clear and charge crystals

In light of the Full Moon in Leo tonight, I want to share how to clear and charge your crystals! This powerful moon will shine light on your true self and bring creative vibrations to your stones and your life. Read on to learn some of my favorite techniques for clear ing and charging these beautiful gifts from Mother Earth!

Crystals can hold and absorb physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energy. Each one carries its own energy and vibration. I mean this physically and energetically in the sense that the atoms that come together in different variations and combinations. The way in which atoms join together determines what physical material will manifest. Energetically, this translates to each crystal holding a different vibration to help transmit and magnify energy in different ways.

By having certain crystals around, you bring specific energies into your space. Say you want to attract more financial abundance to your business…Citrine is a great stone for that intention. How about if you feel a ‘negative’ energy coming from a coworker or business partner? Hematite, Black Tourmaline, or Obsidian are stones that can help protect you. We can invite more love into our lives with stones like Rose Quartz or Rhodochrosite.

To ensure that your crystals aren’t carrying around energy from previous handlers, it is important that when you receive or purchase one that you clear its energy. Even after you have done this, the stones can absorb and carry our energy (positive and negative) around over time. So if you want an energetic reset, it might be time to clear your crystals!

Here are a few ways you can clear your crystals now:

  • Jacki Kiri Joka ho. You can use this Japanese Reiki Technique to cut negative energy from an object. Hold the crystal in your non-dominant hand. Inhale deeply. Make a chopping motion with your hand about 2 inches above and 2 inches below the crystal 3 times. Do this with confidence as you cut the energy above and below the object intending that any old energy be released. Exhale the breath.
  • Water is the Universal Cleanser. Let 3 waves in the ocean wash over the crystal. If you don’t live near the ocean, hold the crystal in a flowing river, spring, or creek. Place it in the sun to energize.
  • Leave your crystal out in the sun and moonlight for 3 days. The sun will clear the stone and the moon will charge it!
  • Use White Sage or Palo Santo. Shamans around the world have used the smoke from this sacred plant and wood for thousands of years. Light the White Sage or Palo Santo. Once it gives off smoke, move your hand in a counterclockwise (clearing) motion around the stone. When I do this technique I use this mantra, “Cleanse and clear all negativities, toxins, and pollutions.”
Great! So now your stones are cleared of any old or negative energy. Next, you’ll want to activate and charge your crystals to make sure they are supporting you in bringing more of what you want into your life. 
Here’s how you can charge your crystals:
  • Sound. You can use Tingsha Chimes, Singing Bowls, or tuning forks to activate the energy of the crystals. Just create the sound and your crystals will absorb the sound vibrations.
  • Intention. Hold the crystal between your hands and intend,”May the energy of Divine Love infuse this crystal so that it works for my highest and best good.”
  • Moonlight. Put your crystals out to charge in the full moon light.
  • Reiki. If you are attuned to the Reiki energy, you can always infuse them with Reiki to support them in emitting the highest vibrations possible! Hold the crystal in your non-dominant hand and beam Reiki (with all the symbols you are attuned to) toward the crystal.

I hope this post inspires you to clear and charge your crystals today! Do you have any other techniques or mantras you use on your crystals? I’d love to hear! Post in the comments below, or join in the discussion in Blossoming Lotus Life.