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Quartz

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Quartz 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.

The word "quartz" comes from the German  Quarz , which is of Slavic origin. Other sources attribute the word's origin to the Saxon
word Querkluftertz, meaning cross-vein ore.

Quartz is a power stone, and has been called as well as considered world wide as the "Universal Crystal".  It is the most recognized
type of crystal, and what many people envision when the thought of "crystal" comes to mind.   In fact there are many different types
of
Quartz, in quite a variety of colors.

"Rock Crystal" 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 be formed of microscopic crystals and take on entirely different appearances and qualities.

Quartz was used as tools and weapons early in history and are now used worldwide in watches, appliances and technology.

Brithstone of the month : October

Astrological : Scorpio

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Quartz is the Master Healer and the "stone of power". Probably the most versatile multipurpose healing stone. Easy to cleanse,
store information/energy in, program or amplify energy and is used as a healing instrument. The natural tendency for
quartz is
for harmony.

Visual clarity normally isn't as important to a quartz crystal's energetic quality and ability to amplify subtle energies around it.

Quartz enhances energy by absorbing, storing, balancing, amplifying, focusing and transmitting the energy . It channels universal
energy as well, and is quite successful for energizing other crystals.

Quartz crystals can raise energy to the highest possible level, it enhances thoughts, as they are a form of energy, and it is
extremely beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation, protection and channeling. Containing every possible color, Clear
Quartz works on all levels of the being.

Storing information like a natural computer, these crystal are like a spiritual library waiting to be accessed.

Quartz is also quite beneficial for storing and retrieving information of all types, being that information has it's own energy pattern
as well. This makes the
quartz invaluable for programming. Paired with it's ability to balance this is an excellent stone for
harmonizing and balancing one's immediate environment, and even personal relationships.

Quartz has the ability to dissolve karmic seeds, holding a quartz crystal in your hand, actual doubles your biomagnetic field. It
generates electro magnetism and dispels static electricity.

Quartz is commonly used to dispel negativity and clear away negative energy. A stone of clarity it can be used to purify and clarify
on the spiritual, mental as well as the physical planes. One of the most protective gemstones,
quartz will protect the spirit as it
enhances spiritual grown, and wisdom.

It is also quite beneficial for clarifying the emotional processes, which in turn will enlighten your creativity and inspiration.  A
stone used for studying and retaining information as is helps with concentration and retaining what is learned.

It is very useful on the third eye chakra for clarity of psychic vision, and can be used to communicate with spirits and other worlds.
Quartz is a stone that can access ancient wisdom and bring it into the present. It is also a very good stone for astral travel,
manifestation, scrying, channeling, dream recall and dream work.

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. Acts as a purifier and tunes into the frequency of each individual.
Will 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. Aids in meditation. 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: is another variation that, much like Moss Agate, has pictures on its surface. These shapes often resemble plants
or animals. Elestial crystals are crystals that generally have fewer side planes and blunt ends. These crystals are young and usually
much smaller than most other
Quartz crystals.

is a unique blend of two minerals on either end of the light spectrum and is used for balance, energy and vitality. They provide
a beautiful "dancing" energy, which, when activated, stimulates energy flow on all levels. Harlequins contain red dots or strands
of hematite or lepidocrocite. They combine the properties of
with hematite or lepidocrocite, which being red, stimulates physical
energy and circulation. It can be used to stimulate the Root chakra and to provide for a direct pathway between the base chakra
and the heart chakra. It activates all the qualities of the Root chakra, the heart chakra, and the crown chakra, and provides physical
energy to the physical body. It further stimulates the healing qualities of the heart.

Kundalini Quartz comes from the Congo in Africa. It is a crystal with a smoky phantom with hematite inclusions. Kundalini can
be defined as the potential energy stored in the nerve center at the base of the spine. It is also said to be an individual experience
of the universal creative energy. These Black Phantom
are called Kundalini because of their ability to raise one�s energy
level from the base chakra (1st) through the crown chakra (7th) and above. The hematite grounds, the
smoky quartz balances
and moves primal energies in the body, and the
transmits and amplifies energy. Raising the Kundalini will lead one to a more
spiritual, less ego-centered life.

Metamorphosis Quartz: brings change and transformation. This crystal allows for change to occur because you are ready and
helps ease the discomfort that change can bring. Good for mental awareness, stamina and oxygenation of the blood. This
wonderful stone combats negative, judgemental attitudes and allows for positive thinking and helps for seeing the aura.

Phantom Crystals: These are naturally occurring inclusions in 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. For someone drawn to this type
of stone, a need for growth is indicated.

Purple Quartz: This stone should not be confused with Amethyst. It has a dark violet color and may have inclusions or
clouding within it. Beneficial to the cleansing organs. Capable of stimulating thoughts and helping you learn to contemplate and
analyze data.

Rose Quartz represents love, beauty, peacefulness, forgiving, lovingness, self-love and emotional balance! Rose Quartz works
with theHeart Chakra. It is a soft, gentle, soothing stone that warms the heart center. Its value as a nurturing friend cannot be
overstated. Neither can it's soothing influence. Helps diffuse negative stimuli and uncomfortable memories. Helps us discover
the ability to love ourselves and makes us more open to other people. It is of particular value in helping us to forgive ourselves,
hastening self-acceptance. Helps us realize that all change is important, even difficult change. Stimulates love and tender
appreciation of all things.

Smoky Quartz is a grounding stone. It is used most often to overcome depression, nightmares and stress. Quartz stimulates the
natural crystal in body tissues and fluids to resonate at the highest healing frequency. The clearest
smoky quartz are the most
intense, powerfully opening the Crown Chakra emanating light down to the Root Chakra, therefore, inducing Alpha/deep
meditation. Because of this situation, it's benefits also include channeling higher guidance, deep relaxation and helping with
unconditional love. Heightens your understanding of nature and concerns for the environment.
Smoky Quartz helps store
information well for easier recall. Because it is associated with the Root Chakra, it helps to alleviate fear, anxiety and associated
emotional depression. When placed opposite other smokies in a crystal grid these stone vibrate at a high energy level. It is the
perfect stone for grounding the Etheric Layer of the Aura. This makes
smoky quartz a great stone for detoxing, clears ambivalence
and fortifies resolve. For those dealing with body image issues such as feeling too fat, skinny, short, tall,
smoky quartz is for you.
Of all the grounding stones, it establishes the most gentle and loving connection with the body.

Tangerine Quartz: comes from Madagascar and are quartz crystals with a transparent coating of bright orange over them. Orange
is the color of the second, or Navel Chakra, which has to do with the reproductive organs, and life-giving/creative energy. The
energy of
Tangerine quartz is bright and giving - these are very lively stones. Most stones from Madagascar are unusual and highly
energetic, and this is no exception. Anyone needing to open or activate a blocked or sluggish Navel Chakra would benefit from
working with this stone. As they are long crystals, they could be used like wands to open the chakra and direct the energy through
it. This stone is used for harmonizing sexual energies, stimulating creativity and moving you beyond your limited belief systems.
It can be used in past life healing and benefits the revival of the soul.

Titanium Quartz: quartz is infused with titanium and additional metal oxides to form one of the most precious crystals on the
planet. It increases lifeforce and vitality, attuning to the highest attribute of the Crown Chakra. It's rainbow colors have been shown
to stimulate the entire aura body! An exceptional stone for creativity. This
quartz removes blockages and enhancing the flow of
creativity due to its intensely visual colors. It has been used for increasing intuition and therefore an exceptional stone for
promoting clairvoyance as well as all forms of "seeing". Consider this crystal for assisting in meditation, an alternative medicine
career or yogic practice. This crystal appears to stimulate the upward movement of the kundalini and is exceptional for any tantric
practice.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Quartz is probably the most versatile, multipurpose, powerful healing stone on the planet due to is unique helical spiral
crystalline form. It is a master healer and can be used for any and all conditions. It's stimulates the immune system and brings the
body into balance.  It takes the energy to the most perfect state that is possible;  going back to before the dis-ease set in.  It cleanses
and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind.

Holding the crystal to an area of the skin which has been burned, has eliminated pain, blistering, and any trace of the burn. A
topical elixir of the
quartz crystal has been quite beneficial to skin disorders. Internal elixirs have been used in the elimination of
toxins from the body. It can also be used in the treatment of digestive disorders and in the elimination of kidney and bladder
infections and dysfunctions.

Being that it is easy to cleanse, it can store information and energy, is easy to program, and will amplify energy and healing
properties of other stones.  It can both send and draw energy, it stimulates natural crystals in the body tissues and fluids to
resonate a new healing frequency, and there are so many varieties with their own healing qualities; there is always a
quartz of some
kind in the healing bag.

Quartz is reputed to be particularly effective for chronic fatigue, arthritis, bone injuries, depression, fibromyalgia, intestinal troubles.

Rose Quartz represents love, beauty, peacefulness, forgiving, lovingness, self-love and emotional balance! Rose Quartz works with theHeart Chakra. It is a soft, gentle, soothing stone that warms the heart center. Its value as a nurturing friend cannot be overstated. Neither can it's soothing influence. Helps diffuse negative stimuli and uncomfortable memories. Helps us discover the ability to love ourselves and makes us more open to other people. It is of particular value in helping us to forgive ourselves, hastening self-acceptance. Helps us realize that all change is important, even difficult change. Stimulates love and tender appreciation of all things.

Quartz rough and facet stone