Crystals

Clear Quartz

KEY WORDS:

Programmability, amplification of one's intentions, clearing, cleansing, healing, energy enhancement

 

CHAKRAS:

All chakras

 

ARCHANGEL:

Raziel

 

1. Clear Quartz Sphere  |  2. Clear Quartz: Grounding & Key Formations  |  3. Charm Bracelet made with Clear Quartz - Handmade Jade |  4. Clear Quartz: Penetrator Formations

 

Attributes:

Quartz is the most powerful healing and energy amplifier on the planet. It absorbs, stores, releases, regulates and unblocks energy.  This crystal works at a vibrational level attuned to the specific energy requirements of the person needing healing or undertaking spiritual work. It cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the body, mind & spirit. Clear Quartz raises energy to the highest possible level, works on all levels and enhances psychic abilities and attunes you to your spiritual purpose. It brings clarity of thought and purpose to one's mind and heart and can assist one in overcoming confusion. Quartz also filters out distractions during meditation. It is known to be the most efficient receptor for programming. Once a Clear Quartz crystal has been programmed, it will continue to resonate with that thought, prayer or feeling. Clear Quartz can be used to amplify the energies of other stones or to blend and enhance the energies of groups of stones.

 

Healing Properties:

Clear Quartz is a master healer and can be used for ANY condition. It stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance. It is an excellent stone for soothing burns. It stimulates the nervous system and can assist in removing adhesions in the connective tissue. Clear Quartz is emotionally neutral, but it will amplify any emotion with which it moves into resonance. Clear Quartz works on all levels of the energetic and physical bodies and also resonates with all chakras.

 

Uses:

Clear Quartz can be used for any number of things because of it's versatility. It can be used with Reiki, Crystal Healing, Crystal Grids, Feng Shui, Acupuncture and Massage, just to name a few.

 

Unique Qualities:

Quartz crystal exhibits the property of piezoelectricity, meaning it can transform mechanical energy, like pressure, into electromagnetic energy, and vice versa. This makes it useful in devices like crystal radios, microphones, watches, radio transmitters, etc.

 

Locations:

Clear Quartz can be found in many places around the world. The most commercially available Clear Quartz crystals are from Arkansas, Brazil and Madagascar.

 

How I use Clear Quartz:

I work a lot with clear quartz in healing jewelry. It is relatively easy to find in many shapes and sizes and not as expensive as some of the other stones. Personally I love to work with the stones that are not completely clear. I love to see the cracks, breaks and imperfections within the stones that, in the sunlight, show little rainbows. They are beautiful and remind me that they are real stones that came from the earth. I also work a lot with Clear Quartz in my healing practice. I use large stones when I'm giving a Reiki treatment as this stone helps to hold the intention of healing, let go and dispels the negative energy from the body. I cleanse the stones after every treatment to ensure that no negative or harmful energy stays within the stone. I have a Crystal Grid that I work with every morning and it's made up of 8 different pieces of Clear Quartz in varying shapes and sizes. I love Clear Quartz, it's one of my all time favourite stones. Clear Quartz can manifest with many different types of "inclusions" which means that besides the quartz, another mineral grows in varying amounts within it as it grows. The healing powers of these different crystals combine together and amplify each other. One of my most favourite and special pieces of Clear Quartz with inclusions is a piece that is called Harlequin Quartz. It has tiny red inclusions of Hematite. This particular crystal also has a Smokey Quartz "phantom" inside it as well. Phantoms are crystals that started to grow within the crystal and for some reason, weather change, pressure or change in the atmosphere the process of formation stops leaving behind only the outline of what would have been another crystal. It literally looks like the out line of a crystal point within the crystal. It's quite amazing and really special if you think about it.

I hope you've enjoyed learning about Clear Quartz and that it can be a really beautiful addition to a piece of jewelry you are making or as a special part of your home furnishings. A crystal sitting on a bookshelf, table or windowsill catching the sunlight will add unique beauty to your home!

Information gathered and adapted from 2 sources: The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall & The Book of Stones by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian.

 

Crystals

Smokey Quartz

KEY WORDS:

grounding, transmutation of negative energies, organization, manifestation of dreams and inspirations

 

CHAKRAS:

first chakra { root chakra } & third chakra { solar plexus }

 

ARCHANGEL:

Jophiel

 

1. Smokey Quartz with Chlorite growing on the outside  |  2. Smokey Quartz cluster  |  3. Smokey Quartz with Spessartine Garnet  |  4. Wrap Bracelet with Smokey Quartz - Handmade Jade  |  5. Layering Wrap Bracelet with Smokey Quartz - Handmade Jade

 

ATTRIBUTES:

Smokey Quartz is one of the best grounding stones as it can help one come back to the body and physical world because it cleanses & clears the aura & energetic systems assisting one in connecting to the Earth. Smokey Quartz also offers protection from negative energies as it gently absorbs and transmutes negative vibrations, assisting in eliminating and detoxifying on all levels by grounding it in the Earth where it can be neutralized. It then brings in positive energies to fill the space. It is a good stone for 'keeping things clear' as it is fantastic for clearing the mind and relieving stressful thoughts. Smokey Quartz relives fear, lists depression and brings emotional calmness. This stone teaches you how to leave behind that which no longer serves you.

 

HEALING PROPERTIES:

Because of its grounding and clearing capabilities, Smokey Quartz is extremely beneficial for pain relief, including headaches, cramps & back ache. It's particularly effective for ailments of the abdomen, hips and legs, reproductive system, as well as the muscular and nervous systems. Smokey Quartz dissolves cramps, strengthens the back, muscles & nerves. It also aids the body in assimilating minerals and regulating fluids within the body.

 

USES + UNIQUE QUALITIES:

The color of Smokey Quartz comes from natural radiation and is therefore excellent for treating radiation-related illness or supporting chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This stone is also useful for placing near computers, televisions or any electronics to counter excessive electromagnetic fields in one's environment. Smokey Quartz is also excellent for breaking up and dissolving any kind of stagnation in the body or aura as it sends the energy back to the Earth to be neutralized, filling the space with positive energy.

 

LOCATIONS:

Smokey Quartz is found in many countries including Brazil, Australia, Madagascar, Switzerland and USA.

 

HOW I USE SMOKEY QUARTZ:

I use smokey quartz quite often. I work with it a lot when making healing jewelry because of it's calming and grounding nature. It is pretty easy to find at jewelry stores and it is also fairly inexpensive, until you look at the very high quality facetted strands! They come in all shapes and sizes as well. I find that I can wear smokey quartz all the time so I tend to incorporate it with many things I make for myself.
I also use smokey quartz during the reiki treatments I do as its grounding energy is very beneficial for clients as they let go of any negative energy they may be holding onto.
A few of these special pieces of smokey quartz live out in the open on book shelves where they can catch the sunlight in my apartment. They also illuminate when placed near plants, probably because of their strong connection to the Earth. I have many pieces of smokey quartz in my crystal collection and these photos are of some of my favourites!
In one of the pictures above is of a special piece { it's the large crystal in the top photo } I found that has another crystal growing inside it. This occurrence doesn't happen very often and when it does it's powers and healing properties multiply. Can you see it? It runs from the lower left back corner diagonally to the center. Pretty cool hey!
Picture 3. is another piece I have that has a teeny tiny piece of spessartine garnet growing on it. When a crystal grows onto another crystal the piece actually has the healing properties of both the crystals making it that much more powerful. I actually found this particular stone when I was going through some intense health issues. I walked into the store and it was literally the first stone I saw amongst thousands. It was as if it was shining brightly for me to notice it, pick it up and hold it so that it could help me with exactly what I was going through. I do this when I pick stones. I walk into a shop and let myself be naturally drawn to whatever I am drawn to. If I find something that seems to draw me to it, I pick it up and hold it for awhile and if I feel like I don't want to let it go then I purchase it. There are so many healing properties of each stone and I find it hard to know them all so when I walk into a store I purposely forget what I think I know about the stones and let them speak to me if they have something to say. Then I go home and look up the meanings. I am ALWAYS surprised and amazed at how accurate the meanings are of the stones I chose to purchase and how spot on they are to what I'm going through at the time. It's fun and truly special!