Cleansing or Charging Your Crystals in Sunlight
If you’ve owned crystals for any length of time you’ve probably heard the recommendation to cleanse or charge your crystals in the sun.
It is good to keep in mind that some crystals will fade or change color if placed in the sun for too long. Typically these are the pigmented crystals, see-through crystals that have color, crystals like Amethyst, Fluorite, Rose Quartz, or Citrine.
If you are not sure if a crystal will fade then it is safe to keep it out of the sun and use an alternative method. Here are some good alternative methods that we like to recommend:
Place them on the windowsill or outside in the moonlight.
Place your crystals in the soil of a healthy houseplant or outside.
If you ARE going to cleanse or charge them with sunlight, you can leave them for shorter periods of time (30 minutes or so), or put them out in the morning as the morning sun is less harsh.