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- Polished Crystal Shapes
- Rough Crystal Shapes
Wondrously, there is an abundance of crystal shapes and sizes to choose from, however, their shape can affect the healing properties of the crystal. This article will discuss the shapes and meanings of stones and how healing properties are amplified when we use certain shapes in our healing practice.
The shapes of your crystals have either been formed naturally over time or have been cut and shaped by man, this is known as lapidary. Once we know how to use these different shapes in our practice, we open ourselves to incredibly magical opportunities. It’s no wonder that specific crystal shapes are known to bring abundance, protection and even the attraction of your soul mate
Shape specific properties should be important when you choose your crystals as it can be the reason for your crystal working miraculously or not.
It is believed that natural stones tend to have a more powerful or concentrated energy, and while I, for the most part agree, it doesn’t exactly mean that they are always better. Sometimes,the gentler energies are preferred or more beneficial to a specific treatment or person.
Below we will take a look at the shapes available to us as well as the healing properties the shape encourages.
Polished Crystal Shapes
Crystal Pyramid Shape
A pyramid has 4 sides on a base. If the crystal is natural the base may be squared instead of artificially shaped. Apophyllite is an example of a naturally occurring pyramid.
How Does a Crystal Pyramid work?
A Pyramid amplifies and releases energy through its main release point – the tip, although the 4 base points also have concentrated energy, the Apex is where its at. The shape also enhances and intensifies the properties of the crystal type.
What is a Crystal Pyramid used For?
Pyramids are good for restoring balance, stability and creating change. They are also great for area concentrated healing and a powerful meditation tool.
Pyramids can also be used to draw off negative energies and blockages from the chakras, replenishing them with vibrant and renewed energy.
Crystal Pyramid Manifestation
Place a note of your currency beneath the pyramid and visualise money energy flowing from the note up through the pyramid and out to bring you prosperity
Crystal Pyramid Element:
Represents the element of Fire
Crystal Egg Shape:
Well, its all in the name, Crystal Eggs are oval in shape and resemble, you guessed it, eggs!
How Do Crystal Eggs Work?
Eggs shaped crystals enclose and shape energy. Their energy is more powerful at the bottom and the sides than at the top. The bottom end focuses and discharges energy and the top end pulls energy out.
What Are Crystal Eggs Used For?
Eggs are great in detecting and balancing energy imbalances in the body. They are known to stimulate fresh and creative ideas. As an egg symbolises new beginnings, so does the Crystal Egg. Starting a new project? An Egg is the perfect companion to be taken along with you. In the past, woman would carry Crystal Eggs to promote conception, they are linked to stimulating fertility, so if you are looking for a Crystal for fertility, be sure to add an egg to your collection.
Crystal Egg Tip :
They also make excellent ‘hand comforters’ to use in times of high stress and anxiety.
Crystal Sphere Shape:
Round in shape, Crystal spheres, are more commonly known as Crystal Balls.
How Do Crystal Spheres Work?
A Crystal Balls shape allows it to emit energy evenly in all directions. The energy from these crystals is that of; wholeness, completion and oneness with the World. It is generally an unfocused energy, but , the equal spread of energy all around is a powerful and space filling.
They are linked with the female reproductive system and symbolise the receptive powers of the universe.
What Are Crystal Spheres Used For?
Crystal Balls move energy through time and provide a glimpse of what is to come or what has been, this practice is called Scrying. Not all crystal balls are for scrying purposes, but, because their energy distribution is so evenly spread they are used to clear out spaces that can feel chaotic and ‘stale’, allowing you to function efficiently and energetically balanced.
Crystal Cube Shape:
This is an easy one, Crystal Cubes are shaped like cubes. who knew!
How Do Crystal Cubes works?
The energy from cubes are both grounding and stable. Their energy is equally distributed on their sides but is more prominent in the corners. They consolidates energy, anchor intention and ground it. Crystal Cubes remove negative energy and transform it into positive
What Are Crystal Cubes Used For:
Cubes offer solid and reliable support. They support any project or type of healing, prosperity and abundance. If your life is feeling scattered and chaotic, a cube can be used to concentrate on one project at a time. Cubes are a great shape to incorporate into your grounding practices
Crystal Cube Element:
Represents the element of Earth.
Crystal Hearts have been shaped to form and look like hearts. They are known as the romantic stones.
How Do Crystal Hearts Work?
Hearts bring a loving energy to the crystals natural effects.
What Are Crystal Hearts Used For?
Crystal Hearts are used for all aspects regarding love, relationships and emotions. Of course, they are used magically to stimulate or draw love to you and to allow yourself to receive and give love.
Crystal Heart Magic:
Carry Hearts on your person to bring love into your life or to magnify the love within.
Merkaba’s are a star tetrahedron, a three dimensional eight pointed star made from two equally sized interlocked tetrahedra. Triangular pyramids of light with a common centre, where one tetrahedron points up and the other down.
How Do Merkaba’s Work?
Create an energy field as if there were eight cells, one around each if its points; this is connected to the movement of compaction in en embryonic development, which is when the embryo has grown to 8 cells and is perhaps the time when the soul enters the body or is born. It harmonises male and female energy. Their energy is also associated with sacred truth and wisdom.
What Are Merkaba’s Used For?
Merkaba’s can be used to stimulate visions and create connections to higher realms.
This is an incredibly informative post to read further on the uses of your Merkaba
Crystal Wand Shape:
Majority of wands are artificially shaped but naturally formed. They usually have a rounded shaft with a pointed tip. More natural looking wands tend to be squared along their shaft, some may have a natural point.
How Do Crystal Wands Work?
The healing ability of wands is vastly expanded when programmed with intent. When using a wand for healing on a patient, it is important to consciously allow universal healing energy to flow in through your crown chakra down to your arm to the hand holding the wand and then into the wand where it is amplified and passed into the patient. Wands have the ability to focus energy tight through their tip
What Are Crystal Wands Used For?
Crystal Wands brings positive energy to crystal work. The point out from the body draws off energy while the point in draws in energy. Wands are fantastic for cleansing and energising; crystals, spaces or rooms, during healing, self healing and more.
Crystal Wand Magic :
It is believed that the highly evolved crystal healers of Atlantis used wands. Many practitioners today believe that those wands are once again making an appearance.
Single Termination Points
Single Crystal Point Shape:
Many crystals have points, some are large and some are so small they can hardly be seen with the naked eye. Points could be naturally formed or artificially shaped. A single crystal point has a definite faceted pointed end and the other end tends to look ragged and rough where it has been separated from a cluster base.
How Do Single Crystal Points work?
Wands focus energy and either draws it off or brings it in. A single crystal point is often used in healing. Pointed away from the body, it draws energy off, pointed inward it channels energy to the body. It offers a connection between the physical and spiritual worlds.
What Are Single Crystal Points Used For?
Used to sharply focus energy and may stimulate points on the body or draw off negative energy.
Double Termination Points
Double Crystal Point Shape:
Double termination crystals have definite points at both ends, some are naturally formed and some are artificially shaped.
How Do Double Crystal Points Work?
Double point crystals are useful in healing as they absorb negative energy and break old patterns which can assist in overcoming addictions.
What Are Double Crystal Points Used For?
Crystals with points at both ends help to break old patterns and can integrate spirit and matter. They can also be used to integrate previously blocked parts of the self. Placed on the third eye, double terminations can enhance telepathy.
Crystal Points Magic :
These points are the traditional healing tools of shamans and healers.
Rough Crystal Shapes
Crystal Cluster Shape:
Clusters are groups of crystals, they have many points bedded, but not necessarily fixed into a base, clusters come in a variety of sizes and shapes of crystals will vary.
How Do Crystal Clusters Work?
Clusters can be used to re-energise and cleanse the energy of the room. The various points on their base create and radiate energy in all directions. Clusters radiate energy out to the surrounding environment and can also absorb detrimental energy.
What are Crystal Clusters Used For?
Clusters are good for placing in an area to where energy is needed to be directed. They’re especially useful for cleansing a room or other crystals; in which case the crystal should be left overnight on the cluster. Clusters can be programmed and left to do their work.
Crystal Geode Shape:
Geodes are rocks that have open cavities lined with crystals. A geode is contained within an outer form, when opened it is hollow with many crystals pointing inward.
How Do Crystal Geodes Work?
Geodes are rough on the outside, but within lies beauty and strength. Geodes hold energy within themselves. Due to their rounded, cavelike shape and numerous terminations, they diffuse the amplified energy, softening the energy but not neutralising it, allowing it to flow out slowly if required.
What Are Crystal Geodes Used For?
They are useful for protection and aid spiritual growth. They make great decorative crystals. Geodes are also incredible for meditation.
Crystal Magic :
Geodes can be used to assist in breaking addiction and are beneficial for an addictive of overindulgent personality.
Crystals are abundant in their unique and powerful characteristics and attributes, why would their shapes be any different? There are a few shapes that I haven’t yet touched on and hope to do so in a future post. These are the common ones which are easy to find online or in a metaphysical store near you.
I have yet to work with a few of the shapes mentioned above, but cannot wait to add my own personal experiences with them.
I hope you enjoyed this post and can walk away with a bit more knowledge on the various shapes available to us.
as always, any feedback is appreciated
If you are a beginner and wanting a basic rundown before delving deeper into your Crystal healing journey, you can head over to our blog titled; Crystal for beginners.
Love and Light
References, with thanks
Crystals – how to use crystals and their energy to enhance your life – Judy Hall
Crystals for beginners – Karen Frazier
The Crystal Healer – Phillip Permutt
The Crystal bible – Judy Hall
Cunningham Encyclopaedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic – Scott Cunningham