When most people hear the word “fortune-telling”, they automatically visualize a bedazzled Gypsy crone rubbing over a crystal ball. Before the crystal ball, ancient wise people used bowls of water, glass, and shiny metal to divine mystic symbols. It is called the art of scrying.
While many gifted psychics still use crystal balls, it is important to realize that the ball has no magical powers that will tell people’s futures. Like tarot cards, it is only a tool that helps the psychic get in tune to spiritual vibrations.
What Is The Purpose Of The Crystal Ball?
In old Hollywood movies (think about the Wicked Witch of the West), crystal balls were like small video cameras that showed people and actual events. You may remember the iconic love fortune: “I see you falling in love with a dark-haired stranger”.
Crystal balls just do not work like that. They are not mystical cell phones that send texts and pictures from the future.
In fact, there is no crystal ball on earth that can tell your future. It is even a misnomer to call a psychic a fortune teller. Then why are crystal balls such an important tool in the psychic toolbox?
The crystal ball acts as a point of concentration for psychics. When they gaze into the depths of the crystal, it opens their spiritual eyes to see things projected from the subconscious. The crystal ball does not project images. The symbols and other messages appear in the eyes of the psychics’ minds.
Should I Try A Crystal Ball?
If you are looking for a divination tool, then a crystal ball would be an excellent choice. Just remember that some people may not have the certain gift to connect to the crystal’s imagery. Some seekers do better with runes or tarot cards. To try your hand at crystal ball gazing, consider these helpful hints:
Choosing The Right Crystal Ball
Choosing the right tool for divination requires respect and intuition. Do not just run into an occult shop and buy the first crystal you see. When you have chosen the right crystal, it will speak to your spirit and will just “feel right” in your hands.
There are different sizes and grades of crystal balls. Most novelty styles are made of glass or lead crystal. Glass ones are the cheapest, while you will pay a little more for the lead crystal. Many top-shelf crystals are made of natural quartz, and will command top dollar. Even though lots of psychics prefer the classic quartz, crystals of beryl, amethyst, selenite, and even obsidian have been used over the centuries. Antique crystal balls with rich provenances can cost thousands of dollars.
You are not on a spiritual journey to run yourself into bankruptcy. Find the right crystal ball for you that is within your budget. A gifted psychic can have sessions with a glass ball just as well as with a vintage quartz one.
For comfortable and accurate gazing, try to find a crystal that is at least four to five inches in diameter. Smaller ones may have charged energy, but they just do not work as well for your purposes.
How To Cleanse A Crystal Ball
A doctor would not use instruments before they are sterilized. Neither should a psychic use any divination tool without a proper spiritual cleansing. First, give your crystal ball a physical cleaning with some mild soap and some warm (never hot) water. Rub it dry gently with a clean, soft cloth. Never use commercial glass cleaners on your crystal. It can ruin genuine stone. Some practitioners will only use holy water to cleanse their crystal. The choice is up to you!
Crystal is a natural element that can keep residual energy—be it positive or negative. To wipe your crystal clean of this energy, burn a stick of sage around it and ask your spiritual guides and angels for perfect cleansing. This is an ancient cleansing ritual known as smudging. If you do not want to do smudging, a cleansing prayer will do just as well. Just like any tools of the trade, your crystal ball should be cleansed every time you use it.
Caring For Your Crystal Ball
Divination tools are personal and connect with their owners on a spiritual level. You should be the only person who touches your crystal ball. If it picks up energy and spiritual thoughts from someone else, your readings may be skewed. It may lose its spiritual charge and intimate connection with you. It is not necessary to be rude or weird about it. Just tell people for whom you are reading that it is like a toothbrush—only one owner. When you explain the consequences, reasonable people will understand.
Movies show crystal balls sitting on stands in the middle of the table, like a permanent fixture. You do not want your crystal picking up every stray and negative energy that passes. Gently wrap your crystal ball in a piece of soft, dark cloth and store it in a special box that is out of the light and is safe from the touches of others.
How To Charge Your Crystal Ball
All divination tools need spiritual charging before using them. It is like plugging in your cell phone to recharge the battery. Traditionally, crystal balls are charged in the light of a full moon. It should be put out every night afterward for three days. A monthly charging should keep it spiritually in tune. Never place use your crystal in direct sunlight. The sun’s lights weaken its spiritual magnetism. It should always be stored in a cool, dry, dark place.
How To Use Your Crystal Ball
These are just some classical suggestions for you to try. You are your own practitioner and can develop a way that suits you best:
• Find a space that is open and free of technological disturbances. If you wish, create a spiritual ambiance with candles and incense. Some practitioners enjoy soft music in the background; however, you may find this as a distraction. You can focus better on the crystal ball if you scry by candle light.
• After you have performed your chosen cleansing ritual, place your crystal ball on a dark cushion or soft cloth that is dedicated for that purpose. Be careful that you are working on a level surface, so the ball does not go rolling off the table.
• Say your chosen prayer or ritual of protection to your spiritual guides and angels. Ask them to join you as you seek deeper spiritual wisdom. Plead for their protection against negative energy and ask them to fill the room with light and love.
• Allow yourself to go into a deep state of meditation. Let your whole body and mind relax as your spiritual eyes open.
• Gently pick up the crystal ball and hold it in your hands. Visualize your questions and purpose for this ceremony. You can talk to the ball out loud, if you want.
• Put the crystal back on the table and let your eyes relax as you concentrate into the depths of the sphere. Your eyes may go in and out of focus as you go deeper into the spiritual realm
• You may see the crystal misting over a bit, and then gradually clearing again. Just relax your eyes and allow symbols and images to appear in your mind. Remember, the crystal ball’s main purpose is to focus your eyes inwardly. It is not a Magic 8 ball that will give you a message in its core. Do not be discouraged if you see nothing at first. Give yourself time and practice a lot.
How Do I Interpret The Things I See Or Feel
You will only see the images that you need. Once the spiritual vortex closes, they will fade and the ball will mist over again, and finally turn clear. Allow yourself some time to contemplate what you have seen and reconnect with the earthly realm. Thank the crystal for its messages, and thank your spirit guides and angels for their attendance. You can put the ball away in its safe storage.
Afterward, sit down in a quiet place and mentally review some of the symbols or impressions that formed in your mind. It may be helpful to write them in a journal or make drawings of some of the symbols. As a psychic, it is up to you to intuit the meaning of the information you received. Scenes may be symbolic and not have a literal meaning. Your gift will help you interpret the information you need.
When you feel more confident with your mystic skills, you may work with others. Just remember that you are ethically bound to tell them that no one can “predict” their future. Divination tools such as the crystal ball only suggest paths and urge us to use our own intuition to fulfill our life. The more you practice with your crystal ball, the better you will feel about using it in your sacred collection of divination tools