DIFFERENT SHAPES AFFECT HOW A CRYSTAL TRANSMITS ENERGY
The shape of a crystal can influence the work a crystal can assist with. Some shapes are better for certain tasks than others. Find out more below!
A cluster is a group of crystals that are physically attached to each other on a matrix (sharing a common base) or floating free. Clusters form naturally.
The crystals can be single or double terminated or combinations of both. There may be hundreds of points, or only two, but they live together in an evolved community of peace and harmony.
They serve to bring the “group” energy of the associated crystal to the surroundings, enhancing harmony and peace in groups, in the family, and in other social and/or business environments.
The energy generated is directly proportional to the number of crystals in the cluster. The auric light that surrounds a cluster is very bright and strong, and will bathe an entire area or room in radiance.
They can also be used to activate and to cleanse other minerals, enhancing and increasing their energy.
They can be placed in areas to purify the environment of negative energies and feelings, and to foster protection, cooperation, purification, harmony, friendship and intimacy.
This crystal shape can also be referred to as a plate or burr. Sometimes this shape is referred to as a geode (especially with amethyst & citrine), but this is an incorrect term. An easy way to remember the difference between a cluster an a geode is that a geode resembles a crystal cave.
Egg-shaped crystals confine and shape energy and can be used to detect and re-balance blockages in the body.
The more pointed end is also great as a massage, reflexology or acupuncture tool.
They are great “hand comforters” during stressful times.
GALLETS & FREEFORMS
Gallets (pronounced Gallay) are different to tumbled stones in that they are individually selected A Grade raw crystals shaped and polished by hand.
They are made in all sizes of freeforms, and sometimes a flat base is cut to allow the freeform to stand (called a standing freeform).
These crystals gently radiate energy in all directions, and can also be wonderful ‘hand comforters’ during stressful times.
A Geode is a cluster formation surrounded by rock, forming a hollow in the middle – like a miniature Crystal cave. Usually a round hollow created by gas bubbles in magmatic rock or spaces where organic material has been removed in sedimentary material. The nodules are lined with crystals, usually different forms of Quartz or Calcite. Amethyst is commonly seen in geode form.
While geodes form naturally, they can sometimes be found with a polished ‘face’ (creating a smooth, flat edge to the cave where it was broken open) or other variations of polish.
These Crystals can hold and amplify energy within themselves, diffusing the energy softly.
Geodes are wonderful for protection, spiritual growth, breaking addictions and overindulgent personalities.
Hearts are crystals that, like gallets, have been carefully selected, polished and shaped by hand.
A crystal polished and shaped into a heart represent love, our heart and connection to our heart Chakra. Crystal hearts can be placed over the heart chakra during healing work.
Heart shaped crystals can help you attract love and are wonderful for new relationships. Hearts bring loving energy and balance into existing relationships.
They heal emotional wounds and heartache.
They can be carried with you, or placed around the home or used in crystal grids.
A crystal point may have one point (a single termination) or have a point at either end (a double termination). Points form naturally (like Quartz) and are also found in polished form.
Points come in many, many different formations – natural formations as well as polished, each with additional energetic properties. This can be explored in Crystal Formations, where we delve into specific formations of points in detail.
Aiming the point away from the you draws off negative energy, and pointing towards you channels energy into the body.
A double termination radiates and absorbs energy at both ends at the same time. This is a stone of balance, integrating spirit and matter. They can create a bridge between two energy points.
These crystals are great at absorbing negative energy and breaking old patterns. Placed on the third eye chakra they help activate our natural telepathy.
Pyramid shaped crystals occur naturally and can also be found in polished form. Apophyllite is an example of a naturally occurring pyramid form.
Polished pyramids are growing somewhat more rare as they are very difficult and time consuming to make, leading to less of them being produced. These hand shaped pyramids enhance and focus the inherent properties of the original crystal used.
Pyramids amplify and then tightly focus energy through the apex, and are able to assist you in manifesting (think “The Secret”).
They can draw off negative energy and blockages from the chakra and replenish it with vibrant energy.
NATURAL ROUGH PIECES
These are crystals that have not been cut, shaped or polished. They include crystals that are in their natural formation as well as small chunks or pieces of crystals that have formed in large veins.
Natural rough pieces of crystals radiate energy from each edge or facet of its shape.
Crystal spheres are crystals that have been polished into a ball shape. Generally high grades are used. While a clear quartz crystal ball is by far the most well known, spheres are available in many different crystals.
Their rounded shape allows energy to radiate in all directions perfectly equally.
They can also be used as a window into the past and future as they move energy through time.
Square crystals are cube-shaped. Galena and Iron Pyrite can both be found naturally in this form.
This crystal consolidates energy within itself.
It’s a great crystal to anchor intentions and for grounding.
They can also draw off negative energy and transform it into positive energy.
This is the most common polished shape of crystals available. Tumbled stones are made with small chunks or chips of crystal, polished in bulk with a machine to make them smooth and shiny.
Tumbled stones are all-purpose and like gallets, radiate energy gently in all directions.
You can place them directly on the body for healing and are very useful for grids.
Tumbled stones are also easy to carry with you. In this form, they tend to be less fragile than their natural state.