How to Use Candles with the Phases of the Moon

Heather Askinosie|February 24, 2021

The lunar cycle is one of the most powerful tools for manifesting intentions, and offers the opportunity to set different intentions and harness different energies at each phase. You likely have experimented with using crystals during the moon cycle to manifest your intentions, but did you know that you could also use our line of crystal candles to harness the energy of the moon? Well, now you know you can! To help you get started, we’re sharing a guide to using candles at each phase of the moon cycle. 

When + Why To Use Crystal Candles During the Moon Cycle

Crystal candles have a special ability to support your manifestation practice. The fire element of the flame ignites your intentions and sends them out into the universe, while simultaneously filling your space with the energy of your intention. This allows you to be surrounded by the highest frequency energy, which can propel you forward on your manifestation journey. 

When you combine the power of crystal candles with the moon cycle, you can have an even more powerful experience. By aligning your candle and intention with a specific phase of the moon cycle, you will set yourself up for greater success in manifesting your wishes and dreams. 

The three must-have candles to work with the moon cycle are: 

During the new moon period: The New Moon Crystal Candle

The new moon is the start of the lunar cycle, and it represents a blank canvas. This is the perfect time in the moon cycle to set new intentions and seed new possibilities in your life. To harness the energy of this phase of the moon, use your New Moon Crystal Candle. Made with Labradorite, a stone of limitless potential and illumination, this candle is designed to help you dream big and turn your dreams into reality.

How to use it: On the new moon, write your wish or intention on the outside of your candle. Light the candle and allow it to ignite your intuition. When the candle has burned down, carefully remove the stone and carry it with you until the full moon. 

During the full moon period: The Full Moon Crystal Candle

The full moon is when the moon is at its brightest and most powerful. This phase of the moon cycle is the perfect time to channel that bright, powerful energy to maximize the energetic potential of your intentions. To harness the full moon energy, use your Full Moon Crystal Candle. Made with Moonstone, a white crystal that raises your vibration, this crystal candle is designed to help you bring your intentions to full fruition. 

How to use it: On the full moon, write your wish or intention on the outside of your candle. Light the candle, using the full moon energy to maximize your manifestation power. When the candle has burned down, carefully remove the stone and carry it with you for the next three days.

Between the full moon and the following new moon: The Clearing Crystal Candle

The time after the full moon and before the following new moon is a perfect time to release and shed any energies that no longer serve you. By clearing away these energies before the new moon, you can ensure that you are vibrating at your highest potential and you are fully ready to start the next lunar cycle. To use the energy of the moon at this phase of the lunar cycle, use your Clearing Crystal Candle. Made with Smoky Quartz, a stone of letting go and releasing, this crystal candle is designed to help you clear away unwanted energies. 

How to use it: After the full moon period (3 days after the full moon), write one word or intention of what you want to release and clear away on the outside of your candle. Light your candle, allowing the flame to burn away all unwanted energy. When the candle has burned down, carefully remove the stone and carry it with you until the following new moon. 

Your Crystal Candle Calendar

Now that you have the basics of how to use your crystal candles with the moon cycle, you can fill in each of the lunar phases with a specific candle to support your intentions throughout the entire moon cycle. To help you get started, we’ve created a Crystal Candle Calendar that shows you exactly when to burn each of the candles in our collection during the lunar cycle. Enter your email to receive the FREE Candle Calendar and get started igniting your intentions with the energy of the moon.  

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    Heather Askinosie

    Heather Askinosie

    Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at

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