Crystal grids are not only a powerful way to set intentions and manifest your desires, but they’re also a beautiful way to do so too. Combining crystals on a grid set-up amplifies the overall energy of the crystals collectively, giving more power to the intentions you set.
Essentially a crystal grid is a special arrangement of crystals and gemstones, which with set intentions help you to manifest the desired result. They’re a really great way to get creative with crystals and to harness another powerful ritual to add to your crystal toolkit.
The great thing about creating crystal grids is that there really aren’t any special rules you need to follow to create your own. As with most crystal work, it’s best to create your grid using your own intuition to choose which crystals you feel guided to work with.
We’ve created a simple step by step guide on how we like to create our crystal grids for you to follow, or adapt and create your own version instead!
Step by Step guide to creating a Crystal Grid
The first step in creating a crystal grid is to decide what your intentions are. You can write these down and place it in the centre of your grid and then choose a central stone or crystal (more on that in a moment) to place over the top. With your intentions, aim to be specific about what you would like to manifest.
Next, you need to choose the crystals and gemstones you want to use on your grid. You can do this either by intuitively working with what crystals you feel most guided to do so. Pick the crystals up and feel them in your hands to see if you feel more connected to some more than others. Alternatively, you could choose the crystals to align with the energy of your intentions e.g. if your intentions are focused around love - you could choose to work with lots of Rose Quartz, or if you’re looking to increase abundance, perhaps you’ll opt to work with lots of Citrine. We recommend choosing between 15-20 small crystals to work with to create your grid.
Next, you’ll want to cleanse your crystals. You can do this by burning a sage smudge stick and running the crystals under the smoke, or alternatively, you can run your crystals underwater, leave them out under a full moon or even use the sound from a singing bowl to cleanse the energies. Again, go with what you feel drawn to do when cleansing your crystals.
- Next place your intentions in the centre, under your central stone, then take a moment to tune into this intention and connect with your desires. To amplify this energy, you could choose to light a candle or play a piece of meditative music. Spend as long as you like here, in meditation with your intention.
Then it’s time to start placing your crystals down. Again, we like to work intuitively with this step. You can start from the outside and work your way in, or work your way out from the middle stone. Place your crystals in whichever pattern you feel aligns best. A picture of one of our grids is below, you can use this as a guide to creating your own.
- The final step is to ‘activate’ your grid. We like to do this by using a clear crystal point or wand. Energetically, you almost want to create an invisible dot-to-dot with your wand, joining the crystals you placed down on your grid. Touch each crystal with the point and work your way around the grid in a clockwise direction. Most people like to leave their grids set up for a period of time, often for a minimum of 48 hours - but again you can choose how long you want to leave your grid out for. They’re pretty beautiful when set up, so some like to leave them out for weeks, or even until your intention manifests.