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!
If you want to find out how to charge your crystals then we’ve covered numerous ways you can choose from. 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. 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!
How to Charge Crystals in Moonlight
The moonlight is a great way to instill some soft feminine energy into your crystals. It’s an especially good option if you’re on the brink of any kind of transition or hard decision because it provides a solid basis for introspection. In addition, you can also utilize the energies of the different moon phases to your advantage. For instance, the full moon might be especially productive for letting go of the past while new moons are all about supporting growth. All you have to do is place near a window where it will get hit with some moon vibes!
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...
How to Charge 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 on the collection page.
Charge With 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.
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!
Charge 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!
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.
These methods truly make a difference when it comes to restoring your crystal’s powers. We truly hope this post helped you figure out how to cleanse and charge crystals properly because making your crystals collaborate with you really is one of the best feelings ever. Good luck on your journey!