So you’re looking for the best way to activate your crystals? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In order for your crystals to optimally provide you with the benefits they have to offer, activating them is an important step that should not be overlooked.
Even though it may be tempting to use your (new) crystals right away, making sure your crystals are activated before use is a sure-fire way to be able to enjoy them in their purest form.
You can activate your crystals by either using sage, water, incense, selenite, the powers of the moon or by expressing your intentions and affirmations. Each different type of crystal has a preferred method of activating as all crystals possess unique properties and characteristics.
Now that you know what methods are suitable for activating crystals, let’s proceed to take a more in-depth look at all the different methods so you’ll find out how each activation method can be accomplished successfully.
Furthermore, as all crystals are unique and require a specific type of activation, we’ll also provide you with a thorough overview that explains the best activation method for a wide range of different types of crystals. Without further ado, let’s go ahead and take a deep dive into the magical world of activating crystals!
How To Activate Crystals With Sage
In order to activate your crystals with sage, it is best advised to light up the end of your sage smudge stick and put it in a deep metal bowl or Abalone shell. Once the sage is burning, blow out the flame so it will generate smoke. Wave your crystals gently through the smoke to activate them.
Sage smudge sticks are a great natural tool to help your crystals get rid of any negative energies and neutralize them which will allow for positive vibrations to start getting soaked up by the crystals.
How To Activate Crystals With Water
To activate your crystals with water, preferably collect a bowl of ocean water in which you’ll submerge your crystals for a few hours. After retrieving them from the bowl, make sure to dry them off manually or place them in direct sunlight for a short amount of time.
One very important thing to remember when choosing to activate your crystals with water is to check whether your crystal(s) are suitable for coming into contact with water. As some crystals are known to dissolve quickly when in contact with water, it is best advised to make sure your crystal will survive its (salt) bath!
How To Activate Crystals With Incense
To activate crystals with incense, it is best advised to light up the end of an incense stick and let it burn for a few seconds in order to allow it to generate smoke. When the incense is smoking, pass your crystals through the smoke while making sure to keep positive affirmations in your mind.
As incense is known for its ability to clear any space of negative energies and emotions, using it to activate your crystals is a great and powerful method.
How To Activate Crystals With Selenite
Activating your crystals with selenite is one of the safest and easiest methods out there. In order to activate your crystals with selenite, place the crystals you’d like to activate in direct contact with your selenite piece and let them rest for at least 24 hours.
Make sure to have the crystal that needs to be activated directly touch the Selenite as this is the only way your crystal can get activated successfully. Solely having it close to the Selenite likely won’t do the job properly.
How To Activate Crystals On A Full Moon
When looking to activate crystals during a full moon, this can be done by placing the crystals you want to activate in either your windowsill or directly on your balcony or in your garden throughout the entire night. Make sure to collect your crystals before the sun comes up.
When activating your crystals on the full moon, it is best advised to also send it positive affirmation and intentions. You can do this by either mindfully placing your crystals while thinking positive thoughts and affirmations or by actually putting a physical list of affirmations and intentions underneath your crystal during the night. The full moon is especially powerful when it comes to wanting your crystals to help you with closing specific cycles.
If you’d like your crystals to help you with attracting new things into your life, the new moon would be a better time to activate your crystals.
How To Activate Crystals With Intention
Activating your crystals by using intention and affirmations is a very powerful method. While sending positive intentions and affirmation towards your crystal, hold it in your hand and imagine a ball of energy activating your crystal(s). Make sure to solely focus on optimistic purposes and desires.
By using positive intentions and affirmations, you’re subconsciously allowing your crystals to open up spiritually and start working for you. By speaking out your deepest dreams and desires and focusing on a specific goal or dream, your crystals will help to guide you towards manifesting your ultimate wishes.
You can activate each of your crystals with a different type of intention. Rose Quartz for example is a great stone for manifesting love, whereas Pyrite is known to help attract financial abundance and success.
When activating your crystal with an intention, some great and powerful examples to use would be “I intend for this crystal to help me manifest abundance into my life” or “I intend for this crystal to help me attract true love into my life”.
How To Activate Agate Crystal
As Agate is a water safe crystal, activating it by putting it in a bowl with (ocean) water is a great method to use. After putting your Agate crystal in water, let it sit for a few hours and gently dry it afterwards either by hand or by placing it shortly in direct sunlight.
After activating your Agate, the main benefits this crystal can provide include strengthened relationships, improving concentration and generate a heightened sense of inner calmness.
How To Activate Amethyst
Amethyst can best be activated by either putting it in a bowl of (ocean) water, smudging it with sage or by using intention and affirmations. In order to ensure the ultimate activation of the crystal, combining several of these methods is a great way to increase its energy.
Amethyst is a very versatile crystal that can be activated in many ways. Choose the method you feel most aligned with in order to allow yourself to form a more personal bond with your Amethyst crystal.
How To Activate Aquamarine Crystal
As Aquamarine is a great crystal for using in water-related practices, the best way to activate Aquamarine crystal is by putting it in a bowl of (ocean) water. After placing it in water, let it sit for a few hours and dry it off afterwards either by hand or in direct sunlight.
When Aquamarine has been activated, the crystal can start to work for you with regards to increasing feelings of courage, increasing calming energies and assisting others on their spiritual journey.
How To Activate (Green) Aventurine Crystal
As Aventurine is known as a crystal that has a close attachment to nature, a great way to activate this crystal is by using natural elements such as water or moonlight. Put in a bowl of (ocean) water for a few hours or let it rest during a full moon in either your garden or windowsill.
When choosing to let the moonlight activate your (green) Aventurine crystal, make sure to collect your crystal before sunrise to ensure optimal results.
If you prefer to use a bowl of water to activate your Aventurine, let it rest for a few hours (2 – 3 would be enough) and let it dry in direct sunlight for a short amount of time.
How To Activate Black Tourmaline
The best method for activating Black Tourmaline is by using intentions and affirmations. Hold the crystal in your hand, close your eyes and focus on positive affirmations and intentions you’d like to set within the stone. Visualize your energy reaching the core of your crystal.
Once you intuitively feel your Black Tourmaline has been activated, you can open your eyes again and use your crystal accordingly. If you doubt the effectiveness of the activation, let your crystal rest for today and make sure to repeat the process tomorrow or within the next few days.
As you allow the natural process to take place without rush, you will slowly but surely feel the activation taking place as you start to feel more familiar and connected with your Black Tourmaline.
How To Activate Clear Quartz Crystal
Clear Quartz can best be activated by putting it in a bowl of (ocean) water for a few hours and letting it dry in the sun afterwards or by letting it rest in the Moonlight during the entire night. For optimal results, use both methods to activate the Clear Quartz.
The power of natural elements such as water, moonlight and sunshine are very affective when it comes to activating Clear Quartz crystals. It energizes the crystal in a natural way which enhances its ability to deliver positive effects.
How To Activate Citrine Crystal
As Citrine is water safe, a great way to activate this crystal is by putting it in a bowl of (ocean) water and letting it rest for a few hours. As Citrine is also known for its ability to increase creativity, using affirmations and intentions is another great way to activate this crystal.
How To Activate Fluorite Crystal
Fluorite crystal can best be activated by either smudging it with sage or incense smoke, or by using intentions and affirmations. As Fluorite is likely to dissolve when in contact with water, it is best to avoid any type of liquid coming near this stone.
After Fluorite has been activated, this crystal has the ability to help improve self-confidence, increase concentration and improve decision making skills.
How To Activate Garnet Crystal
The best method for activating a Garnet crystal is putting them in a bowl of (ocean) water for a few hours. After removing the stone from the bowl of water, lay the Garnet out in the sun until it has completely dried. The sunlight is a natural energizer for Garnet.
As Garnet is known for scoring an average hardness of 7 on the Moh’s scale, it lends itself perfectly to be activated by using water. If you don’t live nearby the ocean and still want to use a water source as close to nature as possible, the water of a river or stream will do great as well. Of course, using plain tap water is another very suitable option for activating Garnet.
How To Activate Labradorite Crystal
As Labradorite is a great stone for developing creative abilities and manifesting dreams, using positive intentions and affirmations is a great way to activate this type of crystal. By focusing on sending energy and a specific purpose towards the crystal, it will automatically be activated.
When Labradorite is activated this can be easily felt by an increased sense of creativity and motivation. You may very well feel the urge to create and new ideas will often start to flow towards you with a great sense of ease.
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How To Activate Lepidolite Crystal
The best way to activate Lepidolite is by either smudging it with sage or incense smoke, or by putting it in the (full) moon light during the entire night. As Lepidolite is known as a relaxing and calming crystal, activating them at night would be best advised for ultimate results.
After a Lepidolite crystal has been activated it has the ability to help open up the Chakra’s. On top of that you will start to feel mental blockages getting cleared and improve your connection with the Universe.
How To Activate Malachite Crystal
Malachite crystal can best be activated by using a sage smudge stick. After lighting your sage stick, blow out the flame and put the smoking sage in a large metal bowl or Abalone shell. Guide the Malachite gently through the smoke while focusing on sending it positive intentions and affirmations.
When Malachite has been activated, it serves as a great natural tool that assists in attracting abundance and manifesting your deepest dreams and desires. It’s a very spiritual stone that helps connect to your higher self more easily.
How To Activate Moldavite Crystal
As Moldavite is known to be water-resistant, it is a very suitable crystal for activating by using (ocean) water. Another way to activate Moldavite is by holding it in your hand while focusing on sending positive attentions and affirmation towards the crystal.
When using water to activate your Moldavite, make sure to retrieve your crystal after a few hours and lay it out in the sun to dry. As soon as it’s dried up, take it out of the sun and place it somewhere central so the energy of the crystal can spread itself effectively.
How To Activate Moonstone Crystal
As its name already reveals and suggests, Moonstone can best be activated by using the powers of the (full or new) moon. At night, place your Moonstone somewhere it can take in direct moonlight (garden, balcony, windowsill) and make sure to collect it before sunrise.
Depending on the results you’d like to achieve by using your Moonstone, you can choose to either activate your Moonstone during a new moon or a full moon for even better and more powerful results.
New moons are known to be helpful when it comes to manifesting things that have to do with new beginnings, whereas full moons are great for closing cycles.
How To Activate Opal Crystal
As Opal is a crystal that is known to connect with cosmic energies quite easily, it is best advised to activate this crystal in the moonlight. You can choose to either put the crystal in your garden, on your balcony or in a windowsill, just make sure it is placed in direct moonlight.
After having your Opal crystal activated by the moonlight during the night, make sure to remember to collect your crystal before the sun comes up.
How To Activate Onyx Crystal
The best way to activate your Onyx crystal is by using affirmations and intentions. Hold the crystal in your hand and focus on sending positive messages towards your crystal. Clearly state your expectations of the crystal and visualize your energy entering your crystal.
When having activated an Onyx crystal, great benefits can be felt with regards to an increased sense of self-confidence and developing the strength to make difficult decisions.
How To Activate Obsidian Crystal
As Obsidian is known for its strong protective abilities, using Selenite is a great way to activate this crystal. By placing your Obsidian in such a way that it is directly in contact with Selenite, successful activation can be assured. Keep them together for 24 hours before taking them apart.
When you’re Obsidian has been activated, this crystal starts to work as a natural growth stimulator. With the Obsidian by your side you’re likely to feel more inspired and adventurous to take on new projects and activities. It’s a stone that increases confidence and sparks curiosity.
How To Activate Opalite Crystal
As Opalite is a very spiritual stone, placing them in (full or new) moonlight overnight is a great way to activate this crystal. Make sure to place the crystal somewhere it can take in direct moonlight (such as your balcony or window) and collect it again before the sun comes up.
When Opalite has been successfully activated, this can be easily noted by the increased ability to communicate on a deeper level. The Opalite can help open up your Throat Chakra and remove any blockages that may have occurred.
How To Activate Pyrite Crystal
The best way to activate a Pyrite crystal is by using intentions and affirmations. By consciously connecting with your Pyrite crystal on a spiritual level, it will be activated and work for you in your best interest. Hold it in your hand, close your eyes and visualize sending it positive intentions.
As Pyrite is a crystal known for its ability to attract abundance and financial prosperity, after activating, its affects can be noticed with regards to an increased sense of perseverance and motivation to reach your ultimate goals and desires.
How To Activate Red Jasper Crystal
As Red Jasper is known as a crystal that is associated with strong emotions, it can best be activated by using the power of (ocean) water. Put the stone in a bowl of water, let it rest for a few hours and let it dry naturally by placing the crystal in direct sunlight for a short period of time.
After having activated Red Jasper, its effects can be noticed by feeling an increased sense of emotional protection, self-confidence and courage.
How To Activate Rose Quartz
The best way to activate Rose Quartz is by using a combination of sage smudging and using positive affirmations and intentions. Gently guide your Rose Quartz through sage smoke and afterwards hold your crystal in your hand to send positive thoughts and affirmations towards your crystal.
An activated Rose Quartz stone radiates a strong sense of unconditional love and enhances the ability to create a deep connection with yourself and those around you. It has the ability to help create feelings of inner piece and attract true love into your life.
How To Activate Tiger Eye Crystal
The absolute best way to activate a Tiger Eye crystal is by holding it in your hand while sending it positive vibrations. By focusing on radiating optimistic intentions and affirmations towards your crystal you will create a personal bond that ensures receiving optimal results.
With an activated Tiger Eye crystal by your side you can rest assured to ultimately feel an increased sense of balance and security. It’s a crystal that can help release fears and replace it with a strong sense of confidence and faith in the Universe.
How To Activate Crystal Jewellery
Crystal jewellery (such as a crystal necklace, bracelets and rings) can best be activated by simply wearing them with intention. While wearing your crystal throughout the day make sure to send it positive intentions and affirmations in order to form a personal bond.
If you’d like to use an alternative activation method, another great way to safely activate your crystal jewellery is by using sage or incense smoke. Light up your sage or incense, put it in a large metal bowl or incense holder and blow out the flame.
After smoke starts to flow, slowly guide your crystal jewellery through the smoke to activate it. Meanwhile make sure to keep sending positive affirmations and intentions towards the crystal to ensure optimal functionality.
“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy crystals and that’s kind of the same thing.“
How To Activate A Crystal Grid
The best method for activating a crystal grid is by sending it intentions and affirmations. Sit with your crystal grid, close your eyes and visualize positive energies activating your grid. Imagine the stones beaming a bright energized light. Thank your crystals for helping you on your journey.
While sending your crystal grid positive intentions and affirmations it is also greatly encouraged to play some stimulating music in the background. The video below is a perfect example of music you can use during the activation ritual of your crystal grid. The vibrations of the sounds will help clear and charge your crystals which allows you to start to work with them on a clean slate.
How Long Does It Take For Crystals To Start Working?
A crystal that is cleansed, charged and activated will start working immediately. However, in order to start seeing the desired results, the energy of the crystal needs to be aligned with the energy of the person or situation it is associated with. A vibrational match is required.
It may take a bit of time before you’ll feel the effects of your crystal starting to take place. Make sure to stay patient and don’t pressure your crystal to start working for you, as it will likely only slow down the process.
Have faith in the fact that your crystals are subconsciously already working in your favor and trust that you’ll soon start to reap the benefits your precious crystals have to offer.
So, to conclude, there are several powerful ways to activate crystals. These methods include: activating crystals with sage, activating crystals with (ocean) water, activating crystals with incense, activating crystals with Selenite, activating crystals under the moon and activating crystals by using positive intentions.
Depending on the specific type of crystal there is a preferred way to activate each crystal. As some crystals are not suitable to be put in water and have the tendency to dissolve quickly, it is best advised to use an alternative activation method for such crystals.