Charging crystals in sunlight and moonlight is a simple and effective way to energize/recharge your crystals, making them more powerful tools for healing and spiritual growth.
Why recharge crystals?
We talk a lot about cleansing/ clearing (energetic cleaning) crystals before using them. Please check out our Crystal Guide page for more info on how to cleanse crystals. We don't often hear/talk about how to charge/energise crystals before using them.
I feel that crystals are cleansed in the same way they are charged so you can use sunlight, moonlight, the earth, rice, smuging, sound to name a few, to cleanse them and also to recharge them at the same time.
BUT sometimes you might feel that your crystals require activation or, in other words, you want to amplify the energy of nature through them to serve/ meet your intentions and purpose.
In this blog, we'll explore the benefits of charging crystals in sunlight and moonlight, as well as the best practices for doing so safely and effectively.
Amethyst Geode recharging in sunlight ready to find its forever home
Why Charge Your Crystals in Sunlight and Moonlight?
Crystals are natural energy conductors, which makes them ideal for storing, amplifying, and transmitting the energy of the sun and moon.
By charging your crystals in sunlight and moonlight, you can cleanse and purify their energy, making them more effective tools for healing and spiritual growth.
Sunlight and moonlight have different energies, with sunlight being associated with vitality, creativity, and growth, and moonlight being associated with rest, introspection, and emotional healing.
By charging your crystals in both sunlight and moonlight, you can benefit from the unique energies of each, making them more powerful tools for different aspects of your life.
How to Charge Your Crystals in Sunlight?
Our crystals charging in sunlight on a mountain top
Charging your crystals in sunlight, here are some best practices for doing so:
Choose the Right Time: The best time to charge your crystals in sunlight is during the hours of 9 am to 3 pm, when the sun is at its highest and strongest. Avoid charging your crystals in direct sunlight for extended periods of time, as this can damage some crystals. If you live in a sunny area, it is advisable to avoid charging your crystals during the hottest hours of the day, as this can also damage some crystals like Amethyst for example.
Choose the Right Location: Choose a sunny spot that is protected from wind and rain. A windowsill, balcony or a well-lit room are great options for charging your crystals in sunlight. Avoid placing your crystals on metal or other reflective surfaces, as this can also damage some crystals.
Place Your Crystals in the Sunlight: Place your crystals in a sunny spot and allow them to soak up the sun's energy for 20-30 minutes.
Check Your Crystals Regularly: Check your crystals regularly to ensure that they are not overheating or becoming damaged. If you notice any changes in the color or appearance of your crystals, remove them from the sunlight immediately. Some crystals, such as quartz, are more durable and can be charged in sunlight for longer periods of time, while others, such as selenite, should be removed from the sunlight after a short period of time.
Why Charge Your Crystals in Moonlight?
Unlike sunlight, moonlight is a more gentle and calming energy, making it ideal for charging crystals that are used for emotional healing, meditation, and spiritual growth.
Moonlight is also associated with the intuitive and psychic aspects of life, making it ideal for charging crystals that are used for divination, astrology, and other forms of spiritual exploration.
How to Charge Your Crystals in Moonlight
Charging your crystals in moonlight, here are some best practices for doing so:
Choose the Right Time: The best time to charge your crystals in moonlight is during the full moon phase, when the moon is at its brightest and strongest. During this time, the energy of the moon is at its highest, making it an ideal time to charge your crystals. If you're unable to charge your crystals during the full moon phase, you can also charge your crystals in moonlight during the waxing or waning phases of the moon.
Place Your Crystals in Moonlight: Place your crystals in a spot where they will be exposed to direct moonlight and allow them to soak up the moon's energy for several hours. You can place your crystals directly in the moonlight or place them in a well-lit room near a window.
Remember that crystals are alive, they are part of nature and like a plant needs earth, light and water to survive and flourish so do crystals. Especially healing crystals that work daily to rebalance energies, they require cleansing, recharging and to be looked after with patience and care just like we do :)