Cleansing & Charging Your Crystals

March 28, 2016 5:45 pm Published by

By now you’ve been putting your crystal collection to good use (I hope you’ve been enjoying using the Metraton’s Cube grid!). You’ve undoubtedly realized though, that these sweet little gemstones take on the harshest of vibes! Think of the amethyst you might keep under your pillow to rid yourself of restlessness, or the sunstone you’ve been carrying around to help pull yourself out of a funk.  Everything I explain below can be used to clean and clear your crystal jewelry as well.


Have you considered a way to cleanse your crystals of these negative energies? Like everything that we value in our lives, these precious stones need our TLC.

Cleansing Your Crystals

Here are two of my favorite ways to cleanse your crystals:


I know what you’re thinking, “sure, let me just run out to my backyard and hop in my crystal cave!” Although that would be fun, this type of cave is much more compact. An amethyst cave refers to a cathedral-shaped structure. Geodes and clusters will also work well for this. Just leave your crystals on the amethyst for 24-48 hours.



A well-liked method for clearing crystals, I suggest exploring some plants and tools that are related to your ancestral lineage. Some examples of  smoke and herbs are:

  • Lavender
  • Mugwort
  • Cedar
  • Rosemary

If you want to learn how to make DIY herb sticks, check out this blog post.


Charging Your Crystals

Success! Your crystals are now super fresh and ready for charging. Charging is meant to keep your gemstones in tune with you and your personal uses for them. Try to charge them soon after cleansing them so they don’t pick up any of those bad vibes.


Just like cleaning, there are several methods for charging your crystals but here are a few:


Light, life, abundance, and vitality. Be careful not to keep your crystals in sunlight for too long as this can cause fading.


Inward fulfillment. Crystals can be left outside under the moonlight for a few hours for charging.


If you are hoping to use your crystals for an intention focused on new beginnings then place them under the light of a waxing moon as it is moving towards a full moon.


If you are looking to decrease something in your life, such as illness, place the crystals under a waning moon as it is moving away from a full moon.

Want a beautiful moon phase calendar to plan your crystal charging? I’ve created one just for you! You can purchase a digital copy here. Use it as a desktop background or have one printed for a wall hanging.

I hope all of this talk about cleansing and charging has been helpful. I sure did learn a lot! There are as many methods of clearing crystals and charging them as there are people. Please reply and share some of your tried and true personal favorites!

For more ways to cleanse and charge your crystals, click here.

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About Cassie

Cassie Uhl is the author of five books and two card decks, an artist, intuitive energy healer, and death doula. Her lineage and practices are rooted in pagan earth-based spiritual practices of Northern Europe. She approaches her work and clients with trauma-informed support through all phases of life. She currently resides on the land of the Myaamia people in so-called Indiana of the US.