Originally Posted by Radke
I recently got a crystal ball. I've read in some places that it is best to use a CLEAR crystal quartz (I have this) But now others are saying that you should get ones with clouds, bubbles, etc. to easily form symbols.
For sometime I sepdn 20-30 minutes a day gazing into it. I have seen purple aura, and I MIGHT have seen an axe, but that is about it.
I'm not sure what I am doing wrong. I have cleansed it with a gentle cloth and soap/water.
Can anyone give me advice about what I should do? I'm hoping to start seeing some sort of symbols.
Radke, welcome to scrying!
first of all, one can scry with pretty much anything, and if you choose to have a crystal ball--it doesn't matter if it is clear or has clouds, bubbles, etc. in it. One should choose a ball that attracts them. You could choose a colored crystal ball- (many have) and I've known people to scry with very dark crystal balls---where you can't see anything BUT black! You can also choose to scry with a plain bowl of water--or a bowl of water with ice in it! (like Daniel mentioned)
So, actually---I recommend choosing a ball you are attracted to.
Next, don't spend hours on end staring into your ball. In fact, don't stare at it at all. Look into the ball, sure, but you are allowed to blink and you are allowed to hold the ball and move it around in your hands or to just look into it while it is sitting on a stand. Again--it depends on how YOU are most comfortable scrying.
To begin with, it is better if you spend only a few minutes at a time looking into the crystal ball. Get use to it. If you spend too much time--you can end up giving yourself a massive headache and that is not good! So, continue looking into your ball and at the moment you begin to get a headache or eye ache--or ANY kind of discomfort, quit and put the ball away for another try at another time.
take your time with it. enjoy your time with it. get to know your 'tool'. because the crystal ball is going to be like anything else you divine with. tarot cards, oracle cards, a pendulum, etc. it is a TOOL.
it may be helpful to get a dream dictionary, because generally people see pictures in them and using a dream dictionary MIGHT help you to decipher the meanings of these pictures.
Most people first see clouds before they see anything else. Don't be alarmed if you see clouds for a long time before much of anything else--though, you've already had a great start, I think, since you saw a color and a picture. Look up what axe could mean for you-and you may see that seeing this picture is quite meaningful for what is going on in your life. same with the color.
There is a wonderful book out there about crystal ball gazing, that I use to recommend to everyone to invest in, but I cannot recall the title now to save my life. I'll have to go through my collection to find it and come back to tell you. It was not very big nor very expensive and is readily available online. My kind of book!
I have many crystal balls of all shapes and sizes and colors. I have one the size of a small marble and one as large as a softball. I prefer the marble sized one to be honest. the softball one is heavy and gets cumbersome. But then, crystal ball gazing turned out to not be my cup of tea either. I much prefer other forms of divination. But, my daughter is great with her crystal balls and every now and again I get into it and try and will see things.
So, my advice to you is to don't give up yet--keep going at it, but for only a short time each time you do. Keep a journal of what you experience (another thing I am bad at) and perhaps get a dream dictionary-or find one online. Keep it fun though-because as soon as it is anything like 'work' - it gets to be very ho - hum boring! And do NOT push yourself. You really don't want to end up with a gazing headache. ouch!