Full Moon is the time when many crystal healers, practitioners and enthusiasts will gather up their assortments of minerals and lay them outside in the open, under moonlight to cleanse and re-charge.

I have been interested in, and using crystals for a couple of years, and whilst my knowledge is not nearly as extensive as some, I do know that they exude an enormous power, and potential to affect change in us.


pink crystalsI’m writing this to explain my understanding of what crystals are, what their power is, and why crystals are significant at all.

Crystals are an expressed form of a really basic, but really perfect, balanced form of consciousness, belonging to the mineral realm of the Earth.

Just as we, humans, are expressions of our own human consciousness, and plants and trees are also an expression of a slightly different, but no less living form of consciousness, we are all existing and alive on planet Earth at the moment.

We manifest physically: we have bodies, but we also exist on other, etheric levels – we have our thoughts and feelings and a spiritual existence, which science can’t really categorize, but we know is true.

To go a little deeper: we have collectively manifested ourselves. No one else did it for us. It’s ancestral, it’s genetic, most of the process we don’t feel we are controlling, but we are constantly manifesting every single aspect of our bodies, our realities, and ourselves through our consciousness.

Plants do the same; they manifest themselves, from seed to maturity, creating their ‘bodies’ according to their genetics and situational variants. So do crystals. We don’t easily perceive crystals as growing, as their timeframe for change is so much more enormously vast than our own, but they are alive. They are, in turn, manifesting themselves, through their own form of consciousness.

To continue the analogy, consider the imperfections that humans can embody. I don’t mean things to do with beauty and taste, I mean the illness, disease, and imbalance that people go through in their lives. Each of these incidences happens first on the level of consciousness, before its symptom occurs in the body (or mind), in 3D. Again, the same is true for plants, and for crystals, but how many ‘diseased’ crystals do you come across?! Maybe there are potential crystals that simply do not come into being, but the very nature of these minerals is their uniformity, their clarity and perfection.


emf flowAll living things have radiating out from them, an electromagnetic field (EMF), which interacts with the EMF of other living things (or non living things, like electrical appliances). It is the nature of life, as we know it, to expand, grow, and increase its awareness, so when we are in the presence of someone or something that is vibrating on a higher frequency than we are, our EMF wants to ‘catch up’. Our own frequency will self-adjust, which will then slightly affect our level of consciousness. We may feel better, gain some knowledge, be healthier, or the change may be imperceptible. (We can be ‘slowed down’ too, but it requires more effort, hence the huge amounts of time and money spent on fear-inducing tactics in the world at large, but that’s another story…)

When we are in the presence of a crystal, formed absolutely, pristinely, intentionally and perfectly from a consciousness equally as perfect, its EMF emits that vibration, and that’s what will interact with, and affect our own.

Put simply: when we are around crystals, they lift our vibration. When we consciously interact with crystals, they really, really lift our vibration!

Each different type of crystal emits its own frequency and there are countless variants. They can affect different forms of illness within the physical and emotional bodies, energise or soothe specific chakra energies and enhance mental and even spiritual understanding.


Another vital quality of crystals is their ability to be programmed and store memory.

This was discovered by the incredibly prolific Nobel Prize-winning scientist Marcel Vogel, who spent his career researching for IBM. He discovered the capacity that quartz crystals have for accepting programs and for storing and transmitting information, in the form of silicon chips (molecularly, quartz is silicon dioxide).

quartzSilicon chips are used today in virtually all computing technology, so in this form, we know that quartz is activated when it has electrical energy running through it (when you turn on your computer or phone, it works). But Vogal took this one experiment further. He theorized, and then proved, that quartz can be programmed and will transmit information with conscious intention alone, without the need for electrical circuitry.

It probably won’t surprise you to know that his own scientific community ostracized him on publication of these discoveries, as they just didn’t fit with the status quo.


As well as the massive role that quartz has played in the technological revolution, crystals are playing a much more subtle, but no less significant role in the spiritual awakening occurring on the planet at the moment.

Healers are using the innate, purifying energies of certain crystals to balance and clear people’s energetic fields, in turn healing all types of sickness, enabling them to get on and grow into their lives.

I know of people who are programming crystals and sending them to parts of the Earth in that are in desperate need of healing influences: Fukushima, for example. The programmed crystals act like mini transmitters of healing intent, for thousands of people who are not in those places in person, but who’s conscious intent for Earth’s healing is. And radiation is clearing.

There are crystals that are hundreds of thousands, even millions of years old, formed in times of pre-history, of which we have virtually no relics or knowledge now. These crystals (Atlantean and Lemurian quartz, for example) store ancient coded knowledge from these times that is only now beginning to be accessed by those with the right capabilities.

amazoniteI have gridded pieces of Amazonite around my computer and Internet hub, to transmute the potentially harmful effects of their EMFs (and unknown effects of Wi-Fi) on my own field, and those of the people in my home.

I wear a piece of moldavite round my neck, a crystal which was formed when a giant meteorite struck the Earth around 15 million years ago. This beautiful tiny green mineral still contains the energetic vibration of these extra-terrestrial and transformational energies and I can honestly say that I recognize the shifts that have occurred in my life since I began consciously interacting with it and wearing it every day.


So why put your crystals outside on a Full Moon?

As well as well as being transmitters, crystals are absorbers of energy. Like us, they are affected by negative influences, as well as positive ones. They need cleansing, or more specifically, they need opportunities to re-tune their vibration back to their essential, unadulterated frequency. Sustained exposure to Full Moon light-energy enables them to do this. It’s not necessary to regularly do this, but to use your intuition to gauge when to cleanse your crystals, or whether to use another method.

There is so much more to using crystals than I have space to write about here, but I wanted to share a brief introduction and explanation of the “whys” of crystals, which are sometimes difficult to find out.

If you are interested, I urge you to go and find a shop or market, or even a museum and simply spend some time looking at and holding different crystals, to see how they feel to you.   Then get a few good books and do some research. My go-to guide is always ‘The Crystal Bible’ by Judy Hall, I think there are at least three volumes.

Another thing. Crystals often seem to come and go. You may inexplicably lose a favourite, or discover one you’ve never seen before in your pocket. They have a tendency to do this! It is as though they have a sixth sense, knowing just when you need a particular kind of support, or when somebody else does.  So if this happens just go with it, for as is often the case, there is probably more going on than appears on the surface.