HOW TO CHARGE YOUR CRYSTALS
5 Methods & Tips
FIRST, BEFORE YOUR CHARGE
Cleanse your Crystals
It's easy for people to get cleansing and charging mixed up or consider them the same thing. They're NOT the same thing. Lots of crystals, like the ones you wear to absorb negative energy, are absorbing negative energy. This means before you can charge a crystal to absorb negativity, you need to clean the energetic container.
Cleansing crystals can be as simple as washing them with warm, non-detergent based, soapy water. They also can be left out under a full moon. Full Moons are all about RELEASING things, so they're an ideal way to cleanse away stale energies. You can also burn sacred herbs, like sage, palo santo, or sweet grass underneath and around them.
Only after the cleansing has taken place can you begin to charge them.
Why Charge Your Crystals?
Your crystals work hard for you. Each one vibrates at a specific frequency, providing a unique healing energy. With frequent use your crystals can get a cloudy energy field. Charging your crystals helps them to do their supportive work more easily. You will 100% feel the difference!
5 METHODS TO CHARGE CRYSTALS
Charge Your Crystals Under the New Moon
New moons are times of new beginnings because the energy is potent with opportunity and possibility. Additionally new moons are full of charge, motivation, energy, and momentum. Simply place your crystals outside on the night of a new moon and let them absorb all that potential. You'll be amazed at how much this helps!
Give your Crystals a Sound Bath
If you play crystal bowls, then have at it! Lay your crystal out and let your bowls sing for them. If you don't, that's perfectly ok. You can play another soothing instrument for them. Give them a calm concert that focuses on a steady stream of notes and vibration. If you don't play an instrument, feel free to sing to your crystals or play meditative music for them. There are even great musical playlists for charging crystals on YouTube that include some amazing frequencies to charge your little crystal friends.
Bury your Crystals in the Earth
There's a saying, "You can never go home again." But, imagine how wonderful it would be for the vibratory health of your crystals to take a little vacation inside the earth from where they came? Of course mark your spot and don't do this with very small crystals. They should be left in the ground for at least three days. Another option is to take some earth and put it in a pot (not a metal pot, but a glass or ceramic pot) and bury your crystals inside with a cover on it for at least a week or so. This has almost the same effect as putting them in the ground.
Set your Crystal in the Sun
Crystals also love sunlight. The sun provides warmth, nourishment, and energy to all living things on this earth. This is why fruit and vegetables are so good for us because they contain the energies from the sun. Your crystals will benefit in the exact same way. Place your crystals in direct sunlight for no more than three hours. You'll be amazed at how powerful they become.
However, some crystals can be damaged by the sun, so be sure to look at the FAQ below and use other methods to charge them.
Use the Power of Your Mind
A wonderful meditation to work with is to focus on the healing properties of a particular crystal and then blow your breath onto it to charge it. Like the sun or the moon, you have power too! You can program a crystal with your thoughts or your Intentions. Just make sure the healing property of that stone aligns with the Intention you want to set. If you work with spirit guides, during your meditation, bring your crystal to them. In your mind allow your spirit guides to work their own magic on charging your crystals. You can also visualize a beautiful white light coming down from the sky and soaking into your crystal.
There are lots of ways to charge your crystals. Just be sure to cleanse them first and you will not believe how powerful your pieces can become!
CRYSTAL CHARGING FAQ
You can charge your crystals once a week if you use them all the time. If you are wearing them or if you only use them infrequently, they can be charged once a month or at a minimum once a quarter. Wearing a crystal causes some intermittent and unplanned cleansing and charging, but it is important to be deliberate about cleansing and charging if you want to get everything you can out of them.
As soon as you get a crystal, you'll want to cleanse it. This could be as simple as washing it with warm water, putting it out under a full moon, or burning sacred herbs (like sage, palo santo or sweet grass) all around it. Then you'll want to charge it with the methods above. Then it's ready to go!
Crystals that are very porous or have water as a major part of their chemical make up should not go into water. Additionally any crystal with a Mohs hardness scale of 5 or less should not be submerged.
The following is a short list of crystals that in their raw form should have limited water exposure.
Fluorite (salt water), Selenite, Apophyllite, Tangerine Quartz, Gypsum, Chrysocolla, Lepidolite, Opal, Angelite, Azurite, Apatite, Halite, Malachite, Turquoise, Ulexite, Labradorite, Celestite, Pyrite, Hematite.
Some crystals can degenerate after continued exposure to water or being submerged for a long time, while some will just lose their shine or their fire (like Opal).
The crystals we use for our jewelry are polished, creating a protective barrier against water exposure. However, Opal and Angelite should still have limited exposure. We always recommend it's always best to do your own research on your particular crystal.
The following crystals shouldn't be exposed to direct sunlight for more than a couple hours due to the fact that sunlight can cause them to fade, crack, or lose part of the moisture content that makes them beautiful.
Fluorite, Opal, Turquoise, Aquamarine, Aquamarine, Sapphire, Kunzite, Morganite, Emerald, & Amber.
It's best to know the energetic healing properties of each stone that you wear. If their properties are in conflict, such as a calming Howlite and an energizing Black Spinel, they can cancel each other out.
Here are a two examples of crystal combinations that you should avoid:
+ Clear Quartz and the wrong crystal: Clear Quartz is an amplifying crystal and will amplify anything you pair with it, so make sure the energy of the second stone is something you want amplified.
+ Tiger Eye and Smoky Quartz: Tiger Eye gives you confidence and Smoky Quartz protects empathic people and works as a release valve. One brings energy swirling around you while the other repels it.
As always, please do your own research to make sure the crystals you are pairing are complimentary.
Surprisingly the most powerful crystal is Quartz Crystal, which includes any type of Quartz: Rose Quartz, Citrine, Amethyst, Agate, Citrine, etc. It's the most readily available crystal on the earth. If we tap into the science of the strength inside quartz you'll see it has all three markers of a powerful crystal.
1. It has piezoelectricity, which means it produces voltage when pressurized.
2. It has pyroelectricity, which means it produces voltage when heated or cooled.
3. It has triboluminescence, which means it produces flashes of light on the inside when it is struck.
Quartz is the only type of crystal has all three of these incredibly powerful properties and is therefore considered the most powerful crystal to wear.
cleanse & charge
Selenite Charging Plate
Selenite is an amazing deep cleanser for your energy blockages, pulling out all types of negativity—from anger to sadness to fear. Then it heals by filling all that new empty space with pure, white light.
Simply put your crystals—including your SoulKu necklaces, bracelets, and earrings—on the charging plate and leave them overnight. Your crystals will be refreshed, and you will feel the difference when you wear them!