Quartz is the most common mineral on Earth, with SiO2 (silicon dioxide or silica) being its chemical composition. The type of quartz we will be looking at here is its crystalline form or “rock crystal.”
Though quartz valued for its healing properties, such as rose quartz may be opaque or milky in its most common form and it is generally believed that the clarity or degree of clearness does not normally affect the quartz crystal’s ability to amplify energies. However, it is believed that clear quartz is associated with the crown chakra.
Which brings us to the use of crystals, which is to absorb, store, amplify, balance, focus and transmit energy to the handler, enabling one to channel universal energy.
To get even more esoteric, quartz is used by some practitioners for astral travel, manifesting, scrying, channeling and dream recall.
Quartz can also be used in crystal healing to strengthen all systems of the body and dealing with certain conditions, such as such as chronic fatigue, arthritis, bone injuries, depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia and intestinal troubles. Quartz may also help to improve mental and physical energy, stamina, and physical strength.
Not surprisingly, different types of quartz deal with specific issues and possess certain healing powers or properties.
Rose quartz is also called the “Love Stone” and helps in opening up the heart chakra as well as improve emotions, promoting forgiveness, gentleness, compassion, kindness and tolerance.
The Love Stone will also raise one’s self-esteem, remove fears, heal traumas, deal with grief, a lack of love or neglect, deal with anger and promote a sense of peace and calm.
Why not wear rose quartz as a pendant or as beads to feel it against your skin and work its magic while it makes you look and feel feminine with its subtle blush color.
Amethyst is valued to raise one’s psychic abilities, promote sobriety, balance as well as calmness, peace and meditation.
In promoting sobriety, it also helps to deal with all sorts of addictions including alcohol abuse, drugs, smoking and the like but also compulsive behaviors.
Favored by those who have a real passion for the color purple, amethyst will raise one’s spirituality, enhance intuition and psychic powers as it makes a connection with this earthly plane and those of other worlds or dimensions.
Believed to open one's channels for telepathy, amethyst will assist in past life regression, clairaudience, clairvoyance, and communication with angels.
Citrine, also called the “Success Stone” or “Merchant’s Stone,” brining abundance into your life. It promotes success and prosperity, particularly in business ventures.
Known as the stone of manifestation, citrine brings good fortune and generosity your way. Citrine is also associated with the solar plexis chakra, increasing and magnifying personal energy and power.
At the same time, citrine will dispel negative energies of all kinds as it will not absorb negative energies from its surroundings and therefore needs no “energetic clearing.”
Smoky quartz is known for removing negativity and negative energy of all kinds and turning negative energy into positive energy. It is therefore a protective and grounding stone, bringing one physical as well as psychic protection.
Known to enhance one’s survival instincts, smoky quartz will help you reach your goals and make your wishes come true. In group work, smoky quartz promotes cohesiveness and cooperation.
This smoky crystal will promote creativity, help you prioritize your needs and wants and impart wisdom as it alleviates depression, stress, jealousy and fear.
Associated with the root (base) chakra, smoky quartz is believed to stimulate your kundalini. It is believed to alleviate problems of the lower torso including issues with kidneys, pancreas, removal of toxins from the body, helping the adrenal glands and the abdomen in general.
In particular, smoky quartz is associated with the reproductive organs, fertility issues and abating menstrual cramps as well as regulating body fluids and relieving fluid retention.
Rutilated quartz, also known as “Venus Hair Stone,” is an energizing stone that gets energy moving on all levels and tunes up slow chakras.
It also helps with mental focus, helping one find the cause of mental issues as well as assisting in decision-making.
This multicolored stone can assist in regeneration of tissue, respiratory illness, absorption of nutrition from food and promote general health.
Associated with the solar plexus chakra, rutilated quartz is considered a link between the root and crown chakras.
Interestingly, rutilated quartz is used as a “diagnostic tool” that can help discover the true cause of an ailment.
Selecting your rock crystal specimen should have everything to do with how the look of a particular specimen makes you feel or if you’re able to touch the crystal, how it feels in your hands, paying attention to sensations and energies felt such as tingling or change in temperature.
Crystals which are used to heal are almost always preferred in their columnar or rod-like form, also called “double terminating” and possessing many facets or sides.
Try to feel the crystal emotionally and think of the purpose for which you want it, helping to imbue it with the properties it is meant to be associated it. Some say that it is the crystal picking you by allowing you to react to it in a certain way!
While the knowledge imparted here should not be used to replace traditional or holistic medical care, it certainly would cause no harm to enjoy wearing certain types of quartz or handling certain types of crystals while meditating or relaxing and keeping a positive mindset and drawing positive energies towards yourself.
There is so much more to be said about the use of quartz crystals and channeling energies so do your research for your specific needs. And as they say, it’s all about “mind over matter.”