Crystal Placement and Feng Shui
Crystals are used extensively in electronics and modern day technology because of their ability to resonate uniformly and produce an electrical voltage when subjected to mechanical stress. This is known as piezoelectricity. Science acknowledges that crystals are not mere lumps of rock, but complex arrangements of minerals, which have electrical properties. This ability of crystals gives crystal healing credibility as all life is electrical in nature. The electrical properties of the body have been studied immensely in modern day science from the nervous system to the electromagnetic field of the body
Nowadays our homes are very polluted by electrical devices, WiFi, TVs, transmission lines, cell phone towers, microwave ovens and computers and also central heating and air-conditioning. We need to cleanse these negative energies that can build up in our environment.
The Universe we live in responds to the same energy that it receives from us, and this energy flows like water. It constantly changes and shifts and it’s possible to manipulate this energy flow to change your own energetic vibrations. Crystals have the ability to store and transmit information in the form of energy patterns. In other words, they naturally speak the language of the Universe. Using them in your home can therefore enhance and correct the energy that flows through it, to and from the Universe, and help you create the environment which is more beneficial in our homes.
A starters guide of where to place Crystals around your home
Remember to always cleanse your crystals before use.
For financial good fortune place a large piece of Citrine in the South East (furthest Left) corner of your home. You can also place a citrine stone on a cash box or till and carry a piece in your wallet or purse. Citrine is also known as the Merchant’s stone because of its ability to bring wealth and prosperity to its owner.
A clear quartz pyramid placed in the South of your home works on your recognition and fame and may improve your promotion prospects and reputation.
A Rose Quartz placed in the South West (Far Right) corner of your home brings the benefit of an harmonious relationship to everyone in the home.
Placing a large Rose Quartz Crystal or even better a Rose Quartz Heart in the South West Corner of your bedroom will ensure a happy relationship with your partner or will attract romantic love if single. Wearing a rose quartz pendant will also attract love and harmonious relationships into your life.
Moonstone placed in the Children area of your home is said to enhance fertility.
Clear Quartz placed in the Career area of your home can aid intuition and encourage the making of the right career decisions.
A beautiful blue turquoise crystal placed in the North-West (Near Right) area of your home will encourage mentors and universal support.
In the North East corner of your home place 9 tumbled carnelian crystals in a bowl. This should help you to approach new situations with an ‘open mind’. When studying hold a citrine or carnelian crystal in you hand or place it on the North East (Near Left) Sector of your desk
Placing a Jade item in the East (Left) of the home is said to bestow long life, health, wealth, generosity and worldly wisdom.
Carnelian placed by the front door invokes protection and invites abundance into the home.
A large piece of celestite placed in a room heightens vibrations benefitting health and well-being.
Generally You can place your crystals according to color in the home:
- A red crystal in The Fame & Reputation bagua
- A pink crystal in Love & Relationships bagua
- A blue crystal in The Career bagua
- A purple crystal in The Wealth bagua
- A yellow crystal for The Center or Health bagua
Grid your home
There are many ways that crystals can be used in the home. One is to make crystal grids, using eight specially chosen crystals. They should be placed somewhere special. After you have selected the crystals that feel right to you, either just by feel or by their properties, pick the one that feels the strongest to you. This will be your ‘master’, or charging crystal. Place this one at the top. Then place six of them in a circle, pointing inwards. The last crystal (which in crystal-speak can be a double-terminated, cluster, pyramid, or crystal ball) goes in the center of the circle. Play with the arrangement until it feels right. A crystal grid will take away the negative aspects and fill it with fresh vitality. Gridding your home essentially means placing protection stones and crystals in specific places around your home to ward off negative energy and enhance your protection. To protect your entire home, place crystals in the four main corners of your home using Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Black Obsidian, Hematite, Magnetite, Selenite and/or Black Tourmaline which will ward off negative energies.
Once the crystals have been put into place, sit approximately in the middle of your house so you are as close to being in the middle of your house grid as possible. Relax and focus your energy. Visualize the crystals being connected energetically. You can also visualize a white or golden protective energetic shield around your house emanating from the crystals. While placing your crystal grid, state an affirmation while placing them such as: “This home and everyone within are divinely protected at all times.”
For general house protection from negative energies, Black Tourmaline is highly recommended. Black Tourmaline is one of the most protective and grounding crystals and is great for gridding the four corners of my home. It is a powerful cleanser of all negative energies, allowing more positive energy in the home. It is among one of the most protective and grounding crystals. It protects against all forms of electromagnetic smog (EMF), and geopathic stress. You can place this crystal either on the corners of your property or inside of your house. Either way will work just fine.
Selenite is also highly recommended and can be placed in the main corners of your house. Selenite is a powerful angelic stone, and is known for bringing comfort and peace to the home. When using these crystals in your home, you will notice more peace, less stress and more positivity in everyday life. Selenite needs to be place inside, though, as it is a very soft and fragile crystal that can be damaged and even dissolved in water. Think of Black Tourmaline as being a protective shield and Selenite being the guardian angels.
Small pieces of Hematite placed under your door mat are said to protect your home from negative energy attached to visitors that have had a tense and stressful day. Place a piece of Black Obsidian in the hall to help absorb any negative energy that may have collected there from the people who have passed through. Naturally we want our home to feel the best that it can. That means protecting it from outside negative influences and energies.
In the Bedroom
Your body sleeps to recharge itself, but often the bed retains old energy, which is stale and liable to make your more tired, rather than refresh you. If anyone in your home suffers from nightmares, there are several stones and crystals that can ward off bad dreams. Placing Citrine under the pillow will completely stop nightmares. Also great for nightmares are Amethyst and other violet crystals. Amethyst is also an excellent sleep aid for those that have trouble sleeping peacefully. If you wake up in the morning and often cannot remember your dreams, Kyanite will help you recall them with more detail. This crystal also enhances lucid dreaming. Jade is known as the “dream stone” and will also help enhance your dreams. Howlite will help prevent insomnia. Selenite will promote shared journeys with your loved one into higher realms. Angelite promotes sweet dreams. Next to the bed one can also use Red Jasper, Prehnite, Garnets, Chrysophase, Rutilated Quartz and Onyx rocks.
In your Children’s Bedrooms
Citrine and Amethyst for peace and happy dreams. Children are often plagued by nightmares or fears in the night. To help with this you can give them a set of crystals to arrange in their own grid each night, depending on what’s troubling them. They will feel happy that they are protected by it. It’s also nice to hang a faceted piece of rainbow quartz in their window, so that with the morning light they will be bathed in rainbow colors. A salt lamp would be very good in here too if the children have any electrical toys or computers in their room.
In Your Vehicle
We spend many long hours in our car and yet completely ignore its energy field. Most people spend many hours a week in their cars, but we seem to forget about clearing the negative energies from our vehicles. If you seem to find yourself overly stressed out while driving, placing some Amber in your car will greatly relieve some stress. Turquoise in the car will protect you from evil and physical injury. Obsidian is also a great protection stone used for warding off negativity. Also, Garnet and Amethyst are great crystals for physical protection while traveling. If you or a family member suffers from motion sickness while in the car, Yellow Jasper is the perfect stone to use to ease those symptoms and protect the traveler.
In Your Water
Yes, placing certain stones and crystals in your water has many benefits. The healing properties of Shungite has mystified scientists for years. It has been known to heal many illnesses, and Shungite even cleans water of almost all organic compounds and bacteria. Placing Shungite in a glass or bottle of water before drinking will purify the water. Leaving Shungite in the water for just 30 minutes will kill bacteria. For best results, leave in the water for 2-3 hours. If you are using Shungite for its medicinal properties, leave in the water for 8-48 hours before drinking. Shungite has been known to help with allergies, diabetes, colds, fatigue, kidney and liver diseases, asthma and much more! Beyond curing ailments, Shungite will also provide a significant boost to your immune system.
There are also many other crystals and stones you can use in your water for various healing properties. Amethyst is excellent for stress relief. Citrine is great for a boost of energy. Use green Aventurine for a calming effect and heart healing. For extra creativity and higher self-esteem, use Carnelian. Use Fluorite for any health issues. It is important to not use the raw form for some crystals, because they may break apart in the water. For best results, place in your water 8-10 hours before drinking. Remember, some crystals would be poisonous to use in your water, so check any other crystals not listed here before using.
In the Kitchen
The most popular crystal for keeping in the kitchen at all times is Amethyst for enhancing culinary creativity. As this room is often the heart of the home, it needs special attention and should be the first one you deal with. Recommendations would be Amethyst to encourage creativity in your culinary skills. Also Red Tiger Eye to aid digestion, and when placed on the window sill, this brown chalcedony quartz will bring vigour in with the light, so that even if you are tired after work, you will be serene and powerful in your food preparation.
One of the best things to do with crystals in the kitchen is to prepare Elixirs. These are drinks made from crystal-charged water. Water itself in its pure form has the ability to accept energies and store them, and it can of course absorb energy from crystals. The easiest way to do this is to place a crystal in a glass of water and leave it in the sunlight. To gain the most benefit, it takes about 24 hours. This is so that the crystal goes through a complete cycle of sun and moonlight. To make the Elixir into a tincture that will stay fresh for a time, you will need to add 50% brandy to the mix, but only after the crystal has done its work and been removed from the water.
It’s best to use water that has been distilled, or drawn from a reverse-osmosis filter, so that the crystal’s energy isn’t contaminated by mineral deposits in the water. The stones themselves must be chosen with care. Always use totally natural ones, such as clear Quartz or Amethyst. Stay away from Smoky Quartz for instance, which may have been dyed to enhance its colour. Only buy your crystals for the Elixir from reliable sources.
When you want to use the Tinctures, for re-energizing or healing, put 5 to 10 drops into a glass of distilled water and drink it. This can also be used as a spray where healing is needed.
The kitchen is of course full of electrical devices, which produce positive ions, which are harmful to life. Salt crystal lamps and tea light holders (when lit) produce negative ions, and in this case, the ‘negative’ aspects are actually the ones that are good for our health, so keep lamps and tea lights alight as much as possible when you spend time in the kitchen. One of the worst devices, energy-wise in the kitchen is the microwave oven. A quick test to see if your crystals are working properly is to stand in front of your microwave (with it running) with one arm outstretched (level with your shoulder, and pointing forwards). Have somebody use just two fingers to press downwards on your arm (at the wrist), while you try and resist. If you are subject to positive ions, you won’t be able to resist and your arm will drop. If however, your arm remains strong, you are safe.
In the Bathroom:
Rose Quartz and Smoky Quartz are excellent for placing in your bath water for a more relaxing bath. They will also help clear away some negative energy. You can really indulge your crystal comforts in the bathroom, and always remember that candlelight encourages and reflects the crystal’s energy around the room. To make the ultimate in relaxing baths, add to the water some rose oil, dried rose petals, a sprig of rosemary, some vanilla oil and a piece of rose quartz. Another good crystal in the bathroom is smoky quartz. If you place a piece in your washing or bath water, or attach it to the shower head, it will cleanse the water you use to cleanse your skin. Sea shells are great for the bathroom. Putting clear quartz points pointing upwards on the drains can prevent chi from going down the drain and neutralize the draining EMF fields produced by draining water.
In the Office
Usually this is where the computer can be found, and with it all the polluted energy it produces. When trapped in our office we are cut off from the natural suppliers of negative ions, like the sun and wind, and are subject to the positive ions given off by our computer. A crystal salt lamp can provide the answer. It’s also a good idea to keep several different crystals on top of your computer, cleansing and rotating them at regular intervals. Do the same test as with the microwave on your computer to see if your crystals need cleansing. You can also do this test with mobile phones. If your arm drops, then you need to tape a small quartz crystal to the back of your phone. Fluorite placed on a computer can help protect you from harmful emissions. A large piece of Selenite placed in the house promotes a peaceful atmosphere. Placing Picture Jasper in a room is said to absorb negative energy.
I spend a lot of time using my computer, so I feel it’s important to place healing crystals and stones on my desk. If you have an online business or are thinking of starting one, place a piece of Sunstone next to your computer for increased success in your endeavors. Fluorite placed on the computer or next to it will help to protect you from harmful emissions from your computer. Amazonite is great for protecting you from electromagnetic “smog” and negative energies. To increase your drive and protect yourself from all types of negative energies, use Hematite. Sodalite is also perfect for all that electromagnetic pollution and is great for enhancing your mental abilities.
For when waiting for the computer to download, use those few moments to pick up and hold your favourite crystals. On your desk, use clear quartz to help dispel the electrical energy of the computer and wi-fi, very effective. I like to keep crystals around my computer for overall balance of energy, especially clear quartz and fluorite. Fluorite, being a mental stone, is particularly helpful in terms of aligning with the mental energies of a computer. Keep crystals by the phone for certain kinds of conversations. Have rose quartz on hand when you need to be loving, Rhodonite for patience, clear quartz when you want to make a clear point without being aggressive and Sodalite to prevent confusion about what someone else is saying.
In the Dining Room
The key to wonderful meals that really feed and nourish you is good digestion. So in the dining room it’s a good idea to place crystals such as Red Tiger Eye, Blue Lace Agate for calmness, as this will aid digestion, and some Lapis Lazuli and Blue Topaz, to ensure delightful conversation over dinner. These crystals can be placed around tea lights, so that they provide a focal point and a gentle ambient atmosphere.
In the living room
If you have a lot of family discussions in your living room, Rhodonite will help with your family’s patience. As you may have noticed, TVs put off a lot of negative energies, so I suggest a piece of Turquoise to help disperse those energies. This room will probably take the brunt of all family discussions and disagreements. It will also be subject to the very negative electrical energy of the TV set, and these things need to be countered. Rhodonite will help with family discussions and help the family members treat each other with patience. Place a piece of Rhodonite at each corner of the room, so that all points of the compass are covered. Turquoise will help disburse the TV’s negative input, and a piece of rose quartz (regularly cleansed) will help prevent headaches, which might be induced by the TV without it. A centrally placed large Amethyst geode or rose quartz cluster can provide a very calm and powerful protective energy. If you spend a lot of time in the living room it would be a good idea to display larger show pieces. Crystal spheres are great for open spaces.
In the Meditation Room
If you are lucky enough to have this personal space, you can enhance its properties with many different crystals. This is the place to really indulge yourself, allowing your inner self to choose the right crystals. You won’t go far wrong if you pick the ones that appeal to you visually.
One of the best stones for this is fluorite. Because of its color variations and compressed color bands it’s very easy to get totally lost in one. There is nothing so effective at removing your thoughts from everyday, mundane problems than gazing into the peaks, valleys, planets and miniature eco-systems that can be seen inside a good piece of fluorite. In addition to this, if you choose one shaped into a pyramid, you will also have the qualities associated with that magical shape. This is also the room to have the ultimate gazing crystal, a crystal ball. Best of all are the ones with flaws inside them which provide planes, which create sheets of rainbows.
In Every Room of the House
As mentioned using protection stones in gridding your home, but they can also be used in every room of the house for added benefits. You can even grid just one room by placing stones and crystals in the four corners. Placing a Carnelian stone next to your front door will provide protection and invite abundance into your home. To benefit your health and well-being, place a large piece of Celestite in whichever room you prefer. When others visit your home, they may bring their negative energies along. A great way to prevent those negative energies from entering your home is by placing Hematite under your doormat. Also, by placing Obsidian in the room with the most traffic (like a hallway), negative energies that have collected there will be absorbed. One favorite crystal for placing in all rooms of my home is Rose Quartz. Rose Quartz is a very powerful “love” crystal and releases negative emotions and replaces them with feelings of love, compassion and joy. All those in the vicinity of this crystal will feel its benefits.
- Bowls of tumbled stones are a fun way of relieving stress. Be creative.
- Bowls of crystals by the front door- for guests to choose one on their way home as a gift.
- A rose quartz fountain and the mix of water and crystals and sound improves the feel of any room we place it.
- A quartz crystal cluster sparkling in the window, Rhodonite by the phone for patience during difficult conversations, fluorite on the computer. These are a few of the ways people use crystals for decoration, energizing, and harmonizing their personal environments.
CRYSTALS FOR SPECIFIC USES
Amazonite: Helps the mind remain calm during stress, which enables you to use your intuition while also being practical.
Amber: Assists recovery from depression. Attracts happiness and happy people to you.
Amethyst: Absorbs and transmutes negativity. Soothes nightmares and aids creativity.
Ametrine: A mixture of amethyst and citrine, this helps combine the physical world with the spiritual.
Aventurine: Calms tempers and brings balance to the family.
Azurite: Helps to change negative patterns, such as arguments caused by resentment.
Bloodstone: Stops people feeling threatened and makes them feel as if they have a protective mantle.
Blue Lace Agate: Allows self-expression without aggression.
Blue Obsidian: Balances the digestive system and clears toxins, preventing infection.
Blue Topaz: Gives people the ability to communicate and encourages creativity.
Carnelian: Assists in decision-making, especially when in an arbitrary role. Attracts wealth and career success
Celestite: Encourages peace and serenity.
Chrysocolla: Gives self-confidence in personal expression. Brings harmony and peace to a grieving heart.
Chrysoprase: This will help when moving home as it brings success to new enterprises.
Citrine: Known as the ‘cuddle stone’, this will give you a feeling of having company even if you are lonely.
Clear Quartz: This crystal amplifies and transforms energy. It is a very powerful tool, but must be used correctly, as it can also mirror the energy already present.
Fluorite: Relieves anxiety and worry, and helps to change outdated thought patterns.
Garnet: Helps you to be persistent when striving to reach a goal. Shows you your innermost and true self.
Hematite: Gives self-esteem, while keeping your feet on the ground.
Howlite: Very useful for helping insomnia.
Jasper: Re-connects you to your spiritual self in times of worldly matters.
Kyanite: Emotionally calming and strengthening.
Labradorite/spectrolite: Nurtures psychic ability. Helps you to ‘see’ more clearly.
Lapis Lazuli: Reveals inner truth and encourages meaningful communion.
Malachite: Balances right and left brain, whilst enabling creativity and change.
Moonstone: Restores emotional balance, especially to those who find expressing their emotions difficult.
Peridot: Helps to disperse tension, especially when feelings have been hurt.
Rhodonite: Enables patience, and harmony with your family, while giving you enough assertiveness to help you stand your ground.
Rose Quartz: Brings self-love, heals emotional wounds and helps overcome grief of any kind.
Rutilated Quartz: If you feel personal power has been used against you, this will help restore your self-esteem, and make home somewhere you feel safe.
Selenite: Helps you to feel connected with the Universe and all who inhabit it. Gives mental insight, clarity and awareness.
Sodalite: Brings clarity to the mind. Stops over-sensitivity.
Sugilite: Brings out your own inner power and light and removes resentment and guilt.
Smoky Quartz: Washes away negative beliefs and emotions, including those brought about by electricity magnetic fields.
Tiger’s Eye: Helps digestion and also encourages creativity. Helps us make our dreams come true.
Tourmaline: Repels negativity, whether from inside or outside the home. Provides a protective barrier.
Turquoise: Makes decisions clearer as you see what you really need as opposed to what you think you want.
Turqurenite: Reduces pain, and in a healthy person, brings passion and vitality.
Unakite: Useful with sickness, as it helps you understand the true root of the problem, rather than just dealing with the symptoms.