Crystal gridsAre you familiar with how to use a crystal grid? They consist of crystals placed in concise, geometric shapes in order to affect the flow of energy for a specific purpose – and they’re amazing!


Basically, a crystal grid is a special arrangement of healing stones, used with intention, to manifest a desired result.  The properties of the stones used, combined with their arrangement in a sacred geometric configuration, creates a unique energy frequency that can be used to enhance your intention and ability to manifest.  Using crystal grids is very powerful as it combines the energy of the stone with Sacred Geometry (the language of the Universe). In this way, the crystal energy is enhanced exponentially because your intention is being amplified through the stones and then sent out to the Universe in a clear and direct way through the sacred geometric formations.



But how can you make your own powerful crystal grid to create change in your life?

Here are my easy, step-by-step instructions for creating crystal grids.

  1. Create an affirmation or intention statement as the focus of your grid.

  2. Gather the stones needed for the grid; be sure they are cleansed.

  3. Place the stone that corresponds to the main focus or intention for your grid (called the anchor stone) into the center circle on the grid template (click here to download a free crystal grid template pack).  Be sure to place this stone with intention…as you’re placing the crystal onto the grid template, say your affirmation either aloud or silently to yourself.  Optionally, you may place a written intention beneath this stone at the very center of your crystal grid.

  4. Crystal gridsPlace the remaining stones in the outside circles of the crystal grid template.  Place them exactly centered on the remaining circles because proper alignment of the sacred geometry shape is necessary for proper energy flow.  As you are placing each of the remaining six stones, state your intention for them (what energy do they bring to the grid?) aloud or to yourself.  These stones should support the main focus or intention for your grid, but should also work to support your specific situation.  Your grid might look something like the photo to the left.

  5. Crystal grids(OPTIONAL STEP) You may choose to further define your intention or purpose with crystal energy by adding additional supporting stones to your grid.  You may add and additional set of six stones around your anchor stone to add additional qualities (the link to the free template in step #3 above includes an additional advanced template with spaces designated for these additional supporting stones).  Follow the instructions outlined in step #4 above as you place these additional crystals.  If adding the additional stones, your grid may look something like the photo to the right.

  6. Activate your crystal grid (use the method described below).

  7. Make time to connect to the energy of your grid regularly. You may want to meditate in front of your grid each day for a few minutes, or just sit in the presence of your grid to fill you up with the energy you’re trying to create in your life.  Just be sure to hold space in your life for positive changes in whatever form is for your highest good.

Activating Your Crystal Grid:

Crystal gridsTo activate and enhance the energy of the grid, you may use a clear quartz crystal point to link the energy of all the crystals within the grid. Activation is most effective if you visualize each of these connections as lines of white light, linking the energy of each individual stone into one cohesive unit.  If your grid is disturbed or if the crystals are moved out of alignment, the grid will need to be re-activated.

  1. Point your wand over the center stone.

  2. Set your intention to link the energy of all seven stones within the grid so that they work cohesively toward your intention.

  3. Moving from the center, “draw” a line to a stone on the outside of the grid.

  4. Moving clockwise, “draw” a line to the next stone on the outside of the grid and then back to the central stone.

  5. Move back up this same line to the stone you just came from, then clockwise to the next outside stone, and then back again to the center.

  6. Continue in this fashion until you have connected all stones and arrive back in the center of the grid.

  7. Finally, point the point of your Quartz crystal toward the center of the grid to infuse it with universal energy so that it may carry out its purpose.  It’s important to hold your intention in mind while performing the activation.  Remember, crystals work wonders on their own, but when they are combined with the power of your intention, they’re unstoppable.


After you’ve created your grid, it’s important to make note of the positive changes you see so that you can track your progress and growth.  The crystal grids template from step #3 also includes a progress tracker worksheet for your grids.  Now all that’s left is to grab some crystals and get started!


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How to Create & Use a Crystal Grid (Step-by-Step)
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31 responses to “How to Create and Use a Crystal Grid (Step-by-Step)

  1. crystal on November 7, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    hello there! I have a question… What would be the right stones for a crystal grid for someone who needs the financial help to get back to their old home town? any advice would be incredibly appreciated, thank you!!

  2. Kim on December 1, 2016 at 11:33 am

    I have done several grids and the don’t work for me for some reason

    1. Love & Light Support on December 11, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      Hi Kim, I’m sorry to hear that! Keep trying and hopefully you’ll find one that works for you.

  3. Kimberly on December 6, 2016 at 6:44 am

    This is exactly what I was looking for thanks!

    1. Love & Light Support on December 11, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      That’s great Kimberly! Crystal blessings 🙂

  4. Elizabeth on March 20, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Everything about these grids make perfect sense, very much in the way the meridians or energy centers (Chakras) of the body work: if out of alignment, the body is affected deeply and one gets sick. I have experienced this first hand and fortunately found a stone that works for me. I plan to pass this gift of intuition on to others and say to the ones who are not getting the energy of the grid: once you are grounded, PHYSICALLY, mentally and spiritually – you will start to feel the vibrations of the stones.

    So get moving, start Yoga, or and exercise that works on re-aligning the chakras of the body.

    1. Lauren Love & Light Support on March 23, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment, Elizabeth! I’m glad you enjoyed the post! That’s so wonderful that you were able to find a stone that really works for you. Crystal Blessings!

    2. Tena on September 24, 2017 at 10:38 pm

      Elizabeth, what worked for you specifically in aligning your Chakras?
      I have 11 books on the subject and they all say somewhat different things. Confusing.
      I have had 9 aura/chakra reports done and they are really messed up, BADLY….

  5. Jennifer on March 22, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Is it possible to build a grid that encompasses different intentions? Say patience, prosperity and relationships/spousal love? I was thinking of using Black moonstone for the grounding center, black tourmaline and carnelian? Would this work? Is it possible?
    Thank you for your input.

    1. Lauren Love & Light Support on March 23, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      Hi Jennifer! Here’s what Ashley has to say about this topic:

      “It is possible, but think about it like this. How do you feel when you’re trying to multi-task and focus on several things at once…it becomes increasingly difficult the more things you’re trying to juggle right? You can’t really give ANY of those things the attention they deserve when you’re trying to do too much at once. The same goes for crystals and grids. If you create just 1 purpose for each grid, that means the intention will be highly focused and WAY more effective :)”

      Hope this helps! Crystal Blessings!

  6. Paul on April 1, 2017 at 10:19 am

    I find it perplexing that different websites start with different steps. Some place the anchor stone FIRST, some do it LAST. May I ask which is the “correct” method?

    1. Lauren Love & Light Support on April 7, 2017 at 8:08 am

      Hi Paul! Ashley says “The great thing about working with crystals is that there never really is one “correct” method. Correct is all about finding a system that works best for you and enhances your relationship with your stones. The steps I’ve outlined here re commonly followed, and they happen to be what I’ve found to be most effective. But if you try a different step-by-step technique that feels better to you, then go for it! :)”

  7. Joann Ready on August 12, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Can you glue the crystals to grid? Or is it best to always deprogram them when the grid is done? Also when you grid a home-do you grid each floor or is the main floor enough?

  8. Tena on September 24, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    What is the best way to realign your chakras? I have too many books on the subject and I am confused. I need it simplified some. HELP?

    1. Lauren Love & Light Support on September 25, 2017 at 6:50 am

      Hi Tena! Thanks so much for your comment 🙂 We have several resources that would be very helpful for you!

      Here is a blog post about healing the chakras:

      Here is one of our awesome free e-books:

      And here is a YouTube video from Ashley on the topic:

      We also offer these which you may be interested in:

      Ashley’s Chakra Crystal Healing book-

      Our popular class on Chakra Healing with Crystals & Stones– where you’ll learn all about realigning and balancing your chakras:

      We hope these help! Please let me know if there is anything else we can do for you. Crystal blessings!

  9. Michelle on January 25, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Hi. Thank you. Do you activate grid every day when to come to it or just meditate. Also do you every disassemble the grid? What if it gets moved or bumped? Love and light! , Michelle

    1. Jolie Love and Light Support on February 7, 2020 at 4:13 pm

      Hi Michelle! You can activate a grid daily or just when you meditate. 🙂 It’s completely up to you and the intention you have for the grid! If it gets moved or bumped it will be okay, just reset it as you see fit. 🙂 The same goes for disassembling it in general! Trust your intuition. <3 Crystal Blessings!

  10. Mekhala on February 26, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Hi Ashley
    New here. Wanted to know what do you mean when you say “moved” or “bumped ” ?. And how do you program or deprogram the crystals? And if your intentions are for more than one person with different situations?

    1. Jolie Love and Light Support on March 3, 2020 at 8:42 pm

      Hi! By bumped or moved, I mean if someone like a child or a pet physically disturbs some of the stones. 🙂 And there is no need to program stones for a grid – it is optional if someone feels like they need to. 🙂 You can use your grid for multiple things – you’ll just want to take the time to focus on each person and situation when activating the grid! Crystal Blessings <3

  11. Nicola on July 12, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Can it be a mixture of different crystals around the outside if they are working towards the intention? Or should it be the same?

    1. Jolie Love and Light Support on July 14, 2020 at 2:16 pm

      It can absolutely be a mixture, if they are working towards the same intention! 🙂 Trust your intuition. <3 Thanks for asking! Crystal Blessings 🙂

  12. A on October 1, 2020 at 2:57 am

    Thank you for this aamazing guide! If i bump into the table where a grid is located and some of the smaller Stones start to wiggle slightly, what do I do? Love and blessings!

    1. Jolie Love and Light Support on October 2, 2020 at 1:46 pm

      Of course! Happy to hear that you’ve enjoyed it. 🙂 If that happens, place them back into alignment and reactivate the grid. <3 Crystal Blessings!

  13. Cathy Stephenson on October 22, 2020 at 9:03 am

    You have the BEST advice!!! Thank you sooo much!!!
    So very helpful!!!

    1. Jolie Love and Light Support on October 22, 2020 at 3:02 pm

      Of course! 🙂 <3 Glad you enjoyed it! Crystal Blessings <3

  14. Christine Edwards on January 12, 2021 at 6:18 am

    Hi, I wondered if I can put my crystal grid in a cupboard, would it still work? It is in the window at the moment and my cat keeps sitting on it and disturbing the stones. I have a cupboard nearby that I could put the grid into, but wanted to check if that would stop it working.

    1. Jolie Love and Light Support on January 14, 2021 at 6:48 pm

      Hi! Absolutely – that would be no problem. 🙂 It will still work for sure. Thanks for asking! Crystal Blessings

  15. Wendy Karen Trevennor on January 21, 2021 at 7:54 am

    When you are activating the grid with your wand, do you actually touch the individual crystals, or is it more a matter of contacting their energy field?

    1. Jolie Love and Light Support on January 21, 2021 at 2:35 pm

      Great question! 🙂 There’s no need to touch the crystals – it is indeed about creating an energetic link/contacting their energy field. <3 Crystal Blessings

  16. Joe on January 27, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Can you use more than one center stone in a grid?

    1. Jolie Love and Light Support on January 29, 2021 at 5:59 pm

      Great question! I think simpler is better here, as the center stone sets the main theme and it’s good to have a specific focus, but trying new things with your crystals is great! So give it a try and let us know how it works out for you 🙂

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