Quartz Crystals with Special
HOW CRYSTALS GROW:
Generally, quartz crystals grow
in a hexagonal (six sided) structure, with additional faces sloping
towards a point at one end. A crystal with these characteristics is
itself also called a POINT. Points may be totally clear and transparent,
or they may contain streaks, lines, rainbows, water bubbles or other
inclusions. They may also appear cloudy if they have grown in a place
where it freezes in the winter. Optical clarity usually has little to do
with a crystal's quality and its ability to amplify the subtle energies.
WHAT CRYSTALS DO:
Quartz crystals are a gift from
the earth. They have the ability to amplify or strengthen the things in
you that are positive, and can help you put away things that cause you
fear or anger. They can strengthen your ability to be a loving person,
and can enhance your abilities to enjoy life and accomplish the things
you want in life. They can amplify INTENTION, reduce stress, help with
CENTERING (balancing or calming), strengthen HEALING abilities, and
surround you with PROTECTION by amplifying white light. Any healthy
quartz crystal point can strengthen these things and help produce
personal growth by amplifying the subtle energies that flow inside you.
To select a crystal, first put
yourself in a calm space. Hold the crystal in your right hand with the
point towards you. Feel it physically. Be open to sensations like
TINGLING, or change in temperature. Also feel the crystal emotionally.
Think of the purpose you want it for, and see if you feel attracted to
it. Be more concerned with how it feels than how it looks. Allow the
crystal to pick you by interacting with it in this way. And remember to
go with your initial feeling. If you need a specialized type of crystal
to work with, consider one of the types described below.
THE MOST USUAL
FORM OF QUARTZ CRYSTALS:
Quartz crystals exist in a
number of varieties. In particular, some forms of quartz have
different numbers of edges surrounding the largest of the faces that
slope toward the point. A quartz crystal with six edges on the
largest face is the most usual type. It acts as a comprehensive
amplifier of energy in that it strengthens all of a person's energies or
human qualities. Its attributes are the most general because it
does not have the more specific characteristics of the isis, channeling,
or grounding crystals that are described below, which have 5, 7 or 8
Identifying Special Properties in Quartz Crystals
In addition to the general
characteristics mentioned above, quartz crystals sometimes have other
special attributes that enhance their power. To identify these special
types of crystals, pay particular attention to the largest of the faces
that slope toward the point. Does it have pyramids (triangles) on it?
Count the number of edges surrounding the face. This number can be
anywhere from 3 to 8, and is one of the things that determines the
special characteristics of the crystal. In addition to strengthening the
Inner Being as all crystals do, the crystals listed below are true
teachers and provide additional special help. Most of them are
relatively rare, and they should be highly treasured when one of them
CRYSTALS have five edges
surrounding the largest sloping face. These crystals strongly amplify
the feminine energy, and can help you get in touch with the 'female' or
unselfish side of yourself, no matter whether you are a man or a woman.
These crystals are useful in balancing your male-female energy if the
female energy has been suppressed, or if you need a greater balance of
female energy for any reason. Isis crystals put you in touch with the
power of the Goddess.
For men, the Isis crystal will
help you become more in tune with your feminine side and to become more
aware of the aspects of women that you may find troubling.
For women, the Isis crystal
will help you regain some of the power and energy that society has taken
from you. Teaches that feminine is not weak. Anyone doing healing work
with another person needs the Isis energy to be effective.
The Isis crystal should be
carried or held when dealing with issues that are emotional and
Exercise: Isis crystals
can be used to project nurturing energy toward another person. To do
this, sit quietly with the Isis crystal in your hand with the point
directed away from you. Visualize the person that you wish to help and
visualize white light going from the point of the crystal and
surrounding the person.
To nurture yourself, sit with
the Isis crystal in your hand with the point directed toward you.
Visualize white light going from the point of the crystal and
surrounding you. After doing this you should feel strong and cared for.
CRYSTALS have seven edges
surrounding the largest sloping face. These crystals are especially
useful for obtaining information from deep within yourself or from
sources that are outside of your normal realm. They can help you draw on
the knowledge and information that is provided by the universe, and can
aid you in getting help from a higher source. A channeling crystal can
be used anytime you are seeking answers or help from outside of
yourself. You must `listen' very carefully when using this crystal and
realize that answers can come from many sources.
Communication with Guide:
A channeling crystal is a line of communication with sources outside
yourself. Generally, the main source is your guide. A guide is a
non-physical entity whose primary job is to look after you. Every human
being has a guide. Guides are sometimes called other things, such as
conscience, or angels, but they are always with us. We must learn to
listen to what they have to say. Your guide will never tell you what to
do, or interfere in other ways with what you want to do, but your guide
is there to help you find answers for yourself. And you can use your
channeling crystal to let your guide be your conscience.
A channeling crystal can only
be used by the person holding it. In other words, you can't send the
energy to someone else in order to let him receive the information
directly. However, since guides communicate readily with each other, you
can become good at getting information to people by asking your guide to
give you the needed information for someone else, and then relaying it
to the person. This is how you channel information for others.
Channeling crystals amplify the quiet inner voice of your guide, and can
be a big help in learning how to channel information, both for yourself
and for others.
Exercise: Sit quietly
holding the channeling crystal in your hand and focus on or consider the
problem or area that you need help with. `Listen' carefully but remember
that the answer might not come immediately. Often, in the beginning you
may find that you wake up some morning and seem to `know' what to do.
When you are working on a problem, keep the channeling crystal with you
as much as possible and keep it close at night. Sometimes that is the
only time the answers can come clearly when you are just starting to
CRYSTALS have eight edges
surrounding the largest sloping face. They are quite rare and not always
easily available. Grounding is the ability to deal with practical
matters in a realistic way. For example, in dealing with the question
`How am I going to make a living', a grounded person will consider his
skills and decide how best to use those skills to make a living. An
ungrounded or `spacey' person does not like to deal with the practical
or realistic aspects of life.
Grounding crystals help you
deal with practical matters in a realistic way. They connect you with
the earth and keep your energies from being scattered. They help you
think clearly and express yourself clearly. When used in meditation they
help you form a strong connection with higher knowledge, but keep you
grounded so that you can apply that information in practical terms. When
using a grounding crystal to work through a personal problem, remember
that it will require you to look at the truth of the situation and
compel you to deal with that truth.
It is sometimes difficult to
recognize times when you need this crystal because not being grounded
can be a way of life for some people. These days, it is common to be a
little spacey because of things going on in our world. When you are
having trouble concentrating, feeling a reluctance to tackle a task that
needs doing, or find yourself running in circles but accomplishing
nothing, you need a grounding crystal.
Exercise: Sit quietly
holding the crystal. Visualize yourself firmly rooted to the earth.
Breathe deeply and visualize the roots going deeper into the earth.
Continue this exercise until you feel calm and peaceful. When you are
having a `spacey' time be sure to keep your grounding crystal close to
you. Some people may need to keep it with them most of the time.
You can sometimes help another
person become more grounded by sitting quietly, holding your grounding
crystal, and visualizing that person being firmly rooted to the earth.
CRYSTALS have a small diamond shaped
face which takes the place of one of the corners where two of the
parallel faces usually meet the corresponding two sloping faces. Window
crystals are introspection crystals in that they help you see what is
inside yourself. They help bring things to the surface so you can see
them and effectively deal with them. If you are having problems and
aren't sure why, a window crystal can be a good help.
Window crystals are used for
working within yourself to deal with problems and changes that must be
made in your life. They are used in meditation to help you solve
problems that are troubling your Inner Being. For example, if you find
you are very jealous of a friend, you can use a window crystal to work
within yourself to find the reason and deal with it.
Think of a window crystal as a
window into your soul. These are very personal crystals, and when one
comes into your hands, it is intended to help you specifically.
Exercise: Sit with the
crystal in your hand and concentrate on whatever there is within you
that needs dealing with or changing. Just sit quietly and allow your
mind to go where it wants to go. If you aren't sure what changes you
need to make, sit with the crystal and ask it directly to help you find
the areas in your life that may be causing you problems that you are not
This crystal can be used when
trying to help someone else solve problems. If a friend comes to you to
talk about a problem have him hold the window crystal while you talk. It
can help him open up.
KEEPERS have a pyramid shaped
indention or elevation that appears to be etched on one of the
sloping faces. These are fairly rare, and often the pyramid will not be
noticed until the crystal comes into the hands of the person it was
meant to work with. Sometimes the pyramid can disappear and sometimes
more pyramids show up. Each of these crystals has its own special lesson
to teach, usually the lesson the person most needs to learn.
Record keepers differ from
window crystals in that window crystals help you look inside yourself to
let you see the various things you need to learn, while record keepers
deal with a specific lesson that you need to learn. A record keeper will
often pass from your hands very quickly once the lesson is learned.
Carry your record keeper or put
it close to your bed so that it can work with you. It can also be used
Some crystals have several
special characteristics, i.e. an Isis with a Record. In this case there
is a specific lesson to learn that deals with the feminine side of your
energy. If you have an Isis with a window it means that you need to look
inside to find the areas in your feminine side that are causing you
CRYSTALS have two terminations
(points) at the same end, which have developed from a single base. You
can tell a twin crystal from two crystals that are simply attached to
each other, by the fact that both parts of a twin crystal are exactly
parallel to each other, and have no boundary between them in at least a
small region of the crystal. These are wonderful crystals to use when
dealing with `relationship' things. They can help you gain insight into
the underlying problems in a relationship, and help work through them.
They can generate very positive energy towards improving a relationship.
This works for any kind of relationship, not only a man-woman
relationship. A twin with a rainbow can be very effectively used to
project healing energy into a relationship or to keep a good
When you are having a problem
with a relationship sit quietly with the twin and ask for help.
Remember, that answers come from many directions.
Twins are personal crystals as
one of the twins is very closely tuned to your energy, so it is not
possible to use this crystal to work for others in relationship matters.
TERMINATED CRYSTALS are crystals that
have points on both ends, allowing energy to flow readily in both
directions. Double terminated crystals strengthen energy flow, and are
especially useful when you need to share or exchange energy between you
and another person. They are useful when you are working to help other
people, for example in massage or counseling, where energy needs to flow
in both directions. In these situations, energy flows toward you when
you tune in to a person to find out what that person needs, and energy
flows from you when you give the person the needed healing energy.
Double terminated crystals are very important to people doing healing
work for themselves or others. They also help teach sharing through
Exercise: If you are
feeling out of balance with the world, sit quietly and hold the double
terminated crystal in your right hand. Visualize white light flowing
into the first point, through the crystal and out the other point
directly into your body.
If working with someone else,
visualize energy flowing into you through the top of your head, down
your arm, through the crystal, and into the other person. This can be
done while you are with the person or it can work from a distance.
If you have children, try using
this crystal to send positive energy to the child when the child is
upset or angry. It can have a very calming effect on both of you.
have a rainbow reflected from within the crystal. Usually they are best
viewed in sunlight. These crystals are especially good as meditation
crystals for working deep within the subconscious. They work
particularly well to lighten the mood for people experiencing sadness,
grief or depression. Just holding a rainbow crystal can lighten your
mood. Rainbow crystals are also very good at drawing negativity from a
room or a situation. Always cleanse a crystal that has been used to
clear negativity by letting it sit in the sunshine for a while.
crystals bring joy into your life. If you are sad or depressed sit and
meditate on the rainbow. It can help lighten your mood. If working with
another, let him hold the crystal if he is with you. If he is not with
you, hold the rainbow and visualize white light leaving the rainbow and
going to him.
WITH BABIES are crystals that have
tiny crystals growing inside a larger crystal. These are very good
for people who have had traumatic childhoods, physically or emotionally.
They are helpful for people who are blocking painful memories. They help
bring the cause of the pain to the surface and allow the person to
successfully deal with it, while shielding that person from the pain
those memories can cause. These crystals work well for people who are
working through current family problems.
Work slowly with this type of
crystal, so that things can be cleared at your own pace. You may not
feel inclined to work with it at all in the beginning. Don't force
yourself. When you are ready, you will find yourself drawn to that
particular crystal. You may have this crystal for years before you use
Also, sometimes crystals come
to you so that they can go to someone else. For example, someone might
receive a crystal with babies, have it for some time and not be drawn to
it at all. Suddenly they will have an urge to pass it on to someone
You can use this crystal in
meditation or just keep it close to you. Just be prepared to deal with
whatever comes up. Try to have some sort of support around you if you
are going to work with this crystal.
have a smaller crystal growing out from them. This `trigger' can
be gently squeezed to activate the power of the crystal and strengthen
its attributes. These are just used for a surge of a particular kind of
SELF-HEALED & PHANTOM CRYSTALS:
A self-healed crystal is one that has been broken off and damaged
quite badly, but then begins to grow again. A phantom is a crystal that
has had some impurity drop on it during growth, but then continues to
grow right around the impurity. Either of these types of crystal can
help you heal from being hurt, heal from emotional injuries. These are
important crystals that will usually come into your life at a time when
you are carrying a lot of pain. Just sitting with this crystal will help
you deal with the pain effectively.
These represent community and are very powerful at clearing any negative
energy from a room. Just set one out somewhere and allow it to work to
clear the environment.
CLUSTERS: These particular clusters are
mined in a very small area of the Colorado Rockies. They are powerful in
keeping the spirit centered because they carry a special kind of energy
that keeps all the energy centers within the body aligned, balanced, and
in harmony with each other.
CRYSTALS: Crystals from Brazil have the
special quality of enhancing your ability to project energy over a
distance. For example, in some of the above exercises, where you are
sending healing energy to someone that is too far away for you to touch
physically, hold a Brazilian crystal along with the other crystal to
strengthen the transmission.
These extremely rare crystals are hand mined high in the mountains of
Tibet, and are carried down the mountainside by backpack. Tibetan
crystals are for protection. Just having a Tibetan crystal close to you
puts up an automatic shield against negative energy. It also helps
shield you from other people's negative energy. This shield is even
stronger if you do a centering exercise while holding the crystal.