Your Complete Guide to Crystal Shapes

​Crystal healing is a transformative, personal practice – and if you’re reading this article, chances are you already have a few crystals of your own.

You may have gone to great lengths to choose a crystal that resonated deeply with your spirit. You might have chosen a crystal based on its color, healing properties, or vibrational energy. But there is one aspect of crystals that many of us neglect, and that is their shape.

Crystals come in myriad shapes and sizes. If you have your own collection, take a look at some of your crystals right now. Are they smooth and tumbled or raw and edgy? Do you have more clusters than wands?

Crystals are known by many to possess healing properties both emotionally and physically. The shape of a crystal can add even more to a crystal’s natural energy.

You may not have even thought about their shape. Or conversely, you may have been drawn to a few of your favorite crystals precisely because of their shape. Either way, learning more about the meaning behind the shapes and the energy that certain shapes produce can help you understand even more about crystals and their healing properties.


Crystal clusters are just that – clusters of crystals that grow together. A cluster will often have many different points, pointing in different directions. These shapes occur naturally, and their vibration is more intense because of that. Due to the many points on these crystals, their energy can actually be directed in various directions.

Tumbled Stones

Tumbled stones are small, raw stones that have been polished through a tumble technique, giving them a shiny, smooth appearance. These stones are small enough to carry with you in nearly any situation, making them convenient and portable. These crystals are also typically less expensive than their larger cousins, and as such they are a natural choice for many beginners to the art of crystal healing. Their energy is gentle yet effective.


Crystal wands, also called massage wands, are stones that have been shaped into long, elegant pieces, typically with a point at one or both ends. Some are long and sleek, while others may be short and chunky. These crystals are excellent for directing energy, especially within the body, and may be used for chakra healing and Reiki therapy.

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Have you ever seen a crystal ball and been mesmerized by its beauty? There is something inherently magical about a crystal sphere, and it has an energy that is palpable and flows smoothly in all directions. These stones are cut to a certain size and polished until they are a perfect sphere. These crystals can be wonderful to meditate with, filling your hands with their smooth shape, hefty weight, and even energy. With their earthy energy and form, these crystals are also great for grounding.


Crystal points possess a similar shape to crystal wands but are typically thicker and made to stand on their flat surface, with a point facing the sky. It is thought that they direct your intention or energy out into the Universe, and assist in manifestation of goals and dreams. These crystals can increase positive energy or vibrations within their environment.


The crystal egg is smooth like the crystal sphere but shaped perfectly to resemble a chicken’s egg. This shape symbolizes the aura, and it can be used to assist in psychic protection. Because the egg is associated with birth, this shape can represent transformation or emotional rebirth. The egg also represents fertility, creation, and universal mysteries.


The crystal pyramid has a square, flat base, from which a triangular pyramid with four sides emerges. These crystals work powerfully to strengthen and amplify energies and assist in manifestation. Ancient Egyptians believe that this shape represented the light and the rays of the sun. The pyramid shape can also enhance the grounding properties of certain crystals.


Crystal Harmonizers are stones that have been cut and polished into the shape of a cylinder, with smooth sides and flat surfaces on each end. These crystals are typically held in each hand to correct blocked energy and restore balance between yin and yang.


Crystal cubes are shaped like small, stone boxes. The cube shape is associated with the root chakra, and this type of crystal can help heal any energetic irregularities in this chakra. The root chakra is grounding, as is this shape, and working with crystal cubes can help you get in touch with Mother Nature. You can also lay a crystal cube in each corner of your room for protection.


Some crystals are polished and shaped into a heart, representing love and energetic connection. This shape is even more powerful when paired with a stone that promotes unconditional love, like rose quartz. This shape represents the heart chakra and can be used to open up the energies of this chakra. Crystal hearts are useful when seeking new relationships or connections.

A Shape for All Needs

The beautiful thing about crystal healing is the variety and ability to personalize your experience. No matter what you’re working on, from emotional and physical healing to energetic balancing, there are not only many types of crystals to assist you, but many shapes that can further amplify the crystal’s energy.

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About The Author

Rhiannon Liselle

Rhiannon Liselle is a nomadic Sagittarius with a passion for writing and trying to help others grow. She’s studied astrology for about 10 years, and has been writing about metaphysical, spiritual, and esoteric subjects for 3 years. Rhiannon lives in the mountains of Colorado, and loves drinking coffee and spending time with her coloring books.
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