Anyone who regularly works with stones and crystals knows that they can accumulate negative energy. Therefore, they need to be cleansed regularly. And the period of the full moon is the best time to do this. In this article, we will share with you a full moon crystal cleansing ritual.
What Crystals Need a Cleansing?
A new crystal that you just purchased or received as a gift always carries the energy of its previous owner or the energy of people who touched it. Such a crystal definitely needs a cleansing!
Also, it is recommended to perform “crystals’ scanning” regularly. During such “a scanning” you may notice that some crystals simply “don’t feel right”. Such crystals also need to be cleansed.
To perform “the scanning”, take a crystal in your hand. Close your eyes and focus on your feelings and sensations. If you feel any tension, anxiety, any sort of discomfort, anger, aggression, or you feel like all of a sudden your mood has changed, then it is a sign that this crystal has accumulated too much negative energy and needs cleansing.
Do you have a favorite crystal that you feel a special connection with? Maybe it’s a ring with a beautiful amethyst? Or agate bracelet? Or maybe a beautiful larimar crystal necklace? If all a sudden you don’t feel that special connection with your favorite crystal anymore and you even have a desire to replace it with another one, that could be a sign that your crystal just needs to be cleansed. So, instead of going to the crystal store for buying a new talisman stone, cleanse your old “friend” first. It served you for years and needs a little bit of special attention and cleansing treat.
If you are deeply intuitive and vibrate at a high level, you will immediately feel the difference in the quality of the energy coming from your crystals after cleansing and recharging them.
Full Moon Crystal Cleansing
There are many different ways to perform crystal cleansing. However, the most powerful time for performing such cleansing is the full Moon. Moonlight restores and returns them to their natural powerful state.
The full Moon has a very powerful energy. The energy of the Moon reaches its maximum power during the full Moon. At this time, the Moon becomes a powerful conductor through which its energy is poured into the Earth.
The Full moon is the most favorable period for performing rituals of cleansing from negativity. This applies to both – rituals for the purification of space, aura, and crystal cleansing rituals.
The Moon’s energy is undoubtedly positive. It is a source of Divine energy that pours on our planet.
However, we should also keep in mind that the Moon is also responsible for our emotions. It multiplies whatever emotion we feel. If the emotion is positive it may turn us into an overly positive state. And if the emotion is negative it may turn us into a source of distraction and chaos. Therefore, whenever you decide to work with the Moon energy, you have to make sure that you have a calm state of mind. To be overly excited or very negative are equally unsuitable states to be in for performing any of the Moon’s rituals.
Full Moon Crystal Cleansing Ritual
1. Wash your crystals
Wash your crystals before placing them under the moonlight to dry and recharge.
Just hold the crystals under cold running water for 10-15 minutes, and the water will carry away the extra heavy information that has accumulated in them. It is good to combine such cleansing with visualization, as water washes away and takes away all the negativity.
Important! Not all crystals go well with water. Never cleanse these crystals with water:
- Ulex and some others.
If you’re working with the above crystals then instead of water cleansing use air cleansing method. For doing this, you can use incense sticks or dried herbs. Suitable options: lavender, sage, incense, juniper, myrrh, wormwood, and cedar.
Set fire to incense and carry your crystals through the running smoke several times. Then put them next to the sticks until the sticks and herbs are completely burned. Do not forget to ventilate the room after this procedure, to get rid of all the negative energy after cleansing.
2. Find a proper place
Find a place, preferably right on the ground or on a natural surface such as a large rock that illuminates all the moonlight. The ideal time to place your crystals is just after sunset when the shadows have almost disappeared from your surroundings and the sun is no longer visible.
Position your crystals in such a way so that they do not touch each other and do not obstruct each other. What you are trying to achieve is the maximum surface area of a crystal that can be exposed to moonlight.
3. Set your intention
It is very important to set your intention. For doing this, repeat three times:
“Let these crystals be cleansed from any negativity with the power of the Moon’s Divine Energy. Let these crystals be restored to their natural purity and powers. Let these crystals to become powerful tools in my hands.”
4. Chant purifying mantra
Now chant purifying mantra out loud for 108 times:
OM AH HUM
5. Perform visualization
Focus on the crystals and visualize how they are imbued with the cleansing and healing cosmic energies that have passed through the prism of the moon. These Divine energies are purifying your crystals and increasing their powers. Visualize these energies in white, purple, or golden color. Stay in this visualization for at least 5 minutes.
6. Invite sound vibrations
Sound is able to create certain vibrations that purify and balance the energy around. For these purposes, you can use singing bowls, bells, and all sorts of stringed instruments. Just play the sound vibration directed at your crystals.
7. Bury your crystals (optional)
This step is optional. You can leave your crystals under the moonlight for the night or bury them in the ground.
Earth is the home of all stones, the place of their birth, so in their native element, they are not only cleansed but also gain strength.
If you decide to use the power of the Earth element for cleansing your crystals, then you should bury them in the ground for 3-7 days. The energy of the Earth resets all the information accumulated in them. If you don’t have your own land, then you can use an ordinary flower pot with dirt in it. Bury your crystals in this pot of dirt. After a few days, dig up your crystals and wash them with water.
If you don’t want to bury your crystals, then just leave them outside under the moonlight until the sunrise. It is preferred to bring them home early in the morning before the first rays of sun hit them.
If you are going to leave your crystals in the moonlight, please check the weather forecast in advance. Some crystals, such as selenite, malachite, halite, or salt, can be damaged or dissolved by rain, or high humidity.
The Bottom Line
In our opinion, the Full Moon crystal cleansing ritual is one of the most effective ways to purify your crystals and increase their power. Listen to your intuition and feel free to add additional steps to this ritual. You can use the power of prayer, ritual dance, singing, or other methods you resonate with. Do not miss the next Full Moon to fill your crystals with its Divine energy!