I really adore rough gemstones and minerals. In fact, I primarily use those paired with a candle or two in spells and that is it. Don’t get me wrong, I love herbs. I burn sage daily to cast a circle, aid meditation as well as relaxation, and to smudge items in order to cleanse them. There is something about the rough feeling of the stones and minerals that I enjoy so much though. Perhaps I feel they are unaltered or more natural (nothing wrong with tumbled stones, by the way, I have them too).
Crystals seem to just find me. I know that probably sounds odd but it is definitely something that occurs. This started after I climbed a mountain in Arkansas to find my first crystals and agates on my own. Determination, right? Who else loves rocks that much? C’mon, you do too!
My Athame is used a lot. It doubles as a wand for me until I find the perfect branch for one. I got it from the website The Magickal Cat. They have a great selection of rough and tumbled gemstones, Athames, books, journals, as well as a HUGE variety of herb types and cuts if that is your thing. My pendulum needs a bag or cloth too… I sense a shopping trip coming up to my local witchy/metaphysical stores!
I do not have a gemstone/mineral to place on top of my tarot or oracle cards yet. They are kept in my beautiful and incredibly soft card bags. The new deck will need one or perhaps a crystal will be placed on top of it in a safe place away from my familiars instead.
What are your favorite gemstones and/or minerals to use in spells? Or are you more of an herb lover? Tell me in a comment below.