4 Steps to Cleanse Your Space for the New Year

Heather Askinosie|December 30, 2019

2020 is just a few days away, but there’s still a lot to be done before the new year. One of the most important things to do before a new year is an energy clearing session for your home! This cleanse ensures that your space is as ready as you are for the new year. 

Why, you may be wondering, do you need to cleanse your space before the new year? Over time, our space accumulates energy, and even if you do regular clearing sessions, you may want to do one final cleanse to close out 2019. By cleansing your space, you can be sure to eliminate any remaining unwanted energy or old energy from your home before the new year. It’s also important to do it before, rather than after, the new year because clearing out your home on January 1 (or really any time in the first few days of the year) can clear away all of that powerful new energy.

So, let’s get started on the last space clearing of 2019! You’ll need:

Step 1: Sage Your Space

Before you begin, open all of the doors and windows so that the negative energy can leave the space. Light the sage for 30 seconds and blow on it to create enough smoke to fully cleanse your environment. Use a feather to waft the smoke into smaller spaces like corners, or upward toward the ceiling. We recommend starting your sage cleansing session at the front door, and move in a clockwise direction. 

Step 2: Create a Space Clearing Jar

After clearing the energy of your home with sage, it’s time to bring in the crystals. First up is Black Tourmaline, which comes together with salt and water to form a space clearing jar. Simply add 2 tablespoons of sea salt and one Black Tourmaline crystal to a Mason jar, and fill it up halfway with water. Place this space clearing jar in a central area of each room in your home. The combination of salt and Black Tourmaline work together to eliminate any remaining negative energy and absorb low vibrations. 

Leave the jar as-is for 24-48 hours, and then remove the crystal from the water and place it outside for at least four hours to recharge. You can repeat this process again if you still feel that there are bad vibes in your space. 

4 Steps to Cleanse Your Space for the New Year - Space Clearing Jar

Step 3: Grid Your Space with Selenite

After cleansing away the darkness, we’ll use Selenite to bring in the light. This high vibrational crystal works in a few different ways to envelop your home in its bright, uplifting energy.

First, seal your space with light by placing a Selenite point or tower in every corner of your home. This light energy not only fills your space with positivity, but it also blocks negativity from being able to enter your energy field. Points or towers work best for this purpose because of their shape, which directs the energy of light upward and outward.

Next, place Selenite cleansing crystals on any window sills in your home to bring in more light, joy, positivity, and uplifting energy. When the natural sunlight hits the crystal, the light abounds.  

Step 4: Burn Incense 

The final step in this energetic cleansing is to burn incense in a Crystal Incense Burner. The inclusion of crystals adds another layer to this energy tool, infusing your space with both calming and clearing energy. You can use any type of incense you’d like, but we especially recommend energy cleansing incense such as copal. 

So, how does your space feel now? Did you notice a shift? After completing these steps, your home is like a blank canvas ready to support your goals and intentions over the next year. And since your space is a reflection of how you feel inside, both you and your home are ready to rock the new year!

  • Black Tourmaline
  • protection & Clearing
  • Selenite
Heather Askinosie

Heather Askinosie

Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at energymuse.com.

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