To get the most out of your crystals it is important to cleanse and charge them regularly. Crystals can pick up negative energy from other people, either through touch or from simply being in the same vicinity.
You can cleanse or charge your crystal in a number of ways;
- In sunlight
- With salt water
- By smudging with sage
- In the moonlight
- By placing a smaller crystal on top of a cluster or geode of Clear Quartz, Amethyst or piece of Selenite
- Burying in sand or soil for 24hrs
- By holding and visualising white light
Whether cleansing or charging your crystal, the methods are the same. For example, you might use the moonlight to cleanse but you might also use it to charge your stone too. It comes down to your natural instinct, and your intent.
Some of the crystals that should avoid direct sunlight include; Amethyst, Ametrine, Apophyllite Green, Aquamarine, Celestite, Citrine, Fluorite, Opal, Rose Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Spirit Quartz, Topaz, Turquoise.
Some of the crystals that should avoid water include; Halite, Himalayan Salt Lamps, Malachite, Selenite, Pyrite Matrix (in particular the talc) & Pyrite Suns.
After your crystals are cleansed and charged, it’s a good idea to set an intention for them. To do this you can either meditate or sit quietly and hold your crystal in the palm of your hand.
Be clear in your instructions, for example ‘This piece of Citrine is bringing an abundance of new clients into my business'. You can set your intention for the crystal mentally or verbally.
Put the crystal in a place where you will see it at least once a day, but ideally where others won’t touch it. Think of the intention, and repeat it to yourself every time you see the crystal.