It is believed by some that charging a crystal or stone helps it get its energy back to its fullest. Some crystal workers do not believe charging is necessary, such as Naisha Ahsian in her article: Stop Charging Your Crystals… Naisha makes a very solid argument, though I find charging my crystals to be a bonding experience that not only strengthens my spiritual relationship with my crystals but also serves as a means to thank and honor them.

If you so choose to charge a crystal, first clear any unwanted or negative energy from the crystal or other stone by cleansing them

With all methods of charging, first set your intention and state silently or aloud that you are doing this to charge your crystal for the best and highest good of all concerned.  After your stone is charged, thank the Divine by whatever name you know it for assisting in charging your stone. Now proceed with the method of charging your crystal. Here are several methods you can use.

  • Sunlight or Moonlight Method: The sun’s and moon’s rays are very energizing, as well as energetically clearing. You can use this method to both clear and charge your crystals at the same time.  Find a safe place and leave your crystal for 24 hours or more (up to a week)  in sunlight and/or moonlight.  Some crystals colors will fade in Sunlight, so those should be charged only in moonlight. Some stones that will fade in the sun are amethyst, celestite, kunzite, opal, and turquoise. If you have any doubts at all, only use moonlight charging. This can also clear the stones of unwanted energies at the same time if you set your intent to do that as well. 
  • Charging Stones: Some stones can be very energizing to other stones. In most cases, they can also clear their energy. That makes using charging stones a handy method of charging a crystal.  Simply place your crystal needing charging on a cluster or larger piece of a stone that can charge others such as selenite, amethyst cluster, quartz cluster, or carnelian. Leave your crystal there for 24 hours or until it feels like it is at full energy.
  • Charging Grid: This is a variation on using charging stones. Take a group of quartz crystals (4 to 8 or more) and point them inward in a circle. Place the crystal or stone you want to be charged in the center of the circle and leave it there to charge for 24 hours or more.
  • Plant Method: Place your crystal among the leaves of a growing, healthy plant for 24 hours or more to charge it. This is said to bring growth energies to the charged crystal.
  • Burial: This method is good for grounding stones in particular, such as most any black stone, smoky quartz, red jasper, and others. Bury the stone in the ground for a week or more to charge it. This can also clear unwanted energies at the same time. Be sure when you bury your stone that you mark the area so you know where to find it when the week is up.
  • Use Energy: This can be called lots of things. When people use “energy” to charge a crystal, what they mean might not always be exactly the same. Directing one’s own energy into the object can refer to the act of imagining your aura/prana/chi/qi/spirit entering the crystal. Many people claim to be able to feel this occur. As it is an intuitive process, you may wish to rely on your own instincts or those of a mentor in order to determine if you are doing this properly. 

  • Unconventional Methods: Get creative with charging! Some individuals charge their crystals by simply kissing them! 

Whichever method you choose or come up with, the exact length of time needed for charging varies according to the state of the crystal or stone to begin with. Trust your intuition and higher self to lead you to the best methods and lengths of time for you and the stone.




This cleansing process isn’t a ‘physical’ cleaning with soap and water, but intended to cleanse the stone of its stored energies, both good and bad. Crystals that you work with or keep with you often should be cleansed more regularly than the ones that may simply be sitting on your desk or in a box. However, it is nice to give all of your crystals a nice energetic tune-up every now and then. Use your intuition on how often your crystals need a little extra care. Sidenote: You should always cleanse your crystals when you first obtain them. 

In this post I list the most common RISK and NON-RISK methods for cleansing.

                           ⚡RISKY CLEANSING METHODS⚡


Suitable crystals can be left out in the rain, soaked in a bowl, taken with you in the shower/bath, or simply rinsed under the facet if you’re in a hurry. 

Water is one of the simplest cleansing mediums, however certain crystals are too sensitive for water. I highly suggest only using this method if you know exactly what you are doing. When in doubt, don’t. Check my post on Crystal Caution to know what crystals to avoid cleansing in this way.


Suitable crystals can be left to soak in seawater or water mixed with sea salt. Cooking salt can also be used if sea salt/water is not available. You should fill a glass bowl (not metal) about half to one-third full and place your crystals so they are fully submerged in the salt water for anywhere between 1 to 24 hours. Many people leave them in salt water overnight but a crystal that needs a much deeper and more thorough cleansing can be left for up to 1 week. You should thoroughly rinse your crystals in cool running water after spending time in salt water to remove any remaining salt.  After use, the salt water must be flushed away and never re-used because it will have absorbed negative and unwanted energies.

Please be aware that this method must be avoided for certain crystals as it can have an adverse effect on them and even change their appearance and properties! I highly suggest only using this method if you know exactly what you are doing. When in doubt, don’t. Check my post on Crystal Caution to know what crystals to avoid cleansing in this way. 


Another salt method is to half-fill a glass bowl with sea salt (or cooking salt) and place your crystals directly into the salt. Either bury them into the dry salt or leave them on the surface. They should be left in the salt for several hours, overnight or for several days. Your crystals should then be rinsed thoroughly under cool running water to remove any remaining salt. After use, the salt must be thrown away and never re-used because it will have absorbed negative and unwanted energies.

Again, take care when placing your crystals directly onto dry salt as the salt can have an adverse effect on certain crystals, as explained above. I highly suggest only using this method if you know exactly what you are doing. When in doubt, don’t. Check my post on Crystal Caution to know what crystals to avoid cleansing in this way.


This is considered the safest salt-cleansing method and should be used where the crystals may otherwise be damaged by direct contact with salt.  This is also a good method if you are cleansing gemstones found in jewelry or gems surrounded by metal.

First, fill a glass bowl half to two thirds full with dry sea salt (or cooking salt). Then place a smaller glass container or shallow drinking glass and half-bury this glass into the salt.  You can then place your crystals directly into the empty glass which is sitting half buried in the dry salt.  The salt will still be able to draw out the stored energies within the stones but this method will take longer to work than direct contact with salt.  

You may also pour just enough water (preferably pure, distilled or mineral water) into the smaller glass container, just enough to cover the crystals.  This will protect them and prevent direct ‘salt exposure’ or ‘salty air’ from causing any corrosion or adverse effects to any metals or other fittings that may surround the gems. 

The used salt should be thrown away and never re-used.

Again, bear in mind that certain crystals should not be left to soak in water. I highly suggest only using this method if you know exactly what you are doing. When in doubt, don’t. Check my post on Crystal Caution to know what crystals to avoid cleansing in this way.

                         👌SAFE CLEANSING METHODS👌


One of my favorite techniques. All crystals can be cleansed safely by placing them inside an Amethyst Geode Cave overnight or for 24-48 hours.  An Amethyst Druse, Cluster, or Bed can also be used in the same way.  

It is believed by some that a Clear Quartz Geode, Bed or Cluster provides a faster cleansing process than Amethyst, but both methods are equally as effective. 

Simply place no more than a few crystals onto the crystal points and leave for anything up to 24-48 hours. These crystal cluster formations (both Amethyst and Quartz) have the ability to absorb the energies contained within crystals, neutralize the energies and then release ‘good’ energy from the cluster back into the crystals being cleansed, so they can effectively cleanse and energize at the same time.





PLEASE always do your research before handling any crystal in any way. Some crystals contain trace amounts of potentially harmful elements if handled or ingested in excess amounts (and some not so excessively). For this reason, it is extremely important to be aware of what you are handling and how to appropriately handle it. 

This is not meant to induce fear, but instead to educate. Most of the crystals here are listed to be cautious of internal use with a few being cautionary for external use. 

Please pay close attention to this list when you are working with raw  specimens. Tumbled/coated crystals aren’t typically harmful, with a few exceptions such as Realgar.

NOTE: Before making any elixir or charging any water, it is a good idea to double check for any possible toxicity that may occur. Using several stones in combination can cause an elemental reaction between the stones that can potentially be dangerous.

When in doubt, do your research.


  • Fibrous form is a type of asbestos. Not recommended for elixirs.


  • Contains Arsenic (Arsenate) and trace amounts of copper which is toxic.


  • Contains Aluminum, Copper.


  • Contains Aluminum.


  • Trace amounts of Copper which is toxic.


  • Contains Aluminum.


  • Contains Aluminum.


  • Contains poisonous/toxic copper.


  • Contains Zinc and Copper which is toxic.


  • Contains Aluminum.


  • Contains Aluminum, Iron.


  • Contains Copper, Toxic.


  • The chemical makeup of Bastnaesite does contain toxic elements which can react when combined with water.

Beryl Group (Aquamarine, Goshenite, Heliodor, Morganite)

  • Contains Aluminum.


  • Contains Aluminum not recommended to use in its raw form.


  • Copper Hydrated Sulphate, Toxic.

Boji Stones (Kansas Pop Rocks, aka Concretin)

  • Contains Sulfur, Pyrite and/or Marcasite which is toxic (*also could be a fire hazard).

Chalcopyrite AKA Peacock Ore

  • Contains copper and sulfur which can be toxic.


  • Contains Aluminum.


  • Contains poisonous/toxic copper. Safe for handling but not for use in elixirs.


  • Contains mercury which can be poisonous/toxic Wash hands after holding. Do not touch hands to eyes or mouth while holding.


  • Contains poisonous/toxic copper.


  • Contains poisonous/toxic copper.


  • Contains poisonous/toxic levels of Chromium. Do not touch hands to eyes or mouth while holding. Do not ingest.


  • Contains poisonous/toxic copper. Wash hands after holding. Do not touch hands to eyes or mouth while holding.

Dalmatian Jasper

  • Contains Aluminum.


  • Contains poisonous/toxic copper. Safe for handling but not for use in elixirs.


  • Contains Aluminum.






Sunlight can cause certain crystals to fade. The following is a list of the some of the more common crystals that should avoid direct sunlight. 

  • Amethyst 
  • Citrine 
  • Ametrine 
  • Aquamarine
  • Celestite
  • Fluorite
  • Sapphire
  • Opal
  • Kunzite
  • Turquoise 
  • Topaz
  • Quartz Varieties


The scientific truth is that water is corrosive to certain types of crystals. Water can change the color of certain minerals, cause rust and can also make cracks appear. Any porous or softer crystal should not be cleaned with water. Any crystal with an iron content should avoid water. Any crystal with a hardness less than 5 should not come in contact with water. The following is a list of some of the more common crystals that should avoid water. 

  • Desert rose
  • Selenite (Gypsum)
  • Tourmaline
  • Pink Himalayan 
  • Calcite Varieties 
  • Unpolished Malachite 
  • Angelite 
  • Celestite 
  • Calcite
  • Mica
  • Opal
  • Lepidolite 
  • Muscovite
  • Unpolished Turquoise
  • Hematite
  • Lodestone
  • Pyrite
  • Dioptase
  • Lapus Lazuli
  • Magnetite


Salt isn’t for every stone. If salt gets humid, it can liquify and cause the same problems that immersing the stone in water would. So because of that, I would suggest not using the salt method for any stone with a water sensitivity (above), or any stone that could get a shard of salt trapped within it (geodes, etc). Any crystal with a hardness less than 7 should not be cleansed with salt.


Some crystals are sensitive to heat, such as Malachite.


When in doubt, avoid these methods of cleansing/charging or use the non-contact method. Do your research before cleansing/charging your crystal. 

If you know of a specific crystal that should avoid any of these methods, please list them in the comments and I will add them to this post!  




No one can yet say categorically how crystals work, although there have been many suggestions based on vibrational resonance and the water and crystalline content of the human body.

Michael Gienger postulates that the power of a crystal to generate light interacts with the cells of the physical body. What is clear is that crystals have an energy field that interacts with any other energy field near it. The interaction of the energy field of a crystal and a human being can, for example, be photographed with a Kirlian camera.

At the simplest level, many crystals contain traces of therapeutic minerals that pass across the skin barrier to bring about physiological changes. Kunzite, as already mentioned, contains lithium, which is used by doctors to medicate depression and bipolar disorders. Crystal users hold Kunzite or place it on their heart and feel uplifted.

Similarly the copper content in Malachite alleviates arthritic discomfort – although too much is toxic. It’s a matter of maintaining the balance. However, as Michael Gienger puts it, crystals are actually an information system that radiates energy. Find the right information, and the correct crystal carrier, and the body will be brought back into balance.

As we have seen, crystals have an orderliness of structure at the molecular level, with each molecule vibrating at the same rate as all the others. Synchronization takes place so that all the units within the crystal – and every other crystal of the same type – vibrate in unison (a harmonic convergence). Each crystal type has its own fundamental frequency or harmonic note. This creates a coherent, resonant system with a stable frequency template.

Coherent systems are difficult to disrupt. Even if there is disharmony or discord nearby, their energy remains stable – and can restore equilibrium to the disrupted energy.

Crystal energy is shaped, amplified and discharged from a crystal’s termination and goes out rather like ripples in a pond, creating a rhythmic pattern that pulses in harmony. The basic template can be modified or directed by other energy, such as magnetism, color waves, intention or the power of thought, passing through it.

Scalar waves may well be the mechanism through which all energetic healing is effected. We’ll get to that in a moment.


At the most basic level, everything is energy. How it manifests is simply a matter of vibrational frequency and the crystalline structure (organic or inorganic) that enfolds it. The human body is no exception. It is a conductive energy system with crystalline structures in and around the blood, lymph and cells and it is repaired and maintained by a complex electrochemical system.

In other words, it runs on vibrations.

This is not only with regard to physiological processes. Emotions and thoughts also have their own vibration (see the work of Bruce Lipton and Valerie Hunt), which go out of kilter during stress and can distort an internal crystal lattice in the body.

Through resonance and entrainment, crystals can restore equilibrium to us. But there is more to it than this. Crystal healing works at a distance. A subtle electromagnetic current passes between a crystal and a person whether or not they are in physical contact. What links and activates them is, I believe, consciousness and intention.


Einstein coined the term ‘uniform field theory’ when trying to find an overall system that would link all the known forces in the universe with fundamental particle physics. But thousands of years before that the Hindu text the Mundaka Upanishad declared:

‘The sparks, though of one nature with the fire, leap from it, uncounted beings leap from the Everlasting, but these, my son merge into It again. The Everlasting is shapeless, birthless, breathless, mindless, above everything, outside everything, inside everything.’

This description sounds exactly like the universe from the perspective of a quantum physicist or a modern mystic such as the systems theorist Ervin Laszlo, who says: ‘The primary “stuff” of the universe is energy and not matter, and space is neither empty nor passive – it’s filled with virtual energies and information.’ This also describes crystal energy.


Quantum physics suggests energy is not continuous but rather exists as packets of energy – energy that behaves like particles and yet acts like a wave.

Theoretical quantum physicist Dr. Fred Alan Wolf suggested that consciousness was a huge oceanic wave:

‘Consciousness is a huge oceanic wave that washes through everything, and it has ripples and vibrations in it. When there are acts of consciousness, the wave turns into bubbles at that moment, it turns to froth.’

He pointed out that everything, human beings included, was composed of quantum ‘froth’ and that under an electron microscope we would see:

‘A rather bizarre-looking light show, of things popping on and off, vanishing and reappearing, matter created out of nothing and then vanishing. And in that vanishing and creation, an electromagnetic signal is piped from one point to another point.’

This perfectly describes how I perceive crystal energy moving from a crystal to a body, or going out into the future to bring back information (in quantum physics, particles of energy move forward and backward, see below), or entraining two energy fields.


Entrainment is an energetic interaction. It is defined as ‘the synchronization of two or more rhythmic cycles’. In conventional entrainment, a smaller energetic field takes on the characteristics of a larger field, but this works both ways, and the larger field can take on the characteristics of the smaller, especially when directed by intention.

So, the crystalline structures in the body, especially its flowing tides of blood, lymph, intercellular and synovial fluid, can be entrained into a more perfect energy pattern.

Time and distance have no relevance here. Research has shown that the brainwaves of a healer and the recipient synchronize, or entrain, no matter what the distance. The same may well be true of crystals.

A crystal’s pulsing energy field has perfect equilibrium and its sympathetic resonance stabilizes a larger field through the energetic synchronization of two crystalline structures.


Quantum physics has demonstrated that simultaneous transfer of energy is possible. A particle can be in one place and in another at the same time and thought has an instantaneous effect over vast distances. So it seems feasible that crystal energy can travel from a crystal to the recipient.

It is my belief that what unifies and pervades the quantum and the crystal field is consciousness, which is present in and around everything in the universe. Although consciousness studies are increasing, research has not yet turned its attention to crystal consciousness.


Research has, however, been conducted into bioscalar waves. A bioscalar wave is a standing energy field created when two fields interact from different angles and counteract each other so that the field reverts to a ‘static state of potentiality’.

Research scientist and Professor Emeritus of Physiological Science at UCLA Dr. Valerie V. Hunt says that bioscalar waves are ‘alive with checked and balanced energies that cancel each other out so that they cannot be measured or evaluated by the instruments in current use’. It is, she says, a ‘strong, huge, and yet passive [force]… Only its effects tell us that it exists in space and has power.’

Laser therapy specialist Kalon Prensky describes a scalar wave as ‘a non-linear, non-Hertzian, standing wave capable of supporting significant effects including carrying information and inducing higher levels of cellular energy, which greatly enhances the performance and effectiveness of the body and immune system.

Additionally, it helps to clear cellular memory by shifting polarity, similar to erasing the memory of a cassette tape with a magnet.’ He states that ‘Scalar Waves travel faster than the speed of light and do not decay over time or distance.’ This sounds very much like crystal energy, and depictions of scalar waves look incredibly similar to the crystal energy perceived by a Kirlian camera or the intuitive eye.

Many of the newer crystals such as Anandalite, Que Sera, Quantum Quattro and Rainbow Mayanite contain concentrated bioscalar energy. All healing crystals probably have this energy within their matrix and generate it through their crystalline structure.

If, as subtle energy researcher Lilli Botchis asserts, ‘When the human body enters a scalar wave field, the electromagnetic field of the individual becomes excited [and] this catalyzes the mind/body complex to return to a more optimal state that is representative of its original, natural, electrical matrix form,’ we can see how a crystal with its optimal energy pattern might operate on the human – and planetary – energy body.





The more you understand about crystals, the more effective they are! Crystals were created as the earth formed and they have continued to metamorphose as the planet itself has changed. Crystals are the earth’s DNA, a chemical imprint for evolution. They are miniature storehouses, containing the records of the development of the earth over millions of years, and bearing the indelible memory of the powerful forces that shaped it. Some have been subjected to enormous pressure, others grew in chambers deep underground, some were laid down in layers, others dripped into being–all of which affects their properties and the way they function. Whatever form they take, their crystalline structure can absorb, conserve, focus, and emit energy, especially on the electromagnetic waveband. 


Because of chemical impurities, radiation, earth and solar emissions, and the exact means of their formation, each type of crystal has its own specific “note.” Formed out of an array of minerals, a crystal is defined by its internal structure–an orderly, repeating atomic lattice that is unique to its species. A large or small specimen of the same type of crystal will have exactly the same internal structure, which can be recognized under a microscope.

This unique geometric crystal lattice is how crystals are identified and means that some crystals, such as Aragonite, have several very different external forms and colors, which at first glance could not possibly be the same crystal. However, because the internal structure is identical, they are classified as the same crystal. It is this structure, rather than the mineral or minerals out of which it is formed, that is crucial to crystal classification. In some cases the mineral content differs slightly, creating the various colors in which a particular crystal can be found. 

While a number of crystals may be formed out of the same mineral or combination of minerals, each type will crystallize out differently. A crystal is symmetrical along an axis. Its regular external planes are an outward expression of its internal order. Each matching pair of faces has exactly the same angles. The internal structure of any crystalline formation is constant and unchanging. 

Crystals are built from one of the seven possible geometric forms: triangles, squares, rectangles, hexagons, rhomboids, parallelograms, or trapeziums. These forms lock together into a number of potential crystal shapes, which have generic names based on their internal geometry. As the name suggests, a hexagonal crystal is formed from hexagons built into a three-dimensional shape. A collection of squares forms a cubic crystal, triangles a trigonal, and rectangles a tetragonal crystal, while rhomboids form an orthorhombic crystal, trapeziums a triclinic, and parallelograms a monoclinic crystal. The outer forms of the crystal will not necessarily reflect its inner structure. 

At the heart of a crystal is the atom and its component parts. An atom is dynamic, consisting of particles rotating around a center in constant motion. So, although a crystal may look outwardly serene, it is actually a seething molecular mass vibrating at a certain frequency. This is what gives a crystal its energy. 


The earth began as a whirling cloud of gas, out of which was created a dense dust bowl. This contracted into a white-hot, molten ball. Gradually, over eons, a thin layer of this molten material, magma, cooled into a crust–the earth’s mantle. The crust is relatively about as thick as the skin on an apple. Inside that crust, the hot, mineral-rich, molten magma continues to boil and bubble and new crystals form. 

Some crystals, such as Quartz, arise from the fiery gases and molten minerals in the earth’s center. Superheated, they rise toward the surface, propelled by stresses caused by movement of huge plates on the earth’s surface. As gases penetrate the crust and meet solid rock, they cool and solidify–a process that may take eons or may be fast and furious. If the process has been relatively slow, or if the crystal grows in a gas bubble, then large crystals can grow. If the process is fast, then the crystals are small. If the process stops and starts, effects such as phantom or self-healed crystals are possible. If the process is exceptionally fast, a glass-like substance, such as Obsidian, is formed rather than crystals. Crystals such as Aventurine or Peridot are created at high temperature from liquid magma. Others, such as Topaz and Tourmaline, are formed when gases penetrate adjoining rocks.

Yet other forms arise when magma cools sufficiently for water vapor to condense into a liquid. The resulting mineral-rich solution lays down crystals such as Aragonite and Kunzite. When it penetrates fissures in surrounding rock, the solution is able to cool very slowly and lay down large crystals and geodes such as Chalcedony and Amethyst.

Crystals like Garnet are formed deep in the earth when minerals melt and recrystallize under intense pressure and enormous heat. These crystals are known as metamorphic because they have undergone a chemical change that has reorganized the original lattice.

Calcite and other sedimentary crystals form from an erosion process. Rocks at the surface break down and mineralized water dripping through rock or traveling as a river lays down weathered material as new crystals, or the minerals become cemented together. Such crystals are often laid down in layers of a “bedrock” and tend to be softer in texture. Crystals are often found still attached to the bedrock on which they formed or cemented together as a conglomerate. This bedrock is known as the matrix. 

🌛🌕Full Moons of the Year🌕🌜


the full moons of the year have a variety of names and were originally used to track the seasons and year, often used by farmers for planting/harvesting reference. each full moon may have various different names, the names used are the most common ones currently. 



full moon of january. influences spells that strengthen and renew you, self care, prosperity and healing spells, as well as spirit work. 


SNOW MOON – full moon of february. influences family related magic, domestic magic, spells that benefit others, and psychic abilities



full moon of march. influences preparation, planning, and time-intensive rituals, prosperity and healing magic, and tech witchcraft



–  full moon of april. influences spells that encourage growth, green witchcraft, potential, new beginnings, and working on relationships. 



–  full moon of may. influences commitments, strengthend foundations, green/herbal witchcraft, spirituality and working with spirits.



–  full moon of june. influences love spells, friendship spells, magic that instigates changes and introspection, and travel magic.



–  full moon of july. influences grounding and cleansing, magic that works with higher powers, and storm/rain witchcraft. 



–  full moon of august. influences magic that gives back to others, magic that deals with emotionality, sea, river, and water witchcraft. 


–  full moon of september. influences

kitchen witchcraft

 completion, harvesting collecting debts, some interpret to be cursing. 


–  full moon of october. influences money, home, and protection spells, the search for guides and spirit work, astral traveling.


–  full moon of november. influences home and hearth, and preparation for the winter, cosmic/celestial witchcraft, astrology, revealings



–  full moon of december. influences 

protection spells, self care spells, renewal and prosperity spells, ending and casting curses. 

🌛 BLUE MOON – happens usually every 2.7 years. it is the second full moon in one month because the 12 full moons do not always divide evenly over the year, the month it happens in changes. best for magic that encourages wisdom, healing, logic, and studying,