Gemstone Spotlight ~ Quartz

Some of my clear quartz sitting on my altar tile charging during the day.

Some of my clear quartz sitting on my altar tile charging during the day.

Quartz is a gemstone everyone knows about and many people will have many types of quartz.  I intend to talk about the general uses of quartz without going into what each formation of quartz can be used for.  The formations of quartz, will be talked about separately.

Quartz can transform mechanical energy into elector magnetic energy (and vice versa), which makes it useful in devices such as microphones, crystal radios, watches, etc.

Clear Quartz is sometimes called Rock Crystal and is generally the most often thought of stone when the term Quartz is used.  The name comes from the Greek word for “Ice” and some of the ancients believed that Quartz crystal was water frozen so hard that it would never thaw.

The Japanese called clear Quartz “the perfect jewel” and viewed it as a symbol for infinite space, purity and perseverance.  Indigenous cultures in North America and Burma have believed clear quartz to be living entities and presented them with food as ritual offerings.  Crystal balls, brought back by the Crusaders were said to possess magickal powers.  In Scotland and Ireland, spheres of rock crystal were long used to cure diseases in cattle.  In South and Central America, the past cultures had quartz shaped into the human skull and these objects were venerated as powerful religious objects, the dwellings of deceased ancestors or gods.

Clear Quartz is one of the most versatile stones available.  Three of it’s most used and key attributes are energy amplification, programmability and memory.  Unlike other stones, which carry certain relatively fixed properties, clear quartz can be “programmed” by focused intention to help achieve a goal or purpose.

A stone of Light, it can bring heightened spiritual awareness to whoever uses, carries or wears clear quartz.  It provides a clear pathway for higher vibrational frequencies to be transmitted.  Sleeping with clear quartz can enhance the vividness of dreams.  Quartz can encourage clarity, enhance communication with guides, amplify psychic abilities and stimulate all chakra’s.

Because of the versatility of this stone any affirmation can be written depending on how you are using Quartz.  An example might be:

“My thoughts are concise, I speak clearly and my will becomes manifest”

Tags: , , , ,

Posted on 10 January '13 by , under Gemstones, Spirituality, Training.