Quartz Crystal is a wondrous and magical stone that comes in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors. In this guide, we will talk about the properties and powers of the different shapes and types of quartz.
The most common types of quartz include clear quartz, amethyst, citrine, rose quartz, and smoky quartz. The properties of these crystals are not limited solely to the metaphysical. Quartz is used in the electronics industry to both resonate and filter electronic frequencies. So they are perfect tools for aligning our energy bodies.
All quartz crystals have 6 primary metaphysical properties. They are able to structure, store, amplify, focus, transmit and transform energy, which includes thought, emotion, and information.
The structure of quartz can also possess additional metaphysical properties based on their geometry as well as the properties of their inclusions and other features.
In chakra healing and personal development, quartz crystals to act like tuning forks, gently but powerfully returning our bodies frequencies to a healthier, more natural state. Quartz naturally balances and energizes both our gross and subtle bodies. Studies have shown that holding a small, double terminated quartz doubles the photographable portion of the human aura.
In choosing a crystal it is helpful not only to consider the particular characteristics of the stone itself, but also its shape. None of what we've written below is intended to be the last word on the qualities of particular shapes. Nor is it intended to discourage you from experimenting. Your particular relationship with a crystal is always the most important source of information.
Generally speaking, we have found that in terms of intensified and directed energy there is no more powerful shape than a terminated point such as are found in quartz, amethyst, citrine, and smoky quartz, among others. This is because a termination centers and focuses energy.
They are very useful for programming because when you put the energy of your intention into them they focus it; you might say they point to your goal.
They are also very helpful in breaking up energy blockages. One of the things you can do in a crystal healing/meditation is to rotate a quartz point over an area which feels congested.
If you don't know about a congestion from feeling it you may know it exists because of an imbalance in your life. For example, if you have difficulty in feeling self-esteem this is a third-chakra blockage. To work on this (among other actions) you could rotate a quartz point in a clockwise direction over the navel/solar plexus area. Doing this can be more effective if you place a citrine in this area.
Holding a termination in your hand when you meditate will help you to focus on meditation.
The most common form for a crystal point is a simple termination. Variations include double-terminated points (points at both ends) gemini (twin) crystals, tabular (flat) points, window crystals (with a diamond shape on the point), and channeling crystals.
Crystal points are available in many forms:
Historically, the egg symbolizes fertility and new beginnings. When we translate this into spiritual terms the egg shape symbolizes the first stage for the realization of our goals and dreams.
For example, if you are feeling vulnerable and perhaps low in self-esteem and want to change this you could meditate with a crystal egg. Meditate, holding the egg in your hand ( eggs have a special, comforting feeling.)
Imagine the situations (or people) which arouse vulnerable feelings in you. Feel the energy of your crystal egg encircling you like a shield or armor. Ask what you can do to change this situation, how you can be different. See yourself responding to the situation or person in an appropriate way (for example, by being assertive). Visualize yourself being this way until it feels real and powerful to you.
Repeat as needed.
You can also program your egg for the results you have envisioned.
After you've programmed the egg you can continue to meditate with it. You may find that it's even more helpful.
The sphere represents completion, fullness, the realization of all possibilities. It has no beginning or end.
To carve a sphere one must cut away a mass of crystal which can be as much as ten times the finished creation. A sphere symbolizes all that we need to release in order to reach the realization of our own innate perfection.
In feng shui, the ancient art of creating optimal energy flow in an environment, disharmony is created by sharp angles and edges. In that context a sphere is the most harmonious form possible. Because of its balancing energy it is ideal to place in the center of a room (called the T'ai Chi). It's also the perfect centerpiece for a crystal arrangement or for an altar.
Decoration with a purpose: Place a gemstone sphere in a room or on your bedside dresser or office desk to emante a particular energy that you feel is needed. For example, a rose quartz sphere at your bedside surrounds the room with love. A crystal ball will cleanse the room of negativity, while a jasper sphere will emanate protection. Bring money to your business with a malachite sphere
Because it has no beginning or end it can place us very much in the here and now. I find that holding a sphere while I meditate helps me to release worry and take me to a deeper state.
We also find that gazing at the rainbow in crystal sphere is a wonderful way to go deeper into meditation.
First, quartz clusters make a great centerpiece for a grid. They hold the frequency of your intention (make sure your intention is crystal clear!) and amplify the vibration of the crystals that you place around it.
In cluster form, Clear Quartz Points radiate their energies outward, into the surrounding environment. Clear Quartz Clusters can be programmed with intention and kept in a central place to emit their helpful energies. Placing a Clear Quartz Cluster on your desk where you work can help to relieve stresses and promote peace among those who enter the room.
Multiple Clear Quartz Clusters, when strategically placed throughout the home or office, can have the beneficial effect of transmuting negative energies, and promoting higher vibrations within the environment. Some crystal lovers find that gridding a space like this actually keeps negativity from ever entering the protected area in the first place. While any type of Quartz formation is fine for gridding, Clear Quartz Clusters are perfect for this purpose.
They are amazing allies in energy work. If you want to use crystals as a part of your own personal healing, find seven small quartz clusters, one for each chakra. It’s as simple as that. This is a really powerful layout.
Energy becomes stuck in our chakras, disrupting flow and in many cases promoting physical or mental illness. Quartz clusters, when placed on a chakra, break up blockages and jump-start your process of release.
Make sure you follow this up with lots of loving kindness towards yourself, and an effort to care for yourself on a physical, mental, and emotional level. If you don’t, you will likely end up with the same blockage again. Make sure your work with crystals is part of a complete wellness plan and you’re not relying on them alone to solve your problems.
Clusters can also be used in your home or office to keep the energy moving. If you do regular space clearings, place them in corners, where energy easily becomes trapped, while you work.
Clusters are crystals grouped on a common matrix. Where there is no matrix the crystals bridge together. These wonderfully healing crystals encourage a sense of community, creating harmony and removing negativity from its environment, whether that is on a body or in a room. One of the easiest crystals to use for chakra healing. The intrinsic group energy of clusters easily removes blockages and strengthens the all the chakras. The same properties make them the first choice for cleansing and activating other healing stones. Clusters sometimes contain many metaphysical formations, their properties all working together harmoniously.
Candle, cactus, spirit and pineapple quartz are essentially the same formation. The small terminations covering the sides of the main, central crystal have the look of a candle covered in wax drips or the textured skin of the pineapple. Spirit quartz was originally named by African miners, its gorgeous amethyst shades reminded them of methylated spirits. For chakra healing this colour specifically resonates with the crown chakra (7th), the delicate pink shades are more in tune with the heart chakra (4th) and the earthier brown and grey tones are useful grounding and base chakra (1st) healing stones. This resonance indicates that the properties healing crystals are dependent not just on type but colour.
These crystals combine some of the properties of the multi-dimensional elestial and abundance of the barnacle formations. Excellent crystals for information retrieval and meditation and its form, the spiky "shell" also indicates it’s protective properties and usefulness as a shielding stone.
"Spirit Quartz is the most enchanting crystal that we have worked with. It has been used to provide for a smooth transition from the beta to the alpha level, where extra-sensory perception is stimulated. This crystal has also been used to rectify localized energy disturbances. It acts to dissipate the disturbance and to replace any disorganized energy with a stable, reliable energy which discourages further disorder."
Faden lines manifest primarily in tabular shaped crystals. The properties of "tabbies" make them one of the best crystals for psychic development, communication and information retrieval of all types. The combination of the properties of Faden and tabby crystals makes them extremely useful for those with a desire to increase their realms of perception and intuition. The properties of the Faden thread help us establish the connection which is amplified by the tabby.
"The Faden is a stone that facilitates "mending" on all levels. A crystal of connection, stimulating and furthering connective forces between the self and that which is chosen as the recipient. A stone for finding ones complement on the physical plane, serving as a magnetic field to attract ones counterpart and to facilitate an unfathomable energy transfer between oneself and the other."
"Fadens provide for a continuous [when in ones energy field] alignment of the physical meridians and the nervous system, and for the alignment of the physical, emotional, mental, etheric, astral, etc., bodies, singularly and with one another.”
Aqua aura crystals are a man-made combination of gold and quartz, but the properties of gold are so positive that even an unnatural combination produces a useful healing stone. Molecules of pure gold are bonded to the quartz by the natural electric charge of the crystal. By natures arrangement, this produces a celestial shade of blue. This cannot be scraped off and permeates the crystal. These beautiful crystals combine the properties of gold and quartz. This allows greater direction to be given to the energy of the gold via the ability of quartz to be programmed. Gold has been called the master healer, symbolizing purity of heart, the perfection of alchemical transformation. Purifying at all levels, the beneficial effects of gold are considerable. Thought forms are enhanced and the heart chakra is balanced and soothed. The primary chakra healing properties are dependent on colour, so aqua aura resonates most strongly with the throat chakra.
"Gold can also help to assuage the overburden of responsibility, to combat feelings of depression and inferiority, to allow one to both understand and dispense with self-reproach and to calm excitation and anger."
Extremely popular metaphysically, Clear Quartz is known as the "Master Healer" of the mineral kingdom, with its very high vibration, and is the most versatile healing stone among all crystals. Quartz is said to be the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition. Clear Quartz is also known as the "Stone of Power" and amplifies any energy or intention. Clear Quartz is believed to protect against negativity, attune to your higher self, and relieve pain. Quartz crystals are very programmable and have a tendency to hold a program much longer than other minerals.
Extremely popular metaphysically, Clear Quartz is the most versatile healing stone among all crystals. Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition. Clear Quartz is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention. Clear Quartz protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain.
Clear Quartz has been shown to enhance and strengthen the aura. As gifts from our Mother Earth, Clear Quartz comes to us with information for the higher self to assimilate in the process of one's spiritual growth. Clear Quartz is often used to cleanse, open, activate, and align all of the chakras. Since Clear Quartz absorbs energies very easily, it is important to clear these stones on a regular basis.
In natural form, Clear Quartz Points radiate their energies outward, into the surrounding environment. Clear Quartz can be programmed with intention and kept in a central place to emit its helpful energies. Quartz Points naturally form in a 6-sided (hexagon) shape. The Sacred Geometry of a 6-sided Clear Quartz Point contributes to its ability to magnify energetic vibrations. Quartz Points are wonderful crystals to use with any type of meditation or energy work, including Reiki, table work, and Energy Grids.
Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love. One of the most important stones for Heart Chakra work, Rose Quartz opens the heart to all types of love - love of self, love of family, love of friends, romantic love. Because it is a type of quartz, Rose Quartz does have a high energy, but its vibe is also calming and soothing.
The soothing energy of Rose Quartz fosters empathy, reconciliation, and forgiveness of others. Lowering stress and tension in the heart, Rose Quartz clears out anger, jealousy, and resentment of others, and allows healing of heart issues and dis-ease associated with holding on to such negative emotions.
Known as a romance stone, Rose Quartz can be used to attract love. Put a piece of Rose Quartz by your bedside table, or in the relationship corner of a room or home to attract new love or to add trust and re-commitment to existing relationships. Rose Quartz adds loving energy to relationships, bringing calm and peace. The comforting and soothing energy of Rose Quartz can also help heal a broken heart, allowing release of pent-up emotions and grief. Rose Quartz also helps release unexpressed feelings about others.
A very powerful metaphysical stone, Smokey Quartz emits a high level of energy. Smokey Quartz helps ground the holder with Earth energies and is good for working with the Root and Solar Plexus Chakras. Use Smokey Quartz to absorb and transmute negative energy. Smokey Quartz is also a great stone for pain relief, and helps to prevent healing crises after a strong energy session. Smokey Quartz can help integrate messages and/or spiritual energy received in higher chakras into the lower chakras and anchor expanded consciousness into the physical body.
Smokey Quartz works with all of the Chakras, but can specifically focus its energies with the Root and Solar-Plexus Chakras. While this stone has a slow and steady energy to it, it is still very powerful in its action. This crystal has a vibe that helps to facilitate the transformation of dreams into reality.
Meditating with Smokey Quartz can bring information from other realms into the physical. Many people who work with Smokey Quartz have reported unusual sightings of spiritual entities. Smokey Quartz is great for manifestation programs and grids, and body layouts, due to its slow and methodical way of pulling higher energies down into third dimensional reality. Protective Smokey Quartz is an important mineral for one's medicine bag.
Amethyst is a very powerful and protective crystal, and is a first choice of many metaphysicians. Amethyst was used in ancient times to recover from both physical addictions as well as addictive relationships, and became known as the “Stone of Sobriety”. A natural stress reliever, Amethyst can encourage inner strength.
The strong healing energy of Amethyst can transmute lower vibrations to higher frequencies, transforming negative energy to love energy.
Amethyst connects the physical plane with higher realm, making it a good choice when working with the Third Eye Chakra. Amethyst also provides a wonderful peaceful energy for meditations, and helps with developing intuition and psychic abilities.
Amethyst opens and activates the Crown Chakra as well, allowing easier access to the divine. Amethyst enhances spiritual awareness and spiritual wisdom, promoting a higher state of consciousness. Amethyst clears and repairs holes in the aura and draws in Divine energy, as well as aligning and fostering cooperation between the energy bodies.
Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace.
Amethyst is used as beneficial when dealing with legal problems and money issues, which can lead to prosperity and abundance, though it is not the best known prosperity stone.
In the psychic and spiritual realms, amethyst is an excellent all-purpose stone that can increase spirituality and enhance intuition and psychic powers of all kinds. It does this by making a clear connection between the earth plane and other planes and worlds. Amethyst is also excellent for meditation and lucid dreaming. It is used to open one's channels to telepathy, past life regression, clairaudience, clairvoyance, and communication with angels. Amethyst also protects against psychic attacks, especially during spiritual work.
Amethyst is not only a psychic protection stone, but is also used to protect one from thieves, and to protects travelers.
Emotionally, amethyst is used in crystal healing to help heal personal losses and grief, bringing one gently past. Amethyst has a gently sedative energy that ca promote peacefulness, happiness, and contentment. It also is said to bring emotional stability and inner strength. This stability and strength not only helps one hold firm in one's life, but it can enhance flexibility and cooperation. To be flexible at need is a sure sign of strength
Citrine is a joyful stone with bright energy which lights up many aspects of lives of those who work with it. It has energies of good fortune and good luck, though these may appear in unexpected ways.
Citrine is well known in crystal work as a success and prosperity stone to the point that it is called the "Success Stone." It is said to promote and manifest success and abundance in all areas, and in many ways. It is particularly used to promote success in business if used in the cash box of a shop, carried or worn, earning it another nickname, "Merchant's Stone." In addition to manifesting abundance, citrine also brings energies of generosity so that the prosperity and success is shared.
Citrine is a solar plexus chakra stone used metaphysically to increase, magnify and clarify personal power and energy. This increased personal power can be used for the focused intent of the individual, as it brings will power as well.
Citrine is a fabulous stone to use to combat negative energy of any kind by breaking them up and dissipating them. It is helpful to clear unwanted energies from the environment, whether it be home, office, car, or other space indoors or out. Family issues caused by negative energies can also be cleared for resolution with citrine. Citrine is also a stone that brings hope. Since citrine eliminates negative energies, it is good for protection in general and helps bring stability energetically.
Citrine also does not absorb any negative energies from its surroundings, and thus never needs energetic clearing.
Because citrine can clear negative energy and influences from the aura, it is useful for meditation, psychic awareness, and spiritual development. By removing unwanted energies it paves the way for this spiritual and psychic growth. It is also excellent for dream recall and dream work.