A moon cycle crystal grid is like an urban garden. Some of us do not garden regularly since we live in city apartments. Creating an evolving crystal garden is a fantastic solution!
New Moon (blank slate): Start with a clear slate (I have been using a 10”x12” slate of white quartz slab but you can pick your material and size).
Waxing Moon (building): As crystals resonate with you throughout the waxing moon (could be from current collection or new ones), add them to your slate in whatever arrangement intuitively feels right.
Full Moon (observation): Look at and appreciate your grid. What feels balanced? What could you change? Take a photo for memory and in a notebook, write down the crystals present.
Waning Moon (refining): Continue rearranging, perhaps subtracting from places that became cluttered.
Next New Moon (reset): Swipe slate and start over.
***Alternative Option: If you have lots of space and material, you can keep the grid from every cycle and refine throughout the year.
We can learn a lot from making these crystal grid gardens. First off, to what kinds of crystals are you drawn? What does that reflect? What do your arrangements look like? Do your patterns have lots of space, little space, circular, rectangular, spiral-like structure? Are you drawn to the same crystals every cycle or different ones? How do your choices reflect astrological influences and your present life situations?
Making these grids can bring greater understanding of the elements and the process of creation. The photo above is my Capricorn crystal garden centering around building a nourished foundation, taking action, and fueling inner passion and creative fire. Crystals are black tourmaline, red calcite, clear quartz, red tigers eye, carnelian, pyrite cube, scolecite, and seaweed jasper.
Try your own!