How to Cleanse and Charge Your Crystals

When you use crystals for spiritual practices, healing, and divination, they need to be
cleansed and charged regularly. Crystals can hold all types of positive and negative
energy, which might affect their uses. Here are some tips for charging your crystals.

Why Do You Need to Charge Your Crystals?

The reason you cleanse and charge crystals is to get rid of their current energy, and
add in your own. Crystals hold onto all different forms of energy, not just by you, but
other people who touch them or go near them or energy in the space. So, if you are
using a crystal to help with emotional trauma, all that negative energy is in the crystal.
Before you use it for something else, you need to recharge it.

This is a common mistake people make when they start using crystals for spiritual
practices, then suddenly it feels different. This is because you are not cleansing and
charging it often enough.

Charge Under the New or Full Moon

The best way to charge your crystals is using the moon. Many people like to use the full
moon, but the new moon also has some unique benefits.

To start with, the full moon helps to cleanse your crystals of their negative energies. It is
perfect when you first get a new crystal, or you have been using it for a while and it
needs to be charged to accept new energy. Simply place your crystals outside under
the full moon and leave them overnight.

You can also charge crystals with the new moon, though this works better for setting
intentions. If the crystals have already been cleansed, you can then program them
under a new moon for things like manifestations using those crystals.

Other Methods of Charging Crystals

If you don’t want to use the moon or can’t wait for the next full moon, there are a few
more options for charging your crystals.

First of all, you can charge crystals with selenite, which on its own can be a charging
crystal. This does need to be cleansed during every full moon though.

Another option is to make moon water by placing a clear water container outside under
a full moon, then saving it to cleanse different crystals.

If you have sage to burn in your home for cleansing spaces, you can cleanse crystals
with this as well.