Once you begin shopping for crystals, the sheer variety of shapes and sizes can be overwhelming! Points, pyramids, spheres, the list goes on.... so which will benefit you the most?
Overall, no matter the shape, the healing properties of crystals remain the same. However, the shape of each crystal can influence your experience with it, so lets dive into some of the varieties you can find!
Tumbled Stones: The perfect place to begin with crystals, tumbled stones are typically less expensive, and easily transportable! When your aim is to work with a crystal everyday, tumbled stones can be a great option, as they can easily be put in your pocket, your bra, your car, in your desk at work, etc! Tumbled stones are also great options for creating crystal grids, when you require multiple stones at once.
Points: Focus and amplify the power of a stone with this intense energetic tool. Points can be a powerful opportunity to manifest your intentions, as the shape helps direct that energy out into the universe. I personally love to use points as a center piece to a crystal grid for maximum potential! You can also use crystal points to direct healing energy towards you or outward by pointing it towards you or away from you.
Double Terminated: Used to encourage the movement of energy, this dual pointed crystal shape is great to clear out blockages within the chakras, and bring about energetic balance within. Double terminated crystals are good tools to balance energies between partners, romantic or otherwise, enhancing empathy and compassion between those involved. If I have enough on hand, I like to use this shape to help cultivate energy flow within a crystal grid.
Spheres: This gentle but strong energetic shape allows energy to emit equally from all sites. The perfect symmetry of a crystal sphere brings relaxing, peaceful, balancing energies to its surrounding environment and you. Try meditating with a sphere in your palms, or one sphere in each hand for a harmonious experience bringing about a deep sense of wholeness.
Pyramids: Revered by many ancient civilizations, this crystal shape beams up a powerful dose of energy up into the universe. Use crystal pyramids to strengthen your intention by writing down what you wish to manifest on a piece of paper, and placing it under the base of the crystal.
Hearts: Surround yourself with love with a heart shape crystal, and attract both love from others and encourage a healthy dose of self-love. Meditate with heart shaped crystal to explore both the energy you put out into the world along with the energy you invite in. This shape is one of my favorites to gift to others, because everyone can always use a little more love in their lives!
Cubes: Associated with the root chakra, cube-shaped crystals reconnect you with the power of Mother Earth. Meditating with a cubic crystal in your palms can be a peaceful and grounding experience. When I find myself with my head in the clouds during my yoga practice, I will create a grounding crystal grid by playing a cubed crystals on each corner of my mat, and have found myself more focused and my roots deepening to the earth below.
Clusters: Naturally occurring, clusters are several crystal points that grow together on a matrix. The convergence of multiple points results in a high vibrating energy, and sends energy out into the environment in all directions.
There are plenty of other crystal shapes out there, and there is no straightforward answer to which is the “best”. I recommend exploring a wide variety, letting your intuition guide you, and see what works best for you.
What is your favorite crystal shape? Have you ever used different crystal shapes for different purposes? I’d love to hear from you!