What are the Crystal Healing properties of different crystal formations and shapes? Discover how these common and unusual forms add extra special meanings to your crystals.
Crystal Terminology 101
Don’t know your facets from your main face? Before we go further let’s get crystal clear about the common terms used to describe crystal formations and features. The following diagram shows a natural Crystal Point with the names of the basic features:
Not Just Quartz Crystals…
The crystal formations in this article are commonly found on Quartz crystals, but can also be found in many other natural crystals if you look for them.
“Always check your crystals for special features as this gives you extra information about their unique energy and properties”
The Meanings of Crystal Formations:
Look at the Crystal Formations Chart below for an example of all these formations and their names. Under this you will find a description of these features and their general healing properties.
This is one of my favourite subjects. This article is just an introduction, more detail will be found in my future book releases. Now it’s time to ID those crystals!
Features: A single terminated crystal which can have many of the other features below.
Properties: Used to send, focus and direct energy.
Features: A single crystal with a termination at each end.
Properties: Sends and receives energies at the same time. Transmutes negative energies.
Features: Two Crystal Points which are joined together by their side facets from the base up. Also known as a Companion.
Properties: Balances male and female or yin and yang energies.
Features: A group of many Crystal Points which grow from the same base.
Properties: Enhances group meditations and classes. Connects with like minded people and your soul group.
Features: A hollow rock which contains hundreds of crystals growing inside it.
Properties: Grounding and energizing. Balances Earth energies. Repairs Ley Lines. Connects with Gaia.
Features: A hexagonal or angular shaped recess usually on the side facets of a crystal and near the base.
Properties: Helps awaken your DNA, and integrate lost parts of yourself. Can be used for Shamanic Soul Retrieval.
Features: A rainbow reflection inside the crystal, caused by a special flaw. Only seen when it catches the light.
Properties: Works on all the chakras. Balances the chakras and all layers of the aura.
Features: Other minerals caught inside a crystal. May appear as darker material or bits suspended inside the crystal.
Properties: Will add the properties of whatever the extra mineral is. You can also use the chakra colours to interpret their effects.
Features: A ghost like 3D image of a crystal point inside a crystal. Shows the earlier size before it grew bigger. Some crystals have multiple Phantoms.
Properties: Helps you connect with your Higher Self or Guides. Good for meditation, personal growth, karma release work and seeing the bigger picture.
Features: A rare triangular indentation which usually forms on the face of a crystal. Sometimes the triangle is raised.
Properties: Used to access information from ancient pyramid building civilizations such as Egypt or even Atlantis.
Features: A five sided face with a tall point at the top. Also known as an Isis Crystal.
Properties: Connects with the divine feminine, female guides and Goddess energies.
Features: A Crystal Point with six usually triangular faces all meeting together at the tip of a central termination. For a detailed guide to Generator crystals with examples please read my guide here.
Properties: A powerful crystal that amplifies its properties and our intentions. A high impact and healing crystal for Crystal Grids. Balances Earth energies.
Features: A diamond shaped extra face on a Crystal Point. Also known as a Sixth Face.
Properties: Opens the Third Eye Chakra for Clairvoyance. May be used to access intuitive wisdom, inspiration and receive spiritual downloads.
Features: A long extra facet with four sides in the shape of a parallelogram. Usually forms near the main face.
Properties: If leaning to the left it can access information from the past. When leaning to the right, it can access information from the future.
Features: Horizontal lines usually forming on the side facets of a crystal. Also known as Lemurian Lines. If they are on all sides of the crystal you might have a Lemurian Seed Crystal (click to learn more)
Properties: These crystals hold ancient information recorded from the past. Often associated with lost civilizations such as Lemuria and Atlantis.
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