In this post I answer some crystal configuration questions. They are great questions and answers from which everyone can benefit.
Specifically, what makes a crystal Masculine, an explanation of Cathedral or Lightbraries, the significance of Mirror Fractures, Gas Phantom vs traditional Phantoms and Imprints vs Growth Interference.
We’ll start with Masculine crystals.
WHAT MAKES A CRYSTAL MASCULINE ?
This crystal configuration question has to do with Masculine crystals.
The term Masculine for a crystal typically is a description of the look (and energy) of a crystal.
It really doesn’t have to do with masculine as in “gender”. This can be a little bit confusing because we usually associate the term “masculine” with gender.
Simply put, very clear crystals are described as Masculine.
The energy being described with Masculine crystals are typical masculine characteristics/Yang energies.
THE ENERGY OF MASCULINE CRYSTALS
What energies/characteristics do Masculine crystals present? What are masculine or Yang energies?
- energy which projects rather than recedes
- helpful when you need to get to the point
- sharp and direct energy
CATHEDRAL/LIGHTBRARY - WHAT IS IT?
This crystal configuration question has to do with Cathedral or Lightbrary crystals.
Cathedral or Lightbrary crystals are comprised of a main point surrounded by smaller points. Some of the smaller points merge into the main point.
If you can imagine a sand castle, that’s what these crystals look like.
The surrounding points may not be whole (as in crystals attached side-by-side), but instead are actually merged into the main crystal.
CATHEDRAL/LIGHTBRARY CRYSTAL ENERGY
There is a different energy to the main or central point of Lightbrary crystals.
They are extremely powerful Lightworkers and are full of wisdom.
They transmit very high vibration and can be used to raise your vibrational frequency.
The smaller points contain information from the Akashic records. My crystal Guide, Venus explained that they work more like portals to information rather than ‘storage’ facilities.
I hope the answers to the crystal configuration question regarding Cathedral/Lightbrary crystals have been helpful.
AMENDMENT: I had a further question after posting this that was: “When you say a cathedral quartz has extra points merged into the main crystal, so it always has to be multiple? If one crystal is merged does that make it a twin?”
ANSWER: It’s a little confusing… each of these descriptions can drift into the other’s category a bit… it really depends on how big the other (adjoining) points are and how much they are merged with the main point.
It doesn’t help that every crystal doesn’t always fit perfectly into the textbook description. Sometimes it is a little “this” and a little “that” and not quite “either”.
This is when the benefit of experience comes in – the ability to “feel” the energy and decide which category it MOST fits into.
Here’s a visual explanation:
many merged and layered (like the sandcastle picture)… sometimes they have only a few (more than 2, say 3 or 4) which isn’t textbook but sometimes they have the energy of a Cathedral, even if not textbook…
MIRROR FRACTURES - WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE and ARE THEY THE SAME THING AS "FOILS"?
This crystal configuration question has to do with Mirror Fractures, (also called foils or veils by some).
Mirror Fractures are shiny mirror-looking areas within the crystal.
They are caused by damage. Shocks (such as sudden temperature changes) or traumas (hits, shaking, shearing Earth movement).
Mirror Fractures serve as areas on which to reflect on our traumas.
They show that our traumas and challenges bring us added beauty and interest.
They can also present in shapes like butterflies, angels, faces, places, etc.
When they appear as shapes to you, that can be a type of scrying. Explore what you see. (I see the side-profile of a lady with a scarf over her head in the bottom photo. Do you see her, too?)
GAS PHANTOM vs TRADITIONAL PHANTOM - HOW DO YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE?
This crystal configuration question has to do with how Gas Phantoms differ from traditional Phantoms.
In a nutshell:
- Gas Phantoms have specific characteristics that typically happen closer to and on the surface.
- Traditional Phantoms present like a ghost of the main crystal, enclosed inside.
TRADITIONAL PHANTOM vs GAS PHANTOM PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
GAS PHANTOM: The faces of Gas Phantoms have a sort of gaseous-looking spray that looks like spreading fingers from bottom to top (base of triangle to tip).
There may be alternating clarity presenting as a blue-grey haze on every other face, heavy etching on the faces, and something that looks like “smoke” under the surface.
TRADITIONAL PHANTOM: As mentioned earlier, a traditional Phantom presents more as a ghost inside (like a Russian stacking doll made out of clear material so you can see inside).
I hope the answers to the crystal configuration question regarding the differences of these two type crystals has been helpful.
IMPRINT vs GROWTH INTERFERENCE - WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
In this crystal configuration question, we’ll compare the difference each of these configurations presents.
CRYSTAL IMPRINT: Imprints are indentations or marks left on the sides or faces of a crystal where they grew in close proximity to another crystal.
Because the shape change is created by “crystal on crystal influences”, these crystals represent how we are affected by outside influences. Usually other people or situations regarding other people.
GROWTH INTERFERENCE: Growth Interference presents as indentations or marks left on the sides or faces of a crystal where another mineral grew while the crystal was developing. An impression in the crystal is left behind where the other mineral was once growing.
Growth Interference usually presents as geometric (square/rectangle) indentations (like in the photo) or like a “buzz saw” has been taken to the crystal.
Because the shape change is created by “another mineral”, these crystals represent how we are affected by (non-human) outside influences (such as illness, injury, etc).
CRYSTAL CONFIGURATION QUESTIONS IN SUMMARY
I hope sharing these answers has been helpful, as well as the links on where to find more information about each.
Visiting the links will help to fill in the finer details. There are more pictures and more in-depth explanations. This post is meant to be a broad overview with access to more information.
Please feel free to ask questions you would like to see addressed. Leave them in the comments or email me!
Thanks for reading.