Crystal Shape and Size Matters

Firstly, the fabricated and natural shapes of stones will always have identical metaphysical properties. However, when a crystal is shaped its energy is somewhat changed and given new definition. Shaping it won’t change the type of energy that a crystal gives off but, the way a crystal is cut or polished can affect, and enhance, how one experiences that energy. To explain, as everything is an expression of vibration lets think about this shaping in terms of listening to music. The experience of hearing the same piece of music through a record player, with head phones, surround sound speakers or in a live performance will be totally dissimilar and give you very different perspectives.

Knowing what each different shape of crystal does, may help you amplify your experience based on the mood you’re in. Need to focus? Use a crystal point. Looking for some stability? Go for the grounding essence of a cube.

Do remember that every crystal type gives off non-identical vibrations and energies, depending not only on its shape but its mineral composition, as well as colour. For example a Rose Quartz sphere will resonate very differently to that of one formed of black Tourmaline, but additionally, seeing a chunk of rough Rose Quartz will give one a very contrasting impression to that of a polished Rose Quartz Sphere .

Tumbled stones

Consider tumbled stones as stepping stones into the wonderful world of crystals. The small, smooth crystals tend to be inexpensive and are easy to find.

Don’t be fooled by their size—these travel-friendly stones are still powerful. They've had all their rough edges taken off by many different companions in the tumble machine, and get along with every one. One can easily carry them in a pocket or purse, or even tuck them inside a bra or wallet to help you connect with the energy all day long. Having one so close, maybe even touching you directly, can act as a reminder of your intention. It is also great to have an assortment so one can choose a different companion each day.

Spheres

A crystal ball will diffuse energy to any area or room in which it is placed, its perfect symmetry radiates balance, peace and relaxing waves. Place the crystal ball on a stand or sphere holder and keep it on a sturdy surface. Crystal ball stands may be simple bean bags, plastic, stone or wooden rings or very elaborate creations of wood, these are the perfect accessories for your crystal ball.

A crystal ball will diffuse energy to any area or room in which it is placed, its perfect symmetry radiates balance, peace and relaxing waves. Place the crystal ball on a stand or sphere holder and keep it on a sturdy surface. Crystal ball stands may be simple bean bags, plastic, stone or wooden rings or very elaborate creations of wood, these are the perfect accessories for your crystal ball.

The Zen vibe these magical crystal balls give off makes them great meditation aids, providing a deep sense of wholeness, as if you hold the world in the palm of your hand. The crystal sphere reminds you that you are a part of the greater whole connected to all the energies in your surroundings. Adding one to your collection, that can fit neatly in the hand while you meditate,  doubles up as a mini massage ball helping to relax any tense muscles.

Crystal Balls can be used for divination and come in many sizes, shapes and colours. Using a clear crystal ball you may see images appear within your mind, as guided by spirit. With any crystal, the larger the crystal ball, the stronger the energies and viewing area. Gazing into a clear crystal ball opens the third eye and may allow you to see images. If you cannot see anything in the crystal ball at first, be patient and keep trying. 

Cubes

If you need some grounding vibes in your life, a cube-shaped crystal might be the perfect gemstone companion for you. Meditating with cubic crystals in your hands can help you connect to the energy of the Earth. You can also place them in each corner of a room to protect the space.

Many crystals are found in a cubic formation, Pyrite is a well known one.

Pyramids


Pyramids are one of the most powerful tools for both manifesting desires and amplifying energy. Their strong base acts as an anchor for your intention, the apex of the pyramid sends the intention out into the universe. Whether it’s a self-serving stack of cash you want to manifest or to send out love to the collective, pyramid crystals will take you to that next level.This sacred shape has been used by many ancient civilizations, none more famously than the ancient Egyptians. They believed that pyramids symbolised the rays of the Sun. Crystals in this sacred shape are thought to harness high vibrational energies for greater manifestation power. Fluorite forms natural Pyramid shapes, as does Apophylite though these are without a 'capstone!'

Eggs

Gemstone eggs symbolise new beginnings and rebirth. The egg form means growth and gives protection, it can also promote restful sleep.

Egg shaped gemstones confine and shape energy and can be used to detect and re-balance emotional and physical blockages in the body. They make excellent hand comforters to use in times of stress.

The egg shape can be very versatile. Held sideways between thumb and fingers, it can be used to scan the auric field of the body. The curve of the egg fits perfectly in the hand making it easy to use during meditation or massage. 

Hearts

Heart-shaped crystals are not naturally occurring; they’re cut and polished into this shape, but they always radiate a strong, love energy. Heart-shaped crystals remind you that you are always surrounded by love. They are powerful allies in helping to attract love from others, as well as nourishing yourself with love from within.


Meditate with a heart-shaped crystal to activate your heart chakra. Focus your energy and attention on your heart and imagine filling your heart with pure loving light, flowing from the crystal. Imagine that, as the light fills your heart it clears any old wounds or traumas and brings healing and peace into the heart which overflows into the body. Crystal Hearts retain any love energy poured into them, so, in a loving relationship, both of you keep a small heart with you through the day, and squeeze it gently whenever you think of your loved one. When you next meet swap hearts, and the following day, enjoy the love energy that has been put into your exchanged heart by your partner.

Clusters

This is, as you’d expect, an assemblage of crystal points in their natural form, growing together on a matrix. Due to the convergence of its many crystal points, the crystal cluster vibrates at an even higher level, directing energy in multiple directions and making it a crystal essential.

A cluster is great for bringing unity to a space,  put a cluster crystal on your family dining or living room table, or another communal space in the home.Use one to grace a conference room, communial office or any place where people come together. Its energy will help create a space of open dialogue and community.


 

Certain Crystal clusters can be used to clear negative energy from smaller crystals when they're placed gently on its surface.

Crystal Points

Points may be natural or polished;  having one or two pointed ends, called terminations. A large single point is called a tower; one with a point at either end is known as a double terminated crystal and these are much harder to find find in a natural form.  As its name  suggests, a crystal point keeps you sharp and on point and is one of the most commonly used and beneficial shapes to work with if you need to stay focused on something

Use powerful points for manifestation purposes. Write down a mantra, affirmation, or desire on a piece of paper, fold the paper and place the crystal point on top, pointing up. The point acts like a pyramid, directing all the energy from the intention on the paper upward into the cosmos and radiating out into the surrounding environment. For really powerful, quick, manifestation work use a Quartz point as the Focus stone in a specially designed Grid. Remember the old Chinese Curse, " Be careful what you wish for, you will certainly get it."

Points may be used as wands, again be careful where you point it and with what intent.

Massage and Yoni Wands

Crystal healing wands gather and direct energy. The shape of a crystal wand enables the stone or crystal to direct its healing energy as the wand's point focuses the crystal's energy on specific areas of the body or etheric field. Curved wands are perfect for massaging the face and body. You could also try facial massage with heart or palm shaped crystals. One can also buy the 'Gua Sha" named crystal tools, especially shaped to give firm, but gentle massage to the face and body.

For more information on Yoni wands please see the article in the library.