Crystals in Your House
A quartz crystal cluster sparkling in the window, rhodonite by the phone for patience during difficult conversations, fluorite on the computer—these are a few of the ways visitors to Beyond the Rainbow and Living with Crystals readers use crystals for decoration, energizing, and harmonizing their personal environments.
As some of these suggestions came from people who preferred that their names not be used, I am making all contributions anonymous.
I've divided the uses of crystals by room or other locations. As one reader wrote: "The rule of using crystals in your home is really that there are NO RULES. If you love them, then it is right for you."
I'd like to create an ongoing series of articles about various uses for crystals, so if this article inspires you to send in a suggestion, please do. You can use this link to email Us
Please note: these aren't suggestions specifically related to feng shui. You can see an article on that.
Some General Precautions
Crystals look beautiful in your windows, but some shouldn't be placed in direct sunlight. These include amethyst, rose quartz, kunzite, opal, turquoise, celestite, and fluorite. Have I missed any?
Other crystals shouldn't be placed in water, particularly soft stones such as azurite, malachite, rough chrysocolla, and selenite. Some people feel that calcite shouldn't be placed in water, but I've done so with no negative results.
Again, have I missed any?
Keep very small crystals out of reach of pets and children. The same goes for very breakable crystals (and they all are.)
Crystals by the Computer
- "For when I am waiting for the computer to dial in, or download. Those few moments give me the opportunity to pick up and hold my favourite crystals."
- "I place them in a seashell near my computer - they bring a sense of peace to the work that I do there (personal work or on line readings for friends). And they are pretty ;-)"
"On my desk around my computer are several clear quartz to help dispel the electrical energy of the machine, very effective.
A Beyond the Rainbow Suggestion: I like to keep crystals around my computer for overall balance of energy, especially clear quartz and fluorite. Fluorite, being a mental stone, is particularly helpful in terms of aligning with the mental energies of a computer.
Crystals By the Telephone
- "For those annoying calls where you are put on hold."
- A Beyond the Rainbow Suggestion: Keep crystals by the phone for particular kinds of conversations. Have rose quartz on hand when you need to be loving, rhodonite for patience, clear quartz when you want to make a clear point (no pun intended) without being aggressive, sodalite to prevent confusion about what someone else is saying.
Living Room Crystals
"In the living room I have a very large Amethyst geode, it is the guardian of the house, calm very powerful protective energy. Next to this is a piece of Australian rose quartz, very serene in this space. Further along is a very beautiful statue of Horus (editorial note: an Egyptian god), he has petrified wood, amber and amethyst around him, again acts as a guardian of the house."
- "You can now find many crystals cut into marble-sized spheres. These beauties are even more effective when placed in groups. I have a simple pine corner shelf, which I have hung at 'eye-level'. This makes a lovely display place for my crystal balls and marbles. The smaller marble shapes I sit on curtain rings to keep them still."
Crystals in the Bathroom
- "In my bathroom I have a beautiful soap dish filled with shells, pebbles and crystals, and another beautiful geode placed next to the sink where I wash my hands."
- "I have crystals on my window sills; I usually use clear quartz clusters for this purpose; they help to keep all the energy circulating throughout the house. Keeping crystals in the bathroom is actually a very good idea and the steam doesn't seem to hurt them at all. It helps to keep them on the window sill in there too because they keep things balanced and
Sleep and Dreamtime Crystals
- "Next to my bed are Prehnite, garnets, chrysophase, rutilated quartz and onyx rocks, these are stones I often carry and like to have them close. Under the pillow I have Kyanite for clear, sweet dreams, works for me."
The following stories are from Dreamtime Crystals There are a number of other ideas in this article.
- I put my stone [angelite] under my pillow the last two nights and really got a good night's sleep (because of my arthritis I haven't slept a whole night in the last years). So you can imagine that I'm already very fond of this stone!
- The same night I received it [angelite], I had a very positive dream about the coming of the new millennium. I'd never had such a dream before, but on the other hand, I'd never slept with angelite under my pillow before, either. I also had my Herkimer, amethyst and moonstone keeping it company.
All Over the House
- Bowls of tumbled stones are a fun way of relieving stress. I like to be creative and make patterns with them on my dining room table!
- Bowls of crystals by the front door- for guests to choose one on their way home as a gift.
- In my own room, I have my healing crystals, but also many who give beauty, colour and energy to the space. I also have a rose quartz fountain and the mix of water and crystals and sound improves the feel of any room we place it. The cats like to have a drink of the charged water, funny to watch.
A Beyond the Rainbow Suggestion: If you have a fountain—with or without crystals (although we prefer those with them)—you can add crystals (see above for crystals that dissolve in water), pocket totems, and small statues, to create a special atmosphere.
Garden and Plant Crystals
Many readers agree that crystals planted in a garden and in or among potted plants are good for our flowering friends. Here are some specific examples.
- A visitor wrote: "I would like to share my experience with crystals. For the whole of April, May, June, July, and August I have been putting rose quartz and clear quartz crystals in a jug and filling with water and then leaving in the sunlight. I then will water all my plants and gardens with this elixir and results have been phenomenal. My plants were vigourous and produced more fruit than others who had planted near mine. Of course I also talk to my garden on a regular basis but I believe the crystals had the perfect vibration of love and light to keep them happy.
- Another reader likes to place a couple of crystals in a glass jar among the plants (remembering to change the water regularly).
- This reader writes: I like to keep some crystals in my garden too. Some are nestled around the fountain and others around my pot plants. It is lovely to sit in my special place in the garden, surrounded by nature in all of its glory! Some people say the fairies take them away - but I have been lucky, because my fairies only stop and look!
A Beyond the Rainbow Story: For ten years our plants had grown happily in pots, with only a few occasions when squirrels had decided the loose soil made an ideal nut bank. One spring, several mornings in a row one of us would come out on the deck to find several potted plants de-potted and dirt strewn everywhere.
We'd used a new kind of fertilizer this year, and I suspected it contained some kind of squirrel perfume. Knowing that, however, didn't solve our problem with the crazed rodents. I came up with the perfect solution. We had pounds of off-sized tumbled and rough stones from our retail store in Manhattan. I covered the surface of every pot with different stones.
What began as a defensive maneuver ended up being a source of great beauty and pleasure. A red begonia plant was surrounded with chunks of rough chrysocolla. Orange calcite adorned a yellow gerbera. Assorted tumbled stones surrounded geraniums of several colors, and a deep purple petunia rose among calcites and rose quartz from Ireland (and our personal collection).
Not everyone has that many crystals on hand but you can get a similar effect by using more common stones and pebbles and accenting these with a few tumbled stones. And if you'd like to get the full effect, we do sell tumbled stones by the pound.
More ideas? I'll be glad to add them to my collection and into a new article.
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