Quartz is a silicon dioxide mineral belonging to the silicate class of minerals. Its crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal), and it is among the most abundant of minerals. The quartz family includes many stones discussed elsewhere in this website, and in fact the silicon oxide molecule of quartz is a part of the wide array of minerals designated as silicates. Quartz is formed in passages or hydrothermally in druses and clefts out of pure, silicic acid solution.
Quartz crystals are found on every continent, and perhaps in every country on Earth. This section is mainly about varieties of clear quartz crystals, except as otherwise noted. Classically, Clear Quartz stones are thought of as colourless, candle-shaped hexagonal prismatic crystals with relatively smooth sides and naturally faceted terminations at one or both ends. This description fits most of the varieties in this section, although quartz can occur in numerous other growing habits, including compact or concretionary masses and fibrous forms, as well as microcrystalline quartz, which is not prismatic.
Quartz was believed to drive away demons and disease and was used as a strength and energy supplier. Crystal balls were used to predict the future.
QUARTZ OCCURS IN TWO DISTINCT FORMS:
Crystalline - Quartz
The crystalline group occurs as prismatic crystals often with pyramidal or bi-pyramidal terminations and is known simply as Quartz. When clear quartz is imbued with other minerals it takes on various colours and characteristics some of which have been classified as a mineral in their own right; Amethyst and Citrine. The colours include, colourless, pink, purple, green, yellow white, brown. grey and black.
Crypto-crystalline Quartz - Chalcedony
Chalcedony is composed of silicon dioxide. In its purest form it is transparent and colourless. Chalcedony is also the most common mineral found in petrified wood and fossils. Chalcedony can be virtually any colour of the rainbow depending on the mineral inclusions that are present within the mineral. it is commonly a clear pale grey colour when not imbued with quantities of other minerals and is the basic ingredient of all Agates, Jaspers and Cherts.
Agates and Jaspers are classified by form and pattern rather than colour. Agate and Jasper have many forms, patterns and characteristics.
Quartz And physical health
Quartz is a crystal that essentially supports your overall wellbeing. As with its emotional use, whatever you intend or focus your attention on while holding quartz will amplify it. This stone extends a hand of support to increase your ability to be successful in all endeavours and areas of life, including financial security, fertility, creativity, family blessings, a happy home, a healthy body and much more.
Quartz stimulates the nervous system and the growth of fingernails and hair. It can assist in removing adhesions in the connective tissue. Quartz revitalises parts of the body that have lost feeling, are cold, numb or paralysed. It balances the working of both halves of the brain, fortifies the nerves and stimulates glandular activity.
This stone supplies energy but can still reduce fever and alleviate pain, swelling, nausea and diarrhoea.
Quartz And your feelings
Quartz helps you clarify the real source of your emotional upset. Pay attention to your feelings and emotions while holding quartz, as it amplifies whatever you are focused on. Be sure to intend that working with the quartz will help you uncover whatever you need to realise or understand to relieve your emotional upset. Clarify and understanding often alleviates disturbing feelings.
Quartz brings self knowledge and helps you to overcome what you believe are emotional and mental limits that you find you have set yourself.
Quartz And the mind
Quartz helps you stay focused on the goal at hand. It's a perfect companion for students of all ages and all teachings. Use quartz while you study or work on projects. This stone is helpful for memory recall, so use it when taking exams or any type of test.
Quartz recalls forgotten memories and brings them into conscious awareness. It helps with solving problems in simple ways and in revitalising capabilities that you thought you had lost.
Quartz And the spirit
Quartz carries within it the full spectrum of light. It transmits and transduces energy. Use this stone for any and all spiritual pursuits including meditation, connecting with your guardian angel, channeling higher knowledge and wisdom, shamanic journey work, spiritual healing modalities, and energy work.
Quartz encourages clarity on all levels. It can be used to enhance the communication of spirit guides and amplify your psychic abilities. It acts to stimulate and open all chakras and energy pathways in the body, allowing for a more enlightened and expansive auric field.
Quartz encourages clarity and neutrality and therefore improves perception an understanding. It strengthens you conviction in your own point of view and encourages development that is appropriate to you own inner nature.
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z
If the earth star chakra is out of balance you may feel disconnected to the earth and the people around you. You might be suffering from hallucinations, anxiety from unknown origins or feel no connection with the Divine.
If the base chakra is out of balance you may be belligerent and aggressive toward others. With this stone in hand, you are able to relieve the symptoms of ADHD or ADD. It will reduce the desire to be overly possessive, craving continual excitement or manipulative.
Use this stone to awaken your awareness of your past life talents and ease unwanted fears.
It will balance the circulatory, reproductive system and increase the function of your lower limbs and pelvis.
If the sacral chakra is out of balance you may be emotionally high strung, arrogant or selfish. With this stone in hand, you will be able to overcome the mistrust you have in another's intentions toward you, or stop being constantly worrying that people are talking about you with ill intent.
Use this stone to become more comfortable or less controlled by your sexuality, giving and receiving pleasure and understanding your desires.
It will assist in healing any issues that you may have with your reproductive and muscular system. This stone will remove unwanted toxins from the physical body.
If the solar plexus chakra is out of balance, you may feel critical of others, be a bully and in need of constant change. You also may believe that you aren't recognised for your achievements or have difficulty learning new tasks.
Use this stone on the solar plexus chakra to bring empathy into your life and enhance your psychic abilities. It will open your clairsentience abilities.
It will assist in healing digestive, stomach, liver and gallbladder ailments. Use this stone when the true cause of a disease needs to be found.
If the heart chakra is out of balance you may have sudden bursts of anger, jealousy or blaming others for any issues that arise in your life. You might need constant confirmation of your self worth, feeling unloved or lacks compassion for others.
With this stone in hand, you are able to connect the lower chakras with the higher chakras to achieve homeostasis. It will encourage compassion for yourself and others and enhance your innate healing abilities.
It will assist in encouraging the entire immune system to function at its peak. It maintains a healthy heart and circulatory system. This stone when placed on the heart chakra will help with tissue regeneration.
If the throat chakra is out of balance, you may be hyperactive, domineering or fanatical about your political or religious views. You might also resist change of any kind and slow to respond to tasks and reasonable demands on your time.
With this stone in hand, you will enhance your clairaudience abilities and manifest abundance. When used on the throat chakra this stone encourages and directs your creative abilities. It will help you speak and live your truth.
This stone will assist in improving and maintaining the health of your throat, esophagus, mouth, teeth and the respiratory system.
If the third eye chakra is out of balance you may be oversensitive to to others opinion of you and then you belittle the behaviour of others to make yourself feel better. You could be inpatient with others. You might also be envious of other people's success and unable to acknowledge your own.
With this stone, you will be able to open and enhance your intuitive perceptions, creative imagination and visualisation abilities.
This stone will assist in balancing the left and right hemispheres for the brain. It encourages the good health of your sinuses, eyes, ears and the face.
If your crown chakra is out of balance you may need to feel as though you are indispensable in your workplace, or need constant sympathy for perceived injustices. You might also feel misunderstood by others or find it difficult to treat others with tenderness and benevolence.
With this stone in hand, you will able to align yourself with the higher forces of the universe and connect to the subtle bodies of energy that surround you. It will assist you in linking to your past lives and determine their effect on your present.
It will help the function of the whole nervous and skeletal systems of the body.
If your soul star chakra is out of balance you may feel confused about where you are going in life or your value to be in this physical plane. You also may not be able to accept the existence of the Divine Will and its role in your life.