We get asked about clearing, cleansing, and charging crystals more than any other subject.
Here's a quick how-to:
1. Setting intention:
The most important act you can do is to set the intention of what you want to do. Intend your crystals to be charged, intend that your crystals are energetically cleansed and intend for your crystals to be charged. Set your intention through a simple mindful exercise, prayer, or ritual. Whatever your method of setting intention is, it will work.
2. Cleansing and clearing
There are a thousand diverse ways to cleanse your crystals both physically and energetically. The method that I use is to hold the crystal or crystals in my hands, connect to my heart and clean them under warm running water. If they are physically dirty, I may use dish soap as well. While I am doing this physical aspect, I also see in mind the crystals being fully cleansed. When you can see them in your mind's eye as clean both clean physically and energetically, you can lay them out to dry. If you can dry them in the sun, great! If not, no worries.
Different traditions use different methods of clearing and cleansing. Some like the put them out in the full moon, some like to plant them in the dirt (which I do not recommend!). Some people simply cleanse using breath, sage, or essential oils. With all ways, the most important is to set the intention of what you want.
THE THING TO REMEMBER IS YOU CAN NOT DO IT WRONG!! If you are working with your crystals, you are doing it right.
Again, it is all about intention. Your desires are powerful tools that you can harness for good! Use them! Yes, crystals can be charged to have a stronger influence on the user. You can place your babies in the sun or the moon depending on what works for you. Typically moon energy is more feminine and sun energy is a more masculine one.
You can also just hold the crystal in your hands, and in your mind's eye, see the crystal filling with energy. Also, you can use other crystals to do the work. Many people use a tabby quartz crystal to lay their crystals on to recharge and energize. Selenite plates are also used to clean AND energize crystals. It will work well to leave your crystals out overnight or for a day or two.
Conclusion: YOU have the power within you to clear, cleanse and charge crystals! Set the intention, do your thing, and give thanks to the Universe for our beautiful gifts. We use it for love and healing. Relax. Relax. Relax. YOU can do it and it will be amazing!