moon phases & crystal intention setting 


Setting Intentions

Setting intentions with your crystals can help you manifest many things in your life; from attracting prosperity and good luck, or a basic realising during the waning gibbous phase, can help clear a troubled mind or to rid an area, person or yourself of negative energy.  Once you’ve programmed a stone, it will continue to emit the energy you charge it with, until it is cleared once again.

When preparing for setting intentions, you’ll want to take some time and think about what your intention is for your crystal or crystals, particularly for the specific moon phase and crystal you are using. What are you trying to accomplish? What is the desired outcome? Ensure your stone has been cleansed and ready for its  task,  cleanse the area you will be working in too.

When you are ready to begin setting your intentions, be sure you are free from distractions. To start, write your intention down. Take the crystal in your hands, visualize what you hope to manifest and speak it aloud to the universe. Feel the emotions you will feel when your desired outcome is reached, and visualize it.

The moon profoundly influences all aspects of our lives. Because of this, it is important to choose the appropriate time for setting intentions in your crystals. Different phases of the moon are used for different intentions.

Dark/New Moon: Moon of Beginnings

Good stone to work with during a Dark Moon: Labradorite or Aquamarine

Waxing Crescent: Moon of Rebirth

Good stone to work with during a Waxing Crescent Moon: Rose Quartz

First Quarter: Moon of Caution

Good stone to work with during a First Quarter Moon: Carnelian

Waxing Gibbous: Moon of Endings

Good stone to work with during a Waxing Gibbous Moon: Tigers Eye

Full Moon: Moon of Celebration

The effects of the full moon lasts for three days – the day before, the day of, and the day after the calendar date of the full moon.

Good stone to work with during a Full Moon: Smoky Quartz

Waning Gibbous: Moon of Retribution

After the 3rd night of the full moon, we enter the moon’s waning period, which lasts for about 14 days. This phaseis a good time for creative release

Good stone to work with during a Waning Gibbous Moon: Black Moonstone

Last Quarter: Moon of Transition

Good stone to work with during a Last Quarter Moon: Obsidian or Clear Quartz

Waning Crescent: Moon of Cleansing

Good stone to work with during a Waning Crescent Moon: Black Tourmaline or Bloodstone

The Other Special Moons

Blue Moon

A Blue Moon occurs when the full moon appears twice within the same calendar month. Many consider the Blue Moon to be a goal moon where you set specific goals for yourself.

Good stone to work with during a Blue Moon: Celestite or Blue Quartz

Black Moon/Super Moon

A Black Moon occurs when there are two dark cycles of the moon in any given calendar month. Many consider the second dark moon especially powerful, with the specific intentions mentioned above.

Good stone to work with during a Blue Moon: Sugalite


Programming is putting intention into a crystal’s energy for the purpose you are using it for.

  1. Make yourself comfortable somewhere where you won’t be interrupted.
  2. Place your crystal in your left (receiving) hand and cover it with your right (giving) hand then, close your eyes. Picture_20190515_135822414.jpg
  3. Visualize universal white light energy coming down into your crown chakra (top of your head).
  4. See and feel the energy move through your third eye (between your eyebrows), down through to your throat chakra (back of your neck) and extending across through each of your shoulders, down your arms and out of your hands and into the stones.
  5. Visualize the stones glowing with that white light and visualize your intention. This can be visualizing the word(s), or the desired outcome.
  6. See the light surround your crystal(s) and soak them with the energy of your intention(s). Hold this image until the light begins to receded or fade to a soft flickering glow.
  7. Open your eyes and know your intention has been set.




This will charge and program your crystals for your intention or desired work. You can place your stone(s) into a pouch and carry it with you, get a macrame or metal cage type necklace holder to wear it, or you can just have the stones nearby you while working on your set goal.





For longer range intentions, keeping your crystal(s) close (wearing them/carrying them with you) will help to remind you of your goal/intention as you work towards the desired outcome. This will help you maintain your focus.