The most important first step in using a crystal ball is to do it when you feel the mood and atmosphere is right. If you have to force yourself into a session then the results will be adversely affected.
Use the crystal ball in a quiet and dimly lit room. Some people find it useful to have a candle burning although others find it a distraction, just do what you feel comfortable with. The main thing is to make sure you use the ball in a place where you will not be disturbed as this will obviously affect the reading. Now, itís time to get started! Place the crystal ball in front of you and relax. Place your hands on the ball and think of a question you would like answered. Visualise this subject in your mind and, when the time feels right (usually after a few minutes) remove your hands from the ball. Now, look deeply into the crystal ball and allow your eyes to become relaxed and unfocused. In a short time you should see a mist or smoke forming in the crystal, let this fill the ball and eventually the mist should clear to reveal images. These images might not be what you expected to see but it is important not to discount them and carry on trying to see something that isnít there! Just let the images materialise and eventually they will fade away. Donít try to make sense of them at this stage but just try to remember what you see.
When the images clear you can end your scrying session. However, it is important that you donít take you hands of the crystal ball immediately. Before removing your hands, you should visualise the mists coming back and covering your images (even if thereís nothing there!). This will close the scrying session properly and allow the crystal ball to return to its natural state so it is ready for the next time you wish to use it.
Now you need to try and interpret the images you have seen in relation to your question. This is something that only you can do as the images are related to your own self. Just follow your instincts and youíll be on the right path. One more final important point Ė Do not let anyone else use your crystal ball. This will affect the energy of the ball and will make it more difficult for you to use effectively in the future.
Using a crystal ball takes a lot of practice in order to achieve results. However, with time you will find that it becomes easier and that the images you see will become more vivid and easier to interpret. However, once you have mastered the art it can be a very rewarding and enjoyable experience.