Quartz Crystal Meanings, Properties and Uses

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Quartz Meanings, Properties and Uses

Your Complete Guide to The Healing Properties, Legendary Uses and Spiritual Meaning of Quartz Crystal

Ordinary in looks but hiding extraordinary powers, from shimmering clearness to every color of the rainbow, quartz crystal is the most abundant and common crystal in the world. It comprises the most diverse and largest family in the mineral kingdom and holds various attributes for mankind to enjoy.

Note: For this article, we will be focusing more on the Quartz crystal, or clear quartz.  

What is Quartz Crystal?

What is Quartz?

Quartz is the most common and widely distributed mineral in the earth’s crust. It consists of oxygen and silicon (silicon dioxide). This crystal can be formed in numerous ways and occurs in most metamorphic and igneous rocks, especially in gneiss and granite. Since it resists weathering, you can find quartz in gravels and alluvial sands.

Quartz occurs as prismatic hexagonal crystals in compact druses and masses. Since it is abundant, quartz crystal is also super affordable. Quartz acis the most versatile of any of the crystal family. It includes a large number of gems and more variety of color choices in both non-transparent and transparent varieties.

It is also a durable stone, having an 8 rating on the Mohs hardness scale. The stone is extremely widespread and you can mine it from all over the world. The famous localities for the magnificent large quartz crystals are in the US, the French Alps, Madagascar, Brazil and the St. Gotthard massif in the Swiss Alps.

The Meaning and Uses of Quartz Crystal

The Meaning and Uses of Quartz

The name quartz is believed to be derived from an old German term “querkluftertz” which refers to whitish vein quartz. Quartz is also believed to be derived from the ancient Greek term “krustallos” which means ice. This is because the Greeks as well as the Romans believed that quartz was ice that never melted and was formed by the Gods.

Throughout history, quartz has been valued by almost every civilization as far back as Lemuria and Atlantis, where the sun’s power was believed to be harnessed via this crystal as a source of solar energy refraction. Along with the African tribes, Native American Indians, Aztecs, ancient Egyptians, Scots, Romans and countless other cultures used quartz in diagnostic healing, spiritual development and meditations, as religious objects, in funerary sites and dispelling magical and evil enchantments.

Quartz crystal is popular for its pyroelectric and piezoelectric properties, by which it can transform mechanical heat or pressure into electromagnetic energy and vice versa. It can help your focus, store, amplify and transform energy and is used throughout the technology world in watches, ultrasound devices, radio receivers and transmitters, microphones, computer memory chips and other electronic circuitry applications.

These same properties of energy programmability, amplification and memory also make the quartz crystal the most multi-dimensional and versatile stone in the mineral kingdom for meditation, healing, communication with guides, expansion of consciousness, attracting prosperity and love, past-life recalling and virtually any purpose.

Clear quartz is a powerful amplifier of energies of other stones or enhancing a group of stones. Thus, it is ideal to use for gridding and makes the perfect base material for staffs, wands, templates and more. Clear Quartz spheres have also been long used for crystal gazing.

For continuing personal energy, you can simply carry a quartz crystal as a tumble stone and touching it can provide an instant lift. Add the quartz crystals to your bath water or make a quartz elixir for you to drink or wash your body.

Quartz crystal can also create a powerful force field of healing positive ions while clearing the surroundings of negative ions to protect your auric fields. It can also dispel static electricity while canceling out the harmful effects of radioactivity and radiation.

Furthermore, this crystal can bring clarity and strength to your intellect, aiding in memory retention and concentration while filtering out distractions. Its hypnotic quality makes it suitable for conducive sleeping while helping you understand the lessons and messages conveyed during the dream state. Lastly, this stone is also respected for death, included in many cultures for funeral sites and in tombs, sepulchers and urns.

Quartz Crystal Metaphysical Properties

Quartz Metaphysical Healing Properties

In the metaphysical world, the quartz crystal is the supreme gift of Mother Earth. And even the smallest crystal is imbued with the powerful properties of a master healer teacher. The ancients believed that this crystal is alive, taking a breath once every hundred years or so, and most cultures thought of it as the incarnation of the Divine.

This modern-day healers agree that these crystals are living beings, wise and old, that communicate when you open yourself and ready to receive. Carrying, wearing or meditating with the quartz crystal opens your heart and mind to higher guidance and allowing the realm of spirit to be translated and transmitted into the world of physical form.

Resonating at every level of an individual’s needs, the quartz crystal can amplify whatever intent or energy is programmed into it and continues to broadcast this energy throughout the world and into the etheric realms. This can accelerate the fulfillment of your prayers, intensify spiritual growth or healing or simply allowing the crystal to hold a pattern of energy that is strong and long enough for the manifestation of a goal to occur.

Furthermore, the quartz crystals are the manifestation of the Divine’s finest hour of expression. And since the beginning of time in almost every culture, the quartz crystal has been held magical and sacred and universally accepted as an excellent source of power.

The Benefits of Quartz Crystal

We’re going to talk about the many healing attributes of quartz crystal below.

For Physical Healing

For Physical Healing

Dubbed as the master healer, the clear quartz can be used for any disease or physical condition.

However, it is believed that it mainly stimulates your circulatory and immune systems, enhancing energy flow and bringing your body into balance. Also, this stone is believed to help in treating headaches, migraines, vertigo as well as stabilizing motion sickness or dizziness.

Furthermore, this crystal is also used in easing exhaustion, metabolism and weight loss. As an elixir, the clear quartz can help in eliminating toxins from your system and aiding in the treatment of any digestive disorders, bladder and kidney infections, and even curing diarrhea.

Quartz crystal also has the ability to soothe injured r painful areas, particularly burns, by drawing away from the pain and easing blistering. When used as a topical elixir, this crystal is also proven beneficial in treating skin disorders.

For Emotional Healing

For Emotional Healing

The quartz crystal acts as a deep soul cleanser that can enhance and purify your body’s internal structure as well as the surrounding subtle bodies in order to connect the physical dimension with your mind.

Not only that, but this crystal can also focus on inner negativity and can stimulate positive feelings and thoughts in its place. With a better perception of the world, this crystal can help increase clarity and awareness in thinking, providing enhanced energy, patience, perseverance, and teaching you to love, laugh, and live with all of humanity.

For Chakra Healing and Balancing

For Chakra Healing and Balancing

Since quartz crystal has the prismatic ability to vibrates its energy at all color frequencies, this crystal cannot only harmonize all of the chakras, but it can also teach you how to vibrate or align your seven chakras simultaneously while maintaining perfect alignment with the light.

In particular, however, the quartz crystal is particularly useful in stimulating the crown chakra. The crown chakra is found at the top of your head and is your gateway to the expanded universe beyond the physical body.

This chakra controls how you respond and think of the world around you. It is the fountainhead of your belief and the main source of your spirituality. As the topmost chakra, it connects you to the higher planes of existence and becomes your source of universal truth and energy.

When the crown chakra is in balance, then your energies are also balanced. And with the energies of the quartz crystal, you know your place in the universe and you get to see things as they are. You will also be unbothered by challenges and setbacks, knowing that they are an essential part of your life.

For Wealth Fetching and Abundance

For Wealth Fetching and Abundance

Quartz crystal features potent energy in amplifying your intentions and thoughts. And thanks to its versatility, this crystal can be attuned to any intention, including wealth and abundance. In addition, you can even combine this crystal with other money-attracting crystals pyrite and green aventurine to enhance their energies and strengthen your financial intentions.

For Protection

With its clearness, the quartz crystal can be used to protect you against negative energies. This stone is ideal if you want to stay away from people who are filled with negative vibes as well as negative and chaotic situations.

Quartz crystal can help protect you from these negative entities while inducing positivity and uplifting energy.

For Sleep Insomnia

For Sleep Insomnia

Quartz crystal, particularly specific varieties like amethyst and howlite can help ensure that you relieve sleep insomnia. Quartz crystals exude high vibrational energies that can strongly connect to your subconscious mind.

This crystal is a natural protector and can help in preventing nightmares or night terrors for a more restful sleep. Aside from the pleasant dreams, clear quartz is also soothing and calming and can help induce sleep while preventing insomnia.

For Confidence

For Confidence

Quartz crystal is one of the most potent crystals for confidence. This highly programmable crystal can be set to naturally dissolve the self-imposed limitations caused by the lack of confidence, allowing you to achieve more than what you thought is possible.

Clear quartz can also amplify other confidence-boosting crystals you choose. It offers uplifting energies and is affiliated with your crown chakra so you can facilitate access to universal consciousness, boosting your knowledge and awareness, so you can better trust yourself more.

For Depression and Anxiety

For Depression and Anxiety

The master healer is usually paired with other calming and positive-filled crystals to enhance their properties. The clear quartz, alone, can regenerate and balance your being on all levels— spiritual, mental and emotional.

This makes it a powerful balancing and cleansing energy while also providing soothing and calming attributes to help those coping with anxiety and depression. In addition, clear quartz can fill you with joy and positivity, while clearing away negative energy present in your heart, body, mind and aura.

For Career Success

For Career Success

When distraction and the lack of concentration occurs, the clear quartz can help you stay focused, clearing your mind so you can focus on your priorities. Not only that, when paired with other stones such as citrine, this crystal can help encourage you to explore new possibilities and opportunities for career improvement.

As mentioned before, this stone can also boost your self-confidence, so you can take on any job interviews, promotional reviews or presentations with positivity and emotionally balanced, impressing your boss or supervisors.

For Empaths

For the empaths who usually absorb lower energies, the quartz crystal should be a must-have. This powerful stone can transmute unlimited amounts of negative energy.

AS one of the most spiritual stones, this crystal can also help protect your energy field, making it great for clearing your aura while also harmonizing outside influences.

Different Types of Quartz Crystal

Quartz crystal covers a whole family of crystals, found on almost every continent, in almost every color known to man. In addition to the attributes and properties of the quartz crystal above, the following varieties of quartz have their own specific attributes and properties.

Take note that this list is nowhere complete. These are just some of the more known varieties of quartz.

Macrocrystalline Varieties

The macrocrystalline varieties have a macroscopical crystalline structure and are the ones usually referred to as “quartz”.

Quartz Crystal/Rock Crystal

This is the pure clear quartz, often with a milky base. Its properties are the ones listed above.

Amethyst

Amethyst

This is a quartz in pale purple to deep violet hue. Also known as the Bishop’s stone, amethyst represents spirituality and royalty and is a stone of creativity.

Aventurine

Aventurine

The aventurine crystal is mainly known for its green color; however, it may also come in a reddish-brown or blue hue with a metallic iridescence. Aventurine is the stone of leadership, optimism, luck and prosperity.

Ametrine

Ametrine

This is a combination of Amethyst and Citrine and is known as the Stone of the Muses. This crystal can connect action, spirituality and overcoming fears.

Blue Quartz

Blue Quartz

This is actually clear quartz featuring tiny blue inclusions that create mid- to pale blue color. Its blue hues can bring order and harmony, easing fear and increasing mental clarity.

Snow or Milky Quartz

Milky Quartz

Also called Quartzite, snow or milky quartz are opaque white quartz that is highly supportive for realizing limitations, lesson learning and utilizing tact.

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz

The rose quartz is one of the more known varieties of quartz and forms in massive crystals. The rose quartz is pale to deep pinkish-red and can be opaque to translucent. As one of the primary stone of the heart chakra, this crystal promotes appreciation, compassion and calmness.

Pink Quartz

Pink Quartz

Not to be confused with rose quartz, the pink quartz reformed in rare clusters of well-formed but small crystals. Like rose quartz, it can be pale to deep pinkish-red, but transparent to translucent. As the Stone of Discovery and Innocence, this crystal can nurture respect for others and self-love.

Citrine

Citrine

Citrine is a pale to golden yellow quartz with fair transparency. This crystal mainly promotes imagination, magnifying your powers of personal will and stronger manifestation.

Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz

Another popular variety of quartz, the smoky quartz is a transparent variety featuring dark gray to smoky brown hue. This is one of the best grounding stones available and is mainly used for dissipating environmental and emotional negativity.

Prase

Prase

This is the leek-green quartzite and is rock instead of a mineral. It features actinolite inclusions and is known as the Earth Mother stone. This crystal can help in resolving conflicts while calming the nerves.

Cat’s, Hawk’s and Tiger’s Eye

tiger's eye

All these stones are actually quartz crystal layered with chatoyant strips of hornblende and asbestos. The Cat’s Eye crystal features a greenish-gray to a green hue. The Falcon’s Eye has a blue-black hue. Lastly, the Tiger’s Eye features a golden brown hue. These are the stones of protection, pride and action as well as suitable for reflecting negative energies.

Microcrystalline Varieties

Also known as cryptocrystalline varieties, this type of quartz features a dense structure, showing no visible crystals. In general, these crystals are often grouped together and known as Chalcedony. They are further divided into 2 groups— Fibrous and Grainy

FIBROUS VARIETIES

Carnelian

Carnelian

Carnelian crystals come in deep red-orange to pale orange translucency. It is known as the stone of endurance, motivation, courage and leadership.

Agate

Agates are typically banded in layers, forming in almost every color. This is a highly strengthening and stabilizing crystal that can facilitate acceptance of yourself.

Chrysoprase

Chrysoprase

Unlike prase, the chrysoprase is an opaque green crystal and is one of the rarest chalcedony variety. With its green energies, chrysoprase resonates with the heart chakra and promotes fidelity, hope, love and truth.

Chalcedony

chalcedony

Chalcedony is a moganite and cryptocrystalline quartz mixture. It features a waxy luster and can be translucent or semi-transparent. It also varies in pattern and color; however, blue is the favorite and is known as the Speaker’s Stone. It is known for encouraging peace-making and carefully choosing your words.

Sard

Sard

A brown variety of chalcedony but with a hint of a reddish hue, sard is a highly protective crystal that can provide inner strength while dispelling negative energies and influences.

Onyx

onyx

This quartz variety features opaque layers of brown, black, gray, red/white or black/white and is usually carved in cameos. Onyx can provide stability, inner strength and fortitude.

GRAINY VARIETIES

Flint

Flint

This is a solid or layered crystal that occurs in gray, brown or black and is very hard. Thanks to its association with the base chakra, flint is a highly grounding stone that can promote communication, integrity and understanding.

Chert

Chert

Chert resembles Flint, featuring black, gray or brown hue, but is more brittle. It helps with memory and is a stone of daily productivity and stability.

Bloodstone or Heliotrope

Bloodstone or Heliotrope

This is a dark green variety of quartz featuring red spots that look like blood. This is the stone of the sun and is believed as the bearer of Christ’s blood. It can promote selflessness, healing and idealism.

Jasper

jasper

The large-grained and opaque jasper can be found in all colors and can be patterned or layered. Dubbed as the Supreme Nurturer, Jasper is loved for its protectiveness and sacredness while also encouraging compassion and humility.

Combining Quartz Crystal With Other Crystal Stones

Thanks to its versatility, the quartz crystal can be combined with virtually any crystal you can think of. It is the best amplifier you can ever have, and thus works with just about any combination you can think of. Here are some of the best crystals to combine with quartz.

Quartz Crystal + Amethyst

Amethyst

For the ultimate healing and deep meditations, there is no better combination than clear quartz and amethyst. As both quartzes, these crystals can provide soothing and calming energy while opening up your higher chakras to the divine.

Quartz is easily programmable, making it a good setting for your meditative intention while also helps in filtering distractions. Amethyst, on the other hand, is the most spiritual crystal you can have.

By amplifying the energy of amethyst with quartz, you can easily open the doorway to the divine and enhancing spiritual progress while strengthening intuition. Not only that, but this duo can also quiet your head-mind chatter, reducing stress and ensuring a peaceful meditative state.

Quartz Crystal + Selenite

selenite

The combination of quartz and selenite makes a potent combination for your crown chakra. With both stones having a clear crystalline structure, quartz and selenite can activate and stimulate your crown chakra to the fullest.

Quartz can dissolve your self-imposed limitations while boosting your confidence and spirituality. It also boosts divine knowledge and awareness while dispelling negativity. Selenite, on the other hand, is dubbed as the doorway to the Angels. Featuring the finest vibrations of the divine and its ethereal and calm nature, this stone can bring balance to an overloaded or under-stimulated crown chakra.

Together, both stones can provide a deep sense of security and peace, opening the doorway to the divine and stimulating your higher consciousness. Not only that, but these stones can also help improve your intuition while encouraging you to move forward with life.

Quartz Crystal + Sodalite

sodalte

If you need a combination that can enhance your memory, then the quartz and sodalite duo should help you.

Quartz crystal is known as the stone of power. Its high vibrations can amplify your intention and can be programmed to improve your memory. Plus, it can also help in stimulating your crown chakra which can further assist in memory retention.

Sodalite, on the other hand, is known as the Student’s Stone and is a potent crystal for enhancing memory. Its mind-centered energy can quiet your chattering mind and distracting thoughts while stimulating intelligence. This should help you concentrate and commit to learning.

As clear quartz opens your mind to higher consciousness, sodalite can help expand your mind and providing clarity of thought. Together, you can access your memories more easily.

Quartz Crystal + Citrine

Citrine

Want to be successful? The combination of quartz and citrine should help you there.

Quartz crystal is a natural leader in terms of success. By transmitting a high energy vibration, this crystal can help amplify your intentions to succeed. Combined with the energy-boosting citrine, you can enjoy a positive attitude, which is essential for success.

As quartz open your crown chakra to higher energies and helping you focus on your intention, citrine can balance your solar plexus, which is your energy center, ensuring that you are always motivated and energized to tackle every day’s work.

In addition, citrine makes a great choice for achieving success in your business. Thanks to its sunny energy, you can help attract abundance and prosperity. Then, you can magnify those intentions with a clear quartz for better attraction.

Quartz Crystal + Moonstone

Moonstone

If you’re looking for a powerful, yet gentle crystal combination for sleep, then look no further than quartz and moonstone.

The serene energy of the moonstone crystal can encourage deep sleep. With its strong lunar connection and its soothing energies, the moonstone is perfect for re-establishing a good sleep pattern. In addition, moonstone can also teach you to be more aware of your unconscious mind which is essential for lucid dreaming.

Now, when you pair it with the Stone of Power, clear quartz, you get a perfect combination for sleep and lucid dreaming. Clear quartz works on the crown chakra, opening yourself to higher energies, clearing your thought and focusing on your intention to your unconscious dream.

Thanks to its easily programmable properties and energy amplifying attributes, the clear quartz can magnify the soothing effects of moonstone as well as increasing the number and quality of lucid dreams that you experience.

Quartz Crystal + Iolite

Iolite

Looking for the best astral projection crystal combo? Try the quartz and iolite duo!

Iolite is a potent healing crystal suitable for astral traveling. It is highly energetic and resonates strongly with your crown and third eye chakra. Meanwhile, the clear quartz also known as the Stone of Power, can amplify these energies and serves to open all your chakras. This helps increase your ability for astral traveling and enhancing results.

Clear quartz can open the pathway to your higher self and allows you to connect your human energies with the divine energies of the universe. Not only that, but it can also facilitate speaking with ascended teachers, masters and angels.

Iolite, on the other hand, can attract spirit guides and angels to you. It can strengthen your aura and raise your consciousness while inner journeying. But what makes iolite a great astral traveling stone is that it can help you remember the experience once you return to your physical body.

In addition, clear quartz can further amplify the energies of iolite. This allows you to stimulate your visionary experiences and imagination to the fullest.

Quartz Crystal + Fluorite

Florite

If you need a crystal combination that helps calm the mind and induce positive and clear thinking, then go with the quartz and fluorite duo.

With its clear crystalline structure, the quartz is all about clear thinking. For centuries, it has been used for harmonizing and keeping your mind focused, balanced, and less distracted. Meanwhile, fluorite is said to be the best stone for mental focus. From its fluorescent mineral origin, fluorite has the unique energies to bring order to chaotic minds.

So, as fluorite help establish balance and stability in your negative mind, the clear quartz can help provide clearer thinking while keeping your less distracted. If you are struggling with your daily activities, then you can use the combination of fluorite and quartz o improve your concentration.

Fluorite can remove creative or mental blocks while heightening your mental abilities. Then clear quartz can keep your attention focused while helping you retain and absorb information more effectively.

Quartz Crystal + Angelite

Angelite

Another great combination you should try for meditating, the quartz and Angelite duo can enhance your meditative state.

Dubbed as the Master Healer, the true proficiency of the quartz crystal is to magnify the natural energies of your body, making it a perfect choice for meditating. Plus, it is also easily programmable, making it a great tool for setting your meditative intentions.

Angelite, on the other hand, is a wonderful crystal for connecting with the angelic realm. Its soothing and ethereal energies can comfort and calm your emotions and mind. And as the stone of awareness, Angelite can help deepen any meditation practice.

As clear quartz raises your vibrations and allows you to connect with your guides while also enhancing psychic ability and intuition, Angelite can polarize your physical body to bring balance between the spiritual and physical levels while also bringing inner awareness.

Quartz Crystal + Black Tourmaline

black tourmaline

The quartz and black tourmaline crystals make a perfect protective duo. These crystals are highly beneficial to any environment or situation, particularly in stressful working environments.

When you place black tourmaline and clear quartz in your workspace or office desk, these stones can help filter the negative energies and influences surrounding you— may it be negative emotions or thinking from your co-workers or negative energies from computers.

Both stones can absorb these negative energies and transforming them into positive energies in order to keep your auric field clean. This should help reduce your stress level so you can work your best until the end of your shift.

Is Quartz Crystal a Birthstone or Zodiac Crystal?

Quartz crystal is not a traditional birthstone or a natural birthstone. It is also not associated with any zodiac signs. However, it has been known to reduce a Leo’s need for power as well as the stubbornness of Capricorn. Quartz crystal is also effective in rendering a Gemini to be more tolerant.

Meditation with Quartz Crystal

Meditation with Quartz

When used in meditation, especially when placed at your crown or third eye chakra, the quartz crystal can help fill out distractions and empty your mind. This allows for a feeling of oneness as well as providing a deep meditative state.

Clear quartz can also provide a powerful psychic amplification by visualizing an image of your desired outcome or intent within the crystal during a meditative session. As mentioned before, this crystal can remember and magnify the energy pattern, so using the same crystal in your repeated meditation can allow for the power and opportunities of the focused intent to manifest into reality.

When you program the quartz crystal in this manner, it assists you in achieving just about any goal in your outer or inner life. Take note, however, that such manifestations have their strongest, first effects on the one using the crystal. Thus, negative purposes will unavoidably bring harm back on yourself.

How to Cleanse and Charge Quartz Crystal?

You can clean your quartz crystal with a soft toothbrush and warm soapy water. Although quartz crystals can be tough, they can still be damaged or scratched by tougher gemstones as well as other materials.

In general, quartz can be used to clear other crystals. It requires little to no cleansing and recharging at all. However, you might still want to recharge it when you use it heavily.

You can charge a quartz crystal with salt water to cleanse the unwanted energy. You can also leave it under the sun or moon to cleanse and recharge by itself. Quartz can also be charged by smudging with sage to clear inharmonious vibrations and restoring its natural energy.

Final Thoughts

Quartz with its incredibly long history of use makes it the most famous crystal in the globe. It has been a significant tool in every culture and is a base for numerous crystals, including the loved amethyst crystals.

And while the clear quartz is perhaps the best of the quartz family, you are spoilt with color choices and their specific healing attributes. Thus, you can expect that quartz can be usable in healing any conditions known to mankind.

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