The Simple Guide to Crystal Shapes
Of course you already know that crystals have powerful healing energy but did you know that the shape of the crystal can contribute to the energy it gives off?
Here is a quick breakdown the difference of quite a few common shapes...
Tumbles - Gentle + Even Energy
Tumbles are small chunks of crystals that have been placed into a rock tumbler to give them a smooth, polished appearance. The shape and size of tumbled crystal can vary, but usually they are the perfect size for your pockets. Although don’t let the size fool you, these crystals are tiny but, mighty. The size allows you to easily stay connected with the even and gentle energy that it emits all day long.
Raw - Strong + Powerful Energy
Raw or Rough crystals are, well, raw, they are left untreated as they are found. The shape and size can vary dramatically from tiny little chips to massive boulders or caves. The reason raw crystals have such a strong, powerful energy is because they are left untreated in their natural state.
Spheres - Harmonised + Balanced Energy
Spheres represent wholeness and completion. Being perfectly symmetrical, they radiate energy evenly in every direction. That energy is harmonised and balanced.
Generators - Strong + Focused Energy
Generators are towers with six equal faces that all lead to the same termination point. The energy of a generator is directed upward from the base and out through the point emitting a very amplified, focused and directional energy.
Wand - Direct + Gentle Energy
Wands generally resemble a cylinder that is tapered to a point, texturally wands can be smooth, faceted or even twisted. Crystal wands have been used by healers all around the world for centuries. Wands are an incredible tool for moving energy, they allow you to direct energy, channel it in and draw it out.
Pyramids - Grounding + Focused Energy
Pyramids have a square base and four triangular sides that meet at a point. Throughout history pyramids have been given many different spiritual meanings, but we are going to keep it simple. The base of the pyramid anchors and grounds, while energy is focused and directed out through the point.
Pyramids are a popular tool for strengthening manifestations, the base grounds your intention and the point directs your intention out to the universe.
Palm Stones - Calm + Grounding Energy
Palm stones are pretty much exactly as they sound, they are a smooth, oval or round shape that will fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. They are often used during meditation creating a connection between our own energy and the crystals energy. The palm stone itself will calm the mind and create a stillness.
Worry Stones - Calm + Grounding Energy
Worry stones are made to fit comfortably between your thumb and index finger. Rub the smooth surface of the crystal with your thumb to release any fear, stress, sadness or worry and allow the stone to replace it with a calming and soothing energy.
Hearts - Soft + Loving EnergyCrystal hearts are natural crystals that have been hand carved into a heart shape. They represent love and are often used by crystal healers when working on the heart chakra. Hearts emit a soft, comforting and loving energy.
How do I choose the right crystal shape for me?
I know sometimes all of this information can actually make choosing a crystal seem even harder, but the truth is none of this actually matters. It is here to help you understand why you may have been drawn to a certain shape, but not to help you choose.
Whatever the type, whatever the shape, if you feel drawn to a certain crystal you are drawn to it for a reason. Your intuition will always guide you to exactly what you need.