Summertime Crystal Grid Ideas for Nature and Outdoors By Margaret Ann Lembo
A crystal grid is the use of gemstones in a geometric pattern placed on or around a person, place, or thing to achieve the desired intention. The use of sacred geometry to realize a goal is employed by many including metaphysicians, spiritual teachers, and spiritual practitioners.
Create a grid of stones in your backyard for summertime enjoyment. Set your intention and decide which gems best suit the situation. For an outdoor grid, I recommend that you take note of where you are placing the crystals around your yard.
Here is a step-by-step guide to get you going.
Write down a clear intention that defines the purpose of the grid.
Pick the crystals that will positively affect change.
State your intention
Intuitively place the stones around the space
Use your imagination and visualize beams of light connecting every stone for love and well-being.
When creating a crystal grid in a landscape or even at home, room or office, remember to envision the crystals that are placed throughout the space connected energetically to create a geometric formation. In your mind’s eye, connect the crystals with beams of light in order to create the grid. Your imagination is key in this process. Use it and visualize your desired outcome.
Crystals and gemstones are tools for focusing your thoughts on your intentions and goals. Use crystals alongside two other key tools: visualization and imagination. Intentions and positive thoughts are the products of both. Energetically match up your intentions and thoughts with crystal and gemstone allies to help you focus on major life concerns and bring into your life what you desire. Crystal intentions amplify the beneficial effects of the law of attraction.
There are six main areas that are most important to most people. These are:
• Friendship, Love, Relationships, and Romance
• Health and Well-Being• Money, Creativity, and Motivation
• Safety and Protection
• Happiness and Self-Confidence
• Intuition and Communication
For each of these areas of life, there are a number of crystals to choose from to assist you with your intentions. There are just a couple listed here. Use your intuition when choosing your crystals. When you’ve established your intention, incorporate the crystal into your life in one of the following ways:
• Wear the stone in a piece of jewelry
• Bring your rocks to bed and the bedroom
• Create an altar or grid of gemstones
• Place gemstones around your home and office.
Friendship, Love, Relationships, and Romance
Relationships are at home in the heart chakra. Pastel blue stones maintain peace and serenity and promote good communication. Yellow gems enable you to maintain self-confidence. Pink stones impart comfort and loving kindness to the relationship.
Amazonite: to help you to know your own truth and express your truth with ease. Affirmation: I live my truth and honestly communicate what is on my mind.
Blue calcite: to help you find your voice in a relationship and the right way to express feelings. Affirmation: I speak with love and kindness.
Citrine: to bring joy, laughter, and self-confidence. Affirmation: It is safe for me to be powerful!
Emerald: to maintain an open heart. Affirmation: I attract kind and courteous people.
Pink calcite: to bring gentleness, kindness, and a strong friendship into your romantic relationship. Affirmation: I am blessed with nurturing vibrations wherever I go!
Rose quartz: for kindness, compassion, thoughtfulness. Affirmation: I am compassionate and kind
Health and Well-Being
The phrase health and well-being represents physical wellness as well as mental and emotional alignment. Inner peace and calm are the keys to a healthy, balanced life.
Covellite: to keep emotions balanced. Affirmation: I am blessed with good health, peace, and calm.
Epidote: to assure you that all of your basic needs are met, with an plenty to share with others. Affirmation: My thoughts and actions create beneficial results.
Money, Creativity, and Motivation
Money is often at the forefront of someone’s consciousness. Almost everything that is involved in living on this planet requires money. It takes great courage to be wealthy.
Pyrite: to help strengthen courage and self-confidence. Affirmation: I take positive action to manifest my goals.
Red tiger’s eye: to help you to stay focused on the goal and deflect negative distractions. Affirmation: It is easy for me to take action.
Safety and Protection
Safety can be represented in many ways, but more than anything, safety is a feeling. Focus on the feeling of security, of knowing that you’re protected.
Amethyst: for transformation and transmutation of challenging situations. Affirmation: I am divinely protected. I am safe and secure.
Gold tiger’s eye: to help increase your courage and repel jealousy. Affirmation: I am safe. I create my world.
Happiness and Self-Confidence
Clarity of intention, determination, and action are the ingredients you need to design a happy life. You design your reality. Let your imagination be your ally to create a life of confidence and happiness.
Golden calcite: to have the courage to set boundaries. Affirmation: It is easy for me to establish healthy boundaries with others.
Sapphire: to increase inner strength and wisdom. Affirmation: I have great poise and grace. I am wise.
Intuition and Communication
Intuition and communication go hand in hand. Communication includes body language, facial expressions, and energy. Telepathy is a form of mental energy sends a lot of information and feelings telepathically.
Apophyllite: to increase spiritual realizations. Affirmation: I meditate regularly. I am insightful.
Celestite: for angelic or heavenly communication. Affirmation: I notice and understand the messages from the angels.
Now you have some great ideas and tools to help you create vibrationally matching thoughtforms with the crystals you chose with a specific intention. Instill your thought and hold the vision for your personal creation of reality.
Everything is energy, and all energy has a vibration. Crystals also have energy and vibration, and their vibration is based on the stone’s color and the manner in which the stone formed in the earth. Inner peace and calm are the keys to a healthy, balanced life. There are many gems you can use to maintain your awareness of habits of health. Ruby and rutilated quartz are especially useful to increase vim and vigor.
Use ruby or rutilated quartz to maintain focus and unblock underlying challenges regarding physical well-being and vitality as a tool for your physical body.
Use ruby when you decide to align with your core inner strength. This gemstone, due to its hardness and red energy, revs you up with the fuel required to live life to the fullest. Use ruby to keep on your person to encourage vitality and endurance. Repeat a positive thought to match ruby like: “Vital life force flows vibrantly through me. I am strong and health.”
Use rutilated quartz when you are working toward improving your energy level. The golden rutile inclusions within the stone enhance physical endurance. Decide that you intend to add chi or life force to the body. This positive affirmation is beneficial to repeat with rutilated quartz in hand: “I am grateful that my vital life force provides me with the energy and motivation to live life to the fullest!” Integrate the power of positive thought into your daily life as often as you can. The gems will serve as reminders. Keep them on your person or put them in places where you will see them. When setting an intention, add the caveat that the outcome be for the highest good of all concerned. Wherever your thoughts go, action follows, and results are established.
Are you ready to improve your ability to create your world as you want it to be? Ask yourself, “Am I fulfilled and happy?” If the answer isn’t a resounding, “YES!” then it’s time to awaken. Mindfulness is key to improve your spiritual and personal life. As you strive for personal growth, become self-aware. Start the self-awareness journey by becoming conscious of all the thoughts going through your mind.
What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is being aware of your thoughts and consciously choosing which thoughts you allow into your mind. You create your reality with every thought, word, and action including outside influence. Outside influences include your choices of entertainment, reading, and music as well as conversations that you participate in. Your mind and intention design your days and your life.
Crystals and gemstones have been used for millennia to help with meditation and mindful manifestation. Crystals are tools that provide you with the ability to maintain mindfulness with focused intention. Crystals and gemstones are transformative tools that are found all throughout the world. They can help you in your spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical personal development. Based on metaphysical principles, they can assist you in staying focused on your intentions to create and maintain positive change in your life. With the right vibrational matching gemstone nearby you have some help to remember to focus on what you DO want, instead what you don’t want in your life’s experiences.
Everything is energy, and all
energy has a vibration. Crystals also have energy and vibration, and their
vibration is based on the stone’s color and the manner in which the stone
formed in the earth. Each and every stone has a spiritual component to help you
further develop your spiritual connection. Likewise, each stone has a mental
use that aids in maintaining mental focus and clarity, an emotional use that
can help you deal with feelings and unblock underlying challenges, and physical
uses that range from supporting the healing of your physical body to helping
you fulfill your physical needs such as money and career.
To choose the crystal that best
fits your positive thoughts and intentions for the purpose of amplifying your
intention, simply look at your collection of crystals (and gemstone jewelry if
you have some) as you stay focused on your goal. Get clear on your intention.
Which stone or color does your eye naturally gravitate toward? Pick that
gemstone and formalize your intention.
As an example, if your intention is to have more financial security, then try using a pyrite cube with a matching affirmation. Use pyrite to help strengthen courage and self-confidence. Such strength is needed to allow yourself to manifest money in your life through your creative efforts. Pyrite often forms in cubes and therefore has a geometrical connection to creating a strong foundation for anything you do.
Repeat this statement often and
visualize the outcome.
are plenty of people with plenty of money who want the goods and/or services
that I offer. I’m self-motivated and strong. I am determined to follow through
on the next best thing. I am productive. My confidence is rock solid. I focus
on my intentions and take positive action to manifest my goals.
Do you believe that you build your reality? Start by recognizing that you do design your reality! Increase your ability through creativity and action for success in all endeavors, including financial success, fertility, creativity, family blessings, happy home, healthy body, and much more. Visualize your dreams as if they have already been realized. Create a strong foundation. Be determined and confident enough to make the necessary steps to build the life of your dreams. Pyrite is a stone of financial abundance. Use this stone with intention when you are trying to improve your financial status. Draw on its gold energy while you take action to increase your monetary wealth.
Archangel Gabriel is one of many angels
to turn to for inspiration and clear messages from the Divine. You can decide
that you want more guidance to come to you while you sleep during your dream
state. Dreams are recognized as ongoing thought processes and some of the
world’s most prominent scientists, musicians and inventors have significant
dream insight that are responsible for major discoveries and profound musical
works. I personally have experienced great understanding and ideas that are
revealed to me upon waking. Archangel Gabriel can be your guide in the dream
The Herkimer diamond lends a hand in the Dreamtime. It is the number-one tool to use for lucid dreaming, shamanic journeywork, and vision seeking. The Herkimer Diamond is mined in Herkimer, NY, therefore explaining its moniker. Herkimer Diamonds are doubly terminated quartz (silicon dioxide) crystals. Herkimers heighten your consciousness and awareness as if you are turning on a light in a dark room. You can use a Herkimer diamond to ask for assistance from Archangels Gabriel because this little sparkly gem is a good vibrational match.
With a Herkimer diamond in hand, asyourself, “Am I able to recall my dreams? Do I wake up inspired or knowing ananswer to an unresolved question or issue?” Contemplate the answers. Take thetime before going to sleep to form the intention to remember your dreams. Pausefor a moment to jot down your thoughts and feelings upon waking. Dreams can beyour internal psychologist and spiritual advisor. Dreams are powerful tools forself-healing, personal awareness, and spiritual growth.
On an emotional level,
the Herkimer Diamond and Archangel Gabriel will help you to understand why you
feel a certain way. Uncovers the little pockets of stored memories that were
buried long ago and heal the previously hidden memories. Release them to make
room for positive energy and new experiences.
Use this affirmation from Archangel Gabriel along with your Herkimer diamond:
I relax my body, mind, and spirit to meditate regularly. Great ideas are constantly flowing into my mind. It is fulfilling to follow through on creativethoughts and manifest my reality. I take enthusiastic action. I am productive.
Archangel Gabriel inspires and guides you to deeper understanding. Through dreams, inspired inner knowing, and true listening of the voice within, you can ‘hear’ Gabriel’s guidance.
Gabriel is a Divine Oracle and through self-development align with this archangel to develop your own oracular skills. Archangel Gabriel is well known as the messenger to announce the birth of the Messiah 200 years before his birth when he ‘appeared to Daniel’. Gabriel is the Angel of the Annunciation.
Gabriel spent around 22 years upon Earth appearing regularly to dictate the Koran to Mohammed. And, other incidences of note are that Gabriel also appeared to Zacharias to let him know of the birth of John the Baptist or John the Precursor. His wife, Elizabeth, was too old to give birth so when Zacharias didn’t believe Gabriel he struck him mute until the baby was born. Gabriel is also known to be the angel that seals the secrets of heaven and prior lives within the child by pressing her fingers to their lips leaving a soft mark that appears as a cleft beneath the nose.
There are many gemstones that can amplify your connection with Archangel Gabriel. A few of them are Ammonite, Dolomite, and Scolecite. The guidance of this archangel strongly points to going within to know, hear, and experience truth and information.
Ammonite’s message is “I know the truth in the center of myself. All the answers lie within. I recall my dreams and use them as tools to help guide me.”
The spiritual uses of ammonite send you into the center of your own consciousness due to the spiraling structure of this fossil. It’s especially useful to use for dream work, meditation, spiral dance, and walking a labyrinth or a medicine wheel. Because of this fossil’s association with snakes or serpents, ammonite has been associated with healing power and oracular abilities.
Dolomite’s focus is “I think outside the box. My ideas are fresh and creative. I easily manifest my artistic thoughts.”
Dolomite improves the meditation experience. Use this stone with the intention of creating new pathways of consciousness by opening up to unexplored avenues for raising your awareness. For example, instead of a sitting meditation, try a moving meditation such as tai chi or a nature walk or explore lucid dreaming and shamanic journeywork to expand your spiritual horizons.
Scolecite, with mindful intention, aligns you with all the angels. Repetitively think these thoughts: “I consciously request and accept the help of angels. My life flows easily with grace. The energy of healing, love, and well-being flows through me. My intuition is intact.”
The spiritual uses of Scolecite include that it amplifies your intention to remember your dreams. This stone opens the portals residing in the crown, third eye, and throat chakras, allowing for the download and processing of Divine inspiration, healing light, and true wisdom. It is especially beneficial for guiding your higher consciousness to be a Divine channel of God’s love and to connect with Archangel Gabriel.
Every day is a good day to call on the assistance of your angels. Remember that you always have an angel at your side. Feel grateful that angels light your path and inspire you. Know that you are able to handle any situation that arises. Stay focused on angelic assistance and appreciate the support available to you from them in all areas of your life.
Allow Archangel Gabriel to inspire and guide you through dreams and inspiration. Believe yourself and know the true voice within.
People want to be happy, feel loved, be safe, enjoy abundance and prosperity, and increase intuition
and ability to express who they truly are. With crystal clear focus, you can be and feel fulfilled once you establish an intention and maintain positive thoughts. Your imagination plays a powerful part in this adventure – the adventure of creating the life you really want.
Visualization and your imagination are the tools to bring about your desired result. And, of course,
action is necessary. Visualizing the intention or goals precedes action – even in ordinary everyday tasks. Add an ardent desire with a vivid imagination and make up your mind to imagine life as if all that you want has already become a reality. It is very powerful to paint your results in advance.
The Crystal Intentions Oracle is perfect to aid you in maintaining that focus. Pick a card from the deck, and focus on the guidance and affirmation along with the beautiful gemstone to manifest the reality you want. Take the card with you for the day or prop it up in a place where you will see it. Pause from time to time throughout the day to read and contemplate the guidance and affirmations found on both sides of the card. And, if you are a rock hound like me, you’ll enjoy gazing at the crystal and learning more about the properties of that stone.
Here is this month’s pick!
Happiness and Self-Confidence
Of course, I pulled my favorite joyful crystal from this category – Citrine. The brilliant yellow vibe of this crystal is a perfect reminder that it is safe for you to shine your light and be powerful. If you are feeling less than others or unworthy for this or that, then hold onto the golden yellow ray within Citrine’s happy energy. This gemstone can help you give yourself permission to be all that you can be. Remember your true brilliance and take the time to visualize your magnificence.
Using the card deck daily, to start your day and end your day, is a perfect self-care tool. Life is much
better when we maintain the focus on goodness and well-being.
Gratitude. Find the perfect card to pair with your gratitude practice and watch life blossom.
Readings. The Crystal Intentions Oracle is a perfect add-on to an angel card reading, a spiritual
counseling session, or a tarot card reading. A few cards can grant clarity and a deeper message.
Spa Day. Use it on a spa day before you go in for your treatment so you can use that time to
think good thoughts as you relax and get pampered.
I would love to hear from you about the ways that you use the Crystal Intentions Oracle and how it has inspired you to improve your life. Find me on Facebook on the Crystal Intentions Oracle Page.
There are cycles when life is just plain challenging. It seemingly comes out of nowhere but in reality, the challenges are often the result of complacency. Eventually, the cosmic two-by-four will essentially knock you upside the head to get you to pay attention and wake up! This two-by-four is ultimately a huge gift in personal development which opens the door to a positive transformation. The challenging experiences come in various forms depending on your personal life circumstances. Grab a piece of amethyst – or a pile of amethyst – and work with the positive vibrations of purple crystalline structure to restore your life and your equilibrium.
Amethyst is great for changing any situation. Use it when you are having trouble with friends or any difficult situation. The truth is that you can always change your life. It starts with changing your thoughts and your perception of reality. Focus on gratitude and use amethyst for mindfulness when you repetitively misunderstand others or are being misunderstood.
Take the time to contemplate what you want your life to be like and to feel like. With amethyst in hand or nearby, put your attention on the needed changes. Focus all of your awareness on what it will take to get those changes to happen. Then, do it!
Imagine the color purple flowing around you as you reinvent your life experiences. Use amethyst to think clearly and intelligently, access your intuition, answers you need, and balance your mind.
Use this Amethyst Positive Thought Affirmation:
“I see, sense, feel and know life is magical. I release all habits no longer for my highest good. I have a great connection with my spirit guides and angels. I am very intuitive. I trust my feelings. It’s easy for me to take action to create the life I want to experience.”
Are there situations in your life where the truth needs to be revealed? Are you ready to break through the illusions that others have erected, or perhaps the illusions you’ve created? It’s time for you to work through the emotions that create misconceptions, both for yourself and those that you create for others.
Dragonfly totem is an ally to help you see life with great clarity and take action. Dragonflies have extraordinary eyesight and quick, agile flight. The power of Dragonfly helps you sort reality from illusion. If you are caught up in illusion, Dragonfly’s energy can assist you in seeing the situation clearly and help you take speedy appropriate action.
When Dragonfly appears in your life, it is time to awaken and recognize your emotions and feelings and then take rapid action to create the life you want. Ask yourself, “What do I want?” Define your desires and take action.
Call on Dragonfly’s vibration in order to be awake in life. Regardless of the daily illusions you may hold dear, you have the power to transport yourself out of that perception and fly higher in order to see life from a greater perspective.
Use amethyst to envision yourself in the life you want to create as if it already exists. Create the illusion of actualization and manifestation, and surround it with the violet light of amethyst. Envision the situation changing to what you do want, versus how it currently is.
Use this affirmation to help you deepen your understanding of life as you transform your reality:
I am ready to transform my life into one filled with truth and clarity. My emotions are balanced. It’s easy for me to transform and transmute challenging situations. I pay attention to my dreams, interpret them, and take action based on my findings. My understanding of symbols helps increase my self-awareness.
Spider totem is an ally for writers. It has been said that the first letters of the alphabet or the written word were inspired by the various designs found in the webs of spiders. Writing is one of the tools for creating reality
Spider made itself known to me. Unfortunately, I first recognized Spider showing up because I was bitten by Spider at almost every Sacred Circle Gathering—a medicine wheel event—that I facilitated for over a decade. After that, Spider would show up in more amicable ways. Most of the time, Spider is quite large and obvious when it has a message for me.
When connecting with Spider, it is good to know about Spider Woman, a deity in the Navajo religion and Hopi cosmological teachings. Spider Woman is considered the creator of humans and a great benefactor.
There is an old Hopi story about the people who had many differences and had forgotten their connection with the creator. They had lost their conscience to act with integrity. Those who remembered how to walk in balance on the earth and harmoniously with each other were guided by Spider Woman to survive earth challenges.
Spider’s vibrational matching gemstone is Picasso Stone. Picasso stone helps you get up and get moving. If you perceive blocks, real or imagined, use Picasso stone as a tool for transforming your emotions and achieve life-enhancing self-transformation. When mental confusion arises, contemplate the lines mapped within this stone. Use it as a tool for focus. Just as Spider must build and rebuild her web, you, too, must hold a clear vision of what you want in your web and what you want it to look like. If a piece of your world becomes tangled, both Picasso stone and Spider medicine can help you untangle the confusion so that you can rebuild.