How to Charge Crystals with Intentions [4 Simple Steps]

How to Charge Crystals with Intentions?

How to Charge Crystals with Intentions?

Crystals are not just beautiful to look at, they also possess great energy to heal and recharge you through crystal healing. However, you need to do your homework before crystals with healing properties can help you improve the quality of your life.

How to make the most of the superpowers of healing crystals?

When you want to use crystals to heal and recharge your energy, you need to pay attention to each step in the process from selecting the crystals with healing properties to cleansing them and charging them with your intentions. Crystals have a powerful vibration, and there are different ways to charge them such as placing them in sunlight or moonlight, meditating with them, or bathing them in sage smoke. If you go wrong in any of the steps of working with crystals, you may not get the results you expect from the crystals.

Feeling intrigued? Want to know more about crystals and how to tap into their healing powers? Read on. This article offers a step-by-step guide to charging crystals with intentions and working with them to harness their healing vibration.

How to use the healing power of crystals?

The first step in the process is choosing the right crystal for your purpose. Then, it’s time to cleanse the crystal of any residual energy. Once the crystal is cleansed, you can charge it with your intentions. Only when you charge crystals with intentions, they can help you heal or manifest your goals. 

Let’s get started on the process of charging crystals with intentions.

Step 1: Selecting the right crystal

You have three options while choosing your crystal. The most common method used is to pick one out based on your intuition. Or you can do your own research based on your expectations. Still, another option you have is to ask an expert to pick a crystal for you.

What you expect from the crystal is one of the most important criteria for selecting healing crystals. Though all crystals look beautiful and glittering, not all are the same or have the same powers. Certain crystals are meant to realize certain objectives. Such as rose quartz is considered the best crystal to attract love and build long-lasting relationships. Universally, rose quartz is accepted as the crystal for attracting and finding love.

Rose quartz will work for both unconditional love for others as well as self-love. It works by clearing the blockages in the heart chakra and allowing love to flow unhindered in your heart. This can work wonders in attracting love for you and even revitalize flagging relationships. 

Once you have the right crystal, there isn’t much that you need to do. You can wear them or keep them close to you. You will get the benefit of the energy it contains without putting in more effort.

To make the most of it, you should charge the crystal with intentions after cleansing it of all the residual energies in it. The next step is to cleanse a crystal.

Step 2: Cleansing the crystal

Crystals tend to absorb the energy from the environment around them. This means it may have picked up negative energy or undesirable energy. To get the maximum from a crystal, you have to remove all the remaining energy from it. You have multiple options to do this. 

You can use the energies of the moon or the sun to make this happen. This simple procedure requires you to leave the crystal out in the moonlight overnight. It’s best if done on a full moon night. You can use sunlight the same way to cleanse your crystal of its unwanted energy. Leave it exposed to the sun the entire day.

Other methods to cleanse the negative energy of a crystal are:

  • Hold it under running water
  • Expose it to a smoke-cleansing stick
  • Keep it buried in the earth
  • Immerse the crystal in salt overnight
  • Soak it in sea or river water overnight
  • Keep it on top of a cleansing crystal like Selenite, Citrine, Clear Quartz, or Carnelian overnight

Whichever cleansing process you choose, while cleansing, you can repeat an affirmation or request the Universe to make your wishes come true. Once the crystal is cleansed, expose it to the cleansing smoke from Palo Santo, Sage, or Cedar.

As crystals tend to absorb energy as well as give out energy, they need to be cleansed and charged periodically to get the best from them.

Step 3: Set your intentions

Now that you have cleared the crystal of its already accumulated energies, it’s time to set your intentions. The instructions for this are simple, but you may need some practice to get it right. 

Clasp the crystal in the palm of your hand and think about what you want to achieve. Try to focus your mind entirely on your intention. You can do this silently or say your intentions out loud. If you are having trouble focusing on this in silent mode, you may say it aloud or write it down in a journal or a piece of paper and keep it near the crystal. 

A point to remember here is that your intentions need to be clear and precise and not ambiguous and broad. You may follow these steps to set your intentions.

  1. Identify the right environment. You would need a quiet place, free of distractions and noise. You also need to set aside enough time for the process. You can light a scented candle or palo santo sticks, play soothing music, or turn on dimmed lighting to create a relaxing ambiance. 
  2. Connect with the crystal. Place the crystal in the palm of your left hand, which is your receiving hand. Focus your attention and experience its energy. When you can feel its energy, you are fully connected with the crystal.
  3. Take steps for grounding yourself. Grounding is a technique used to become more aware of one’s surroundings and be more mindful. It helps you to be in the present and stay rooted in reality. You can do this by standing barefoot on the ground. This will help you establish a connection with the earth.
  4. Set your intention by thinking about it, saying it aloud, or writing it down. Before you do that, hold the crystal in the palm of your left hand and focus on the light within yourself. You may close your eyes to help you focus better. In your mind’s eye, follow the path of the light from your heart to the crystal. Follow this up by setting your intention. Once you have finished this process, you can conclude the session by offering gratitude to the crystal.

The wording of the intention isn’t important as long as it expresses your wishes with clarity. Here are a few pointers for setting crystal clear intentions.

  • Be specific and clear about what you want to achieve.
  • Connect with the crystal by focusing your thoughts and emotions onto it. 
  • Establish communication with your crystal through visualization and/or verbal efforts. Visualization involves seeing your intention in your mind’s eye and imagining that you have already achieved it. 
  • Stay in the zone for a while to ensure that the crystal has imbibed your intention completely and correctly. 

In case you are still trying to figure out how to set intentions, here are a few examples to get you started.

Rose Quartz – Setting an intention for self-love: I love myself unconditionally. I charge this crystal with self-love.

Amethyst – Setting an intention to heighten intuition: I can see with clarity in my mind’s eye. I charge this crystal to boost intuition.

Clear Quartz – Setting an intention for clarity: I am free of distractions and can think with clarity. I charge this crystal to keep my mind focused.

Green Aventurine – Setting an intention for abundance: I am blessed with wealth and abundance. I charge this crystal to bestow me with abundance.

Step 4: Use the crystal 

You can wear the crystal as a pendant or bracelet. Or else you can carry them in your pocket, purse, or wallet. You can also keep them close to where you spend most of your time such as in your workstation or on your bed stand. If you want to use the crystal to clear the blockage of a specific chakra, you need to keep it as close to the chakra as you can. 

Once you have decided on the placement of the crystals and how you are going to utilize them, it’s time to actually use them. Meditating with healing crystals is highly effective in transferring its energy to you. For this, hold it in the left palm and meditate as usual. You will receive the healing energy of the crystal through your left hand, which is also your receiving hand.

You can also take the help of positive affirmations or mantras to boost your intention and thereby the energy received from the crystal. For instance, if you want to promote self-love, you can repeat “I deserve to be loved. I am kind, confident, and worthy of love. I can give and accept love without difficulty”.

The Bottom Line

You would be surprised to know that you can charge healing crystals with intentions. This is similar to assigning a job to the crystal or setting it on a definite path so that the crystal can do exactly what you are asking it to do. 

To get this job done the right way and make the most of the energy content of crystals, you need to come up with a clear and specific intention and charge the crystal with your intentions. When you program your crystal with your intention, it turns your ally and works for you. However, before you program your crystal and use it to make your dreams come true, you should cleanse the crystal of its residual energies. 

Cleansing and charging the crystal with intentions is not a one-time work. As crystals absorb energies from their surroundings, negative energy tends to accumulate in crystals. This means you need to undertake this exercise periodically to get the best out of them.

We need to realize the power of our own thoughts, emotions, and intentions. If utilized in the right way, we can use them to manifest anything we desire in our lives. Crystals can help and support us to achieve our goals.


Charging your crystals with intention helps to align their energies with your own intentions and goals. It allows you to create a deeper connection with your crystals and harness their healing and manifesting properties more effectively.

While all crystals can be charged with intention, some crystals are believed to be particularly effective for this purpose. Clear quartz, selenite, and amethyst are commonly used for charging due to their high vibrational energies.

The frequency of charging your crystals depends on how often you use them and the specific energies they are exposed to. As a general guideline, it is recommended to charge your crystals with intention whenever you feel their energy is becoming dull or depleted, or whenever you set a new intention for them.

Yes, it is possible to cleanse and charge your crystals at the same time. You can use methods such as smudging with sage or running them under water to cleanse them, while simultaneously setting your intention and charging them with your desired energies.

Some examples of how to charge crystals with intention include holding the crystal in your hand and speaking your intention aloud or in your mind, creating a crystal grid with specific intentions, or writing down your intention and placing it near the crystal.

The time it takes to charge a crystal with intention varies for each individual. Some people find that a few minutes of focused intention is enough, while others prefer to leave the crystal in a charged environment, such as moonlight or sunlight, for a longer period of time.

Yes, you can charge multiple crystals at the same time. You can place them together in a charging bowl, use a crystal grid, or even hold them in your hands simultaneously while setting your intentions.

You can often feel the energy of a charged crystal by holding it in your hand or placing it near your body. You may sense a tingling sensation, a shift in energy, or a feeling of alignment with your intention. Trust your intuition and inner guidance to determine if your crystal is charged with intention.

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