crystal shapes

Crystals come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They are made to be appealing to the eye and at the same time, carry a significant meaning behind them. The shapes of the crystals can help move the vibrations from crystals in a concentrated manner, or it can spread out the energy in all different directions. Depending on how you plan to work with a certain crystal is the different shape you should probably use as your tool.

Cutting stones into certain shapes alters the way in which the energy is emitted from the stone, but not the energetic properties of the stone itself. If are looking for a stone that packs a ton of energy, use the stone in its natural form. If you are looking for a more subtle energy, considered a polished or cut stone.

Learn about the different meanings of the shapes and what they are best useful for below.

The sphere has the energy of completeness, wholeness, and oneness. It emits energy equally in all directions. Spheres can be used as a window moving energy through time and provides a glimpse of what is to come or what has been.

Clusters radiate energy out to the surrounding environment and can also absorb detrimental energy. They can be programmed and left in place to do their work. They are especially useful for cleansing a room or other crystals, in which case the crystal should be left overnight on the cluster.

 A double termination radiates or absorbs energy at both ends simultaneously, channeling it in two directions at one. A stone of balance, a double termination integrates spirit and matter and can provide a bridge between two energy points. These crystals are useful in healing as they absorb negative energy and break old patterns, which can assist in overcoming addictions. They can also be used to integrate previously blocked parts of the self. Placed on the third eye, double terminations can enhance telepathy.

Egg-shaped crystals confine and shape energy and can be used to detect and rebalances blockages in the body. The more pointed end is a useful reflexology or acupressure tool pulling out energy. The gently rounded end focuses and discharges energy.

A single six-pointed termination or several points radiating from a fixed base in all directions focuses healing energy or intention, draws people together and attracts abundance. A generator crystal optimizes healing energy. It aids focus and clarity or intention. A generator cluster brings a group together in peaceful harmony-each person can have a point programmed specifically for them. It is extremely useful for generating healing energy and is often placed in the center of a healing group.

A Geode is contained within an outer form. When opened, it is hollow with many crystals pointing inward, Geodes hold and amplify energy within themselves. Due to their rounded, cave-like shape and numerous terminations, they diffuse the amplified energy, softening the energy but not neutralizing it, allowing it to flow out slowly if required. They are useful for protection and aid spiritual growth. Geodes assist in breaking addictions and are beneficial for an addictive or overindulgent personality.

A single crystal point has defined faceted, pointed end and the other end tends to look ragged where it has been separated from a cluster base or cut down to be able to stand. 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.

A square crystal consolidates energy within its form. It is useful for anchoring intention and for grounding. Naturally occuing square crystals such as Fluorite can also draw off negative energy and transform it into positive.

Wands have the ability to focus energy tightly through their tip. Most wands are artificially shaped but naturally formed. Long pointed crystals such as a powerful laser Quartz are excellent healing tools. The healing ability of wands is vastly expanded when programmed with intent. When using a wand, it is important consciously to allow universal healing energy to flow in through your crown chakra, down your arm to the hand holding the wand, and then into the wand where its is amplified and passed into the patient. Using your own energy for this purpose is shortsighted and inefficient, as you will become weak and depleted and need healing yourself.