How To Use A Crystal Ball: A Beginner’s Guide by Alissa Monroe

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It’s the stereotypical image of a fortune teller – a woman in a headscarf, waving her hands over a crystal ball and conjuring up images of that elusive tall, dark, handsome stranger – but a crystal ball is still to this day a very useful tool to have in your psychic box. Crystal ball gazing is accessible to everyone, and although difficult at first, it’s definitely something which improves with practice.

If you’re new to crystal ball gazing or learning how to scry, the images probably won’t make sense at first or you might not see images at all.  Don’t let this frustrate you. Crystal ball gazing takes time and practice to perfect.  The more you practice on using your crystal ball, the better you will get.

Here is a quick guide on how to use a crystal ball.

  1. Place the crystal ball on a table in front of you.
  2. Sit down and relax, focusing on your breathing.
  3. For 2 minutes, place your hands on the crystal ball and focus your energy on it.
  4. Visualize your question for the psychic ball or say it out loud.
  5. Now take your hands off the crystal.
  6. Take a good look at the ball, allowing your eyes to relax and become unfocused.
  7. Once you see the smoke forming inside of the crystal, give it enough time until you see an image starting to form.

Before You Start Crystal Ball Gazing

Choosing a Crystal Ball

Most crystal balls are made of glass, but you may be surprised to know that a good crystal ball doesn’t have to be clear – you can also use crystal balls made of amethyst, smokey quartz or indeed any other gemstone of your choice. How does this work, you might wonder when you’re supposed to see images in the ball? Well, it works because the images you see will be in your mind’s eye, not in the ball itself – a ball is merely a tool for focusing your mind and opening your third eye.

Choose a ball which appeals to you, but make sure it’s not too small. Bigger is definitely better, as it’s easier to concentrate on than a very small crystal ball. When you get your first crystal ball home, it’s a good idea to gently wash it in mild soapy water, just to clean away any excess energies. From this point on, only you should handle it, and store it safely away from dust when not in use.

Setting the Scene

In order to use the crystal ball, you need a quiet space where you will not be interrupted. If you already have a space for meditation, that would be ideal. Some people like to set the scene by cleansing the room with a smudge stick first, burning incense or playing spiritual music.

For beginners, it’s easiest to do crystal ball gazing in a very dimmed light, although experienced crystal ball gazers can and do gaze in broad daylight and even in strong sunshine. To start with, however, we recommend that you turn out the lights, draw the curtains and light just one or two candles. Put the candles behind you, so you don’t get too many reflections in the crystal ball itself.

Time To Begin


When you are ready, hold the crystal ball for just a moment, and relax. If you have a specific question in mind, ask it in your mind now, or just ask for you to be shown whatever will be helpful to you at this time.

Then place the ball onto its stand, or onto a dark cushion or cloth. And gaze. Literally.

You need to stare at the ball intently. Try not to blink or to look away. Hold your gaze. It doesn’t matter (in fact it might even help) if your eyes become unfocused. If you’re good at the Magic Eye pictures, you’ll be great at crystal gazing! It may take some time, but eventually you should start to see a mist form in or over the crystal ball. At this point, don’t break your concentration – the mist should clear quickly.

After the mist, you will start to see images. Remember



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