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How to use Crystal Geodes

two women holding purple amethyst geodesHave you ever cracked into a boring looking rock only to find a wonderful world of sparkling crystals? You've found a geode! Find out what you can do with these wonderful gemstones. 

From geological facts to metaphysical healing properties, your crystal geode guide is ready to infuse you with knowledge.

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Can geodes benefit you?

If one or more of the following statements vibrates with you, geodes can benefit you:

  • You seek protection from unwanted energies

  • You want to create a crystal cave

  • You want to create balanced Feng Shui in your space

  • You want to connect with divine spirit within

What is so special about geodes?

Geodes are special because they are natural wonders of the earth. They are rocks that look ordinary on the outside, but once you slice through the hollow stone, you will find a spectacular world or gemstones inside. 

No two Geodes are alike, and they are not all one color either. They could have bands of different shades that are totally different in color; for example, blue and pink or light purple to dark purple.

What is the difference between a cluster and a geode?

Clusters are crystal points that grow from a common base. They are like a city of light, sparkling in their beauty; some taller, some smaller, but in all growing harmoniously together.

Geodes are hollow volcanic stones, growing with spectacular crystals within the deceptively dull exterior. Geodes are sliced open to reveal magnificent crystal caves; a mind boggling experience of how Mother Nature creates her masterpieces. 

Sheila's personal experiences with geodes

These days our boxed houses are far from living in the fantastical world of a crystal cave, but dreams are still alive and we can surround ourselves with clusters and geodes and minerals from the magical realm.

I have a gigantic cluster at my doorway, a mysterious agate geode in the mancave, a five-pointed mineral in the bedroom; just a few of Mother Nature's creations surrounding my oh-so-civilized life. Although it might be difficult to live in a city of stones, it is not difficult to bring a sparkling essence of healing crystals within our homes.

How do I use geodes in healing?

Geodes are excellent to use in healing sessions because they are all about the inner work. While your outside shell may be earthly and ordinary, your inside shines with spirituality. Geodes represent your whole being, inside and out. 

Here are a few ways to use your crystal geodes for your healing practice:

  • Grid geodes in the four corners of your room and create a modern day crystal cave

  • Place geodes facing the front door to attract only wanted guests

  • Meditate with your geode to funnel your thoughts into a cave of relaxation

  • Place your smaller crystals in your geode to cleanse and charge their energies

  • Surround your garden with geodes for a magical vibration

  • Balance the Feng Shui in your room with tall geodes

  • Write your manifestation goals on a piece of paper and place it in your programmed geode

amethyst geode

How are geodes formed?

Have you ever wondered what geodes were made of? Why they form the way they do? 

Geodes start as a hollow bubble within a forming rock. There are many speculations of why they are hollow in the middle, but the best known reasons is that possibly the bubble is formed because air gets trapped inside of a volcanic rock. As the rock cools it hardens around the bubble. 

The water that moves through the bubbles is filled with minerals. This mineral-rich water leaves the ingredients for crystals to form. Crystals form in layers of the bubble, clinging to the sides of the rock like a cave.

This process doesn't happen over night. 

How many years does it take to make a geode?

It takes geodes many years to form depending on the size and the conditions that the stone is under.

If it's a small geode, it could be thousands of years. If it's a large geode it could take millions of years of water passing through the hollow rock at different times in order for crystals to build up. 

How can I tell if a rock is a geode?

If you are wondering if you have a rock or a geode, here are some tips to tell before you start smashing all of your suspect stones. 

1. Geodes only form in particular areas. While other crystal formations may be found in all kinds of conditions worldwide, geodes are known to exist only in certain locations. So if you know where your rock came from or if you are going out searching for geodes yourself, make sure to research the area first. 

2. Geodes always have a rocky surface. They are full of bumps and dips. They are never smooth. 

3. You may hear rattling within your rock. Some crystals may have come loose from the hollow wall. This is a good indication that you may have a geode. 

4. Geodes are usually lighter in weight than the solid version of the rock. So find relatively similar rocks and compare the weight. 

And, if you are still unsure, here are tips on Mineral Identification

What is geode jewelry?

Geode jewelry is created with small geodes or pieces of a large geode. Crystal geodes usually form on the larger size, so to make them ideal for jewelry, they are sliced into small raw stones or polished into smooth cabochons. You can find geode slices in earrings, necklaces, pendants, and even bracelets. 

What if you lived in a crystal cave?

If you lived in a crystal cave, you would always be surrounded by positive energy. You would hang my jacket on the point of a crystal cluster. You would receive your light from the reflection of a rainbow inclusion. The shiny planes within a crystal formation would be your entertainment. Ah, that is what life would be like living in a crystal cave.

Perhaps we did live in crystal caves before? As cave men and cave women? In our past lives? In the elusive lost city of Atlantis?

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