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Stones & Minerals Information

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Stone Shapes
By Pathwalkah

I've seen a couple of places selling different shapes to stones, is there any significance to the different shapes? I've seen hearts, pyramids, obelisks (ones that look like the Washington Monument if you don't know what I mean), skulls, spheres, wands, tumbled, polished, natural, yadda yadda. I haven't seen anyone asking about it, so I figured I would.

Oh goodness Pathwalkah, the shapes and structures of the mineralogical kingdom vary with natural occurrence and with enhancement by humanity. Both polished/natural/unpolished provide the same energies even if their shape differs. So you can imagine how many different types there are.

For example: The "Asterated" [star] is a crystalline structure exhibiting rays of a star within it's structure

The "Barnacle" Crystal: recognized as a crystal covered or partially covered with smaller crystals.

The "Bridge" Crystal: recognized by a small Crystal partially in and partially out of a larger crystal. The "cartouch" is a symbol from ancient Egypt and contains hierooglyphics which represent that which "encircles" the earth.

Of course the more familiar: Carved crystals occur both naturally and by man Crystal Balls - spheres Clusters Crystal bowls There are also curved crystals produced during their development growth.

"Dendritic" Crystals: recognized by a branching figure or marking resembling a tree, fern or moss-like form.

"Double-Terminated" Crystals: recognized by the double termination on each end. Then we have "egg-shape" crystals, usually fabricated and extremely versatile.

"Elestiated" Crystals: recognized by natural terminations and/or over-growth of crystals over the body.

"Etched" Crystals: recognized by the existence of abrasions located on the outer areas of the stone.

"Gateway" Crystal: recognized by the existence of a portal going from the face or side of the crystal to the interior. It appears similar to a gap. There are crystal headbands, the inner cross, the key crystal, the manifestation crystal, the obelisk crystal, pyramid crystals, phantom crystal, the rainbow crystal, the twin crystal, the rutilated crystal, the scarab crystal, the self-healed crystal, the sheet or lens crystal, the tabular crystal, and goodness knows how many others I have missed. If there is a particular one that calls for your attention, I would be happy to share the properties with you.

Thanks Lotus! I didn't realize that there was so much info! I was just asking because I was curious that's all. But while I was away, I did pick up a small wand made of quartz and there was a Silver-leaf or Silver-laced Jasper Skull that was calling to me. But I couldn't get it as it was $150. It was about the size of my palm and heavy as all get-out. So I'm interested in hearing about those two particular shapes, if you don't mind.

Pathwalkah, Just below is a discussion on crystal skulls. I have never worked with one so I can't share any information about them.

Crystal Wands have been used for centuries in rituals, energy massage and crystal healing work and their properties differ depending on the metals used in constructing the wand. The wand itself provides for the directional focus to penetrate the maximum energy. And it is important to remember the energies associated with the mineral comprising the wand brings it's own properties ... for example ... silver, gold, copper, brass iron or platinum and some wands are silver plated are believed to focus and magnify the energies of the crystals and metals each wand contains. The structure of the wand provides the energy of the spiral, and the energies of the attached minerals are then enhanced by the design. [there are many kinds of designs available] As you can see the selection in wands is extensive so if you are contemplating purchasing one, then I would suggest you first decide on what the wand's purpose will serve, then choose a crystal, the type of metal, a design if any and so on. You may also want to ask for Spirit's guidance before deciding.

I have a rather silly question to ask, but I have this celestine/celestite, its rough outer crust with small blue crystals on the inside. I noticed the last time I played with it while putting it next to my bed, that the crystals seem bigger. Do they continue to grow?

Mizz, that's an interesting question and I don't think so but I can't give you a definitive yes or no answer. All I can tell you is that none of my crystals have grown or changed since I got them including my blue toned Celestite.

Mizz, I’ve never heard of any crystals continuing to grow after harvesting them.

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