If you’re new to crystals, you may wonder how to use them. One great way to use them is by creating crystal grids. Crystal grids are a powerful way to focus crystal energy toward a specific intention. By using the power of intention and the energy of crystals, crystal grids can be used for a variety of purposes, from healing to spiritual growth to manifesting your deepest desires. In this blog post, we’ll explain how to create and use a crystal grid for healing or any other intention you wish.

Crystal grids, they sound like some ominous creation that would be found in a movie like Indiana Jones. In fact, the idea of using stones to create patterns is something that has resonated deeply with humans for thousands of years. From standing stone circles to mandalas to Native American medicine wheels, the practice of intentionally placing stones goes back centuries. Crystal grids are simply a modern manifestation of this ancient tradition.

So let’s talk about how to create a crystal grid and the supplies you will need.

Types of Crystal Grids and their uses

Before designing and creating your crystal grid, you should be very clear on the outcome you are trying to achieve. Your intention will determine the crystals you will use and the best layout for your grid. If you are not crystal clear on your intention, I recommend taking some time to meditate to gain some clarity. There is no rush.

Crystal grids can be used in a variety of ways. They can be used to grid your home, office, or other physical location, and they can be used on the body for healing. They may also be used to send healing to someone else. Grids can be placed anywhere, on the body, on your desk, next to your bed, and even in the garden.

The size of the crystal grid makes no difference; a small grid to fit on your nightstand will be just as powerful as a larger grid. You’ll just want to be sure you put it in a location that will not be disturbed or knocked around. Grids can be set out for as long as it takes, up to years, if you choose.

Intention Crystal Grids

Intention grids are used to attract a specific outcome. Maybe you wish to have a new job or new home. Maybe you seek a new fulfilling relationship or general abundance in your life. Better yet, intention crystal grids can be used to release old patterns and limiting beliefs, feel more gratitude, let go of resentment, and more.

Two important notes regarding intention.

  • Be sure you are always specific and crystal clear when setting intentions because the universe is listening, and they need direction. You don’t want to say “I want my soulmate to come into my life.” Rather, you want to describe them clearly.
  • Keep your intentions positive. For example, rather than “I don’t want to feel the pain in my shoulder anymore” should be replaced with “I have full mobility without pain in my shoulder.” The more you focus on what you don’t want, the more it appears. It is time to start shifting your thoughts.

Protection Crystal Grids

A crystal grid is a powerful tool that can be used for protection. The stones used are chosen for their protective properties, and the overall effect of the grid can be very powerful. Grids can be used to protect your home, your office, or even your body. They can also be used to create a protective bubble around yourself when you are out in public. If you are feeling particularly vulnerable, crystal grids can be a great way to give yourself an extra layer of protection.

Crystal Body Grids

As a Crystal Healing Practitioner, these are the types of grids I use most. But the truth is, you don’t need me or anyone else to “heal” you; you can create your own healing grid for your body. Crystals are generally placed at your Chakras using stones that appropriately vibrate with each energy point. These grids help with not only physical healing but emotional and spiritual as well. These body grids are extremely effective at targeting specific areas.

Supplies you’ll need.

You don’t need anything fancy for your crystal grid creation. You also don’t need expensive crystals. If you are a beginner, I don’t suggest you run out and buy expensive gridding supplies; you don’t need them.

Crystal Grid Designs

Crystal grids can be anything from very simple to very complex in nature. We often use sacred geometry in crystal grids to amplify their effects. Common shapes are the Flower of Life, Metatron’s Cube, Seed of Life (Torus), Pentagram, and Infinity symbol (Lemniscate). However, you do not need an understanding of Sacred Geometry to benefit from crystal grids. As I have mentioned in the past, your intuition is the most powerful tool you have when working with crystals.

So, sure, you can buy pre-made crystal grid boards or cloth. But you can also simply download or draw your design.


Yes, crystals are, in fact, the only items you really need to create crystal grids. And guess what, you don’t need expensive stone, and you really don’t need many. In fact, it is possible to create a grid from a single quartz point. Clear quartz is a master crystal and is the only one that can be programmed with any intention and can act as a substitute for any other stone.

Small crystal points can be used to direct and amplify energy within your grid. The most commonly used are clear quartz, citrine, and amethyst. The clear quartz points may be programmed with your intention, while the citrine is great for lifting energy, manifesting abundance, helping with inner strength, and bringing joy. The Amethyst, on the other hand, is a more tranquil stone helping with anxiety, improving sleep, and enhancing spiritual growth.

The main crystals you choose will depend on the type of grid you have chosen to create and your intention for that grid. I recommend getting small tumbled stones, and you will want a few or several of each.

Using your crystal grid

You’ve got your grid layout, you’ve got your crystals, and your intention is clear; now it is time to create your grid. This is a sacred experience. Get yourself ready by finding a quiet place, maybe doing some self-care and meditation first.

To start, you place your center stone. This stone is the focal point and acts as the theme of your entire grid. Next, you’ll place your smaller crystals around the center stone. These stones are kind of like anchors or foundations for your center stone. They will support and amplify your center stone. You may also consider adding perimeter stones to protect your grid from unwanted energies. These are especially useful in protection grids.

Again, trust your intuition. As long as you have the appropriate crystals that align with your intention, there is no wrong way to do this.

Remember, the most important thing is that the chosen stones resonate with your intention. Once your grid is set up, you then meditate on your intention and visualize the crystal energy amplifying it.

Once your grid is complete, it is time to activate your grid. Visualize your intention as you sit with your grid. You may want to use a wand or a crystal point to physically touch each crystal in the grid. However, that is not necessary. Place your grid in a safe space, and leave it up for at least 48 hours. There is no time limit; some people leave their grids up for years or until the intention is manifested. Sometimes you may feel that the grid has done its job or your vision has changed. You can disassemble it at whatever time your intuition tells you.

Final thoughts

There are countless types of crystal grids and just as many potential designs. My most powerful recommendation is to really sit with your intention and let your intuition tell you how to create it. If that isn’t systematic enough, I have created a few crystal grids to share with you. You can download that below.

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Ebook:  Magic of Crystals

About the Author Heather Honold

I am a Certified Conscious Living & Dying Coach, End-of-Life Doula, Eldercare Doula, Advanced Care Consultant, Grief & Spiritual Coach, and Energy Healing Practitioner. I offer a range of services to support any person working through the human experience. This may look like conscious living coaching, spiritual coaching, end-of-life support, vigil sitting, legacy projects, energy healing, and more. I offer support throughout the Phoenix-metro area, including Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Avondale, Litchfield Park, and Sun City.

My intention is to offer a safe space for everyone, regardless of what phase of life you are in.

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