Seed of Life Crystal Grid Templates
A crystal grid is an intentional arrangement of minerals, selected to represent a particular goal, and then spiritually activated to support that work. Just as a mixture of herbs and spices can create a taste greater than its ingredients, a grid is thought to weave together the energy field that surrounds individual stones, blending their energies and producing a mineral aura equivalent to a much larger piece.
Grids may be free form or based on a pattern, like a spiritual symbol or geometric figure. A grid template is a guide used to position the stones. The Metaphysical Department’s very own Stacie Coller pioneered a Seed of Life grid template now popular across the metaphysical community. “The Seed of Life” and the “Flower of Life” are contemporary names for ancient geometric figures, consisting of interlocking circles. The Seed of Life is constructed from seven circles, six symmetrically spaced around a seventh. The Flower of Life is an expansion of this pattern equally in six directions, although the exact number of circles varies.
To read more about the Seed of Life, check out Christopher's full length article on our blog here.
A number of grid templates can be produced by connecting different hexagrams and hexagons hidden within the Seed of Life. Stones are placed where the lines intersect or at spots flanking them. Both the Seed of Life and hexagram share symbolism cross-culturally, representing a union of opposites like feminine/masculine, moon/sun, and earth/heaven. Both shapes also suggest the “merkaba” or star tetrahedron, a three dimensional Star of David, seen as an evolution of the spiritual body in today’s metaphysical community.
Our most popular template are those used for our readymade Metaphysical Department grids, available on our website:
Full Grid Template, 37 Points, with Different Shapes
Mini Grid Template, 19 Points, with Different Shapes
Additional templates are available below for free, ranging from versions with just lines to dots or different shapes that show stone placements. They are saved as PDF files. Simply click the link and print one off. These templates and all related information are provided as a service for your personal use and may not be used in any commercial or educational enterprises without our permission. But for your own personal use, copy as many as you would like and grid your heart out. The more, the merrier.
Activating a grid is as easy as doodling a daisy, as shown in this handout:
Seed of Life Grid Activation, Full Size Grid
Seed of Life Grid Activation, Mini Grid (Coming soon.)
Linear Grid Templates
A number of different grid templates can be produced by partially or fully connecting different hexagrams and hexagons hidden within the Seed of Life. Here are some of them, without additional symbols.
Seed of Life with Radial Lines (Foundation for a Mini Grid)
Seed of Life with Radial and Crossing Lines (Foundation for a Full Grid)
Seed of Life with Hexagrams and Hexagons
Full Grid Templates
A full grid is created by adding six radial lines and eighteen crossing lines to the Seed of Life, producing a hexagram and three hexagons. Besides the center, stones are placed in geometrically related groups of six.
Full Grid, 31 Points, with Different Shapes
Full Grid, 31 Points, with Dots
Full Grid, 37 Points, with Different Shapes
Full Grid, 37 Points, with Dots
Stones may also be placed at flanking positions, besides or between the main points.
Full Grid, Flanking Positions, with Dots (Coming soon.)
Full Grid Templates with Split Center
The central ring is usually filled with twelve stones. However every other position can be broken down into two separate ones. This produces a split center with eighteen spots, each on their own line crossing.
Split Center Full Grid, 37 Points, with Different Shapes
Split Center Full Grid, 37 Points, with Dots
Split Center Full Grid, 43 Points, with Different Shapes
Split Center Full Grid, 43 Points, with Dots
Crystal Grid Templates for Global Lightwork
For our recent global lightwork workshop and new global lightwork grid, we created a version of the full sized template placed on top of the Earth. There are three versions available:
A North and South American Orientation
An Asian and African Orientation
Both Templates Together
Miniature Grid Templates
A miniature grid is created by adding six radial lines to the Seed of Life. Besides the center, stones are placed in geometrically related groups of three.
Mini Grid, 19 Points, with Different Shapes
Mini Grid, 19 Points, with Dots
Mini Grid, 25 Points, with Different Shapes
Mini Grid, 25 Points, with Dots
Stones may also be placed at flanking positions, besides or between the main points.
Mini Grid, Flanking Positions, with Dots
Hexagram Crystal Grid Templates
During the renaissance of crystal grids in the late 1970's to early 1990's, a hexagram shaped template was commonly used, sometimes with a hexagon border. Grids were primarily quartz oriented at the time. This shape replicates its six sided geometry, when seen in cross section, and its seven main placements for stones were thought to signify the chakras, just like the edges and point of a crystal.
This template was once better known as a "Star of David" or "Seal of Solomon" grid, after the traditional names for the downward and upward pointing triangles of the hexagram. It symbolizes the union of opposites like female/male, earth/heaven, and dark/light. Today it is more commonly called a "Reiki grid" after being popularized for long distance energy work in some branches of that healing modality.
Several versions of this grid are available on our website, some have just lines while others use different shapes that show stone placements. They are saved as PDF files. Simply click the link and print one off. These templates and all related information are provided as a service for your personal use and may not be used in any commercial or educational enterprises without our permission. But for your own personal use, copy as many as you would like and grid your heart out. The more, the merrier.
Using the Different Shapes for Stone Placement
Place a stone at the center circle. Then set six stones on the larger circles and squares along the outside. Two alternating groups of three may be used instead: one on the large circles and one on the large squares. These placements outline the two triangles of the hexagram. An additional six stones may be placed on the large triangles and large stars. Two alternating groups of three stones may be used instead: one on the large triangles and one on the large stars.
Just continue this pattern for the more complicated versions. I used smaller shapes to show the repeated sequence. A set of six or two sets of three are placed at each pairing: square and circle, triangle and star. So many spots are available with radial line grids, they are just represented by a diamond.
Hexagram with Hexagon and Different Shapes
A more complicated version can be created by nesting increasingly smaller hexagrams in the inner hexagon of the larger shape, alternating in their orientation.
Nesting Hexagram with Different Shapes
Nesting Versions with Radial Lines
A large number of additional points may be created by extending radial lines across the template.
Nesting Hexagram with Radial Lines
Nesting Hexagram with Radial Lines and Different Shapes
Crystal Grid Information
Click on the links to go to the handout with all sorts of groovy information. :)
Free Grid Template with Stone Position Symbols for Printing
MDGRID001 Abundance Crystal Grid
MDGRID002 Stress Relief & Relaxation Grid
MDGRID003 Distance Healing Crystal Grid
MDGRID004 Best Path Problem Solving Grid
MDGRID005 Solar Flare Support Crystal Grid
MDGRID006 Mental Clarity & Better Focus Grid
MDGRID007 All Quartz "Happy Family" Grid
MDGRID008 Tourmaline Protection & Empath Shielding Grid
MDGRID009 Finding & Attracting Love Grid
MDGRID010 Mercury Retrograde Support Crystal Grid
MDGRID011 Reiki Healing Support Grid
MDGRID012 Saturn Mitigation Crystal Grid
MDGRID013 Selenite & Salt Clearing & Charging Grid
MDGRID014 Grief & Broken Heart Support Grid
MDGRID016 Removing Obstacles & Blockages Grid
MDGRID017 Higher Consciousness Grid
MDGRID021 Venus Mitigation Grid
MDGRID022 Global Lightwork Grid
MDGRID023 Divine Connection Grid
MDGRID025 Sun Grid
The Many Ways to Work with Stones Get ideas of how to work with single stones or stones organized into sets. Copyright 2015, Christopher Lee Matthews and Stacie Coller.