Full Moon Crystal Cleanse

With the full moon on her way in this weekend I wanted to take some time to share with you how I cleanse my crystals each month and why its important. Over the years I have made a practice of working with the deeply restorative energy of each full moon. Bringing my crystals into this monthly ritual has been a great way to make sure they are as energetically clear as possible. Believe it or not, crystals hold onto the energy they take in from you and from their environment. Its good practice to purify their vibration on a regular basis, especially if you use them often or with others.

Ive studied with many healers in my life and have learned several different methods for crystal cleansing. My favorite way uses water and involves working with the full moon. This the the most effective way to give them a deep energy cleaning. Think about how clear and grounded you feel after an intense breathwork session and salt scrub, its the same idea. Were just like our crystals, in order to function at our optimal vibration we need to take care ourselves consistently.

Crystals are tools that I use in my daily self care practice and with clients. Making sure they are in top shape for healing is as simple as the ritual I am going to share with you today. When the moon is full she is at her brightest making it the most powerful time to release what is no longer serving you. Before setting your crystals out to bathe in the full moonlight, gently wash them in a little purified water the day before the full moon. Ive made a really grounding practice out of listening to music and chanting theAdi Shaktimantra to my crystals while washing them. It keeps the feminine energy super strong and helps me stay in the moment. Chanting is totally optional of course!

After washing and drying your crystals set them out on the earth for their full moon bath. If you are unable to place them directly on the ground, any natural surface will work. We have a table outside that I like to use as there is a raccoon family in our yard and they pretty much take anything that we put on the grass. For some reason the table is a safer bet! The next day, let them charge for a few hours in morning sunlight. Many crystals like Amethyst, Aquamarine, Citrine, Fluorite, Rose Quartz, and Smoky Quartz for example will fade in direct sunlight so I charge my crystals just for the sunrise and then pull them back inside.

Steps for cleansing your crystals in the Full Moon:

A simple rinse under the faucet will do here. If you live near the ocean or a stream its optimal to wash them there. Ive got too many to make the trek to the Pacific but if youre close, by all means go!

The ideal time to put them out is just after sunset. A natural surface is best outside. If that isnt an option put them near a window where they will get direct moonlight. As you set each one down name something you want to let go of. You can name the same thing over and over or pick a different one with each crystal. Dont name more than 5, its too many and will start to lower our vibration. This is a supportive practice that helps to seal in what we are ready to release with this full moon.

Its nice to give them a little reboot with the suns energy, but not for too long. Through sun rise is a great rule of thumb.

Charge your crystals with intentions.

This is one of my favorite parts of the ritual, its even more important than naming what we want to release. Once your have all of your crystals back inside charge them with your intentions. Charging crystals with your energy helps them stay focused. Once they are charged its best to not let others handle them (unless you are charging specifically for others or client work) as they will absorb the energy of other people.

You can charge all of your crystals at once by imagining them soaked in healing energy. They can also be charged individually or in groups. Its really up to you, there is no right or wrong way to charge them, let your intuition be your guide.

Here are some examples of what I am planning for this cycle:

Chargingrose quartzwith love to support my relationship with Jason.

The stones I use with clients will be charged to intensify their healing properties.

Smokey quartzwith energy to help me stay grounded during the transition into Autumn.

I like to close the cleansing and charging ritual with thank you prayers. A simple thank you to Mother Earth for the ways she supports our life and a humble bow to the crystals for all of the work that they do. Acknowledging all of the elements that came together to make these healing tools seals in their healing vibrations and reminds us to stay focused on what matters most to our hearts. After giving thanks I burning a little cedar to bring in more positive energy and close the ritual.

Do you cleanse and charge your crystals? What are your favorite practices? Id love to know!

Wishing you all a beautiful Full Moon.

Ive only been reading your blog for a short time but am really enjoying it; I so appreciate your authenticity and realness. It is so refreshing, especially online.

I have a question about two of your recent posts combined: the rose quartz one and the crystal cleanse one. After I read your rose quartz post last week, I happened to come across some for sale in a store I went into for a totally unrelated reason. Im going through a really difficult time relationship-wise and thought it quite serendipitous that Id wandered across rose quartz . . . I decided to buy a small piece to start doing a little work at home (I havent worked with crystals before at all, so starting small seemed like a good idea). The salesperson recommended cleansing the quartz by setting it in a selenite dish, and though I didnt purchase one at the time Ive been thinking about it since and wondering whether I should go back and pick one up. So far Ive used the quartz every day but havent cleansed it at all. Do you have thoughts on this, or advice? I didnt see mention of selenite in your crystal cleanse post, so I thought I would ask.

Thanks so much for writing. I am happy you are here! Crystals tend to show up at the right time in our lives when were open to them. I love that you followed your intuition and picked up a piece of rose quartz! Its a great stone to start working with.

Yes, you should definitely cleanse and program your crystal when you have time. My favorite method is the one I described the the post but there are many as what you learned at the shop. You can get a selenite dish or you can smudge it with palo santo or sage for a few moments then program it with your intention. The next time the full moon comes around try that method and see what resonates with you. I like a smudge for a quick cleanse and a full moon bath for a deep cleaning, especially when I have been working with certain crystals a bunch.

Keep us posted and have a wonderful week!

Peace and blessings to everyone

Cristal tend to pop up at the write time.ive been going through stress regarding working I honestly didnt know here another realm And wow And im stunned, intrigued and interested even more One of my buddys blessed me with a Cristal I dont have much knowledge about it but Il most certainly get back to you use once I feel better

I think I will try the selenite dish to start, then a more elaborate cleansing and charging ritual like the one youve described when our next full moon rolls around. πŸ™‚

This is something new for me Crystal cleaning with full moon and water! It feels amazing to know that people have a firm believe on crystals and their healing power and they care for their crystals so well. Interesting and Nice write-up!

So true I also didnt know here another realm regarding Cristals..

I really enjoyed this post! I read somewhere that its best to cleanse/charge crystals for ourselves with the Full Moon and for others with the New Moon. Is there any validity to this or is it just preference?

Great question, its really a matter of preference. I practice letting go rituals with the full moon and manifesting with the new moon. I like to cleanse crystals with full moon energy. I work with many of them a great deal with clients too so they need very deep cleaning πŸ˜‰

All the best with your practice! xoa

Thank you for this Ashley! In a wish to reconnect, including with myself, I have recently gotten back to using rocks. And I bought myself a new one and was wondering how I would cleanse it as they guy at the shop didnt think that placing it in salted water during the full moon was a good idea.. This ritual offers so much more than simply cleansing the rock. I love it! Im know looking forward to the full moon even more πŸ˜‰ Fullmoon blessing to you!

Blessings to you Sarah! Its great to hear from you and I am so glad these rituals are landing with you. Make them your own and enjoy the processes, its really grounding and fun. Wishing you a beautiful Spring! xo

Me again, Ashley! See Im really looking forward to it πŸ™‚ .. as I prepare have a perhaps silly question. Looking online the full moon will be full at 7h25 am for me this week. So basically at sunrise. Should i cleanse my rocks and put them out the night before so they will sit in the fullmoon and sunrise light?

Also I bought a white citrine pendulum and was told that pendulums should not be put out at night for cleansing. What do you think?

Hey Sarah! Its great to hear from you again. You have up to 48 hours after the full moon to cleanse so I just put them out that night and bring them in an hour after sunrise. You dont need to put the pendulum out, just give it a good smudging and you will be set! Sending full moon blessings your way. xo

Thanks so much Ashley! Full moon blessings to you and yours! Namast

I used this guide to cleanse my crystals last night & this morning and I loved it! Thank you!

Youre so welcome Fabiola! Thanks for letting me know 3 Full moon blessings to you! xo

Hi there, Im in a bit of a predicament. I have soooo many crystals and massive geodes and I live in a two story house so this makes it hard to even think about carting all of them down stairs. Im also really scared of someone or other wildlife stealing them . Any recommendations on how I should go about this whole situation ? My crystals havent seen the moon in quote some time and I feel cruel .

You can set your crystals out to cleanse in your house! Just place them near a window that gets good moonlight on a natural surface like a wooden floor or wool rug. That will give them a good cleansing! Wishing you a wonderful week. xoa

Thank you as this I didnt know x

I been lost an out of practice, my crystals are in need of cleans which will happen this weekend 20th. I guess I would like to know after washing an set out an releasing an picking up in morning an charging with intentions, to close is giving thanks and acknowledgement to elements when doing this I burn white candle am sage . Blowing candle out do u consider that closing ritual?

Sounds like a great closing ritual Debra! Keep us posted on it! xo

I just started working with crystal stones and yesterday night I put them outside because there was the moon so this morning I take them in. You said after we take them inside to charge them with intentions! So my question is how do I do that charge them with my intentions?? What I did was after I take them inside i just light a candle Im not sure if it works or not I just need some help????

Hey Ashley, thank you for your contributions to the world of healing. Ive had two negative experiences with crystals that Ive come to think were from a lack of cleaning, charging and reprogramming them. After meditating with selenite, I felt this incredible loving energy and it filled my with such joy that I could hear the high vibrations as a painless ringing in my ears. Shortly after, I got incredibly and unusually sick like clockwork.

I often wonder if this was due to letting go of old energetic baggage, or if my selenite oval needed smudging. I had a similar experience with clear quartz as I wore it outside if my shirt and came into contact wth someone who had very hostile energy. Again like clockwork I came under this very unusual sickness and fever.

I recently had an appointment with a Psychic who instructed me to start meditating with quartz again, but to leave it in a cup of salt water during the moonsoak. Have you ever felt maleffects from an uncleansed crystal? and would you say that there is any added benefit to actually leaving it in a glass of salt water?

Thank you for a very inspiring article. Indeed, crystal clearing and charging is quite important to keep your crystal family optimally energized and happy πŸ™‚

I have recently been intuitively drawn to working with crystals, especially during my mindful meditations, and oh my have things changed in my life over the last few months. What a magical journey, I am truly blessed!

My question to you is that because of the directional location of my yard, generally during a full moon, I very rarely will have direct full moonlight in my yard! How important is direct moonlight vs. simply putting them out during a full moon?

And have the raccoons ever stolen any of your precious crystals? I have a raccoon family close by and I never thought that they would be interested in my crystals, but now youve got me wondering lol!!

Birds, squirrels, skunks, cats and my dogs will come up to them with curiosity though! But then just walk by them.

Love and best Asia from Montreal!

Love your write up on crystal cleansing by the Full Moon light. Crystals are fairly new to me and I am So inspired by each one I have so far. They have done wonderful, unexplainable things in the past month. I will forever follow all crystals, learn of them and the healing powers they can contribute to me and others. I hope one day I can do more with crystals as you do. Thank you so much for your inspiring words. Light & Love

Thank you so much for writing, its great to connect with you. I has similar experiences with crystals and have been drawn to them for ages. They are real magic makers! Keep me posted on your journey, Id love to learn how things take shape. Wishing you a fantastic new year. Lots of love. x

I have to start off by saying thank you for creating such a beautiful and informative site. I have across so many readings and tools I have no idea where to even begin.

I started my crystal journey last month, but am finding it difficult to find the proper prayers and ways to set intentions with my crystals. I am not sure if you have a previous post you can direct me to or if you have any ideas for beginners when it comes to how to begin setting intentions with your crystals.

Thanks so much for being here and reaching out. It is wonderful to hear from you. I am in the middle of writing the exact post you are writing about how to set intentions with crystals! It will go live in 2 weeks, when I get back from the gem show in Arizona. Ill add some prayers in there as well to get you started.

Sending love and wishing you well this week! More soon. xo

I am excited to do my first cleanse and make cleansing water for further healing!

Is so happy to hear it! Sending full moon blessings your way! xo

How does the cleansing actually affect the crystals? I keep trying to find out how this process works, but everywhere I look, people only explain what to do.

Thanks for your question. Crystals absorb energy and cleansing them clears their energy so they dont get bogged down. When they are clear they function better and are more supportive. x

I had a question. I live in a town home so I dont have a large space where the full moon can hit the crystals directly. Is it relly necessary for the full moon ray to hit the crystals directly? Thanks!

It is totally fine to cleanse them with indirect moon light! x

Ashley, I am still still learning about crystals and I am totally intrigued by the moon so cleaning my crystals By the Light of the Moon fascinates me. Thank you for your. I do have a question. As I was washing my crystals I was interrupted and caused me to get agitated. Will this feelings affect the cleansing?

Hi there . I put my crystals in the fullmoon lastnight. The illusions have changed. Im absolutely positive and a little Crystal its at the bottom has rised and theres also more illusions this thing Ive ever seen. Absolutely amazed

Please tell me that this a great change coming..:)

Hi, its a co incidence, i got a rose quarts yesterday, i got attracted to them as soon as i saw them. washed and bought them home, i forgot about it, until i went out ad saw a rainbow in the morning and white feather int he afternoon, which reminded me of the rose quartz. Ill have it moon-bathed tonight. πŸ™‚

Thank you for this post! I am new to this and some of the websites are completely over my head! Lol. Your post was simple and perfect and required no specialty items. I cant speak for other beginners, but for me, this was just what I needed. Thank you! I am greatly appreciative.

Youre so welcome Alisha! Thank you for being here, I am glad this post was helpful to you. xoa

I do a sorta different cleanse that involves candles and writing down what you want to get rid of. Im new to everything still. But would I mess up my vibrations if I combine both, to cleanse my crystals too? And if you have any advice my email

You can combine what you already do with this cleanse, it will work beautifully! xoa

Can you only cleanse and charge a crystal using moonlight on the Full Moon or can you charge them under other moon phases?

The full moon is the most potent for cleansing crystals and energy. You can cleanse them with palo santo and sage as well. xo

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I came across this as I am now hunting for crystals for my new tarot card deck. (My fiance bought it for me and I am in love with it. I felt an instant connection to it)

I am thinking of pairing up my deck with crystal quartz and amethyst. I was thinking of having my plants help with cleaning, leaving them under the leaves with the moonlight. Would that be okay to do, or do you think the living essence of the plants would interfere with the cleaning of the crystals?

It is great to connect with you! I am thrilled to hear about your new deck, congrats! Yes, cleansing them with plants is a wonderful idea. I always encourage following through with those intuitive hits when it comes to crystal clearing, personalize the ritual and your gems with thank you for it! x

I heard it works best with direct moonlight. What if its clouded the whole night?

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Love this! Its helpful to know what other people do in order to refine my own practices.

Ive made a routine of leaving my amulets and charged jewelry in a bowl on my windowsill with some crystals. The crystals experience full day/night cycles and the others just get moonlight, which is one of the most relaxing energies for me. It really clears my head and de-stresses me! Around full moons, I make sure to set out the things I wear daily so they get a power blast of energy. Along with charging rituals and consecrated saltwater, theyre left with a wonderful clean feeling. My bed is also next to a window, so I get a little bit of moonlight directly on me as I sleep. Very nice, and recommended to anyone going through troubles.

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Hi Ashley, I have just come across your article and loved reading it because I also used to do it the same way you do it. But from past 2 years, my life has taken many unfortunate turns that now I feel lost and empty. I am at loss from health side, no job, no social bonding any more and feel lifeless. I need your help to guide me how can I raise my vibrations again. My motivation to live is losing my body and mind. Can you please help me how to recharge my battery.

Thanks so much for reaching out. I would be happy to support you in a 1-1 session, feel free to book one anytime. All my best. x

Hey, beginner witch here! Just have a quick question. Does this ritual work when the moon isnt full?

Hi! Its best to cleanse your crystals in the full moon! x

Ok so Ive just received my 1st crystals, rose quartz and an amethyst. Whats the best way to cleanse them I want to start working with them ASAP and we have just had a full moon here in the UK. What do you suggest I do to enable me to start using them straight away and cleanse them with intentions.

Thanks so much for reaching out. I suggest cleansing them with sage or palo santo smoke, (Ive got a post on those plants on the journal), you an also cleanse the two you purchased by soaking them in sea salt water over night. After you cleanse be sure to charge them in the sunlight and then infuse with your intentions. Keep us posted! x

I really like this blog and took some notes. For the cleaning prayer, would it be bad to include God too? I do belive in God but I also belive there are other forces put there. Or do I need to change my prayer?

Feel free to make it your own and include whatever feels best to you! x

Hi Ashley! Im new to your blog but I love it so much, I recently got into crystals and purchased some and want to cleanse them with the full moon on the 31st of January, all I was wondering is is there any right or wrong way to close the ritual? In this you said that you say thanks and burn cedar, is that then the ritual closed? Ive never done this before so I want to make sure I close the ritual right, also this was a really beautiful piece to read πŸ™‚

Its great to hear from you and welcome! Yes, that is how I usually close the ritual. Feel free to close in whatever way you like, as long as you acknowledge the closure you can do it in whatever way that you wish! Experiment and see what feels best to you. Wishing you a wonderful upcoming ritual and a happy new year! x

hello! are there certain things that you should charge certain crystals with? I have a tree agate that I would like to charge but im not too sure what to charge it with. thanks! πŸ™‚

You can charge that in the sun too! x

Hi Ashley, Im new to this post and found it to be the easiest and more relatable in my search on how to cleanse and charge some crystals. I picked up strung crystals used to make jewelry(they are all natural stones), some to use for my self in healing and to make jewelry to sell. This evening is the start of the super rare blood moon, blue moon, full moon (I apologize if I got it wrong!) I heard on the news that the full moon will be at its fullest around sunrise, but in reading your post you suggest bringing in the crystals at that time, so do you suggest placing them out this evening at sunset? Also to kind of make sure Ive got it down, I can cleanse my crystals with a sage smudge or washing in purified water? Then theyll be ready to charge in the moon & at that time i set my intentions on each, then upon bringing them in thats when I close? And when does a salt soak come in to place? Would it be if I wore one for example and came across bad energy? Sorry for all the questions! Tonight will be the perfect moon and being new Id like to do this correctly. Keep up the wonderful writings /posts!

Thanks for much for writing! You can definitely keep your stones out at sunrise for this full moon, just be sure to being them in after a few hours so they dont bake in the sun. Yes, you can cleanse with sage smoke or salt water (thats where the salt comes in!) and then charge them in the supermoon. From there set your intentions and do your closing ritual when youre ready. You can use the sage smoke or salt water during the weeks between full moons when your stones need a little extra cleansing from intense or negative energies. Hope that helps and sending full moon blessings to you! x

I just got a lovely rose quartz and a Lapis Lazuli stone; which I wish to use as jewllery, but I was searching on the First time cleansing process and found your writeup. Its is really helpful am going to follow your steps tomorrow for the process before wearing rose quartz first.

I do have question though, I see that rose quartz is already having some cracks (it was drilled in the center to string it actually) so is it still ok to use it? Or will it not work for the purpose I bought it for ? (for love in all my relations).

Yes, it is totally find with use the rose quartz and it will still work! Wishing you an abundant full moon! x

Hi! Im 14 years old, Ik pretty young but I just got into the spiritual crystal stuff. I just felt so drawn to it and I love being around crystals and their healing energys. But since Im so new to this Ive bought your book, it helps a lot but I just need some more help understanding this whole thing, I was wondering if u can give me some advice,

Thanks so much for reaching out. Unfortunately I dont offer private crystal advice. I suggest reaching out to Energy Muse to see if they offer consultations. All my best with your search and thank you for being here! x

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This may be a silly question but keep in mind Im very new to working with crystals. Is there a way to tell if your crystals have been charged/cleared effectively after the full moon process youve outlined here?

As long as they have been out in the moon/sun they are good to go! With practice and time you might be able to feel the difference in them afterwards. x

Will you say a kind prayer to my crystals. A women atacked my clusters crystals braking off crystal or crystals .The full moon wont happen for weeks. I did soak them in cool water then set them out to dry. My stones were hurt. I will burn some sage spice around them tomarow. Thanks for your help.

Thank you for sharing this great information it really helps!

I do not have much knowledge about but have rose quartz brqcelt which got broken sometime back. What does that signifies ?

Can i charge those loose crystals now or any moon ? My relationship has been broken and I want to restore it back?

Hello. Youre blog, questions, and replies are very interesting! I hope you can answer a couple questions: 1) when you refer to crystals , such as cleansing of and powers of, does this include stones as well? 2) I have a few various items, some are stones and some jewelry, that I have collected over the years because of their/its beauty and attraction to them. Thanks to the internet I have been able to identify most of these. But what about ones I cant identify or have