Crystal Grids: How-to and Why

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We all know and love the power we feel when we hold a crystal that resonates deeply with us. It’s like holding an old friend- we know it has our highest good in mind, and is working with us at all times. The uses of crystals for certain things that we need in that moment can feel refreshing and comforting, all wrapped into one little stone. When you put two stones together to amplify the vibrations for one specific purpose, it’s even more potent. When you lay crystals out on a grid, you have a whole network of crystals working and vibrating together. But, there’s more to it than that.

 

Crystal Grids: How do they work?

 

Well, let’s start with what is a crystal grid, anyway?  According to Crystal Vaults, “A crystal grid is a predefined set of multiple crystals arranged in a harmonic sacred geometric relationship.  This combination and arrangement of crystals works synergistic to converts Processed with VSCO with c1 presetand focuses the external energy which impinges upon it in a variety of forms (e.g. sound, light, electromagnetism) into a unified energy field tuned to a particular need or requirement.  The unified energy field that is created allows for vibrational interactions of crystal energies with the aura, spirit, and mind of the human body consistent with the prescribed healing and wellness design. ” Or, for a simplified answer: “A crystal grid is an arrangement of crystals on a specific geometric shape that focuses the Universal Life Force in a particular way for a particular purpose.”

 

Crystal grids only look complicated, but in fact are incredibly easy to use. Starting from the very center of the grid, we place our Focus stone. This is the main stone of the grid, and one you want to choose carefully. Let’s say you’re making a grid to enhance your love life. Likely, you would want to place a rose quartz in the middle as the focus stone, which allows love to flow to and from you, and open your heart chakra. This stone will gather and focus the energy into a single point- and in this case, the point is to enhance your love life.

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetThe stones directly outside of the focus stone are called the Way Stones. The way stones control the flow of energy from the focus stone. They can either amplify or moderate the flow of energy from the focus stone. In our example of enhancing the love life, we could add rhodonite. Rhodonite allows for past emotional healing, balances the emotions, and eliminate feelings of jealousy or hurt.

Next, outside of the way stones we have the Desire Stones. The desire stones represent the end path, the result we would like to achieve from our grid. In our love grid, adding Jade as the desire stone would be a wonderful choice. Jade is known to promote new love, enhance the charm of the user, and enhance and attract trust within a relationship. These are the desires of the heart- trust, comfort, and love.

The Path are the lines and designs of the grid- made in the designs of sacred geometry. These lines allow the energy from the focus stone to transfer down to the way and desire stones and to be amplified. “The Path is the energy conduit that draws on Sacred Geometry to align, transmit, and guide our energy to achieve our desires. The Path is the flow of energy in a particular grid design.”

A friend and fellow Instagrammer, @dammit_carol30, recently sent me a custom made moon-phase grid that couldn’t be more perfect, and I need to share it with you all! Made from hand carved wood,  Amy carefully and beautifully burnt the moon phases and sacred geometry grid, with rough wood edging, allowing you to connect with the power of nature while focusing your intent. I could not have asked for a more perfect grid! I recently set up stones to facilitate healing as I have come down with the flu- and put my new, perfect, image2.jpegSuper Seven stone as the focus stone. Amy is up and coming with her crystal grid making hobby, and she would love to extend it to all of you. She is now taking custom orders through her Instagram, and PayPal, and can be contacted at amyribeiro87@gmail.com for all orders and design questions. You can order crystal grids anywhere, but having one made from someone who puts loving intent into each custom piece, made right from the nature in the backyard, is so much more special than ordering one from Amazon- and with the added bonus of shopping small, and helping out a small business owner like Amy.

 

 

 

Spiritual Baths

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Like many people, you probably enjoy taking a nice, luxurious, warm bath at the end of the evening. I know that I do! In fact, it’s one of my favorite daily activities, and if it doesn’t happen at least once a day, something feels off. But, how much thought and effort are you putting into these baths? Maybe you’re like me, and don’t add much effort at all. I  run my bath to the desired temperature, hop it, sit around for 15 minutes playing on my phone, hop out and that’s a wrap. So, what’s the point? Well, have you ever had a spiritual bath? Continue reading “Spiritual Baths”

Mercury Retrograde

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Another Mercury Retrograde is upon us, and I don’t know about you, but I can already feel that heavy energy. Or, maybe you sitting here wondering “What the heck is a Mercury Retrograde?” A Mercury Retrograde is where the planet Mercury, for a three week period, appears to be moving backwards in the sky. Star-gazers have been watching this for millennia. The effects of a retrograde are universal it seems, and if you begin to look at patterns of your life up against a calendar of retrogrades, you may find a pattern along with your frustrations. Continue reading “Mercury Retrograde”

Red Moon in Aquarius

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Thankfully we had a soft, tranquil transition throughout the new moon this August, because we will really have needed it with the full moon coming. This full moon in Aquarius, the Red Moon, is going to be intense, shaky, and perhaps life-altering. Under this new moon, things will come to an end, adding in room for new beginnings. Full moons are usually filled with energy, but with an upcoming eclipse, we are doubling up on that fiery energy. Oh- let’s add to that- August 13th starts another Mercury Retrograde.  Go ahead and take a deep inhale, open mouth exhale. Good. Continue reading “Red Moon in Aquarius”

Embracing Your Moon Cycle (or, dealing with your period)

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It’s at the doorstep. Maybe you don’t even need to mark it down, because the tell-tale signs always rear their ugly head. You’re snapping at your boss, or you’re crying over a Cheetos commercial. Your bloated as all hell and your pants don’t fit. Maybe it was the Cheetos. No, you know it’s on it’s way. Another month, another Moon cycle. She’s coming.

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Full Moon in Capricorn

moon+magic+banner+2.pngTake a nice deep inhale through the nose, open mouth exhale with a nice, long sigh. Again inhale through the nose, rounding the belly, big and beautiful. Travel the breath up through the lungs, to the top of the throat, and hold. And exhale alllllll the way down, bringing navel to spine. Now you’re ready for your Monday morning. Continue reading “Full Moon in Capricorn”

New Moon in Cancer

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The new moon is upon us in a few days, this month the new moon is in Cancer. As always, the new moon is a time of rest and rejuvenation, a moment in the month to reflect on all that has been accomplished, and a time to soak it in. The time of introversion and a focus on self care has peaked. Allow yourself to jump head first into this YOU time, remembering that self-care isn’t selfish. Do what your body is telling you it needs, and allow this to be a time where you put yourself above anything else. Continue reading “New Moon in Cancer”