An image of boats and the ocean displayed in a crystal ball expresses the mystery surrounding the use of quartz crystal to tell the future.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Crystal Ball Reading

 My goal today is to explain everything you need to know about Crystal Balls and Crystal Ball Readings. If you are considering having a reading with a practitioner or you’re thinking of pursuing this art for yourself, I have the information you will need to get started. If you are considering a session with me, this information will give you an idea of what to expect when we talk.

Why Do people Work With Crystals

 Healers work with Crystals because they take energy in, transmute it, in a way specific to the type of crystal, and then release that energy back out into the environment. This is why amethyst is good for balancing and removing blockages in the chakras, while Jasper is used for protection. Quartz Crystal is wonderful for storing and amplifying energy without creating additional distortion. This is why psychics use quartz for Scrying. It’s also why quartz wouldn’t be as effective for healing as other crystals are.

In Order to conduct a reading with a crystal ball, you must first have a quartz crystal ball.

This seems obvious but there are a lot of con artists out there using large poured glass balls. The balls are stunning but useless!

As a psychic practitioner, I have a variety of tools at my disposal. Like any other craftsman, I need to be proficient in the use of my tools before I start using them on client projects.

The crystal ball captured my imagination from an early age and I wanted one for a long time before I was able to buy one. Then it took me about a year of working with my crystal before I was willing to rely on it for client work.

Every Crystal Ball is different in the way it feels to it’s user. I have about 10 crystal balls in my collection today but I’ve only worked consistently with two of them. When you scry it requires an energy connection between the quartz and the scrier. You can’t force the connection or assume that it will just be there. Buying a crystal ball isn’t like ordering a deck of tarot cards. You need to find your match. 

What kind of Crystal Ball Works Best For Scrying

My first Crystal ball was quite large and it had a good inclusion  right in the middle. I used this ball for about 6 years. 

Back then we owned a metaphysical store.  I got a call one afternoon from my Rock and Crystal whole seller who told me that she had had a large crystal ball come in. She was sure it was for me. I was quite happy with my crystal ball at the time so I wasn’t really interested in getting another one. 

My supplier insisted on shipping the ball to me so that I could have a look. The new ball was about 5mm smaller in diameter than the crystal ball I was currently using. This ball was about the size of a softball but I felt an instant connection to it the moment I picked it up. 

We clicked like two old friends meeting again after a long time. The crystal felt alive in my hands and the energy was intense. It was much easier to read.  I can’t describe it, but we fit well together. It was the difference between dial up and high speed.

After 20 plus years, It’s still the only crystal ball in my collection that I use for work.   It’s interesting that I can tell when one of my kids is handling it without permission, as they are holding it, in real time, even if I’m not home. That’s how strong our connection is. My crystal ball is happy.

Some Crystals Are Healthier Than Others When They Are Taken From The Wild

What I’ve come to understand from working with crystals is that some crystals are healthier than others when they are taken from the wild. Crystals can be excessively damaged in the cut and polish process. This is why ( when it makes sense) I always prefer uncut, untumbled, rock and crystals for energy work.  Every cut has its cost. 

I’ve read with raw quartz crystal, it’s different than reading the round processed ball shape.  Energy moves differently in it’s natural state.  Given the choice though, I prefer to work with the round polished ball shape. It’s easier to pack, clean and charge.  A Quartz crystal ball about the size of a tenis ball or a baseball is my favorite size to work with. Just remember that bigger isn’t always better but they cost a lot more. Larger crystal balls need more energy to build up. This means you have to hold them longer to get the same effects that you would get from a smaller ball.  Smaller pieces lack the room for the energy to spread out and flow making it harder to understand what you’re looking at. When you’re just starting out and you have the time to charge it properly, a larger ball is going to be easier to connect with.,

Don't Purchase A Crystal Ball Without Holding It First

If you’re going to purchase a crystal ball for scrying purposes, don’t buy it without being able to hold it, or return it. Be careful about ordering online, there are a lot of inferior products out there. The sizes they post can be misleading. I can show you a lovely ball from China that I paid $300 for and its pure junk. I use it for display, it’s a nice paper weight. The quality of quartz varies so you want to make a qualified decision. Use a reputable dealer and avoid Ebay unless it’s coming from an online estate sale.

Quartz crystal in its natural state absorbs energy, stores it, and then amplifies it back out into the environment. This property of quartz is why they use it to make computer chips. Amethyst, rose quartz or smokey quartz, all distort the energy as they absorb or release it. This is why these stones are used for healing and meditiation. This is why they don’t work for scrying.

Poured glass or reconstituted quartz, is not a crystal ball, its a toy. Anyone who tells you differently doesn’t know what they’re talking about. 

To scry you need a quartz crystal ball with minimal inclusions. The best inclusions are flat and flow across the ball in one direction. Energy needs a point to build up from and the inclusions provide that foundation. Pay attention to where those inclusions are and consider the space above them. If you’re looking at a ball with no inclusions, it’s poured glass. Good inclusions look like mirror or rainbows as they reflect light in the ball. 

My Quartz crystal ball after it has been cleaned and it is sitting on a quartz base. It is ready to show me what the future holds.
My Crystal Ball is fairly large, about the size of a baseball. There are a few inclusions with about 40% clear viewing area. The inclusion on the bottom looks like a rainbow and is very reflective. It makes a great surface for energy to build up on. My base is also quartz and I bath it between uses with the ball.

How To Prepare A Crystal Ball For Scrying

In order to work with a Crystal Ball it must first be clean. As someone who works big trade show events with ten people or more on my waiting list at any given time, I can tell you that this is the worst part about using this tool. Running across trade show floors to get to the bathroom so that I can bathe a ball sucks up time. If you go for a Crystal Ball Reading and the practitioner doesn’t first clean the ball, leave.

Anyone who works with crystals will tell you that they should be cleansed and then charged before using. Burrying the crystal in dirt isn’t recommended. The earth will take back the crystal and as much as you dig, you won’t find it again. If you want to use earth for cleansing, use a pot of soil to be safe and expect to leave it there for three days to a week. I’ve never found smudging worked well on crystals, sunlight can cause bleaching and is again, a long process. So I use water. 

If the water is too warm or too cold, it can cause inclusions or cracks in the ball that are caused from shock. I practiced with cheaper uncut quartz crystals in the begining to figure out what temperature was safest for my quartz. It only takes a minuite or two under running water to clear most energies.

After you bath a ball, it will look for something to absorb. The quicker you can get the ball into the hands of your client the better. I always wrap my freshly cleaned crystal ball in a towel so that I’m not touching it directly. 


The Second Step To Preparing A Crystal Ball For Scrying, Is To Charge The Ball

This takes about 4-7 minuites. It takes some planning but I usually have my client hold the bare crystal ball in their hands while I work with a different client. When you hold the ball, don’t think about other people. Just relax and breathe. You can think about questions you want answered but don’t allow yourself to consider the outcomes. You don’t want to put your fantasy into the ball. The more you relax and empty your mind the better the energies you will use to charge the ball.

The more time you take to charge the ball the easier it will be to work with. If your not asked to charge the ball before the practitioner looks at it, suspect a scam. I won’t do Crystal Ball readings over the phone but I know very good practitioners who do. I just prefer other tools for that. In this instance the practitioner charges the ball immediately before the session. It would take them the same time or more to charge the ball for you, its a gift that I don’t have so I can’t speak to how that process is done. I do know that it is not an instantaneous process, it takes time and focus.

In Order To Read A Crystal Ball, It Requires More Than Glancing At It

I use my crystal ball when I’m trying to see something that I can feel but can’t quite wrap words around. Sometimes when I’m working with someone who has passed away and they can’t fully connect with me, the ball can help amplify their energies. Someone still has to hold and charge the ball though.

The Crystal Ball is great for working with people who are afraid of Tarot. These people can be even more freaked out when you just read them without tools. I find the ball relaxes my clients and I am frequently suprised at the things that come up in it.  It’s a lot like a tea cup reading and it can be a lot more, it just depends on what the client needs.

How Do You Read A Crystal Ball

What I see in the crystal ball is a combination of color, symbols and movement. Sometimes the pictures are quite clear. Images can be quite detailed or very symbolic. It can be like reading smoke signals in that, the image gets strong and then fades or morphs into something else again. I like to look at my ball from different angles, where I am looking is not always the front side of the message. This could be different for everyone, I can only speak from my own experience as scrying is like painting. Everyone has their own technique.

A crystal ball is the perfect gift for a child struggling with their own clairvoyance and intuitive abilities. I’ve had students work with a ball and then go on to see auras. The crystal work helped them to open the required chakras and to overcome fears. It gave them the focus and direction needed to occupy the mind so that the intuitive could open and take over during the session.  A crystal ball can give the illusion of control. With practice and respect, you can learn control over and gain confidence in your gifts.


Scrying Is A Combination Of A Focused Mind And A Meditative State Working Together In Harmony

Any type of information can come from a crystal ball and you will get bits and pieces of everything if you don’t ask for specifics. This is done in the charging process and it is very important at the beginning of a practitioner’s study that they learn how to focus the ball as they read it. In this way they can get the answers that they seek. A Crystal ball requires tuning to be used effectively. Tuning is just a process of developing a language between you and your quartz. Scrying is then just the process of receiving and decrypting the messages you recieve in the ball. Each person’s language is unique to them and their life experience. 


Should We Share?

The Crystal ball must be held so that the energy in your hands can go into the ball. This picture shows energy coming from a woman hands
A crystal ball acts as an amplifier so that it is easier for you to process the energy within the ball. You must still learn how to process that energy.

To Clarify, the Crystal ball is like a telephone and the energies that go into it and come from it, are not a result of the quartz having a conciousness like a sentient being does. The language you are learning is between you and Universe. It is about how YOU lock in and process that energy. The Crystal ball is like a set of training wheels that you use while you are learning to focus and build the feeling of how being in balance feels. Quartz amplifies energy.

To say you have a good connection with your ball is to say that it amplifies energies really well at a frequency that you are sensitive enough to connect with. The Scrier and her ball are attracted like atoms of energy to each other so they work synergistically together. There is less friction, there is more flow. They come to be in tune with each other. 

For this reason I do not recommend sharing a ball with someone else. Your Crystal Ball is a personal part of your spiritual practice. Your study and practice of the Crystal Ball reaches beyond the time you spend with it. It will come to feel like a part of you, it can feel like an extension of your self. Like all tools, if you use it with care, you can eventually grow beyond it. You just won’t want to leave it behind.

As with all psychic gifts and tools, my work begins with a prayer of protection for both myself and my client. 

What Will I learn From A Crystal Ball Reading

To ask this question is normal but using a crystal ball is like drawing with a pencil, it can be whatever you want it to be. When I use my ball for clients, I ask specific questions and I lead the ball to give me the answers. I as the practitioner lead the conversation but there are frequently surprises that come up.

I begin by taking a good look at your energy and then I target the areas that I think are most important for you. Usually its relationship, career and family. Sometimes its health, a trip or a crisis that the client is focused on. I work at pulling the details from the ball and building out the description of your next 10-12 months. If you are adding Tarot to a crystal ball reading we look for other things or I use the ball to really dig into core issues. I frequently use the ball to cover spiritual issues and for soul growth coaching. It always begins with charging the ball and the question that I focus on or ask.

When I am done, you can ask any questions that you may have. This way we (our guides and angels) make sure that you get what you need and what you think you came for.

What I love about a crystal ball reading is that all of the images are specific to you, it’s not like a tarot reading where the cards look the same for every client. Your energies create the images, your passion gives them depth and colour. Scrying is a visually creative art, unique to the person who charged the ball. I have seen the most breathtaking images in my ball.

If you have never had a crystal ball reading, you should. It is different from the traditional tarot. Clients tell me that they feel like they are participating more in the session, so for them it’s more exciting.

What Should You Do Next

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If your interested in learning how to read a crystal ball, you should check out my article on “How to Develop Your Intuition”. It’s actually set up to run as a mini course. A couple of times a year I run a Facebook group, we do exercises and discuss my YouTube videos on the various topics covered within the article. If you would like to know when things like this happen, please join my mailing list and I will keep you posted. I also have a Podcast coming where I discuss how to live in balance using spiritual truth.

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