Create a Crystal Garden
Bringing the healing energy of crystals into your garden not only increases and enhances the energy vibrations of your garden, it will make your plants sing too…
The powerful, healing effect of gemstones and crystals, is not only beneficial for the individual who invokes and internalises their special qualities, they work also to absorb and transmit those qualities you wish to bring to your outer environment too, namely your garden. Being the aesthetic treasures they are, they add enormous beauty and, of course, wonderful focal points of interest. Plants are well known to respond to subtle energies such as words and music and, therefore, bringing the harmonious effects of crystal energy into your garden will revive, reinvigorate and encourage growth in your plants, flowers and trees.
Crystals are conceived deep within Mother Earth. As volcanic eruptions bring magma to the earth’s surface, so they bring with it the minerals and gasses which are essential ingredients for the development of crystals. As this magma cools and starts to solidify and harden, the atoms begin to bond with each other. This determines the composition and shape of the crystals being formed.
You will find that the same types of crystal that comes from different parts of the world will not all have the same shade of colour or give off the same vibration, though their healing properties will stay the same. Crystals are also influenced by the magnetic field of the earth and this field varies from place to place. Some people find they are drawn to crystals from a specific country. This is because crystals were exposed to different conditions and energies from the earth at the time they were being formed. Here, one must go with your inner feeling and use the crystals you are drawn to, even though it may not be the most attractive or flawless. Use the ones that are in tune with you.
Quartz crystals with their unique ability to receive, contain, project, refract and reflect light vibrate to a very high and exact rate that is beneficial to the whole planet. Here we take a look at three of the most popular quartz crystals, their qualities and how they can be used in your garden space to create just the right effect and feeling…
Crystals with a milk base that gain more clarity as they reach the terminated point symbolise our path from being in a cloudy and dull state of consciousness as we progress to a higher, clearer state of consciousness.
Clear quartz helps to give a clear picture to those that are confused and need direction in life. When worn, it works as a mental energiser that protects the aura and amplifies the person’s energy field. The clear white light they vibrate, contains all the colours of the spectrum and so brings a stimulating vibration and re-energises and uplifts.
Clear quartz is also closely linked to the moon. Their energies peak at full moon and slowly fade until the new moon. Clear Quartz cancels the harmful effects of radiation and is good for vertigo, skin, digestive, kidney and bladder disorders.
Use in your garden: Placing Clear Quartz at the entrance to your garden will work for the good of all and bring a good Yang (male) energy to often overly feminine inclined gardens, balancing and protecting these subtle energy frequencies. Place near/under plants that are in dark corners or places where little sunlight is received at the time of full moon to maximise its healing effect.
This translucent, opaque, white-form of quartz is calming and reassuring for those who worry a lot. Used to reduce tension, Milky Quartz also keeps the mind clear and focused and helps it to retain information. Possessing the Yin (female) energy, Milky Quartz is a wonderful pacifier and can be used in times of disturbances on all the physical, mental and emotional levels.
Use in the garden: Best placed near water, the receptive energies of this crystal assist water plants to retain the year-round vigour. Keeping the crystal near water will also help to keep the crystals naturally cleansed.
This sometimes transparent off-white, pink to dark rose pink crystal is closely linked to the Heart chakra. It helps with self love, brings about inner peace, tranquillity and helps heal wounds on the subtle level. Breaking down the walls we tend to build around ourselves, Rose Quartz is good for attracting romantic partners and bringing peace to our relationships. A dispeller of negativity, Rose Quartz also releases toxins from the body and is excellent for heart and lung conditions.
Use in the garden: Because of their wonderful overall beneficial qualities, it is suggested to place as many Rose Quartz crystals in the garden as possible. Generously scatter them in places where extra soil and plant nourishment is needed and watch your garden come back to life again. They will imbue your garden with peaceful energy and invite and introduce new bird and animal life to your ecosystem. Offset the energy of plants that encroach on others with these crystals and also those that just need an extra little love.
Smokey Quartz, Tangerine Quartz and Rutilated Quartz are other suggestions for Quartz crystals that stimulate growth and expansion and can all be used in the garden to protect, heal and nourish. Gemstones like Obsidian, Jasper, Tektite, Moldavite and the stones from the wonderfully colour-rich Calcite family bring not only colour and therefore joy and creativity but a presence of earth energy, that been lifted from the very depths of Mama Gaia to your garden. By introducing crystal energy into your garden you will immediately reap the benefits and feel the shift in energy and bring even more positive, loving and entirely green benefits with them.
By Angela Wood Myers & Ian Davies