Monthly Archives: May 2011

Cleansing Crystals – Sun or Moon

The old crystal cleansing debate has begun …. Sun? Moon? Earth? Water? or Smudging????

… Too much sun on a crystal will render it useless. Period.
Look at the difference in these two Amethysts. The one that originated from darkness and has been kept out of the sun is still vibrant with a beautiful deep purple hue and gives off the most amazing energy.

The smaller peice of Amethyst was kept in the sunlight (inside or outside)- see how empty, light and colourless it is… I almost feel sorry for it!

I cannot believe my eyes nor my ears when I read or hear that to charge crystals you should do so in the sun.  The sun’s energy is WAY too intense for most crystals, and what you will end up with is a bleached out, sorry looking lifeless piece of stone, which is usually beyond repair, good for nothing and quite frankly, dead.

If you truly believe the sun should cleanse your crystals then do so for only 5 minutes.  By leaving them out, scorching, and slowly dieing in the sunshine only ruins them and renders them useless.

There are MANY other way to cleanse your crystals.  Crystals that cannot get wet (as they dissolve), such as Selenite, should be put out in the full moon – just for about an hour. Alternatively, you can smudge them using a white sage smudge stick.

For crystals that are happy to be in water – then rinsing them in the sea, a river, or anywhere that has running water will do it – heck, if you are that stuck then use your cold water tap at home and run cold water over your crystals for a few minutes.

Some people even bury their crystals in the earth to charge them – this is still better than laying them out in the sun.

I have so many people coming in to see me bringing their sun drained crystals in to be recharged because they feel the energy has gone and their crystal no longer works.  More often than not, the crystal needs to be replaced as it is too far gone.  Unfortunately, they were only following instructions from the person they bought their original crystal from.

I honestly cannot stress this enough – please rethink about using the sun to recharge your crystals unless it is only for a couple of minutes.  Crystals don’t like sunlight or UV rays – it will literally suck the life and energy right out of it.

If anyone would like me to cleanse their crystals or wish to have more advice, just pop into “Sandy Cristel” at the Craft Courtyard Centre in Lytchett Minster and I will be more than happy to help.

Sandy Cristel and Holistic Day

Firstly a MEGA, HUGE thank you to everyone who made it down for the Holistic Day at the Craft Courtyard Centre on Saturday.

The weather was absolutely abominable to begin with but those dedicated few still made it through the heavens opening and by the afternoon the sun shone and it was gloriously warm.   It was lovely to see many of my friends making it down to support me on that day too, thank you so much.  Those that didn’t make it…. well, shame on you – you missed out on a great day!

I did take lots of photos but most were awfully blurry or really dark (joys of using an old mobile phone) but a few came out great, so I thought I would share a couple with you.

Keep your eyes and ears open for the next Holistic Day because when that day comes it WILL NOT RAIN!!!!

😀 .. thanks again to everyone who contributed and participated. A mega thank you goes out to Jan Annis who came up with the idea in the first place and busted a gut doing most of the organising and baking cakes (how she does it all and stays sane is beyond me). Hugs to you Jan xxx.

Bye for now folks.


Holistic Day

Don’t forget, myself and Jan (Sports Therapist) are holding a Holistic Day this Saturday at the Craft Courtyard Centre in Lytchett Minster, near Poole, Dorset.

FREE entrace and ample FREE parking, a lovely cafe and the creme-de-la-creme of local healers all in one place so that you can get to know and experience an array of therapies that our local area has to offer.  We have face painting, a poi display, a taekwondo display, pilates, raffle, music, dancing and much, much more fun!

The Courtyard will be open for visitors from 10am.  For all the healers and therapists that are coming on the day to offer their services, please allow at least an hour to set up properly.

See you there!

The Witch gets her feet eaten!

Oh! Sorry – didn’t mean it to sound so melodramatic but it got you reading didn’t it hehe!  So, no, my feet were not literally eaten – just nibbled – but in the nicest possible way.

Yes, we have a new addition called “Fabulous Fish” at the Craft Courtyard Centre in Lytchett Minster, Dorset and I couldn’t wait to be one of the first to “have a go”.

Well … what can I say – the first 5 minutes I whimpered and squealed like a 12 year old as it was SOO DAMN TICKLISH. I kid you not, I never realised my feet were that ticklish until I tried this.  However, once you relax and allow the fish to gently kiss away your rough bits I can honestly say it was the most amazing experience ever!  I can’t wait to go again!

If you wish to have a fish pedicure, you can make an appointment by phoning: 01202 911629… then come back here and leave a comment on how it was for you *smile*