Crystals are an amazing way for us to heal and empower ourselves. So why not go to the Crystal Kingdom for a little assistance in 2018? We can consider crystal grids, crystal jewelry, or loose crystals which we keep in our environment. With the New Year coming soon I always create a few new grids around my home. Crystal grids continually send energy to a person, group, or situation. I also think about what loose crystals or crystal jewelry I might want to add to my collection. As a Crystal Healer I realize the immense healing gifts that each stones in the Crystal Kingdom has to offer.
Crystal Grids can be as simple or complicated as you'd like although I think simple is better. We don't want to confuse the universe with conflicting messages about what we are asking for. if you keep it simple your message will be sure to get through. Stones can be purchased from a store or you can use what you find in your yard. I find it best if you try and go with somewhat of a uniform size. You can use a grid cloth like the Flower of Life grid cloth in the photo or go without. Grid cloths help ensure that the crystals are laid according to Sacred Geometry which is said to be the language of the universe. I created this grid for my Crystal Healing Business. It is made up of Green Aventurine and Garnet with a Clear Quartz termination. The combination of the Red Garnet and Green Aventurine is very healing and balancing for the heart. Mine is a heart based business and I chose these crystals to bring these benefits to both me, as a healer, and my clients. Grids can be created for anything including health, business, abundance, and love.
A Crystal Mandala is a mandala made up of crystals and it brings positive energy to all aspects of one's life. Like a grid each of the stones should be of similar size to give it a cohesive look. The mandala pictured right is one that I created for myself for 2018. The photo is labeled so you can use it as sort of a guide if you choose to set one up for yourself. Use a compass when setting it up in your home so that the Protection stone sits in the North, the Healing crystal sits in the West, etc. I often work with clients giving them several crystals to choose from for each area and they pick what they are attracted to. When they are done selecting all of the stones we go over what each means for the particular area the crystals are intended for. A Mandala Session is often given as a home visit. The client is left with the mandala completely set up and activated. I later send them a written up sheet on the stones and their meanings. Mandala Sessions can also be given long distance. Afterwards I mail the crystals and a written sheet of instructions on how to set the mandala up and activate it. You can also create your own mandala by selecting the stones intuitively for each area. Try visiting a crystal shop and see what speaks to you when you think of "Relaxation", for example. Go through each area of the mandala and find the crystal you are compelled to get for each section.
Zodiac Stones fill us with vitality, are very protective, and empowering. These stones are aligned with the particular planetary energies that hold rule over the zodiac signs. I recommend owning at least your own zodiac crystal. Choose whichever you are most drawn to. Some people have a few different crystal for their sign. Zodiac Stones are different from Birthstones. Birthstones were an invention of the Jeweler's Industry and are loosely based on Zodiac Stones. In Early time individuals owned a crystal for each sign of the zodiac even if they weren't applicable to their sign. These people seem to have been more connected to planetary energies as evidenced by Archeological findings. Ancient people readily saw the influence the planets hold over us. They found ways to work with universal and planetary energies. They realized that each planet has it's gifts to offer us energetically speaking. They also realized the challenges that could come as a result of these planetary powers. Keeping zodiac stones on hand for each month was considered highly protective. Crystal offered a way to keep in balance with the universal laws so-to-speak.
Aries - Hematite, Diamond, Pyrite, Smoky Quartz, Red Jasper, Clear Quartz, Carnelian
Taurus - Lapis Lazuli, Emerald, Rhodonite, Rose Quartz, Peridot, Carnelian, Pink Tourmaline
Gemini - Agate, Citrine, Moonstone, Moss Agate, Pumice, Mica, Golden Tiger’s Eye
Cancer - Emerald, Ruby, Red Japer, Sunstone, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Blue Tourmaline
Leo - Onyx, Peridot, Carnelian, Golden Tiger’s Eye, Red Jasper, Clear Quartz, Garnet
Virgo - Blue Sapphire, Galena, Magnetite, Emerald, Peridot, Citrine, Carnelian
Libra - Peridot, White Precious Opal, Black Obsidian, Wulfenite, Pumice, Mica, Aquamarine
Scorpio - Yellow Topaz, Chrysoprase, Malachite, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Moonstone
Sagittarius - Yellow Topaz, Turquoise, Jet, Labradorite, Red Jasper, Clear Quartz, Sodalite
Capricorn - Red Garnet, Amber, Black Onyx, Emerald, Peridot, Amethyst, Ruby
Aquarius - Garnet, Amethyst, Rainbow Fluorite, Bloodstone, Pumice, Mica, Turquoise
Pisces - Blue Lace Agate, Blue Kyanite, Aquamarine, Amethyst, Blue Tourmaline
A piece of Crystal Jewelry is a fantastic way to carry crystal energy with you. Whatever stone you are attracted to is the right piece for you as long as you are not merely choosing the piece for monetary value. Quartz is considered the Master Healer because it can be programmed to do anything that any stone in the Crystal Kingdom is able to do. No other crystal is able to achieve that and for this very reason some Crystal Healers only work with Quartz. It's a great stone to look at when buying when a piece of crystal jewelry. BEWARE: for some Quartz energy can be too strong and it makes them jumpy. Quartz is fire energy and a termination (shown in the picture left) can be too strong. Those people should go with a more soothing stone. Whatever you choose, hold it to your heart and see how it makes you feel before purchasing it.
I like to wear a large Quartz when doing my healing and intuitive work. I recently came across an Isis Twin Quartz. A twin is when we have two crystals that grow side by side and they merge during the growing process. Quartz crystals are typically six sided, but an Isis Quartz grows with five sides. Each side represents one of the elements. These crystals link us with Goddess energy and help us give birth to our dreams through action. It also aids us in expressing Divine energy here on Earth. This is a rather large crystal that I wear between my Solar Plexus and Heart. There are some breaks and cloudy areas within. This crystal is considered self-healed which aids the self-healing process in others. What that means is it broke during the growing process. Then mineral spilled on the breaks and grew over the damage.
You can begin your crystal journey with just one stone. So why not choose a Personal Crystal? You have to start somewhere right? You can begin with just one crystal within your home or office. A "Personal Crystal" is a great place to start. This is one that you are overwhelmingly attracted to compared to the rest. It's not based on what you've heard about it or what you know. You either have a gut feeling, are visually, or energetically drawn to it. First make sure you are relaxed and centered. Take yourself to a shop with a large selection. When you ask yourself which is my personal crystal, see what one pops out at you. Worry about what it's healing benefits are afterwards. My personal crystal is Amethyst. I chose this particular piece to sit on my alter. I am a Fire sign and this stone cools and calms me. It keeps me in line with my intuition and Higher Self. Amethyst heightens my meditation practice. Best of all, I find it to be grounding as well.
You cannot go wrong when choosing stones so don't be fearful that maybe you are selecting the wrong one. Maybe you go to get a stone for your recurring headaches and you are immediately drawn to a crystal in the shop. You buy it, but it doesn't help the headaches as you had hoped. After a few weeks you do notice that it is helping an area in your life where you are stuck. This area had previously remained unmoved prior to your purchasing the stone. The Crystal Kingdom knows what we need more that than we do ourselves. It ends up that as one heals the emotional the physical ills recover. Sometimes the crystals will decide that we should heal somethings or invite an energy in before we deal with another area.