Most of us organize our homes based on what feels aesthetic, functional, and efficient for our lifestyle. Similarly, crystal grids are arranged based on sacred symmetry and crystals. 

How do crystal grids work? What are crystal grids good for? How to make a crystal grid? 

Crystal grids are good for manifesting your intentions by channeling them into a dozen or more crystals that amplify and send them to the heart of the universe. 

We’ll learn how to build crystal grids using these five steps:

  1. Setting an intention
  2. Selecting crystals 
  3. Choosing a place to set the grid
  4. Picking a grid layout to arrange the crystals 
  5. Techniques for activating the grid

We’ll also learn how to make crystal grids for love, healing, abundance, chakra balance, protection, wealth, and manifestation. 

Crystal Grids Explained: What Is a Crystal Grid? 

Crystal Grid with crystals

A crystal grid is a high-energy ritual to link your intentions with the cosmos via crystal energies for manifestation. The technique is set up by arranging 13 or more healing crystals in a sacred layout, relevant to your intention. 

What is the purpose of a crystal grid? How does it work?

Crystal grids work by channeling the power of multiple crystals that amplify your intentions and send them to the heart of the universe

The crystal grids we see nowadays result from altars revered for hundreds of thousands of years in cultures, religions, and traditions. 

The only difference is that our ancestors used shells, conches, pebbles, and beads for their altars, and we use geometry and healing crystals today.

Before we learn how to make a crystal grid, let’s learn about its five pillars. 

The Five Parts of Every Crystal Grid 

Focus or Center

The core or heart of the crystal grid is a single crystal placed in the center or the third circle of crystals. You can call these the Focus Stones because the crystal grid will channel the energies of other crystals into this focus crystal(s).

Way

Often called Way Stones, these crystals are part of the second circle of crystals. They regulate energy flow by showing the way for outer crystals to link with inner crystals. 

Energize

Energizing stones are often added to the outer layer of crystals to create a cocoon of high vibrations around the Focus and Way Stones. Energizing Stones are used to protect the crystal grid from unwanted energies. They’re also good for amplifying the energy of the grid.

Geometry 

Crystal grid with crystals

The geometry of a crystal grid refers to the layout or pattern you choose for the grid. 

While pre-engraved grids are hugely popular, you can also make grids with free or paid layouts available online.

Note that the layout is an important part of the crystal because it keeps the grid alive.

Activation Energy

A person placing his hand on top of the crystals

This is the final step for programming the grid to realize your intentions. 

You can activate a crystal grid with chants, mantras, crystal wands, raw stones, positive affirmations, natural light, smudging, or aromatherapy. 

Let’s learn about it in detail next. 

Step-by-Step Guide on How To Make a Crystal Grid

Setting up a crystal grid

Crystal grids are simple yet powerful. Whether you want to make sophisticated or simple crystal grids, all it takes is five easy steps. 

Step 1: How To Set an Intention for Your Crystal Grid?

Crystal Grid with crystals

The first step is determining the real intention or inspiration for creating the crystal grid. People usually set crystal grids for harmony, love, amplification, creativity, good fortune, or health.

For instance, I set a crystal grid a few weeks ago for health and peace. I was down with a nasty flu I got during the Diwali festivals at my husband’s place. I started by detailing my intentions, such as speedy recovery, peace, health, and normalcy. 

Step 2: How To Select Your Crystals for the Grid?

A person holding different crystals

Once you know your intention clearly, the next step is to pick the right crystals. 

In this step, you will pick Focus, Way, and Energizing Crystals. 

For a Health and Peace Grid, it’s good to go with the following: 

  • Focus Stones: Master healer crystals like Turquoise, Rose Quartz, or Aqua Aura Quartz fit well. 
  • Way Stones: Go for crystals compatible with focus stones, like Aquamarine, Rhodonite, or Amethyst
  • Energizing Stones: High-vibration crystals, like Apophyllite, Moonstone, Phenakite, Tektite, and Citrine

Pick crystal wands for activating the grid. Crystals like Jade, Selenite, and Super Seven are good for activating crystal grids.

Step 3: Where To Keep a Crystal Grid?

A person holding a compass

The best place to keep a crystal grid is indoors and away from direct sunlight, rain, pets, kids, and strangers.

Your bedroom or private corners at home are the best suggestion. 

If you have a specific intention, it’s good to select the space for your grid based on feng shui. Here’s a quick look at feng shui directions and their meanings: 

  • South: Fame 
  • Southeast: Wealth
  • East: Health 
  • Northeast: Wisdom 
  • Northwest: Good Fortune 
  • West: Creativity 
  • Southwest: Love 

Step 4: How To Choose a Grid Layout?

Crystal Grid with crystals

Most crystal grid books recommend arranging grids in the shape of mandalas, chakras, animals, religion, motifs, or simple geometry. We suggest choosing a shape that symbolizes your intention while mixing the traditions or aesthetics.

Here are some common shapes used for crystal grid layouts to inspire you:

  • Circles
  • Triangle 
  • Square
  • Spirals
  • Rectangle 
  • Plants 
  • Flowers
  • Star 
  • Four-legged 
  • Six-legged/Hexagram
  • Chakra shapes (every chakra has a symbol that describes geometric shapes associated with it)
  • Mandalas 

Note: Make sure there’s space to arrange Focus Stones, Way Stones, and Energizing Stones. 

Step 5: How To Activate the Crystal Grid?

A person sitting in a foam holding crystals

Activation is the most important step for manifesting intentions with crystal grids. In a way, this is the final step that plugs the power into the grid and manifests your intention. 

Here are some ways to activate crystal grids: 

  • Crystal Wands: Tap your crystal wand from outer to inner crystals to activate the grid.
  • Chanting: You can chant intentions, mantras, or positive affirmations while facing the grid. 
  • Smudging: You can fan the aroma of incense, smudge sticks, or essential oils onto the grid to activate it. 
  • Visualization: Gaze into the crystal grid and move your focus from the outer crystals to the inner ones. It’s also good to visualize the flow of healing energy from the crystals into the universe.
  • Meditation: Sit comfortably near the grid, close your eyes, take deep breaths, and focus on your purpose for setting the crystal grid. Meditate on the thought of your intention coming to life for a few minutes.

Explore ways to activate and charge crystals next. 

How Long Do You Set a Crystal Grid For? 

You can set a grid and leave it overnight or for weeks and months for long-term intentions. If you’re leaving a crystal grid for seven days or more, activate it once a week. 

7 Types of Crystal Grids and How To Use Them 

You can manifest the benefits of crystal grids by setting them in different spaces. 

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you can set these simple crystal grids to attract metaphysical benefits, as shown below. 

Crystal Grid for Love 

crystal grid cloth with rose quartz as the center crystal for love

Love grids attract your true love, spread positivity, and create harmony at home. Besides romance, crystals for love are also good for personal growth, self-love, empathy, kindness, and compassion. 

Which Crystals To Use for the Love Grid?

rose quartz on white background

Crystals like Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Green Aventurine, and Emerald are best for love grids because they’re Heart Chakra crystals. 

Read more about the Heart Chakra crystals list and how to use them here.

Where To Set a Love Grid?  

It is good to set your crystal in the southwest corner, according to feng shui, for luck in love and romance. If you’re looking for harmony and peace, set your grid in the eastern corner of your home. 

Read more about crystals for self-love, confidence, and growth here. 

Crystal Grid for Healing

crystal grid for healing placed on top of wooden background

When you’re looking for ways to accelerate physical or emotional healing with crystal grids, it’s good to rely on the Throat, Heart, Sacral, Solar Plexus, and Root Chakra crystals

Healing crystal grids are great this time of year if you regularly catch the flu. 

Which Crystals To Use for the Healing Grid?

polished turquoise on white background

The best healing crystals that accelerate healing and recovery in the body and mind are Turquoise, Aqua Aura Quartz, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, and Malachite.

Where To Set a Healing Grid?  

It’s best to keep a healing grid at your bedside table to ensure you have full exposure to its positive vibrations. Set a healing crystal grid in the eastern corner of your house to heal the whole family. 

Crystal Grid for Abundance 

Crystal Grid for Abundance
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Do you want to manifest prosperity? Whether it’s career success, good fortune, or wealth, Abundance Crystals are best for realizing your dreams. If you’re making one, leave the grid undisturbed for a few months after activation.

Which Crystals To Use for an Abundance Grid?

polished citrine on white background

Set a crystal grid using crystals for prosperity, like Citrine, Pyrite, Moss Agate, Jade, Peridot, and Andalusite. Don’t forget to check what crystals should not be together before you use them on the same grid.

Where To Set an Abundance Grid?  

Did you know setting grids in feng shui directions automatically attracts good fortune? You can attract success, luck, and opulence by setting a grid in the north, northeast, and southeast directions.

Read more about crystals for work success if that’s what you’re searching for. 

Crystal Grid for Chakra Grids

Chakra Grids

Did you know chakras have colors and shapes associated with them? By setting your crystal grid based on specific chakras, you’ll be able to open, balance, heal, or charge them.

Which Crystals To Use for Chakra Grids? 

  1. Root Chakra Grid: Red and Black Crystals like Jasper, Hematite, Black Tourmaline, Black Obsidian, Garnet, and Lava Rocks. 
  2. Sacral Chakra Grid: Orange crystals like Carnelian, Aragonite, Amber, Orange Calcite, Sunstone, and Orange Moonstone.  
  3. Solar Plexus Chakra Grid: Yellow crystals like Citrine, Yellow Sapphire, Lemon Quartz, Tiger’s Eye, Yellow Jasper, and Mookaite Jasper.
  4. Heart Chakra Grid: Green and Pink crystals like Jade, Green Aventurine, Emerald, Moss Agate, Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, and Peach Moonstone. 
  5. Throat Chakra Grid: Blue crystals like Turquoise, Aquamarine, Aqua Aura Quartz, Blue Topaz, Apatite, Sodalite, Amazonite, Chrysoprase, and Blue Lace Agate.
  6. Third Eye Chakra Grid: Indigo crystals like Labradorite, Tanzanite, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Sapphire, Azurite, Celestite, and Angelite. 
  7. Crown Chakra Grid: Purple, Violet, and White crystals like Amethyst, Iolite, Lepidolite, Charoite, Selenite, Clear Quartz, Apophyllite, and Scolecite. 

Where To Set Chakra Grids?  

  • Root Chakra Grid Direction: South
  • Sacral Chakra Grid Direction: Southwest
  • Solar Plexus Chakra Grid Direction: Center 
  • Heart Chakra Grid Direction: East
  • Throat Chakra Grid Direction: North 
  • Third Eye Chakra Grid Direction: Northeast 
  • Crown Chakra Grid Direction: Southeast 

Read more about chakra crystals and their meanings here.

Crystal Grid for Protection

Crystal grid for love

Certain crystals have a knack for uprooting negativity, whether it’s an evil eye, hex, or curse you’re afraid of. Using these high-vibration crystals in your grid creates a cocoon of protection around your home and family. 

Which Crystals To Use for a Protection Grid? 

Isolated Amethyst crystal on a white background

Root and Crown Chakra crystals are good for the Protection Crystal Grid. You can use Amethyst, Black Obsidian, Clear Quartz, Fluorite, Black Tourmaline, Kyanite, or Selenite. 

Where To Set a Protection Grid?  

The best place to set a protection grid is in the center of your home. If that’s not compatible with your lifestyle, go for one in your bedroom. Feng shui directions of north and east are good for protecting the family. 

Crystal Grid for Attracting Wealth

A crystal grid for Prosperity or wealth

Are debts and bad fortune chasing you? Misfortune comes from the fault in your stars. That’s why crystals are best for clear challenges in fate to attract positive opportunities and financial luck naturally.

Which Crystals To Use for a Wealth Grid?

polished jade on a white background

You can set a wealth grid by activating Solar Plexus, Root, Sacral, Crown, or Heart Chakra crystals. Add Jade, Citrine, Yellow Sapphire, Hessonite Garnet, Pyrite, Peridot, or Emerald to your grid to attract wealth.

Where To Set a Wealth Grid?  

The southeast corner of your home is the best place for a wealth grid. You can set a crystal grid there with purple chakra crystals to attract fortune from feng shui. 

Crystal Grids for Manifestation

crystal grid for manifestation

Manifesting intentions is the practice of setting your intention and realizing it. 

Whether you want to manifest psychic abilities, confidence, creativity, good luck, or wealth, manifestation grids can be set for permanent use. 

Which Crystals To Use for the Manifestation Grid?

Red agate on a white background

The best crystals for manifestation are Herkimer Diamond, Jade, Red Agate, Citrine, Andalusite, Malachite, and Sunstone. 

Where To Set a Manifestation Grid?  

Manifestation grids are best set up in your private space, bedroom, work desk, or personal space. 

Set Your Crystal Grid Today!

Healing crystal grid

Have you ever noticed symmetry in nature

From the sun to the moon, planets, mountains, jungles, trees, stars, solar system, and frequencies, symmetry is everywhere. Crystal grids offer a way to tap into the cosmic symmetry. 

Crystal grids are easy to make if you have 10 minutes and a dozen crystals. 

As we learned, you need to determine your intention first. Secondly, select three types of crystals – Focus, Way, and Energizing Stones – followed by a safe space and grid layout. Finally, activate the grid! 

Crystal grids are great for harmony, health, prosperity, luck, and strength. You can set them in your bedroom, garden, balcony, entrance, office, work desk, or a private corner.  

Here’s a quick look at the seven crystal grids, the crystals to use, and where to set them:

crystal grid ideas chart

Here’s a bonus tip: When picking a pattern, select one that symbolizes your PATH to the intention.  

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Author

Hiya, I am Ceida Uilyc, JewelryTalk’s in-house crystal expert, metaphysics junkie, an avid nature enthusiast, and a jewelry maven. I believe crystals are the fruits of Mother Earth and there’s nothing that makes me happier than sharing my experiences, and knowledge about them. When not making spells and potions, I love wandering around my garden or tripping on trendy new necklaces and rings.

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