Guide to Crystal Shapes & Their Meanings

The carving of crystals into different symbolic shapes and forms is ancient. If we look back at the history and origins of crystal healing we will see that ancient civilizations like Egyptians, Mayans, Romans and Chinese all carved crystals & gemstones.

While the shape of a crystal won't change the type of energy it emits, the shape can affect and even enhance how you experience that energy.

Crystal shapes can help to amplify your intention and your experience with them” says Heather Askinosie, crystal expert, co-founder of Energy Muse, and author of CRYSTAL365. “Choosing a crystal shape that pairs well with your intention will enhance and magnify your transformation.”


Clusters have multiple different crystal points all form on the same matrix. The points in a cluster vibrate together harmoniously and direct energy in multiple directions. They are great for bringing a strong sense of cooperation, unity, and peace to a space where people come together, such as offices, dining rooms, and conference rooms.



Geodes, like clusters, have strong vibrational energies to due having many crystal points combined together. However, their crystal points are located on the inside. They are highly protective, aid spiritual growth and development, and have a calming effect on the mind. Geodes are also believed to be effective in helping one overcome addictions.


A pyramid features a solid base and four equal sides. They amplify energy through the apex which can work as a powerful manifestation tool. Like a cube, it has a solid base which emits grounding and stabilizing energy. Pyramids connect the crown and root chakras together, allowing one to access higher dimensions while still remaining grounded.



Tumble stones are the most common form of crystal available. They have a subtle, gentle energy that radiates outwards in all directions.

Tumble stones are great to work with for those who are new or sensitive to the energies of crystals, are currently working through very intense emotions, or who have a desire for a softer and gentler energy.

Tumbled Crystals


Raw stones are unaltered, meaning they do not go through a cutting and polishing stage. They are believed to have a stronger and more powerful energy than tumble stones. Given that raw stones pass through fewer stages in the production process, some believe that their energy is purer and more authentic in comparison to tumble stones.

Raw Crystals


Egg-shaped crystals symbolize rebirth and new beginnings. They are typically used as a tool in acupressure, with the more pointed end used to apply pressure to the meridian points. They are excellent for beginning new projects and brainstorming ideas. They are also believed to promote fertility and are perfect for those wishing to conceive.


Cube-shaped crystals are deeply grounding, stabilizing, and useful for anchoring one's thoughts and intentions. Holding cubic crystals during meditation can calm the mind and help one better connect to the energy of the Earth. Placing cubic crystals in the corners of a room can also protect the space from negative energy and influences.

Cube crystals


Points & Towers emit a very focused and directional energy that affects the environment it is placed in, as well as surrounding crystals nearby. Holding a point can help release stagnant energy and promote a healthy flow of energy throughout the body. They are also believed to aid focus, optimize healing energy, and be a powerful tool for manifestation.

Points & Towers


Spheres symbolize the unification of the mind, body, and spirit. They emit energy in all directions, creating an equal energy flow throughout a space. They are effective to keep in a home or office to promote harmony and stability. Spheres are also typically used in crystal ball scrying and act as a window to receiving important spiritual messages.

Sphere Crystals


A pendulum is a small weight attached to a string or chain that works by converting energy back and forth. They are most commonly used as tools for healing, clearing energy blockages in the chakras, and gaining spiritual insight. Pendulums allow one to tap into their intuition and subconscious mind through a process called pendulum dowsing.



Animal-shaped crystals are believed to allow one to deeply connect with their spirit animal. The flow of energy from the crystal is said to impart one with the qualities, characteristics, and energy of the animal. They are most commonly used as a tool in shamanic journeying and meditation, and are said to provide protection and spiritual guidance.


Palm stones are circular or oval shaped and are equal in size and proportion. Holding a palm stone creates a powerful connection between our being and the energy of the crystal. It helps one enter a deep meditative state due to its calming effect on the mind. They can be placed in a home to protect, cleanse, and purify the atmosphere.

Palm Stone Crystals


Heart-shaped crystals connect with the energy of the heart chakra and symbolize love, femininity, and emotions. They emit their energy in a gentle, loving manner and promote a deep sense of inner peace and contentment. Given that hearts radiate a soft vibration, they can be effective for those who are new or sensitive to the energies of crystals.

Heart Crystals


Crystal wands gather and direct energy tightly through their tip. They can be used intuitively to scan the aura and chakras, and clear energy blockages in the body. When using a crystal wand, it is important to consciously allow universal healing energy to flow in through the crown chakra, down the arm, and into the hand that is holding the wand.

Double terminated wands have a termination (point) at both ends of the crystal. They send out energy, as well as receive energy simultaneously.

They are believed to promote understanding of different perspectives and balance opposing energies. When placed on the third eye, they can aid dream recall, promote psychic ability, and enhance telepathy.