Crystal seldom occurs as perfect balls, but for centuries Quartz, Obsidian, and Beryl have been carefully shaped by hand as scrying tools. Quartz-based crystal, in particular, has naturally occurring facets at their tips. There are usually six facets which equate to the six chakras* from the base to the third eye*, with the termination point representing the crown chakra and its link with the infinite. Each crystal shape has specific points on the body used in healing. Wands sharply focus energy and may stimulate points on the body or draw off negativity. Crystals with termination at both ends help to break old patterns and can integrate spirit and matter.
Many crystals have points, some have large and some have small points. Points may be natural or artificially shaped. A single crystal point has a definite faceted, pointed end and the other end tends to look ragged where it has been separated from a cluster base.
Double-terminated crystals have definite points at both ends. Some are natural and others artificially shaped. A double termination radiates or absorbs energy at both ends simultaneously. A stone of balance, a double termination integrates spirit and matter and can provide a bridge between two energy points. These crystals are useful in healing as they absorb negative energy and break old patterns. They can also integrate previously blocked parts of the self.
A cluster has many points bedded, but not necessarily fixed into a base. The crystals may be small or large. Clusters radiate energy out to the surrounding environment and can also absorb detrimental energy. They can be programmed and left in place to do their work. They are especially useful for cleaning a room or other crystals.
A geode is contained within an outer form. In an opened form, it is hollow with many crystals pointing inward. Geodes hold and amplify energy within them. Due to their rounded, cavelike shape and numerous terminations, they diffuse the amplified energy, softening the energy but neutralizing it, allowing it to flow out slowly. It also assists in breaking addictions and is beneficial for an addictive personality.
An egg-shaped crystal confines and shape energy and can be used to detect and rebalance blockages in the body. The more pointed end is a useful reflexology or acupressure tool. They make excellent “ hand comforters”, to use in times of stress.
A phantom crystal appears ghostlike within the body of a larger crystal. Owing to the method of formation, a phantom has absorbed learning over time. It puts the past into perspective and is helpful in overcoming the stagnation. Each has a specific meaning depending on the type of crystal.
Balls are usually shaped from a large piece of crystal and may have well-had planes or flaws inside them. They emit energy in all directions equally. It used in a window to the past or future, they move energy through time and provide a glimpse of what is to come or what has been a practice called scrying.