Top 4 Crystals to Work with Moon Energy

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Let’s talk about crystals we can use to work with moon energy. Whether it be for the full moon, new moon or any phase of the moon.

Intention
I feel that when you’re working with different phases of the moon, it’s not so much about the specific crystals that you choose to work with, because there are several different ones, but more about your intention of working with that particular moon phase.

There are several crystals that have vibrational frequencies that align with the moon in general, no matter what phase the moon is in at that particular time. Which is great b/c it makes uncomplicated work of it.

Again, it doesn’t matter whether it’s full moon or new moon, what I feel is most important is that you be very clear on what your intentions are & that you align them with that particular phase of the moon.

Here’s a very general summary of those energies…
Full Moon Energy

  • It’s a time when you reap what you’ve sown.
  • It’s when you’re grateful for whatever lessons you’ve learned in last moon’s cycle, or for whatever intentions and seeds that you planted that actually came to fruition.
  • It’s about completion.
  • Yang energy.

New Moon Energy

  • A time to plant seeds and a time of new beginnings.
  • Starting and growing something new.
  • Great time to set intentions.
  • Yin energy.

** If you’d like to learn more about setting intentions with new moon energy, I created an earlier blog post on setting intentions at the New Moon over here. And if you’d like some tips on working with the Full Moon & Your Crystals head over here. **

The crystals I’m recommending here resonate very strongly with moon energy at all phases.
My Crystal Recommendations for working with Moon Energy

1.  Selenite
Selenite is a beautiful crystal that actually has a sort of iridescence or sheen to it that reminds us very much of the moon.  It’s got that tell-tale moon beam glow.

Selenite embodies goddess energy, and it’s a crystal that allows us to more easily communicate with our higher selves.

Selenite often comes in many different forms.  It can be polished, like a heart or a palm stone, or shaped into a wand. Sometimes you will see the natural selenite towers, which come in a range of sizes from small to large.

You may have even heard about this beautiful, magical selenite crystal cave in Mexico.  Have you heard of it?   It’s called the Cave of Giants, where these huge selenite, (actually, gypsum; gypsum is selenite) humongous crystals have grown.

It’s not a place we can visit. No, not a place we can go.  Too dangerous. It’s very difficult for even the geologists to go down there, but it’s just so magical to even think about and even know that a place like that exists on mama earth!  Ya know?

It’s like the fortress of solitude that Superman went to while growing up and he learned all his stuff and all his knowledge and connected with his higher self. 😉
2.  Moonstone
The next crystal for working with moon energy may come as no surprise to you, it’s moonstone.  I have a moonstone, that I show you in the video, that  just so happens to be carved into a sphere, so it looks very much like Luna herself.

It doesn’t need to be white moonstone, it can be any kind of moonstone, there’s even peach or black moonstone.

Some of them will have a  flashy iridescence to them that you can see in certain light which is quite beautiful.

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Any kind of moonstone is great for working with lunar energy at any moon phase.

It’s all about goddess and feminine energy. Makes sense b/c the moon itself is actually known to embody that goddess feminine energy.

Moonstone is also great for allowing you to more efficiently tap into your intuition.

It’s also about mystery.  So, if you’re looking to align with that while working with certain lunar cycles, then you’ll want to work with moonstone.
3.  Labradorite

Labradorite is another great choice to work with moon energy.  It’s actually closely related to moonstone and it has that similar flash; a blue flash that you get in certain light, that iridescent quality again.

Labradorite is all about tapping into magic.  Plus it’s also quite protective.  If you’re feeling like you need some protective vibrational frequencies during a certain phase of the moon, then go ahead and try working with labradorite.
4.  Opal
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And another stone that we can work with to more closely align ourselves with that type of lunar energy is opal.

Opal allows us to align with that water energy so it’s also about purification.

Any type of true authentic opal will do, it doesn’t need to be white precious opal either. There are many different kinds.

Just don’t reach for opalite as a replacement, b/c that is a man-made “stone” & will not deliver the same kind of energy at all (which I talk about in this blog post.).

Well, I hope you like my picks for working with moon energy, Crystal Hottie!

Do you have certain stones you like to use for  the waning / new moon & during the waxing / full moon?  Are your go-to stones included in my list? 

I’d love to hear about the crystal connections you’ve made @ different moon phases.  Share with us in the comments below!

Crystal Blessings,

 

How To Program a Crystal

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I wanted to actually call this blog post: “How to TUNE IN + Set Your Intention using a Crystal”, but I KNEW that the title that I settled upon up there would grab way more attention b/c it’s a topic I’m often asked about…“How do I program my crystal?”

That’s the lingo everyone is using. So when in Rome…

OK, so let me set the record straight here from MY perspective.

And keep in mind that this is my opinion on what works best & is most efficient…my theory, my method from the research & work that I’ve done & have had many of my students carry out as well…this is precisely what I teach my students in my courses.

If you know of another way that contradicts my method…that’s totally cool. I don’t ever say my way or the highway.  There are many ways to achieve the same result & no one is wrong or incorrect. It’s all about what resonates with you & your preference.

Let’s get into it…
Do we really need to PROGRAM a crystal?

I feel that certain crystals can help with certain specific things or have a set of certain properties due to their unique molecular make up & vibrational frequencies. So knowing that …why would a crystal need us to “program” it?

Does the crystal really need us telling it anything?  So…we’re going to tell the crystal what to do for us or go about controlling it in some way? Are we even able to do that? Do we tell a medicinal herb how it’s going to heal us?

I just don’t vibe with this.

Not to say that it isn’t possible. But why go against the grain & the inherent programming that nature & Mama Earth baked into it?

Let’s say, for example, that I decide to use clear calcite to help gain a new perspective on something…do I need to tell the calcite this, program or charge it in some way to make it do what I want if I already believe that the calcite has this specific correspondence?

Or is that vibrational frequency already programmed in its energetic blueprint? I feel that it is so I take a simpler more practical approach to all this.

Although, I do teach in our Advanced Crystal Master Course how to program clear quartz crystals for special cases, this isn’t something that is always necessary & I don’t feel the program we imprint will have staying power anyhow…so it’s something that will continually need to be maintained.

For the most part…I leave it up to nature to do the programming. I think she’s pretty much got that process down pat. 😉

TUNE IN + Set Your Intention using a Crystal; Step by Step
Now, I do feel that it’s important to tune into the energy of your crystal…as you would turn the dial (back in them thar olden days…) to tune into a specific frequency to receive a desired radio station.

Then once you’re tuned in you can set your intention & align it with your crystal.  So its more about “programming yourself” than it is about the crystal. Get what I mean?

The difference here may seem subtle to you or you may say “Semantics, Babe!”, but in my mind it’s quite different.

In tuning in first, we’re getting into harmony with the energy of the crystal & then by clarifying our intentions we are making the sometimes muddy work of communicating with Source Energy way more clear. In addition, by doing this you’re laser-focusing your energy  to your purpose + objective!
My super-easy & practical steps:

  • First, do your research & choose a crystal that resonates with your desired intention (so the crystal already has its own “baked-in program” & you’re just looking for a match to what you want to achieve.)
  • Get cozy with your crystal in your sacred space. Doesn’t need to be elaborate…just any space you can be quiet in, is special to you & allows you to focus on the task at hand
  • Get into a clear & relaxed state by taking a few deep breaths. You can use some meditation music to help with this as well (here’s my Pandora Sacred Space Station so you can dive into that!)
  • Write your intention down on a small piece of paper so you can refer to it. For example, “I will work together with this crystal to achieve self-love & healthy confidence” or “I will work with this crystal to have a calm & anxiety-free week”. The options are endless.  ❤
  • Place the crystal at your third eye and visualize yourself LIVING your intention in 3D. How would it feel? How would it sound when you’ve achieved that intention? Really use your senses to visualize you HAVING that intention as reality & then visualize shooting that “vision” from your third eye right into the crystal like a laser-beam of light. This is powerful stuffs! You’re actually sending emotionally charged energy into the crystal like a computer laser writing a program on a microchip! Yep..this is mega-charged intention-setting.
  • Now hold your crystal over your heart as you send your feelings of gratefulness. Gratefulness that we’ve been provided with such healing tools + supports to assist us here on Mama Earth School. Gratefulness that your intention has already been set & is coming to fruition. Manifestation wheels are already rolling! Feel the joy of that & let it flow from your heart into your lovely crystal ally. And say a heartfelt “Thank you”.
  • Now, take a deep breath & you’re all done. 🙂

That’s all there is to it.

Maybe you’re next question is:

“Where should I keep my crystal now? Do I need to keep it someplace special?”

That part is really up to you, Lima Bean. You can choose to take it with you in a little pouch…however I don’t recommend doing that with a really pretty or expensive crystal as it runs the risk of getting pretty banged up.

Or perhaps you’d like to keep it by your bedside.

Or maybe on a special altar surrounded by other objects that are special to you.

Just make sure it has meaning. As I teach about in my book, Crystal Grids…just make sure it’s in a space where you can give that crystal some daily TLC.  Don’t ignore it & don’t let it collect dust bunnies. You want to make a meaningful energetic connection of some sort with it on a regular basis: at least once a week, daily if possible.

And you know, if you’re a hard-core skeptic, none of this shizzle is going to work for you b/c that’s your intention. You don’t believe it will work…so guess what? It won’t!

If you do have total faith & believe then you & your crystals will do wonderful things together! Believe me. I know!

WHO done it?
Another point I want to bring up is that for me…it’s extremely important WHO does the intention setting for you.

I feel this is something you must do yourself rather than leave it to someone else to do for you. If you’re thinking “I don’t know what I’m doing so I’ll let them do it for me”, well…I feel this is giving your power away & taking the most important necessary element out of the recipe: YOUR ENERGY!
It’s so much more powerful when you can tune in + set the intention with your crystal YOURSELF.
I see so many crystals being sold at exorbitant prices b/c so & so “programmed” or “charged” the crystal up for you.

No thank you. Not for me.

I don’t want anyone else’s energy imprint messing with my mojo. No one can do it like you for you, Crystal Hottie!

And you see how easy it is…I just showed you. So why leave it up to anyone else? These are your precious dreams & plans. Treat them like your babies & don’t leave it in the hands of others.

Ready to give it a go?  Put these steps into action, grab your crystal, set your intentions & let your dreams fly!  I’d love to hear how it works for you & what you think of my process in the comments below.  

Crystal Blessings!