Crystal geodes are fascinating rock formations that occur naturally in volcanic or sedimentary rock.
Geode stones look like any semi-spherical rock on the outside, but they’re hollow, and their inner cavity is filled with mineral materials and crystals. The glistening crystals inside always grow inwards towards the center.
Read on to learn more about geode rocks, the types of crystals they contain, and how you can use them in your home and everyday life.
Crystal Geodes Meaning and Origin
The word “geode” is derived from the ancient Greek word “geoides,” meaning “earth-like.” It’s a very apt name since geodes are formed by Mother Earth over thousands and even millions of years before they’re gifted to us.
Geodes have feminine energy and resemble a womb, lovingly and patiently nurturing and strengthening the growing crystals within until they’re ready to be discovered.
What is a geode, and how are they found?
As mentioned, geodes are hollow, more or less rounded volcanic or sedimentary rock. They are formed in bubbles contained in basalt lava or cavities in sedimentary rock formations. Sedimentary holes are created by fallen plant material that eventually decays, leaving a hollow space.
In both instances, as the upper surface hardens around the cavity, a slow feed of mineral constituents contained in hydrothermal solutions or groundwater permeate the rock. As each layer of minerals is deposited, crystals begin to form inside the hollow chamber.
Over time, the bedrock around them weathers away, leaving the geode rocks exposed on the surface. Generally, this outer layer is white, grey, or brown and looks like any other semi-round stone.
It’s only when they’re cut or broken open that their true magic is revealed.
Crystal geodes meaning isn’t all the same since each geode can contain different kinds of crystals, each with its own healing properties. When acquiring a geode to use for its metaphysical properties, it’s vital to get one that “feels right” to you. Simply hold the geode stone in your non-dominant (receiving) hand, clear your mind, and see what emotions arise.
The only healing property all geodes have in common when used for spiritual growth, healing, and high awareness is that they all focus on inner work. They’re not concerned with the outside world and are here to help us and enhance our lives through self-growth.
This powerful characteristic is symbolized by their hard, bland exterior shell that houses a hidden world of splendor. And then there’s the fact that all of the crystals inside point inwards towards the core – the center of the heart and soul.
Types of Crystal Geodes
Both volcanic and sedimentary geodes can contain different types of Agate, Calcite, Jasper and Quartz, amongst others. However, there’s no way of telling what kind of crystal formations are inside a geode stone until it’s opened.
Here are some of the crystals most commonly found inside geode rocks...
Clear Quartz Crystal
Clear Quartz geodes are the most common type of crystal geodes found.
A “master healer,” Clear Quartz amplifies energy through absorption and transmutation of negative to positive. It releases positive energy, thus regulating all energy in its immediate environment. You can use it to clear, balance and strengthen all chakras and your entire body. Its presence encourages mental clarity and wellbeing and boosts the immune system.
Use it during prayers, rituals, and meditations for spiritual, emotional, or physical healing. Or you can use it when you need to think clearly and rationally. You can also access higher realms and enhance Divine communication with Clear Quartz.
Amber reflects the light and warmth of the sun and reminds us that life is to be experienced to the fullest. No matter what, the sun will rise again, strengthening and recharging us so that we can continue our journey knowing that we’re never alone. Aligned with the sacral chakra and solar plexus, Amber brings spontaneity while promoting wisdom and balance.
Its warm glow promotes a sense of vitality, growth, and healing. Use Amber to clear your mind and regain focus when you need mental clarity or to boost your spirit after suffering a setback or perceived failure. Amber’s wisdom will guide you to the bigger picture, allowing you to see that what you think isn’t always the truth.
Amethyst restores the tranquility of the mind and soul and resonates with the crown chakra. It soothes mental blockages such as anger, anxiety, fear, and irritability. These are states that hold us back in life and prevent us from following our heart and leading a joyful life. In that way, Amethyst is a cleansing and protective crystal.
Use Amethyst for spiritual growth, accessing the Divine, developing intuition, and freeing yourself from the small, overrated things in life that lead to dissatisfaction. Meditating with Amethyst allows us to rise above negative thoughts and find the balance, purity, and acceptance that resides in all that is.
Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate is a soothing stone that brings calm, peace, and tranquility. It has a subtle yet potent energy that aligns primarily with the throat chakra but can be used to open the brow and crown chakras as well. This makes it a loving stone of wisdom.
Use it to dispel and heal feelings of anger, anxiety, and bitterness towards others, life, fear, jealousy, and resentment. Or to encourage feelings of forgiveness, happiness, peace, optimism, and wonderment of life. A Blue Lace Agate geode in a baby’s room will bring calm and tranquility to the environment, soothing any fears and raising peaceful vibrational energies.
Citrine is associated with the solar plexus chakra and indirectly with the sacral chakra. It’s a stimulating stone that raises self-esteem and self-confidence and attracts professional success through increased self-discipline. Citrine exudes positivity, optimism, enthusiasm and cheerfulness.
Use Citrine if you want to cultivate any type of material prosperity and success in life, and to stimulate mental strength and endurance, and the intellect. Meditating with Citrine can assist in the manifestation of financial and material abundance.
Green Aventurine is a stone for expansion, growth, and new beginnings. It resonates with the heart chakra and brings healing to facilitate new growth. Known as an omen of success, it speaks of success at a deeper level. While it can get used to attracting good luck and financial success, it’s better used for more profound abundance.
Use it to bring harmony and happiness into your home, find a meaningful career, or attract genuine love later in life. You can also use it for financial abundance in not-for-profit situations, such as charities or if you’re starting an ethically-minded business that benefits others or the planet.
Gentle Rose Quartz encourages unconditional self-love, self-respect, self-trust, and self-belief. Aligned with the heart chakra, it’s an ideal companion for comfort and strength in times of emotional pain and loss of confidence. Use it to face painful emotional situations, such as loss or grief, or when working through repressed emotions from past hurt and trauma, including childhood trauma.
Rose Quartz restores harmony and trust and nurtures close connections by encouraging honest communication. Placing a Rose Quartz geode in a baby’s room will bring calm and tranquility to the environment, soothing away fear and offering loving energies.
Known as a “supreme nurturer,” Red Jasper aligns with the root chakra - the foundation of our earthly existence that ensures our basic survival and continuation of life. Red Jasper connects us with the earth and reminds us of our true role outside of modern-day pressures and mental conditioning.
It has protective properties that help build strength and courage to overcome challenges and keep moving ahead. Draw on its vibrancy when you feel disconnected, if you need a confidence boost, or when you feel your emotional stamina is running low.
What Can Crystal Geodes Be Used For?
There are countless ways for you to bring the energy of crystal geodes into your life.
Considering that geode rocks range in size from less than a centimeter to several meters in diameter, options are only limited by the depth of the imagination. They can be used whole, as opened or unopened stones, sliced, cut and set into jewelry.
Many geode slice ornaments are set on a geode base, and small slices are set in pendants and necklaces. They can also be used to adorn jewelry boxes, for example, and even as handles on doors and trays. A quick internet search will get your mind popping with ideas of how you can bring crystal geode energy into your life.
The way to use them is to keep them close. So whether you choose to wear them, put them on your nightstand or desk, or place them around the home is up to you. When you’re working with a crystal geode, you want it to be within reach of your energy field as much as possible.
Remember that although their focus is on self-work and self-development, their energy benefits everyone. In fact, a large geode placed in a central room in a home can shift the total vibrational energy of the house from negative to positive.
Many crystals also benefit physical health and wellbeing, so keeping a crystal geode close when you or a loved one is battling sickness or a chronic condition can be very comforting and healing.
Note, though, that the crystals inside geodes don’t naturally occur in vibrant, bright colors. They will be the same natural color the crystals occur in. Dazzling, multi-colored geodes are synthetically modified. That doesn’t mean that you won’t benefit from them, but you might not know the type of stones they house.
Crystal geodes are amazing miracles of nature gifted to us to use for guidance, comfort, spiritual awakening and healing.
You can use them throughout your home and workspace, or you can wear one close to you.
They don’t all offer the same benefits because their properties are influenced by the type of crystals they have inside. All of them, however, are focused on your personal life journey rather than what’s happening in the world around you.
At Karma and Luck, we know and appreciate the amazing properties and beauty of crystal geodes. None of our products are synthetically modified, and we stock only authentic gemstones. All goods are handcrafted with love and care by artisan jewelers from around the world.