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What kind of crystal grid would I need to manifest a healthy pregnancy and marriage to a partner?
Answer: The best grid for such a purpose is one based on the Celtic "Family Gathering" design. Here is our version. It uses quite a few stones. We suggest a Citrine point for the Focus Stone, Blue Chalcedony for the Way Stones because they bring a stong ray of trust which is critical to a family's success. For the Desire Stones, you wish children and happiness. You need a bright yellow or orange stone. You will find Carnelian to be perfect.
Which crystal would be best for manifesting twin flame? Will I know once I meet them?
Answer: The crystal you need is actually called a "twin flame" cluster. These crystal clusters of two similar crystals with a common base radiating out in the shape of a "v" reflect the twin desires of love and peace.
Twin Flames are highly desirable crystal formations that seem to have an abnormal attraction. To some, they appear as cross swords, to others, a gate, to even others, a goal marker.
Mostly, however, they are twin spires of desire standing equally and conveying the message from the Spirit World, that love and peace are the ultimate goals.
If you seek acceptance, friendship, love, acceptance, friendship, joy, or a feeling of peace with yourself and your world, use a Twin Flame You will find what you seek.
Now you may not know immediately when you meet a twin flame, but for most the awareness comes very quickly for both.
Venus is squaring Mars in my natal chart. What crystals can I use to soften this aspect?
Answer: Venus square Mars natal brings intense love-hate feelings into relationships, especially intimate relationships. Any irritation at loved ones can rapidly escalate to anger and temper tantrums. Yet this intensity of feeling subsides just as quickly as it builds, once the pressure valve has been released.
So the lesson with Venus square Mars is to gain more self-control over the volatile passions. Work through them in a mature fashion with your loved ones. Open and honest sharing of these deep feelings will help to achieve the strongest desire, which is usually a stable and harmonious, lasting relationship"
The key here is "self-control" to soften this aspect. The crystals with the energy to help with that are the lighter scarlet crystals such as Fire Quartz.
You can use one effectively in a simple ceremony in your sacred space, or in meditation. You can also keep one where you often can sit and hold it and absorb its energy of calming desires.
Why crystals are given different shapes? such as pyramids, tumbled, palm stones, pendulums, wands, etc, what are their usage, and what are those shapes best for?
Answer: The different shapes are used for a variety of purposes. For example, we find the pyramid shape is a very powerful center stone - the Focus stone for crystal grids. Some people also use them as spiritual transmitters. We use tumbled stones for crystal healing, crystal grids, medicine wheels, and pocket stones. They are small, easily handled and very durable. The same is true for palm stones. We use pendulums for divination. Here is a guide specifically for pendulums.
We used crystal wands for casting spells, focusing healing energy, and for activating grids. We use spheres mostly in Sacred Spaces. Many crystal uses have even more unique uses, depending on their interests and desires. The shapes are for you to explore.
What is the best way to meditate with crystals? I use Black Tourmaline in every corner of my house for negative energy but I would like to meditate with crystals also.
Answer: Meditation with crystals is a two-step process. First, you must find the crystal that has the Universal Life Force Energy that is appropriate to your intentions. Then you must either hold the crystal or place it in front of you where you can focus on it during your meditation.
Selecting the right crystal takes a bit of work. Each crystal has a crystal energy lattice, a color ray of influence, and an earth power derived from its chemical makeup. Choose one that has the appropriate energy for your need. Refer to the Crystal Talismans section of our website for help. Seeker Crystals and Unifier Crystals are particularly suitable. The Mirrors are also excellent.
You can also consider using a crystal with the feng shui elemental energy you need. Crystals strong in the elemental energy of water, earth, fire, and air are available. You can also use a crystal that is aligned with a Spirit Guide or an angel or a Goddess. If you are meditating for self-healing, a crystal associated with the appropriate chakra would be called for. Suggested meditation crystals and their uses are provided in the crystal descriptions of many of the crystal sold at the Crystal Vaults.
Once you have the crystal with the right energy to facilitate your meditation, either place it in front of you or hold it in your hand. You don't have to sit in the lotus position to meditate. Rather sit comfortably. You can sit on a pillow, in a chair, on a bench, or anywhere you are comfortable. Relax. Take a few deep breaths. Now starting with your toes, focus on each part of your body in turn willing it to completely relax. Take your time. Do just this. Focus on each part until you get to your mind. Then very slowly count from ten to one. Now see a cord tied to the center of the earth extending all the way through the earth to your backbone, up to your backbone, and connected to your mind. Think about getting up. You should not be able to. You are now grounded and in a meditative state. You are ready to begin.
Now to your purpose. Perhaps you seek to heal an affliction. In the meditative state feel the energy of the cosmos flowing in your crystal. Be sure you can actually feel and see this energy. It will take some concentration, but that will now be easy. See the energy flow into your body. Now with the energy flowing, focus your mind on your purpose. If you are trying to heal yourself see the energy flow to the location of the pain. If you are trying to open energy centers, see the energy flow into the right chakra. If you are trying to simply relax, see the energy start to engulf you in a protective cocoon. If you are seeking understanding, see the energy flow into the deep recesses of your mind. If you are seeking to communicate with spirit beings, see the energy flow out of the top of your head and disperse into the heavens.
You are connected to yourself, and the energy of the Universal Life Force, through your crystal and your mental state. You might not want to leave. Many report this as a natural "high" It is.
When it is time to return to the everyday world, you will know it. Slow down the energy flow. See the crystal dim. Set it down. Now start from the top of your head and mentally shake each part of your body. When you get to your toes, wiggle them, and then imagine the rope connecting you to the center of the earth has disappeared. Now get up. Put your hands up over your head as high as you can, stand on tiptoes if you can, and stretch your body. Put the crystal away.