Ethan Lazzerini

What Does a Broken Crystal Mean?

What Does a Broken Crystal Mean?

What Does a Broken Crystal Mean?

What does a broken crystal mean? Why did it break or crack? Is there really a meaning or message and what should you do with the broken pieces?
This is a common question I am asked and there are a number of reasons why a crystal can break or crack. Before we look at any spiritual meaning behind this I think it is important to look at how and why crystals can break.
Crystals are fragile items so I think it is important to remember this before jumping to any conclusions. I have lost a number of crystals over the years, mostly through dropping them or knocking them over.

 

What does a broken crystal mean?

Save this to Pinterest!

 

How & Why Crystals Break or Crack

Bumps & Bangs

If your crystal broke or cracked because you dropped it, banged it or during travel, I personally do not think there is much of a significance to this. The only message I think is here is that you need to be more careful with crystals. If you often drop things or bump into things it can be a sign that you are ungrounded.

 

Tip: To protect crystals that you carry in your pockets use a bag. Get a quality think drawstring bag or pouch to keep them in.

Hot & Cold

If your crystal has been exposed to extremes of hot and cold it can appear to break or crack for no apparent reason. The heating and cooling can cause a split in the internal flaws. It is important to look where you kept the crystal. Crystals near doors to outside your home, near a window, radiator, AC unit  are at high risk of this.

 

Natural Flaws

Many crystals contain natural flaws and fractures which are weak. This is common with crystal Clusters, where crystals can come loose. These crystals can break, chip or crack over a period of time just through regular use and movement or any of the above reasons.

 

Spiritual Meanings Behind Broken Crystals

I think that if a crystal breaks for no obvious reason there could be some significance to this.  If the broken crystal is a protective stone such as Black Tourmaline, Black Obsidian, Tigers Eye, Lapis Lazuli or Smoky Quartz for example it may have just saved you from some harmful negative energy. There is no need to worry, just be grateful.
The other way you can look at this is to understand that the crystal wished to become more than one crystal. As long as the crystal is not shattered you may be able to rescue the broken crystal parts and find them a new home? You could keep one piece and give away the others freely.
If you break a carved crystal in the shape of an a Power Animal, Ascended Master, God or Goddess such as Buddha or Quan Yin then you can’t really give anyone half of the statue.
As it did not wish to be used as two crystals I would say that this is a sign that the spiritual being associated with it has saved you from some negative energy or even dissolved some bad karma. Another hidden blessing.

 

What To Do With Your Broken Crystals:

1 . If the edges are sharp you may be able to smooth them down with sandpaper but check they are not toxic crystals.
2. Cleanse the crystals of any negative energies they may have absorbed.
3. You could use the broken crystal pieces as separate crystals.
4. You could give some of the broken crystal pieces away.
5. You could bury the broken crystals in your garden. Try near plants or trees. They love crystals.
6. Put them in plant pots or use as drainage stones in the bottom of a plant pot.
7. Fill up a clear glass bottle or jar with the broken pieces and place it by a sunny window!

 

What About Cracked & Chipped Crystals?

If your crystal gets a chip or crack after it was dropped or damaged in some way, it is still useable or wearable. If you’re okay with the damage then you should continue to use it. If you feel this could be because of some negative energy then cleanse it. Problem solved.

 

What have you done with your broken crystals? I would love to hear from you in the comments below (Please keep any questions you have on topic if you want a response).
If you’re interested in learning more about Crystal Healing do check out my FREE Resources section by clicking Here.
With gratitude,
Ethan
www.ethanlazzerini.com

 

P.S. If you know anyone who may be interested in this article please share it with one of the sharing buttons at the end or side of this post.

 

Copyright © Ethan Lazzerini

 

Psychic Protection Crystals Book 1

 

Click To Share This Article!

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

60 thoughts on “What Does a Broken Crystal Mean?

  1. Star Wise

    i have been so un-grounded and jittery and carelessly broken some beautiful crystals including a smallish Tibetan quartz double-ended crystal that I foolishly left in my jeans pocket. When going to shower it fell out of my jeans and smashed on the tiles and a chunk from the side came off. I was not happy but I still have the Tibetan (not the pieces that came off). I also lose alot of jewellery which I don’t make sure are properly affixed (as in brooches not pinned on) and only now am realising it is for me a subconscious self-sabotage or an anger and discontent turned inward – like I am not a deserving person – I’m a loser – so I lose stuff. Crazy.

    Thank goodness things are swinging the other way for me now. About a month ago I lost one of my favourite badges with “Arms are for Linking” on it but did not realise until I was hurrying through the car park to the train and spotted it there on the ground. I picked it up thinking what is the chance of that – it laying there for days and me going exactly that way again and recovering it ! Yes we should take care of our crystals and things. Thank you for a great post.

    1. Erin

      Me too! I was just about to comment this. The local crystal shop near me actually sells little $1 or$2 baggies of fragments and I have a clear glass mini skull vodka bottle I keep them in and add too. It’s a really cool accent piece or addition to the spirituality corner of my apartment.

      1. Michelle

        Kind of glad to hear this. A little rose quartz skull of me is missing. I told a friend and as a matter of fact her daughters skull was gone too. Fascinating…. She told me skulls too lead their own life

  2. Mellissa

    I sent away for a Chakra point Crystal to go work my crystal healing…both of the ends of the crystals broke off on two different pieces…I always wondered what this means…it was a pendalum

  3. Kathleen

    I love being a crystal caretaker. Mine talk to me and let me know who’s supposed to be working with me and they tell me when it’s time for them to be passed on to others. They are full of amazing stories if you take the time to connect and play with them. I don’t believe in accidents so broken ones are definitely giving a message. I actually love mine because you get to really see inside them. I make “faerie islands” and most of my crystals like to be placed in the landscape. And a lot of them like to be semi hidden so the viewer can discover them for themselves. Thanks for a great article!

  4. Kris

    I have a beautiful large moon stone pendant in a long oval shape that came off my necklace, hit the floor and cracked. It is still together in shape but I am too scared to wear it because I don’t want it to break and fall apart. Can I put glue on the back of it to prevent it from further breakage? Or do you have any other ideas?

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Sorry to hear that Kris. You could try superglue if you want. It needs to be the gel kind not the normal liquid type. Otherwise get E6000 glue which is used by many craftspeople and jewellers. Hope this helps.

  5. Leslie La Bute

    Please, I am wondering what is a think drawstring bag or pouch? I have been putting them in organza bags to carry in my pocket or give a gifts. I was looking for something that might be a better choice.

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Hi Leslie, Organza is okay for gifting and packaging but will not protect the stones very well. Any material can be used, cloth, velvet, leather. Generally the cheaper bags are made from thinner matertial. Look on places like Etsy for handmade ones or even medicine pouches/bags.

  6. jazmyn

    Hello,
    I bought a beautiful double pointed Tibetan Clear Quartz a few months ago, I have been heavily reliant on this Crystal since purchasing as life as been stressful and i have been feeling rather run down. Earlier this week I misplaced my Crystal and couldn’t find it. I thought that may have been a sign that I am too reliant on the crystal. A few days later, the crystal fell out of my pocket and a few small pieces broke off (at the point), at the time i was thinking of how stressed I still feel and how much work I had to finish that afternoon. I collected the broken pieces and the crystal is largely intact. Just wondering if you think there is a specific meaning behind why it broke? Do i need to be more present and aware ? Is there anything i need to do to heal the crystal following the break?

    Thank you 🙂

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      As I said in the article about protective crystals it could be that the crystal took too much negative and stressed energy and released it through the break. It really is a question only you can answer. Cleansing the crystal should be enough, maybe give it a rest perhaps too.

  7. Kristy

    Okay I’ve had crystals literally dissapear from my car which the spot was safe and wondered if it just wasn’t for me or what it was hematite and black toirmaline…

  8. Rene Robertson

    I recently bought a citrine cluster and it has been sitting in the same place since the day I got it. A couple of days ago I noticed a large crack in the base, and on lifting it, it was actually in 2 pieces and crumbling. It is not in direct sunlight or near any heat source. I have no idea what happened to it…

  9. Lei

    Aloha.. I recently have been learning about crystals and I purchased them thru a lady from her home, who sells to the crystal stores. I picked up a basket of WANDS.. (this was the first I’ve heard of them)… Anyhow , as I picked up the crystals and admired them, I came across a Garnet wand.. and I suddenly saw Golden Stars for a moment. So I took it as a sign that I should get it. So I’ve had it for only a couple days and I put it in The salt mixture, and bought a Kyanite which I was told that it cleanses crystals, and cleansed it. Today I had it in my pocket and it weighs almost like a golf ball in your pocket. Feeling. As I got out of the shower and grabbed my clothes I had forgotten it was in my pants pocket and it fell out and cracked into a few little chipped peices from the pointed top. I feel that it was just clumsiness, I could be wrong but i was wondering if I could still use it as is after cleansing it again or if I glued it back together, would it still have its full benefits and meaning?

  10. Villy

    I had my Chevon Amethyst In my shirt and forgot it was there when Ingot undressed. It hit the floor and it broke! It broke my heart when I heard it fall to the floor. I am always unsure what to do with certain crystals that are meant for protection. Should I bury it in the soil or should I heal it with sage and keep it? It was a perfect flat oval shape and not I feel it’s flawed. Please advice

  11. Lorena

    I had a tormiated flourite point that broke into 3 pieces. I also had several Hawthorne limbs gifted to me by a relative in Ireland. I gave my sister, and daughter each a piece of the flourite, and a Hawthorne limb. Each of us used our flourite and Hawthorne limbs to make wands. By making wands together it strengthened our bonds with each other. Plus gave each of us a wonderful memory we could share together, and a magical tool to use.

  12. Isis

    Thanks a lot for this post. I used to meditate a lot with a triangle-shaped golden rutilated quartz cabochon, but within weeks of my getting it, it fell out of my hand into an empty glass, and got chipped in the corners, although arguably, it retained its triangular shape. I gave it to water, but later wished I had kept it. It was such a good ally! Two weeks after that, a rectangular labradorite cabochon got chipped as it fell to the ground. I did not have the heart to part with it. I now think it is better to accept chipped stones as they are, communicate with them, and reach an agreement that I’m keeping them!

  13. C

    I had a twin flame quartz break in half on me last night. I couldn’t tell whether or not it was a sign. I had it on my nightstand when my water bottle fell over knocking it off the stand. I felt so heartbroken like I had failed. I’m not sure if I’m reading too much into this or not.

  14. L

    I have been wearing an Amethyst bracelet, and also an Unakite, for the past year or so. Just a couple days ago, I was having dinner at a restaurant and I felt something tight around my leg. I took a look, and noticed my Amethyst bracelet somehow ended up from my wrist to my ankle (maybe while I was changing?). Anyhow, the day after, I went swimming. As I was changing, I accidently pulled on my Amethyst bracelet and the wire broke. The beads scattered all over the floor. I picked them all up, but I was just wondering what this may mean. The crystal didn’t break but the wire that was holding it together broke.

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      As a someone who makes bracelets I can tell you that if you wear a bracelet often, there is ware and tare like clothing. The only time I think a bracelet breaking has any possible meaning is if it is an evil eye bracelet. There is a traditional belief that when those break they have saved you from some bad energy.

  15. Kari

    Hello! I just purchased a beautiful crystal sphere that I believe is yellow Quartz. It has a ton of rainbows and looks possible that it was a composite of many crystals because it has lines running through it but elements inside look cohesive through the lines so I am not sure. Anyway I wanted to warm it up a little so I ran some warm water over it and it popped over an end in a very clear line but didn’t break. The area that popped lost some of the yellow hue and just appears more clear. I am baffled by this crystal as to whether it is solid or fabricated even more so now but could this mean anything other than I was dumb to try to change the temperature so quickly? Thank you!

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      All crystals natural or man made are prone to breaking and cracking. I do think it sounds like the sudden change in temp caused a natural flaw to crack from what you have said. Keep it away from extremes of heat or cold now you know it is sensitive.

  16. Sandy Spencer

    I just broke a 10 inch tall smoky quartz crystal in half. I am devastated. It’s set on a rose quartz night light and which signed the room up as the main centerpiece of my crystals. I don’t know if I can glue it back together I know I’ve been very ungrounded and very Spacey and I don’t see that changing for a while. Is it possible if it’s a clean cut that it can be glued back together?

    1. Lady Jenavi

      I have a space on my altar that is my love/twin flame corner. I have placed my crystals that have cracked into 2 pieces there. I have glued them together to signify them coming together, and in keeping with that whole twin flame idea. They seem to be happy in this capacity. They do not seem to mind being glued together, but I think intention is everything. Just my opinion though. 🙂

  17. Debbie Tencza

    Hello, I attended a ceremony where crystals were drawn from a bag and given to all the attendees. The quartz crystal I received must have been an oval, polished piece but I received 1/2 of that so it is round at one end and flat/nearly sharp at the other end. I’m wondering if there is any significance that I received what appears to be 1/2 a stone and if i can still use it. It has pretty rainbows in it and I was thinking of using it for a special intention. Please let me know what you think. Thank you very much!

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      I don’t think this matters so much with polished stones like Tumble Stones. When they make them or any carved crystals, they use a larger stone and cut it up. All pieces carry the same energy. Quartz is ideal for setting intentions, good luck!

  18. Patricia

    I purchased your crystal grid book and just love it! There are so many information and different grids and can be a little overwhelming! I have a friend who has multiple sclerosis and I would like to create a healing grid for her, are there any specific stones that would be beneficial for MS? I look forward to hearing your response and suggestions. Thank you very much.

  19. Rosa

    I have a smoky quartz crystal that is about 3 inches long and 1 inch thick with a point at the top and the end looks like a feather. I bought my crystal in a shop off a rural road near the Black Hills. I brought the quartz with me on vacation, the route was not planned but I ended up visiting several sacred sites. When I got to Turtle Mountain I laid the crystal on the ground in an area that appeared to be a medicine wheel.. and the point of the crystal broke clean off, and inside the point rainbow inclusions appeared. The broken end is actually very smooth, it just looks odd because it now is blunt. Have had the crystal for almost a decade now and it never broke again…

  20. Mary

    Hello there! I just got a new crystal quartz and had it in a bag, close to my heart. It broke in half.
    Now that I have 2 pieces, I was wondering if because it was a certain shape that broke, can I still use the 2 pieces?
    Thanks for all the ideas too!

  21. Amy

    My clear quartz wand snapped in two when using it with a amethyst to cure a headache. It was just lying in my forehead when it snapped in half. I have cleansed it and I continue to use part of it the other part is included on my altar.

  22. Mary

    How do I keep the crystals from chipping if it was already broken? I have been cleansing them, but it is still chipping away (small pieces at a time).

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Sounds like a very fragile crystal Mary. I would keep it separate from other crystals in a small lined box or thick drawstring bag and be very careful with it. Fragile crystals are not ideal for carrying with you on a day to day basis.

  23. mjcrh

    Ethan, thank you for the advise. I have lost and found the other half of the crystal that broke. Cleansed it and will be using it in a different place. The bottom half I carry with me, on occasion.
    Quick question: As of right now, all my crystals are in a couple of plastic containers that I have in my purse. Is that ok or should I leave them at home?
    Thanks again!

  24. Nazneen

    Hello,
    First of all it was grt reading this article as i worry really curious to know why my amethyst crystal broke. So this morning i was just doung my cupbord and git my trekking bag out to realize that by crystal box fell from the shelf and lead to a part of amerthyst getting damaged. One small piece and some crushed tiny crystals were left. But fortunately majority of the stone was safe.

    Conclusion : It definitely saved me from a rainy /stormy day trek as one of my friends fell ill one day prior to the crystal breaking. It was a sign of saving us from the storm.

    What i did to the broken pieces I add it to my bathing oil (i normally add crystals to any oil i use) and kept that small piece of stone at my work place as i always wanted to have a small piece of it there as well. So all well in the end 🙂

    Blessed Be!!!

  25. Lourdes

    I gifted a close friend with a snowflake obsidian double terminated pendant, which she would wear everyday. We had a big fight one day and she became so angry with me that she pulled the pendant off her neck and threw it on the ground, causing the stone to break in half. Could she, or even I, suffer any repercussions as a result of this? Appreciate your thoughts. Thanks

  26. Jennie Ashwell

    I was doing some work with my crystal when it broke in my hand as I focused on a separation, this was a very interesting exercise. I felt it had separated on purpose after all it was work on speration.
    I was not sure what to do with my separate pieces so until felt ready I placed one half on my incent burner a long flat piece of wood and the other half at the other end with another crystal in the centre. I left it like this until the idea came into my head to go to our local lakes I found the perfect spot and said a prayer and throw them into the water where they rest to this day my job was done .

  27. Hilda Hicok

    I lost my heart shaped Angel aura quartz pendant in a ship during my vacation and I got it back from lost and found. However, it is cracked now. Should I still wear it? Any meaning to this?

  28. Lady Jenavi

    I have heard that you can place one end of the crystal at one end of the room, and the other piece at the other end of the room, and that it will create like an energy portal between the two points. This is most appropriate with actual crystal points instead of tumbled stones of course, but I have done this with my smokey quartz point that broke in half.

  29. Vidya

    This morning I had a chat with a friend and told her that my angels and merlin have stopped communicating. Few minutes back my green fluorite Angel which was in my altar fell down and broke when I was pulling the table to clean under. I’m heart broken. Don’t know what this means. Can someone please throw some light.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Shares