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
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