Have you ever noticed that not all crystals are created equal? Some are super raw + organic shaped with magical edges and points, while others are super sleek and clean, almost look machine made? I investigated that matter + found the differences most interesting + actually key to crystal use, read below for the full scope!

Double vs/ Single Terminated Crystals

Unlike Single Terminated Crystals that grow out of rock, Double Terminated Crystals form in clay, which is a much softer medium which allows the crystal to form two points instead of just one.  While Single Terminated Crystals focus and amplify energy in one direction, Double Terminated Crystals are known to simultaneously absorb and transmit energy in both directions.  This property can be used for multiple purposes.  Intention is key whenever one is working with crystals, so please keep this in mind as you read the information below.

Where a Single Terminated Crystal can send energy or chi from one chakra to the next, the Double Terminated Crystal has the capacity of exchanging energy between the chakras, clearing out blockages and bringing in a greater balance and stability.  Placing a Double Terminated Crystal somewhere in between the Third-Eye and Throat Chakras, for example, will help one to learn how to express intuitive insights to others.  This double-directional transfer of energy can also introduce or enhance stability in all the subtle energy systems of the body.  The Double Terminated Crystal can also help one to find balance in the world as well.

Balance Energy Between 2 People

Another great use for the Double Terminated Crystal is balancing energies between two people.  This is especially effective in personal relationships that are experiencing conflict.  Meditations can be done with a willing partner, placing the Double Terminated Crystal between you both, to transfer energies back and forth.  This effect will help to enhance empathy, compassion, and understanding between the two parties, as long as both are truly interested in the resolution of conflicts.  This process may also enhance the bond experienced between two people.

Double Terminated Crystals can also help those who are struggling with internal and external paradoxes to find the balance between these so-called opposites.  Meditation with a Double Terminated Crystal on the Crown or Third-Eye Chakra will help to bring a recognition of the purpose for any troubling contradictions one might be encountering, and will also aid in the resolution of those conflicts with an understanding that they are two parts of the whole.  Double Terminated Crystals will balance the yin and yang energies, and the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

Give + Take

One thing to consider regarding your question is that it is not healthy to always pull energies in, and that there should be a regular give and take of energies, just as there is a regular exchange of air during breathing.  This ensures that energies taken in do not stagnate in the subtle bodies, and eventually transmute into a negative vibration.  Also, there must be a release of old energies in order to make room for new, incoming energies.

I want to express that a Double Terminated Crystal Pendant would be worn in the up and down position, which will naturally move chi in an up and down motion, and not away or toward you.  A pendant of this type will act to enhance the movement of energy between the chakras, helping to clear away blockages and enhance flow.  If you currently wear a Single Terminated Crystal, it is most likely drawing energy in one direction, so if points down, for example, it will be pulling energy down from your upper chakras, into your lower chakras.  This is not necessarily a bad thing, if you are wanting to bring intuition or insights from the Crown and Third-Eye Chakras down into the Heart, for example.  However, you might want to reverse this at some point, so you don’t end up with a back up in the lower chakras later.

Clear + Set Intentions First

Before initiating any work with Double Terminated Crystals, or any crystals for that matter, it is important to remember to clear them, and set an intention in advance.  This is done by cleansing and then programming the crystal with your desires before it is used for your purpose.  This would include the Double Terminated Crystal that is to be worn as a pendant or kept in a pocket. Source | Healing Crystals



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