I have some very delicate crystals that I want to charge, and I dont trust how they would hold up to moonlight. I was wondering if I could leave out a mirror, or a bigger and sturdier crystal in the moonlight, and then place those with the crystals. Would that even work?
I've always smudge my stones or crystals since I don't like to wait for the moon to come out or use the harsh chemicals in tap water. Some can't handle sunlight or water seems like a hassle to deal with reasons why I stick towards using white sage smudging.
Your decision should be based upon what the crystal can handle and what you think is best.
Do some research, find out what crystals you have and what they can/can't handle.
Some crystals can not take sunlight ( amethyst for example ), some can not handle water ( selenite for example ), etc..
Make sure that whatever method you go for, it won't scratch/destroy or make your crystals fade. A method that you can use would be place your crystals near a selenite this would help discharge all that energy attached to them.
i sometimes either smudge my crystals with sage or dragon's blood incense, or I put it in a small pile of salt, but big enough where the crystals are buried in the salt. and I leave it like that for 3 days.
Another option is to place the crystal you want to clear/cleanse with a generator. Such as a quartz cluster, some blue kyanite, Moldovite if you are lucky enough to have access to it, a herkimer diamons, etc.
Place the cleansing crystal on a mirror, if you have one you can use, and then place the crystal you want to cleanse on top of the cleaner. Let it rest like that for three or so days and good to go.
There are various ways of cleansing gemstones and crystals. Each method involves different tools, ingredients, materials, and even locations. Use whichever method feels right to cleanse your gemstones and crystals.
Most gemstones and crystals can be cleansed in water, but common sense will dictate which ones should not be. For those that can be cleansed in water, the following steps should be followed. It is best to perform this method of cleansing at night, particularly when the moon is starting to wane.
For gemstones and crystals that cannot be submerged in water, a smudge stick can be used for cleansing. A smudge stick is a bundle of dried herbs tied together with string. Smudge sticks are primarily made of sage. Occasionally, pine or lavender is used in addition to sage to create a pleasant aroma.
It is the smoke that emanates from the smudge stick that does the work of cleansing the stones. The purifying properties of the herbs, in the form of the smoke, will cleanse your gemstones and crystals.
Cleansing your stones using a smudge stick is very easy, but it requires a great deal of concentration. Because you are not physically washing your gemstone or crystal, you need to be mentally present and psychically connected with the activity of smudging. This will make it easy for you to sense or know when the gemstone or crystal has been completely cleansed.
The sun is a very good source of purifying energies. You can cleanse some of your gemstones by placing them directly under the light of the sun. You can place them in a windowsill, or outside in the direct sunlight.
For this method, all you need is the stone that requires cleansing. I would suggest setting out the gemstone or crystal at either sunrise or sunset. Putting out the stone during the hottest part of the day may damage it.
Things to Remember When Cleansing Your Gemstones and Crystals
In addition to knowing how to properly cleanse your gemstones and crystals, there are some things that you should take note of in order to make the cleansing process as effective as possible.
Never allow your gemstones and crystals to be handled by other people. The reason that you have to cleanse your stones before using them is to remove all traces of energies that they have absorbed from other people before the stones came into your possession. These energies come from other people who handled them, or from other objects they have been stored in close contact with. Once you have cleansed your gemstones and crystals, do not let other people touch or play with them. Do not leave them where curious hands can touch them.
Cleanse your gemstones and crystals as often as needed. Cleansing your gemstones and crystals is not a one-time practice. You should cleanse them as soon as you obtain them, and repeat the process as often as necessary. It is best to cleanse them before and after each use, especially if you have used a stone to absorb negative energy, or heal someone of an ailment. You do not want to store a gemstone or crystal with your other stones if it still contains negative energy! A properly and completely cleansed gemstone or crystal is in its most effective state. If at any point your gemstones and crystals are neglected or untouched for a long time, they may become less effective, and will require a thorough cleansing to remove any stale energy.
Never cleanse your gemstones and crystals when you are in a hurry.
When preparing to cleanse your gemstones and crystals, make sure that you set aside plenty of time to do so. You do not bathe yourself just because you are required to. You take time in bathing yourself and applying any necessary products for body care because you want to be totally cleansed and comfortable. You should treat your gemstones and crystals in the same way.
Give your full attention to the cleansing ritual, and feel them being renewed and recharged during the process. Also, make sure that each gemstone and crystal receives the same amount of time and care as the other stones. Each of them is special and beneficial to you in its their own way.