For those who are not up to speed, Wicca is a modern pagan religion that may focus on the use of witchcraft. It is important to note that Wicca and witchcraft, although very similar, are not the same things. Wicca is a religion that is revolved around being immersed in deep appreciation for nature. The purpose of Wicca is to honor the Lord and Lady, who are deities, and to pay attention to one’s spirituality. Witchcraft, on the other hand, is a practice that does not need to involve deities, and is mainly concerned on casting spells or creating potions that usually involve healing, love, peace, and wisdom.
Crystals have a large influence on all things, ranging from technology, jewelry, and meditation. Wiccan rituals are no different in that crystals can play a vital role. It is said that they can hold and emanate healing energies, become powerful amplifiers of energy, and hold different elements and powers. These crystals are used as a method of controlling the natural world, with various gems and stones holding specific abilities. Some of the most common crystals used are Onyx, which aids in concentration and cleanses negativity; Rose Quartz, which emits gentle energy that brings harmony and peace to mind; Citrine, which stimulates mental focus and endurance; and various colors of Jasper, which generally aid in nurturing and cleansing the aura.
Wiccan ritual are used in order to direct energy according to the witch’s wishes. It is said that ritual tools aren’t mandatory for magic and not all witches use them, but they can add strength to a spell or ritual. There are many other vital and necessary tools used for rituals, but it goes without saying that crystals hold prominent power in the Wicca religion.