LINEATED SIDES – To Access Deeper Understanding

This week we were going to discuss Lineated Sides and Lineated Faces. Collectively they are referred to as Lineation. To specify where the Lineation occurs, you add “side” or “face”. Because the blog post grew and grew, I have decided to break up the information. This week we’ll cover Lineated Sides and next week we’ll cover Lineated faces. Lineation is simply lines or striations on the sides or faces of crystals. The sides of crystals which have

LASER WAND – For Extremely Precise Energy Direction

This week we’re going to discuss Laser Wand crystals. They fall into the category of “Overall Shape” with Elestials, Curved and Empathic crystals. Laser Wand crystals are thicker at the base than the tip. The termination is usually quite small in comparison to the rest of the point. While the body of the point may not be curved, the edges of the sides are often curved and heavily lineated. Here’s a graphic to help you

ISIS FACE CRYSTALS – Connect to Goddess Energy

This week we’re going to talk about Isis Face crystals. An Isis Face is a symmetrical 5-sided face. They are not always the largest face on the termination, but oftentimes are. Isis face crystals have a distinct look and are easy to spot, but as a reminder, to determine if you have a 5-sided face, you count the edges of the face. Below is a picture from a previous blog post of the parts of a

KEYS and IMPRINTS – Unlock Answers & Adapt During Growth

This week we’re going to discuss Imprints and Keys. Remember we talked about Growth Interference last week, and that it is caused by the introduction of another mineral to the crystal during its growth. Keys and Imprints are caused by crystals being in close proximity to one another as they grow. A Key is created when a crystal pokes into another crystal during its growth. To the left is a visual example of how they are created: Take

GROWTH INTERFERENCE CRYSTALS – A Lesson in Adaptation

Today we’re going to talk about Growth Interference which is a condition in which a crystal changes shapes as it grows due to the presence of another mineral which acts as an obstruction. These shapes might be squares and triangles, and more often than not, it looks like a buzz saw was taken to the crystal. Sometimes there is a little bit of mineral left in part of the crevasses. Here are some crystals with the

GOLDEN HEALER QUARTZ CRYSTAL – For Use In Healing Applications

This week we’re going to discuss Golden Healer quartz crystals. They are quartz crystals that are partially or totally covered with a transparent golden-yellow mineral. The coating ranges from iridescent yellow to rusty dark orange, from total coverage to skippy, partial coverage. This coating doesn’t come off in an acid bath. Often the lightly coated Golden Healers will have rainbow iridescence on the outer layer (like rainbows you see on oil slicks, also called “natural rainbow

GENERATOR or MERLIN CRYSTAL – For Precise, Direct, Focused Energy

Today we’ll be discussing Generator crystals. This is a configuration which falls under the categories of shape and terminations. Generator crystals are also sometimes called Merlin crystals. Generator crystals have six equally sized faces and a centrally located tip. It is very unusual to find such a precise configuration. You may find a point with the energetic qualities of a Generator, but the physical description may not be textbook perfect (the tip may be centrally

FEMININE, MASCULINE & YIN/YANG CRYSTALS – An Anatomy Lesson

Today we’re going to be discussing whether a crystal is feminine, masculine or both (yin/yang). I want to be clear from the beginning, though, we’re only discussing whether a crystal is any of these terms by features, not energy. I am calling this an “anatomy lesson” because basically we’ll be discussing whether a crystal presents physically as masculine (has “man parts”), presents physically as feminine (has “lady parts”) or  presents physically as a mix of

FAIRY FROST & MIRROR FRACTURES – Connect with Nature Spirits, Mother Earth

Today we’re going to talk about Fairy Frost, which falls into the category of internal structures. Crystals with Fairy Frost are sometimes called “Devic”, because they can connect us to Nature Spirits or Deva. Initially the term Fairy Frost might make you think of something on the outer surface of a crystal (frost on the pumpkin, frost in the ground), however it isn’t. Fairy Frost occurs only inside the crystal. Crystals with Fairy Frost have fractures

FADEN CRYSTALS – For Astral Travel or Connecting

This week we’ll be discussing Faden crystals which fall under the category of internal structures. Faden is pronounced “FAH-den”, from the German “faden” meaning thread. These crystals are really difficult for me to photograph (I seem to be photograph-challenged lately) so most of the images aren’t Arkansas Crystal Works photos (photo credit on image). The one to the left is, however. When we talk about Faden crystals, we are actually referring to the Faden LINE,