How to charge crystals

How To Charge Crystals and Stones

Crystals and stones have been used for healing purposes for many, many years.

When you take care of them and use them the right way, they can be very beneficial in enhancing and improving different aspects of your life.

Even if crystals and stones can only survive physically for a certain period of time, their energies will simply live on.

Why Should You Charge Crystals And Stones?

When you use crystals and stones for healing, energy work, magic, and other purposes, the energies they possess can be drained or used up.

As a result, negative, stagnant, stale, or harmful energies can replace them.

To remedy this, crystals and stones should always be cleansed and charged regularly before and after use. This will ensure that they are in top condition and working well.

This will also prevent the growth of negativity and dispel the lingering negative energies that may influence you and the people who are around the crystals and stones.

Crystals and stones need to be charged because the energy that they carry is not unlimited. Over time, it will weaken and start to dwindle.

Crystals and stones that are still deep inside the earth will not need to be charged because they draw their energies naturally from the earth.

But once they’re dug up from the earth, they will also lose their ability to charge themselves using the earth’s energies.

This is why their energies must be refreshed by anyone who uses them and cares for them. To charge crystals and stones is a fairly simple process, and there are many ways to do it.

The only thing you need to do is pick the one that’s most convenient for you and the most effective for your crystals and stones.

What Are the Different Ways You Can Charge Crystals and Stones?

Charge Crystals Stones With The Help Of The Universe

This cleansing and charging method will work well crystals and stones like Clear Crystals, Rutilated Quartz, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Smoky Quartz, Ametrine, and Citrine.

The guide to charging crystals and stones

To use the energy of the universe, you will need a piece of gold-colored cloth.

The cloth should be big enough to hold all the crystals and stones that you want to cleanse and charge.

Place them all on top of the cloth and focus on connecting with the universe’s powerful and positive energies.

Visualize the crystals and stones being cleansed by vibrating universal energies and being charged with clean and potent energies right after.

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Solar Power Can Also Charge Crystals And Stones

All crystals and stones will benefit from the power of the sun.

Yellow is the color of the sun’s energy, and all you need to do to cleanse and charge your crystals and stones is to leave them out in sunlight for several hours, maximum of seven hours.

How long you put your crystals and stones under the sun will depend on you. I recommend at least 24 hrs to get the very best results.

Just make sure to bring them back inside when the sun is about to set.

Your crystals and stones should only be exposed to sunlight. If you leave them out too long and they get cleansed or charged by moonlight, the energy will also change.

This may also have an effect on how their energies will affect you the next time you use them.

Cleanse And Charge Crystals And Stones By The Light Of The Moon

By putting your crystals and stones under the light of a full moon or crescent moon, you are also cleansing and charging them.

Make sure to put them there for approximately seven hours.

Like cleansing and charging your crystals and stones using solar power, make sure that they are only exposed to moonlight.

Charge Crystals And Stones With The Help Of The Earth At Your Feet

Cleansing and charging your crystals and stones with earth energy will work for Tiger’s Eye, Petrified Wood, Mahogany Obsidian, Jasper, Citrine, Carnelian, Calcite, Boji Stone, and Agate.

Using this method of cleansing and charging can bring powerful healing energies to you and your crystal work.

As long as you have access to a small patch of natural earth, this should be a very easy way to clear and restore the energy of your stones.

Place the crystals and stones that you wish to cleanse and charge in a glass jar or bottle, and then bury your crystal the ground for approximately seven hours.

The glass container does not need to be fully buried, just deep enough to keep the crystals and stones covered.

After the seven hours is up, you can simply dig them up again. They are now ready to be used.

Cleanse And Charge Crystals And Stones With Water

Water energy for your crystals and stones can be accessed by putting them in seawater with lots of sea salt for approximately seven hours.

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Some crystals and stones that can benefit the most from water are Turquoise, Sodalite, Iolite, Clear Quartz, Blue Quartz, Blue Lace Agate, Azurite, Aquamarine, Aqua Aura, Amazonite, and Agate.

You can leave the crystals and stones inside a glass bottle and put them in the sea, stream, lake, or other unpolluted bodies of water.

If you don’t have access to natural water, you can also use tap water and add a bit of salt to make a salt water solution.

Take care when using this cleansing and charging method because salt is abrasive and can damage stones and crystals that are made of softer properties.

You Can Also Cleanse And Charge Crystals And Stones By Fire

When identifying how to recharge crystals, people are often surprised that fire can play such a crucial role in cleansing and recharging these wonderful stones.

Fire is classically seen as such a destructive force, that it can be easy to overlook its energizing, inspiring and nurturing properties.

After all, fire is central to much of how humankind has advanced over the ages. In the same way, smoke and flames can evoke spiritual feelings that really help to energize crystals – especially those of the fire element and association.

Some crystals and stones that will benefit from fire energy include Mahogany Obsidian, Tiger’s Eye, Rutilated Quartz, Jasper, Boji Stone, Agate, and Bloodstone.

You can make use of smoke or fire to cleanse your crystals and charge your stones.

Direct fire burns away any negative energies. This method can be over in just a matter of seconds and done over a candle flame.

You can also smudge your stones using sage sticks, cedar, sandalwood, or palo santo.

Simply pass your crystal or stone through the smoke for about half a minute. This will cleanse and charge it simultaneously.

Air Can Charge Crystals And Stones

Some of the crystals and stones that can benefit from this cleansing and charging method include Smoky Quartz, Citrine, Rutilated Quartz, Amethyst, and Clear Quartz.

Apart from the stone that you wish to cleanse and charge, you will also need essential oils of your choice, a 100-ml bottle, a small spray bottle, unscented baby oil, and some colorless detergent.

Add the stones and crystals, detergent, and about seven drops of your chosen essential oil in the 100-ml bottle. Put in the unscented baby oil last.

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Hold the bottle containing your crystals and stones and state aloud your cleansing and charging intentions.

Leave the bottle somewhere safe and peaceful for about seven hours. After seven hours, the oil is ready to be transferred to the spray bottle.

Once you have transferred the oil, add distilled, filtered, or boiled water.

This spray can now be used to cleanse and charge your other crystals and stones, as well as your environment with just one spray.

Charging Crystals With Another Stone

Crystals like Amethyst, Quartz, and Crab Fire Agate can absorb the energies of other crystals and regenerate them.

Selenite is one of the most popular cleansing and charging crystals. All you need to do is put the crystal or stone that you want to rejuvenate on top the Selenite for at least seven hours.

My Final Thoughts On Cleansing And Charging Crystals And Stones

Every crystal or stone possesses its own metaphysical characteristics and pulsates to its own vibration.

They are a very powerful aid that you can use to amplify and access energy.

It’s important to know that you have these crystals and stones to work with energy, but they are merely directors, magnifiers, and conductors.

Individual crystals and stones vibrate at certain frequencies that naturally resonate with specific intentions, manifestations, and energy patterns.

Choosing the crystals and stones that you work with can give you some really big and cathartic changes.

The more you work with your crystals, the more you will raise your vibrations, and the more energies that you will be attracting to the crystals.

It’s important that you take care of your crystals ands stones so that they will continue to help you with your energy work.

When you charge crystals and stones, you need to state your intentions.

You also need to ask yourself what exactly it is you want to manifest, seek help for, or release.

Some of the most common intentions that often convince people to work with crystals and stones include love, wealth, happiness, healing, spiritual growth, peace, and endings and beginnings.

If you choose to do any of the cleansing and charging methods listed here, make sure that you clearly state your intentions, emotions, thoughts, and vibrations to the universe.

Don’t forget to thank the specific crystal and stone for being your true companion and ally in performing this energy work.

How to charge crystals

Written by Diana Houston

Crystal expert and author of 'A Beginner's Guide to Healing Crystals: Getting Started With Crystal Healing – A Complete Guide'

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