What does a broken crystal mean? Why did it break, chip or crack? Has it lost its healing properties? 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.
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 thick 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.
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 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 cracks after it was dropped or damaged in some way, it is still useable or wearable. Crystals do not lose their healing properties from this.
Please don’t judge the crystal because it is not ‘perfect’ in your eyes. A Warrior Crystal is a crystal point that is covered in chips and damage and a highly healing and protective crystal.
If you’re okay with the damage to your crystal, 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).
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