When you think of a crystal, what is the 1st thing that comes to mind? For many, it might be a crystal ball. A crystal, carved and polished into the shape of a sphere, can be a powerful conductor of energy. The sphere is the perfect shape and the shape of our mother Earth. This shape allows the crystal to radiate energy in every direction at once. This is probably why a crystal ball is always been such a staple image when it comes to crystals. A crystal in the shape of a sphere has boundless potential and this is why they are so popular.
Crystal spheres or crystal balls are inherently connected to the earth, sun, moon, and stars. They are an excellent tool in helping to open the 3rd eye chakra which helps to increase intuition and clairvoyance. It's no surprise that spheres are also a popular tool used for scrying. Scrying, also known by the names of hydromancy, crystal gazing and oculomancy, is the ancient art of revelation. Spheres can be passed through the aura in crystal healing or held over the chakras. They bring a peaceful and grounded energy to the home. Crystal spheres are also a great center in crystal grids for earth healing, harmony, protection or psychic development. Grids always require a larger central stone which is meant to be the main source of energy that you want the grid to focus on. A sphere in the center with it's ability to radiate outward in every direction is an optimal choice in shape. Pyramids and obelisks are also useful as center stones in grids.
The roundness of the crystal ball symbolically represents a sense of oneness, wholeness, completion, karma, and respect for cyclical energies. The smooth surface of the sphere facilitates clear communication and helps to keep the energy flow moving. Crystal balls help to empower the mind with awareness and direct supporting healing energies through the conscious body. Moving energy through time, Crystal balls and spheres may enable one to see circumstances from a different perspective. Crystal balls may be effective in purifying and healing any leaks in the auric field. Crystal balls and spheres are excellent "hand comforters" to use in times of stress. Holding a crystal ball brings its healing vibrations into one’s auric field allowing for a shift in the energy fields. Crystal balls and spheres are also excellent crystal tools providing a focal point for meditation.
Overall, the sphere shape in crystal healing is possibly one of the most powerful. It radiates the energy of its crystal in every direction, displacing it evenly throughout the location in which it's placed. The sphere's connection to the Earth and stars make it one of the most revered and widely used shapes in crystal healing.