The Quartz Crystal Shape Guide Common Quartz Shapes
Generally speaking, we have found that in terms of intensified and directed energy there is no more powerful shape than a terminated point such as are found in quartz, amethyst, citrine, and smoky quartz, among others. This is because a termination centers and focuses energy.
They are very useful for programming because when you put the energy of your intention into them they focus it; you might say they point to your goal.
They are also very helpful in breaking up energy blockages. One of the things you can do in a crystal healing/meditation is to rotate a quartz point over an area which feels congested.
If you don't know about a congestion from feeling it you may know it exists because of an imbalance in your life. For example, if you have difficulty in feeling self-esteem this is a third-chakra blockage. To work on this (among other actions) you could rotate a quartz point in a clockwise direction over the navel/solar plexus area. Doing this can be more effective if you place a citrine in this area.
Holding a termination in your hand when you meditate will help you to focus on meditation.
The most common form for a crystal point is a simple termination. Variations include double-terminated points (points at both ends) gemini (twin) crystals, tabular (flat) points, window crystals (with a diamond shape on the point), and channeling crystals.
Crystal points are available in many forms:
- A single crystal point is often used in healing. Pointed away, it draws energy off the body. Pointed inward, it channels energy inward.
- A Generator (or Standing Point) is a powerful tool to aid focus and clarity of intention. It optimizes the stone's healing facility.
- A double terminated point channels energy in two directions at once and provides a bridge between two energy points.
The sphere represents completion, fullness, the realization of all possibilities. It has no beginning or end.
To carve a sphere one must cut away a mass of crystal which can be as much as ten times the finished creation. A sphere symbolizes all that we need to release in order to reach the realization of our own innate perfection.
In feng shui, the ancient art of creating optimal energy flow in an environment, disharmony is created by sharp angles and edges. In that context a sphere is the most harmonious form possible. Because of its balancing energy it is ideal to place in the center of a room (called the T'ai Chi). It's also the perfect centerpiece for a crystal arrangement or for an altar.
Decoration with a purpose: Place a gemstone sphere in a room or on your bedside dresser or office desk to emante a particular energy that you feel is needed. For example, a rose quartz sphere at your bedside surrounds the room with love. A crystal ball will cleanse the room of negativity, while a jasper sphere will emanate protection. Bring money to your business with a malachite sphere
Because it has no beginning or end it can place us very much in the here and now. I find that holding a sphere while I meditate helps me to release worry and take me to a deeper state.
We also find that gazing at the rainbow in crystal sphere is a wonderful way to go deeper into meditation.
Historically, the egg symbolizes fertility and new beginnings. When we translate this into spiritual terms the egg shape symbolizes the first stage for the realization of our goals and dreams.
For example, if you are feeling vulnerable and perhaps low in self-esteem and want to change this you could meditate with a crystal egg. Meditate, holding the egg in your hand ( eggs have a special, comforting feeling.)
Imagine the situations (or people) which arouse vulnerable feelings in you. Feel the energy of your crystal egg encircling you like a shield or armor. Ask what you can do to change this situation, how you can be different. See yourself responding to the situation or person in an appropriate way (for example, by being assertive). Visualize yourself being this way until it feels real and powerful to you.
Repeat as needed.
You can also program your egg for the results you have envisioned.
After you've programmed the egg you can continue to meditate with it. You may find that it's even more helpful.
First, quartz clusters make a great centerpiece for a grid. They hold the frequency of your intention (make sure your intention is crystal clear!) and amplify the vibration of the crystals that you place around it.
In cluster form, Clear Quartz Points radiate their energies outward, into the surrounding environment. Clear Quartz Clusters can be programmed with intention and kept in a central place to emit their helpful energies. Placing a Clear Quartz Cluster on your desk where you work can help to relieve stresses and promote peace among those who enter the room.
Multiple Clear Quartz Clusters, when strategically placed throughout the home or office, can have the beneficial effect of transmuting negative energies, and promoting higher vibrations within the environment. Some crystal lovers find that gridding a space like this actually keeps negativity from ever entering the protected area in the first place. While any type of Quartz formation is fine for gridding, Clear Quartz Clusters are perfect for this purpose.
They are amazing allies in energy work. If you want to use crystals as a part of your own personal healing, find seven small quartz clusters, one for each chakra. It’s as simple as that. This is a really powerful layout.
Energy becomes stuck in our chakras, disrupting flow and in many cases promoting physical or mental illness. Quartz clusters, when placed on a chakra, break up blockages and jump-start your process of release.
Make sure you follow this up with lots of loving kindness towards yourself, and an effort to care for yourself on a physical, mental, and emotional level. If you don’t, you will likely end up with the same blockage again. Make sure your work with crystals is part of a complete wellness plan and you’re not relying on them alone to solve your problems.
Clusters can also be used in your home or office to keep the energy moving. If you do regular space clearings, place them in corners, where energy easily becomes trapped, while you work.
Clusters are crystals grouped on a common matrix. Where there is no matrix the crystals bridge together. These wonderfully healing crystals encourage a sense of community, creating harmony and removing negativity from its environment, whether that is on a body or in a room. One of the easiest crystals to use for chakra healing. The intrinsic group energy of clusters easily removes blockages and strengthens the all the chakras. The same properties make them the first choice for cleansing and activating other healing stones. Clusters sometimes contain many metaphysical formations, their properties all working together harmoniously.