Have you ever seen a really intense crystal grid and just lost your shit over it? Yeah, me too. Back in the day when I was first getting into the world of crystals, I was following everyone I could find online into the same things and I remember seeing some of these intensely geometric grids and asking myself a million questions. Like, how do they have that many crystals? What made them arrange them that way? Why can’t I stop looking at this? What is happening to me? How is my whole body tingling right now? WHAT KIND OF MAGIC IS THIS? and so on.
The ultimate conclusion from all these questions to myself at first was INTIMIDATION. They were really cool but at the time, I didn’t have a collection of more than 3 crystals and I definitely didn’t have the money to increase my collection 10-fold, nor did I even know how they worked or what they were for. I just knew seeing them made me feel like I was looking at mandalas…and then it hit me. That is EXACTLY how they work! Like a mandala, it’s a geometric pattern of focus, a visual meditation. Intention infects the object and the intend-er benefits subconsciously and consciously from a symbol of the intention. That may seem a random leap of thought but I was pretty deep into esoteric Buddhism before I ever got into crystals so this metaphor was simply what was self-evident to me. If you’re into the natural religions of old, I’m sure this realization may have always been self-evident.
Once I made this breakthrough, I understood that all that mattered was that I utilized what symbols I knew and what elements I had to create the prettiest thing I could. From here, I have been able to map out some basics of crystal grids!
No.1 – All you need is literally ONE crystal. This is your Master crystal and it creates the vibe/sets the tone/facilitates the energy through which everything else in your grid becomes charged. This crystal can be any type; Quartz, Selenite and Apophyllite can be especially powerful for enhancing energy but truly, any type will do! I kinda think that the most powerful Master crystal you could use is one you found yourself, like on a hike or something. You don’t have to purchase anything to start working with crystal energy, okay!
No.2 – Create a focused intention. This could be anything in the physical world from bringing more money into your life, to landing an incredible job, to finding love, to sleeping well. It could also be for a spiritual purpose, which is how I tend to use mine. Perhaps you have noticed a pattern of contracting within your heart in stressful situations and you want to open yourself up to limit/boundless love. Maybe you would like to enhance your intuition or gifts of extrasensory perception. You might like to be able to lucid dream, astral travel or remember and be able to interpret your dreams. Just be sure once you decide on your grid’s intention, you sit with it for a few days, trying to visualize how it will look to the best of your ability. Every desire is based in the projected imagining of that desire’s result or consequence, not usually in just attaining the desire itself (example: you don’t attain money because you think that just having it will make you happy…you think the money will bring you other things that you think will make you happy). In my opinion, the imagination is an important part of the desire processes and based on that idea, I think that using your imagination can be a very helpful tool in manifesting what you want.
No. 3 – If you only have one crystal, gather other items to contribute to creating your grid. This can be anything from a plate, to regular feldspar, to smooth stones, boxes, mirrors, candlesticks, small branches, twigs or other natural objects like feathers, nuts, pine cones, leaves, flowers…there is truly no limit to what you could include. Mirrored, glass boxes (found pretty regularly at thrift stores) are one of my FAVORITE items to incorporate into a grid and my amazing friend, Sage is the BEST at manifesting using this method! She’s basically created every job opportunity she’s ever wanted/received by placing the business card of the company she wanted to work for in a glass box on her sacred bookcase after her interview with the intention of working there. Shit works y’all.
No.5 – Charge your crystals/cleanse your space. I usually wait for a Full or New Moon to charge mine. If you want to get REALLY intense with the planetary energies, you can wait for the Moon or Sun to enter an astrological sign that supports your intention. YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO THAT THO, OKAY!!! Like, just do what works for you! You can burn sage or other local herbs to smudge the space, you can place little bowls of salt or pieces of Selenite in the area for a day or two. There are lots of ways to charge and cleanse so, again just go with what makes you feel good.
No.6 – Assemble everything in geometric formation. Even if you can only find three items that you would like to use, you can create a sacred triangle. I like to honor the four-directions in my most simple grids which requires at least four items. A fabulous grid to try if you if you have a lot more items to use is the Ojibwe Indian stone medicine wheel. There are a lot of formations to try and remember, you don’t have to use all crystals! Leaves, pebbles, flowers a
No.7 – Accept your intention as if it has already happened. This can be achieved through visualization or thinking about how it would feel to have exactly what you want today.
BONUS ELEMENT: Utilize the sun however you can! My favorite mini grid I’ve ever created is my dream box. It’s a simple, glass box with a mirrored bottom that I’ve placed two Shamanic Dream Stones and a Labradorite chunk in and put it in a windowsill where the day’s strongest sun beams come in. If you have an extra Quartz crystal you can even angle it to reflect light into your grid.
And thus concludes, my basics of crystal grids. You don’t have to have a huge collection in order to create something powerful. All you need is clear intention and the desire to manifest it. Everything else is just gesturing.
Power & Peace to your crystal endeavors!