What is the meaning, properties and uses of different Crystal Shapes like Pyramids, Spheres, Hearts, Angels and Standing Crystal Points?
In this guide, I want to explore some of the most common crystal shapes and forms you will come across in a crystal shop. These are cut and polished shapes, not natural forms. For natural crystal formations please see my other guide Crystal Formations & Their Meanings.
An Ancient Tradition
The carving of crystals into different symbolic shapes and forms is ancient. This is why I work with both natural and man-made forms in my work with crystals. If we look back at the history and origins of crystal healing we will see that ancient civilisations like the Egyptians, Mayans, Romans and Chinese all carved crystals and gemstones.
Crystals were clearly considered sacred objects by these people. If you’re interested to see how crystals were carved and engraved for spiritual protection in the past check out this amazing video:
Why Carve Crystals?
When we carve a crystal into a shape, we can enhance certain properties or add additional ones to the stone. Cut crystals are not just to look pretty but also enable us to work with the stone in more ways. Different geometric shapes direct their energies in different ways.
Selecting Crystal Shapes
When choosing a carved crystal shape, you should consider what it will be used for. Always remember all crystals have their own natural properties that are always there no matter what form they come in. Even if you are intuitively drawn to a crystal shape, I would recommend you look up the properties of both the stone and the form to understand why. Here are some things to think about when selecting crystal shapes:
Choosing A Good Shape
1 – First, look up the energetic properties of your crystal in a good Crystal Encyclopedia (Like The Crystal Bible) if you are not familiar with the stone.
2 – Then consider the shape and if it offers benefits such as enhancing any of the properties you are interested in.
3 – Consider if the crystal shape suits your chosen way to work with the stone. Are you carrying it? Is it for your Altar, Chakra Healing or a Crystal Grid?
A Guide To Crystal Shapes & their Meanings:
The following is a guide to the energetic meanings and uses of some of the most common crystal shapes available today. This is not everything that these shapes can be used for but is a good place to start.
This is also known as a Tumbled Stone. This is the most common cut and polished shape of crystal available. Small chunks of stone are tumble polished to give them a smooth and shiny surface. The form is irregular and sizes vary but generally they are smaller stones.
This form is all-purpose and radiates energy gently in lots of directions. Tumble Stones are so versatile they can be used for carrying on you, placed in bags, in bowls around the home, placed directly on the body or chakras and are ideal for all types of crystal grids. They are more affordable than other forms and a good place to start with a new type of crystal.
Pyramids have four triangular sides and a square base. Pyramids both anchor and direct energies. They stabilise the energies of the earth while enhancing and projecting energies out the apex. Pyramids work well when placed around the home.
Small ones can be placed on the chakras for chakra balancing. Pyramids make powerful central stones in crystal grids to amplify your intentions, raise the vibration or protect someone.
For an in-depth guide that explains more about crystal pyramid power and uses see my guide Crystal Pyramid Meanings.
They are also known as a Crystal Ball. A Crystal Sphere is cut and polished to be perfectly round. Spheres radiate energy smoothly and evenly in all directions. They can also slow down and neutralise harmful or unbalanced energies. They are connected to the Earth, other Planets or the Moon. Sphere’s help open the Third Eye Chakra, assisting people in developing clairvoyance.
It is no surprise that Crystal Spheres are traditionally used for scrying. They can be passed through the aura in crystal healing or held over the chakras. Sphere’s will need a stand for display, they bring a peaceful and grounded energy to the home. Place them in the centre of crystal grids for earth healing, harmony, protection or psychic development.
Here’s a little video I have on my YouTube channel about crystal spheres (please subscribe for more!)
These are any crystal cut into the traditional heart shape symbol. Crystal Hearts represent love, our heart and connect with the energy of our Heart Chakra. These stones can be placed over this chakra in healing work. Small hearts can be carried with you.
Medium to large hearts can be placed around the home, bedroom or within crystal grids. Crystal Hearts can help to attract love or a new relationship. They help heal the heart and emotional wounds. Hearts bring loving energies and help balance relationships.
Standing Crystal Point
These are sometimes called a Crystal Tower. They can be stones cut into a Crystal Point shape or a natural Crystal Point which is cut at the base to allow it to stand up. Like all points, they direct and focus energies out the termination point. Carved Standing Crystal Points are often cut into Generator Point shapes so they help amplify energy and our intentions.
They can be used to raise the vibration of location. Place them on your altar or within any sacred space. Standing Crystal Points are good for gridding the corners of a room or your home. They also make excellent crystals for the central stone in any crystal grid.
Crystal Angels come in many shapes and sizes. They are quite minimal and not realistic statues. Crystal Angels anchor angelic energies, helping you connect with different angels or your guardian angels. Small ones can be carried with you in your pocket or a bag.
They can be placed around the home or a healing room for added high vibration angelic support, protection or healing. Crystal Angels can also be placed at the centre of angelic crystal grids.
A Crystal Wand is a solid piece of crystal that is cut into either a faceted Crystal Point or rounded, these are sometimes called Massage Wands. Crystal wands come in various shapes and sizes now but the idea is still the same. They are mainly used to direct the energies of the crystal into the aura or chakras.
They can also channel other energies such as Reiki through them by an Energy Healer. The rounded end or fattest end of a Crystal Wand is sometimes used to draw off negative energies. Although they are mostly used for healing work you can hold them in meditation. They could be added to large crystal grids but this will end up quite expensive.
Three dimensional Crystal Eggs come in many different sizes. The egg shape can be used to help shield, heal or strengthen the aura. Crystal Eggs channel the energies of renewal, personal transformation and support new beginnings. Small Eggs could be carried but may be a bit fragile.
Crystal Eggs can be held to meditate with, passed through the aura or placed around the home. Place them in bowls or use a stand like those for crystal spheres. They can be used in the centre of crystal grids for protection, healing or new beginnings.
These can be very realistic carvings to more symbolic skulls. The most common ones are based on human skulls and they have the properties described here. Crystal Skulls help people connect with their ancestors, guides or other spiritual teachers and masters.
They can also be worked with for healing, protection and channelling guidance or ancient knowledge. Crystal skulls can be held in the hands while meditating, placed around the home or used as part of crystal grids. For more info please see my article How To Choose A Crystal Skull.
If you would like more detail on these and many other shapes with clear practacle ways they can be used for manifesting and healing with crystal grids or for psychic protection then please check out my books Crystal Grids Power and Psychic Protection Crystals.