Every crystal needs to be cleansed and charged regularly. Even before they reach your doorstep, they have already accumulated too much energy that is probably unmatched by your own.
The Moon’s energy has blessed and guided humanity ever since. It’s one of the most powerful energy givers that could heal, ground, and protect us. This same truth also applies to crystals. The power of the moon’s energy could effectively restore crystals to their best health.
In this post, you will find everything you need to know about how to charge your crystals during the full moon, including the best practices and stones that work well with them. Let’s start.
How to Cleanse Crystals in the Full Moon
Before you charge your crystals with positive energy, you must ensure they are cleansed from negative energy. To cleanse crystals during the full moon:
Lay them on a natural surface where the bright white light of the moonlight can reach them. You could either put them on the balcony or a window sill. Just be careful not to place them where they would be disturbed by passersby, animals, or natural elements.
Wait until sunrise and retrieve them. While others leave them for at least a few hours to soak up the sun’s energy, you may want to avoid doing so if you’re unsure whether your crystals can withstand sunlight. Also, watch out for potential rain or thunderstorm, as water could damage some crystals.
How to Charge Crystals During the Full Moon
Once you’re done cleansing your crystals, you can charge them.
To charge your crystals on a full moon, do the following:
Wait Until The Next Full Moon
The full moon is said to be the most powerful lunar phase. As the peak of the lunar phases, its energy is strongest during this time, and it’s believed it could affect and magnify emotions. Being the last phase before the moon starts on a new cycle again, it’s also related to releasing what no longer serves you and preparing for another journey ahead.
Therefore, harnessing the full moon’s energy is the perfect time to charge your crystals.
Get a calendar where the lunar phases are shown. If that’s unavailable, you can use websites like TimeAndDateor download apps such as My Moon Phase – Lunar Calendar, available for Android and iOS devices.
Take note that you can also charge and cleanse during the new, waxing, and waning moon if that’s more convenient for you. It’s just that the full moon is the strongest lunar phase, so naturally, it’s best to do the charging during this time.
You can cleanse it beforehand, then charge it the next night. Alternatively, you can accomplish it on a waxing moon phase before charging them on a full moon.
Prepare Your Crystals For Charging
Set your crystals aside that needs charging. Virtually all crystals can be charged using the moon’s light, and it’s also one of the safest methods available.
But since you will be putting out your crystals to receive energy from the moon, there’s a possibility they will be subjected to the natural elements like the rain. Some crystals don’t do well when wet, so be careful about charging crystals in the moonlight that could get damaged with water.
Check the weather forecasts to know if there’s a possibility of rain. Place a transparent cover on the top of your crystals if you need to. But, if you don’t have that and there’s going to be a bit of rain, you can set aside crystals that don’t do well in water and charge them using other means.
You only need to worry about this if you place your crystals outdoors.
If you plan to put your crystals indoors, such as on a window ledge where the pane would protect them, then there is no need to fret about that.
Place Them On a Natural Surface Where Direct Moonlight Could Reach Them
Once you gather your crystals for charging, place them where the moonlight can reach them.
Ideally, direct moonlight is the best way to charge your crystals. However, if clouds cover the moon, place them behind the window pane, or put a cover atop your crystals to protect them from the rain, that’s okay. As long as the crystals receive the full moon’s energy, they will recharge themselves.
The arrangement of your crystals is up to you, as long as you don’t stack them together or place them too close to each other. Your crystals need a breathing space to recharge. Others form a crystal grid when charging their crystals, which is fantastic.
Set Your Intentions and Meditate
This one is an optional step, but nonetheless, other people find it helpful. Setting your intentions and programming your crystal connects your energy to theirs.
To set intentions, hold the crystal in one hand. Close your eyes. Envision the light of the crystal’s energy and yours merging together. As you do, speak affirmations that you want your crystals to help you with. You may need to do this for each crystal, as every single one of them has unique properties.
You can also meditate with your crystals during a full moon. You can ask it to help you achieve physical, emotional, and spiritual balance. Do your preferred full moon rituals during your crystal charging time.
Wait Until Sunrise To Retrieve Your Crystals
Leave your crystals in their sacred space. Wait until sunrise to get them back. You may also retrieve them several hours later if charging for a short time is your only option (due to the rain or other reasons).
Other people prefer to leave their crystals for a 24-hour charge. This way, their crystals could also receive the sun’s energy. However, retrieving crystals that aren’t safe in the sun (like amethysts) in the early morning is recommended. You can leave sun-safe crystals for a 24-hour charge if you want.
Put Them Away In a Safe Place
Get your crystals back from their recharging area. Now, you can feel that your crystals are energetically different from how it was before you charged them. You can now use them again for crystal healing and other purposes.
How Long Should Crystals Sit in the Light of the Moon
The great thing about lunar charging is that there’s no limit to how long your crystals should sit in the moon’s light! The moon’s light is perfectly safe and effective in charging crystals. Even though sun charging is said to be faster, not all crystals can withstand the sunlight, which is why full moon charging is still safer.
The only thing you need to worry about is the surrounding environment or the possibility of rain, which I explained before. Other than that, the moon’s purifying energy is the perfect way to cleanse and charge your crystals.
Popular Crystals That You Can Cleanse with the Full Moon
While full moon energy is safe for charging crystals of any kind, there are some of them that are said to benefit more from its light. Here are some popular crystals that work well with the moon:
- Rose Quartz
- Black Tourmaline
- Clear Quartz
- Smoky Quartz
- Lapis Lazuli
- Blue Lace Agate
- Tiger’s Eye
- Rutilated Quartz
However, while you can charge crystals in the full moon, there are crystals that should avoid sunlight and water. Here are some:
Crystals that shouldn’t go come into contact with water (rain or moisture)
Use a transparent cover or protective casing when charging them under the moonlight. Here are some crystals that should avoid water at all costs:
Most soft crystals, or those that score five and below the Mohs scale level of hardness, are susceptible to water damage.
Crystals that fade in the sun
Here are some crystals that don’t do well in sunlight. Retrieve these crystals before 8:00 to 9:00 AM, or they will risk fading.
- Rose Quartz
- Smoky Quartz
Most vibrant crystals fade under the sunlight.
How to Know Your Crystals Have Finished Charging
You will know your crystals have finished charging if they feel energetically lighter. On the flip side, you will know your crystals need cleansing and charging if they seem heavier than usual or if they don’t work the same way as they used to.
A new crystal also needs charging at the very beginning. If you use your crystals for healing practices, they must be often cleansed and charged.
Generally, you need to cleanse and charge crystals in full moon once a month. However, if you think they needed cleansing or charging, they could still be placed under the light of any moon phase, though it might not be as potent as the full moon’s energy. You can also opt for other cleansing and charging methods, like the one we discussed above.
Charging is important for your crystals. Many people prefer to charge crystals in the full moon because it’s safe and more convenient. Most importantly, the moon’s energy is very potent in purifying and restoring your crystal’s own energy.
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