Creating your own Crystal Altar is easy and inexpensive. What is a crystal altar? It is a special place where you keep your collection of crystals for mediation, and / or for an energy center in your home or apartment. It doesn't require much room, and can be set up in a few minutes.

To give you an idea, I have taken pictures of Examples.

As you can see, it has crystals and stones, along with other items of nature, such as feathers, shells, wood, water, candles and even a prayer card. The point is you can use just about anything you choose. The important thing to remember is that each of these items should be special to you. I often put feathers on my altar that cross my path. You can use a shelf or dresser top as long as it is a place that will not be disturbed or that can not cause a fire when burning candles.

Once you have assembled your altar, the intention is to bring light and energy to you and your surrounding area. You can program your stones and crystals for specific use or just use them for decoration and let them do what they do naturally, which is to dissolve and balance energy. Meditating by your altar can help bring you peace.

Here is something I personally like to do. If I have a friend or family member that is having a particular problem with their health or relationships, I draw a circle on a piece of paper. In that circle I put the persons name, along with positive words that can help them with their particular problem. For example, if someone is having health problems, I put their name inside the circle, and then put the words: healthy, happy, peaceful, love, light, and resolution. Then I put that piece of paper on the altar along with some tumbled stones that I think might help with the situation. Rose Quartz can always help by bringing in love and self-love. If you are familiar with the colors of the chakra's you might try a colored stone that relates to that part of the body they are having trouble with.

Suggested Items to Use for Crystal Altar:

Tumbled Stones: Rose Quartz, Mangano (Pink) Calcite, Amethyst, Hematite,
Smoky Quartz
, Clear Quartz

Candles: Pillar Love Candle or Votive Peace Candle

Crystals: Amethyst Crystal Geode

Be Well

Author's Bio: 

Linda Foltyn is the Owner of White Buffalo Beads and Stones, a web site dedicated to bringing you beautiful crystals, tumbled gemstones and necklaces, healing gemstone bead bracelet, candles, candlholders and more. Visit at