Do I need to cleanse and charge my crystals?
Cleansing and charging crystals can often be confusing and overwhelming, with many questions that follow-? How do I cleanse it? How will I know if it's charged? Well, it is entirely up to you. While many people choose to cleanse their crystals, it is not a rule but a belief system and preference.
A common theory is that the crystal will have absorbed energy from anyone who has previously touched it, but some believe it is too great to be affected by someone's touch.
There are no rules to this, so follow your intuition and do what feels right.
If you decide to cleanse and charge your crystals, here we listed a few easy ways.
Visualisation & Meditation: Hold the crystal in your palm as you calm your mind and focus on the stone. You can close your eyes if you prefer. Imagine a white light glowing over the stone and hold this thought for however long feels comfortable for you until you feel the crystal energy has renewed.
Smoke: You can use incense, smudge sticks or candle smoke. Place the stone in the path of the smoke and let it roll over its surface. You can repeat this as many times as you like.
Water: Provided that the crystal is water safe, you can wash it under a running stream or place it in a bowl, visualising that the water is washing away any unwanted energy
Moon/Sunlight: Place your crystals outside in a safe place where they can be under direct Moon/Sunlight. Some crystals may fade in colour, so check that they are sun safe.
Salt/Other Crystals: Some crystals, like Selenite, Clear Quartz and Salt have purifying energy that can clean other crystals. Just place your crystal on top or next to them and let your intuition tell you once it is cleansed and ready to go.