Crystal Cairns

In these times of great challenge both to our planetary body and ourselves, it is key to do all we can to positively support ourselves, those around us and of course our beautiful Mother Earth who nourishes and sustains us.

A crystal cairn in your garden, or an outside space, for example at a hospice, therapy garden, or healing centre can greatly enhance the energy of all in its vicinity, and if meditated with regularly, can become a beacon of healing Light.
All that is needed is to make a small cairn out of rounded, and where possible, local natural stone.  Then simply place a programmed fist sized chunk of crystal on top of the cairn and meditate with it weekly, or more often if you are able to, focusing on the particular healing energy qualities of your chosen crystal.

A cairn is best placed in a sheltered site where there is good natural light and air flow, allowing and enhancing the natural energy flow of the crystal.  Damp, dark, enclosed, or very windy or exposed sites are not suitable.

Good crystals for cairns include rose quartz, amethyst, snow quartz and unikite. It is best to choose one type of crystal and stay with that so that the energy can build, rather than chopping and changing.
The rose quartz cairn, here at Old Nisthouse, has been in action for over a year now. Its predecessor, an amethyst cairn was in use for over six years.

Which crystal you use will depend on what you feel is most required both for yourself and your local area, if unsure ask to be shown in a dream or a meditation. You may even be suddenly gifted with a suitable crystal - the Universe is very clever at guiding us in the right direction if we can only remain open to its gifts and prompts.

Rose quartz will flow peace and healing to the area to which it is placed and beyond if it is programmed to do so acting as a community focus of Light.

Rose quartz chunk

Amethyst on a cairn strengthens spiritual connection and encourages other light streams such as fairies, devas, and elementals.

Amethyst cairn

Snow quartz is the 'mother stone', bringing gentle nurturance and strength to all in its wake. It also attracts birds butterflies bees and other wildlife.

Snow quartz cairn

Unakite is a bringer of harmony, peace, and unity.


To programme, the crystal for your cairn, simply cleanse it overnight in water in a glass container, pat dry with a clean natural fibre cloth. Place the crystal in you left palm with your right palm over, or simply place your right palm on it if it is too large to hold, and ask the crystal to ignite to your chosen energy focus.

For example, for rose quartz:
"I ask the Light to veil to my home / garden / neighbourhood / community with peace, healing and positive energy flow."

Then place the programmed crystal on top of your cairn, with any point to it facing upright, and allow its beauty and healing qualities to radiate out to all within its wake.
As the crystal is placed outside it will be cleansed by the elements and can be thus left undisturbed.

I have worked with crystal cairns for many years now, initially at a personal and community level and in more recent years with the Crystal Earthworks cairn with its global focus. They are truly special gifts to use and I never cease to be amazed by the changes in energy they can bring about to an area, to individuals and to the wildlife and land to which they are placed.

Please Note: To programme your crystals to greatest effect, it is important to cleanse and align yourself and the space you are in first. This is simply done by stopping and being still, and then asking the Light (Universal /Cosmic energy) that all negativity be cleansed from your being and the room/space you are in and that the negativity is released to the Earth for transmutation, and then that you and the room/space are filled with positivity. Then you are ready to begin.

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