She Said: My Top Five Stones for Crystal Grids
I’ve been wanting to write about the most universally useful stones to have handy for gridding purposes for awhile now. These are the stones that I could use in almost any grid, regardless of the grids intended purpose.
#1: Rose Quartz: My absolute number one. I could add rose quartz to any grid for any reason because it brings the energy of “love” to the table. There is no intention that isn’t made stronger through the inclusion of love energy. Love protects, expands, nurtures, guides, connects, and so on. If you want to set up a grid and have a specific purpose, but don’t know what to select, grab rose quartz first. In fact, my favorite Reiki grid, a simple 7-stone grid of a single rock energy, would be plain ole rose quartz. All you need is love. Word. Plus, pink is my power color. Rock on.
#2 All Other Quartz: The quartz family, in general, is universally helpful. In fact, we should do an informational blog about which quartz variety is helpful for which issues. Quartz amplifies intention and can be excellent “technical workers” in a grid to help expand the energy field out further, or to create a tighter vortex at the center. The more quartz, the better. Buy them in sets of 6 as often as possible.
#3 Rubies: I love rubies in a grid. Rubies are somewhere between red and purple, so they add a grounding element to a grid without canceling out higher vibrational themes. Rubies also add strength and vitality, momentum, if you will, to the other stones. They tend to be small, but potent, and can work the “super sneaky” position in a grid well without taking up more prominent positions, which are better to reserve for stones that weave very specific energies to address a need. I also like them flanking the outside stones in a grid, so a set of 12 is nice too.
#4 Salt: Salt rocks. If you are setting up a cleansing or protection oriented grid, it doesn’t get much better than throwing salt into the mix. Also, no matter what the theme of a grid, salt is a “technical worker”, meaning that it helps the grid to work better or be stronger. In this case, salt keeps the grid itself running more smoothly and for longer periods of time because it keeps the energy within the grid nice and clear. The more clear, the less friction… the less friction, the longer the energy field of a grid remains running. You can add salt by building a grid on top of salt, like a zen garden, or buy getting chunks that actually take up a layer within the grid itself. I like all salt, but Himalayan salt is likely the easiest to procure in little chunks. If I was going to do a serious protection grid, I might use the black Hawaiian salt as the base.
#5 Red Jasper: I kicked emerald off my top 5 list in lieu of red jasper. I actually like a particular rock called “Starry Jasper” which is red jasper with hematite and pyrite. It’s not always easy to find that, however. Red jasper is strengthening and adds a layer of enhanced integrity to any grid, as well as a grounding element. However, I can add it to almost any grid because red jasper is good at helping us release what is no longer serving us. In other words, it helps us to release patterns, perceptions, and energies that hold the vibrations of an unwanted or maladaptive outcome or pattern of behavior. It’s difficult to bring in something “new” if you are still fighting internal patterns which are not in resonance to what is new. So, there you have it… red jasper.
My guesses for Christopher’s list: rutilated quartz (special mention), all quartz, meteorite, shungite, copper or some mineral that is colored by copper. ((I know he kicked my butt on this one.))
OK, I clearly got wiped on this one. I absolutely agree about the lodestone, we can plop that stuff in just about anything. Garnets, love them, but I think I must resonate to rubies more so. Kyanite, also love it, but I associate it with cleansing, de-cording, communication, and Archangel Michael related stuff, so things perhaps more specific than a stone I would plop into any intention.