CRYSTALS AND OUR PETS AND PLANTS

Rockwell's kitty and Orgonite pyramid

Rockwell’s kitty and Orgonite pyramid

Today we’re going to discuss the different ways we might work with crystal to increase the vibration of our non-human family (and how they likewise might enjoy these interactions). We’ll talk about cats, dogs, fish, birds, plants and trees…

CATS AND DOGS

Cats and dogs react to crystals in different ways. For example, my friend Renee has a bowl of crystals that her cat likes to touch. She said it uses its little paw and moves them gently here to there.

Many people to which I send crystals talk about their cats climbing into the box in which the crystal was shipped. This might not be such a big deal, considering cats and their propensity to sit in random boxes, but they say the cat seems more interested than usual in the crystal boxes. I’m sure they feel the shift in vibration the crystal has created in the space during their travel to their new home.

I have also heard stories from customers who have had their cats and dogs pick the crystal up in their mouths and carry them off after opening their crystal orders. I once visited a friend with a medium sized dog and when I showed him the crystal I had in my pocket, he nuzzled it in my open hand, then grabbed it and ran with it to his bed.

Ody the crystal digger

Ody the crystal digger

Crystals are also great to use for pet therapy for healing, protection and energy. I have rubbed my pets with a crystal, infusing them with both the crystalline energy and Reiki. To keep the energy flowing continuously, I have also sewn crystals onto the collar of my little Chihuahua friend, Ody (the crystal digger), pictured right.

Other than applying a crystal directly to your pet, you can also place crystals in and around pet beds; even in water bowls.

There are some (common sense) things to consider if you decide to use crystals around your beloved pets in their beds or in or near water dishes.

  • Make sure the crystal is large enough that your pet isn’t going to accidentally ingest it, especially larger pets with smaller crystals. Obviously small dogs aren’t as likely to lap up a larger crystal, but it still bears mentioning.
  • If you are using them in or near water bowls, make sure that the crystals are clean of any acid residue that may be present from the cleaning process. If you aren’t 100% sure how clean a crystal is, for safety’s sake, setting the crystal near rather than in the bowl is a better idea.
  • Ensure that the crystal you choose to work with your pet doesn’t have broken or sharp edges that might cut curious licking tongues, sniffing noses or tender paws! Remember pets explore their surroundings with noses and mouths.

Crystals and your plantsBesides working with our crystal friends in a pet’s water dish, consider these other options: What about crystal in our own drinking water, or in the water for our plants or even fish?

Crystals in flower beds

Crystals in flower beds

PLANTS

Both indoor and outdoor plants and trees benefit from crystal. Besides it being a beautiful addition, the increase in vibration helps plants grow and thrive.

You can put crystal into your watering container to charge the water you give your indoor plants.

We also have buried and placed crystal points and chunks around the soil of all our potted plants to help increase their growth and energy.

TREES

Clusters placed around the base of trees are helpful energetically; besides being beautiful to look at, the crystals may also draw fairies and elementals!

You may hang crystals in your trees for your own pleasure, to attract fairies and elementals and also for the tree spirit itself. I make mobiles out of wire-wrapped crystals, beads and driftwood and hang them in my trees.

FISH

Do you have pet fish?

Crystal can be a beautiful and healthy addition to a fish tank. You need to beware, however, that crystal is often cleaned with acid, making it pretty and rust free. So, if you’re putting crystal into drinking water or into a fish tank, be sure to use crystal that has been cleaned with water only (no acid). In a fish tank, I would even be wary of using soap. Please don’t drop a newly acquired crystal, or cluster, into your fish tank thinking you will be helping your fish with the healing properties of quartz (which would be a great idea) if you are using crystal which may have residual bits of acid on it (which would NOT be a great idea). The same goes for your own drinking water.

If it is a single point that doesn’t have a lot of crevasses, I would think that a crystal previously cleaned in acid would be safe to use if you cleansed it with a brush and rinsed it very well before putting it into your drinking water. However, a better alternative is to place the crystal near, but not into, the water. This is the safest bet, especially where our fish friends are concerned.

Placing a crystal in or near water, especially if you program that crystal for a specific intent, such as health, energy, etc., will help to raise the water’s vibration.

Daisy the Umbrella Cockatoo

Daisy the Umbrella Cockatoo

BIRDS

Misty the African Grey

Misty the African Grey

If you have birds, crystals can be placed on or near their cage to add calming, higher vibration energy to them.

My cockatoo, Daisy, who is especially high-strung, has a semi-permanent grid on top of her cage. A semi-permanent grid is one which stays in place but is easily moved or rearranged. As a reminder, here is a link to a post on crystal grids.

For Daisy’s grid, I used several different types of stones for various energies. I have some clear quartz chunks to increase vibrations, rose quartz for love, amethyst clusters for calm and polished selenite for angelic and calming energies.

A WORD OF CAUTION

Important to note in all of these crystal applications: Don’t forget to be sure to consider how your particular non-human friend interacts with their environment before introducing a new gemstone into their realm. For example, in Daisy’s crystal grid, I chose polished, rather than raw, selenite, because raw selenite is a very soft stone that chips, flakes and slivers easily. Daisy’s curious beak would be very interested in raw selenite and could be quite dangerous to her. Avoid potential tragedy by being mindful. When in doubt, err on the side of caution.

IN SUMMARY

Remember what I said in previous posts about crystal broadcasting on many different channels in many different languages? It doesn’t just apply to the different ways humans communicate and understand, but also to other beings and how they interact with their world through vibration.

We have determined that crystals help us to access Spirit Guides, Angels and Elementals, as well as to connect with our animal and plant friends. I believe that crystal naturally speaks the language of each of these beings. Think of all the ways crystal might assist and interact with our non-human friends and share the love!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post about how we might work with crystals with our beloved pets. Do you have stories to share about your non-human family and how they interact with your Crystal Family? I’d love to hear them. Share your stories below! I’ll leave you with a collage of a few of my furry and feathered family members, past and present:

Beloved pets

Beloved pets

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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 www.arkansascrystalworks.com, or her blog at www.crystalgenn.com. To connect: email - genn@arkansascrystalworks.com, facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ArkansasCrystalWorks, Instagram - gennjohn or Twitter @GennJohn.

8 Responses to CRYSTALS AND OUR PETS AND PLANTS

  1. Linda Thompson says:

    I would not advise people to put crystals in drinking water. Some crystal waters can be toxic depending on what is in them. Some have mercury, copper and other metals not good for consumption. Also some crystals will break down from water. Some will even form rust. You have to investigate the properties of the particular crystal before doing this otherwise you may just kill your pet or make it sick. I would think having a crystal nearby would be enough to charge the water. Please do your homework before trying this.

    • Genn says:

      Hey Linda! I agree completely. This article applies only to QUARTZ crystal. I was remiss in the writing of it and didn’t insert “quartz” in front of “crystal” (which in hindsight I should have done, for clarity). Thanks for pointing out this very important distinction!

  2. Marie says:

    I was in my livjngroom on my phone. My pup started barking at the corner of the ceiling then darted back and forth like someone wss playing with her. She then ran in to my bedroom (out of an abalone shell full of crystals next to my bed) and came out with my raw amethyst in her mouth and dropped it in the middle of the floor. After that there was no more barkjng, playing, she was calm. Following that, she never again behaved that way or grabbed any of my other crystals. What could this mean?

    • Genn says:

      Hey Marie! What a cool story! I imagine there are any number of speculations one might make on what happened and why, but your pup, the amethyst and whomever/whatever was in the corner are the only ones who know for certain, I suppose! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Marissa says:

    I recently bought a choker style necklace with a raw clear quartz crystal pendant. I had not cleaned or charged or set its intention until 1 night ago on the full moon. I removed past intention, set new intention letting the crystal sit over night in sea salted water in glass bowl. Next morning took out crystal and wore it all day. My cat cannot stay away from it. He climbs to me to sniiff it and even gave the necklace a nibble! Here he is again too. He came up just now from another room and climbed to me on the couch and is just captured by it. Its 5am here and quite dark still in our home. There are no light prisms bouncing to entice my pet cat. Just a curious pet kitty who seems to be attracted to my recently charged crystal quartz pendant. Pretty cool!

  4. Diana says:

    Hi Genn,
    I have a story to share about cats and crystals. Back in the late summer of 2007, I rescued 2 kittens off the street: brother (black domestic) and sister (yellow tabby domestic). The girl kitty, Mia, has always been interested in my crystals, moving them around, etc. Sometime in mid 2008, I noticed that my rose quartz crystal orb kept disappearing from my coffee table – I would find it anywhere in the living room. The floor was carpeted, but I was concerned that the orb would be damaged by dropping from the coffee table to the floor. I always talk to my cats, and after 3 or 4 “rearrangements”, I decided to just keep the orb on the floor. But I kept asking them what was so important that the orb had to be on the floor. So one night, I was watching TV and caught Mia approaching out of the corner of my eye. She made certain I was watching her and then laid down by the rose quartz orb, with the orb between her sets of legs by her tummy. She lifted her head and looked at me — she wanted me to see this. She then laid her head down on the floor and started moving the orb with her hind feet. When she got it spinning at the speed she wanted, she just let it spin between her legs. When the orb got too slow, she would start moving it again with her hind feet. It was quite a show and probably lasted for 10 or 15 minutes. When she was finished, she lifted her head and looked at me as if to say “THIS is why it is important for the orb to be kept on the floor.” She is now a wise old cat queen of 10 years and when we bring new crystals into the house, she definitely checks them out, but she isn’t spinning crystal orbs these days, or at least not while I’m around. Love and peace.

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