For centuries, since the time of the Celtic Druids, the crystal ball has been shrouded in a veil of occult energy and power. One of the most common visual associations with a clear quartz crystal ball today is the image of a psychic reader gazing into a crystal ball to foretell a person's future or access the past.
For ancient soothsayers and scryers, the crystal ball was not the only tool used to access hidden info. Almost all natural elements—especially fire and water—were used to open windows into another dimension. Unlike fire and water, though, (which need special circumstances to be activated for a seer's purpose), the crystal ball is viewed as a powerful, lifelong tool for the skilled practitioner; always available to help.
Why Is a Crystal Ball So Special?
The crystal ball has the energy of harmony and perfection owing to its spherical shape—the superior shape since ancient times. The ball also draws upon quartz crystal properties. A high quality, clear crystal ball will anchor the energy of light in a very harmonious, smooth and constant motion.
In feng shui, the art of placement and energy flow through a space, a crystal ball can bring a liquid quality of the most subtle healing energy to any space including a home, office or garden. The ball's energy can calm and neutralize many negative emotions while putting the mind to better use from eliminating worries about the future to envisioning a better one.
Feng Shui Properties
In feng shui, crystal balls are used to bring harmonious, calming energy to any space. If a house has many arguments, a clear quartz crystal ball can be placed in the living room to soothe and clear the energy. Crystal balls can also be used in a business setting to smooth the edges of chaotic, competitive energy and make it more productive.
To amplify the power of a crystal ball in your feng shui applications, you can use various crystals, such as rose quartz, citrine, amethyst, or clear quartz. A black obsidian sphere will bring a very strong, grounding energy (excellent for business), while a rose quartz crystal ball will create a gently soothing, loving, and nourishing energy (excellent for a bedroom or children's room).
Where to Place It
Depending on your needs, you will place the crystal ball in an area that needs more harmony, light, and fresh energy. Some common feng shui uses of the crystal ball are in the following bagua areas of your home:
- Love and marriage area (southwest)
- Personal growth and self-cultivation area (northeast)
- Children and creativity (west)
- The heart of the home (center)
How to Choose One
Crystal balls are man-made from crystals mined in many countries from Brazil to India. There are a wide variety of crystal balls on the market: clear quartz, smoky quartz, black obsidian, rose quartz, citrine, and amethyst are among the most popular options.
Choose a crystal with the energy that speaks to you. Certain crystals have specific properties. For example, rose quartz is used for love energy (to attract love, nourish it, or heal a broken heart), smoky quartz is used to ground and bring stability, meanwhile clear quartz is an overall healing crystal that can be charged and used to help accomplish a variety of goals.