Crystal balls have been used for scrying for thousands of years. Scrying is a term used to describe seeing events in the past, present and future. Crystal balls are most often used to aid scrying. Many psychics claim that images appear to them in the crystal ball. Others state that the transparency and symmetry within the crystal help them achieve a mental state that enables them to perceive information about future events.
Everyone is familiar with the image of a gypsy fortune-teller gazing into her crystal ball and divining someone’s future. Along with this image comes the common misconception that crystal balls have magical powers that enable them to foretell the future. The truth is that crystal balls do not have actual power, nor do they show scenes like you would see on a television foretelling the future.
However, the images seen with a crystal ball aren’t the foretelling of future events, but rather images from deep within one’s subconscious mind, and the crystal ball is the door through which these subconscious thoughts can be accessed. When using a crystal ball, a trance-like state is induced that dissociates one’s consciousness, enabling information from the subconscious to pass through the mind’s eye. It is here the images are seen, not in the crystal itself.
Today, crystal balls are still used by psychics and clairvoyants to foresee future events, reveal hidden knowledge or interpret omens. The most common type of crystal ball used today is made of quartz crystal, but they are also available in acrylic and glass. Quartz crystal is preferable because it is not easily scratched and psychics claim that its vibrations resonate in harmony with psychic energies. Some people mistakenly think these are broken but ones that are totally clear inside are much harder to use. Anyone can read a crystal ball with markings in it as the cracks form physical images that help the psychic or clairvoyant eye to pick up the hidden psychic information they hold.
Other types of crystal may also be found such as rose quartz or amethyst. Amethyst balls are very effective in connecting with spirit guides because it can easily connect with the spiritual energy. At the same time, it is also helpful dream interpretation. Rose quartz is good for questions about love, family, animals, fertility, self esteem, the home, and children. Good in moonlight or soft natural light but not bright sunlight. Smoky quartz helps in removing negativity. Obsidian is a powerful cleanser of psychic smog created within your aura, and is a strong psychic protection stone. Malachite helps reveal and ditch any past grudges, slights and let go of the painful memories.
Sodalite, Lapis, and Dumotierite trigger psychic attunement. Yellow citrine, tiger-eye, topaz, amber and ametrine exposes the brighter side of a problem and warms the heart. You can get all of these stones as balls, but expect that some may be expensive.