Quartz is one of the most abundant minerals in the Earth’s crust, second only to feldspar. It is chemically composed of silica or silicon dioxide. Quartz has deposits widely distributed across all continents. Silicon is present everywhere. Human and animal bodies hold silica in little amount. Plants and vegetable also contain some amount of silica. Our body requires this mineral for its strength and stability.

Metaphysically, it is the one crystal that everyone can relate to.  Quartz is the Master Healer and the “stone of power”. Probably the most versatile multipurpose healing stone. It is easy to clean, stores information (energy) within, programs or amplify energy very well and is used as a healing instrument. The natural tendency for quartz is for harmony. Quartz can both draw and send energy therefore, it is effective for sending/receiving guidance. Quartz is used for transformation in healing and in all levels of change (mentally/emotionally, physically and spiritually).

Folk Remedies: Quartz can be used to facilitate both speaking and receiving information from the spiritual world, masters, teachers and healers. Stimulates positive thought and healing. Quartz is considered Yin or Androgynous. Quartz is often used in healing remedies such as crystal elixirs or solarized water, in clusters during meditation, in reiki grids or laying of stones in a web around you. They are used to clean the aura and balance chakra energies.

Feng Shui: Quartz can be used anywhere that balance or cleansing is needed. Use quartz in the Center area for grounding, balance, good health, spirituality and protection. Use in the West area for projects and creativity.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 8

History: Quartz (SiO2) is considered solidified light and oxygen. Quartz encompasses a large family of stones and crystals, all of which are made up primarily of silicon dioxide, one of the most common and most important substances in the world. Crystals of pure quartz, generally six-sided, can be found in all shades and colors. Quartz crystals grow singularly or in groups and take on different shapes according to the temperature at the time of their formation. Quartz crystals can also contain other minerals “frozen” within, as in Rutilated Quartz. Quartz can form a huge variety of aggregates, clusters, gravel, sand and single stones. Quartz can be smoky, milky white to clear as water. Quartz was used as tools and weapons early in history and are now used worldwide in watches, appliances and technology!

Quartz can be formed of microscopic crystals and take on entirely different appearances and qualities. Other members of the Quartz family include Chalcedony, Agate, Amethyst, Aventurine, Carnelian, Citrine, Herkimer Diamonds, Jasper, Onyx, Sardonyx and Tiger’s Eye. These are treated separately because their healing qualities are very different from crystal or “rock” quartz.

Aventurine & Prasiolite

Aventurine can be found in several colors. The name aventurine derives from the Italian “a ventura” meaning “by chance“. This is an allusion to the lucky discovery of aventurine  glass or goldstone at some point in the 18th century.  Aventurine is characterised by translucency and the presence of mineral inclusions that give a shimmering or “drewsy” effect called aventurescence. Prasiolite (or vermarine) is the green quartz.

Aqua Aura & Chelcedony

Clear quartz with metallic light blue tint from electrical infusion of gold (amplifies quartz conductivity). Created by treating crystals of natural quartz with an infusion of pure gold called Aqua Aura. Chalcedony is a cryptocrystalline form of silica consisting of fine inter-growths of both quartz, and its monoclinic polymorph moganite.

Red & White

Strawberry quartzRose quartz and Harlequin quartz: all have varying degrees of red and white, making a unique blend of two minerals on either end of the light spectrum and are used for balance, energy and vitality. Harlequin quartz provide a beautiful “dancing” energy. Strawberry quartz stimulates energy flow on all levels, while rose quartz fills us with love and the ability for self-love.

Carnelian & Tangerine

Carnelian is a brownish-red to orange mineral which is associated with precision, sacral wisdom and emotional connections. Similar to carnelian is Sard, which is generally harder and darker. Both carnelian and sard are varieties of the silica mineral chalcedony colored by impurities of iron oxide. Tangerine quartz is colored by a thin coating of iron oxides, which also gives it that deep orange glow.

Citrine & Golden Quartz

Citrine is a variety of quartz whose color ranges from a pale yellow to brown due to ferric impurities. Natural citrines are rare; most commercial citrines are heat-treated amethysts or smoky quartz. The name is derived from the Latin word citrina which means “yellow” and the origin of “citron”, famous as a “merchant stone“. Golden quartz, golden healers and rutilated quartz are forms of quartz with hints of rutile, iron oxide coating in between or underneath layers of crystal.


Amethyst is a popular form of quartz that ranges from a lilac to dark purple. This stone of psychic stimulation and dream recall is infamous. It is also a known as a famous detoxing stone and helpful with additions.Sometimes amethyst and citrine are found growing in the same crystal and referred to as ametrine. An amethyst is formed when there is iron in the area where it was formed.

Amphibole Quartz (AKA Angel Phantom Quartz)

Properties: Amphibole is the name of an extensive and complex group of minerals of inosilicate minerals. When amphibole is found with the rare inclusion combinations of hematite, limonite, kaolinite and quartz, it is referred to Angel Phantom Quartz. Phantoms are crystals, that over the course of millions of years, form over earlier crystals that already existed. It takes its name from the particular structure of its crystallization. Each crystal displays the outlines of numerous smaller crystals, known as phantoms. Phantoms symbolize the numerous lifetimes of the soul and take one traveling through multiple dimensions. They break up old patterns and assists in reconnecting to ancient wisdowm held in your memory. Therefore, because of these inclusions and what appears to look like ambiguous inner wings, Angel Phantom Quartz was discovered.

Angel Phantom Quartz provides us with a connection to the highest level of spiritual experience. It is a beautiful crystal for those who are beginning to work with the Angelic Realm, calling to your guardian angel and higher consciousness, that brings deep, inner joy. Unassuming and gentle, this active stone can be placed on the upper Chakra. Kaolinite, which is white to gold tone, activates our spiritual involvement, while assisting in the detoxification process. This is why it can be placed at the Crown Chakra in order to activate our spiritual awareness and the highest light of guidance. It can ascend energy down along the “Chakra tree” to the Third Eye where it helps one gaze and attune to the wisdom of the Universal mind, allowing a more detached perspective on life and on evolution. At the Throat Chakra, it allows us to speak our truth and listen more intently. When this high vibration stone is placed at the Center or Heart Chakra, it can help one go to a place of deep Universal love and can assist in always acting from a place of love.

Angel Phantom Quartz shifts the energies to where it is needed most. It brings the vibration of harmony to the place of most unrest. Due to its mineral make-up, Limonite, which is the brown/yellow tones, provides us with inner strength and vitality. This is the reason it works so well at the Solar Plexus Chakra. The Hematite, which is the red or black tones, can help provide protection by deflection. It assists with concentration, memory, self-control, practicality, original thinking, bookkeeping helps one study and all types of detailed work. This is why it works so well at the Root Chakra. These minerals are captured in Quartz, which amplifies all these healing powers and transmits this wonderful energy. This new stone helps one open up new doorways and find adventure in the horizons.

Folk Remedies: White Kaolinite opens the inner ear and assists in clairaudient pursuits. Yellow/peach Limonite stimulates and guards against psychic attacks and assists one towards stability and comfort, making this stone a useful companion for spiritual journeying and provides strength and virility of youth and furthers intuitive accuracy. Red Hematite, a deeply stable stone that provides protection, and dissolves negativity and attains soft meditative state and provides smooth grounding bringing tranquility and emotional clarity and helps with pain syndromes.

Feng Shui: This multi-talented stone works well in many areas of the Bagua. Use in the center, first and foremost for good health, balance, and being centered. Use in Career, Lifepath area, Knowledge, Skills area, Wealth, Prosperity, Opportunity area, Children, Creativity area and Helpful People, Travel area.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 4 and method 5 – 7

History: Amphibole is the name of an extensive and complex group of minerals of inosilicate minerals. Composed of double chain SiO4 tetrahedra, generally containing ions of iron and/or magnesium in their structures, amphiboles can be green, black, colorless, white, yellow, blue, or brown. The name amphibole comes from the Greek word “amphibolos” meaning ambiguous. It was coined by RJ Hauy to include tremolite, actinolite, tourmaline and hornblende. The crystal symmetry is either monoclinic or orthorhombic. When amphibole is found with the rare inclusion combinations of hematite, limonite, kaolinite and quartz, it is referred to Angel Phantom Quartz.


Properties: This stone is referred to as the stone of the Nameless Light. The name Azeztulite is derived from Azez, an angelic entity or group that is believed to be inter-dimensional beings, which seem to hover over many major power vortexes on Earth. Azeztulite’s vibrations are intended to be received on all levels of our being, from the etheric body throughout the physical organs, and into our cellular structure. It radiates a pleasant feeling of joy and confident serenity. It brings it’s higher frequencies down to earth to assist in spiritual evolution.

Blue Quartz

PropertiesBlue Quartz: is a fairly rare stone, found in the US and Brazil. It varies in color from pale blue to lavender or gray. This stone has been used to help you discover or increase your understanding of your spiritual nature. It’s celestial color attunes us with the sky and the sea. It has a calming effect upon the mind and has historically been used to stimulate hope. It is a good healing stone for linking heart with Throat Chakra and Third Eye Chakra to expand self expression and creativity. It is a stone often chosen for refining communication skills to a whole new level.

This stone is thought to be still evolving. It is considered Yin in nature, so it has a calming, cooling passive approach in healing. Its color can generate a soothing effect on the mind/body connection, especially through meditation and contemplation. 

Folk Remedies: Because this stone is associate with the Throat Chakra, it is thought to ease throat tension and stress, boost the immune system (since helping reduce stress) and help with iodine and B Vitamin assimilation. During the 16th century, it was believed that shining light through Blue Quartz could help reduce the need for glasses.   

Clear Quartz

Properties: Clear Quartz is thought to amplify both body energy and thoughts. It can assist in the creation of power, clarity of thinking, meditation, cleansing, clearing the aura, spiritual development and healing. Clear Quartz is considered the “stone of power”. A dedicated healer. Pure white light passes through it easily, leaving all the colors of the spectrum unaltered and giving substance to the argument that Clear Quartz crystals can help balance all the elements needed to make us whole and fulfilled. Amplify whatever influences are present in an individual or location.

Because of the clarity of this stone, it can be helpful in guiding our search for the meaning and importance of our own existence. This stone can assist in meditation. It allows us to open up a “clear path or challenge” to your mind’s eye and the ability to see our own infinite wisdom, when we pay attention. Clear quartz cluster can amplify group meditation.

Folk Remedies: This stone was believed to act as a purifier and tune into the frequency of each individual. It is said that it will unblock specific areas or organs blocked from transmitting or receiving the flow of energy throughout the body. Since quartz (silicate) is a component of our body composition, it is the concept behind this theory. Clear quartz can be used in conjunction with any other stone or gem for specific physical problems. It will amplify the effects of individual stones and attune the treatment to the energy of an individual person. 

Dendritic Quartz

Properties: Dendritic Quartz is another variation that, much like Moss Agate, has pictures on its surface. These shapes often resemble plants or animals. This quartz takes on the properties of the other minerals that make up its lattice, depending on where it is located. The manganese crystals that form the dendrites disperse throughout the stone as it grows, taking on a “picture or image”, almost appearing as fossilized plants or landscapes.

This stone offers a view or insight as to what is before us. It is believed to offer up a higher appreciation of nature and spirit. It is the capturing of a moment that shows us how precious life is. This stone bears a resemblance to what we “want to see” and can be a blueprint for future endeavors and desires.  Is it the stone showing us what we want to see, or how we interpret the image.  If your mind can perceive it, your body can achieve it. Therefore, this stone is a great tool for initiating change.

Druzy Quartz

Properties: Druzy Quartz or Drusy Quartz is a sparkling blanket of very fine, sugar-like crystals that form over a quartz when dissolved silica, carried by ground water, is deposited in the porous areas of stone. Also spelled Drusie or Druse, this thin layer of quartz crystals covering the surface of a host stone offers an additional layer of beauty (and meaning). When you see this stone in a variety of beautiful colors, it comes from a special process in which the Drusy is vapor coated in a special chamber with titanium or other precious metals.

Druzy is believed by many to be associated with peace, tranquility, patience, intuition, unconditional love. It adds a little “sparkle” in your life. This stone offers up

Elestial Quartz

Properties: Elestials are master healers and work on many many levels. Elestial crystals offer an abundance of lessons and change! Elestial crystals also makes a wonderful gem essence. The translation for Elestial is “Crystal of the Angels” and therefore have a strong link with the Angelic realm. Elestials help to ground higher vibrations into the physical. Elestial Quartz is a very powerful stone. It can change energy in an area for several miles. It is a good stone for anyone dealing with abuse issues as it can pull in the vibration of cosmic love for you and lighten your heart, limiting sadness and grief. Smokey Quartz Elestials can also help break up karmic emotional bonds. This stone is good for astral traveling work and can attune you to the energy of the Akashic records. Smokey Quartz elestials offer added protection against negative energy. It is possible to retrieve information stored in Elestials by running your hands over the crystal, before long your hands start vibrating on their own. Hematoid Quartz AKA Orange Elestial Quartz is the combination of iron oxide, sometimes  said to be especially useful in healing emotional problems or Root Chakra grounding with Sacral Spleen Chakra issues. It provides balance between heart and mind. Elestial quartz is also said to impart wisdom and to enhance insight, and to be an excellent transformational tool helping one to understand and adjust to change. It is also said to be of significant assistance during meditation. Crystal Cleansing: method 1 -3 and method 5 – 7 

Golden Healer Quartz

Properties: Golden Healer Quartz are partially or totally covered with a natural, transparent golden-yellow mineral. This has been used to assist one in attaining and maintaining contact with the spiritual worlds and to incite healing on all levels. It is an excellent stone for use in all healing situations and promotes the recognition of methods and techniques which will help further recovery from all disorders.

The golden healer quartz’s color and energy comes from the iron oxide that is either in or on the crystals, and sometimes it is both. It assists in healing all of the bodies… (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual). It can be held in the hand during meditation or placed on the body. Golden quartz accesses very high (consciousness) information and also activates the Solar Plexus Chakra marrying our will with that of divine will. 

Herkimer Diamond

Properties: Herkimer diamonds are not actually diamonds, but are double-terminated quartz crystals of exceptional clarity (water-clear) discovered within exposed outcrops of dolostone in and around Herkimer County, New York and the Mohawk River Valley. Considered a “Dream stone“, they are used in meditation or under your pillow to enhance visualization, astral travel into the light and dream recall. Most effective on the Brow and Crown Chakra therefore, this stone shifts the brain powerfully into alpha/deep stillness.

Septre Quartz

Properties: Fertility (Sceptre) Quartz aka the sceptre crystal or fertility stone are considered a naturally formed crystal that belongs to the quartz family. These crystals can have a unique clarity that almost looks like water. The crystal actually looks like a ruler’s sceptre; a rod at the base with a crown-like configuration on the top. The clearer the point on the sceptre the stronger it’s ability as a healing tool. This crystal has an excellent configuration for the transmission of directional energy. It can be utilized as an aura wand to cleanse and clear auric energy. It is believed to have a relationship with the etheric layer of the aura, where restructuring of our physical, mental and emotional bodies can become unbalanced. It is used to bring the spirituality of the Universe into the healing arena for positive applications.

This crystal, although it can work on balancing all the Chakra, it has a special affinity to the heart and Heart Chakra. Hold the crystal heart level with the point facing the heart. This brings to the heart the benefits of all it has to offer. Often said to connect the human plane with the spiritual plane due to its power and its clarity. It allows us to see what really matters in our lives. Because of the phallic point, it is believed to harness’ the energies of quartz as a tool to enhance fertility. Sceptres act as a purifier and tunes into the frequency of each individual. It can unblock specific areas or organs blocked from transmitting or receiving the flow of energy throughout the body. Helpful in guiding our search for the meaning and importance of existence. It will amplify the effects of individual stones and attune the treatment to the energy of an individual person.

Folk Remedies: This stone has been known for centuries as the fertility stone.  Its phallic-like shape has given it is infamous reputation. It is believed that placing this stone under your pillow in the evening, helps to strengthen the desire and intention of getting pregnant. In early Mesopotamia, woman would worship this stone as the phallic symbol of the Gods. It has been placed in the home of women during the 12th century for hopes that the stork would pass by, leaving a bundle of joy at the doorstep.  Pagan beliefs have this stone carried for the 28 days of a woman’s cycle in order to stimulate ovulation and therefore, be a reminder to make love at the appropriate opportunity. 

Clear, White, Frozen, Phantom or Tourmalinated

From “crystal clear” to “frozen”, milky white or with a variety of inclusion, the less clear it becomes the more it takes on the properties (and benefits) of the other minerals being included!  The clearer the quartz the more useful and valuable it is. The cloudiness of milky quartz or snow white quartz comes from microscopic inclusions of fluids that have been encased in the crystal. Milky quartz is often responsible for the cloudy phantoms inside of otherwise clear rock quartz, amethyst, citrine or smoky quartz.

Phantom Quartz: are naturally occurring inclusions in quartz crystal! Phantom quartz crystals are said to help one understand the various stages in life that we all transition through. They are said to be an excellent tool for meditation and for remembrance of past lives. These crystals help to recover repressed memories in order to put the past into perspective. A phantom crystal symbolizes universal awareness. These are crystals that at one point finished their growth cycle, then began growing again later. When looking inside these crystals, you can see a striation that indicates where the original tip was. The effect results in a crystal within a crystal or “ghostly vision”, therefore, its name, phantom quartz. For someone drawn to this type of stone, a need for growth is indicated.

A Variety of Quartz Healing Tools

By Healing & Harmony

The natural tendency for quartz is for harmony. Quartz can both draw and send energy therefore it is effective for sending/receiving guidance.  Quartz is used for transformation in healing and in all levels of change (mentally/emotionally, physically and spiritually).

Quartz vibrates or resonates with our energy and helps to bring balance to an agitated aura or an under-performing persona. It follows the law of entrainment, and therefore, brings your energy to meet its energy.

Quartz is often used in healing remedies such as crystal elixirs or solarized water, in clusters during meditation, in reiki grids or laying of stones in a web around you. They are used to clean the aura and balance chakra energies.


Angels: Metatron
Associated Crystal: quartz family
Birthstone: August (non-traditional)
Color: White, Violet
Chakra: All Chakra
Element: Fire
Flowers: Golden chrysanthemum, marigold and sunflower
Oils: Sage, Jasmine, Lily, Carnation
Gods/Goddesses: Allat, Amaterasu, Angerona, Aphrodite, Astarte, St. Brigid, Cupra, Diana, Flora, Gaia, ISis, Ixcuiname, Latona, Turan
Planet: Sun
Zodiac: Leo
Sabbat: Ostara, Litha, Yule
Tarot: The Magician

Quartz Elixir

A crystal elixir or gem essence combines the energy of your crystal that is infused in either water or oil. It is often placed in the sun in order for the crystal to imbue the water or oil with the crystal’s energy or Qi and then the decoction is used for healing and anointing.

Quartz is by far, one of the best varieties of stones to use for elixirs, the most safe and versatile. Here is what you need: A glass container filled with about 12 ounces of water. If you are going to be placing your essence outside, be sure to cover it.
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Cleansing & Charging Quartz

~ Cleansing a crystal is always a good idea to rid it of energies (negative or otherwise) that it may have picked up during handling and excessive use.

~ Charging a crystal is bringing its energy levels back up, after use and cleansing. Like re-charging a battery after it has lost its energy.  A great way to do this (and remind you that it is time to do so) is during a full moon.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 8

The Power of Color

Color plays a major role in determining how your crystal can help you.  A crystal’s color is due to its combination of minerals, which give it it’s own personality.  It contributes in what attracts you to it.  The psychological aspects of color determine how a crystal’s healing properties work.

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