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Meaning Of Egg Cleansing: What is this Ritual and How to Interpret Its Readings?

If you’ve been studying metaphysical rituals and neo-shamanism in recent years, you may have heard of the idea of an egg cleansing ritual. There are numerous reports of egg cleansing rituals which serve as both a matter of energetic cleansing, healing, and also divination.

But where did the spiritual egg cleansing ritual come from? What is the meaning of egg cleansing? And how exactly does one conduct and interpret its readings? Let us see..

Meaning of Egg Cleansing:

There are a number of reports on egg cleansing which have surfaced in the past few decades. What they have in common is the idea of using an egg as a tool for clearing the aura. There are even professional practitioners who can help assist with the egg cleansing process, but this is also a ritual that one can perform independently.

Egg cleansing meaning

Some practitioners use this ritual to purify the aura and help a client cleanse toxic energies from their charkas. Yet for other practitioners, this ritual is reportedly based on shamanic practices, though these claims tend to be vague.

Various reports attribute the use of an egg to a belief in the mystical properties of this symbol as it relates to birth and initiation and therefore the cycle of healing. For some practitioners, the ritual is combined with divination as well as healing and cleansing.

Cultural Origins of Spiritual Egg Cleansing:

There are numerous beliefs of egg cleansing rituals in various cultures from Mesoamerica to Italy. Yet it is the Mesoamerican ritual that is most written about. This ritual is also referred to as La Limpia.

The use of an egg is thought to derive from the association between eggs and new birth and thus the process of healing which requires new growth energetically and physically. Eggs are considered sacred as they contain new life and are spiritually associated with new beginnings and transformation.

Cultures that view eggs as a symbol of initiation and transformation are thought to be particularly fond of using eggs in this type of cleansing ritual. It is believed the eggs absorb negativity or toxic energy from the auras or from the chakras, though there are several ways to conduct this ritual.

Some practitioners use this ritual as a precursor to more intensive healing work. This is particularly true of some who describe their healing practices as neo-shamanic. For these practitioners, the egg ritual is an initial cleansing followed by work such as soul retrieval rituals, as the client will have a clear slate to begin with, once they have undergone the egg cleansing.

How to Conduct an Egg Cleansing Ritual?

There are several methods for conducting an egg cleansing ritual, though even the nuanced variations have common steps and themes. To start, use a raw egg in the shell. Most practitioners would advise praying or chanting over the egg initially to prepare the egg to officially become a sacred aspect of the ritual.

In pagan practices, a practitioner may perform a brief charging ritual to infuse the egg with the properties they desire, such as the power to clear, heal and restore wellness, or to draw out impurities and so forth. Other syncretized religious practitioners may use prayers from their belief system to infuse the egg with protective and healing powers.

Once this process is complete, the next step is to hold the egg gently and guide it along the client’s body. Some practitioners hold the egg close to their client without actually touching them, keeping the egg in their auric space. Others gently roll the egg along the body.

Some practitioners use intuition to guide them to trouble spots first, others have methods for following the meridians or chakras and other energy points along the body. The important commonality is the egg must either come into contact or be swept along the energy field of the entire body. Front to back, head to foot, it is important that the practitioner take their time and do a thorough job of running the egg along the client’s body to absorb the energy from the individual.

When the Ritual Ends:

Some practitioners use specific chants, prayers, or invocations as they perform this ritual and others do not. People often ask how one knows when the egg cleansing process is complete. Like so many aspects of ritual healing, the answer often comes down to a matter of practice and intuitive sensing.

When the practitioner feels the egg has completely absorbed the toxic energy from the body and when they have completely run through the client’s energy field, sweeping or rolling the egg thoroughly in all locations of the body, they may end the ritual. There are also several ways to do this.

Some practitioners will break the egg in a bowl and add lemon juice for additional cleansing. They will then divine the contents much like the process of reading tea leaves. Others will break the egg but dispose of the contents in a safe way, usually also following this with cleansing the area in which the egg was disposed.

Interpreting egg cleanse Readings and its Meanings:

Meaning Of Egg Cleansing: What is this Ritual and How to Interpret Its Readings?
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Like most rituals, the process is subjective. Some practitioners claim they can physically feel the egg grow heavier as it absorbs energy from the person being healed. Clients often report they feel lighter or sense a shift in energy as the process is taking place.

More intuitively attuned people may sense more dramatic shifts occurring and may be able to perceive changes such as colors, changes in chakra functioning, or other visions or experiences that follow the process of the healing that is taking place.

For those who use the egg as a divination tool after the ritual, reports of what is seen when the egg is cracked open also vary. One recipient of this cleansing reported seeing dark spots inside the egg. Others report the insides of the egg turning black, as if having absorbed the energy from the aura. Others report seeing little red dots in the egg yolk after the ritual.

You can also divine the shape of the egg yolk once cracked. For instance, if the yolk appears stringy like snakes, it can indicate that a path of healing and serving others through psychic work is on the horizon. Try to notice if the yolk takes on a specific shape and discern what that shape means in your culture or belief system. If the egg yolk takes the shape of a boat, you may be taking a long-distance journey. If it takes the shape of a bell, you may receive important communication that signals a change is coming.

Don’t worry if the contents of the egg seem off or ominous. Practitioners believe that because the egg has absorbed energy from your chakras it should look unusual, similar to cleaning out a vacuum bag after you’ve used it. Any impurities in the egg would be a normal result of the process and not a bad omen.


No one knows exactly when the egg cleansing ritual began or where exactly this technique started. It’s resurfaced in popularity in recent years as a powerful yet easy way to initiate a deep healing experience.

Because eggs are associated with new birth and purity, this can be an effective ritual to mark major milestones in your life. You can use this technique to clear out toxic energy from your chakras and also to initiate new growth and healing.

Angela Kaufman is a Certified Intuitive Consultant, Psychic Medium, Intuitive Empowerment, Life Coach and an LCSW. She is an amazon published author and was Featured on several shows like Discovery Channel’s A Haunting, Echoes from the Past (2007) 14 Degrees: A Paranormal Documentary, Tune In to Wellness Today with LisaMarie Tersigni, and Empowering Entrepreneurs with Melissa Carter as well as numerous radio interviews. She is the author of Queen Up! Reclaim Your Crown When Life Knocks You Down - Unleash the Power of Your Inner Tarot Queen and also co-authored three books on metaphysical spirituality (Sacred Objects, Sacred Space; Everyday Tools for the Modern Day Witch | Wicca What's the Real Deal? Breaking Through the Misconceptions | The Esoteric Dream Book; Mastering the Magickal Symbolism of the Subconscious Mind). Angela regularly conducts workshops, the Inner Queen coaching program and loves writing articles, that blend social criticism with spirituality.