Crystal readings are so popular that you’ve likely heard of them. They’re very unlike most other forms of readings because they don’t definitively predict your future and they don’t tell you what to do. But, a crystal reading can be just as valuable as other types of readings because they can clarify things and give you understanding about yourself and your situation. They have a way of making you think, which can help you find solutions to your problems on your own, and get back on the right path. If you want to learn more before getting a crystal reading or are thinking about performing one yourself, you’re in the right place. This guide will teach you everything you need to know!
How does a crystal reading work?
If you’ve ever been to a place and found a crystal that caught your attention, then you get the idea behind a crystal reading. I don’t mean you thought “oh, that turquoise display is pretty.” I mean one stone or crystal among all the others called out to you. Crystal readings operate on this sort of intuition. You pick or draw a crystal based on your gut feeling about it. Each crystal has meaning and symbolism to it which can be applied to your life and your situation.
The symbolism behind the crystals can be tricky to decipher and require using your intuition. For example, let’s say that you have questions about your love life, then you drew rose quartz. This COULD mean that you’re ready for love and a serious relationship. But it could also mean that you need to focus on you and learn to love yourself. So how do you tell which message is meant for you? You have to know the symbolism behind the stone, so read up on its metaphysical meaning. You could also meditate with the stone, so that it’s meaning becomes clear to you. And no matter what, trust your intuition and go with what your gut feelings tell you.
Types of readings with crystals
There are several types of crystal readings. Each one is good for a different sort of situation or setting, so there’s no one-size-fits-all crystal reading. Here are 4 of the most popular types of crystal readings:
This is probably the most common type of crystal reading, and that may be because it’s the easiest one to perform properly. You start of with a table that’s covered with stones and crystals. It doesn’t matter how big the stones are. In fact, it’s good to have a mixture of big, small, tumbled and raw stones and crystals set out.
Then, once the table is prepared, you must prepare yourself to focus. In order to perform this reading properly, you don’t just run up to the table and snatch rocks off of it all willy-nilly. So set your intention, write down questions you have, focus, and then draw 3-5 crystals using your intuition.
Then, research the meanings behind the crystals or stones you chose. You can decipher their message by considering their meaning, your questions and intent, and by using your intuition.
Draw Crystals Out of a Bag
This is different from intuitive selection because your choices are made by intuition and based on how the stones feel to you, rather than sight.
You can perform this type of crystal reading by placing a variety of small crystals in a bag. Think of what your intention is, write down any questions you have, and then choose 3-5 crystals from the bag. Then, you can determine their meanings and how they apply to you.
Scrying Using a Crystal Ball
This type of crystal reading has been popularized by movies and tv shows, so you’ve likely seen some glamorized version of it. Crystal ball scrying can help you to develop your psychic powers, as the more you do it, the more clear the visions will become. The ball is perfectly round, and is often made from clear quartz.
A black cloth should be placed under the ball to cut down on reflection. To perform the reading, clear your mind and focus. Strong emotions will effect the reading, so meditation to clear the mind beforehand is good practice. Then, you stare at the ball, remaining relaxed and not blinking too often. Depending on your skill level and natural ability, you will either see shapes, colors, or images. They can be used to gain insight regarding your intention and the questions you ask.
This is an advanced practice, so don’t expect to be great at it the first time you do it. It takes a lot of practice to get it down!
Crystal Oracle Cards
This is a good crystal reading type for beginners. Why? The cards all have images of stones or crystals on them, and the decks usually come with guide books. So, not only do you not have to drop a fortune on crystals just to learn how to do crystal readings, you’ll already have a guide book to help you decipher the meaning of crystals.
To perform the reading, you shuffle the deck while thinking of a person or situation, or by asking a question outloud. Then, choose 1-3 cards using your intuition. Turn them over, then use the guide book, or your own research, to determine the crystals’ meanings.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner or if you’ve been doing crystal readings for a while, there’s something on this list that you can do. And, no matter what your style is, there’s something on this list for everyone. So, now that you know how to do these types of crystal readings, get out there and get to reading!