Ethan Lazzerini

Why Your Crystal Grid Isn’t Working (and how to fix it)

Why Your Crystal Grid Isn’t Working (and how to fix it)

Why Your Crystal Grid Isn’t Working (and how to fix it)

So, your crystal grid isn’t working? There are a few things that may be interfering with it. Avoid these mistakes and give your crystal grid the best chance to work at its best for you.


Why Your Crystal Grid Isn’t Working (and how to fix it)

There are a few reasons your crystal grid isn’t working as well as you would like. We never fully know why this happens with grids, energy healing or manifesting. There are so many factors involved. We can’t control everything and we certainly can’t make things happen faster than they are meant to. Remember divine timing may come into play.
There is no set time for crystal grids to work, so make sure you have given it a few months if possible. Each intention, situation and grid is unique. Keep all this in mind, but check you haven’t made any mistakes and see if there are any ways you can help your grid.


Why your crystal grid isn't working

Why your crystal grid isn’t working (Pin to Pinterest)


Intention-Based Crystal Grids

Before we go on, I want to make clear that I work with intention-based crystal grids. Although intuition plays a part in their creation, I do not work with purely intuitive grids or those where all the crystals are picked by intuition alone and not by their known properties.
I will assume that you created your grid with a clear intention for its purpose and chose crystals and geometric patterns that match this purpose and support it. If you follow my grid recipes, I always do this for you on my blog and in my books.


Clutter Build Up & EMFs

This is one of the most common reasons your crystal grid isn’t working the way you would like it to. Have a look at where the crystal grid is placed. Is it a messy area? Is there a build up of clutter around it? None of this is helpful to allow the energy of your grid to remain clear and to flow freely. Even other crystals around it that are not related to the grid can sometimes throw the energy off.
I also do not advise keeping a grid next to computers, TVs or anything with a strong electromagnetic field. I ignored my own advice with a grid once due to space restrictions and it did not work till I moved it away from the TV… Give your grids space to breathe or consider moving them elsewhere.


Is your crystal grid surrounded by clutter?

Is your crystal grid surrounded by clutter? Wooden grid base by Fractal Roots Design.


Physical Cleaning

People don’t like to hear this one but it is something I do believe is important. Keep your crystal grid free of dust. Dust carries stagnant energy, in our homes it is mostly dead skin cells. That’s the old you, that’s the past and it may even be other peoples DNA…
I have seen my crystal grids bring results soon after I cleaned them. You can see and feel the difference once you dust the area along with any grid base you used and all the crystals.


Energetic Cleansing

Another common reason a crystal grid isn’t working as well as it should is that it may need cleansing. I do recommend in my book Crystal Grids Power that you cleanse your grids once a month. You can use whichever cleansing method you prefer, such as smudging, palo santo, reiki, moonlight etc.
You would need to cleanse the crystals and any other parts, including any printed templates or other items in your grid. Afterwards, just rearrange your crystals if you moved them. There is no need to reactivate the grid, your intention remains. For a detailed guide to cleansing grids please read How To Cleanse A Crystal Grid.


Burning Palo Santo helps cleanse and bless your crystals

Burning Palo Santo helps cleanse and bless your crystals


Not Taking Action

Crystals help but they don’t do the work for us. Depending on the type of grid you made, is there anything that you should be doing to support the change you want to see? If it was for healing, are you taking care of your health and reducing stress? If it was for prosperity, what are you doing to bring in more money? Want a new job? Are you actively looking and applying for jobs regularly?
If your actions do not match what you want to see, then you are sending mixed signals to the Universe and that will likely block you. Only you know what you need to do and only you can do it.

Negative Thinking

Our thoughts affect the world around us and if they are very negative they can block the intention behind your grid. You are linked to the grids you create. If you constantly doubt what you wish to manifest then it has little chance. Make a conscious effort to stop negative thought patterns relating to your intention.
Watch a feel-good film, motivational speakers, read a positive thinking book or start using techniques like positive affirmations, tapping or hypnosis. We have so many tools now and if you have an internet connection you can access much of it for free. Books can last a lifetime, invest in yourself if possible.


Crystal grids need clear intentions

Crystal grids need crystal clear intentions. Wooden Grid base by CopperMoon.


Unclear Intentions

Have a really good think about what the intention for your grid was and how you kept this in mind when you activated the grid. If you placed a note under the Central Stone or recorded the details of the grid in a journal then read this again. Make sure your wording is clear, positive and could not mean something else.
If you think it could be improved or reworded then make the changes and reactivate your grid. Mental clarity is also important, when you activate your grid take some time to relax and meditate to help clear your mind.
Cleansing your aura with a visualisation or working with crystals such as Selenite is also helpful before doing this. I also recommend you cleanse your chakras too. Record the new grid activation date and see it as a new crystal grid and day one.


Please keep any questions you have concise and on topic if you want a response.
With gratitude,


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7 thoughts on “Why Your Crystal Grid Isn’t Working (and how to fix it)

  1. Chrissy

    Thank you Ethan for another wonderfully informative blog. I have been wanting to create another grid my intention is set but sadly I have quite a bit of negativity around me right now, but after this article and some further study of your great book soon I think I will have a productive grid. Thank you!!

  2. Sage

    Hi Ethan,

    Thanks very much for this post! I love your Crystal Grid Power book and am using it much more than other books I have purchased. However, I am confused about the cleansing of the stones vs cleansing of the grid. When I take a grid down and cleanse the stones I use palo santo and the ting shaw chimes but thought that was cleansing them of intention. If I do this for the grid, won’t it remove the intention?
    Thanks so much for the clarification!

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Thanks Sage. Normally, cleansing a crystal grid removes negative energies only. It does not remove the positive intention and programming in the crystals (unless you intend it to). You can follow my instructions for deactivation of a grid in my book, but if you are intending/stating your intention to remove the intention behind your grid while cleansing them then that should work too. Hope this makes sense.

  3. Sienna Smith

    Hey Ethan! I have just visited this website for the first time and I really love the way it feels. The pics are stunning and the info is helpful and I actually enjoyed looking through. I wanted to know if I can cleanse my crystals in the rain & sure enough you had the answer!!! I’m super excited for tonight’s moon?? Thank you. I will be back.

  4. Aleece Henman

    Hi Ethan,
    I’m so happy to have found your blog! I have found a wealth of information all in one place, thank you! My fella and I are setting our first grid in our home for protection. Is there a particular time of the moon cycle that would be best? We’ve been told to set it during the full moon. The house is two stories with heaviest activity in the basement. Would you suggest that we set our crystals in the farthest corners of the basement inside, in the corners of each floor or bury them outside on the property line?

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Hi Aleece, I personally do not wait till a certain moom phase to start my grids (with exception of a New or Full Moon grid). I do them as and when I need them (and they work for me). Some people work with the phases of the Moon so of course, you can do that and it may help you. For positioning house grids it is also personal choice, there is no better way and it depends on your home, what feels right and what works best for you. You can always adjust the grid if you need to later on. Good luck!

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