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How to Charge Crystals

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Charging Crystals

Charging crystals is a wonderful method that focuses on intensifying each crystal’s power by raising its energetic state. Contrary to popular belief, it’s very different from cleansing them which only focuses on clearing out all the mucky energies that were absorbed over time. Both practices are crucial, but learning how to charge crystals is definitely something that will level-up your experience! It can have amazing effects on crystals you’ve had for a while and give them a whole new lease of life! Whether you charge crystals full moon style or another method is going to be entirely up to you.  But let's explore some ways on how to charge your crystals!

Charging crystals involves exposing them to energy sources like sunlight, moonlight, or intention to amplify their inherent properties and rejuvenate their energy.  Some also choose to charge their crystals with focused intention or through meditation. The goal of charging crystals is to infuse them with fresh energy, making them more potent tools for various purposes, such as healing, manifestation, and spiritual growth. It's a way to ensure that your crystals are operating at their full potential and ready to support your intentions and goals.

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Activating crystals, on the other hand, is about connecting with their specific purpose or intention, often through meditation or focused thought, to awaken their latent abilities for a particular task or goal. Cleansing crystals is the process of removing any accumulated negative energies or impurities, typically through methods like smudging with sage, immersing them in saltwater, or using sound vibrations, to restore their natural vibrational frequency and purity. Each of these practices serves a distinct purpose in maintaining and maximizing the effectiveness of your crystals.

Remember, what works best for some people might not pan out that way for others. So, much like how you choose crystals, we suggest following your intuition and trying out the methods you feel called to. Plus some of your decision about how to charge your crystals will be based on what TYPE of crystal you are charging.  Bonus tip: setting intentions while charging your crystals will give you an even more potent effect!

If you are looking for tips on how to cleanse crystals see my other post!

Charging Crystals Full Moon

To charge crystals with the energy of the full moon, simply place them near a window or outside where they can bask in the rejuvenating moonlight, harnessing the power of charging crystals full moon energy.  Charging crystals during the full moon is a well-known practice that amplifies their energy and aligns them with the moon's cycles. However, you don't necessarily have to wait for a full moon; any moonlight can be used for this purpose.

The soft, feminine energy of the moonlight is especially beneficial when you find yourself at a crossroads or facing significant decisions. It serves as a source of gentle guidance and introspection, allowing you to connect with your inner wisdom. Each phase of the moon carries its unique energy, with the full moon being a time of release and letting go of the past. New moons, conversely, symbolize beginnings and growth.

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To charge crystals with the energy of the full moon, simply place them near a window or outside where they can bask in the rejuvenating moonlight. As the moonlight bathes your crystals, visualize any stagnant or negative energies being cleansed and replaced with the moon's pure and radiant energy. This process not only recharges your crystals but also renews your own spiritual connection and intentions. So, whether it's a full moon, a waxing crescent, or a waning gibbous, any phase of the moon can be a beneficial time to charge your crystals and enhance their metaphysical properties.

Not wanting to carry all your crystals to the window... or even worse, outside? There are a couple more options.

Charge Crystals With Moon Water

If you need your crystals charged up, but you don’t want to wait all night long then soaking them in moon water is the way to go. You can even store up some moon water for those times the moon isn’t in full effect. This hour-long hack will transmit the energy from the moon and the moon phase it’s in effortlessly. Just make sure your crystals aren’t sensitive to water!

Of course if you don't want to move all your crystals for the moon there is a similar alternative...

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Charging Crystals With Selenite

Selenite is of course one of the few crystals that not only doesn't need to be cleanse, but can also cleanse and charge other crystals.  It is said to hold the energy of the moon, meaning it can provide a similar effect to placing crystals under the moonlight. Plus you can do this in under an hour!  Most people say you only have to place crystals or crystal jewelry on selenite for about 20 minutes.

You can read even more about using selenite stone on the collection page.

Charging Crystals In The Sun

Sunlight will breathe in vibrant masculine energy into your crystals. This is the ideal option if you’re looking for encouragement as it will boost your confidence and self-belief through the roof. You just have to make sure that your crystals not sensitive to light beforehand.  Most will be ok for a brief day, but there are some rare crystals that are SUPER sensitive to sunlight and have to be under special glass. Another important thing to note is that the time it takes for this kind of charging depends on the type of crystal you have and the amount of sunlight there is. A great way to figure out if your crystal is fully charged is by listening to your intuition while checking up on it.

Charging Crystals With Salt?

You can even use sea salt for charging your crystals. Simply immerse the crystals in salt and let the magic happen overnight. If you’re looking for an aesthetically pleasing version of this method then purchasing a terrarium and setting it up as your crystal charging station will be perfect for you! The salt can cause scratches to super soft crystals, so it’s important to avoid using it with certain opal, calcite, selenite and other softer stones.

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Using A Sound Bath

Believe it or not, using your singing bowls is a very relaxing way to charge your crystals. You just simply put the crystal of choice in the center of the bowl and start ringing it for a couple of minutes. Additionally, while doing this whole process you can even visualize the crystal getting charged with all the positive and nurturing benefits it carries. This method is perfect for crystals that are light and water sensitive!  On the other hand, some people will actually use water inside the bowl!

But you don't HAVE to have a singing bowl necessarily.  Sound vibrations can also help to recharge your crystals. You can use a singing bowl, a tuning fork, or even your own voice to create sound vibrations around your crystals. Simply hold your crystals in your hand and make sounds around them for a few minutes. This can help to restore the natural vibrations of your crystals and help to enhance their energy.

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Crystal Grids To Cleanse Crystals

Crystal grids are a powerful way to charge and amplify the energy of your crystals. To create a crystal grid, place your crystals in a specific pattern on a sacred geometric shape or design. This can help to amplify the energy of your crystals and help to manifest your intentions. You can also learn more about grids in general on the full crystal grid blog post.

Charge Crystals During An Eclipse

Eclipses are a very powerful time for charging your crystals. Specifically, they’re ideal for people that are in the mood and prepared to spice their life up because they bring in radical shifts and changes. It’s important to distinguish that lunar eclipse promote internal while solar ones encourage external transformation. If you want to give this method a shot, but are wondering how to charge your crystals in this manner correctly then we’ve got you covered. You should just place the crystal outside during the eclipse and wait for it to soak up the intense energies that are floating around. It’s recommended that you keep the stone close to your skin so that you can benefit from this energy quicker!

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Take Them Back to Earth With Soil

Lastly, if all else fails then returning the crystals to Mother Earth is one of the only things left for you to try. This method will take care of the energetic heaviness that seems to linger around while using your crystal. Essentially all you need to do is bury the crystal and it doesn’t matter if it’s directly in the earth or in some type of container. The duration also varies quite a bit and it can take up from a week or month or even longer. Listening to your intuition is one of the best things you can do especially when it comes to this method because there are no strict rules around the timing and location. Again, be careful doing this do fragile pieces or those that are softer. While they came from the earth, you still make not want to risk having to clean them again.


Charging By The Elements

You can also charge your crystals using the elements of earth, air, water, and fire. Just make sure the method is still safe for the specific crystal you are cleansing.  For earth, you can bury your crystals in soil or sand. For air, you can place your crystals in a location with a lot of fresh air, such as on a windowsill. For water, you can cleanse your crystals in a stream, river, or ocean. For fire, you can pass your crystals over the flame of a candle (don't burn it) or burn sage or palo santo around them.


These methods truly make a difference when it comes to restoring or amplifying your crystal’s powers. We truly hope this post helped you figure out how to charge your crystals properly, because making your crystals collaborate with you really is one of the best feelings ever. Good luck on your journey and let's get some charge crystals working for you!

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