ARTEMIS or CANDLE Crystal – Speed Energy To Its Goal

Artemis or Candle CrystalThis week we’re going to talk about Artemis or Candle crystals, which are long thin points with a 6 to 1 ratio (for example: 1 inch wide and 6 inches long, or 1/2 inch wide and 3 inches long, ETC). This is a potentially confusing topic, so I hope this post helps clarify rather than muddy the water.

photo credit NEATSTUFF.NET/AVALONCandle crystals should not be confused with Candle Quartz. Candle Quartz is a crystal which looks a lot like a Cathedral or Lightbrary crystal (see picture, right). Imagine a candle in the shape of a crystal, but with the wick at the base (turn the crystal upside down in your mind, the base at the top with a wick and the point at the bottom). The wax would drip down the sides, in subsequent layers, toward the tip (which is upside down), so when you turned the crystal back upright, it would look like a dripping candle and is called Candle Quartz. (As an aside, there are some really helpful diagrams of a lot of these different crystal types from a mineralogical standpoint (rather than metaphysical) on The Quartz Page, I would highly recommend bookmarking and visiting the site!)

Because Candle Quartz would be easy to confuse with a Cathedral, I will explain both further, and we will get back to talking about Artemis or Candle Crystals in a minute. Here is a graphic comparing the three types which I hope helps clear things up.

compare candle CRYSTAL VS candle QUARTZ VS cathedral

  • An Artemis or Candle Crystal is a long, thin crystal which has a ratio of at least 6 to 1.
  • Candle Quartz is a crystal which looks like a candle with melting wax. The points kind of sprout out of the sides and in fact, are sometimes called “sprouting quartz”.
  • A crystal Cathedral (also called Lightbrary) is a crystal with many small crystals growing parallel and partially embedded in come cases. Notice in the blue pictures, the Candle Quartz has little sprouts coming out at at angle, and the Cathedral has little crystals growing parallel to it.

photo credit Coyote Rainbow Etsy Shop

OK! So now that that is out of the way, we’ll get back to talking about Artemis or Candle Crystals. The Candle in this case, is like a birthday candle (on a small scale) or a taper (on a larger scale). These Artemis or Candle Crystals don’t have to be a certain size, as a matter of fact, they may be quite small (and are sometimes called “Needle Points”) or quite large. The only caveat is that they are at least six times longer than they are wide. You might notice that you don’t see a lot of large, but do see more small, Artemis or Candle crystals, simply because a long thin crystal tends to get broken in the mining process, the larger, longer and thinner break more easily. You might also notice more Artemis or Candle crystals which are cut and polished for the same reason (they might have been a much thicker crystal with damage to the outside, so they are then cut and polished into a longer, thinner point). A crystal polished into a thin point will still have the energy of an Artemis but might not have as much precision to its focus as a crystal which is naturally occurring in this shape.

These crystals are called “Candle” due to their shape, and “Artemis” because they resemble arrows (long and thin). For those of you who might not be familiar with Artemis, she is the Greek Goddess devoted to hunting and nature (among other things). She is most usually depicted wielding a bow and arrows, most often with the arrow pulled back and ready to fire. That is precisely they type of energy these Artemis or Candle crystals have. They focus energy and speed prayers to their goals (like an arrow… shwooop!).

artemis or candle on wand

Because of their shape, they are often worn as jewelry (necklaces and earrings) and are also often used in wands.

And speaking of wands, Artemis or Candle crystals are similar to Laser Wand crystals, but they don’t taper at the end. A Laser Wand may also fit into the description of an Artemis or Candle (if it is 6 to 1 ratio) but a Candle crystal isn’t always a Laser Wand (unless it is also tapered at the top). I used to talk to Artemis when I would dig crystals, and almost every time I would find several of these long, thin Artemis/Candle Crystals. It never failed.

There are different ways you might work with an Artemis/Candle Crystal. You may choose to work with them in a grid, and let the arrow-like energy help speed your grid to its goal. You could choose to work with an Artemis crystal as you would a wand, directing energy to a specific spot like a laser beam. Or you might wear Artemis/Candle crystals which have been made into jewelry and keep the shooting arrow-like energy in mind as you wear them.

This concludes out talk about Artemis or Candle crystals. Next week we’ll discuss Lemurian Seed Crystals.

Here is a recap of the past posts featuring the metaphysical configurations and links to where you might find these various crystal configurations if you decided you might like to work with them:

ARTEMIS or CANDLE CRYSTALS   read blog post

ENHYDRO CRYSTALS     read blog post

RIGHT AND LEFT ACTIVATION WINDOW CRYSTALS (Time Links to Future and Past) purchase Right Activation Window Crystal   purchase Left Activation Window Crystal  read blog post

WINDOW CRYSTALS (Time Links) purchase Window Crystal

TRIGONIC RECORD KEEPERS (Soul Retrieval, Transitions and Knowledge)  purchase Trigonic Record Keeper        read blog post

TRANSMITTER CRYSTALS (Double Up on Channeler Energies, Access Higher Wisdom)  purchase Transmitter crystal   read blog post

SCEPTER CRYSTALS (Give Courage to Take action and Connect us to our “True Self”)  purchase Scepter crystal     read blog post

TWIN SOUL or SOUL MATE (Promote Loving Contact and Togetherness)  purchase Twin Soul or Soul Mate     read blog post

SMOKY QUARTZ (For Grounding and Mood Elevating)  purchase Smoky quartz  read blog post

TABBY or SHEET (Crystals with a flat shape) purchase TABBY crystal    purchase SHEET crystal   read blog post

SELF HEALED (Healing with Persistence and Determination)  purchase Self Healed Crystal     read blog post

RECORD KEEPERS (Messages From the Past/Access Hidden Knowledge)purchase Record Keeper Crystal     read blog post

RAINBOWS (Hope and Optimism) purchase Rainbow Crystal     read blog post

OTHER PHANTOMS: GAS PHANTOMS purchase Gas Phantom crystal  OVERCOAT/SNOW/REVERSE PHANTOMS purchase Overcoat crystal      read blog post

PHANTOM CRYSTALS (Access Past Lives, Embody Patience)  purchase Phantom crystal   read blog post

MANIFESTATION CRYSTAL (Assistance with Attaining Desires)  purchase Manifestation crystal   read blog post

LINEATED FACE CRYSTAL (To Reach Deeper Levels in Meditation) purchase Lineated Face crystal    read blog post

LINEATED SIDE CRYSTAL (To Access Deeper Understanding) purchase Lineated Side crystal    read blog post

LASER WAND (For Extremely Precise Energy Direction)  purchase Laser Wand   read blog post

ISIS FACE (Connect with Goddess Energy) purchase Isis Face crystal     read blog post

INCLUSIONS (Minerals Trapped Within Crystal During Growth) purchase Included crystal    read blog post

KEYS and IMPRINTS (Answers to questions and Adapt During Growth) purchase Key  purchase Imprint   read blog post

GROWTH INTERFERENCE (A Lesson in Adaptation) purchase GROWTH INTERFERENCE    read blog post

GOLDEN HEALERS (for healing applications) purchase GOLDEN HEALER   read blog post

GENERATOR or MERLIN CRYSTALS (For precise, direct, focused energy)  purchase GENERATOR or MERLIN   read blog post

FEMININE, MASCULINE & YIN/YANG CRYSTALS (An anatomy lesson) purchase FEMININE    purchase MASCULINE    purchase YIN/YANG      read blog post

FAIRY FROST & MIRROR FRACTURES (To connect us to Nature Spirits and to care for Mother Earth) purchase crystal with FAIRY FROST     read blog post

FADEN CRYSTALS (For astral travel or connecting) purchase FADEN crystal     read blog post

E.T. CRYSTALS (Access otherworldly beings or boost distant healing) purchase E.T. crystal     read blog post

ETCHED CRYSTALS and SACRED SIGILS (Surface features with special energies.) purchase ETCHED crystal  purchase SIGIL crystal    read blog post

EMPATHIC CRYSTALS (To bring out and amplify compassionate feelings.) purchase EMPATHIC crystal   read blog post

ELESTIAL or ELESTIATED CRYSTAL (To connect with angelic energies.) purchase ELESTIAL crystal   read blog post

EIGHT-SIDED FACE / GROUNDING CRYSTALS (Any time you need to refocus and ground.) purchase EIGHT-SIDED FACE or GROUNDING crystal   read blog post

DRUSY (To assist with ideas or thought forms ready to spring forth and grow such as thoughts or dreams, desires or wishes.) purchase DRUSY    read blog post

DOW or TRANS-CHANNELER CRYSTALS (For divine balance, and a connection with the self and Universal Truth.) Note: Dow crystals are rare, and I don’t always have very many of them. Sometimes the ones I have are Dow by count (7-3-7-3-7-3) but have one large 7-sided face (present as a Channeler) or two large 7-sided faces and one small 7 (present as a Transmitter). If you order one, I will let you know at time of purchase what I have available.  purchase DOW or TRANS-CHANNELER crystal     read blog post

DOUBLE TERMINATED CRYSTALS (Useful in any application in which you want the energy to flow in both directions) purchase DOUBLE TERMINATED crystal    read blog post

DOLPHIN CRYSTAL (To encourage teaching in a loving, fun, joyful way, or alternately, to assist one to enjoy learning) purchase Dolphin crystal   read blog post

CURVED CRYSTAL (To assist with flexibility “go with the flow” or to cleanse or brush your aura)  purchase CURVED crystal    read blog post

CLUSTER CRYSTAL (Raise the vibration in an environment or to assist with group dynamics)  purchase crystal CLUSTER    read blog post

CATHEDRAL or LIGHTBRARY CRYSTAL (Raise your vibrational frequency or access Akashic Records)  purchase CATHEDRAL or LIGHTBRARY crystal    read blog post

CHANNELER or CHANNELING CRYSTAL (To access higher wisdom, guides, other-world beings)  purchase CHANNELER crystal    read blog post

BRIDGE or INNER CHILD CRYSTAL (To help Bridge between worlds or help to access your innermost self)  purchase BRIDGE or purchase INNER CHILD    read blog post

BARNACLE QUARTZ CRYSTAL (Wise energy; ‘new souls’ attracted to ‘old soul’ energy)  purchase BARNACLE    read blog post

See you next week for Lemurian Seed Crystals.

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About Genn

Genn John has been acting as the legs for the Crystal People as the Keeper at Arkansas Crystal Works, an internet-based source for crystals and crystal knowledge, since 1995. Having accepted the honor to be their voice as well, she is the author of Understanding The Crystal People: A Handbook for Lightworkers; a crystal reference book for people who desire to fully understand their connection to the crystal kingdom and who wish to enhance their working knowledge of these majestic beings. Genn has also published a 4 part series of coloring books which are a useful tool for anyone with an interest in learning the anatomical structures of quartz crystals. It features precise, extraordinary hand-drawn designs crafted especially for easy coloring and interactive study. Find the store and more at, or her blog at To connect: email - [email protected], facebook -, Instagram - gennjohn or Twitter @GennJohn.

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