In Feng Shui, we divide crystals into two categories. There are natural crystals and cut glass crystals. The natural crystals include everything from gemstones to common crystals such as quartz and agate.
Cut glass crystals are faceted crystals that are usually hung to catch the light. Originally these were made from leaded crystal glass but these days they are usually made from glass without lead.
Both types of crystals are available in different shapes and sizes. Natural clear quartz crystals usually have a point at one end and the other end is rough like it’s been broken off of a larger piece (which it has). These are ideal for pointing energy in a certain direction. If you want positive energy from the outside to come into the house you can place these types of crystals (called single-terminated quartz crystals) by the street, pointing at your front door.
You can also find highly-polished, tumbled clear quartz crystals. These are useful in bringing positive energy to a location. For example, you might have a bowl of these on your desk.
Cut-glass crystals are different but are also highly useful in Feng Shui. Because the crystal acts as a prism and splits light into rainbows it helps bring in energy. This energy takes the form of opportunities that are easily identified and very accessible. In other words, cut-glass crystals bring you the job opportunities or the love opportunities (based on placement of the crystal) that you can clearly see whether you want or not.
Cut-glass crystals come in many shapes, colors and sizes. For this article we’ll focus on the clear crystal in the ball shape.
These crystals are hung in places where there’s a light source. That can be a window or on a lamp.
Sometimes these crystals are used outside to attract energy to the house. When using outside it’s best to use several and as many as 18. These could be hung from trees, bushes, potted plants or hung on the porch (taking care that they don’t bang together in the wind as they will crack and break).
With any Feng Shui crystals you want to “clear” the crystal before use. If you’re unsure about how to do this leave me a comment below and I’ll do a post about it. Also clean and dust the crystals you have in the house, especially cut-glass crystals, about once a month. This will give you a boost of positive energy.
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