CHARGING YOUR CRYSTALS
Charging re-charges the crystal with its healing properties after it's been cleansed.
Methods for charging your crystal
Moon Light: Bathe your crystal in the light of the full moon. By laying your crystals in a window or outside to bathe under the moon overnight.
This can be particularly powerful during the Full Moon.
Some believe moonlight is not strong enough for charging crystals, but we know some of us may have a strong connection to this beautiful force.
Crystal clusters: Some powerful crystals don’t need cleansing or charging nearly as much and can help to charge other crystals! Example selenite around your crystals can help to recharge them. Another way is placing crystals on a large quartz cluster or generator (single large quartz crystal.) is also a great way to charge your crystals.
Citrine in particular is excellent for cleansing the other crystals in your collection. It is one of only two crystals that is automatically self-cleansing, and will cleanse other crystals. The other is Kyanite, which is also extremely helpful in chakra alignment.
Methods that cleanse and charge, a two for one !
Here are a couple of methods that can both cleanse and recharge your crystals.
SUNLIGHT: The sun’s light is so incredibly strong and powerful that it can both cleanse and recharge your crystals.
Place your piece under the rays of the sun for 30 minutes. This is best done in the morning. Do not leave it for longer, as it can damage sensitive crystals. Be aware that some crystals can fade in color and lose their vibrancy. *** See below
Earth: This process takes a little longer. Bury your crystals in the earth for a few days. It needs to be in the earth, not just in some soil in a plant pot! As we all know first hand, mother earth is wonderful at absorbing and transforming energies. Some people make a ritual of burying their crystal under a full moon, to take advantage of the magnetic forces of the moon in combination with the earth.
OTHER METHODS: Other methods include using music, bells or visualization, amongst others. If you feel more drawn to these methods, you can find a lot of information on these methods on Google.
Once you have cleansed and charged your crystal you can program it by setting a specific personal intention for it.
***Direct sunlight can cause some minerals to fade, including amethyst, citrine, some quartz varieties including my beloved smokey quartz, aquamarine, fluorite, celestite, opal, turquoise, kunzite and topaz.
Take 5 minutes to search the specific stone in question, and make sure you’re not unintentionally damaging your crystals or other belongings by having them in the sun, near water, or on a surface they’ll ruin!
Here is a great link to more information on toxic crystals