How to charge crystals with intentions

charging crystals

Charging your crystals is super important when it comes to making use of their power. If they become overwhelmed with negative energy, their healing properties will be nowhere near as effective and you will find that the magic of the crystals is significantly reduced.

Whatever type of healing you are looking for, whether it is to work with the chakras, or energy centers through the body or to improve your current life situation, there are rituals involving crystals that can work wonders.

In this article, we are going to be looking at the why it is important to charge your crystals and how you can cleanse crystals with intentions.

What Crystals Do I Need?

When you are looking at which crystal will benefit your life the most, it can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack; Mother Earth has given us so many crystals to work with and each person will benefit from different stones.

The best way to choose your crystal is to use your intuition, it is likely that you will start to feel a draw to certain stones. Alternatively, you could speak to a crystal expert would be able to talk you through the process of choosing the right crystal. There are also many websites that contain information and research on the benefits of each stone and how they can benefit your wellness.

A good example is rose quartz, this stone is often associated with love and so people who have goals of finding true love may benefit from these gemstones.

Why Do I Need To Charge My Crystals With Intentions?

Crystals soak up negative energies, this is why they are so effective in any ritual they are used in. In order to keep them working to their best, you need to charge or cleanse them; you might think of this as a service for the crystals.

Setting intentions with your crystal allows you and the crystal to work together to manifest whatever intention you have set. This could be anything from more abundance in life to improved health or anything you can imagine.

How To Charge Your Crystals

Before you can make a start with intention setting, you must first charge the crystal. This is an extremely important part of the process as it allows you to improve the health of the crystal and remove any negative energies that have built up within in.

This is because a crystal has the power to raise your vibration but it cannot do this if it is full of bad energy. There are many ways that you can charge crystals but these are considered to be some of the most effective ways to practice this ritual.

Soak The Crystals

One of the simplest and easiest ways to charge your crystals is to soak them in sea salt and water. This should be done overnight. You can use plain water for crystals that may be adversely affected by salt.

Rinse The Crystals

A great way to cleanse and charge your crystal is to hold it in your hands and place it under running water. While you do this, you can ask the universe to take away any negative energy that has built up inside the crystal. The remove it from the water and allow it to dry naturally.

Smudge The Crystals

Give your crystal a smudging ; this can be done most effectively using palo santo and it is also a good idea to do this practice around the home too as bad energy can also hang around in your space.

Charge The Crystals With The Sun and Moon

Nature has given us lots of wonderful things and one of these is the energy from astral bodies like the sun and full moon. You might be surprised to learn that the energy from the sun and moon can be used to unblock crystals and restore their healing power.

The best way to do this is to place the crystals outside during a full moon and bring them back in again once the sun rises. This way they are able to benefit from the energy from both sources.

Setting Intentions

There are several steps to the practice of setting an intention with your crystal and it is important to follow each one carefully.

  • First, you can start by creating an ambience for your crystal intention setting. You should find somewhere quiet that allows you to feel relaxed. You may light candles or burn some incense. Palo santo is particularly useful as this can help to raise your vibration and will be useful when you set your intention. However, you can also use sage.
  • Hold your crystal in your left hand; this is the hand that will receive energy more freely, and form a connection to the crystal.
  • You should also ground yourself, this can be done by standing barefoot on the earth.


Now close your eyes and imagine a light forming in your heart, the light will grow and you can imagine how the light forms a connection to the crystals in your hands.

When you visualise the energy reaching the crystal, you can repeat your intention. It is best to say the intention three times as this represents action and once you have say the intention three times, you should give thanks to the crystal.

When you set an intention, there is no right or wrong and you are free to choose an intention that will suit your life. However, it is advisable to be crystal clear in what you are saying.

That being said, we have got some great examples of intentions that are known to work very well.

For rose quartz, your intention may be ‘I program this crystal for greater self love.’

For amethyst, your intention may be ‘I program this crystal for intuition.’

For clear quartz, your intention may be ‘I program this crystal for greater clarity in my mind.

For green Aventine, your intention may be ‘I program this crystal for more abundance in my life.’

Receiving Healing From Gemstones

There are many ways that you can use your crystals as a tool to improve your life and by including them in your daily routine, you will notice vast improvements such as stress relief, clearer thoughts, and intense healing. But in order to receive this healing, you must use your crystal correctly.

Crystal grids use sacred geometry to amplify the healing power of the crystals. Placing them in certain formations can help to cleanse and heal a space or person.

Many people wear a crystal in a piece of jewellery and having the stone so close to you is an excellent way to manifest your intentions.

If you do not want to wear the crystals, it can be just as effective to have them near you. You might place them in your workspace or carry them in your bag or pocket.

If you are working with the chakras, it is a good idea to place the crystal directly onto the area of the chakra you are working with.

Finally, you might decide to meditate while holding the crystal. While you do this, you might use affirmations to solidify your intentions.


Crystals have been used for thousands of years for their ability to raise vibrations and improve your wellness. There is a lot of data that shows the benefits and effectiveness of this method of healing and in this guide, we have shown you how to charge and cleanse your crystals with intentions to help you manifest everything you desire.

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