Broken crystals HOW-WHY
If you’re feeling guilty about discovering your crystal broken, cracked or faded than before, you need to calm down and understand a bit of Crystal Physics before drawing your own conclusions.
We understand the distress jam in your brain wondering and worrying if your favorite crystal is useless now that you accidentally broke it or left it out in the sun. You’re apprehensive because you are not aware of how crystal magic actually works.
What does it mean?
Sometimes it doesn’t mean anything at all. It could be just plain ole’ science & physics that did it like a heavy impact or thermal shock: extreme hot to cold or cold to hot.
But sometimes a stone or crystal just breaks…with no explanation.
So then we have to look at energy.
Think of it as the singer & wine glass shattering scenario. What causes that to happen?
The frequencies of the wine glass were perfectly pitched or perfectly oscillated with the sound frequency of the note that the singer was holding. This created a 3rd resonant field of greater energy & that cracks the wine glass.
The same scenario may be taking place when our crystal cracks. The vibrational frequency of the crystal may be synchronizing with a frequency in its environment & BOOM! Crack.
Keep in mind…crystals do not die or stop working b/c they’ve cracked or broken. Please continue to work with them. They are still there for you.
What if this happens more than once with a particular crystal? Well, in that case, its work with you may be done. Perhaps this is a sign to gift this piece on to whoever needs it more than you. Its work isn’t done, perhaps, it just needs to move on to someone else.
Now, the intense energy that caused the stone or crystal to crack, whether a physical impact or energetic impact was intense (especially if we’re talking about a quartz crystal)…& that my have temporarily altered the crystal’s normal vibrational frequency. So you’ll want to give that crystal a little break for a bit. A little spa vacation with a nice cleansing. But after about a month, it should be rarin’ to go again.
How do you do that? You can do a meditation with the cracked/broken crystal & thank it for the work it has been doing for/with you. Then since this a high amplitude energy that caused it to crack, you can do a good crystal re-tuning. Then, I recommend giving it a little rest or retreat for a month buried in Mother Earth. Ahhhh. Be sure to mark the spot well so you can find it again!
If the crystal has completely broken into 2 or more pieces then this may be a sign to you that a piece of it needs to go with someone else.
II’ve dropped and broken quite a few crystals unfortunately, It’s something that just happens sometimes... What to do with broken crystals and is there a meaning behind it???
What does a broken crystal mean? Why did it break, chip or crack? Has it lost its healing properties? Is there really a meaning or message and what should you do with the broken pieces?
This is a common question I am asked and there are a number of reasons why a crystal can break or crack. Before we look at any spiritual meaning behind this I think it is important to look at how and why crystals can break.
Crystals are fragile items so I think it is important to remember this before jumping to any conclusions. I have lost a number of crystals over the years, mostly through dropping them or knocking them over.
How & Why Crystals Break or Crack
Bumps & Bangs
If your crystal broke or cracked because you dropped it, banged it or during travel, I personally do not think there is much of a significance to this. The only message I think is here is that you need to be more careful with crystals. If you often drop things or bump into things it can be a sign that you are ungrounded.
Tip: To protect crystals that you carry in your pockets use a bag. Get a quality thick drawstring bag or pouch to keep them in.
Hot & Cold
If your crystal has been exposed to extremes of hot and cold it can appear to break or crack for no apparent reason. The heating and cooling can cause a split in the internal flaws. It is important to look where you kept the crystal. Crystals near doors to outside your home, near a window, radiator, AC unit are at high risk of this.
Many crystals contain natural flaws and fractures which are weak. This is common with crystal Clusters, where crystals can come loose. These crystals can break, chip or crack over a period of time just through regular use and movement or any of the above reasons.
Spiritual Meanings Behind Broken Crystals
I think that if a crystal breaks for no obvious reason there could be some significance to this. If the broken crystal is a protective stone such as Black Tourmaline, Black Obsidian, Tigers Eye, Lapis Lazuli or Smoky Quartz for example it may have just saved you from some harmful negative energy. There is no need to worry, just be grateful.
The other way you can look at this is to understand that the crystal wished to become more than one crystal. As long as the crystal is not shattered you may be able to rescue the broken crystal parts and find them a new home? You could keep one piece and give away the others freely.
If you break a carved crystal in the shape of a Power Animal, Ascended Master, God or Goddess such as Buddha or Quan Yin then you can’t really give anyone half of the statue.
As it did not wish to be used as two crystals I would say that this is a sign that the spiritual being associated with it has saved you from some negative energy or even dissolved some bad karma. Another hidden blessing.
What To Do With Your Broken Crystals:
1 . If the edges are sharp you may be able to smooth them down with sandpaper but check they are not toxic crystals.
2. Cleanse the crystals of any negative energies they may have absorbed.
3. You could use the broken crystal pieces as separate crystals.
4. You could give some of the broken crystal pieces away.
5. You could bury the broken crystals in your garden. Try near plants or trees. They love crystals.
6. Put them in plant pots or use as drainage stones in the bottom of a plant pot.
7. Fill up a clear glass bottle or jar with the broken pieces and place it by a sunny window!
What About Cracked & Chipped Crystals?
If your crystal gets a chip or cracks after it was dropped or damaged in some way, it is still useable or wearable. Crystals do not lose their healing properties from this.
Please don’t judge the crystal because it is not ‘perfect’ in your eyes. A Warrior Crystal is a crystal point that is covered in chips and damage and a highly healing and protective crystal.
If you’re okay with the damage to your crystal, then you should continue to use it. If you feel this could be because of some negative energy then cleanse it. Problem solved.
Referenced from Ethan Lazerini