The Seven Crystal System

Since previously talking about the number seven, I felt compelled to continue with the “Seven Crystal System” relating it to the Seven Chakras.  I am only touching on the Seven Crystal System with basic information, as this is not an area of my expertise.

Although if you’re interested in this crystal system and would like to further your studies, I would highly recommend you purchase the book called, “Spiritual Value of Gem Stones written by Wally and Jenny Richardson and Lenora Huett, and also the book “The Complete Illustrated Guide to Crystal Healing”, written by Simon Lilly, and for detailed pictures go to the Crystal Age Website page “The Seven Crystal System”. (crystalage.com)

Note: some of the information was taken in part/ referenced from the books and website mentioned above.

The Seven Crystal System is a method of classifying crystals according to their atomic lattice or structure. The atomic lattice is a three-dimensional network of atoms that are arranged in a symmetrical pattern. The shape of the lattice determines not only which crystal system the stone belongs to, but all of its physical properties and appearance.

With the exception of Opal, Amber, Moldavite and Obsidian, since they are amorphous – (without shape) all minerals will crystallize within one of the seven basic crystal systems, (Trigonal, Cubic, Hexagonal, Tetragonal, Orthorhombic, Monoclinic, Triclinic), and therefore each system, obeying the Law of Attraction, gathers together those atoms which then vibrate together in unison and harmony, producing a form, a crystal, an aggregation of atoms.

Amorphous has no crystal structure. Most of these are either cooled too quickly to crystallize, such as obsidian or Moldavite, or are organic such as amber. Common Amorphous Minerals: Amber, Moldavite, Obsidian and Opal.

The Trigonal System stones relate to “our bodies foundation”, the 1st chakra, (the root/ the base/ kundalini).  The Trigonal shape crystal gives off energy; it radiates energy useful for balancing the body’s subtle energy, especially where our lack of energy is the problem.

The Cubic System stones are associated with qualities of our bodies movement and flow of energy to enjoy and to explore, to develop emotions and attachments”, the 2nd chakra, (sacral/sexual). The Cubic stone relates to “basic nature”.

The Hexagonal System stones relate to “our bodies control center”, it deals with our energy, giving us the ability to live our lives more productively and in an effective way. The 3rd chakra, (solar plexus) encourages growth, motivation and change.

The Tetragonal System stone is associated with “our bodies balancing of nature”, giving and receiving, positive and negative, our yin and yang. This crystal system can be both absorbing and reflective. The 4th chakra, (heart) is the midpoint of our entire chakra system, (there are three above this chakra and there are three below).

The Orthorhombic System stones relate to “our perspective and focus”, this stones quality is protecting and encompassing. The 5th chakra (throat) deals with communication.

The Monoclinic System stones relate to “expansion and contraction”, these crystals have a pulsating action stabilizing but encouraging to activity on some level. The 6th chakra, (brow/third eye), is the gateway to your higher self and spiritual communication.

The Triclinic System stones relate to “totality and completion” accessing different states of consciousness and finer, nonphysical dimensions. The 7th chakra, (crown) is our connection to the whole of creation.

Please Note: the above information was taken in part/ referenced from both books by; Wally and Jenny Richardson and Lenora Huett, called “Spiritual Value of Gem Stones” and by Simon Lilly, “The Complete Illustrated Guide to, and Crystal Healing” and from The Crystal Age Website. Crystal Age Website page “the Seven Crystal System” www.crystalage.com/crystal_information/seven_crystal_systems.

Laura “Labefana”  Colavito-Agosta
www.labefanas.com