How to make a super basic crystal grid
Want to use crystals in your home? Try designing a perimeter crystal grid to change the energy of your space! Crystal grids are placements of crystals with the intention to strengthen or amplify the powers and purpose of one particular crystal, or a specific goal that you have. A collection of crystals strategically placed can be more impactful than a solo crystal.
A crystal grid will take on its own energy, and it can even supercharge an entire space. The crystals' crystalline properties interact with one another when placed in a group, giving off enhanced energies. The grouping or "grid" directs the energy and intention to a specific goal, giving it a little boost. This makes crystal grids really effective when they're used in the home by creating a Perimeter Grid.
Perimeter Grids are helpful - and even powerful! - in enhancing your home's energy, and thankfully, they're super simple to make.
HOW DO CRYSTAL GRIDS... WORK?
Crystal gridwork is great for giving your personal space an energetic boost. Arranging crystals in a specific pattern helps to amplify their energy. Sacred geometry is the mathematical symmetry that we can find throughout the universe. From the petals on a flower, to music, to cosmology and beyond, sacred geometry finds its origins in nature.
It is the secret coding of our universe - kind of like the blueprint of HTML that creates this website!
Sacred geometry could be its own book, but for the purposes of learning how crystals work when they're placed in a grid, a basic understanding of the Flower of Life can help. This is a circle that is comprised of multiple, evenly-spaced, equally proportioned, circles within it. These circles begin to turn into a flower-like shape, even though they’re just mathematical geometry.
Many scientists, artists, astrologers and intelligent minds like Leonardo da Vinci very famously studied the Flower of Life and its mathematical equations (like the calculations Da Vinci used in the Vitruvian Man which translates to the proportions of the human body). This flower-like shape of sacred geometry can be found in the basic design of every single atom and molecule in existence. That’s pretty powerful stuff.
When we arrange crystals in a way that follows this basic pattern, their energies work together - like one whole; creating a new, amplified energy and vibration. It can really take your crystal work to the next level. And while this may be easier to visualize at a smaller capacity (like an altar grid), it can effectively be done in a perimeter grid on your home.
despite a crystal's physical shape and size, its energy emanates outward, making it energetically bigger than it is physically. There is nothing wrong with using small tumbled stones.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Before beginning, make sure your crystals are properly cleansed. Your crystals will also benefit from being dedicated, charged, or programmed.
1. Place four pieces of black tourmaline in the four corners of your home. Black stones absorb negative energy and they're also super protective.
As most of our homes aren't a perfect square, try your best to get the crystals in four separate corners. These stones will send out an invisible link to one another, forming a protective barrier around your space. If your home has more than one level, do this on the base/main level. You do not need to grid your garage or basement.
Note: You can also do this in one specific room!
2 (A). Place an dedicated or programmed clear quartz crystal in front of each piece of black tourmaline. Place the clear quartz with its point facing into the black tourmaline. This pulls the negative energy out of your space, and traps it within the protective black stone.
2 (B). Place an dedicated or programmed clear quartz crystal in front of each piece of black tourmaline. Place the clear quartz with its point facing away from the black tourmaline, and pointing into the room. This pushes the characteristics and energy of the black tourmaline into your space.
2 (C). If you want to do both these things, try working with a double terminated clear quartz. This is a crystal with points on either side, and will direct the flow of energy both ways.
3. If there are any other properties you would like to add to your home, say enhancing romance to work on a relationship (rose quartz, pink aventurine, rhodonite, mangano calcite) or if you want your space to help yo unblock creativity and release personal power (tiger's eye), or if you want to draw wealth, prosperity and abundance to yourself (citrine), you can add four of the same stone to each corner, swapping it in for the black tourmaline.
4. Using your Clear Quartz wand, begin in the back left corner of your home and touch the wand to the stones in the corner. Connect the dots by walking to the front right corner, touching the stones there, and repeating these steps around the perimeter of the home until you are back where you started. Your wand will connect and activate the grid.
I CAN'T FIND THE FOUR CORNERS OF MY HOME
For some, this will be really simple, but for others, a tricky shape to your home can be a cause for uncertainty and I can totally appreciate that.
Remember: despite a crystal's physical shape and size, its energy emanates outward, making it energetically bigger than it is physically. This means you don't have to worry about getting it in the EXACT spot that is of equal distance to all the corners in the home.
When finding the four corners of your home, it can help to sketch out a blue print of your space. You want to find the back-most sectors of each primary corner of your home. There are usually four, despite the shape of your home.
If you’re missing a corner, on your blueprint, draw an invisible line where the corner should be. Then, find the nearest point within the home that is closest to that corner.
You could technically grid in a triangular formation and it would work just as well. It’s more important for the crystal’s invisible energy lines to connect, and be evenly distributed throughout the home’s energetic blueprint.
If you like using crystals in your home, you're going to love Home Stones: A Guide to Using Crystals at Home. I take you room by room through your home so you know exactly what crystal to use in each space. I also cover various perimeter grid styles, altar grids, and what to do if you live in an apartment, condo, house, or something else. You can read more about Home Stones here.
There are many ways to grid your crystals and many different crystals that can be used. While you're building up your crystal knowledge, it helps to get familiar with which crystals are good for specific intentions. You can get the scoop in our Crystal Directory. Adding stones that have specific properties that match your intention will strengthen your grid. What type of Perimeter grids are you building in your home?