It’s the stereotypical image of a fortune teller – a woman in a headscarf, waving her hands over a crystal ball and conjuring up images of that elusive tall, dark, handsome stranger – but a crystal ball is still to this day a very useful tool to have in your psychic box. Crystal ball gazing is accessible to everyone, and although difficult at first, it’s definitely something which improves with practice.
4 Steps To Crystal Ball Gazing
Choosing a Crystal Ball
Most crystal balls are made of glass, but you may be surprised to know that a good crystal ball doesn’t have to be clear – you can also use crystal balls made of amethyst, smokey quartz or indeed any other gemstone of your choice. How does this work, you might wonder, when you’re supposed to see images in the ball? Well, it works because the images you see will be in your mind’s eye, not in the ball itself – the ball is merely a tool for focusing your mind and freeing your third eye.
Choose a ball which appeals to you, but make sure it’s not too small. Bigger is definitely better, as it’s easier to concentrate on than a very small crystal ball. When you get your first crystal ball home, it’s a good idea to gently wash it in mild soapy water, just to clean away any excess energies. From this point on, only you should handle it, and store it safely away from dust when not in use.
Setting the Scene
In order to use the crystal ball, you need a quiet space where you will not be interrupted. If you already have a space for meditation, that would be ideal. Some people like to set the scene by cleansing the room with a smudge stick first, burning incense or playing spiritual music.
For beginners, it’s easiest to use the crystal ball in very dimmed light, although experienced crystal ball gazers can and do gaze in broad daylight and even in strong sunshine. To start with, however, we recommend that you turn out the lights, draw the curtains and light just one or two candles. Put the candles behind you, so you don’t get too many reflections in the crystal ball itself.
Starting to Gaze
When you are ready, hold the crystal ball for just a moment, and relax. If you have a specific question in mind, ask it in your mind now, or just ask for you to be shown whatever will be helpful to you at this time.
Then place the ball onto its stand, or onto a dark cushion or cloth. And gaze. Literally.
You need to stare at the ball intently. Try not to blink or to look away. Hold your gaze. It doesn’t matter (in fact it might even help) if your eyes become unfocused. If you’re good at the Magic Eye pictures, you’ll be great at crystal gazing! It may take some time, but eventually you should start to see a mist form in or over the crystal ball. At this point, don’t break your concentration – the mist should clear quickly.
After the mist, you will start to see images. Remember – these images are in your mind, not in the ball itself. You may feel as though they are in the ball, and don’t break your gaze, but what you’re really seeing is in your third eye.
Don’t try to interpret the images you see as they come along, or you will break the concentration. Just let the images come and go. When the session is over, trust that you will remember the most important ones.
After a moment or two, the images will start to fade; the mist may return or you might just get nothing. At this point, you can finally relax your gaze. Look away and readjust your eyes. Then as quickly as you feel able, write down the images which came to mind, to be interpreted later. Get up, move around, turn on the lights.
Interpreting What You Saw
Remember that most crystal ball images are symbolic. If you saw a boat, what might that mean, given your current situation? If you saw the color pink, how does that apply? If you saw a name, do you know this person? Interpreting the images can be as tricky as getting them in the first place, but trust that this does become easier.
Keep practicing with reading the crystal ball. As time progresses, you will find that images come faster, and are more relevant to your question, and easier to interpret.