7 Crystals for Connecting with the New Moon

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The new moon is the first phase in the lunar cycle and is all about setting intentions, new beginnings, and fresh starts. In this article, we are going to explore several different crystals you might want to work with in your new moon rituals and how to use them.

In my own life and spiritual practice, I tend to be drawn to full moon crystals, like moonstone, selenite, and amethyst. Stones that are representative of the bright, shining beauty of the intuitive, full moon phase. But of course, there are also incredibly beautiful and powerful crystals perfect for use at the new moon phase as well.

Utilize crystals in your new moon rituals by meditating with them, laying them out in a grid to focus your energy, and even charging them with your intentions to support you throughout the lunar cycle. You can also start cleansing or charging crystals in new moon energy by simply setting them in a windowsill, outside, or on your altar on the night of the new moon.

Since the new moon is the start of the lunar cycle and this phase is all about new moon beginnings, crystals that are associated with inspiration, creativity, and success are very appropriate. These crystals can help you set goals and intentions that are aligned with your highest truth and to reach for the stars.

Clear Quartz

Clear quartz is the most universal and adaptable crystal, which can actually be programmed to have essentially any property you wish. In fact, you can even program a clear quartz crystal with the energy of your new moon intentions! Just hold it in your hands under the darkness of the new moon, close your eyes, and envision your intentions coming true. Then pour all the abundance, gratitude, love, and joy that you feel about your intentions into the crystal.

Keep your charged clear quartz on you or somewhere you will see it regularly throughout the lunar cycle.

  • Color: Clear
  • Luster: Vitreous
  • Habit: Six-sided prism
  • Habitat (what region in the world it is found): Every continent
  • Mohs scale (hardness): 7.0
  • Gender: Masculine, Feminine
  • Element: Fire, Water
  • Planetary Ruler: Sun, Moon
  • Astrological Sign(s): Leo, Cancer, affinity for all signs in the zodiac
  • Magickal and Healing Properties: Dispelling negativity, clearing confusion, cleansing, meditating, centering, clearing the mind

New Moon Crystals - Peacock Ore | The Witch of Lupine Hollow

Peacock Ore

This stunning, rainbow-hued and iridescent crystal is one of my absolute favorites! It aids us in expanding our minds, hearts, and horizons so we can dream bigger than ever before. This is ideal for setting new moon intentions for greater freedom and spiritual, healing, and even financial growth.

  • Color: Blue, purple, gold
  • Luster: Metallic, iridescent
  • Habit: Granular, massive
  • Habitat (what region in the world it is found): Copper ores
  • Mohs scale (hardness): 3.0
  • Gender: Masculine
  • Element: Fire
  • Planetary Ruler: Jupiter
  • Astrological Sign(s): Sagittarius
  • Magickal and Healing Properties: Igniting, alignment, inner truth, creative expression, inspiration, art and poetry, opening the crown chakra, expansion


Citrine is a favorite of many witches for its ability to boost our manifestations and motivate us to take the necessary actions to create what we desire. This crystal is great for not only setting your new moon intentions, but also moving into action on them.

  • Color: Orange, White, Yellow
  • Luster: Vitreous
  • Habit: Six-sided prism
  • Habitat (what region in the world it is found): Brazil (heat-treated), Russia (natural)
  • Mohs scale (hardness): 7.0
  • Gender: Masculine
  • Element: Fire
  • Planetary Ruler: Sun, Mars
  • Astrological Sign(s): Aries, Leo
  • Magickal and Healing Properties: Success, confidence, focus, wealth, abundance, joy, positivity, luck

Lapis Lazuli

This stunning blue stone has been used for millennia in sacred spaces, particularly in the Middle East. Lapis is wonderful for finding clarity and inspiration, opening your mind to what is possible. It’s also great for encouraging radical honesty with yourself and others.

  • Color: Blue
  • Luster: Greasy to vitreous
  • Habit: Compact, massive
  • Habitat (what region in the world it is found): Afghanistan
  • Mohs Scale (hardness): 5-6
  • Gender: Masculine
  • Element: Air
  • Planetary Ruler: Jupiter
  • Astrological Sign(s): Sagittarius
  • Magickal and Healing Properties: Clarity, truth, honesty, inspiration

The new moon is also the transition from one lunar cycle to the next – all beginnings are also endings and vice versa. Since this phase occurs when the moon is completely dark in the sky, this is a perfect time for regenerative magick and learning to understand your dark side or shadow self. It’s a good idea to practice self-care and to get grounded in your body and heart before setting your intentions at each of the new moons throughout the year.

New Moon Crystals - Smoky Quartz | The Witch of Lupine Hollow

Smoky Quartz

This beautifully mysterious crystal is wonderful for processing shadows, doing shadow work, and getting grounded. Smoky quartz is also very purifying and can help you cleanse away and banish negative energy before setting your new moon intentions. Working with a smoky quartz mala would be one good option for your new moon ritual.

  • Color: Grey to brown
  • Luster: Vitreous
  • Habit: Six-sided prism
  • Habitat (what region in the world it is found): Brazil, Madagascar, Australia
  • Mohs scale (hardness): 7.0
  • Gender: Feminine
  • Element: Earth
  • Planetary Ruler: Saturn
  • Astrological Sign(s): Capricorn, Scorpio
  • Magickal and Healing Properties: Grounding, dissipating negativity, meditation, creativity, eases pain and stops nightmares

Black Obsidian

This stunning black stone is actually formed during volcanic eruptions. Where I grew up, there is a lot of geothermal activity and there was one road lined with massive obsidian boulders! Obsidian is great for protecting your energy and helping you stay grounded and connected to your truth while meditating or practicing rituals.

  • Color: Black
  • Luster: Vitreous
  • Habit: Glass, conchoidal
  • Habitat (what region in the world it is found): Volcanic areas
  • Mohs scale (hardness): 5.5
  • Gender: Masculine
  • Element: Fire, Water
  • Planetary Ruler: Pluto
  • Astrological Sign(s): Scorpio
  • Magickal and Healing Properties: Power, grounding, protection, self-control, strength, creativity, absorbs negativity

New Moon Crystals - Rose Quartz | The Witch of Lupine Hollow

Rose Quartz

This pretty pink stone is a classic for a reason – it’s not only beautiful but very powerful! Rose quartz is the go-to crystal for healing magick of all kinds and for opening your heart to love and self-love. Use rose quartz in your new moon rituals to connect to your heart and the source of divine love within you.

  • Color: Pink
  • Luster: Vitreous
  • Habit: 6-sided prism
  • Habitat (what region in the world it is found): Brazil, India, Europe, North America, Madagascar
  • Mohs Scale (hardness): 7.0
  • Gender: Feminine
  • Element: Air
  • Planetary Ruler: Venus
  • Astrological Sign(s): Taurus, Libra
  • Magickal and Healing Properties: Love, self-love, opening the heart, heart-centered healing

Which new moon crystals do you like to work with?

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