Charge your Crystals: How to Perform A Full Moon Ritual
The full moon is the most powerful of all lunar phases, and can have a profound spiritual effect if you know how to harness its purifying energy.
A time to forge new paths of personal growth and positivity, full moon rituals allow us to harness the moon's energy to release what no longer serves us; to let go of negative forces and absorb only healing, positive energy.
Since ancient times, crystals have been used to store energy received from the surrounding environment to enhance emotional and spiritual balance. If you wish to purify the vibration of your crystals so they are most effective, the time of the full moon is most powerful to recharge energies, meditate and clear your chakras. Many cultures around the world perform rituals during the full moon for this very reason.
Follow our step-by-step full moon ritual below to recharge your crystals and make a positive start to the new year!
1. Cleanse your crystals
Gently wash your crystals the day before the full moon. Water from the ocean or a natural source is ideal, but running them under the tap at home is fine too. Not all crystals are water-safe though (Labradorite, Selenite and Lapus Lazuli to name a few) so do your research first if you're unsure!
Bring intention to this practice by listening to relaxing music or reciting your favourite chant while cleansing.
2. Create a sacred space and set your crystals out
After your crystals are cleansed and dried, set them out on the earth, just after sunset, in preparation for their full moon bath. If you are unable to place them directly on the ground, any natural surface will work. Create a sacred space to set out your crystals with candles, music, smudge sticks or incense - whatever you find helps to best focus your intentions.
As you set each crystal down, name an emotion out loud that you wish to be free from; this will affirm what you are ready to release.
3. Collect your crystals the next morning
Allow your crystals to charge for an hour or two in the morning sunlight before bringing them in.
Once you have them collected, you can charge them with your intentions. Manifest new intentions by meditating on what you could achieve without negative energy blocking your path.
As always, let your intuition guide you...and through this you can attract positive, healing energies and abundance.
Do you have any advice on how to perform full moon rituals, or practices that work best for you? Let us know in the comments below 💜