Learning all about crystals can be a lot! There is so much information available and sorting through it all can lead us to more questions rather than answers. Crystal grids are a great way to make the most out of your crystals and start harnessing all the benefits.
What are Crystal Grids?
Crystal grids are tools for amplifying energy. They are specific arrangements using sacred geometry, designed to direct energy with a certain intention. Crystal grids are great tools for manifesting as the grid amplifies the intention making manifestation happen easier and quicker.
Sacred geometry is basically the study of spiritual meanings of shapes, and those meanings can be applied to various shapes and patterns found in things in the natural world. The most popular sacred geometry grid shapes are Metatron’s cube and the flower of life. It’s said that inside the flower of life, all other grid patterns can be found within it.
This grid is symbolic of the flow of energy in the universe, and of balance. This grid shape should be used when you’re trying to manifest things related to patience, happiness and harmony.
Flower of Life
The flower of life is for spiritual growth and awakening. This shape is suitable for intentions related to divine guidance or spiritual power and intuition. Some believe that this shape is the most meaningful and sacred pattern in our universe!
The best part about crystal “gridding” is that you can DIY your own shape with whatever calls to you. Pre-designed shapes are merely a guide for starting, and don’t represent the entirety of gridding. If you find yourself drawn to shapes, you can use them. Or research some more basic sacred geometry shapes and find one that matches your intention. Some of the most popular shapes include squares which are good for grounding, stability and strong foundations of order, or spirals, which are used for raising consciousness and representing the circle of life.
Making Your Crystal Grid
First, you’ll need to set your intention and find 3 different crystals that work in tandem with your intention. For example, if you’re manifesting a healthy relationship, you may choose rose quartz, green aventurine, and garnet. If you have other trinkets or small items that you feel deeply connected to, you can also include those in your grid. Once you have all your crystals or small items, make sure to cleanse them with smoke or moonlight. This makes sure your items are cleared of any negative energy and can perform at their best in your grid.
After you have your cleansed crystals, pick one to be the “anchor”. Often, this could be a tower or point, as the direct energy of this shape is excellent for focusing energy. This anchor stone will be the centrepiece that the rest of the grid will surround. Next, you’ll need approximately 12 small crystals. You’ll need six of one type and six of another type. If you don’t have six, that’s okay, just use what you have as long as they are all the same stone. The number of crystals you’ll need will depend on which shape you’re using and the size of the area you’re working with.
There are helpful guides that you can use to place your crystals directly onto, like boards or mats. If you don’t have one of those, you can print off a grid and use the paper, or just place the crystals on a surface following the pattern. A great way to do this is to write your intentions down on a sheet of paper, make sure to be very specific. On the back of the paper, you can draw the grid shape. Place this paper grid side up, under your crystals. Remember, any shape you feel drawn to will work, the intention and the crystals are what make a grid so powerful!
Place your first six (or however many) crystals symmetrically on the outside of your grid shape. Then, your next six (or however many) just inside the first ones, also symmetrically spaced. Lastly, place the anchor in the centre. Activate your grid by saying aloud your intention, remember to always use first person pronouns and speak in the present! Use your hands, or a crystal wand to transmit your energy to the grid. Every time you pass your grid, you can place your hand on your heart and internalize all the feelings behind your intention as if you’re already experiencing them in real time. The key to all manifestations is the deep belief that things will most definitely work out the way you want them to, and to believe it without a shred of doubt. This takes practice, but believing in miracles actually makes them happen!
You may choose to keep this grid displayed for a while, and if you chose to do that just remember to periodically cleanse and charge the crystals. You can do this with selenite wands, or smoke cleansing. That way you don’t have to move the crystals and disrupt any energy flow.