Cleansing your Crystals with Sunlight or Moonlight
How to Cleanse or Re-tune your Crystals using Sun and Moon energy
Periodically, I do like to bathe my crystals in sunlight or moonlight. Be aware though that some crystals will fade with too much direct sun exposure. One rule of thumb is that if the crystal is semi-transparent (such as amegreen, amethyst,, ametrine, aquamarine, moonstone, citrine, fluorite, apophyllite, celestite, hiddenite, kunzite, opal, topaz, prasiolite, turquoise, rose quartz, smokey quartz), it may fade with repeated or long exposure to sunlight.
If the sun is very strong on the day you are cleansing your crystal then try to move it out of direct sun for the hottest part of the day.
My suggested method of using Sun and Moon energy is as follows:
You will need:
- A freshly laundered white, or light colored handkerchief or cloth (that you only use for this purpose)
- Small handful of dried rose petals, dried lavender, dried chamomile, sage or sweet grass *optional
- Small wood box *optional if cleansing out of doors
- Your crystal
If you are using this method indoors you can place your cloth of choice in a spot where it is exposed to both sunlight and moonlight. Place your crystal on the center of the cloth. Sprinkle the dried herbs over and around the crystal. If you are cleansing out of doors you can rub some of the dried herbs into the cloth. If it is particularly windy where you are, try using a clean box to hold your cloth and crystals so the herbs do not blow away. A minimum of 4 daylight hours and 4 hours after dusk is recommended.
I do like to leave my crystals from sun up until sundown, or overnight. Look for Sage & Sweet Grass smudge sticks which you can also use to Smudge your house as well as your crystals, or to use as the dried herbs in the above cleansing method.