Crystal Grids can be placed just about anywhere; in and around the home, in a work space (depending on your boss and fellow workers), in the garden, even a farm or ranch can be gridded if you have enough crystals! The one we'll focus on today is ideal for your home...let's get started!
What energy would you like the grid to amplify? What qualities would you like to manifest in your living space? Your clear intention is the key element in empowering the stones' energy, because your thoughts and emotions will direct the vibration that charges the crystals. What's your intention? More peace, better communication, physical/mental or emotional healing for yourself or a loved one? Write a few words on a piece of paper that describe your intention, or use a photo of a person you want to send healing to, or draw a symbol on paper or cloth that embodies your intention, or hold your intention in your mind and heart. All are fine.
Find a safe location to create your grid where it will not be disturbed. Cleanse this space. Some cleansing methods include burning sage, placing a crystal cluster in the space, or setting out small bowls of sea salt for 24 hours previous to creating the grid.
~ choose stones to support your intention (a list is included below)
~ meditate with them in your hands and/or lap to imprint with your intention; Clear quartz is especially good for this.
~ set an activator crystal in center: quartz cluster or selenite tower is best
~ If you have a photo or written intention place it under the activator crystal
~ sage a crystal wand, (palm-long, with at least one terminated end)
~ surround activator with stones that match intention
~ circle that with intermittent terminated points; these can create a circle or might shoot outward like sun rays, go with your own intuition of what feels right.
~ begin at activator and point wand to each stone and back to center, over and over, in any order, again go with what you feel pulled to do. Repeat until you feel energy shift.
~ set candles at the 4 directions, if desired. After activation is complete light candles/tea lights. Let them burn a few hours, but never leave the house with them lit!
Common Stones for Grids:
Smokey Quartz - protective stone, strong link with the earth, promoting a concern for the environment. Grounding and anchoring stone, at the same time raises vibrations during meditation and healing work. Assists detoxification and elimination on all levels. Relieves fear, lifts depression, brings emotional calmness.
Black Tourmaline - Powerful grounding stone that also shields one from low vibrational energy, it acts like an etheric vacuum cleaner, clearing oneself and surroundings of negativity and disharmony. Provides a refreshing dose of cleansing for all dimensions of the etheric body, and ridding oneself of negative thoughts, anxieties, anger and ideas of unworthiness.
Carnelian - Grounds and anchors you in the present, stabilizes 2nd chakra, restores vitality, imparts an acceptance of the cycle of life, relieves the fear of death. Useful for overcoming abuse of any kind. Stimulates metabolism, increases fertility, influences the female reproductive system. Placed near the front door it invites abundance into the home.
Orange Calcite - Helps to mobilize your energies and resources, especially those involving creativity and/or sexuality and assists with healing wounds relating to both. Invigorates playfulness and encourages confidence.
Citrine - Powerful cleanser and regenerator, itʼs like carrying the power of the sun! One of a few crystals that never have to be cleansed. It absorbs, transmutes, dissipates and grounds negative energy, so itʼs very protective for the environment and self, cleanses chakras, protects the aura.
Aventurine - A very positive stone of prosperity, it has a very strong connection to the devic kingdom and is used to grid gardens. It is a comforter, dissolves negative emotions and thoughts, promotes a feeling of general well-being and protects the heart chakra, guarding against energy vampires.
Mangano, aka pink calcite - heart stone in contact with the angelic realms, a stone of forgiveness, it releases fear and grief that keep the heart trapped in the past. Enhances self-worth and self-acceptance, brings relief from nightmares. Beneficial for anyone who has suffered trauma or assault.
Rose Quartz - Stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. Most important stone for the physical heart and heart chakra as it teaches the true essence of love, especially self-love.
Rhodonite - emotional balancer, nurtures love, stimulates/clears/activates the heart.
Grounds energy, and is used as a “first aid stone” to heal emotional shock and panic.
Clears away emotional wounds and trauma from the past. Has a strong resonance with Forgiveness and reconciliation.
Blue Lace Agate - Itʼs soft energy is cooling, calming, brings peace of mind. Allows free expression of thoughts and feelings. Neutralizes anger, infections, inflammation and fever. Gently dissolves the old pattern of repression of childhood hurts, the fear of being judged, lack of self expression.
Amethyst - a powerful and protective stone with high spiritual vibration. Natural tranquilizer, itʼs serenity enhances intuition and higher states of consciousness in meditation. Supports sobriety by helping identify original wounding that led to seeking comfort through addictions. Promotes love of the Divine, balances emotional highs and lows.
Clear Quartz - is the most versatile and multidimensional stone in the mineral realm, It amplifies the energy of any stone in it’s vicinity (which means it should be cleansed often), can be programmed by it’s user with high vibrational intentions and will hold that intention as stone-memory to be used for healing. It is most active on the nervous system and connective tissues of the body, yet will activate all chakras. Clear quartz brings clarity and purpose to one’s heart and can assist one in overcoming confusion.
Note: You may choose to end with harmonizing sounds such as singing bowl, wind chimes, flute, etc. Leave grid in place for a minimum of a few days, up to several weeks - reactivating as needed. Do not leave lit candles unattended.