There are two types of Feng Shui crystals widely used as remedies to shift the energy. Even though they are both called “Feng Shui Crystal” they are of different properties and have different uses.
First came the clear quartz crystal. This is a natural mineral that grows in a six-sided shape. It does come in many colors (like rose quartz, amethyst, and citrine) and these have various uses. But for this post, we’re talking about clear quartz. Quartz crystals have electric properties and have been used in watches and as phonograph needles. In the 1950’s scientists found how to grow synthetic quartz crystals and this is what’s used in modern electronics.
Natural quartz has one pointed end and one rough end. This is called a single terminated crystal. These can be natural and translucent or highly polished and clear with just a few inclusions.In Feng Shui single terminated crystals are often used to move energy in a direction. For example, you can use a single terminated quartz crystal to point energy towards a door bringing more opportunities to that location.
You can find polished crystal points with points at both ends. This is called a double terminated crystal. In Feng Shui, a double terminated crystal is used to move energy in two directions. For example, if there’s a missing corner of a home (and therefore creating much work for the people who live there) this crystal can be used to fill in the corner.
There are also tumbled quartz crystals. These are round like river rocks but translucent. In Feng Shui, a tumbled crystal can be used as a marker bringing energy and attention to a specific point. This is useful for houses that are hidden or on a dead-end street.
The second type of crystal came later. For a long time, it was called an Austrian Crystal. It is made of cut glass. Originally they were made from leaded glass but concerns about lead oxide have caused manufacturers to substitute other oxides such as barium oxide for the lead. These glass orbs are cut with facets which give them a prismatic effect. When light hits them they make rainbows on the walls and ceiling.
In Feng Shui, we often use these crystals to bring in opportunities that come in manageable parts. This is great for people who want steady business, consistent clients or who don’t want to become overwhelmed by opportunities. For example, a client may wish to have a hit record. The cut glass Feng Shui crystal would be used in their music studio to attract a great producer for the album, some publicity for the launch, building of their fan base and getting radio plays. The rainbow the crystal produces represents the different parts of the goal.
I hope this helps. Let me know if you have questions about this or any other Feng Shui, Astrology or Space Clearing topics. And by the way, check out my YouTube channel for videos on some of these topics.