CRYSTAL FORMATIONS

Did you know that, during their formation, crystals and gemstones acquire intense concentrations of energy. When worn or carried, these natural crystals, gemstones and minerals can help tune the energies of our energy field, or "aura", and the body will begin to mimic the perfectly stable, balanced energy of those stones and crystals.

 

On a cellular level, our bodies and crystals are both made up of mineral silicon-dioxide. Because of this, we are naturally receptive to the vibrations of crystals as they transmit, reflect, store light and receive energy. This can be used to re-align and direct the flow of energy within the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies, returning them to a state of health and wholeness.

 

Crystals draw in universal energy, reflect it among their internal crystalline structures, and then transmit it to a receiving source. By increasing the light force around the body, greater balance is achieved. When positive intentions are applied, their effects are strengthened. According to the law of physics, thoughts direct energy and energy follows thought. Pretty cool right!

Crystals also come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and not to mention very special and unique markings. So, why are some crystals carved and shaped like this in the first place?

When crystals are shaped and polished they come to life and show off their added beauty. Experts say that the structure of the crystal doesn't change the type of energy it emits, however, the shape does effect the way that you receive that energy! You want to choose a crystal shape that pairs well with your intentions so that it can enhance and magnify your transformation. 


Which shape are you drawn to?

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FREEFORM

A freeform does not possess any shape or form, so you are free to use it in any direction that you would like, which is really beautiful. When they create freeforms, they start by polishing a rough stone until the outer surface is smooth and shiny. In their natural state, you can see the formations of crystals, but polishing them brings out all of their magic and really lets them shine in a beautiful new state. 

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SPHERE

Spheres are cut and polished to be perfectly round. They have no edges or points but rather one continuous, smooth face. Because of the perfect symmetry, they release positive energy in all directions to raise the vibration of your space. The spherical shape contributes to smoothing out chaotic environments by promoting a seamless flow of energy, so that you can work efficiently under any circumstances!   

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HEART

Hearts are the symbol of affection and love. They are also a metaphor of the center of all emotion. They activate the Heart Chakra and will awaken self-love. I have them available in all shapes and sizes. Small ones can be carried in your pocket, larger ones can be displayed flat or on a stand. 

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EGG

Eggs are oval shaped crystals that have a round base and gradually become narrower at the top. They can be used during massage and reflexology, and you can direct the crystals energies into the pressure points, providing a healing boost to both sore muscles and your soul! Also, when starting a new project or beginning on a new life journey, you can use the egg as a powerful manifesting tool to “hatch” out your plans!! Eggs will need to be displayed in a similar fashion as spheres, on a stand or in a bowl. 

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PYRAMID

This shape has a flat square base with 4 triangular sides that meet in an apex (point). They come in different sizes: mini pyramids, regular pyramids, and tall pyramids. Pyramids have been a source of focused energy and power for many years, they amplify and then tightly focus energy through the apex. They are a powerful tool that can be used to draw off negative energy and blockage from the environment and to infuse positive energy!

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FLAME

Crystal flames resemble and represent fire, one of the most potent energies on the Earth! They are especially useful for issues concerning assertiveness and procrastination. In addition, flames are also known to awaken kundalini forces.

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BOWL

A bowl is a round, dish shaped crystal used to hold many things. They can hold other crystals, office supplies, smudging items and so much more. I love crystal bowls because they are 2 in 1! You get to enjoy and display your bowl in all its magic, while the bowl serves the purpose of holding other items! You can also use them for charging other crystals if it is a quartz or selenite.

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TOWER

Crystal Towers are an extremely popular stone shape. They are 6-sided and converge to a point (apex) on one end and are flat on the other end. They can often be confused with obelisks, which are 4-sided. This shape is cut and designed to stand up with the point facing up. If you are using them in a crystal grid, they will magnify the energy while spreading it throughout your grid!

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OBELISK

Often confused as a “Tower”, an Obelisk is 4-sided and converge to a point on one end and are flat on the other end. They have a pyramidal apex representing a captured solar ray or a cosmic mountain. The pointed pillar of the obelisk symbolizes the journey of the spirit from the vibrations of the material “earthly” world to the subtle energies of the etheric field!

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POINT

Crystal points are one of the most common crystal shapes. They are a configuration that occurs when facets come together and form a physical tip at the end of a crystal called an apex. These points are a powerful tool when working with earth energy. When a point is placed facing away, the crystal point will direct its energy outward, and when the crystal point is placed facing inward, it will focus its energy inward.

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POINT- DT

A double terminated crystal, often called a “DT”, has point terminations at both ends. You can use double terminated points as a bridge between any two things, two energy points, two chakras, two people, two places, and between Spirit and Matter. In addition, since there is no base, and the energy flows from both ends it resembles the balance of giving and receiving.

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WINDOW

Some crystals can be found with an extra facet or “face” and this is called a window. It is often small, a rectangular or diamond shape and can be found where the sides of the two faces meet. These crystals are incredibly special as they are great for personal spiritual growth since they have the uncanny ability to bypass the ego and intellect and allow us to truly see the inside of ourselves! When I curate crystals for you all, I specifically look for pieces that have windows.

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WINDOW-TIMELINK

Some crystals can be found with an extra facet or “face” and this is called a window. It is often small, a rectangular or diamond shape and can be found where the sides of the two faces meet. These crystals are incredibly special as they are great for personal spiritual growth since they have the uncanny ability to bypass the ego and intellect and allow us to truly see the inside of ourselves! When I curate crystals for you all, I specifically look for pieces that have windows.

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ISIS FACE/WINDOW

Timelink windows are similar to windows but their shapes are more like an elongated parallelogram that goes both right and left. A right activation window will point towards the right, this is also known as a timelink to the future. We can use these during meditatation to help aide in our outlook of the future. A left activation window will point towards the left, this is also known as a timelink to the past. When used during meditation, we can access information from the past. 

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GALET

A galet is an individually selected piece of A grade raw material of any kind (usually the best material available) that has been individually shaped by hand or machine, rounded and polished. Rather than being just a piece of some stone, they are patiently and carefully made laboriously one by one, not by the ton like a tumble stone would be for example. It is an individual item than can be treasured and stand by itself and is as unique as you are!

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TUMBLE STONE

Tumbled stones vary in size but generally are within hand holding size and fit in pockets, bags and even bras! Their versatility is what make them desirable and the most popular crystal for beginners through advanced healers. You can display tumbled stones in various ways such as, in a vase, jar or bowl, give them as a gift, use them in art projects, and so much more. Tumbled stones generally are more affordable and offer an easy entry level to anyone interested in a crystal collection. 

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SEER STONE

Seer stones are polished flat on one side with a “window” to gaze into them, and have a frosted matte polish all around them. This type of stone is normally made in Rose Quartz, Labradorite, Clear Quartz, Angelite, or Smoky Quartz. Quartz is a crystal that transmits Pure Divine Light. These stones are sometimes called "interpreters" and described as being used by seers to translate and receive revelations.

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PALM STONE

Palm stones are polished oval stones that can be used for crystal healing, meditation, and many other esoteric healing practices. The reason that palm stones are called “palm stones” is quite simple: they fit perfectly into the palm of your hand! They are essentially a uniformed large, tumbled piece. This makes them ideal for carrying them around in your pocket!

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WORRY STONE

Worry stones are smooth stones that fit in the palm of your hand and are usually smaller and thinner than that of a palm stone. In addition, worry stones have a small indentation in them for when you are anxious, stressed, or worried, you are to rub them with your thumb or otherwise trace their surface. It is meant to be used to help get over other nervous habits, or otherwise soothe yourself when you are troubled. These flat smooth polished stones are also used for healing and laying on a body part, chakra layouts, hold during meditation, carrying in the pocket and are great for under your pillow. 

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CLUSTER

A crystal cluster occurs when several crystal points grow and form together on a matrix. Clusters occur in many stones and in a variety of different shapes. Each cluster is individual and unique as no crystal group forms the same. They will also radiate positive energy and a general soft, gentle and uplifting energy vibe in your space. 

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GEODE

Geodes are an incredibly beautiful form of a crystal in their natural state and are not rough looking like a raw crystal. You kind of get the best of both worlds here, you get a crystal in its natural state, but with a polished, classy appearance, all provided by Momma Earth! That is because they are formed in nature and by nature, and the crystal in the geode grows inside the rock. So, when it is cracked open, all her beauty shines. Each geode has a different type of crystal and different type of energy within. The geode is known to help you connect with your inner self, healing from within!

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RAW | NATURAL

Raw crystals are in a very earthy, untouched condition, they are unshaped and unpolished pieces presented in their natural state. This is the opposite from polished and shaped stones which provide a high-class and elegant look. They are handled with superlative care because rough crystals are extremely powerful and therapeutic for the chakra and auric energies!

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ROUGH POLISH

A rough polished crystal is the best of both worlds! It is a shape that is often found in a point where the base of the crystal is raw and all natural, untouched in all its beauty, while the top of the crystal is polished and smooth enhancing its natural beauty!

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CARVING

Many crystals are carved into fun animal shapes, skulls and so much more! This is so you can display and enjoy your crystals in another form. There are so many carvings these days that you can literally find your favorite animal or spirit animal in just about any stone. These make great gifts for friends and family too, especially ones that may not be into all the witchy and weird as you are! 

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WAND

Crystal wands come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. They can be long or short, and the cylinder can be faceted or smooth. One end can be pointed and the other one rounded, and they can also be rounded or pointed on both ends. Some wands can be wider at one end and tapered at the other. But in general, most crystal wands are polished and cut into different shapes. Although, even rough and naturally pointed crystal can be used as a healing wand. However you purchase a wand, the purpose for it is ultimately the same and that is using the wand point so that it can focus its energy so that it can be directed and used on a specific part of the body or to activate a crystal grid.

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DRUZY | DRUSE

Druzy or Druse is not necessarily a shape of crystal but more of an added flare to a crystal. A druzy is a set of tiny crystals of minerals that form on the surface of another stone. There are many types of druzy, because there are many types of minerals. Each type of druzy has particular characteristics, such as crystal size, luster and color. Druzy occurs when water brings minerals onto a rock's surface. When the water evaporates, cooling occurs and the minerals are left behind to form crystals on top of the rock. This gives the stone its added sparkle, almost like its very own glitter! 

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AURA COATED

Aura is also not necessarily a specific shape of a crystal but more of an added feature that is applied to any shape by human enhancement via a vacuum chamber and not from Momma Earth. It is essentially a coating applied to the crystal that enhances it with a combination of Titanium, Niobium, Nickel, Gold, Magnesium and/or Platinum. This is a metal coating on a natural crystal. It gives the crystal an iridescent metallic sheen and overall magical feel. Although this coating is an artificial process, the crystal is still natural and the earth energy it emits is not affected. 

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SLAB | SLICE

A crystal slice or sometimes called a slab is an extremely useful shape to keep in your crystal collection. It is simply a flat piece of a crystal, while most times they are cut and polished, they can be raw as well. This type of crystal it extremely easy to use for meditation, body layouts, gridding and for your altar. Another popular use is when they cut them in the shape of a coaster for your coffee table. You can also use them for charging other crystals if the slice or slab is a quartz or selenite. 

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CHISEL TIP

A chisel tip is a name given to a quartz crystal when the crystal termination is flat at the top and not in the shape of a traditional point. These are sometimes called “shovel tip” quartz due to its resemblance of a shovel.

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SCEPTER

This formation occurs in Quartz crystals and is a natural point that has secondary growth over the termination. The second generation crystal, or often referred to as the younger crystal is bigger than the first generation crystal. Sometimes the younger crystal can be smaller, when this happens it is called a reverse scepter. To be considered a scepter crystal the secondary crystal must be growing parallel to the older crystal point.

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TWIN

A crystal twin is when two or more crystals are formed in a symmetrical way in a single crystal. The area where the two crystals are separated from one another is called the twin boundary. The surface and lattice points that are shared between the twin crystals are called the composition surface. Twin crystals are also called Tantric Twins or Soulmate crystals.

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CATHEDRAL

Cathedral quartz crystal, also called Lightbrary, have a main point surrounded by smaller points. Some of the smaller points often merge into the main point. If you imagine a sand castle, that’s what these crystals look like. The surrounding points may not be whole, as in crystals attached side by side, but instead grow/sit parallel to the main crystal body. These crystals are extremely powerful Lightworkers and are full of wisdom. They transmit very high vibration and can be used to raise your vibrational frequency.

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SELF-HEALED

Self healed crystals are crystals that have broken off of their original matrix that they began forming from. This occurs due to various movements and shifts in the Earth (ie. seismic activity) and other factors such as pressure, environment, and neighboring crystals formations. Once a crystal breaks off of its matrix, it will still continue to grow over the broken end. Self healed crystals are excellent crystals for healing. Even though they have been through the trauma of being disrupted and damaged, they still push on and continue to grow and heal. They are a crystal that everyone needs in their tool kit! Working with them or even just admiring them will reminds us that we can move on and continue to grow despite the obstacles and challenges we go through in life!

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PENETRATOR | MANIFESTATION

A Penetrator is a quartz point that grew into another point and can usually be seen on the inside depending on the clarity of the piece or angle of the penetrator. This type of crystal is also called the "bridge" or "inner child". These are beneficial for working with childhood or spiritual issues that are blocking your personal growth. A Manifestation quartz is similar to a penetrator, but there is no visible entry point of the secondary crystal growth and the point is enclosed entirely within the crystal. It almost looks like the crystal growth manifested within the main crystal. 

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ETCHING | STARBRARY

Etchings appear on crystals as markings on the exterior where minerals have been washed away by hydrothermic water during its formation. Etchings are unique to each crystal and vary in amount, size, and level of depth that has eroded. A starbray is a specific type of etching that are exclusive on Lemurian Quartz crystals, that are mined in Brazil and Columbia. A Starbrary is a glyph-like appearance or geometric symbols/patterns that almost resemble shooting stars. When we connect with a Lemurian or Starbrary energy it identifies us as a lightwork. The Starbrary is a reminder we are all connected, we are a part of an infinite web of consciousness that transcends our planet, and our mission is to be the light.

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KEY | IMPRINTS

A key is often found in quartz crystals and is caused when two crystals grew closely to each other, but are not intact or attached. It is an isolated indentation of the other crystal that grew next to it. They help you unlock answers to questions you may have. While an imprint is similar to a key, it does have a much larger surface area and is caused by several crystals growing in close proximity and crowding. With an imprint, instead of it being just a random and isolated impression, the imprints can actually alter the entire shape of the crystal. Imprints allow for growth and change, while still maintaining the crystal’s basic inherent truth and beauty

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RECORD KEEPERS

Record Keeper Crystals have tiny triangles etched on the faces of the termination. Usually they are quartz, but occasionally they can appear on other crystals such as Ruby and Kunzite. These etchings are in alignment with the main crystal termination, which means that the top of the triangle points upward towards the top of the crystal. However, record keepers can be upside down. When this occurs these are called Trigonic record keepers, and are rare. It is said that a record keeper crystal will find its way to the person who needs the information it contains!

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STRIATIONS

Sometimes referred to as barcodes, striations are small parallel lines on some crystal faces. They are commonly associated with Lemurian Seed Quartz, however, striations can be found on many other types of crystals. Striations are caused by a crystal alternating between crystal faces as it grows

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PHANTOM

Sometimes referred to as barcodes, striations are small parallel lines on some crystal faces. They are commonly associated with Lemurian Seed Quartz, however, striations can be found on many other types of crystals. Striations are caused by a crystal alternating between crystal faces as it grows

ENHYDRO

(No photo available at this time.) Enhydro is taken from the Greek word meaning 'as water within'. Enhydro crystals are a Quartz or Agate stone that contains bubbles of water inside of them. These bubbles of water got trapped inside the crystal as the crystal was growing. The most valuable Enhydro Crystals are those that have moving bubbles. The water could have even been trapped in these crystal for 200 million years!

ELESTIAL

(No photo available at this time.) Elestial Quartz is a quartz crystal with natural terminations all over the faces and body of a layered or etched crystal. Also called Skeletal, Alligator and/or Jacare crystals. These are most often formed from Smoky or Clear Quartz. The name "elestial" relates to the shape or formation of the crystal which is made up of a multitude of pyramidal and triangular terminations which resemble stair steps layered on top of each other. Elestials also can have unusual etchings, cavities, or geometric type patterns and sometimes ‘enhydro’ bubbles of water in hollow cavities.

GENERATOR

(No photo available at this time.) This is often a mis-identified shape in the crystal world. Many crystal towers on the market these days, sellers call them “generators”. However, A true and genuine generator occurs as a natural crystal formation in quartz (clear, smokey, citrine, amethyst) only. They are very rare. When you have a true generator, they usually have a large point or apex, with 6- sides, not necessarily all equal, but 6-sides that lead to a perfect apex of power!