by Ashley Leavy
I am often asked about using crystal grids for protection of the home and family. A crystal grid is a geometric arrangement of healing stones used with intention to manifest a desired result. Using crystal grids is very powerful as it combines the energy of the stone with Sacred Geometry (the language of the Universe). In this way, the crystal energy is enhanced exponentially because your intention is being amplified through the stones and then sent out to the Universe in a clear and direct way through the sacred geometric formations.
I’ve developed a crystal grid recipe that can be used effectively in any dwelling. For extensive protection of your home, you can place Black Tourmaline in each of the corners of your home (as well as on either side of any exterior doors and windows). You can then place Selenite along each of the walls (energetically connecting the Tourmaline stones), between the corners and any exterior doorways or windows. The Tourmaline acts to set an energetic protective boundary, while the Selenite aids in cleansing and purification.
This is a heavy-duty protective grid (and most people won’t need to use nearly this many stones). This is an ideal grid if you had an unlimited budget, but most people will find that a piece of Tourmaline in each corner of the home with a piece of Selenite along each exterior wall (optional) would still work very well for their needs. For example, in the diagram of the home below, the ideal grid uses 20 pieces of Tourmaline and 13 pieces of Selenite. However, by placing the Tourmalines in just the corners of the home, this can be reduced to only 6 pieces. Additionally, by placing just one piece of Selenite per exterior wall (optional), the number of pieces of Selenite used is reduced to only 5 pieces. The resulting grid would still be very effective for most situations, but would only be a fraction of the cost (making energetic home protection a bit easier on your pocketbook).
Before placing the stones, they should be cleansed thoroughly. As you place each crystal in the grid, hold an intention of your choosing clearly in your mind (i.e. “This crystal creates a protective energetic boundary.” OR “This crystal protects me and my family.”). After placing the stones, it is recommend that you “activate” the grid by energetically linking the crystals together. This can be done with a Crystal Laser Wand (a single-terminated clear Quartz point) or with your finger. Point the crystal or your finger toward the first crystal in the grid (some people like to begin with the crystal in the northernmost position) and move around the home “drawing” energetic connections between each stone. In this way, you connect the crystal energetically so that they are better able to act as one harmonious grid, rather than many individual stones. After the grid has been activated, remember to cleanse the stones fairly often.
Black Tourmaline and Selenite have additional properties that may add to the qualities of the grid (if you intend them to do so).
SELENITE, COLORLESS: (Also known as Colorless Gypsum) Use at the 7th Chakra (Crown Chakra) for purification, to cleanse the chakras and the aura, to promote a connection with one’s divine self, to aid in the ascension process, to clear the mind before meditation, to enhance one’s ability to follow his or her spiritual virtues, to bring the light into one’s being, and to promote peace and harmony.
TOURMALINE, BLACK: (Also known as Schorl or as Aphrizite) Use at the 1st Chakra (Root Chakra/Base Chakra) for protection against electromagnetic pollution and negative energy, grounding, increased physical energy, to banish negative thoughts, to enhance positive thinking and creativity, to reduce geopathic stress, to strengthen the immune system, for cleansing the physical and ethereal bodies, and to aid in decreasing arthritis pain.