Since I’ve got a bit of extra time this weekend, I decided it’s time for another crystal post. 🙂 For this post I’m going to cover using crystals in grids.
There are very few “rules” with regard to grids. Grids can be used for just about anything you feel a need to use them for. They can be of any size or shape and any sort of crystals can be used. The two main things to consider when setting up a grid are the space needed and what center stone to use.
If you’re in tune enough with the energies of crystals, just sitting quietly and thinking about what you want to accomplish should bring one or more to mind pretty quickly. If you aren’t comfortable trusting yourself yet, you can always look up the issue or stone properties to choose which crystals to use.
The basic idea is to set out one or more type of crystal in the grid pattern with a center “master stone” to orchestrate the energy flow. The center stone needs to be programmed with the intent of the grid. The outer stones can be programmed as well, but it isn’t necessary. To program a stone, sit quietly with it in your hands and visualize the outcome you want from the grid. You can also give it clear directions regarding the specific flow of energy in the grid if desired (I’ve done this with healing grids placed for my fish tanks and it works well).
Once the grid is “up and running”, you may find that after a few days something seems “off”. It could be that the stones are just worn out and need to be replaced. You may also need to swap them out with different stones to complete the task. In my experience, this is common with healing grids. Someone once described it to me like this: When you visit the doctor, they may give you an antibiotic to get rid of an infection. But once the infection is gone, there may be other issues present that need to be resolved, perhaps an upset stomach. By changing out the crystals, a new set can help complete the secondary healing … but the center crystal will remain with it’s original programming. You just give it a quick “update” when you place the new set.
To set up a grid for healing or protection, I find it works best to lay the stones out on the perimeter of the area you’ll be working with. As an example, for a protection grid on a house or apartment you could place stones in the extreme corners of the property with the center stone next to an interior wall (where it won’t be disturbed). A grid for healing or to aid with sleep can be laid out around your bed with the center stone underneath the middle of the bed.
When it’s not practical to set up a large grid, a small grid on a table will work. These are especially useful when you are doing a grid for someone else, but the grid will be in your space. As I said earlier, there really aren’t any hard and fast rules and whatever feels right to you will be effective.
While a single type of stone can be used, I usually end up using at least two different types. And I prefer clear quartz as the center stone because it plays well with all the others and accepts programming very quickly. Just start with a “clean” set of stones (cleansing them of previous energies if needed) and make sure the space you are setting up the grid has been cleared as well. I like to smudge because it’s quick, easy, and very effective.
Once everything is ready, place the outer stones, program the center stone with the intent of the grid, and then place the center stone. It’s not unusual to feel a small electric charge when you place the center stone. I’ve had that happen with every grid I’ve set up. I’m including some pictures of a few grids to show what it is I’ve been rambling on about. 😉
This is an example of a healing grid. Green flourite is a wonderful stone for healing. Rose quartz is the stone of universal love. It’s a great stone to add in healing grids as it will add some wonderfully soothing energy to the mix. The center stone here is a double terminated clear quartz. I like using the double terminated crystals because they allow the energy to flow through them in either direction.
This next grid is one I might set up if I wanted to get rid of a block and increase my personal or creative energy. The zincite is awesome at getting rid of energy blockages and carnelian is a terrific stone for bringing in energy either physically or for creative purposes. Again I’ve used the double terminated quartz here.
I don’t usually use a grid for meditating, but if I were going to (and writing this has given me some ideas) I’d do something like this. Celestite is a great stone for communicating with guides or angels (for those who work with them) and it helps to clear the aura too. Aqua aura is an excellent communication stone and can help focus intense energies. For this grid I’ve used a clear quartz pyramid to collect and focus the energy of the grid. I’ve also added some small selenite spars to enhance the effect of the aqua aura stones.
Next up is an elemental grid. This sort of grid would be useful during ritual or working with the elements during meditation. It might also be something someone would keep on a permanent altar. In addition to the stones for each element, I’ve added some small clear quartz points to allow the grid energy to flow both directions.
This last grid is one that I keep on my water altar. These seven rhodizite stones came to me as a set. The woman I got them from said she couldn’t separate them and they do want to be together. Although these stones are tiny (the large one in the center is maybe 3mm in diameter) they pack a huge punch. They have an extremely high vibration rate and clear out all sorts of blockages. Since that particular altar is near the center of the house, these little guys help maintain a calm environment for everyone in the house.
Hopefully I’ve remembered everything, but feel free to ask if there’s something I didn’t touch on or if I need to clarify anything. And since tomorrow is the 4th, everyone have a great day!
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