Crystals are believed to hold healing vibrations which many of us use to bring luck, ease worries or meditate. They have been used in healing rituals for many years, and absorb negative energies of our bodies and environment. Whether you have 1 or 100 crystals, if you believe in their healing capacities, you’ll need to charge them. In this post, I answer all your questions about charging crystals and give you tips on how to charge crystals for healing.
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Charging vs cleansing crystals
For many people, charging and cleansing crystals is the same thing. now, in my experience, these are two different things.
I charge my crystals when I want to renew their energy and give them a boost. While cleansing is more a way to purify my crystals and remove the negative energies they have absorbed.
Both cleansing and charging crystals are good for them, so make sure you do both. Especially if you use your crystals often or have used them for a difficult healing session. Read this post to find out how to cleanse your crystals!
Why do you charge crystals?
Because they absorb negative energies and vibrations, crystals need to be charged and cleansed from time to time. For example, If you want to use your crystals for a healing session, you will need to charge them first.
Charging crystals is a way to refresh them and amplify their positive vibes. Just like you need to rest and restore your energies after a long week of work, crystals are the same. When you charge your crystals, you replenish their energy fully. Don’t forget to cleanse your stone before you charge it.
If you do not believe in the metaphysical side of crystals, you don’t have to charge them. Many of my customers just wear or have crystals because they find them pretty!
How often should I charge my crystals?
If you use your crystals often, for healing sessions, for example, you should charge them at least once a month. You can charge them more often if you want to. Another option is to charge them whenever you cleanse them, this way they are clean and fully ready for another healing session!
Also, many crystal lovers like to put their crystals out every full moon because it is a powerful lunar phase.
How long do crystals stay charged?
There is no way of saying how long crystals stay charged. I believe it depends on how often you use them and what you use them for. For example, a crystal that is touched and used every day won’t stay charged as long as a crystal that stays on your desk and doesn’t get used.
Can you charge crystals through a window?
Your crystals don’t have to be directly in the moonlight or sunlight to charge. The truth is, they can benefit from the energy of the moon or sun even if they are behind a window.
Depending on where you live, it is not always possible to leave your crystals outside. When I lived in Montreal, I couldn’t put my crystals outside in winter because it was way too cold. So, I used to put them on the window sill every full moon to charge them through the window.
How to charge crystals
There are many ways to charge crystals and stones. Just choose a way that works best for you and your crystals. Here are some of my favorite ways to replenish the energy of your crystals.
You can charge crystals using the rays of the sun or the moon. The light is very energizing and will fill your crystals with energy. I personally prefer charging my crystals under the moon because they are plenty of crystals that can’t be under the sun. Some of them fade or brittle when exposed to sunlight. You can find a complete list of crystals that can’t be in the sun here.
However, if you want to charge your crystals in the sun, place them in a spot where they will receive direct sunlight for about 24 hours.
One of the best times to charge your crystals is on a new or full moon. During a new moon and full moon cycle, the moon and planetary energy are amplified.
You can still charge your crystals under moonlight if it’s a cloudy or rainy day. All you have to do is place your crystals in a bowl and let them bask under the light for the night.
Bury them in the ground
If you want to give your crystal earth energy, you can bury it in the soil for 14 hours. This technique especially benefits earthy crystals that are black, brown, or green.
If you choose to bury your crystal in the ground don’t forget to put a marker so that you don’t know where it is.
Place your crystals in a flower pot
Alternatively, you can put your crystals in a healthy garden or flower pot. Your crystal will charge with the energy of the plants.
Use other crystals
You can also charge your crystals with other crystals. To do that, you just need to put the crystal you wish to charge on top of another crystal.
Another great way to do that is to create a circle with your crystals and place the crystal that needs energy in the center of your circle.
Reiki and sound
If you’re into reiki you might want to reiki charge your crystals. You can also use sounds bowls to infuse your crystals with positive energies.
There is no best way to charge your crystals. Whichever way you decide to do it, remember to cleanse them before. Have you ever charged your crystals? Let me know in the comments below!