The most important aspect of crystals is maintaining their positive energy. If you let your crystals become stagnant or overwhelmed with too much negative energy, you will begin to see much lower effects.
In order to maintain your crystal’s energy to ensure they will be able to help you when you need them, you must spend the necessary time to charge your crystals.
There are several ways to recharge a crystal, from using a singing bowl to absorbing moonlight. And while we will touch on a few different charging method practices, in this article, we will be focusing on charging with candles.
Below we will explain how to use candles to charge your crystals, which crystals absorb energy from candles the best, and finally, how to pick the right candles for your cleansing and charging ritual.
How to Use Candles to Charge Crystals
In helping us balance our lives, crystals do a lot of the heavy lifting. Because of this, any often-used crystals are bound to lose some of their positive energy over time.
Recharging these energies can take a bit of setup, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Much of the power of recharging comes from your Intention. If you are in a cloudy headspace, your intentions will be masked, and recharging your crystals won’t be very successful.
The fastest and best method for recharging a specific crystal is simple.
Light a candle on a flat surface.
Very carefully hold the crystal over the candle flame.
Carefully remove the crystal and place it on a heat-safe surface.
The heat and healing energy from the candle will burn away any unwanted energy and recharge it to a positive energy level that will allow you to make use of the crystal’s spiritual healing again.
Charging with Positive Energy
To start the process of charging multiple crystals at once:
You will want to clear a flat surface that is free from negative energy and clear of any wind or breeze.
Next, you need to prepare yourself by clearing your mind and stating your intention aloud. This will help create the positive atmosphere needed to charge your crystals properly.
Lay a soft cloth on the flat surface you prepared and place your crystals on top.
Finally, place your candle in a spot where it can best bathe your crystals with its healing light.
Let your crystals absorb the energy from the light of the flame. You will need to let them sit for at least a minute, but you may leave them to charge and cleanse for as long as you feel is necessary.
And that’s it. Depending on how much use your crystals get, you may need to charge them fairly regularly. It’s always a good idea to perform some kind of charging or cleansing ritual at least once a month, even if your crystals were not used during that time.
Cleansing Negative Energy
The process of removing negative energy is critical. Your crystals will recharge from your candle’s healing light, but they may not charge to their full effectiveness if they are still filled with too much negative energy.
To help remove this negativity from your crystals, we must go back to our intention. Focus directly on your intent and allow yourself to fall into a deep meditation. During this meditation, you can connect with your crystal’s energy and visualize the negative energy exiting.
If done properly, this process will force unwanted energy out, allowing space for more energy from your healing ritual to be absorbed.
Which Stones Can Be Charged With Candles?
The best stones and crystals for candle charging are:
Black Tourmaline is a naturally shiny crystal. This makes it incredibly easy to cleanse with candlelight.
Associated with strength and love, red jasper absorbs the power and warmth of a candle flame.
One of the few stones that are free of inclusions visible to the naked eye, amethyst is perfect for candle charging as the light can reach deep into the crystal easily.
Known for inspiring creativity, the warm light of a candle can help return rose quartz to its natural state.
Other Crystal Charging Methods
Best Candles For Charging Crystals
Picking the proper candle to recharge your crystals is important. While you can probably get some decent results with just any candle you have lying around, some candles can be better suited for your needs.
Candles infused with sage act similarly to a sage stick. The candle flame, along with the curative properties of sage, will do a wonderful job of recharging your weakened crystals.
Many types of herbs can have restorative properties, not just sage. These candles will not only help refresh the properties of your stones but may also help with your own energy.
Soy burns much cleaner than wax and, as such, will give your candles a much cleaner charge. Soy is also a more green solution to candles than your typical wax ones, giving you a better connection to the Earth.
Picking the Right Candle Color
The color of the candles you use to recharge your crystals is less important than you might think. Not that it isn’t important, just that you can choose a color based on the feeling and comfort the color gives you.
Some crystals and stones may benefit slightly from candles that are the same color as them, but the real benefits to candle charging your crystals comes from the makeup of the candle and the light it provides.
So don’t worry too much about getting the perfect color for your crystals and focus on what color candle works best for you and your mood.
Charging crystals with candles is an incredibly easy way to get them back to their original, powerful state. This method is incredibly useful for crystals you have recently obtained, as much of the positive properties will be drained from wherever they used to be. You never know what unwanted energies they may have carried with them.
Not all crystals will benefit as much from candle charging as other crystals. These crystals can be set on a windowsill in direct sunlight for a few hours or, if the lunar cycle is right, the cleansing white light of the full moon. This will help recharge them in much the same way a candle does, by absorbing positive healing light.
So, get started right now! Your crystals will thank you for it.