that little bag close! and as they say “hang tough”. Change is inevitable and when things are really bad the hope of change may be all we can hang hope on. “HUGS”

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I see it too, Berta! What a great picture of your crystal ball! Really hypnotizing! :dizzy_face:

@TheTravelWitch Thanks for such an amazing idea for a Weekly Challenge! It’s hard not to enjoy crystals! I can look at them for hours… :drooling_face:

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ooo my 1st challenge! I’ll b using a crystal gifted by the lovely @berta
Looking forward to the challenge.

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I knew you’d enjoy this one, Crystal Lady @Christina4! :blush: Can’t wait to see how you put your gorgeous collection to use :grin:

I know the mail is awfully slow these days- but yes! I am sure you can work some lovely crystal magick with what you have. Good luck, @Kasie! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Cheers to that @MeganB- can’t wait to see everyone’s sparkly treasures :star_struck:

A beautiful protection spell, @Berta- and a very creative use of Malachite! :house_with_garden: May it watch over your home and keep you and your father safe from all harm :pray: And your pentagram and globe are breathtaking too- wow! :crystal_ball::heart_eyes:

The depression pouch sounds protective and wholesome, @Krissie117 :two_hearts: I know waiting is the hardest part sometimes. Sending well wishes and good luck with charging up your crystals! :gem:

You’re very welcome, @Francisco! And same here- they are mesmerizing to look at :heart_eyes:

Hooray, @Tracie2! Welcome to your first challenge- can’t wait to see your crystal magick :sparkles:

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Woohoo! That how my journey started in the first place! From a Jade roller I got a few years ago! I felt an energy shift when I used it and haven’t stopped exploring ever since! Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with, Thanks again @TheTravelWitch!

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Thank you, depression is something I struggle with and this time I know what it’s from so I’m doing my best to not let it sink too far in. I have a feeling it’s from the waiting for the money to be put into my account, but I have a lot going on to keep me going. The depression pouch helps me during the day when I am out and about. I do alright when I am around my kids.

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This is the perfect week for this challenge. :grinning:

I think it was two weeks ago that I picked up more rose quartz, an amethyst, and a tiger’s eye. Last night I was told nuummite was the perfect crystal for me for December so I was waiting for a sale at my local shop to pick some up. Guess what? Today the shop had a 20% off sale! :open_mouth: Thank you, universe.

While picking up nuummite, I also grabbed more obsidian, red goldstone, blue goldstone, and a couple clear quartz crystals. I had an idea that I wanted these ahead of time to help me avoid going in and buying out the whole store. :crazy_face:

(The lotus flower is amlong crystal and the selenite I already owned. The bowl has more, tinier stones in it and a decently sized, heart-shaped rose quartz a friend bought me. Not pictured is my obsidian ball I use during therapy.)

I don’t have plans on using any in spells this week :man_shrugging:t4: but I did use the rose quartz, amethyst, and tiger’s eye in spells on November 10th. I’ve kept the amethyst with me whenever I go out and I plan on doing the same with the nuummite in December.

I still need to learn more about the clear quartz and goldstones, but thankfully the shop has starter notes.

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