How To Do Fortune Teller Crystal Ball
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You have decided that you’re going to purchase a fortune teller crystal ball. Now that you know that you are going to own your own crystal sphere, you’re excited to jump in. You want to buy one and start using it as a tool in your psychic readings. 

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However, although you’re happy to get going, you’re not exactly sure where you should begin. If you’re unsure how you should go about becoming a fortune teller crystal ball reader, this post is for you! 

Here are the steps you need to take to buy, own, care for, and begin reading with a fortune teller crystal ball. 

5 Step Fortune Teller Crystal Ball Reading Tutorial

5 Step Fortune Teller Crystal Ball Reading Tutorial

Step One - Know Where to Buy a Crystal Ball

First things first, you must purchase your first fortune teller crystal ball. Believe it or not, this step is simple enough. Nowadays, it is just as easy to purchase a genuine crystal sphere are it is to buy Tarot cards. Thanks to the invention of the internet, crystal balls are not that difficult to find. 

A quick internet search should yield plenty of spheres as you can buy a crystal ball from many places. Alternatively, you might want to check out: Amazon, Ebay, Etsy and your local mind, body, spirit shop. 

Step Two - Decide on the Type of Crystal Ball You Would Like to Buy

There are several types of crystal balls which are used for divination. Each crystal ball ranges in size, color, weight, and material. No two crystal balls are exactly alike unless they have been human-made. 

To begin with, most newbie diviners purchase a glass sphere which is often marketed by suppliers as ‘crystal balls.’ These can range significantly in price and glass balls will be a lot cheaper than genuine fortune teller crystal balls. In most places, glass balls cost anywhere between $10 and $50. 

Are crystal balls made of glass?

  • Glass balls can work the same as quartz crystal balls for fortune telling purposes. You will also find that glass balls are easier to come across in shops, malls, and bookstores than true crystal spheres. However, if you want the real thing, it is best to purchase a genuine quartz crystal ball. 

Spheres built from quartz crystal will be marketed as such by retailers. Genuine 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 for your first crystal ball. Clear quartz is a good all-around option for most types of readings. However, many diviners like to select balls based on the traditional properties of the material and their specialisms as readers. For example: 

  • If you perform a lot of love readings: Purchase a sphere made from rose quartz. 

  • If you want your ball to tell you more about your career: Select a ball made from pyrite. 

  • If you wish to learn the secrets of the universe: Purchase a sphere made from ocean jasper. 

  • If you read a lot on health and vitality: Buy a sphere made from carnelian. 

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 readings on the road as a professional reader, it is more convenient to have the smaller crystal sphere as these 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 crystal sphere, 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. Your fortune teller crystal ball should feel important to you. 

How do you cleanse and charge a crystal ball?

  • There are no rules for how you should cleanse and charge a crystal ball for divination but, as a bare minimum, you can make your sphere feel more like yours by handling it often. Get to know your sphere’s feel, shape, and unique little inclusions inside and out. Carry your sphere everywhere with you and place it close by your bed. Do not allow other people to play with your crystal ball - it should feel like yours and only yours. 

Even though your fortune teller crystal ball 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 

How do you SCRY with a crystal ball?

  • Many people new to scrying assume that you will see the future in your crystal ball. While some individuals do see physical shapes, phantoms, and things in their spheres (especially if your sphere is made from real quartz crystal) most crystal ball readers use their spheres as meditative objects. Most diviners see objects in their mind’s eye, not in the actual ball itself.  

Staring into a fortune teller 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. 

What is crystal ball reading?

  • Spend some time looking into your ball. What shapes can you see? Which symbols appear in your third eye? What are you thinking? What thoughts, feelings, and impressions are you receiving from your sphere? Once with you are done linking with your crystal ball, you should write down everything which has come to you during the reading. It is essential that you record your reading so that you can interpret symbols or refer back to your notes later. 

Step Five - Interpret your Readings

After you have performed your first fortune teller 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 in your crystal ball can mean that you are soon going to meet a cute person. 

So, that is the basics of using a crystal ball for divination! 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 fortune teller crystal ball readings.

About The Author


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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