Crystal gazing has been practiced by gypsies for thousands of years as a way to see distant or future events. As I was born into a Romany Gypsy family of fortune tellers, I can share from my own experience the real crystal ball reading information I grew up with.
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Now that you know that you are going to learn how to do this, you should be excited to jump in. You may want to buy one and start using it as a tool in your psychic readings and although you’re happy to get going, you may not be sure where you should begin. I'm going to tell you where to buy, what to buy, how to care for, how to read, and interpret your own scrying sphere.
Step One – You Will Need To Know Where to Buy a Crystal Ball
First things first, you must purchase your first crystal ball. Believe it or not, this step is simple enough. Nowadays, it is just as easy to purchase a genuine crystal sphere as it is to buy Tarot cards. Thanks to the invention of the internet, they are not that difficult to find.
A quick internet search should yield plenty of spheres as you can buy yours from many places. Alternatively, you might want to check out: Amazon, Ebay, Etsy and your local mind, body, spirit shop.
My pick for Crystal Ball products from Amazon, publishing affiliate may get a commission
Clear Quartz Crystal Ball with Wood Stand - Size 150mm (6")
Natural Amethyst Quartz Crystal Ball with Stand - Size 50mm (2")
Crystal Ball Enamel Lapel Pin for Psychics - Size 25.5mm (1")
LED Crystal Ball Stand - to Display Your Own Crystal Ball
Step Two - Decide on the Type of Crystal Ball You Would Like to Buy
There are several types dedicated to crystal ball divination. Each ranges in size, color, weight, and material. No two are exactly alike unless they have been manufactured.
To begin with, most newbie diviners purchase a glass one which is often marketed by suppliers as a ‘crystal’ ball. These can range significantly in price and glass balls will be a lot cheaper than genuine quartz crystal balls. In most places, glass balls cost anywhere between $10 and $50.
FAQ: Are crystal balls made of glass?
Spheres built from quartz should be marketed as such by retailers. Genuine quartz crystal balls are also much more expensive than glass balls. Real crystal balls are also rarely flawless or transparent. Typically, real fortune teller crystal balls are made from quartz, jasper, or agate.
Clear quartz spheres are a fail-safe option to begin with. Clear quartz is something good to practice with for most types of crystal reading. However, many diviners like to select balls based on the traditional properties of the material and their specialisms as readers. For example:
Finally, when it comes to usability, size, and weight does not matter. Larger balls are not always better than smaller balls. If you do a lot of ball readings on the road as a professional psychic, it is more convenient to use a crystal ball that is on the smaller side as it is easier to transport and carry around.
However, you do want your spheres to be large enough to use for divination purposes. It is easier to get lost in a larger ball. So, as a happy medium for your first sphere, I recommend that you purchase a sphere between the sizes of 50mm-80mm in size or 7oz-15oz in weight (different sellers will market their spheres in either size or weight).
Step Three - Make it Yours
Once you have purchased your crystals, it is time to program it and make it feel like yours. Just as you would Tarot cards, pendulums, or oracle cards, it is always a good idea to make your sphere feel personal to you before you begin using it for readings.
Your divination and fortune-telling tools will work better for you if you form a personal relationship with them. Having a special connection to your tools is what turns them from just objects into sacred objects. Yours should feel important to you.
FAQ: How do you cleanse and charge a crystal ball?
Even though yours will give you better readings if it feels personal to you, that doesn’t mean that you should wait until you feel a connection to start performing readings with your sphere. You can read with your ball as soon as you first lay eyes on it. In fact, I recommend that you read with your ball often as part of the programming process. Nothing makes a divination tool yours faster than the process of actually using it for readings!
Next, you’re going to start using your ball for readings!
Step Four - Perform Readings
Staring into a crystal ball will put you into a different state. Just as you would with dreaming or ceremonial drumming, you can reach a new state of consciousness by diving deep into your crystal sphere.
FAQ: How do you SCRY with a crystal ball?
FAQ: What is crystal ball reading?
Step Five - Interpret your Readings
After you have performed your first crystal ball reading, you can interpret the information you recorded. It is easy enough to digest the meanings of thoughts, feelings, and ideas, but interpreting symbols, colors, and shapes are a little bit more challenging.
If you’re already familiar with other symbolic methods of divination (such as tea leaf reading or dream interpretation) interpreting the symbols you received during your first scrying session will be a piece of cake. However, if you have never practiced a symbolic type of fortune-telling before, you need to start with the basics.
Personally, I recommend that you create your own meanings reference. However, I can give you some tips!
When learning symbolism, a good place to start is to master interpreting the animal kingdom first. Animals are a very common feature in divination, so working on assigning meanings to animal symbols will help you make predictions.
In divination, it is typical for animals to symbolize other people. The characteristics which you associate with that animal will be the distinguishing feature of the person which the animal represents. So, if you dream about a seal - and you associate seal with being cute - seeing a seal vision in your crystal ball can mean that you are soon going to meet a cute person.
So, that is the basics of performing crystal ball readings! Remember, first you must purchase your crystal ball. Then, you have to work on forming a personal relationship with your sphere. But most important of all, you must get to work on scrying straight away so that you can perfect your psychic reading methods.
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Lisa Boswell is an award-winning divination teacher who currently resides in the UK. Through her websites Divination & Fortune Telling and Read Lenormand, Lisa teaches both experienced and would-be readers how they can predict the future of their love lives, relationships and businesses using Tarot and Lenormand.
Born into a Romany Gypsy family of fortune tellers, Lisa has had an active interest in the occult from a young age. She specializes in teaching predictive Tarot, fortune-telling and divination.
You can find out more about her work through her Divination & Fortune-Telling Website
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