Crystal grids supercharge the effects of a certain stone's properties, or the collection of stones used in the pattern created. When crystals come together, their energies change and heighten, creating some serious amplification and healing. Some stones are extra awesome under the influence of another stone, and vice versa.
Starting with crystal pairings is a really easy way to step into gridwork (super basic crystal grid here), or at least pique your interest in how you can use all your stones together, taking them to the next level.
Crystal gridwork is something I tout regularly at Rogue Wood Supply, but I completely understand how it could be intimidating for some, especially those new to crystals. Uncertainty around sacred geometry, or perhaps having a bunch of mismatched stones can make gridwork seem daunting, so pairing your stones together is a great way to begin changing up the crystal energy you work with. Maybe you've even begun intuitively doing this!
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Want more pairings and grid examples? In STONES: An Essential Guide, we've got you covered. You'll also find where to place your stones in your home, what different shapes and formations mean, a comprehensive list on how to cleanse your stones, and SO MUCH more good stuff.
It's always important to have a specific goal or intention when adding crystals into your spiritual self-care practice. In my work with crystals, I have found there are some common themes that people are looking for assistance with. These are, attracting romance, either a new love or rekindling a dwindled flame; finding career or business success; quelling stress and anxiety, and relieving grief. So I've created some pairs tailored to these needs, along with a few others that I think you might really like.
Check out my fave combos below:
ROSE QUARTZ + GARNET
Enhances: Romantic Love
Where to place: In the bedroom or on your person
Rose Quartz is, really, the universal love stone. It is dynamic in itself, helping cure issues with self-love and romantic love. But Garnet has a much more regenerative energy, so if you're working with romantic love in particular, Garnet is a great partner to add to your Rose Quartz. Rose Quartz works on the romance, intimacy and connectedness you feel toward another individual, and Garnet works on the sexual attraction, stimulating your passionate kundalini, and your commitment to another person, or theirs to you. Certain variations of Garnet also help attract and promote true love and this is amplified by Rose Quartz's power.
CITRINE + JET
Enhances: Career Success
Where to place: In your office or on your desk
Citrine is the wealth stone. It's sometimes called "the success stone" and "the abundance stone," and there is no better choice when it comes to attracting positive business luck. Citrine promotes prosperity in all areas, but it's especially effective in business because it dispels greed and encourages spreading the goodness around. When paired with Jet, this energy becomes heightened. Jet has a deeply grounded, stable and strong energy about it. It helps keep your pursuits focused and that includes financial stability and protection. When these stones work together, they are a seriously powerful combo. If you're an entrepreneur, looking to move up the corporate ladder, or land your first big job, this is your pairing!
Want more recommendations for work? Here is a four-stone power kit for your career.
OPALITE + GOLDSTONE
Enhances: Personal power and manifestation
Where to place: On your person or personal altar
This pairing is made of manmade stones, and these types of crystals carry strong manifestation energies, full of determination. Opalite encourages self-exploration, tapping into your True Self and your truest desires. It is often called the stone of "personal endowment" and can do amazing things for your confidence. Goldstone shines up your personal lustre, pushing you toward personal enhancement through self-reflection. It's effective in directing your energy to healthy places, streamlining your vision on who you want to be and where you want to go. Both stones help you get to know yourself better, including what your strengths are, but the pairing amplifies confidence, acceptance and focused direction.
CELESTITE + AMETHYST
Reduces: Stress and anxiety
Where to place: On your person, bedside table or a highly visible area
Celestite is an incredibly soothing stone. It encourages positivity, while quelling the anxious or excitable energy that is overly abundant within. It cleans up the aura and promotes light and easy self-expression, making it extra effective if you are seeking therapy for these ailments. It's an amazing choice in soothing and calming too much nervous energy. And when paired with the incredibly dynamic Amethyst, these properties are doubled. Amethyst is restorative and rebalancing. It can help bring your spirit back into balance, while soothing and quelling stress through the Celestite. It promotes emotional stability, while bringing multiple areas of life back into balance so you can work on your inner calm without any external hindrances.
Want even more help with stress and anxiety struggles? Here is a four-stone power kit for anxiety.
AMETHYST + MANGANO CALCITE
Reduces: Nightmares or trouble sleeping
Where to place: On your bedside table, in a dreamcatcher or in a dream pillow
Amethyst's restorative properties lend well to dreamwork. It smoothes out ripples in our inner channels, which can result in bad dreams or restlessness. If your sleep quality is suffering, Amethyst promotes the soothing sleepy energy needed to feel balanced and refreshed upon waking. When paired with Mangano Calcite, we are cleansed of our toxic dreams and poor sleep patterns for a truly restful and restorative sleep. Bedtime is imperative to recharging our batteries, and Mangano Calcite's soothing, loving energy, makes bedtime something to look forward to. It quells trauma that has a habit of reappearing when we are unconscious, returning our dreams to a healthy normal state.
APACHE TEAR + SMOKY QUARTZ
Where to place: On your person
Grief is dynamic. We can grieve over a breakup or the loss of a loved one, but grief is typically a feeling of heartbreak and lack/loss. Working through grief with Apache Tear helps heal these intense energies. It is very gentle and grounding, which is important because working with a crystal that is overly jarring could set back the healing process. Apache Tears transmute heavy energy into something lighter and more manageable, clearing blockages that stress, heartbreak or sadness can create. Once these blockages are removed gently and you are returning to a grounded state, Smoky Quartz can help to further ground you in strong earth energy. This energy encourages inner strength, gently dissolving the upsetting energy into a mood elevator. The combo helps its owner focus on appreciation and positivity, while feeling connected and in alignment again.
PYRITE + PEANUT WOOD
Enhances: Leadership, entrepreneurialism
Where to place: In your office, on your desk or in your briefcase/purse
Pyrite is full of bold, fiery energy. It lights a fire within, helping to motivate you to make your own success. It can help you propel new ideas, streamline creativity, and direct or lead with a firm yet admirable power. When this raw energy is paired with the grounded nature of Peanut Wood, practicality, clear focus and inner strength emblazon leadership qualities. It doesn't let you get too heady or worked up, keeping your focus and dedication in check, making you even better in your role. Infusing fire and earth energy creates intensely powerful, clear-headed drive for new businesses, new ideas and leaders. These roles require the finessing of some pretty dynamic abilities, and this pairing can streamline the energy needed to get shit done.
LABRADORITE + MOONSTONE
Labradorite is called the "stone of magic" because of its abilities to heighten and enhance natural psychic abilities, like intuition. It supercharges your mystical awareness and can give you a boost if you're looking to learn any other psychic skills, like divination, clairvoyance, shamanic journeying, etc. Labradorite stimulates your connection to your sacred path while pulling in the self-confidence to learn the cryptic secret knowledge of the universe. When paired with Moonstone, this personal inner seeking is powered by the moon. It activates the divine feminine, a key piece in being open to absorbing as much spiritual wisdom as possible. Moonstone unblocks any potential hiccups that could be holding your development back, gentle transmuting them with a calming confidence.
Is there an area that you're looking for help with? Let me know in the comments below, and I'd be happy to recommend a pairing for you.