Quartz is the most abundant healing crystal in the world. Quartz is known as the most powerful, versatile healing stone in the mineral kingdom. Quartz can work in any state, able to perform multiple powers, such as: amplifying energy, programming intentions, shielding against negativity, and attuning to one’s higher self. Quartz is known as the Master Healer, containing all positive qualities and the highest vibrations of any crystal.
There are many different forms of Quartz.
Quartz is chemically composed of Silicon Dioxide, (SiO2). Quartz is placed in the triangular crystal system, with a hardness of 7. Quartz vibrates to the number 4 and associates with all astrological signs. Quartz ranges in color, from dark and grainy to white and clear.
Raw Quartz is colorless, whereas Pure Quartz is transparent. There are two classifications of Quartz, macrocrystalline and microcrystalline. Macrocrystalline means individual crystals are can be seen by the naked eye. Microcrystalline means crystals are only visible under high magnification.
Quartz properties change when subjected to heat. When held in one’s hand, Quartz can receive and emit energy. Quartz is known as the “Stone of Power”, naturally harmonizing surrounding energies. Quartz produces natural-balanced, solid-state energy field, meaning the energy changes according to the user. Quartz crystals are highly used for setting intentions, known to enhance psychic abilities and dimensions of the mind. Quartz has been said to create altered states of consciousness, giving one the ability to utilize talents set within the deeper mind.
Quartz provides purification for the physical, mental, and spiritual bodies. Quartz heals negativity and allows one to stimulate positive thoughts and feelings. Quartz generates “light, love, and harmony”, furthering the flow of the universe in the most positive way possible. Quartz clears energy fields and activates energy centers of the body. Quartz is said to be most in tune with the heart chakra and highly responsive to the third-eye chakra. Because of this, Quartz is commonly used during meditation, giving one the ability to focus more clearly and feel one with the self.
Quartz is very popular in terms of spiritual development and healing. Quartz is said to bring the energy of the stars into the soul. Quartz crystals harmonize and align human energies, such as thoughts, consciousness and emotions with the energies of the universe. Quartz has been said to communicate with other minerals, animals, and intelligent forces outside of the physical dimension. Quartz promotes clarity and memory, helping to maintain calmness in all situations. Quartz offers emotional stability and balanced thinking. The most powerful healing properties of Quartz are its ability to promote harmony and rid surrounding negativity.
Quartz may be used for any physical condition. Raw Quartz is said to stimulate the immune and circulatory systems, enhancing energy flow and promoting balance within and throughout the body. Used to treat migraine headaches, vertigo, in stabilizing dizziness or motion sickness, Quartz is believed to assist with weight loss, fatigue, and issues with one's metabolism.
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Most varieties of quartz are popular additions to crystal healing spaces, and smoky quartz is no exception. Available in a wide range of colors from black to brown to gray to almost golden, this type of quartz is a very versatile stone that is firmly rooted in the earth and frequently used for grounding purposes. While there are many excellent uses of smoky quartz in the home and in your daily life, too, it’s important to understand the different ways this crystal can help you.