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Crystal Shapes & Their Meanings

Not only do crystals come in all different colours, will all different properties, but they also come in all different shapes! These shapes have different meanings too, and whilst they don’t change the energy the crystal emits, they do change the way you receive said energy. Here are some of the common crystal shapes and their meanings so next time you’re choosing a crystal, you know it’s going to pair well with your intention and enhance the energy!

Tumblestones
The most common way for a crystal to come in is in a tumblestone. These are just pieces of crystal that have gone through a tumble machine to create a small and smooth piece that is excellent to keep in your pocket or in a dish at home. They tend to be less expensive than other pieces, so they are great for beginners or those starting their crystal collection. Even for the crystal pros, tumblestones are a must have for keeping in your pocket so you can feel it’s energy whenever you need it.

Points, Towers, Pyramids & Obelisks
These pieces can go by different names but the main principle is that they have a flat base and a point at the tip. As the name suggests, these pieces help keep you sharp and on point. It helps you keep you focused, especially on a goal or intention, making it an excellent tool for manifestation work. The flat base works as an anchor for your intention, whilst the point helps direct your intention and radiate it out through the Universe!


Spheres
These crystal pieces are perfectly round and smooth – reminiscent of the world. This is why they are excellent tools at helping us feel connected to the Universal Energy all around us and reminding us that we are a part of something greater. As they are evenly round, it also helps emit energy equally to all sides helping us feel balanced. They are great for meditative work as they fit nicely in the palm of your hand.

Wands
These crystal pieces can vary quite a bit but the principle is the same. They may be double terminated and have a point at each end, or they may have one pointed end and one smooth end, or they could be smooth both ends! Wands allow energy to flow and be directed – the energy can travel up and down, in and out. This makes them excellent tools for healing! You can release any negative energy out whilst bringing healing energy in. You can use them to intuitively scan the body to locate any blockages, or to move any energy between the chakras.

Hearts
These crystals have been carved in the shape of a heart. As the name suggests, these pieces resonate with the heart and are excellent at opening your heart chakra to all kinds of love! The energy these pieces emit are more loving and softer, making it excellent if you need gentler healing. They help us feel at peace and in harmony, free of any emotional trauma or wounds. They can also be used to enhance the energy of your relationship corner and can facilitate loving energy between two partners!

CategoriesCrystals Educational Energy Clearing & Feng Shui Tips & Advice

The Relationship Corner

According to Feng Shui, each area of your home represents an area of your life. If the energy in this area of your home is balanced, then that area of your life will be balanced. However, if the area is cluttered or in disarray, then this can have detrimental affect on your life. You can manipulate this energy to enhance aspects of your life.

The relationship corner is found in the right hand corner of your bedroom, with your back against the bedroom door. First of all, you need to think about what you have in this corner and whether it represents love. For example, don’t keep your bin in this corner! Also throw away anything that is no longer serving you, as clutter holds onto negative energy.

Once you have done this, you can start incorporating objects that will enhance your love life and symbolise the relationships you desire.

You could put two chunks of Rose Quartz to represent yourself and your partner, or one if you are single. Rose Quartz is the crystal for love, and can help stimulate loving energies in your life. You could even place it in a heart dish for extra energy!

You could put one of our relationship figurines in this corner as well. This can represent your current relationship or the relationship you desire.

Whatever you do, make sure you place it with intention!

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Crystals & How To Use Them!

We’ve noticed that crystals have risen in popularity massively over the last couple of months, and we’re having new customers come in daily looking to start their collection! Crystals are a great way to enhance your life, but a lot of people still don’t understand what they do and how to use them. It can be confusing, especially when there are literally hundreds of different crystals out there, all with different properties!

The main thing to remember when starting out your crystal collection is that it is completely up to you. There is no right or wrong way to incorporate crystals into your life; what works for one person may not work for you.

We’re going to tell you a little more about crystals and some of their uses below to get you started on your crystal journey. Remember to do what feels comfortable to you and listen to your intuition.

How do crystals work?
This is a question we get asked the most by people, and it is all to do with the Universal Energy. Everything, from the trees to the dishwasher, is built up with this energy – it’s just that everything vibrates at different frequencies. The vibrations in crystals can help influence and direct the energy within our bodies, and can affect our body, mind and soul depending on the type of crystal. For example, Amethyst omits a frequency that has a calming and peaceful effect. This idea has been around for thousands of years, with mentions of crystals and their properties in Ancient Egyptian and Indian texts.

What type of crystals are there?
There are hundreds of crystals out there, with some rarer than others. It can be overwhelming, but there have been a lot of books written about crystals and their properties. To start your collection, we would recommend looking at the more popular ones; Clear Quartz for healing, Amethyst for relaxation, Rose Quartz for love and Citrine for abundance. There’s loads more out there, all with specific properties. If there’s something you’re looking for, have a look on our website or ask us and we will find one to suit your needs!

The golden rule for crystals is that they pick you, which is why we think it’s best to choose your crystals in person. If a crystal keeps drawing your attention and you can’t take your mind off it, then chances are it’s the one you need. There’s a reason why out of hundreds of crystals, you’re being drawn to that single one! Your intuition is powerful and your soul knows what it needs, you just have to trust in it.

What do I need to do with my crystals?
Once you pick your crystals, you need to cleanse them. This means clearing any energy that has built up within the crystal, as this could affect its properties. You may have noticed there is a lot of conflicting information about how to cleanse crystals – but remember, there’s no right or wrong way! We recommend rinsing your crystals under warm water when you first get them (except crystals that are in a natural state, where you would use incense instead) as it’s the simplest method. Hold your crystals under running water and set your intention to cleanse them – visualise the negative energy washing away, leaving only the positive energy within. After this, you can cleanse them as often as you want; whatever feels right to you. Another way to cleanse your crystals is by using sage, palo santo or incense. Waft the smoke over the crystals and visualise the energy being removed. This method is best if you have raw pieces of crystals.

Once you cleanse them, hold the crystals in your hands and set your intention. What do I want this crystal to help me with? By doing this, you can help influence and direct the energy of the crystal to help you.

What can I do with my crystals?
You can either keep crystals on you, in your bag or car, or in your home. Certain crystals work better in different environments. If you have a crystal that focuses on a particular body part, you may want to get it as close as possible to said area. If you want to add crystals in your home, think about the Feng Shui bagua and where best to put them; Rose Quartz is great in your relationship corner! You can keep a piece of Citrine in your purse/wallet for wealth and prosperity, or an Amethyst in your pocket which you can hold in your hands in times of stress. You can mediate with crystals, or add crystals to your bath or under your pillow. Think about what you want the crystal to do and where you need it. You can always move crystals around depending on your needs.

And that’s the basics done! These crystals are for you and only you; so, make sure you’re using them in a way which feels right for you. If you ever have any questions, pop in the shop, or call us on 1372878606.