Smoky quartz is found throughout the world and has a hardness of 7. It is the most common mineral on earth and makes up 12% of the earth’s crust. The name quartz comes from the German “quarz” which was derived from the Slavic language and means hard. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed quartz to be water that had been permanently frozen to ice by the Gods.
Quartz is a power stone. It has been called the “Universal Crystal”, and is the most recognized type of crystal. It’s what many people envision when they think of crystals, even though there are many types of crystals. Quartz can be icy clear or have inclusions, veils, bubbles, etc. Visual clarity normally isn’t important to a quartz’s crystal energetic quality and ability to amplify subtle energies.
Smoky quartz enhances energy by absorbing, storing, amplifying, balancing, focusing and transmitting. It channels universal energy. It also enhances thoughts, as they are a form of energy. Because it directs and amplifies energy, it is extremely beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation, protection, and channeling. It is also beneficial for storing and retrieving information of all types, as information is a form of energy pattern also.
Due to its ability to balance, quartz is excellent for harmonizing and balancing one’s environment. It is also good for energizing other crystals. Quartz is a stone of clarity which dispels negativity. It can be used to purify and clarify on the spiritual, mental, and physical planes. Smoky quartz enhances spiritual growth and wisdom. Because it clarifies though processes and emotions it increases inspiration and creativity. It can also help particularly with concentration, studying, and retaining what one learns.
Quartz is a Master Healer stone. It is an excellent all purpose crystal healer stone. It is said to amplify healing energy and is used to perform diagnostic healing. It has been used historically to detect food poison. It is said to draw out pain. Quartz is used in crystal healing to fortify and strengthen all systems of the body. Quartz is reputed to be particularly effective for chronic fatigue, arthritis, bone injuries, depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, intestinal troubles. It also is said to improve mental and physical energy, stamina, and physical strength.
Emotional properties: psychically, quartz is a powerful stone. It is used for protection because it counters black magic and protects from negative energy. Quartz is very useful on the third eye chakra for clarity of psychic vision, and can be used to communicate with spirits and other worlds. Quartz is a stone that can access ancient wisdom and bring it into the present. It is a very good stone for astral travel, manifestation, channeling, dream recall and dream work.
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