How to Cleanse, Charge, And Activate Moldavite

By Mary Ancillette |

How to charge moldavite

Not sure how to care for your moldavite crystal? Here’s a simple guide to cleansing, charging, and activating this gemstone.

Moldavite is a fascinating crystal that’s associated with good fortune, spirituality, and protection.

As moldavite is a powerful crystal with a high vibration, it’s important to care for it correctly. This includes:

  • Cleansing moldavite to remove unwanted or negative energy
  • Charging moldavite to restore its healing energy
  • Programming moldavite to align its healing energy with your specific intention

In this article, I’ll show you how to perform each of these steps. By the end, you’ll be on your way to becoming a moldavite expert!

What Is Moldavite?

Moldavite is a powerful healing crystal with extra-terrestrial origins.

It’s thought to have formed during a meteorite impact around 15 million years ago, which likely occurred somewhere in the modern-day Czech Republic.

During the impact, intense energy changed the surrounding rocks and flung them over large distances. When the rocks cooled, some had a green, glass-like appearance that we now call moldavite.

As moldavite originated from a one-off event, it’s a rare and expensive gemstone. It’s also likely to get more valuable over time, as it’s difficult to mine and there’s only a limited amount.

What Are Moldavite’s Healing Properties?

Moldavite has a very high vibration. This allows it to align and balance all of the Chakras, which is one of the reasons why moldavite is such a powerful healing crystal.

It’s also a highly spiritual and transformative stone. If you want to enhance your spiritual talents, then it’s one of my top recommendations.

For example, moldavite is brilliant for psychic abilities, lucid dreaming, and astral projection. It’s also a stone I recommend for both meditation and good luck.

As moldavite was formed by fusing the earth’s energy with extra-terrestrial energy, some people even believe it was sent to help humans ascend.

Moldavite Can Sometimes Be Overwhelming

While moldavite has many beneficial healing properties, it’s important not to take this powerful crystal lightly!

Moldavite has an intense healing energy that can be overwhelming when you first use it. It’s important to cleanse and use moldavite correctly, otherwise it may have undesired effects.

How To Cleanse Moldavite To Remove Negative Energy

Holding a moldavite stone

Cleansing removes negative energy that a moldavite stone might have absorbed from other people or previous healing sessions.

It’s a good idea to cleanse your moldavite regularly, but it’s particularly important when you first get it. You don’t know who might have handled the crystal, so it’s essential to remove unwanted energies.

After all, this crystal is millions of years old, so you probably aren’t the first person to use it for healing purposes!

There are many ways to cleanse moldavite. Some of the best options include:

  • Moonlight. This is my favourite method for cleansing moldavite, as the moon’s energy is closely aligned with the crystal’s extra-terrestrial nature. It’s also a gentle method that won’t damage your stone. To cleanse moldavite with moonlight, place the gemstone on a natural surface where it’ll get direct moonlight, then leave it out during the night of the full moon. Make sure you cover the crystal with a glass bowl if there’s a chance of rain.
  • Smudging. This method involves holding moonlight in the smoke of smouldering sage or other herbs. Make sure you have a fireproof container, then light the herb. Blow it out so there is just smoke without a flame, then hold moldavite in the smoke for around 30 seconds. Make sure you maintain your intention to cleanse throughout the process.
  • Other Crystals. Using other crystals is one of the easiest ways to cleanse moldavite jewelry. I like to use selenite or large amethyst geodes for this method. Place the jewelry on the cluster, then leave it for a few hours. You can use a natural cloth if you’re worried about the gemstone getting scratched.

There are a variety of other cleansing methods you can use for moldavite. For example, a simple method is to bury the gemstone in brown rice and leave it for 24 hours. You can also use visualisations or sound.

Can Moldavite Go In Water?

Moldavite rates as 5.5-7 on the Mohs hardness scale. As a general rule, crystals need to be at least 6 to be water-safe, so this gemstone is on the edge of being able to go in water.

In practice, moldavite’s glass-like structure is unlikely to be damaged by a small amount of water exposure. Moldavite also doesn’t contain any metals or other minerals that react with water.

With that said, I prefer to avoid cleansing moldavite in water. Over time, water could cause damage to the surface.

It’s also important to avoid cleansing or cleaning moldavite in hot water. It may crack if exposed to sudden temperature changes.

How To Charge Moldavite

Once you’ve cleansed your moldavite crystal to remove negative energy, it’s a good idea to charge it.

Charging restores a crystal’s energy so it’s effective for healing. I like to charge my crystals at least once per month, but I also recommend charging moldavite after using it for a healing session.

Many of the cleansing methods above can also be used to recharge the crystal.

But one of my favourite ways to charge moldavite is with visualisations. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Hold the moldavite crystal. Make sure you’re in a quiet and relaxing environment.
  2. Imagine white light flowing through your Crown Chakra, into your Heart Chakra, and out of your hands into the moldavite. During each breath, imagine the light being pushed into the crystal.
  3. Continue this visualisation until your intuition tells you that the crystal has been fully charged.

You may also want to read my guide to charging crystals, as it includes in-depth instructions for other methods.

How To Activate And Program Moldavite With Your Intentions

Moldavite jewelery

Moldavite is a powerful gemstone with a high vibration. It’s helpful to align the crystal’s energy with your healing purpose, as this ensures your moldavite is always working with you.

While it might sound overwhelming, activating and programming moldavite is actually a simple process. Here’s a brief guide:

  1. Start by thinking about your intention. Be specific and precise.
  2. Find a peaceful environment and clear your mind of negative thoughts. I find that a quick meditation can help with this.
  3. Hold the crystal in your palm and focus on your intention to program the crystal. Take some deep breaths and visualise the intention.
  4. Say out loud “I program this crystal for…[your intention from step 1]”. Always finish by saying “for the highest good”.
  5. Repeat the process at least three times.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Moldavite Really Need To Be Recharged?

Yes, like most healing crystals, moldavite needs to be recharged. It’s a powerful gemstone, so keeping its energy topped up ensures it’s always working at its best.

How Can You Charge Moldavite Jewelry?

I recommend charging moldavite jewelry using other crystals. Put the jewelry inside a soft, natural cloth, then leave it inside an amethyst geode for 24 hours. You can also use a selenite plate for this.

How Long Should You Charge Moldavite Crystals?

There’s no single answer to this question, as it depends on the charging method. For example, slow methods, such as moonlight, can take many hours. Smudging and other fast methods can take as little as 30 seconds.

What Is The “Moldavite Flush”?

Moldavite has a very intense energy that can have unexpected effects – especially for people who haven’t used it before.

Some people feel warmth, tingling, and light-headedness when they first go near it, which has become known as the “moldavite flush.”

To avoid any issues, go slowly when using moldavite and stop if you notice any unwanted side effects.


Moldavite is one of the most unique gemstones. This crystal’s high vibration and powerful healing energy make it a wonderful addition to any collection, but it’s important to care for it correctly.

Always cleanse moldavite when you first get it. This removes negative energy from people who may have handled it in the past. It’s also important to charge the crystal and program it with your chosen intention.

Do you have any questions about how to cleanse, charge, or program moldavite? Please use the comments form below to get in touch.

Mary Ancillette

About the Author: Mary Ancillette

Mary is a spiritual teacher, published author and crystal healing expert from the UK. With over 15 years of crystal healing experience, she’s passionate about helping others improve their lives by harnessing the power of crystals and spirituality.

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