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  • Writer's pictureLinda Bischoff


Sea Salt, Himalayan Rock Salt, Black Salt…

So many salts with so many uses – salt is a crystal that has the capacity to absorb negative energies. Salt is used by many cultures due to it’s cleansing properties. Salt is used in some cultures to ward off evil spirits and negative energy.

Because of it’s capacity to absorb negative energy Salt can be used to clear your crystals. You can cast a line of black salt across a window or doorway threshold to keep out evil – mitigate the energies of Mercury Retrograde. It can be used when you are doing a space clearing to line the abalone shell to absorb the negative energy. I’ve just recently learned that it will also absorb the heat in the shell which will prevent you from burning your fingers. That’s a handy tip!

It should be no surprise that Salt Cures are an integral part of Classical Feng Shui. My cleaning lady refers to them as my “Bad Spirit Jars” and she’s not wrong.

Classical Feng Shui Practitioners observe the Flying Star Energies. Salt Water Cures are used to balance the challenging energies created by the #2 and #5 Flying Stars. As the stars move every year Salt Cures have a specific placement and are changed out every Chinese new year. It’s best to consult with a practitioner to confirm the correct placement. Although it’s recommended to place your salt cure within a few weeks of the Chinese New Year it can be placed at any time during the year. It is however critical to remove your “old” salt cure before the start of the new y

Himalayan salt lamps can also be used to balance energy but they’re not as powerful as a salt cure. Lamps clean the air of harmful properties. Himalayan Salt removes psychic debris from your body and assists you in releasing that which no longer serves you, enhances feelings of peace and calming, increases feelings of happiness and encourages rest and relaxation. The purpose of the Salt Cure is to neutralize the negative energy of a Flying Star.

What you’ll need: six Chinese I Ching Coins, a glass jar or vase (use something that you ‘ll be okay to throw out - I generally use a mason jar), salt (you can use himalayan salt, rock salt or regular table salt) and fresh water.

How to build it:

- fill the vase or jar to about ¾ full with the salt.

- place the six coins in a circle on the top. (ensure you place them with the yang side up)

- fill the jar to the top with water. It’s a good idea to place a small dish under the jar as once it begins to activate it can sometimes get messy.

- place the jar or jars in the appropriate sector of the Bagua.

- check on the water level regularly and top it up as needed.

What to watch for:

- do not cover the top of the jar

- do not place the cure in a cupboard or closet.

- try not to move or touch it as it stores a lot of negative energy. (I think this is why my cleaning lady began calling it my bad spirit jar – she was given specific instructions to not move it and under no circumstances to come in contact with the salt that had accumulated on the rim)

When the next Chinese New Year is approaching it’s now time to dispose of the old Salt Cure and begin to plan the placement of the new one to correspond with the new location of the Flying Stars. Because the salt cure stores so much negative energy I place mine into a sealed container on garbage day and ensure it gets out in to the trash. You must not recycle your Salt Cures from year to year.

So if you’ve been using a Himalayan Salt Lamp to balance the energy in your space – give some consideration to taking it to the next level and begin using Salt Cures. Reach out to a Classical Feng Shui Practitioner to guide you through the process and ensure that you have placed the cure in the correct location so that you can neutralize any negative energies in your home.

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