Charge Your Crystals This Full Moon

Crystals are the world’s greatest secret in plain sight. Used by society and industry today to power our computers and personal devices, and yet we are largely unaware of their other properties, powers, and potentials. Being so powerful, proper care is required.

Occasionally you will want to cleanse, charge, and program your crystals – remove unwanted energy from them, re-energize them, and install and intention or frequency into them. This isn’t necessary each Lunar Month, although I tend to do this for the enjoyment and ritual of it.


For this stage you need a clear glass or plastic bowl (preferably glass) big enough to fit at least a few crystals without it being cramped. Fill with water – the purer the better – and add a tablespoon of salt per litre. The fresh water and salt acts on crystals like it acts on us: a disinfectant, physically and energetically.

Before placing your crystals in the water be sure that they and the water are at roughly the same temperature. Like us, they’re conscious and living creatures who can experience shock, and ultimately, trauma. Traumatizing a crystal can either kill it or insult it, making it useless or causing it to leave you.

Caution: do not place any type of selenite or other soft crystals in water as they’ll become damaged and destroyed.

Caution: do not simply drop your crystals into the bowl.

Some people like to pray or set a positive intention for this action as they place each crystal in the bowl. Depending on what mood I’m in I may remember do to do so. My experiences have taught me that the more care and the more deliberately I handle the crystals in this process, the more powerful they come out the other end.

Cleansing Selenite, Soft Crystals, and Bigger Crystals

As some crystals don’t belong in water and some won’t fit in a bowl, another method of cleansing is required and advised before charging and programming. You can do this by “smudging” them with with white sage, dragon’s blood, or another cleansing medium.

If you don’t have any of these tools on-hand, you can hold your crystals and ask whatever higher power you work with to cleanse them for you. Or, if you’re competent and confident enough, use your own powers of feeling or visualization!


There is a handy table at the bottom of this article listing the dates of Full Moons over Britain and Ireland. Dates will vary depending on your position on the Earth, so adjust accordingly.

This part is simple, because you’re not involved. On the day before, of, or after, the Full Moon, place your bowl(s) of crystals in the most opportune place to catch the Moonlight for as long as possible over night.

Leave them for 2 to 5 hours, or all night. Crystals won’t be damaged by Moonlight, so if you can’t retrieve them during the night or they’re in serious need, don’t fear to leave them.

Why Charge by Moonlight?

Light is power – a form of energy and consciousness. Some crystals (like amethyst) cannot withstand direct Sunlight, so for this and other reasons we choose to charge by the Moon.

The Moon, physically and symbolically, represents Feminine energy – emotional, intuitive, and unconscious. Crystals operate on this frequency, so they should be charged with that comparative energy. The Full Moon is selected for it’s peak power. More can be learned about Lunar phases elsewhere online.


Crystals can be installed with instructions, frequencies, or information. That’s their ability and purpose. If a crystal is not programmed, it will be programmed either by an aware individual or the environment it’s in.

There is no absolute correct way of doing this, except that you need to make an energetic connection with both the frequency you which to program and the crystal itself. Take the crystals out of the bowl, one after the other, and while holding them set your intention for them. Crystals can be programmed to do anything, but they’re at their most powerful when programmed with tasks that closer resemble the properties of the crystal’s type. You can learn about your individual crystals by picking up a copy of the brilliant “Crystal Bible” by Judy Hall and reading at Crystal Vaults.

Full Moons

For Full Moon dates and everything-Moon, check out and bookmark Lunarium’s Universal Lunar Calendar as these are only accurate for Britain and Ireland.


 Full Moon Date (2018)
 March 31st
 April 30th
 May 29th
 June 28th
 July 27th
 August 26th
 September 25th
 October 24th
 November 23rd
 December 22nd

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