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Now That I Have My Crystals,
What Do I Do With Them?
This Amethyst flower formed inside a geode
Word stones can be given to anybody, even non believers as they
will see the power of the word
Emerald, Amazonite and Ruby wands, these can be used for both
energy and physical massage work
Chakra Necklace and Bracelet, a different crystal to represent
and work with eacg Chakra
A Quartz Scepter
Our table at Pebbles & Potions always has a big range of
crystals both rough and smooth
- What is a crystal?
- How do crystals work?
- Is the interest in crystals a New Age
- How do I choose crystals for myself?
- How do I choose crystals for someone else?
- Why would I cleanse a crystal?
- How do I cleanse a crystal?
- What does it mean to cleanse crystals?
- What is programming a crystal?
- How do I program a crystal?
- How can I meditate with crystals?
- Will crystals affect me even if I don't
do anything with them?
- Is it true that a crystal only works for
you if someone gives it to you?
- Which crystal is for good luck?
- Don't some crystals bring bad luck?
- Which are better, rough or tumbled
- What are birth stones?
- What are the chakras?
- What do the shapes of crystals mean?
- What's the difference between natural
crystals and Austrian crystals?
What is a crystal?
Technically, a mineral is
crystalline if the atoms or ions that compose it are arranged in
a geometrically precise pattern of atoms which are held together
by shared electrons.
Don't worry if you don't understand that.
The important thing to understand that this orderly pattern also
ensures that the energy emitted by a crystal is equally orderly
and consistent. A crystal's vibration and energy pattern is
steady ‑ which is one of the reasons that crystals can help to
steady the often-erratic energy patterns of humans.
How do crystals work ?
The short answer is they work on/with us on several
On a sensory level, the sight of them appeals to and
reawakens our senses, both physical awareness and a sense of
wonder. Through our awareness of its hidden treasures we
become more appreciative of our physical world.
On an energetic level crystals work in a subtle way to
unblock psychic and physical energy. Imagine for a moment
how heavy you feel when you're depressed or feeling tired or
bored or just stuck.
All of us have areas in our lives where energy is
blocked, such as prosperity, love, general health,
creativity. These blockages express themselves in the
physical body. When we place crystals on these areas (i.e.,
the throat area for creativity), their high vibration help
to raise the vibrational frequency in that area.
High vibration doesn't mean making you feel jittery. When
people are feeling hyper or want to calm their thoughts for
the purpose of meditation crystals can help to achieve
quiet. The primary purpose of crystals is to help restore
energetic balance and to open energy channels so that energy
Is the interest in crystals a New Age
Crystals have been found in Neolithic graves and barrows.
They were widely used in ancient Egypt, Mexico, Russia, and
Africa, and among Native American cultures.
How do I choose crystals for myself ?
There are many ways to choose crystals: for their beauty,
because you are drawn to a particular color, or because the
description of a crystal's energies appeal to you either
intuitively or because its characteristics correspond to an
issue you are ready to work on. We encourage intuitive choice
but an alternative is to make a list of what is missing or what you'd
like to have more in your life. Then
refer to Crystal Properties.
How do I choose crystals for someone
We again suggest you can also use
your intuition, load that person into your mind and see what
crystal you are drawn to. If you notice they wear a particular
color frequently you could choose a crystal of that color.
Alternatively refer to
If you know that someone is longing for change or growth in a
particular area give them a stone which relates to it, i.e.,
rose quartz for love, citrine, aventurine, or moss agate for
abundance. I have found it helpful NOT to say, "You really need
Why would I cleanse a crystal ?
When you first get a crystal, in order
to make it yours you want to remove from it all energy which
is neither yours or the crystal's. After you've been working
with it for a while you'll want to remove any energy you may
have released into it.
How do I cleanse a crystal ?
Refer to Crystal Cleansing
What does it mean to 'charge crystals' ?
When we charge a crystal we fill it
with a particular kind of energy. It could be the energy of
the new or full moon, the energy of an affirmation, or many
Refer to Charging your stones
What is programming a crystal?
When you program a crystal you put the
energy of chosen thoughts and feelings into the energy
pattern of a crystal.
How do I program a crystal?
Refer to Crystal Programming
- How can I meditate with crystals?
There are many ways. You can simply sit with a crystal in
your hand and make feeling its energy part of the
meditation. You can place crystals on body areas which
correspond to chakra points. You can also meditate with
crystals to which you are drawn, either holding them or,
again, placing them on your body
Will crystals affect me even if I don't
do anything with them?
I believe that they do. I first got into Crystals when I
met a man at a market with lots of beautiful crystals, I
first brought them for their natural beauty. I discovered
that that I was beginning to feel differently, more calm and
focused, but didn't know why until a friend pointed out that
we had a lot of crystals around. That was the beginning of
our fascination with the mineral kingdom.
In our experience and that of others a more beneficial
and harmonious atmosphere is created when one has crystals
in one's living and/or working environment. For particular
ways to arrange and place crystals according to the Chinese
system of feng shui.
Is it true that a crystal only works
for you if someone gives it to you?
No. But of course when somebody has gone to the effort of
selecting a crystal for you and giving it as a gift this
will give it a special energy. Greenstone is a special case
where it has been said that it should only be given as a
gift and that you should not buy it for
Which crystal is for good luck?
There is no particular crystal associated with 'good luck'.
However, choosing crystals which relate to the particular
challenges and dreams in your life and making them your
partners in creating the life you want could lead to your
feeling very lucky about the results.
Don't some crystals bring bad luck?
The only crystal I know which is associated with bad luck in
folklore is the opal. Some people believe that you can only wear
opal if it's your birthstone, others that you can only wear it
if someone gives it to you.
Opal's connection to bad luck is believed to come from a
reference in a novel by Sir Walter Scott. The only caution I
would give regarding this stone would be to avoid wearing/using
it if you're going through an emotionally intense period,
because opal intensifies emotions.
Which are better, rough or tumbled
There's no standard "better.", it's a personal
thing. We consider the more natural a stone is the more 'Raw
Energy' it contains. When a stone forms into points and
clusters, I prefer to use them because their energy has not
been altered. Stones which don't usually appear in such
are often enhanced by being polished. Certainly, they are often
more beautiful. When a stone is carved into a shape with
particular meaning, i.e., spheres, eggs, pyramids, this can also
heighten its power. Refer to
What are birth stones?
A birth stone is believed to have a connection with an
individual's astrological sun sign. However, I have seen dozens
of different birth stone charts, all different, because of this
I discourage you from worrying about what the book says and
encourage you to choose with the heart.
What are the chakras?
Chakra is the Sanskrit word for wheel. Chakras are spinning
wheels of light found in the aura, an electromagnetic force
field which surrounds every living being. The energy of the aura
is that of our thoughts and feelings, and the chakras
concentrate and coordinate the flow of these energies in and
from the physical body.
Each chakra corresponds not only to a physical body point,
but to areas of life, e.g., first chakra - survival, fourth
chakra - love. When we have blockages, such as a fear about our
ability to survive, this may result in a blockage of energy flow
through that chakra. Refer to Chakras
What do the shapes of crystals mean?
Whether a crystal's shape is natural or carved, there is
usually some significance to it. A crystal cluster signifies
individuals living in harmony. A sphere symbolizes perfection
and completion; an egg represents something new being
created. Refer to Crystal shapes
What's the difference between natural
crystals and Austrian crystals?
Natural crystals are found in the earth, where they were
formed millions of years ago. They come in a variety of
mineral compositions, colors, and shapes. Austrian crystals
are human-made, and can also be called leaded glass. While
they are not known (by me) to have healing properties they
can have a positive effect on the energy balance in a space
and of course they can add "sparkle" to your life.