Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust after feldspar. It is made up of a continuous framework of SiO4 silicon–oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall formula SiO2.
All quartz crystals have 6 primary properties. They are able to structure, store, amplify, focus, transmit and transform energy, which includes matter, thought, emotion and other forms of information.
Quartz geometry represents the Divine Ratio allowing them to resonate a pure, beneficial, earth frequency.
Quartz, referred to as the "ice of the gods" by many ancients, has always been recognized as having extraordinary physical and metaphysical properties.It's worth bearing in mind that without quartz you would now be gazing sadly at a blank screen.
Quartz naturally resonates with our minds and subtle bodies, nudging them back "in tune". Kirlian photography has shown that holding a small, double terminated quartz doubled the photographable portion of the aura. The chakras can be activated, cleansed, balanced and energized and psychic abilities can be initiated and strengthened.
Chakra: Crown, 7th. Can be used on all chakras.
Vedic Astrological Information:
Ruling Planet: Venus
Gemstones: Diamond, clear quartz, clear zircon.
Metal to be used: Silver, gold.
Affected Element: Water
Affected Chakra: 3rd, Vishuddhi
Day for Invocation: Friday
Time for Invocation: Sunrise
Mantra of Invocation: “Om shum shukraya namah”
Repeat 16 times.
Pronunciation: “Owm shoom shookra-ya nama-ha”
"Quartz can provide for conversion and redirection of the energy towards a beneficial state. It produces a naturally balanced, solid-state energy field, modifying the energy available. Quartz crystals can be used to clear and activate the energy centres of the body.
The quartz crystal is the connection between the physical dimension and the dimensions of the mind. It can be used to communicate with minerals, plants, animals, and intelligent forces outside the physical dimension.
In early times, when all things were thought to be parts of a greater living consciousness, the quartz crystal was believed to synchronize the individual and total consciousness with that of the heavens and advanced life-forms." Quote from "Love is in the Earth", used with kind permission.
|Metaphysical quartz formations possess additional properties, based on geometry and other features.|
“The growth interference quartz crystal has been used to bring access to the astral, ethereal and higher planes, in order that one may remove barriers and may understand the patience of step-wise progression. It can assist in proceeding through traumas and changes with ease – promoting understanding.”
At one time this formation defined only those crystals that were marked with the indentations of now dissolved calcite. However now includes other types of growth interference, perhaps resulting from other quartz crystals or matrix. In either case, a crystal has been subjected to a drastic change of shape but still develops to completion. This is they key signature of these crystals and makes them useful in overcoming obstacles, both as a frequency and as a meditation.
"In growth interference quartz the energies of calcite are combined with quartz to bring a powerful healing and progressing energy to ones life. Although the calcite does not normally remain with the crystal, the energy seems to be inculcated and remains to assist in energy work."
"It provides a beautiful "dancing" energy, which, when activated, stimulates energy flow on all levels."
Harlequins contain red dots or strands of hematite or lepidocrocite. They combine the properties of quartz with hematite or lepidocrocite, which being red, stimulates physical energy and circulation.
"It can be used to stimulate the base chakra and to provide for a direct pathway between the base chakra and the heart chakra... It activates all he qualities of the base chakra, the heart chakra, and the crown chakra, and provides physical energy to the physical body .. it further stimulates the healing qualities of the heart."
They are said to intensify devotional proclivities.
Recognized by the presence of other minerals within the quartz structure. In Celtic quartz these are chlorite, pyrite, gold and undefined black inclusions - graphite and/or black tourmaline. However, all quartz can contain a variety of minerals, many of the most useful are described here.
"Each inclusion in quartz provides the extra properties of that included mineral to work "hand-in-hand" with the properties of the quartz"
The included minerals work in harmony with the qualities of quartz, providing the additional properties of the mineral. These properties are then amplified and structured by the quartz in such a way that they can be more easily utilized for healing. The ability of quartz to be programmed, means greater direction can be given to the vibration of the included mineral. This is done primarily through clear intention.
A brief summary of the properties of the included minerals will give the clearest insight into the uses of these crystals. Here are some recognised for their healing properties.
Manganese in clear quartz produces the beautiful shades of pinkish lavender to deep purple. Amethyst often appears in quartz as phantoms.
The name comes from a Greek word which translates literally as "not drunken". Amethyst is said to help one to both avoid and recover from addiction to intoxicants.
Amethyst helps one identify more with the higher spiritual self than the temporary material body. It balances the intellectual, mental, emotional and physical bodies which encourages insight, stability, peace and strength respectively. An overwhelming positive stone, helping to transform the dysfunction that modern living encourages.
One of the most powerful healing minerals available. Chlorite provides a powerful "Earth" energy, which cleanses the aura, chakras and meridians of obstruction. It helps dissipate anger, hostility and frustration.
Undefined Black Inclusions (carbon, graphite and/or black tourmaline)
Black inclusions enable the clear quartz to act as a powerful cleanser and activator of the base chakra, increasing physical vitality. Graphite, as an efficient electrical conductor, increases the flow of energy in healing and can be used to align the chakras.
A very purifying and protective stone on all levels. An excellent aura cleanser as it both repels and transforms negative energies. It is so good at this that it is said to repel radiation and appears to help if placed in front of computer monitors. As is common with black stones, it is an extremely effective base chakra cleanser and grounding stone.
"As a protective stone against "spells" which are cast by the negative side of another, it is a special stone to Native American Indians; black tourmaline in quartz not only dispels the "spell", but energizes the "victim" and actually increases well-being.... The African shaman have used the tourmaline to promote the awakening from the "dream of illusion" and to promote the experience of the self as part of the universal spirit....It acts to stimulate the reflex points associated with the lower back. It can be used in the treatment of arthritis, dyslexia, heart dis-ease, anxiety, and disorientation. It can also provide for both the stimulation and the balancing of the adrenal glands."
Usually formed in brass yellow cubes. It creates a protective energy within the aura which is able to prevent/reduce the intrusion of all forms of negative vibration. A uniquely protective stone.
"This mineral [pyrite] possesses a defending quality and is an excellent preventative which will shield one from many forms of negative energy. Simply having a piece of pyrite on ones person brings in the protective, shielding aspect of this stone which works on the physical, etheric, and emotional level, due to an energy field it creates within the aura. It is a unique protector and an excellent stone to keep in ones possession".
Appearing as flakes in Welsh quartz, this is the purest Gold on Earth and is mined in only tiny quantities. Jewellery made from this rare ore is considerably more expensive than any other, and is favoured by the British Royal family.
Gold has been called the master healer , symbolizing purity of heart, the perfection of alchemical transformation. Purifying at all levels, the beneficial effects of gold are considerable. Welsh gold unified with quartz by Nature is extremely powerful and exceedingly rare.
"If one is fortunate enough to become an Earth-keeper for a quartz crystal containing gold, the uses are extensive. The properties of gold and the properties of quartz crystal are combined and produce "dynamite" results."
Isis crystals are recognised by possessing a relatively symmetrical five sided face. Not as common as you might imagine.
These crystals enhance the feminine principle, helping restore the balance lost through a misuse of masculine energy, assertion, ego and power.
Teacher crystals, helping to promote an understanding of what we need in the human condition. The five sided face indicates these crystals are especially suited to working with people, as the number 5 has always indicated the human condition.
Geometrically, 5 is the number of regeneration, making the Isis crystal powerfully regenerative.
Key crystals are recognized by an indentation on the side or face of a crystal, usually six sided. They are used to gain access to information from which you are normally excluded. Healing concepts and illusive aspects of ourselves can be unlocked.
"Used to unlock the "doors" to healing concepts and those aspects of the self which tend to be illusive. It also assists one in accessing that which is hidden in any situation. One can place the crystal on letters, photographs, etc., in order to gain admittance to concealed or obscure messages which are inherent."
Very useful for healers and intuitive diagnostics.
These are of two types of the prized, beautiful and mysterious Manifestation formation. One is where a crystal that previously bridged into a larger one, has become enclosed. The other where a DT literally grew within a larger crystal. The latter are seriously rare and the choice of the purist. Both are extremely beautiful with unique energies.
From a geometric point of view, they represent a "world within a world". They are used by mystics to help manifest desires on the physical plane.
"The Manifestation crystal is recognized by a small crystal totally enclosed within a larger crystal, and they are very rare. The use of the manifestation crystal requires the inner knowledge that one is a clear and perfect channel, that a pure white light provides the guiding way, and that the purity of the Divine is within the inner self. They can also be used to facilitate artistic creativity, creative thinking, agricultural pursuits, and to increase or decrease any aspect of ones life."
The "phantom" is caused by a pause in the crystals growth, leaving a partial or complete "phantom" within the crystal after it continued to grow. This pause in growth can last for thousands of years. The phantom usually appears as a fine white veil, but sometimes as a coloured mineral.
The butterfly principle. Growth, apparent inactivity and rebirth.
Out of limitation appears something of beauty. These amazing stones help us to see before, after, and the struggles in-between, as part of an evolutionary process. They help to instil a sense of "magic" many of us lost along the way. A valuable stone for the spiritual seeker, clearly showing how the inner is the foundation of the outer, subtle the foundation of the gross, spiritual the foundation of the material.
"The phantom symbolizes universal awareness. It is one of the Earth Stones to be used for redemption and cleansing of the Earth. Both polished and unpolished are excellent energy sources for initiation of the healing. The phantom is an excellent tool for meditation and for assisting one in connecting with the higher realms of knowledge. It can also be used to access the records of ones progression through past-lives."
"These crystals stimulate the recall of ones state just prior to birth; This information can be accessed for each of the beginnings of the life cycle. One can hence, gain information of the multitude of experience/lessons."
"Black Phantom Quartz Crystals are very unusual. They provide the energy of the quartz, coupled with the property of grounding; this grounding is via the perfect alignment of the physical energy centres, which occurs with the use of this mineral. Hence, with a black phantom crystal, one does not require an additional stone for grounding."
|Green (Chlorite) Phantom|
These are gorgeous phantoms, sometimes resembling vast green landscapes in miniature!
“These crystals [green phantoms] have been used to provide access to, and transfer of, information from the purity of the angelic realms. It assists in clairaudient endeavours, affording lucid, distinct, and articulate verbalization of the messages received...They combine the energy of quartz crystals with one of the most healing minerals...Chlorite is one of the most favourable healing stones. Worn, carried, placed within ones environment or used as an elixir, the properties of chlorite are overwhelmingly positive."
"Red phantom quartz crystals additionally contain the properties of limonite, kaolinite and hematite. These crystals are rare. The red phantom is also used to stimulate the first 3 chakras, to combine the energies to produce highly recognizable vitality directed toward creativity, intellectual advancement and intuitive endeavours."
Very occasionally, all or part of the phantom is covered in tiny sparkling crystals, a shimmering internal druze.
These crystals combine the properties of phantom, barnacle and rare manifestation crystal. They are excellent tools for those working with creative visualisation and manifestation.
These phantoms often appear as gorgeous, translucent veils - a kind of holographic pyramid. As well as the general properties of the phantom, these posses an ability to instil a sense of wonder in the world around us. Helping us see old situations with new eyes. A wonderful crystal for the mystic and "seer".
Some exceptional crystals possess many metaphysical formations. On the right for example is a Rutilated Manifestation Silver Phantom Channelling Rainbow Crystal.
Not only are the properties of each formation present, but also the synergistic effects of their combination.
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All quotes from "Love is in the Earth", used with kind permission.