Crystals Shapes - What are they and What do they Mean?

Crystals come in all different shapes and sizes. Some of these shapes occur naturally, others are shaped or treated by hand. While the type of energy is not affected, each shape has an effect on the way that energy is transmitted, so you may want to pick a crystal based on its particular shape depending on what you intend to use it for.

We’re going to take a look at the most common crystal shapes and how they emit energy.


Points, especially generator towers, concentrate and direct energy. These points can either be polished or made naturally. Points are great for meditations and for manifestation purposes.

Try writing down a goal or intention on a piece of paper, fold it over and then place the crystal point on top of this paper. When used in meditations, the direction of the point can also influence how energy is transmitted. If you point the crystal towards you, it will draw energy to you from the universe - such as love, joy, abundance. If you point the crystal away from you, it draws energy out from you - such as negativity, fear, resentment, or alternatively, positive energy if you intend to help another person or contribute to emitting more positivity in the world. Points ultimately enhances the healing properties of the crystal.

Points are also great for raising vibrations within the home, and for gridding corners in your home. Plus they add a beautiful magic touch to your decor.  

Double Terminated

Similarly to crystal towers, double terminated crystal points have a point on either end, and they also help to direct energy. The difference, however, is these crystals simultaneously attract and release energy, making them preferable for balancing polarities as well as for psychic ability, dream recall, and balance. They transform negative energies and may help to break down old patterns and overcome addictions. Double Terminated crystals are useful in any application where you want the energy to flow in both directions, such as healing layouts of grids.


Raw crystals are ones that are naturally formed and have not been treated in any way. They are the simplest most basic form of crystals that have their unique natural energies all intact. They are extremely powerful and therapeutic for the chakra and auric energies. They can be used in many ways such as in elixirs, meditation, jewellery, as well as grid work.


Sphere shaped crystals emit harmony and positivity, and their shape allows them to release this energy equally in all directions. Spheres, more often than not, are more powerful due to their multi directional and high-frequency healing energy, making them perfect for setting intentions. They are also perfect for meditations, grounding work, raising room vibrations, scrying, and grid work. Try placing your sphere at the centre of crystal grids for earth healing, harmony, protection or psychic development.


The pyramid shape has, for centuries, been used to attain spiritual awakenings and it has been said to amplify any vibrations. It is believed that each side of the pyramid represents the four elements (earth, air, water, and fire) and at the point, they converge into infinity with the apex of the pyramid sending out your intention to the universe. This shape is known to have strong healing and purifying power and they amplify energy and intentions, making them ideal for crystal grid work, manifesting your desires and placing around the home. 


Tumbled crystals are small, smooth, polished crystals that are often considered perfect for beginners. Tumbled are all-purpose and they radiate energy gently in many directions. They are extremely versatile and can be great for meditations, grid work, and rituals such as putting them under your pillow or next to your bed. They are great for travelling as they can easily be thrown in your pocket or your bag if you need some extra energy for your day.



Clusters refer to a cluster of crystal points in their natural form. They are an excellent way to bring unity and harmony to a space and radiate energy throughout a room. They can be used for protection, for transforming bad vibrations into good ones, as well as for charging other crystals. They are also powerful for removing emotional clutter, as a centre for crystal grids, for use in feng shui, and to commune with otherworldly spirits. Whether in their large or small form, they make a beautiful crystalline addition to any room. 


Squared crystals can be shaped by hand or formed naturally, like Pyrite. Cubes are associated with the root chakra, connecting you with physical energies. This means that cubed crystals are perfect for grounding and finding stability. They can be placed in the corners of your room to encourage grounding energies as well as manifesting intentions through meditation. 


There is no one form better than another - it all comes down to your intentions and specific goals. Each crystal's personality is influenced by its shape and one crystal may perform better for you in one shape than it does another. But, as is the case with all crystals, the best is to go with your intuition and pick the crystal shapes that you are drawn to most. Do some research, but remember that there is no right or wrong answer, and whichever crystal you pick will be the right one for you!

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