There are plenty of ways to clean things; Soap, water, salt, and organic and non-organic cleaners. However, you prefer to clean everyday items it doesn’t hold the same for magical tools. In the use of these items, they use and store energy both positive and negative. When a witch or practitioner cleanse their tools it means restoring energy to the tool and cleansing it of unwanted energies. Here are 7 Ways to Cleanse Your Magical Tools.
7 Ways to Cleanse Your Magical Tools:
Cleansing by Moonlight:
Putting your tools in beams of moonlight and leaving them there for a month will reset and fill them with energy. However, it can’t just be on any moon. It needs to be the full moon or the new moon of the month. The tools should be left from whichever moon you choose to the next. Full to Full or New Moon to New Moon. Sometimes it is hard to find a space where they will be in the moon light and one shouldn’t be afraid if no moon can be seen. The point is to put them into view of the night sky.
Cleansing by Salt:
Most witches prefer sea salt but regular salt can be used if its all you have. Salt can be used either wet or dry.
- Dry: Burying magical tools in salt will cleanse them. Adding crystals or putting the buried tools in the moonlight will add to the power.
- Wet: By wet it means using either real sea water or making cleansing water. Making cleansing water is called charging water. Simply washing it in the seawater or charged water will cleanse the tools. However, you can leave some tools in the water longer than just washing.
Cleansing by Light:
Leaving tools in sunlight to cleanse them is easy and doesn’t need to be a month-long ordeal. Even using the flames of God or Goddess candles can be used by passing the tools over the flames. A word of caution: using flames is dangerous, and putting things in sunlight can fade objects.
Cleansing by Running Water:
Running water especially rivers, streams, lakes or any living water (water with a current) is used to cleanse objects. Using tap water isn’t ideal but it is acceptable. Any pointed objects being cleansed should be pointed downstream to release the negative energy.
Cleansing by Earth:
Burying magical tools will do a deep cleansing. The more alive the earth is the better; meaning the closer it is to running water, and trees the better. If you can not dig up your yard or live in an apartment simply plant them in a potted plant if you have one.
Cleansing by Herbs:
Using cleansing herbs like; Roses, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lemon Peel, Frankincense, Sage, and Mint and burying your tools in one or more of these herbs will cleanse them. Bury them until you feel they have been cleansed.
Great Resource of Herbs and Uses.
Cleansing by Smudging:
Using smudging stick hand made or bought and passing your tools through the smoke cleanses your tool.
It is important to note that some of the magical objects can be damaged by any number of these cleansing.
- Fire can destroy mostly all of these objects.
- Sunlight can fade objects.
- Herbs can stain cloth.
- Salt can eat away, be an abrasive or corrosive material.
- Water can damage things as well by rusting, melting, shrinking, or hardening objects.
Use your own digression with your magical tools, understanding that each connects to you and your energy and should be sacred.