What it means when crystals break and what you can do
When Crystals Break or Shatter: Exploring the Symbolism and Creative Possibilities
Hey there, beautiful crystal-vibing souls! I hope you’re having an amazing week so far filled with positive energy and sparkling moments.
You know, sometimes life throws us a little surprise, like when our beloved crystals break, shatter, or spontaneously combust. But fear not, for today we’ll delve into the fascinating world of broken crystals and discover the profound significance and creative potential they hold.
A Personal Story
Let me share a personal story with you that illustrates the transformative power of broken crystals. Once, in the early days before I even thought of opening my own crystal shop, I found myself drawn into a charming crystal store. The store owner sensed my connection to the crystals and placed a beautiful rose quartz wand into my hand. The wand was approx 6 inches. Excitement filled the air as I eagerly anticipated the warm, loving energy it would bring. But just as I was about to wrap my fingers around it, as soon as she just laid it in my hand, a surprising twist occurred. The wand unexpectedly popped right in half. It literally popped, clean break. I remember the color draining from my face and thinking this must be a bad sign.
Being a recovering hypochondriac, I had to talk myself out of thinking it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite in fact. It was as though it had a message for me—a gentle reminder that sometimes we must experience fragmentation to embrace our own wholeness. Which is exactly what I was discovering at that time. So this was no coincidence, my friends. The significance of that moment still resonates within me, reminding me of the transformative power of broken crystals.
You must now be wondering “Well Jenn, what did you end up doing with the wand? Did you keep it?” To answer your questions, Yes, I still have that rose quartz wand to this day! I included a picture below.
Initially, I put the two separate pieces on opposite sides of my bedroom to form a crystal grid of balance and harmony. Then I gave each half to both of my sons as a way for them to carry my heart with them as both of them equally have and were made from my heart. I always tell them “My heart is your heart”. I’m not crying you’re crying! LOL
It is not a bad omen!
Now let’s address a common concern: it is not a bad sign when a crystal breaks, shatters, or spontaneously combusts in any capacity. Whether you drop it, it comes shipped to you in pieces, or like me just kind of spontaneously combusts. In fact, it can be seen as a powerful message or a transformative experience. Crystals, with their incredible energy and metaphysical properties, have a unique way of communicating with us. When a crystal breaks, it may hold a profound significance, suggesting that it willingly took on and absorbed energy on your behalf, acting as a protective guardian in unseen ways.
Crystals are not just inert objects; they possess an innate intelligence that resonates with our energies and intentions. In times of stress, emotional turmoil, or challenging situations, a crystal might absorb and transmute negative energies to shield us from their impact. Its willingness to fracture and bear the burden could symbolize its unwavering dedication to safeguarding our well-being. Just as a loyal friend who takes on our worries, a broken crystal signifies the potent exchange of energies, reminding us of the intimate connection between ourselves and the remarkable world of crystals. It also symbolizes the completion of a cycle, the need for change, or even the release of stored energy. So, let’s embrace the shattered pieces and embark on a journey of exploration and healing.
Another common myth we must debunk is that broken crystals lose their healing powers. The inherent energy and properties of a crystal remain intact, even when it’s broken. A lot of the crystals we have in our private collections come from rough form, to begin with. And each piece still holds its unique vibration and can be utilized for various purposes. So, don’t be disheartened by a shattered crystal; instead, see it as an opportunity to explore new ways of harnessing its energy and tapping into its healing potential if you feel guided to do so. If you sense that a crystal has fulfilled its purpose, there are mindful ways to respectfully part with it.
What it means when crystals break and what you can do
Here are 3 things you can do with broken crystals, allowing their energy and beauty to shine through even in their fractured state:
Returning to the Earth: Burying the broken crystals back into the Earth is a beautiful way to honor their origins and complete the natural cycle. As we lay them gently in the soil, we symbolically return the crystals to the nurturing embrace of Mother Earth. This act represents a profound sense of gratitude and respect for the Earth’s energy, allowing the fragments to reconnect with the planet’s powerful life force. Just like seeds that germinate and grow, the buried crystals may signify new beginnings and the potential for growth, both for ourselves and the world around us.
Releasing into a Body of Water: Submerging the broken crystals in a large body of water, such as a river, lake, or ocean, represents the flow of emotions and the cleansing of energy. As the water carries away the fragments, it acts as a conduit for releasing any negative or stagnant energies associated with the crystals. This process symbolizes a metaphorical washing away of past energies, allowing us to embrace a fresh start and find emotional clarity. Water’s dynamic nature mirrors the ever-changing journey of life, and by letting the broken crystals float away, we surrender to the natural ebb and flow of existence.
Planting with Your Plants or in Your Garden: Utilizing the broken crystals to enrich your garden or planting them alongside your plants embodies a deep connection with nature and the cycle of growth. By placing the crystals in the soil, they become partners in nurturing the plants and enhancing the vitality of your green space. As the crystals gradually integrate with the earth, they can infuse the soil with their positive energy, creating a harmonious environment that fosters growth and rejuvenation. This act reminds us of the intrinsic bond between humans and nature, emphasizing the importance of honoring the Earth and its resources.
A Lesson for Us All
Remember, my dear crystal friends, that when a crystal breaks, it holds a story and a lesson for us. It invites us to explore our own journey of healing and transformation. When you feel a crystal has served its purpose, these acts of reverence offer meaningful ways to bid farewell. Each method represents a unique aspect of the universal journey—returning to the Earth signifies completion and new beginnings, releasing into water embodies emotional cleansing and renewal, and planting with plants or in the garden symbolizes unity with nature and growth. By engaging in these practices, we honor the crystals’ energy and continue to forge a deeper connection with the world around us.
Embrace the lessons and symbolism that broken or shattered crystals bring, and let their fragmented beauty guide you toward new paths of inspiration.
Wishing you a week filled with sparkle, transformation, and the infinite possibilities that broken crystals hold.
With Love + Crystals,
Your Trusted Guide To Healing and Personal Growth
Thank you for joining me on this magical journey of crystals and their transformative power. If you’re looking to explore further, I invite you to visit my crystal shop, MotherRealm where you’ll find an enchanting collection of carefully selected gems and crystal treasures. Each piece is infused with positive intentions, and I believe there’s something special waiting for you. Whether you’re a seasoned crystal enthusiast or just beginning to embrace the beauty of these natural wonders, my shop offers a place of inspiration and healing. Come and discover the perfect crystal companion to accompany you on your unique path. I can’t wait to welcome you and share in the crystal magic together. See you at the shop!