Crystals have been used around the world for millennia to bring emotional, physical, and spiritual alignment. Certain crystals, such as Selenite or Himalayan Salt, are used to raise a vibration and cleanse a space or object of unwanted residual energy. Other crystals, such as Obsidian or Black Tourmaline, are used for grounding and protection purposes. If you're like me, you probably have a growing collection of crystals in all different shapes and sizes - but have you ever wondered what the purpose of those different shapes are or why you seem to gravitate towards certain ones? Check out this simple guide!
Raw crystals are coveted for their connection to Earth/Gaia as they are used in their natural state. You may notice that the coloring is a bit less vibrant due to the lack of a polish and there may be pieces of the host rock material still there, but these crystals still pack a powerful punch. Shamans, Earth Signs, Natural Healers, and those that work with the Fae may feel more drawn to raw crystals. Raw crystals can be used in any way you'd like, just be aware that certain raw crystals can be dangerous when placed in water, sanded down and inhaled, or ingested so it is best to do your research first.
Tumbled/ Polished Crystals
With tumbled stones, the energy is able to flow around steady like a river. Since they have been polished, they will typically have a glossy finish which makes the co