HOW TO PERFORM A CRYSTAL READING
OBTAIN YOUR CRYSTALS
The first step in performing lithomancy is to purchase your crystals if you do not already own any. For the purpose of lithomancy, it is best if you purchase thumbled (also known as tumbled) stones. Thumbled stones are small, polished crystals. They are best because they will not get chipped and broken in the way that raw crystals might. Also, the colours of raw crystals often do not appear as vibrant as they do once they are shaped and polished.
When crystal shopping, be mindful that some stones can appear in a range of colours; this is most common with warm-coloured crystals. Based on a crystal’s composition, grade, environment, etc., one carnelian crystal may look more orange, while another carnelian could appear a very deep red.
If you think that sometimes your crystal looks brown, but sometimes it looks black, you may second-guess yourself when you’re interpreting the crystal for a reading. Make sure you’re clear about the colours of your crystals before you start using them for divination. It is ideal if you can purchase crystals of roughly the same size so that you cannot tell them apart when you select them from your pouch (see below). For this form of divination, you’re supposed to be blindly selecting a crystal. Over time, you can become accustomed to the size and feeling of your individual crystals and this can cause you to pick out the crystals you want to receive, making your divination obsolete. I recommend that you purchase your crystals in person from a mind, body, spirit shop if you can, instead of online. Doing so will ensure that you get the right shade/colour of crystal and that all of your crystals will be approximately the same size. You may want to choose a crystal you feel energetically drawn to. When you purchase from a store, you have a chance to handle all of the crystals and discern which one ‘speaks’ to you .
Some crystals are more challenging to find than others – for example, it is easier to find jasper than it is to find larimar – and some crystals are more costly than others. The important thing is that you find crystals in each of the colours we have covered.
SELECT YOUR POUCH
You can use any small bag or pouch for lithomancy as long as you cannot see through it. I have found that small drawstring bags are best. Once you assign a bag to be for lithomancy divination, you should keep it especially for this purpose with your lithomancy crystals stored safely in it.
SELECT YOUR CRYSTAL
Before you start work, put all your crystals in your bag and shake them. While you are mixing up
your crystals, think of your issues at work. As always, ask your ancestors to help you perform the best possible reading.
When you feel ready, without looking inside, open your pouch. Put your hand in and pull out a
crystal. Interpret the message.
Let’s say that our seeker, Damian, works in a coffee shop and wants to know more about what the day has in store for him. He asks, ‘What is going to happen at work today?’ For Damian, we pull a hematite crystal. As Damian’s crystal is grey, we can say that, for today at least, nothing worth noting is going to happen at work.
Then Damian informs us that next month he is leaving his current position and is going to step into a promotion. He asks us to pull a crystal and predict what the future holds. We pull a malachite, which is a green crystal. We can tell Damian that his new position is going to be financially abundant. However, he should not rub his promotion in the faces of other staff members.
Through the use of lithomancy, you can predict information on different facets of your career or business. However, for a lot of people, their career may be going well, but money can still be tight. What
if you would like to know more about your finances in particular? This is something we are going to cover next.
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