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20 Tips for Using Feng Shui Crystals

Traditional Wisdom - 20 Tips for Using Feng Shui Crystals

Wondering how you can use crystals to enhance your home or office? Here are some tips on using Feng Shui crystals, that you're sure to find helpful.
CrystalBenefits Staff
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2018
A Gift from the Heaven Above!
The tektite meteorite is believed to possess magical powers, as it is the only stone that is not found on the Earth. It represents the water element, and is used to enhance wealth and career luck.
Crystals have been used as items of decoration for ages. However, in Feng Shui, crystals have special importance because they are used for healing and for bringing in positive energy and vibrations. There are many stones and crystals used in Feng Shui, and each one of them acts differently and hence, are used for different purposes. While some crystals absorb negative energy, others help to usher in wealth, prosperity, economic stability, good health, and love.

Here we shall learn how Feng Shui can help you to enhance the different aspects of your life, and bestow you with happiness, fulfillment, peace, and joy. Just click the sections to view the information under each.
What are Crystals?
The word 'crystal' originates from the Greek word krystallos, which means frozen light. Crystals are used in making beautiful jewelry, for emotional healing, energizing your home/office, and for balancing your chakras. The energy of crystals can help us achieve our goals. Crystals emanate positive energy, and protect us from negative vibrations.
Now, not all crystals that you find in the market are the same. There are different types of crystals, such as natural crystals, crystals grown in laboratories, lead glass crystals, and so on. You can identify natural crystals by the uneven distribution of color and/or the presence of cracks. Laboratory-generated crystals, on the other hand, have a more uniform color distribution, and are perfect in shape. Lead glass crystal is made by adding lead oxide (PbO) to glass. However, lead glass crystals are rarely found these days, due to the potential health hazard caused by lead.
How Does a Crystal Help?
One question might be troubling you, and that is, "How do crystals energize the environment where they are placed?". To find an answer to this, we need to delve a little deeper, and understand how crystals are formed. They are formed when minerals are subjected to heat and pressure in the Earth's crust for long periods of time, and they accumulate energy during the process. It is this energy that causes crystals to vibrate with different frequencies. The energy accumulated in the crystals can affect the human aura.

A crystal stores energy depending on its chemical composition, which in turn, affects the color. The structure of the crystal is another factor. Different colors are related to different parts of the body. Some of us are more receptive than others, when it comes to sensing the energizing effects of crystals.
How to Choose a Crystal
When choosing a crystal, trust your instinct, and go for the stone that you're naturally attracted to. Whenever you purchase a crystal, never forget to cleanse it before you start using it. You can do so using pure water or salt water. Crystals can give out energy or absorb energy, removing accumulated negative energy from the area where they are placed. You can choose crystal spheres or clusters that add to the visual appeal of your room.

Here's a chart that tells you which crystals should be placed in which direction.
bagua map octagon
If you look at the chart carefully, you'll see that each direction stands for different aspects, and every direction has a different color representing it. This chart is known as the octagonal bagua chart. Here we shall learn what aspect of your life each of the eight directions represent, and which are the crystals commonly used. To enhance a particular aspect of your life, you need to choose a crystal that corresponds to the respective direction.
NORTH
The North is the area for career and life path.

Element: Earth

Recommended Crystals: Azurite, black tourmaline, clear quartz, hematite, iron, jet, obsidian, snowflake obsidian, smoky quartz, and sodalite
azurite
Azurite
hematite
Hematite
quartz
Smoky Quartz
NORTHEAST
The Northeast is the area for skills and knowledge.

Element: Earth

Recommended Crystals: Cream or beige stones
EAST
The East is the area for family and health.

Element: Wood

Recommended Crystals:- Amazonite, amethyst, apophyllite, aventurine, calcite, celestite, copper, fluorite, rose quartz
amethyst
Amethyst
aventurine
Aventurine
celestite
Celestite
SOUTHEAST
The Southeast is the area for prosperity and abundance.

Element: Wood

Recommended Crystals: Green stones
SOUTH
The South is the area for fame and reputation.

Element: Fire

Recommended Crystals: Carnelian, citrine, clear and rutilated quartz, fire agate, garnet, gold, Herkimer diamond, ruby, sunstone
carnelian
Carnelian
Rutilated quartz
Rutilated Quartz
Single Large Ruby On A White Background
Ruby
garnet
Garnet
sunstone
Sunstone
Citrine
Citrine
SOUTHWEST
The Southwest is the area for love and marriage.

Element: Earth

Recommended Crystals: Rose quartz
Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz
WEST
The West is the area for creativity and children.

Element: Metal

Recommended Crystals: Aquamarine, blue chalcedony, blue lace agate, jade, labradorite, moonstone, opal, silver
Blue Agate
Blue Agate
Labradorite
Labradorite
Opal
Opal
NORTHWEST
The Northwest is the area for helpful people and for travel.

Element: Metal

Recommended Crystals: Gold, rutilated quartz, white quartz
Here is a modern version of this ancient chart that makes it easier for you to determine the specific color for each region of your house, using the main entrance as the point of reference. This is simpler because it works even if you're not sure of the directions of each room in your house. All you need to do is place the chart over the floor plan of your home, and find the corresponding color for each area or room.
bagua map rectangle
Tips to Use Feng Shui Crystals for Your Benefit
Now that you have a fair idea of which crystal to place in which area, here are a few tips to tell you how to place them.

For a healthy mind and body, wear a Feng Shui crystal bracelet of small stones corresponding to each chakra in your body.

When hanging a crystal, hang it such that it is never pointing towards you. Also, make sure that the tip of the crystal is never pointing downwards, as this causes accumulation of negative energy.

As far as the shape of the crystal is concerned, go for one that is finely cut and has smooth edges that are not too sharp. Never hang a crystal such that the pointed edge faces you.

Once you get a crystal, it is important to follow the purification process to cleanse your crystal, and remove the negative vibrations absorbed by it over time. To cleanse your crystal, hold it under running water or place it in a solution of rock salt. Then wipe your crystal with a soft cloth, and place it in the morning sunlight to allow it to absorb the fresh energy from the sun. Lastly, place your crystal beside fragrant incense sticks, and concentrate your positive thoughts on it. Doing this at regular intervals, or whenever your crystal appears dull and relatively faded, can help rejuvenate it. However, if you do not have much experience of handling crystals, it is recommended that you consult a professional for the same.

Make sure you always keep your crystals clean and sparkling. An easy way to cleanse your crystals is to submerge them in a bowl of distilled water overnight.

Pink crystals are effective in improving your luck in love and relationships. Placing a pink crystal in the bedroom can help improve marriage luck.

When you hang a crystal at a place that receives abundant sunlight, you'll see the formation of a rainbow due to the refraction of light by the many facets of the crystal ball, and this is considered very auspicious. Crystals have the power to deflect negative energy and usher in positivity. Faceted crystal balls have the power to provide protection from negative energy or sha chi.

Placing crystal balls helps in the smooth flow of energy in your house, and an ideal way to do so is to place six or eight crystal balls in the center of your room.

Hang your Feng Shui crystals using a red ribbon or string that is cut to a length of 9 inches or to any length that is a multiple of 9 (18'', 27'', 36'', etc.).

If you have a window located exactly opposite to your front door, then hanging a crystal ball near the window will prevent sheng chi from escaping, and help you hold on to wealth and opportunities that come to you.

If you have a sharp corner anywhere in your house, hanging a round faceted crystal ball from a red string can disperse the negative chiemanating from it.

Using crystal chandeliers can have the same effect as hanging faceted crystal balls.

If you own a shop, place a crystal next to your cash register to usher in profits.

Place a small amethyst crystal under your pillow when you retire for the night for a sound sleep, and protection from bad dreams and nightmares.

To overcome emotional baggage and deal with issues related your past, use smoky quartz and azurite.

For a healthy appetite, place a cluster of citrine crystals in your dining room.

If you intend to sell or rent out a property, then placing a large cluster of citrine can increase the interest of prospective buyers.

Place amber crystals in the bathroom to benefit from its cleansing powers.

Placing a cluster of fluorite crystals at your office desk can help relieve stress.

To apply the healing power of crystals to your garden, use clear quartz or moss agate. These crystals will enrich the plants with positive energy, and help them stay healthy and grow faster. You can even use a crystal grid of clear quartz to energize a flower bed.

When purchasing crystals, always do so from a reputed dealer that sells authentic stuff. Buying crystals from just anywhere can make you land up with fake ones. If you're confused as to which crystal to choose, go for a shiny white crystal, as white is a combination of all the colors in the spectrum.
Boulder Opal
Australian Opal
Ruby Citrine
Opal
Citrine Gemstone
Citrine Geode Geological Crystals
Black Opal
Pink Tourmaline
Australian Opal
Small Citrine Pebble
Opal
Rough Citrine Crystal
Polished Opal
Citrine Rose And Amethyst Raw Stones
Polished Black Opal
Raw Unpolished Citrine Gemstones