Posted on by Candice Ruck

Since the earliest civilizations, crystals have been a sacred part of rituals, magick, and spiritual rites. Every crystal has its unique metaphysical properties, helping heal, enlighten, and magickly manifest. While crystals come in many different natural shapes and sizes, carving gemstones into symbolic, sacred shapes is age-old. Various formations, natural and hand-rendered, serve a variety of purposes, intensifying the stone's energy and adding complementary qualities to magickal workings and rituals. In today's day and age, the healing stone industry is booming, leaving many crystal lovers feeling like kids in a candy store. But, where to begin? Here's a helpful guide that should help!

Bowls

Crystal bowls are as multipurpose as the ones in the cupboard! Whenever you add herbs to the bowl, they are amplified and combined with the energy of the bowl’s crystal. For instance, a moonstone bowl filled with violet, hawthorn, and primrose is ideal for goddess offerings or invocation. You can also harvest Full Moon and rainwater in water-safe dishes, charge crystals, cleanse tools or imbue your charms and jewelry with added spiritual power.

Charging Plates

Charging plates work a lot like bowls, clearing, charging, and amplifying the spiritual energy of other crystals, tools, charms, and herbs. If you can think of an intention, you can likely find a crystal charging plate to help manifest it. Charging plates can be excellent additions to crystal grids, amplifying individual crystals or the all-encompassing energy of the grid itself. 

Chips

Good things come in small packages! Chip stones are often disregarded as decoration, but they pack a powerful punch while taking up little space. Place ritual candles in a bowl filled with them or add them to oils, tinctures, and spell jars. Garden and Hedge witches, whose plants have a special place in their lives, add chip stones to soil for drainage and enhance magickal properties. 

Cubes

Associated with the element of earth and the tarot suit of pentacles, cubes have a grounded, stable resonance pairing well with earth elemental magick. Place Angelite cubes around your bed for more vivid dreams or black tourmaline around the home for protection and emotional harmony. 

Flames

As implied by their name, flame crystals represent fire, pairing well with fire elemental magick. Use a selenite flame to consecrate your sacred space or a smoky quartz flame to cleanse and banish negativity. Some practice a type of "fire scrying" by crystal gazing with these crystal flames that are never extinguished.

Hearts

Placing a heart-shaped crystal over the heart chakra can help expand the heart and heal emotional wounds. Large hearts can be placed throughout the home or workspace to manifest love and light in the hearts of all who enter. Incorporated in magick for self-love, forgiveness, relationship, or romance, heart-shaped crystals attract, manifest, and amplify the loving energy we could all use more of. 

Massage Wands

Massage wands are a soothing tool for applying balms, salves, and oils. Try rose quartz for added pain relief or anxiety reduction. You can also combine with a crystal bowl to gently crush herbs as a ceremonial mortar and pestle. For those working with energy, wands are a great way to stir, clear, and channel energy, especially within the body. 

Points

There are single and double terminated crystals. Single terminated direct the energy from the base of the crystal through the point, double-terminated channel energy out of both ends. Single terminated points can be used as wands, to direct energy up or down, as you would when grounding or cleansing, and to send magickal intentions up to the divine realm or into the universe.

Double terminated crystals can be used to write invisible sigils or symbols, taking spiritual energy in one end and manifesting your will out of the other. By holding a double-pointed crystal, you simultaneously channel and release energy, taking in what you desire and releasing what you don't. 

Palm Stones

Palm stones and worry stones share a similar vibration and are differentiated based primarily on size. These stones are known for their grounded, pure resonance. With less of the stone being carved and rendered, they have the more natural energy of being freshly unearthed. Holding them during meditation and journeying can bring balance and tranquility to the experience.

Pendulums

Pendulums direct and channel energy. Used most commonly for divination, interpretation, and channeling spiritual messages, pendulums' other uses are often overlooked. They are sensitive to benevolent and malevolent energy within spaces and stagnant or weak energy within the body, enabling you to fine-tune targeted spells and rituals. 

Pyramids

Incorporated in grids, pyramids intensify intentions and amplify vibrations. They combine the cube's grounded resonance with a point's energy channeling ability, grounding your desire while sending your will out into the universe. They are powerful tools for manifestation, a megaphone for magickal intentions! 

Spheres

Also known as crystal balls, spheres have traditionally been used for scrying. Symbols of psychic development, crystal orbs can be placed around a ritual space to heighten receptivity and clearing negative or unwanted energy. Manifesting a harmonious, balanced energy, crystals spheres are strong allies during meditation and journeying. 

Towers

Like crystals points, towers channel and direct energy out of their pointed or tapered end. High vibrational towers like selenite and amethyst can be used to raise the vibration of a space or spells. Also known as generators, they can be used like pyramids, placed on top of sigils or written intentions to amplify the energy of magickal petitions.

Tumbled 

The discussion of tumbled versus raw crystals is a modern one and remains highly debated. While some advocate for raw crystals as having a purer, more intense energy, tumbled crystals are easily carried in pockets, purses, and the little secret among crystal lovers, bras. They are affordable, multipurpose, and emit a gentle energy, keeping you aligned with intentions and the universe.

In the end, raw, tumbled, or carved part of crystals' magic is belief in their power. So, no matter what crystals you use in your magick, do so with an open mind and a committed heart.

Since the earliest civilizations, crystals have been a sacred part of rituals, magick, and spiritual rites. Every crystal has its unique metaphysical properties, helping heal, enlighten, and magickly manifest. While crystals come in many different natural shapes and sizes, carving gemstones into symbolic, sacred shapes is age-old. Various formations, natural and hand-rendered, serve a variety of purposes, intensifying the stone's energy and adding complementary qualities to magickal workings and rituals. In today's day and age, the healing stone industry is booming, leaving many crystal lovers feeling like kids in a candy store. But, where to begin? Here's a helpful guide that should help!

Bowls

Crystal bowls are as multipurpose as the ones in the cupboard! Whenever you add herbs to the bowl, they are amplified and combined with the energy of the bowl’s crystal. For instance, a moonstone bowl filled with violet, hawthorn, and primrose is ideal for goddess offerings or invocation. You can also harvest Full Moon and rainwater in water-safe dishes, charge crystals, cleanse tools or imbue your charms and jewelry with added spiritual power.

Charging Plates

Charging plates work a lot like bowls, clearing, charging, and amplifying the spiritual energy of other crystals, tools, charms, and herbs. If you can think of an intention, you can likely find a crystal charging plate to help manifest it. Charging plates can be excellent additions to crystal grids, amplifying individual crystals or the all-encompassing energy of the grid itself. 

Chips

Good things come in small packages! Chip stones are often disregarded as decoration, but they pack a powerful punch while taking up little space. Place ritual candles in a bowl filled with them or add them to oils, tinctures, and spell jars. Garden and Hedge witches, whose plants have a special place in their lives, add chip stones to soil for drainage and enhance magickal properties. 

Cubes

Associated with the element of earth and the tarot suit of pentacles, cubes have a grounded, stable resonance pairing well with earth elemental magick. Place Angelite cubes around your bed for more vivid dreams or black tourmaline around the home for protection and emotional harmony. 

Flames

As implied by their name, flame crystals represent fire, pairing well with fire elemental magick. Use a selenite flame to consecrate your sacred space or a smoky quartz flame to cleanse and banish negativity. Some practice a type of "fire scrying" by crystal gazing with these crystal flames that are never extinguished.

Hearts

Placing a heart-shaped crystal over the heart chakra can help expand the heart and heal emotional wounds. Large hearts can be placed throughout the home or workspace to manifest love and light in the hearts of all who enter. Incorporated in magick for self-love, forgiveness, relationship, or romance, heart-shaped crystals attract, manifest, and amplify the loving energy we could all use more of. 

Massage Wands

Massage wands are a soothing tool for applying balms, salves, and oils. Try rose quartz for added pain relief or anxiety reduction. You can also combine with a crystal bowl to gently crush herbs as a ceremonial mortar and pestle. For those working with energy, wands are a great way to stir, clear, and channel energy, especially within the body. 

Points

There are single and double terminated crystals. Single terminated direct the energy from the base of the crystal through the point, double-terminated channel energy out of both ends. Single terminated points can be used as wands, to direct energy up or down, as you would when grounding or cleansing, and to send magickal intentions up to the divine realm or into the universe.

Double terminated crystals can be used to write invisible sigils or symbols, taking spiritual energy in one end and manifesting your will out of the other. By holding a double-pointed crystal, you simultaneously channel and release energy, taking in what you desire and releasing what you don't. 

Palm Stones

Palm stones and worry stones share a similar vibration and are differentiated based primarily on size. These stones are known for their grounded, pure resonance. With less of the stone being carved and rendered, they have the more natural energy of being freshly unearthed. Holding them during meditation and journeying can bring balance and tranquility to the experience.

Pendulums

Pendulums direct and channel energy. Used most commonly for divination, interpretation, and channeling spiritual messages, pendulums' other uses are often overlooked. They are sensitive to benevolent and malevolent energy within spaces and stagnant or weak energy within the body, enabling you to fine-tune targeted spells and rituals. 

Pyramids

Incorporated in grids, pyramids intensify intentions and amplify vibrations. They combine the cube's grounded resonance with a point's energy channeling ability, grounding your desire while sending your will out into the universe. They are powerful tools for manifestation, a megaphone for magickal intentions! 

Spheres

Also known as crystal balls, spheres have traditionally been used for scrying. Symbols of psychic development, crystal orbs can be placed around a ritual space to heighten receptivity and clearing negative or unwanted energy. Manifesting a harmonious, balanced energy, crystals spheres are strong allies during meditation and journeying. 

Towers

Like crystals points, towers channel and direct energy out of their pointed or tapered end. High vibrational towers like selenite and amethyst can be used to raise the vibration of a space or spells. Also known as generators, they can be used like pyramids, placed on top of sigils or written intentions to amplify the energy of magickal petitions.

Tumbled 

The discussion of tumbled versus raw crystals is a modern one and remains highly debated. While some advocate for raw crystals as having a purer, more intense energy, tumbled crystals are easily carried in pockets, purses, and the little secret among crystal lovers, bras. They are affordable, multipurpose, and emit a gentle energy, keeping you aligned with intentions and the universe.

In the end, raw, tumbled, or carved part of crystals' magic is belief in their power. So, no matter what crystals you use in your magick, do so with an open mind and a committed heart.