There are many ways to use crystals and two which are used mostly in healing are by using grids and layouts.
Crystal grids are made by the placement of stones in a geometric pattern for the specific purpose of directing energy toward a goal. When creating a crystal grid the stones or crystals are then charged by your intention and energy.
An important aspect of your crystal grid is to have fun with it and be creative. You can’t really make a mistake, if your heart and goals are benign.
There are various methods of actually creating grids but most begin with meditation and careful respectful placement of the stones and crystals. Often the stones are placed in clockwise order. People may choose to smudge the area and or make offerings to the stone spirits before making the crystal grid or after placing the stones if that is within their traditions.
Crystal grids could sometimes be considered a kind of mandala although mandalas can be far more complex than most grids. Mandalas are often used for personal meditation. The placement of the stones is usually done in focused meditation for both grids and mandala . Mandala are usually gazed at and meditated with. Both grids and mandala are often created with intention and then left to continue the work of transmitting energy for a particular purpose. Some crystal grids are simple circles others are based on traditions of sacred geometry and/or forms like the tree of Life , Mercaba , Aunk, infinity sign or even the peace symbol. Some grids are simply a number of stones placed in parallel rows.
One thing that has become apparent as I did research for this post is that almost every one has their own way of creating and empowering crystal grids. Some people call on angels and ascended masters to charge them. Some people chant or recite poetry others just put the stones down and use intention. Some people feel strongly that one form of grid is superior to some other form.
Once again I cannot give you a definitive way to create crystal grids. All the methods work and what works best for you will depend on your individual personality and preferences. Do meditate and seek the permission and intuitive sense of which crystals and forms are best each time you create a grid.
Down below you will find a few crystal grids I work with time to time. Most of this I have found on google searches or on pinterest. I do however tweaked them to fit them for me and my own personal use.
What crystal grid would you pick to use? How would you use your crystal grid for?