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.|
Rainbow crystals are recognized by prismatic fractures producing rainbows of colour within the crystal.
To see the positive in suffering is easily discussed, but usually achieved with difficulty and hindsight. As always this principle is displayed perfectly by nature, here in the rainbow quartz crystal. Some stress or violence caused fractures within what may have been a "perfect" stone. When the light contacts the fractures, instead of seeing imperfection, we see the mystery of white light separated into the seven colours of the rainbow.
“[Rainbow crystals] produce the full spectrum of colour, white light of healing and perfection being dispersed into the individual rays of the rainbow; this dispersion facilitates use of the rainbow crystal on any and all chakras...Crystals containing these internal fractures have certain prismatic effects which produce powerful rainbows within the crystal, giving additional energy which is lacking in a "crystal clear" specimen."
The new energies made available by these colours can be used in healing any or all of the chakras.
Recognised by a slightly raised triangle or triangles on the side or face of the quartz crystal. Sometimes the triangles are fairly deep and "3D", though often they are almost flat to the crystal face. These rare formations are said to possess information from bygone cultures, specifically Atlantis.
"Crystals which have small pyramid-shaped marking on one or more facets which designates them as record-keepers. A crystal within which wisdom is stored. It is thought that when one properly attunes with this crystal, the ancient knowledge and profound secrets of the universe can be psychically retrieved. They have been consciously and purposefully programmed by the beings who created the energies which have culminated in the actualization of life on this plane, and by their direct descendants [e.g., the Atlanteans and Lemurians]."
"Rutilated quartz intensifies the power of the quartz crystal. It combines the qualities of quartz with those of rutile and sagenite."
"Rutile, when found within another crystalline form, brings strength with love, ease in transition, growth in all avenues of ones development, calm, reason, and order. Rutile is used for healing and balancing the aura via repelling negative energy. It assists one in getting to the root of a problem. It is a stone for stabilizing relationships, marriages, mental processes, and emotional and physical imbalances."
"Sagenite is a "stone of wisdom". It helps one to be judicious in ones experiences and to gain insight into the inner being without being required to repeat onerous situations. It provides acute mental discernment and enhancement of the practical side of ones nature. It encourages deliberate action via the exquisite art of kindness. Removes "muddy" areas from the aura." Quotes from "Love is in the Earth", used with kind permission.
Recognized by crystalline structures appearing where a crystal was previously broken.
Having learned to heal itself, these crystals can reveal this knowledge to someone in the process of healing themselves or others. Crystals in general and self-healed quartz in particular are insistent on trying to teach us that nothing is ever too late, or too damaged to reach the state of inherent perfection.
Very useful and potent crystals.
"The self-healed crystal, having learned to heal itself, can lend this knowledge to the user and can share the experience of self-healing. One may use the crystal for healing of the self or in "crystal healing" of another person".
"This crystal takes situations, which appear to be devastating, and helps them to fulfil themselves - utilizing the law of the perfect order of the universe and the creativity of natural completion".
A fascinating and relatively rare formation.
“Another type of self-healed crystal is one which has been broken (exhibiting the break in the horizontal plane, or close to the horizontal strata), with the break being healed and the crystal structure being again complete. This crystal is the master crystal in the art of self-healing".
Transmutation of Negativity
The presence of sodium in clear quartz creates smokey quartz.
Most of the quartz sold as Smokey is irradiated and vastly inferior energetically, at best. It can usually be identified by its unnaturally dark colour.
While clear quartz (especially that with rainbows) is used on all chakras, the smokey variety, as with all dark/blackish stones is generally associated with the base chakra. It is therefore useful in removing blockages to physical energy in relation to fear and it's foundations.
This can often be earlier negative experiences. If these are of a sexual nature, treatment of the base chakra is doubly indicated. However, the varied combinations that smokey's are available in, from elestials to enhydros, must also be considered in determining its effects.
This crystal is useful in helping dissolve negative energy produced by the mind. Balancing and cleansing of the meridians and subtle bodies is enhanced.
The energy of smokey quartz is receptive and it is a mood elevator. It is said to overcome depression and other negative emotions. It is said to dissolve energy fields which have been generated from negative thought forms, anger and resentment. It is prolonged, intense and gentle in its action on the higher levels such as meditation, simply holding the stone will suffice. Provides for balancing the yin-yang energy. The presence of sodium in clear quartz is said to produce smokey quartz; therefore, according to Melody (Love is in the Earth), smokey quartz can facilitate the regulation of liquids within the body, and can produce a state of equilibrium within the body with respect to mineral supplementation.
When there is a distinct delineation between clear and smokey, "the combination of smokey/clear quartz with a very definite separation", "has produced a melding of the properties of smokey and clear quartz. It has also been used to assist one in matters of discrimination and in delineation of those actions required in ones life to facilitate the furtherance of objectives in any situation. The smokey acts to ground the energies of the clear quartz, promoting ease of energy application. This combination has an enhanced energy."
Sacral Chakra - 2nd
Tangerine quartz has a natural orange colour permeating the entire crystal.
This colour resonates with, and therefore clears, balances and heals, the second (sacral) chakra. This chakra, if healthy, helps one to maintain a healthy yin-yang balance, resolve control issues and express our natural creativity. It also, in relation with the base chakra, governs sex drive. On a physical level, the lower abdomen, lower back and sexual organs come under the area of influence of this energy centre.
Wearing or consciously working with this crystal will have a beneficial effect on all the areas mentioned above.
Recognized as a flat crystal, usually with etching or notches (major striations) on one side. If the width is not at least twice the depth (thickness), it isn't a tabby.This is the ultimate crystal for communication and information retrieval. This is probably due to its ability to "ground" diverse energies, forming a know-ledge from which to perceive the world and ourselves more clearly. extremely useful in developing psychic faculties.
They are "high frequency" crystals, and those who can resonate with those frequencies psychically, find a plane of information and rich thought forms.
Titanium (Flame) Aura
Titanium molecules are bonded to the quartz by the natural electro-static charge of the crystal. Titanium is one of the strongest and most beautiful of all metals. The amazing colours are permanent and will neither rub off nor fade. Because the colours are produced by blending natural substances with a natural affinity, and not by a dye, the metaphysical properties are enhanced rather than destroyed.
An excellent stone for creativity, both removing blockages to creativity and enhancing creative powers. An intensely visual stone, promoting clairvoyance and all forms of "seeing". They are used in meditation and yogic practice, where it appears to stimulate the upward movement of the kundalini. Carrying the mineral is said to assist in "reading" people." Stimulates the third-eye intensely.
Recognized by two fairly symmetrical seven sided faces on either side of a perfect triangle.
In this stone the three, which is the channel between the duality of two and the manifestation of four, is situated between the intuitive and analytical capabilities of seven, indicating knowledge and inspiration in relation to controlling the senses. This is facilitated through association with more refined, "sattvika" energies from the archetypal, geometric perfection of Plato's "plane of ideas". This stone is able to provide a direct connection with the higher self.
Recognized as two individual crystals growing side by side to the extent that part of their sides have merged together.
To promote loving exchange and and togetherness. It is said twins help find our soul-mate.These crystals encourage the recognition of simultaneous oneness and difference, unity in diversity. This facilitates overcoming obstacles to relationships on all levels.
Recognized by a diamond shaped window being formed where the sides and faces of the crystal meet.
As its name suggests, these crystals are primarily used for "seeing". Clairvoyance, "scrying" and many forms of divination can be enhanced by the use of these crystals.
The diamond, as two triangles joined at their bases, has traditionally represented two aspects of ourselves. One ascending into spirit, the other descending into matter. Joined they form a four sided manifest form - this physical reality. Therefore these crystals are useful in analysing the relationship between these three factors, if used in a meditative state. The three factors being - our spiritual selves, our material conditioning and the world in which we find ourselves.
"Window crystals are powerful teachers. They are like open windows through which one can see beyond illusory identities and into the essence of the self."
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.