This is probably one of my most asked questions regarding crystals, so I thought it was about time I did a blog post on it! So here are 7 ways you can charge your crystals.
WHY DO WE NEED TO CHARGE CRYSTALS?
Crystals are vibrational, with certain frequencies that they vibrate on, so when we say high vibrations..we mean it! When a crystal has been used multiple times, that energy starts to get depleted & this needs to be charged up again. Lot’s of crystals absorb negative energy, so charging your crystals can be paramount with these specific crystals.
WHICH METHOD IS BEST?
This is more down to personal preference & what you feel intuitively suits you and your crystals, as well as what is most accessible to you! No method of charging crystals is better than another; just be mindful if it suits your crystal; for example, is it water safe?
Read on to find the multiple ways your crystals can be charged!
One of the most simple ways to charge your crystals is through sunlight. Some crystals are particularly sensitive to sunlight, and prolonged amounts of time in the sun can affect the colour as well as extreme temperature changes. Quartz, in particular, can magnify sun rays & potentially cause a fire, so please be mindful of this. Charging in the sun’s rays are only recommended for short amounts of time.
A super popular way to charge crystals (and one of my personal favourites) is through Selenite. Selenite is self-cleansing & supercharging; not only that, but the crystal itself is super pretty to have in your collection, and you can find them in all shapes and sizes. The ideal way is to place your crystals on to Selenite (such as a Selenite ruler, coaster or carved bowl) for 24 hours to get the most out of your crystals. However, if you have a small piece of Selenite, you can place your crystal directly next to it to connect to its abilities.
Other crystals that act similarly to Selenite is White Quartz and Clear Quartz. Again, these are self-cleansing and can help charge your crystals. They are so lovely to add to your collections so you can keep your crystals vibrationally high all of the time. Once again, you can place your crystals next to or on these crystals for the full benefit.
Another favourite of mine is charging with Moonlight. Different phases of Moon can be used to charge your crystals for different intentions.
New Moon – new beginnings & change, letting go of
Waxing Moon – hope & optimism
Full Moon – abundance
Waning Moon – protection, detoxing, letting go of
Preferably, place your crystals on the ground under the moonlight overnight, however on a window sill is also perfectly fine.
Full Moon is most people’s preference as this is when the Moon is at one of its peak energies.
Whether this is sea salt or Himalayan Salt, this is another simple way to charge your crystals. If you search “Crystal charging stations” on Pinterest, you will find various ways you can charge your crystals in salt. Becoming ever popular is placing Selenite in the middle of a bowl, pouring in your salt & then placing your crystals on top of the salt for 24 hours.
Again please be mindful of crystals that may be more sensitive to the abrasive nature of salt!
Probably the easiest & most accessible way to charge your crystals. Most water is suitable, however specifically, running water! You can simply take a few of your crystals into the shower with you or under a tap, however for a supercharged connection to the Earth, why not try in the rain, a running stream or the gentle waves of the sea. You only need to do this for a few minutes. If you want to rainwater charge them, you can leave them out for longer for the full benefit.
With water, it’s particularly important to take note of crystals that can become damaged when coming into contact with water. Such as Selenite, Pyrite, Opal & Lapis Lazuli.
Mother Earth! What better way to charge your crystals than in the very earth it came out of? If you have a patch in your garden or if you live in an apartment, the soil of a potted plant is perfect too. You can place them on the ground or, for a better effect, bury them in the soil. (Just remember where you buried them!)
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHARGE MY CRYSTALS?
There’s no set rule on this; maybe some crystals you use more than others? They may need charging more, or crystals that absorb negative energy will need a cleanse and a charge more often.
It’s great to get into the habit of charging your crystals, and hopefully, this blog has allowed you to see how easy it can be!
Cleansing and charging are quite closely interlinked, so stay tuned for our next blog on cleansing crystals!
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