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The 5 Best Crystals for Crystal Grids

Updated: Feb 17, 2023

If you’re new to crystal gridding, it can be difficult knowing where to start. What are the Best online crystal healing course? What shape will your grid form? And where should you put your crystal grid?

To get you started on the right track, we’ve put together a list of the best crystals for gridding. These crystals are easy to source and have a multitude of purposes.

But first up, what exactly is a crystal grid?

What is a crystal grid?

A crystal grid is a pattern of crystals laid out with a particular intention in mind. Often it will feature a larger stone or keystone in the centre with smaller stones radiating around it to make up your chosen design.

The pattern you choose will depend upon what the grid is to be used for but often includes sacred geometry shapes. These shapes include the Flower of Life, Metatron’s Cube, Merkaba, as well as shapes we’re more familiar with such as spirals, squares, triangles, circles etc.

If you’re wondering where the idea of crystal grids came from, you only need to look to the many ancient cultures around the world who incorporated the intentional placement of stones into their lives. Think mandalas, standing stones and medicine wheels for example.

When we create our own crystal grids, we can use them for healing on physical, spiritual, and emotional levels; and to manifest particular intentions.

So, without further ado, here are our 5 favourite crystals for crystal grids:

Clear quartz

Clear quartz has an almost unlimited amount of uses. Its piezoelectric properties mean it can be programmed with any intention and can therefore be used in place of any type of crystal. By itself, clear quartz has a high vibration and clear energy so can only be programmed for the higher good. It can be used to amplify the energy of other crystals or by itself.

Clear quartz makes an excellent keystone, especially if you choose a powerful master stone shape such as a generator, transmitter, or channeler.

Clear quartz points are also invaluable as they can direct the energy of the grid in whichever way the point is facing.


Citrine is a type of quartz and, as such, is also programmable. It has a beautifully sunny and positive energy and is excellent for grids to bring in material wealth and abundance. It also lifts us up on an emotional level, bringing confidence and positivity to our lives.

Citrine resonates with the solar plexus chakra making it a useful addition to a healing body layout.

Citrine points are excellent to have on hand to use in any grid for manifestation and abundance.


Amethyst is another type of quartz that can be programmed. It’s a highly spiritual stone so can be used in grids that involve accessing your intuition or a higher spiritual plane. It’s a calming and healing stone and is often used to bring restful sleep. It’s therefore excellent in grids to aid insomnia, placed next to your bed.

Amethyst points are an invaluable addition to grids and body layouts that have any kind of spiritual theme.

Black Tourmaline

Black tourmaline is a grounding and protective stone. It’s one of the first stones to think of when designing a protective grid as it repels negative energy, including that of an electromagnetic nature. It can be used to grid a house, a healing space, or a body layout.

Keep a few black tourmaline stones on hand to form the corners of a square protective grid or to help with grounding.


Selenite is another protective stone but one that has a much higher vibration than black tourmaline. Like black tourmaline, selenite can be used for gridding houses, but it also has an affinity to the crown chakra, meaning it’s indispensable in spiritual grids to help you access higher guidance.

Crystal grids are a wonderful way to amplify the energy of your crystals to use for healing and manifestation.

If you’d like more in-depth knowledge of how to design and use crystal grids, you’ll love our new intensive crystal gridding course!

Kate Mantello is a Master Crystal & Energy Healing Practitioner, Founder & CEO of Evolve Healing Institute and the author of 'Rock On - The crystal healing handbook for spiritual rebels'. If you would like to learn more about crystal healing or how to become a crystal healing practitioner, then please check out Kate's world-class, internationally accredited online crystal healing courses. Alternatively, for a deeply personal healing experience, you may like to book a 1-1 online intuitive crystal healing session with Kate, which also includes your very own crystal prescription.

Mel Shieldhouse is a freelance copywriter and content creator, specializing in helping busy, heart-centered entrepreneurs attract their dream clients. If you’d like to work with Mel, you can contact her at Teacup Copy.

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