The Many Shapes of Healing Crystals and What They Mean

Updated on October 20, 2017

Crystals Have Healing Properties That Can Help You Mentally, Spiritually and Physically


The Many Shapes of Healing Crystals

Healing crystals have been used for ages and are found in a variety of places all over the world. They come in all colors, all shapes and all sizes.

Healing crystals have been scientifically proven to enrich the environment where they are found, and are commonly used by energy workers to heal and protect both humans and animals.

Some crystals are large, bright and can stand up straight on their own, others are small, dark and shaped like a sphere. Every detail of a healing crystal is important, from its shape, to its size, to its color. All of these tiny details influence how energy flows throughout the crystal.

In this section I will discuss different shapes of crystals that are common amongst those familiar with crystal healing.

Those shapes include the cube, the double terminated point, the egg, the heart, the laser wand, the massage wand, the sacred geometry shapes, the pencil, the pendulum, the point, the rod, the sphere, the tower, the wand and the vogal wand.

If you finish the article and still have questions about the healing properties of crystals, feel free to ask me any questions in the comment section.

For further reading, you can check out my hubs on crystal healing for beginners, how to cleanse, charge and energize crystals and more.

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What Various Crystal Shapes Represent

The Cube - Many crystals come in the shape of a cube. This shape is able to harvest a significant amount of energy and can be very stabilizing. Like the calculated nature of their shape, these crystals are easy to program and are known to secure intentions well.

These unique crystals often look like rods or wands, however they are unique because they have points on both ends. These crystals are very powerful because they have the ability to transmit and emit energy from two places. Sometimes one end may be releasing energy while the other point is transmiting energy, other times both points may be transmiting or emiting energy. Because of this, they have many purposes, but should be used with care.

The Double Pointed Crystal - These unique crystals often look like rods or wands, however they are unique because they have points on both ends. These crystals are very powerful because they have the ability to transmit and emit energy from two places. Sometimes one end may be releasing energy while the other point is transmiting energy, other times both points may be transmiting or emiting energy. Because of this, they have many purposes, but should be used with care.

The Egg - This particular kind of crystal is known for its aesthetic beauty. These types of crystals are popular among those who practice acupressure as well as refloxologists. Egg shaped crystals ae known for holding energy that can find an imbalance within the body.

The Heart - The heart shaped crystal is known to attract loving energy, as well as energies that can help those with negative emotions. This healing crystal deals with the mental body, and works to deter sadness, grief, suffering and pain. The heart crystal has also been known to increase fertility.

The Laser Wand - This crystal is typically clear in color, is long in length, but narrows at the tip. This kind of crystal is popular amongst energy workers and acupuncturists. This crystal is very powerful, and concentrates all of its energy around the tip. Only use this crystal with positive, direct intentions.

The Massage Wand - Ideal for massage therapists, this type of crystal has no pointed end at all, but rather two rounded ends, with one end being wider than the opposite. They are popular amongst massage therapists and reflexologists.

Sacred Geometry Shapes - Some crystals may resemble one of the sacred geometry shapes. These crystals are highly spiritual and represent all that life is composed of, giving them the name "platonic solids". These crystals are very useful for aligning the chakras and during meditation.

The Pencil - This crystal is long, narrow, and features one pointed end and one dull end. It looks quite like a pencil, hence the name. They are used by experienced energy workers looking to create a crystal grid, and by casual crystal healers for everyday use.

The Pendulum - This popular crystal shape can easily be made into a necklace or used as a pendulum. When worn, this crystal is a great protector and healer. It also identifies imbalances in the human body. As a pendulum, this crystal can be used for a wide array of purposes, mainly by experienced energy workers.

The Pointed Crystal - This is one of the most common shapes of crystals, and it features one pointed end and one rugged end. This crystal can be used for a wide array of healing practices, and is a good shape for beginners. Most often, clear quartz is found in this shape.

The Sphere - This rounded crystal is always manmade, but that is because the sphere is a powerful shape, making these crystals extremely powerful. The sphere crystal emits energy in all directions equally and is helpful when meditating, as well as trying to connect with your innermost self.

The Tower - This crystal is fairly even on all sides and is aerodynamic, designed to stand up on its own. The best tower shaped crystals are formed so that a pointed tip is at the top of the tower, almost like a castle. These crystals are very powerful and can energize anything that comes near it. Use these tower crystals with caution.

The Wand - This long crystal has one rounded end, one pointed end, and is typically wider on the round side. Wands are usually manmade, but are great healing crystals because it is easy to direct the flow of energy with them.

The Different Properties and Uses of Platonic Solids

Platonic Solid
Examples of Crystals
Green, Brown and Black
Root Chakra
Moss Agate, Malachite, Chrysoprase, Turquoise, and Green Tourmalines
Grounding, Success, Abundance, Peace, Fertility, and Stability
Yellow and Clear
Heart Chakra
Citrine, Ametrine, Aventurine, Jasper, and Diamond
Communication and Intellect
Red and Orange
Solar Plexus Chakra
Carnelian, Red Jasper, Red/Gold Tiger’s Eye, Clear Quartz, Sunstone, and Topaz
Vitality, Strength, Will Power. Energy and Courage
Blue, Purple, Grey and Pink
Sacral Chakra
Amethyst, Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue Lace Agate, Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone, Opal, Pink Calcite, Selenite, and Tourmaline
Peace, Compassion, Sleep, Love, Joy and Purification
Third Eye, Throat and Crown Chakras
Amber, Mother-of-Pearl, Copal, Fossils, and Petrified Wood
Dealing with Your Past, Longevity, and Connecting with Your Spiritual Side

How Platonic Solids Correlate with the Elements of Earth, Wind, Fire and Air

Each platonic solid is not just connected with a chakra, but it is also associated with one of the elements earth, wind, air or fire. This connection determines the unique purpose of each platonic solid.

  • The cube is connected to the earth element; it is known for its grounding, energizing, and stabilizing properties
  • The octahedron is associated with the element air; its unique healing properties involve improving your communication skills and enhancing your intellect
  • The tetrahedron is a crystal is linked to the fire element. Tetrahedron is known to promotoe vitality, courage, energy, willpower and protection.
  • The icosahedron is the crystal that is connected to the element water. It is a powerful crystal known for its powers to calm the mind, spirit and body, as well as attract feeling of love, compassion and joy. It also enhances quality of sleep when used properly.

There is one more shape known as akasha as far as sacred geometry is concerned, however this shaped crystal is said to be directly connected to another element, the human spirit. Dodecahedron, the crystal name for this particular shape, is useful during spiritual pursuits and helps users to live a long and happy life.

Platonic Solid Crystals are Some of the Rarest and Most Powerful Healing Crystals

Platonic Solids and Your Chakras

The elements of earth, air, fire and water have a strong connection with healing crystals and platonic solids.

Your seven chakras are also directly linked to the platonic solids.

Here is a breakdown of which platonic solid is linked to which chakra:

  • Tetrahedrons are linked to the solar plexus chakra
  • Octahedrons are linked to the heart chakra
  • Cubes are linked to the root chakra
  • Dodecahedrons are linked to the throat chakra
  • Icosahedrons are linked to the sacral chakra

Platonic solids are unique because of their direct correlation to our seven chakras and the elements of earth, wind, air, and fire.

The platonic solid crystals are considered some of the most powerful healing crystals in existence.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2014 Kathleen Odenthal


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      Jack Webb Jr 

      12 months ago

      What does they crystal egg resemble and what kind of healing does it do for you a friend of mine gave it to me he had just one and I fell in love with it right off it is a small one but I love it if you could answer my question please thank you Jack

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      Audrey Hunt 

      20 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Thank you for the descriptive elements of crystals and the variety of shapes. Consider adding pictures of these. It would be helpful. An excellent presentation!

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      2 years ago

      Why do we need to use the Tower crystal shapes with caution? It seems like that bit should have been explained a bit.

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      2 years ago

      What does Amber do

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      3 years ago

      I have a beautiful moonstone and was wondering what the meaning of it is. It's a sphere shaped crystal

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      Jane Oke 

      3 years ago

      I have been given several quart crystals, all shapes and sizes. And I have read many books about the verious meaning, for windows, spears, ect. But some of the ones I have are thinner, flat. many have ripples on them, and some have one angle much bigger then the other sides. I feel that they have meaning too. Could you help me on this?

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      3 years ago

      I have a clear Quartz crystal but the shape is rather peculiar. It's not tumbled but it's not raw either. None of the shapes I am about to describe are sharp edges but more just the general shape. My crystal is somewhat conical and on the base has an ident which perfectly fits the tip of my thumb. I have no idea where I got this so any ideas about why it may be shaped this way are welcome. Thanks :)

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      Kathleen Odenthal 

      5 years ago from Bridgewater

      Thanks Ms Dora! Glad you liked my hub and hope you find a heart crystal soon!

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Kathleen, I'd like to receive a heart-shaped crystal right about now, for all aspects except fertility. Thank you for this information. Voted Up and Beautiful.

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      Kathleen Odenthal 

      5 years ago from Bridgewater

      Thank you! I am just writing away as I learn, because that was always how I learned best. I am so fascinated by all of this that I keep wanting to find out more, then more, then more! I have a feeling this is going to be a long series and I am happy you are here for the journey! :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      This is such an interesting series, Kathleen. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

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      Kathleen Odenthal 

      5 years ago from Bridgewater

      Thanks susi! I am just getting into crystal healing and I am loving all the information I have been finding out!

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      Kathleen Odenthal 

      5 years ago from Bridgewater

      You are quite welcome! I am educating myself in the process of writing these hubs which is something I love about hubpages!

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, I didn't know any of that. Thanks for the education.

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      Susan W 

      5 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Interesting hub Kathleen! I've always taken an interest in crystal healing, I find them very useful. I always bring an amethyst and a Citrine in my pocket for extra energy. They bring good luck too, I feel. Anyway, it was useful to learn about all the different shapes. Shared and voted interesting!


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