Ultimate Guide: How to Charge Crystals

Kristen Lagos

Crystals have long been revered for their powerful healing properties, and shamans are known to be masters in harnessing their energy. The process of charging crystals is an ancient ritual that has been passed down from generation to generation.

As we delve into the world of crystal charging, we will explore the various methods used by shamans and understand the significance behind this mystical practice. So, let's embark on this journey of enlightenment and connect with the energy of our crystal companions.

What Are Crystals?

First things first, what are crystals? Crystals are beautiful, magical, and mystical stones that have been used for centuries by shamans, healers, and spiritual seekers. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and each one has unique energy and vibration.

Crystals are believed to hold special properties that can help balance our energies, protect us from negative influences, enhance our intuition, and even bring us abundance and prosperity in life. They are truly amazing gifts from Mother Earth that can support us on our journey towards inner peace, clarity, and transformation.

Good Vibrations

The energy and vibration of crystals are what make them so special and powerful. Every crystal has a unique molecular structure that determines its specific frequency. These energies and vibrations can interact with our energy fields, which is why crystals are often used in healing practices.

When we hold or wear a crystal, its energy resonates with ours and can help to bring balance to our body, mind, and spirit.

Crystals in Different Cultures

Many ancient cultures, such as the Egyptians, Greeks, and Native Americans, have used crystals for their healing and spiritual properties. In shamanic traditions, crystals are believed to be sacred gifts from Mother Earth that are connected to the elements of earth, air, water, fire, and spirit.

They are seen as powerful allies and tools that can assist shamans in their journey toward higher consciousness and connection with the divine.


The Power of Crystal Charging

Just like we need to recharge our batteries (metaphorically speaking) after a long day, crystals also need to be charged so they can continue working their magic. When we use them for healing or manifestation purposes, their energy starts to diminish, which is why they need to be cleansed and recharged to maintain their powerful properties.

Crystal charging is the process of infusing crystals with new energy, amplifying their power, and restoring them to their full potential.

Charging Crystals

Sun and Moonlight

One of the most popular ways to charge crystals is by leaving them exposed to the sun or moonlight. The sun's powerful energy can help to cleanse and energize crystals, while the moon's soft and gentle light can enhance their intuitive properties. Simply place your crystals in a safe spot outside during sunrise or sunset for optimal charging.

Earth Charging

Crystals come from the earth, so it only makes sense that they can be recharged by returning them to their natural environment. Burying your crystals in the ground for a few hours or overnight can help remove any negative energy and replenish them with fresh, grounding energy.

Selenite Charging

Selenite is a powerful crystal known for its cleansing and charging properties. You can use selenite to charge other crystals by placing them on top of a selenite charging plate or wand for a few hours.

Sound Charging

Sound vibrations have the power to cleanse and energize crystals. You can use singing bowls, bells, or even your voice to create sound waves that will recharge your crystals.



Smudging is a ritual that involves burning herbs like sage, palo santo, or sweetgrass to purify and cleanse the energy of a space or object. You can also use smudging to recharge your crystals by holding them in the smoke of the burning herbs for a few minutes.

Additional Tips

Intention Setting

Aside from using external methods to charge crystals, setting a clear intention is also important. Before charging your crystals, take a moment to set an intention for the energy you want them to hold.

Whether it's for healing, protection, or manifestation, your intentions will be infused into the crystal's energy during the charging process.

Place Crystals in A Designated Spot

After charging your crystals, it's important to place them in their designated spot or use them for a specific purpose. Some people like to keep their charged crystals on an altar, while others prefer to carry them with them throughout the day.

Trust your intuition and let the crystal guide you toward where it wants to be.

Timing and Frequency

There is no specific time or frequency for charging crystals. It all depends on the individual crystal and how often you use it. You can charge most crystals daily, weekly, or even monthly, depending on your personal preference and intuition.

Enhancing Crystal Charging with Rituals

As mentioned earlier, crystals are often used in shamanic practices for healing and spiritual purposes. Shamans have a deep connection with healing crystals and the natural world, and they use their intuition to guide them toward which crystals to use and how to charge them.

Incorporating shamanic rituals such as smudging, drumming, or journeying can enhance the energy of your charged crystals and deepen your connection with them.


Maintaining Charged Crystals

To keep your charged crystals working at their full potential, it's important to maintain them properly. This includes regular cleansing and charging, as well as handling them with care and respect. Remember to always listen to your intuition and the signs your crystal may give you when it needs to be recharged.


What is the best way to charge crystals?

There isn't a "best" way to charge crystals, as it depends on personal preference and the crystal itself. As mentioned, some popular methods include sun and moon charging, earth charging, and selenite charging.

Can I charge multiple crystals at once?

Yes, you can charge multiple crystals at once using different charging methods, such as placing them together under the sun or moonlight, burying them in the ground, or using a selenite charging plate.

Can I use any type of crystal for charging?

You can use any type of crystal for charging, but some crystals may work better than others depending on their properties and your intention.

How long does it take to charge a crystal?

The time it takes to charge a crystal varies depending on the charging method used. Some methods (like sun and moon charging) may only take a few hours, while others (like burying your crystals) may take overnight.

Can I charge my crystals indoors?

Yes, you can charge your crystals indoors by placing them in a sunny or well-lit spot, using sound vibrations, or setting an intention for them to be charged with indoor energy.

Are there any crystals that don't need charging?

While all crystals benefit from charging, certain crystals like citrine and kyanite are believed to be self-cleansing and do not require charging.

Can I charge my crystals in water?

Avoid putting crystals in water, as some crystals may be damaged by water or even lose their properties. It's best to use other methods for charging.


How do I know when my crystal is fully charged?

You may feel a shift in energy or notice a brighter, more vibrant appearance in your crystal when it is fully charged.

Can I charge my crystals in the rain?

We don’t recommend charging your crystals in the rain since it may cause damage or affect their properties. It's best to use other methods for charging.

Will cleansing crystals change their properties?

No, charging your crystals will not change their natural properties or energies. It simply removes any stagnant or negative energy and replenishes them with fresh, positive energy.

Can I charge my crystals with intention alone?

Yes, setting a clear intention for your crystals can be a powerful way to charge them. This method may be more subtle, but it allows for a personal and intentional connection with your crystals.

What happens if I forget to charge my crystals?

If you forget to charge and cleanse your crystals, they may still work, but their energies may feel weaker over time. It's important to regularly cleanse and charge your crystals to keep them at their full potential. Overall, charging crystals is a deeply personal and intuitive process.


There is no right or wrong way to charge crystals, so it's important to trust your intuition and listen to the needs of each individual crystal. Whether you use traditional methods like sun and full moon charging or incorporate shamanic practices, the key is to infuse your intentions into the crystal and maintain its energy regularly.

With a little bit of love and care, your charged crystals will continue to radiate positive energy and assist you on your spiritual journey. So go ahead, let your intuition guide you, and embark on the magical experience of charging your crystals.

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