Uses of Crystals
Hold a crystal during meditation
One of the simplest ways to connect with crystals is through meditation. Start by holding your crystal in one or both hands as you close your eyes and focus on your breath. You may feel your body sinking deeper into the earth, creating a grounding effect. You may feel a lightness surround you. Or you may not feel anything right away. Sometimes certain crystals don’t resonate, and other times they make the hairs on your skin stand up. Each crystal will feel different, so be patient and keep experimenting.
Create a crystal grid
Spiritually, a grid is a pattern in which stones are arranged in a sacred flower-like pattern called the “Flower of Life”. Crystal grids can be used to amplify the power of the crystals, to protect or cleanse spaces, or to direct healing towards someone else.
Add crystals to your altar
Adding crystals to your at-home altar will give it a beautiful boost of earth energy. A crystal point with one sharp edge can also help magnify the intentions you set in your space. Simply placing some of them on top of a piece of paper with your intention written on it could be a force of good luck.
Carry a crystal with you
The more contact you have with a crystal, the more aware you’ll be of its energy. I recommend carrying a crystal with you in your pocket or purse and pulling it out whenever you need to center yourself or bring your attention back to the intention you’re working toward.
Place crystals on your body
Putting crystals on your body has a completely different effect than simply holding them. If you’re working on healing a specific chakra, pick a stone that corresponds to that chakra and place it where that chakra lives in the body. This serves to stir the energy around that chakra and bring up the emotions that you need to heal.
Take crystals to bed
Sleeping with or near your crystals can be super helpful for anything from calming nighttime anxiety, helping you sleep, or enhancing your dreams.
Use crystals during your yoga practice
Keeping crystals on your yoga mat helps create a tranquil space for you to practice. You can even place crystals on your body during savasana to encourage a deeper state of meditation.
Wear your crystals as jewelry
One of the best ways to invite crystal healing into your life is to turn to the vibrations of gemstone jewelry. Whether you pick crystal bead bracelets, necklaces, or even rings, having the stone directly pressed against the skin allows healing vibrations to connect with your body and stabilize your chakras. Gemstone jewelry is also a low maintenance way to make the most of crystal healing.
Welcome crystals as part of your décor
Simply having crystals in the space you occupy will bring a flush of positive energy, lend protection and self-love, and keep out toxic vibes. Whether you need a little healing in your workspace, between the sheets, or in areas of careful communication, welcome crystals as part of your décor and feel the mood instantly shift. Black Tourmaline is an amazing protective stone for fighting off EMF in the office.
Place in your bath
Run yourself a goddess bath, pop your hot water happy crystals in there and climb on in. A crystal bath is an amazing way to get a divine boost of dreamy detoxing and healing. When we are immersed in warm water we tend to be softer, less stressed, and more open to receiving what the crystals have to give. Selenite is a soft angelic stone for this.
Incorporate crystals into your rituals
Whether using your crystals when smudging a space or to dispel negative energy from a room, there are lots of lovely little rituals that bring out the best in your stones sublime power. Crystals thrive off the intention, and you can work them into your full moon meditation rituals, your daily yoga practice, and when reciting your morning affirmations.
Use crystals in your Tarot reading
Whether you’re a professional tarot reader or if you have more of a personal interest in divination, we know you’re always looking for ways to get more answers and insight from your readings.
Adding crystals to the mix can certainly help. Because of the psychic properties and different auras they contain, crystals can directly impact the energy of a reading, ensuring that you interpret the cards in the right way.
Crystals can also block negative energy, help to create a sense of calm in the client and the reader, and allow you to see new things in the cards.