Smokey Quartz is one of the most efficient grounding and anchoring stones. A superb antidote to stress, this protective crystal relieves fear, lifts depression, and brings emotional calmness. This quartz promotes gentle positive thought by neutralizing negative vibrations from internal and external sources. It is also very clearing, negating the effects of electromagnetic or environmental pollutants. Smokey Quartz can help one accept their body and sexuality, as well as helping them leave behind past hooks that no longer serve them.
This crystal alleviates nightmares and manifests dreams. When used in scrying, it can promote positivity and alleviate fear. In meditation, it can raise one’s vibration and clear the mind to allow for clearer mental navigation. Smokey Quartz is an excellent companion for those struggling with their thoughts or emotions.
The Egyptians used smokey quartz to make beads, scarab figures, and jewelry.
The Sumerians cut and engraved this type of quartz to make cylinder and ring seals.
The Romans used smokey quartz to make seals.
In China, this crystal was used to make medicine bottles.
Quartz is Silicon Dioxide, formed for silicon and oxygen. This is the base component for many other types of crystals and stones. Smokey Quartz gets its dark brown and grey color when aluminum inclusions in clear quartz undergo radiation. It is found worldwide.
It should be noted that pure black or non-translucent smokey quartz is likely the result of lab treatment.
Smokey quartz is associated with the base (or root) chakra.
You can place this type of quartz in full moon moonlight to energize. It can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth overnight.
Virgo and Scorpio are most often associated with smokey quartz.
Smokey Quartz is particularly effective for ailments of the abdomen, hips, and legs. It is especially beneficial for relieving the pain of those who suffer from headaches or are going through radiation treatment. This quartz also dissolves cramps, strengthens the back and fortifies the nerves.
Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.
Smokey Quartz at Crystal Life
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