FAQs Crystals

Understanding Crystals

What are crystals and how are they used?
Crystals are naturally occurring minerals, prized for their beauty and the unique energies they carry. They are commonly used in spiritual practices for healing, meditation, and energy work, as well as for decoration and jewellery.
How do I choose the right crystal for me?
Choosing a crystal often depends on what you feel drawn to intuitively. However, you can also select crystals based on the specific energies or healing properties you are seeking. Our website provides detailed descriptions of each crystal’s properties to help guide your choice.
Can you explain the different types of crystals and their properties?
Absolutely! We offer a range of crystals, each with unique properties:
  • Amethyst is believed to promote calmness and clarity.
  • Rose Quartz fosters love and compassion.
  • Clear Quartz is known for its high vibrations and versatility in healing.
  • Obsidian is protective and grounding.
More detailed information is available on our crystal guide page.

Caring for Crystals

How do I cleanse my crystals?
Crystals can absorb energy, so it’s important to cleanse them regularly. You can cleanse them by smudging with sage, placing them under moonlight, using sound vibrations, or submerging them in salt water or fresh water, depending on the crystal’s properties. Check our guide for specific instructions.
How often should I cleanse my crystals?
We recommend cleansing your crystals at least once a month or whenever you feel that they have absorbed too much energy. Cleansing is also advised after intense energy work or if someone else has handled your crystals.
Can I charge my crystals and how?
Yes, charging crystals helps to amplify their energy. You can charge crystals by placing them in sunlight or moonlight for a few hours. Some people also like to bury them in the earth or use the energy of other crystals.

Using Crystals

How do I use crystals for meditation?
You can hold a crystal in your hand or place it on your body or around you during meditation. Choose a crystal that aligns with the intention of your meditation session for enhanced focus and energy flow.
What are some ways to incorporate crystals into my daily life?
There are many ways to incorporate crystals into daily routines:
  • Wear them as jewellery.
  • Place them in your living or workspace.
  • Carry a small stone in your pocket or purse.
  • Use them during yoga or meditation.

Programming Crystals

What does programming a crystal mean?
Programming a crystal means setting a specific intention or purpose for the crystal to hold. This is done by focusing your thoughts and energy on the desired outcome you wish the crystal to assist with. Programming involves a clear, focused meditation where you mentally or verbally state your intention while holding the crystal. This helps align the crystal’s energy with your goals, making it a more effective tool in your spiritual or healing practices. This intentional act personalizes your crystal, creating a unique energetic bond between you and the stone.
Do I need to program my crystal?
Programming your crystal is optional but recommended if you want to use it for a specific purpose. Programming helps direct the energy of the crystal towards your personal goals, whether for healing, protection, attracting abundance, or any other intention. If you choose not to program a crystal, it will still carry its inherent properties and benefits, but programming it can enhance its effectiveness and create a deeper personal connection to your crystal.
How do I program my crystal for a specific purpose?
Programming a crystal involves setting an intention or goal for the energy work you want the crystal to assist with. To program your crystal, start by cleansing it thoroughly to clear any previous energies. Then, hold the crystal in your hands, close your eyes, and focus deeply on your intention. Speak or silently affirm your goal, asking the crystal to hold and amplify this intention. Visualize your intention being absorbed into the crystal. This process personalizes your crystal, aligning it with your specific needs and enhancing its effectiveness in your spiritual practice.

Purchasing Crystals

How can I be sure I’m buying a genuine crystal?
At Violet Moon, we source our crystals from reputable suppliers and ensure authenticity. Each crystal comes with information about its origin and properties.
Do you offer information on how to use each crystal I purchase?
Yes, each purchase comes with a detailed card explaining the properties of the crystal and suggestions for use, helping you to get the most out of your new crystal right away.