metaphysical stones

💎 Melanie’s Affordable Crystal Etsy Shops Masterlist 💎

Here’s a list of Etsy shops I’ve found that sell affordable crystals and stones! These are only the ones I’ve discovered so far, so please add on or message me if you have any more (especially if they sell bulk for cheap!). Who doesn’t love lots of crystals and stones for low prices?!


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Crow is known to be one of the most intelligent beings. Crow speaks his truth without dismay. Crow is a warrior of justice and teacher to many. They are watchful protectors and provide spiritual strength.

Use these five stones to connect to Crow’s energy:

  • Blue Calcite - recuperation, clearing
  • Black Onyx - self mastery, strength
  • Golden Labradorite - wisdom, intellect
  • Nuummite - magick, protection
  • Lapis Lazuli - mystic knowledge, third eye
Crystal and Stone Cuts

How Different Shapes Can Influence Energy Flow

By Rainy-Day-Witchcraft

This post a little spinoff from my “Explaining Crystal Healing” post, and describes how energy is directed throughout a stone based on the different, both cut and raw, shapes of gemstones. Enjoy ♡



  • Natural Point(s)⌇Best used when energy is meant to be concentrated and pointed in a specific direction. If a stone has more than one point, the energy will also tend to be directed in those multiple directions. Larger points make wonderful wands!
  • Grounded Point/Obelisk⌇Stronger version of the (natural) pointed stone, as the bottom of an obilisk-shaped crystal is flat, and allowing for a more grounded directional energy. Because these are meant to be placed standing and pointing upwards, they are best used when energy is needed to be pointed up from a flat surface.
  • Double-Terminated⌇Think of these cuts as having two poles, like the earth, moving energy in a elongated sphere around the crystal. Energy is taken in by each point and added to the ‘bubble’ of energy the crystal can work with.
  • Tumbled⌇Crystals and stones that have been tumbled (yet not quite into a perfect sphere) will have energy that softly emits in all directions, sometimes directionally varied if the stone is a little more abstractly shaped.
  • Natural/Raw⌇Energy flow with naturally shaped and formed stones, while being stronger than man-made stones, tends to be more sporadic than smoother or more even stones (unless, of course, the stone forms naturally with a smooth texture). Energy flow depends on the shape and texture of each mineral - Rough, cubed, pointed, etc.
  • Faceted/Multiple-Faced⌇Energy in and around faceted gemstones, such as those commonly used in jewelry, will be given off similarly to how a mirror or glass pane reflects/directs light; In this example, think of each face of the stone as glass, and energy as the light. This method of energy flow also applies to multiple-faced, non-pointed stones, such as some varieties of raw minerals that grow with cubed or edged faces.
  • Spherical⌇Crystal balls and spheres will give off energy in an evenly distributed way, as you expect a perfect sphere would. Spherical gemstones that are translucent and able to focus light (similarly to how a magnifying class can focus sunlight) can also direct energy in one direction if used in certain ways.
  • “Palm” Stone⌇Palm stones are similar to spherical stones in that they emit energy in a constant way, though these stones are more grounded. Because of their grounded nature and palm-like shape, these types of stones are ideal for emotional healing, grounding, or stress.
  • Worry Stone⌇Worry stones are created to, just as the name suggests, decrease or eliminate worry! These are made to work a bit differently than others; the piezoelectric energy of the stone is made to be given off as a trigger to physical touching or rubbing one’s thumb on the slightly concaved area of the stone. Besides metaphysical healing purposes, these are also made to give a person something do fiddle with in their hands to take the mind off worry.

Agate 

Protective Stone

Agate’s noticeable properties overall are balancing energies, provides a calming influence, improves perception, concentration and helps to develop and increase one’s analytical talents, stabilizes the aura, eliminating and transforming negative energies. It is believed to prevent insomnia and insure pleasant dreams, to enhance personal courage and protect one against danger. 

Agate colors -  White; Blue; Red; Green; Yellow; Orange; Brown; Pink; Purple; Gray; Black; Banded; Multicolored.

Planet - Mercury

Zodiac signs - Taurus; Gemini; Capricorn.

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New altar setup! I’m so delighted to finally have a bundle of lavender, and I wanted to show off my Celtic harp instead of keeping it hidden on the ground; ta-daa! ~ I really like this color scheme / arrangement, especially since this is the first time I’ve changed it in awhile.
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Crystal Grid for Transformation

This grid not only protects you while you open yourself to the journey of transformation, but also offers the balance and guidance you may need

  • Amethyst - balances and connects the physical, mental, and emotional bodies, extremely protective
  • Emerald - ensures universal equilibrium, raises consciousness, enhances strength of character
  • Black Kyanite - grounds the body while aligning chakras, removes fears, clears blockages
  • Lepidolite - stone of transition, stimulates intellect and analytic qualities, focuses on what is important
  • Pyrite - provides and energetic shield, taps into abilities and potential, boosts self-worth and confidence
  • Red Hematite in Quartz - assists in overcoming despair, illuminates soul path, restores life force energy
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Crystal haul from this weekends holistic fair! I had so much fun.

Pictured here are green apophyllite, lepidolite, hematite included quartz, aragonite, raw hematite, blue kyanite, tumbled aquamarine and smokey quartz, and a whole lot of clear quartz 💓 My lovely boyfriend surprised me with the oil infusing necklace, and the kind vendor put a love blend in it for me ❤️

I also got lots of lovely all natural beauty and healing products, which I might post later. All in all it was a good weekend 😊