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When Crystals Break, Chip, Shatter or Disappear….

Two common questions I am asked are.. “Why did my crystal break?” and “What should I do when it breaks?”

These are superb questions and ones which come with different responses, depending on who you ask.  Crystals can slip through our hands, fall from a shelf , disappear or be lost to theft.

I personally believe that everything happens for a reason, even though we may not know or understand why at the time.

So, when crystals break, chip, shatter, disappear or get stolen, I believe it happens for a reason.  There are others who believe that there isn’t necessarily any specific reason as to why a crystal may become compromised other than the misfortune of it being at the wrong place at the wrong time. And that is OK as well.

If you quiet your thoughts, sometimes the “whys” will come to you.  Honestly, your take is as good as anyone else’s take.

Often unbeknownst to us, the toxic energies around us wreak havoc on our emotional, intellectual, mental and physical well being. Crystals work hard to remove, absorb, take in, protect, dissolve and shield us  from these harmful and undesirable negative energies / vibrations.  That overwhelming negativity often becomes too much (even for the crystal) and it breaks, explodes or shatters.

Location, timing and the properties of the crystal can also provide info as to why they may have been compromised.

Other explanations for crystals breaking or disappearing:

Divine intervention

Giving us messages from our angels or spirit guides

The crystal didn’t resonate with our energy / vibration

The crystal was called to benefit someone else.

It served its purpose for us and had to move on.



Many of us use crystals in healing ourselves and others.

When crystals explode, break or crack in healing applications, they should NEVER be used again for healing. The crystal took in (absorbed) the bad or negative energy that our body would normally have taken. Imagine how harmful those “bad energies” were for it to cause the crystal to break or explode. In this case, the crystal served its purpose to us.

If you can’t part with the compromised crystal, tell it that you enjoy and appreciate it and want it to remain with you.  If you prefer to glue it, then do so.  Remember, NEVER  again use it for health and healing.  A break can change its energy and vibration.



Some crystal “purists” believe when crystals fall, break, split or chip, they should always be buried back into the earth.  I say  “Go with your gut feeling on that.”   However, when a crystal EXPLODES, all of the pieces should be buried or thrown out.


Below are my responses to someone who had  mentioned that 3 of their stones (rose quartz, onyx and aqua aura) had recently broken:

My answers take into account the crystal’s properties and how they may have been instrumental in the crystal being compromised.

Rose quartz represents love, love relationships, our emotions, our heart and heart chakra. Many people place a rose quartz in their bra to help ease stress and anxiety related chest pains. Over time, the rose quartz may turn white or break from having absorbed bad energy that normally would have affected our heart and our health.

Onyx works on the psyche, deflecting negative energy, providing stamina, inner harmony, a sense of responsibility and self confidence to the user. When onyx breaks or shatters, here again we have to think about how these related issues may pertain to us.

Aqua Aura (clear quartz bonded with vaporized gold) is very fragile and can break easily. Aqua Aura has a high and intense vibration. It calms and soothes the emotions, benefits depression, anxiety and chaotic behavior and is a tremendous stress reliever. Aqua Aura can protect the wearer from psychic or psychological attacks. Aqua Aura increases our spiritual evolvement and removes malicious and “parasitic” energies from our energy field. Many intuitives, channelers and healers are drawn to the gentle energy of this gorgeous crystal.

I have had aqua aura pieces break in two and somehow feel it is OK to keep both pieces.

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