There are really no hard and fast rules when it comes to crystal grids,
it's best to use your own intuition and work with what you feel guided to do with the crystals. There may be many different guides on how best to do them, but for me personally, I find the most powerful healing and manifesting comes when you go with your gut feelings and what feels right for you as an individual. This blog is a guide only and you can feel free to add your own variations. You might like to include a crystal grid of part of a more complex ritual or you may keep it super simple. Some people like to do them on a cloth, board or piece of paper with Sacred Geometry on them, as they believe this increases the power of the grid. Others like to include pieces of nature, like leaves, shells or flowers in their grid. In fact, this is how I started out when I didn't have alot of crystals, I would incorporate elements of nature into my grids. So please don't let a lack of crystals stop you!
Many people pick the stones they use based on the properties of the individual crystals that are aligned with what they would like to manifest. Others will intuitively choose what stones to work with and later look into the crystals' properties. If you don't have alot to choose from, don't worry. You can still work with what you've got, it's the setting of your own intentions that is most powerful here. The crystals work with your own inner magic & power, as well as their own metaphysical properties. They can be even more powerful when people come together to create them. It can be a wonderful group activity that can bring in positive energy at workshops, events or celebrations.
The possibilities are endless and it's really important to trust in your own intuition when doing this kind of work. Below is the most commonly used techniques when doing a crystal grid, which may be helpful for beginners.