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Meanings of Shapes

 

In crystal healing, as in many world religions and practices, different shapes and forms carry deep meaning and are believed to radiate and focus energy in different ways. 

Eggs- Eggs represent fertility, rebirth, rejuvenation, starting again. Egg-shaped stones and crystals are often used when seeking to strengthen your ability to uncover and heal energy imbalances causing obstructions and stagnant energies that prevent new growth.

Flower of Life-  An ancient geometric symbol that's found in many different cultures and traditions around the world. In fact, Egyptian, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic and Christian cultures all have numerous representations of this ancient symbol in their art and architecture. It symbolizes creation and is a reminder that everything is united; a visual representation of the connections between all living beings and life itself. 

Grids- Used for both mediation and crystal healing, a grid is an intentional arrangement of minerals, selected to represent a particular goal, and then spiritually activated to support that work. Just as a mixture of herbs and spices can create a taste greater than its ingredients, a grid is a guide used to weave together the energy field that surrounds individual stones, blending their energies and producing a mineral aura equivalent to a much larger piece.

Hexagon- Six is the number of creation, and perfection, symbolizing divine power, majesty, wisdom, love, mercy, and justice. Hexagons are found throughout nature and evoke feelings of community, creation, and unity.

Mushrooms- Mushrooms have long been associated with transformation, healing, and rebirth due to their unique qualities. They are capable of growing in the darkest of places and surviving without sunlight or water. They are also able to quickly adapt to their environments in order to survive and thrive. This is a metaphor for resilience and perseverance, which can be used to symbolize personal growth through difficult times.

Obelisk- Concentrates the natural energy of the stone and diffuses it outward and upward helping to release, distribute, and transform any built up energy. It is believed that ancient obelisks were vessels used to gather up and release built up energy from the Earth.

Pyramid- The bottom of the pyramid represents a solid, earthy foundation, whereas the pointed top represents being able to reach into higher realms of consciousness.

Skulls- Skulls are old symbols of courage and strength. They are associated with the ability to defeat the odds, overcome obstacles, and bravely deal with danger. The Aztecs and Egyptians considered the skull to be a symbol of rebirth. Finally, several cultures consider skulls as a sign of good luck. 

Spiral- Sunflowers, Earth’s revolution, hurricanes, galaxies, coiled snakes - even our very own DNA- ALL follow a mathematical equation in the form of a spiral, also referred to as the Fibonnaci sequence or the Golden Ratio. To me, they represent growth and transformation in the never ending journey we take through this lifetime. We always move forward while also revisiting our experiences and understandings to discover hidden truths and deeper relevance. 

Sphere- The roundness invokes a sense of oneness, wholeness, completion, karma, and respect for cyclical energies. The energy radiates outward in all directions, filling the space completely. On a Feng Shui level, they bring a harmonious, calming energy into any space.  

Tower / Point- Smaller obelisks primarily used for focal points during meditation but that can also be held like a wand and used to direct energy to a specific part of the body, room, workspace, or really anywhere you want.

Triangle- In sacred geometry, triangles symbolize balance and harmony. The three-sided shape can also be related to the body, mind, and spirit, and with an upward-facing point, it indicates raising consciousness. A downward facing point symbolizes the feminine energy.

Vogel- Used primarily for crystal healing and work, the crystal is double terminated. The points on both ends serve as a focus, enabling the crystal to conduct subtle energies through its body and out the other end.