Which stones to expose to the moon?

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Which stones to expose to the moon?

After our last article on the exposure of stones to the sun, it seemed only natural for us to write a new article on the moon! 


Exposing your stones to the moon, what does that mean? 

First of all, let's go back to the basics of lithotherapy. Any stone from our soil has developed different characteristics over the centuries: a chemical composition, a shape and a color that is unique to it. 

Thanks to these physical elements, the fine stones (called semi-precious) diffuse a particular energy which can help to support the mental, the physical and the psychic. This energy is credited with certain virtues. Stones with similar compositions and colors will have fairly similar virtues even if they can sometimes vary. 


However, despite the great powers of lithotherapy stones, this millennial energy is not unlimited and must be renewed through energy cleansing and recharging. It's now that it gets complicated: not all the stones are in the same boat in terms of the simplicity of reloading and it is necessary to follow a few rules. 


We would point out, however, that unlike exposure to the sun, lunar exposure will never degrade the physical properties of your stone, whereas placing semi-precious stone jewelry in the sun can change the color or overall hue of the stone. . Placing your stone under the lunar rays can therefore either fully recharge it, or quietly recharge it, without being its preferred method.




Before recharging a stone, it must be cleaned

It would never occur to you to perfume yourself, put on make-up and get dressed before you have washed. For stones, it's exactly the same. You must first remove the negative energies that your stone has collected to protect you from toxic people or your own evils before recharging them with new energies. 


To purify them of any harmful energy, you have different options and we recommend that you check carefully in each description of the stone you have if it is compatible with what you want to do to it. For example, we strongly recommend that you do not purify a labradorite in salt water if you do not want it to crumble. To prevent these problems, we advise you to stick to two simple, quick and safe cleaning methods for your stones: fumigation and Quartz clusters. 


Fumigation consists of burning sage or palo santo and directing their smoke on your stones. The only recommendation we could give you is to ventilate your room well. You can also place your jewelry in a scallop or abalone shell during this process. 

As for the cluster of Quartz, you can use rock crystal in the form of a druse, an obelisk or a tray. Rock crystal is a transparent to white Quartz that purifies other stones. It's very practical to just put jewels to recharge them!




Stones compatible with the moon

You now have a stone or a jewel with a fine stone perfectly cleansed of all negative energy. Your stone is finally ready to be recharged with positive energies to accompany you in your daily life. Today we are going to see together which stones are compatible with the lunar rays.

The powerful energy of the rays fascinates with its ritual side, given that the full moon punctuates our nights for 29 days. To recharge minerals with this method, simply leave them on a windowsill, even if the moon is not visible. 

However, be careful not to leave them outside on very cold nights, as this could damage them!

Moreover, this method of recharging is not necessarily optimal for all stones, and that is why we have made you a little reminder:

Stones to expose to the moon

Stones not to be exposed to the moon


Azurite (preferable geode)


Aquamarine (sun or geode)


Amazonite (sun or geode)

Lapis lazuli

Amber (no reload required)

black obsidian

Aventurine (soft sun or geode)


Chalcedony (sun or geode)

moon stone

Calcite (sun or geode)


Citrine (sun or geode)

black tourmaline

Carnelian (sun or geode)

smoky quartz

Rock crystal (sun or geode)

Pink Quartz

Garnet (sun or geode)

Hematite (sun or geode)

Howlite (sun or geode)

Jade (geode)

Brecciated Jasper (Sun or Geode)

Mochaite jasper (sun or geode)

Red jasper (sun or geode)

Labradorite (sun or geode)

Emerald (sun or geode)

Malachite (geode)

Hawkeye (sun or geode)

Bull's eye (sun or geode)

Tiger's eye (sun or geode)

Onyx (sun or geode)

Peridot (sun or geode)

Mother-of-pearl/freshwater pearl (sun or geode)

Lava stone (sun or geode)

Pyrite (sun or geode)

Rhodochrosite (sun or geode)

Ruby (sun or geode)

Blue topaz (sun or geode)

Turquoise (sun or geode)

What can happen in case of error?

If you are reading this article, it may be because you want to prevent any problem by purchasing a jewel made of semi-precious stones. You may have even exposed a moonstone to the sun and watched it helplessly lose its color. 


In general, tell yourself that stones with transparencies do not support long exposures to the sun and that stones with cold colors prefer exposures to the moon. If you have the slightest doubt, refilling your semi-precious stone jewelry can be done on a rock crystal or amethyst geode. This is the simplest solution for reloading stones! 


However, be aware that the lunar exposure is in no way dangerous for your gemstone jewellery. Exposing a more compatible stone to the sun under lunar rays just recharges it more slowly with less efficiency. Indeed, lunar rays are simply solar rays bouncing off the moon. They are therefore softer and much less aggressive than those of the sun. This is why all the stones are rather compatible with the lunar rays! The table that we have presented to you therefore represents, for information only, the stones that prefer the moon or those that could be better recharged using other methods.




What you must remember

Enjoying the moon's rays is good. But relying on the lunar calendar to expose them to the full moons is even better! We therefore advise you to place your jewelry on the inside sill of your window during full moon nights so that your stones can properly use its virtues. If in doubt, we are also available in the chat to answer your questions!

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