Don't charge your crystals under the full moon.
It's so common to hear every month, that you “should” charge your crystals under the full moon. "Don't forget to put them out in the moonlight tonight so they charge under the full moon!"
But that's not the full story.
There's a part of this that no one is talking about, regarding why you should or should not charge your crystals under the moon. And that part is: whether or not you want to.
The full moon can be a time of incredible energy: but, don't forget, that the specifics of that full moon change each month, based on the astrological association the moon is paired with. It also changes based on your own astrology - and what's going on in your life. In addition, we all feel differently during the full moon: some of us are energized by it; others of us would prefer to sleep through the entire thing.
All in all, there is a lot you may want to consider, when you decide whether or not to charge your crystals in the light of the full moon.
So should you charge your crystals under the full moon?
The answer is: it depends.
Crystals do not “need” to be charged under moonlight: they have plenty of energy on their own. They don't need to be charged in order to “work" or be “better” or to be “more helpful” or to be “cleansed” (the moon does not “cleanse” crystals - but that's a story for another time ;) ).
Similarly, charging them under the full moon doesn't mean your crystals will work “better” - it just means that the energy from the full moon will influence your crystals' energy, so it will be slightly different.
There is no rule, no obligation, no requirement, and no need to put them out under the full moon.
If you enjoy the energy of the full moon and you want to - put them out! Let them soak up the energy of the full moon, so that those energies can be reflected in the energy of your crystal(s). It can be an absolutely beautiful practice, and an excellent opportunity to consider how you are “(re)charging” yourself - and what the current moon means to you.
If you don't enjoy it, you don't connect to the full moon, and/or it makes you feel tired or weird, then don't put them out. And definitely don't feel bad about that.
We get to own our crystal practice. We get to choose what feels aligned for us. We get to listen to our inner knowing - and our crystals - and decide how to care for them and for ourselves.
Crystals to try:
Wondering which crystals are great for any full moon? Give selenite, moonstone, and/or quartz a try.
Want more info? Check out this blog post for all the details.
Wishing you a beautiful full moon, xo