What is quartz?
Beauty is all around you when you are with Quartz! Found in abundance in the environment, quartz crystals can range in form from a tiny single solid crystal to an entire massive solid rock. Quartz is likely one of the first healing stones you have encountered, and comes in many enticing forms. Quartz can help you gain crystal-clear clarity for the triad of mind-body-spirit connection and awareness. From the smallest pebbles and the most delicate druzy clusters to enormous underground quartz crystal caves, there are many forms that these minerals can take.
What are the properties of quartz?
If you are the kind of person that has ever leaned down to pick up a rock that was catching the sun on a walk or even in your own gravel driveway, you have probably already met this healing mineral- perhaps without even knowing it! Quartz crystal is otherwise known as silicon dioxide and is the most abundant mineral in the world. For more info on the Geology and Origins of this crystal, click here! Quartz is a very well-loved crystal ally and has been used by humans throughout the span of history. This is such an important stone to be familiar with because quartz is a core component in many other crystals and minerals. Many ancient cultures believed that these gems were living manifestations of the divine, and some are said to have encoded their ancient wisdom inside the crystal points (as in Lemurian Quartz).
These related quartz minerals include Amethyst, Citrine, Prasiolite, Ametrine and many more. There are also micro-crystalline varieties of quartz minerals such as the precious stones Carnelian, Jasper, Chalcedony and Onyx. Then there are the shimmering optical varieties of quartz crystal known as Aventurine,Tiger’s Eye and Hawk’s Eye .
Quartz crystal is sought after for its energetic capacity for amplification, manifestation and sparkling clarity. Because of the nature of this crystal, it can be used for any type of healing or ritual and has been used for thousands of years by many ancient cultures. The “gold standard” of quartz, and widely recognized by geologists worldwide as the best quality quartz on earth is Arkansas Quartz from the USA. Besides being beautiful to behold, this quartz variety is also so pure that it can be used as material for technology and electronics!
What is the meaning of quartz crystal?
When struck squarely by a beam of light, a quartz prism imbues the world with divine light-flecked magic and a crisp rainbow hue that can amplify and heighten or elevate any experience or ritual. The energy of Clear Quartz is like sinking into a welcoming hot spring, or the radiating solar feeling in your body as the sun creeps across the sky and sunbeams tenderly caress your face and shoulders. There’s a warmth and refreshing quality to this crystal, like a breath of fresh air.
What are the potential benefits of quartz?
Useful for cleansing, divining, enchanting and more, this versatile crystal can be used in multiple kinds of rituals and is a must-have for any energy healer or spellcaster’s toolkit. Through all of the different ways to utilize quartz, you can become very intimate with the particular energy of one specific crystal if you work with them often enough! quartz can easily absorb energies (both positive and negative), and will itself become familiar with your feelings, wishes and intentions. That being said, quartz is easily programmable, so make sure to cleanse it frequently and continue programming it for your highest good intentions. Crystals are truly our friends and there is no better way to harness the healing energies of a particular stone than befriending them and treating them as if they were a person you were trying to form a relationship with. Keep them with you! Your quartz will get to know you, and can quickly become your fastest friend and be a light in the dark when all else fails!
Different types of quartz will all possess variations of characteristics, while still sharing the same essential quartz vibration! For more information on how to use your quartz for healing take a look at this article; Metaphysical Properties of Clear Quartz!
What colors can quartz appear as?
Quartz varieties come in a myriad of colors and forms. Clear quartz or milky quartz crystals have a brilliant and alluring transparent aesthetic that ranges from clear to milky or opaque white. Often there will be rainbows cast by quartz specimens, and sometimes they can be trapped inside the crystal as well as a permanent way to carry the energy of the rainbow into your day. Sometimes minerals or pockets of ancient water called enhydros will form inside the crystal and these specimens also have special attributes.
WHAT DO THE DIFFERENT COLORS OF QUARTZ MEAN?
Purple quartz is known as Amethyst, yellow quartz is Citrine, pink quartz is Rose Quartz, grey Quartz is Smoky Quartz! This mineral can manifest in so many different colors it is astounding; a veritable mineral rainbow.
Clear Quartz can also be treated with the aura process - what we consider to be a type of alchemy. This process involves bonding precious metal vapors over the surface area of a crystal inside a vacuum chamber. It creates a stunning array of rainbow and iridescent colors on the crystal depending on what metals are used. This doesn’t diminish any of the healing attributes of quartz, it only further magnifies its energy. Angel aura is made by bonding gold vapor to a quartz crystal and creates a spectacular blue color while bonding it with titanium-vapor gives the titanium aura crystal a dichroic and multi-hued sparkle.