Do You Cast Spells with Rough Gemstones and Minerals?

This is my Athame along with some rough gemstones and minerals I use. I have a LOT more.
This is my Athame along with some rough gemstones and minerals I use. I have a LOT more.

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.


2 thoughts on “Do You Cast Spells with Rough Gemstones and Minerals?

  1. I love to use crystals next to my candles, I feel it gives the candle more energy for its perticular use! 🙂 and yes I totally understand preferring a rough crystal to a tumbled kind definatly gives off more earthy vibe 🙂 Hope you are well! Xxx

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    1. Awesome. I agree, crystals are packed full of energy. I might try doing more candle magic with my crystals nearby. Do you cover your candles in oils like Dragon’s Blood, etc. to give it more power? If so, any suggestions? Earthy vibe! That is definitely the phrase for the “rough” stones that I love so much. I am doing well, I hope you are too. 🙂


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