How Long Should Crystals Charge in The Sun? Answered!

Rita Smith
How Long Should Crystals Charge in The Sun? Answered!

Charging crystals in the sun has been a practice for a long time. People have done this for centuries with powerful spiritual results as a backup.

In recent times, we have not heard so much about charging crystals in the sun because there are a lot of other ways to charge your crystal apart from leaving it in the sun. 

However, why should you deprive yourself of the amazing opportunity to tap from the power of the sunlight?

This is why the article you are reading right now is important. 

I want to discuss why you should charge your crystals in the sun, and how long you should leave them in the sun. 

These 2 topics and subjects are important. Therefore, read on to find out more about them.

Can I charge my crystals in the sun?

Holding Amethyst in the sunlight

Yes, you can charge your crystals in the sun

The reasons you should charge your crystals are enormous.

However, let us discuss a few of them:

  • The sun has masculine energy and this is good for crystal power. Therefore, charging your crystals in the sun infuses masculine energy, which boosts the effectiveness of your crystal.
  • Because of how some crystals reflect light, charging them in the sun helps them to feed from the sunlight. It also helps them to retain a bit of sunlight in themselves, which becomes a very strong energy for spiritual purposes.
  • The sunlight is known as a ball of fire. Therefore, when you charge your crystals in the sun, the fire from the sun will burn off negative energy. Charging crystals in sunlight is a form of spiritual purification.

Before you continue, you shuld read this article with 15 crystals that can be charged in sunlight (without damaging them).

How often should I charge my crystal in the sunlight?

Jade in sunlight
Jade Stone

This question has a relative answer and not a specific one.

When it comes to how often you should charge your crystal, here is a tip for you:

“Charge your crystals as often as you use them”.

There is no point charging your crystal every day if you don’t use it every day. This might lead to overcharging (which we will discuss later in this article).

The frequency of usage determines the frequency of charging

You are only meant to charge your crystal when the energy dots have been exhausted. This is only when you need to charge it for revitalization and reenergizing. 

Therefore, if you have not used your crystal for days, there is no point in charging it consistently.

Only charge it when you have used it. 

How long should I charge my crystals in the sun?

How long should I charge my crystals in the sun?

To answer this question, let us discuss the different crystals you can charge in the sun and how long you should charge them for.

Rose Quartz:

Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is a powerful crystal that possesses healing and balancing properties. This is why it is necessary to charge it in sunlight.

Leave the rose quartz in sunlight for 4 to 6 hours for it to be fully charged.

The sunlight is a good source for rose quartz because it helps the crystal to reflect emotional strength and compassion (when used).



Amethyst is violet or purple and it is known for its calming and spiritual properties.

You can charge the amethyst under the sunlight for 2 to 4 hours

During this period, your crystal will be fully charged and ready for use.

The rays of the sun are beneficial to this crystal because it promotes clarity of mind and self-awareness.

Clear Quartz:

Clear Quartz
Clear Quartz

This crystal also possesses healing properties. Additionally, it has amplifying properties as well. One of the best ways to charge this crystal is through sunlight. 

Leave the clear quartz in the sun for 2 to 4 hours.

During this period, the rays of the sun will have rejuvenated the essence of this crystal.

Thus, making it ready for use.

Learn here how to cleanse and charge Clear Quartz using the sunlight.



This crystal is often associated with abundance, good luck, fertility, and prosperity.

Therefore, charging it in the sun is one of the best ways to keep it connected with the forces of nature for effectiveness. 

Leave this crystal in the sun for 2 to 4 hours as well for it to properly charge and be ready for use.

Learn here how to cleanse and charge Citrine using the sunlight.



Generally, it is not recommended to charge your fluorite in the sun. However, every crystal needs a bit of solar energy once in a while.

One of the ways you can do this is through solarization. This process is done by ensuring that your fluorite does not have direct contact with the sun.

Do this by placing your fluorite on a clear quartz, and leaving it in a sunny window for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

The clear quartz will act as a magnifying glass. With this, the energy from the sun’s rays will be amplified enough to fully charge the fluorite. 

Learn here how to cleanse and charge Fluorite using the sunlight.



Malachite should be treated with care and caution. If not, the sunlight might cause its color to fade away

Therefore, even if you will charge your malachite under the sun, closely monitor and supervise it. Don’t leave it for more than 1 hour.



Just like malachite, celestite is not recommended to be charged in sunlight.

If you are going to do so, ensure it is not more than 30 minutes.

If you leave it for more than that, you might lose your crystal to fading.

Learn here how to cleanse and charge Celestite using the sun.



It is not recommended to charge azurite in the sun.

For this type of crystal, I will highly recommend charging it in the moonlight.

If you choose to charge it in the sun, don’t leave it for more than 30 minutes.

How do I know when my crystal is charged?

Holding a lot of crystals

These are the things you should watch out for:

  1. You will feel heat or subtle warm energy emanating from it;
  2. It might become heavier than it was before you placed it in the sun;
  3. Use a pendulum or dowsing rod to also measure its energy levels.

These are 3 ways to know when your crystal is charged. For some crystals, you will observe that they are a bit shinier than they were initially. 

Watch out for all these things to ascertain if your crystal has been charged properly or not. 

The sun can damage my crystals?

Broken amethyst

Yes, the sun can damage your crystals – when you leave them in the sun for prolonged periods. Also, the sun can damage your crystals when you keep charging them even when their energy levels are at their peak.

These are the following damages that happen:

  • It will begin to fade;
  • Eventually, it will lose its color;
  • The effectiveness of the crystal can also be lost.

Therefore, ensure you take extra care when it comes to charging your crystals in the sun. 

Final Words

This article has done justice to the fact that crystals can be charged in the sunlight.

However, be extra careful. Whilst it is great to charge these precious objects in the sun for power and energy, ensure you don’t overexpose them to the rays of sunlight.

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