Quartz: Folklore, Facts and Fables

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May 3, 2014 by epochbeadsuk

Rock Quartz

Rock Quartz

Quartz is the most abundant crystal on the planet and is a silicon dioxide crystal with hexagonal crystal system and a hardness of around 7. Clear Quartz is often called ‘Rock Crystal’, and is the stone most often thought of when the name ‘Quartz’ is used. The word quartz is thought to come from the German word “quarz”, but the origin of that word is not known. The word crystal, however, comes from the Greek word “krystallos” which means ‘ice’, and some of the ancients believed Quartz crystal was water frozen so hard it could never be thawed. The Quartz family includes many stones and in fact the silicon oxide molecule of Quartz is a part of the wide array of mineral known as ‘silicates’. Quartz crystals are found on every continent, and in every country in the world. Quartz is also the principle constituent of manmade glass, as well as natural glasses such as Obsidian and Tektite.

Spirit Quartz

Spirit Quartz

Quartz has long been the subject of folklore and spiritual beliefs. The Japanese called clear Quartz ‘the perfect jewel’ and viewed it as a symbol of infinite space and purity. Ancient cultures from North America and Burma believed clear Quartzes to be living entities and presented them with food and ritual offerings (one wonders what they thought when the Quartz didn’t eat the food!). In Scotland and Ireland, spheres of rock crystal were long used to cure disease in cattle. In past cultures of Central and South America, Quartz crystals carved into the shapes of human skulls were venerated as powerful religious objects – the dwellings of deceased ancestors or gods.

Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz

Quartz is a crystal of clarity which dispels negativity and clears away negative energy. It can be used to purify and clarify on the spiritual, mental, and physical planes. It is powerfully protective because of these properties. Quartz enhances spiritual growth, spirituality and wisdom. Because it clarifies thought processes and emotions, it can increase inspiration and creativity. It can also help particularly with concentration, studying, and retaining what one learns. Quartz is also a crystal of harmony because it balances energies, and is even helpful in romantic relationships.

At a spiritual level, this crystal raises energy to the highest level. Containing every colour possible, Clear Quartz works on all levels of being. Storing information like a natural computer, these crystals are a spiritual library waiting to be accessed. At a mental level, Quartz aids concentration and unlocks memory.

Siberian Blue Quartz Earrings

Siberian Blue Quartz Earrings

Quartz is known as the Master Healer crystal as it is the most powerful healing and energy amplifier on the planet because if it’s unique helical spiral crystalline form. It is said to amplify healing energy and is used to perform diagnostic healing. It has been used historically to detect food poison. It is said to draw out pain. Quartz is used in crystal healing to strengthen all body systems. Quartz is reputed to be particularly effective for chronic fatigue, arthritis, bone injuries, depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, intestinal troubles. It also is said to improve mental and physical energy, stamina, and physical strength. Found worldwide, it absorbs, stores, releases, and regulates energy and is excellent for unblocking it. Quartz cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind.

Rose Aura Quartz

Rose Aura Quartz

Specific types & colours
Agnitite Quartz stimulates personal creativity and group connection.

Ajo Quartz is immensely peaceful and creates harmony.
Ajoite Quartz brings to the surface emotional wounds and helps with healing them.
Ajoite with Papagoite Quartz proffers infinite compassion and facilitates return to original soul unity and grace.
Ajoite with Shattuckite brings profound peace to your inner self.

Amphibole Quartz insulates those who have been verbally abused from internalising the comments.
Apricot (papaya) Quartz is energising and helps you express your creativity or fertility.
Cat’s Eye Quartz helps children concentrate whilst studying.
Day & Night Quartz weaves together masculine and feminine, dark and light, past and present.
Epiphany Quartz helps you recognise your purpose on earth and your place in the universe.

Artificially Created Quartz

Opal Aura Quartz

Opal Aura Quartz

Angel Aura uplifts ones mood and puts one into a state of serenity and peace.
Apple Aura severs ties with previous partners who retain a powerful mental hold despite physical separation.
Aqua Aura frees you from limitation and creates space for something new.
Champagne Aura brings unexpected joy to seemingly unpromising situations.
Flame Aura is a powerful initiation tool.
Opal Aura is a crystal of joy, hope and optimism.
Rainbow Aura activates all the energy centres in the body.
Rose Aura bestows the gift of unconditional love of the self.
Ruby Aura brings passion and vitality and activates the wisdom of the heart.
Siberian Blue Aura is a powerful antidepressant, lifting the spirit and bringing deep peace.

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz

Sunshine Aura is expansive and protective. It releases old emotional trauma and hurt.
Tangerine Sun Aura makes you more responsive, uplifting the spirit, and imparts the ability to face life’s challenges.
Tanzan Aura allows us to release the stress and worries that may have stunted our emotional growth.
Tanzanite Aura is good for releasing negativity that has built up over many years.
Tanzine Aura provides deep spiritual comfort.

Aurora Quartz introduces you to the limitless possibilities of multi-dimensional being.
Blue Aurora Quartz brings peace and harmony.
Brown Aurora Quartz brings shadows into light.
Green Aurora Quartz accesses the multi-dimensions of consciousness.
Gold Aurora Quartz recharges the healing circuits within the body.
Red Aurora Quartz revitalises and re-motivates the soul.

Rainbow Aura Quartz

Rainbow Aura Quartz

Barnacle Quartz is a good prioritising crystal if you are considering relocating, downsizing or becoming independent of family.
Blue Quartz encourages organisation as it instils mental clarity and self-discipline.
Indicolite Quartz frees you up to offer forgiveness and tenderness both to yourself and others.
Blue Quartz with Lazulite is useful if you wish to know underlying causes of control and addiction.

Brandenberg Quartz emanates infinite compassion; this crystal is perfect for deep soul healing and forgiveness work.
Smoky Amethyst Brandenberg Quartz is the stone par excellence for conscious transformation or transition.
Smoky Brandenberg Quartz helps in facing the remainder of your life with equanimity and joy.
Citrine Brandenberg Quartz teaches you how to fully appreciate life.
Chlorite (green) Brandenberg Quartz is a deep soul cleanser.

Bridge Quartz helps to restore trust in relationships.
Bushman Red Cascade Quartz improves creativity, enhances intellectual skill and increases efficiency.

Ajoite Quartz

Ajoite Quartz

Cactus Quartz relieves acute loneliness or a sense of being different from other members of the family.

Candle Quartz is a reminder that tomorrow is another day and step by step you will reach the light at the end of the current tunnel.
Smoky Candle Quartz instils clarity and assists in looking within to find your truth.
Pink Candle Quartz is an efficient heart opener.
Red Candle (Celestial) Quartz is a useful crystal for earth and environmental healing.

Cathedral Quartz contains the wisdom of ages, and holds the story of your soul’s path throughout time and beyond. Also provides support through crisis, challenge and spiritual revolution.
Smoky Cathedral Quartz develops positive traits such as compassion, empathy and love for one’s self.
Citrine Cathedral Quartz fills you with light and love, and teaches how to express joyfulness throughout your life.

Celestial Quartz crystals are at their most powerful when used in groups.
Red Celestial Quartz information about Earth’s changes is chronicled in this crystal.
White Celestial Quartz stimulates brain cells to release information to the conscious mind.

Chandelier Quartz supports the individual to follow their inner light and calling.

Lemon Quartz

Lemon Quartz

Channelling Quartz is a teaching crystal that will help the owner to evolve spiritually.
Chinese Chromium Quartz provides understanding and companionship, teaching that all you need is within yourself.
Chinese Red Quartz is useful for overcoming profound despair and restoring life-force and vitality to the body.
Citrine Smoky Quartz good for socialising in an unfamiliar place to open you to new friends.
Clear Quartz appears in traditions of almost every culture and age and is believed to contain pure life force. It is a master healer.

Crackle Quartz (super-heated and colour infused) carries life-enhancing and energy expanding qualities.
Blue Crackle Quartz assists in making you heard and facilitates communication
Green Crackle Quartz helps to earth and comfort those who feel uncomfortable in their body.
Lilac Crackle Quartz assists spiritual development.
Orange/Red Crackle Quartz is useful for stimulating creativity and the child within.
Pink Crackle Quartz insists that you be responsible for your feelings.
Yellow Crackle Quartz heals a broken mind, or opens a closed one to encompass new possibilities.

Papaya Quartz

Papaya Quartz

Dendritic Quartz reduces over-dependency on others and attracts opportunities.
Double Terminated Quartz can send love and strength to a loved one who is not with you.

Drusy Quartz teaches how to savour all the experiences of life. Drusy Quartz revitalises and re-motivates at the spiritual level creating harmony and restoring equilibrium.
Blue Drusy Quartz invokes spiritual protection and helps in nurturing yourself during the grief process.
Orange Drusy Quartz increases compassion and instils the ability to laugh at life in difficult situations.
Sphalerite Drusy Quartz clears feelings of isolation or alienation.

Dream Quartz rejuvenates and gives you courage to break free from life limiting patterns.

Elestial Quartz is a crystal of change and transformation releasing the ability to make a big leap and take a chance on life.
Amethyst Elestial Quartz disperses negative energy and provides reassurance and calm.
Rose Elestial Quartz is an exceptional heart healer attuned to the pink flame of unconditional and compassionate love.
Smoky Elestial Quartz is an outstanding purifier pulling negative energy out of the environment.
White Elestial Quartz is an excellent stone for creating sacred space.

Enhydro Quartz washes away old destructive emotional patterns that can cause us to repeat mistakes again and again.

Aqua Aura Quartz

Aqua Aura Quartz

Epidote Quartz brings back hope after a major setback.
Faden Quartz is supportive if you are undergoing intense internal trauma, Faden Quartz gives you the strength to carry on.
Fairy Quartz harmonises the home environment and quietens children after nightmares.
Fairy Wand Quartz frees the mind from false illusions and brings it to a point of stillness.
Fenster Quartz helps in healing dysfunctional patterns and letting go of outgrown emotions.
Fire and Ice (Rainbow) Quartz contains the spirit of life and of pure love.
Gateway Quartz is a powerful spiritual tool known as the teaching crystal.
Gemini/Twin Quartz is a consoling crystal if you cannot be with your true love.
Generator Quartz is an awakener for anyone who has lost enthusiasm.
Girasol Quartz calms fears, phobias and acute sensitivity.

Green Quartz

Green Quartz

Golden Healer Quartz facilitates spiritual communication over a long distance.
Drusy Golden Healer makes your inner light shine.
Golden Healer Phantom breaks entrenched old patterns wherever they are held.
Gold and Silver Healers gently dissolves ties and undue influence.

Green Quartz transmutes negative energy, inspires creativity, and balances the endocrine system.
Grounding Quartz is an earthing crystal for people addicted to the internet!!
Harlequin Quartz aids in the expression of universal love and acts as a bridge between the spiritual and physical worlds.

Herkimer Quartz
Amethyst Herkimer facilitates creativity and attunement to the higher mind, releasing obsessions and ingrained behaviour patterns.

Herkimer Quartz

Herkimer Quartz

Citrine Herkimer is a powerful cleanser and regenerator.
Smoky Herkimer creates a protective shield for the body.
Golden Enhydro Herkimer cleanses the emotional body, creating emotional well-being.
Blue Herkimer with Boulangerite abhors stagnation and pushes you forward into what you might be, at a pace you can accept.

Ice Quartz helps in letting go of control mechanisms that have historically made you feel safe from hurt.
Ilmenite Quartz is good for when you need stamina to keep going.
Imperial Gold Quartz is an excellent emotional support as it facilitates heart centred emotional stability and maturity.
Isis Quartz teaches love and respect for the body and reduces self-neglect.
Key Quartz teaches you to relax and let the crystal open doors that were closed to you safely.
Kundalini Quartz draws abundance and creates passion on all levels.
Laser Quartz is used for cutting ties with destructive habits.
Lemon Quartz is good for confidence in examinations and job interviews as it assists with making instant decisions.

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Lemon Quartz Ring

Lemon Quartz Ring

emurian Seed Quartz will surround you in protective light, holding a blessing of unconditional love for the earth.
Blue Lemurian Quartz is ideal for healers, as negativity does not stick.
Citrine Lemurian Quartz brings spiritual abundance, accessing gifts and skills from the past.
Pink Lemurian Quartz is strongly heart-centred, removing emotional debris from the body.
Smoky Lemurian Quartz assists in understanding exactly how misuses of power in previous lives effect the present.
Tangerine Dream Lemurian Quartz has an accelerated energy pattern that offers profound change and activates soul-based creativity.

Lepidolite Mica Quartz distinguishes between true spirituality and delusions, illusions and wishful thinking.
Lilac Quartz brings about profound emotional and multi-dimensional healing.
Lithium Quartz is a natural antidepressant, neutralizing old anger and grief.
Lodolite Quartz is a gentle loving stone that emanates harmony.

Madagascar Amethyst and Smoky Quartz is useful for creating a calm and serene atmosphere in your workplace or home.
Smoky Quartz with Aegerine has great integrity and power that insists you follow your own truth.
Madagascar Cloudy facilitates moving confidently into the future.
Madagascar Finger Quartz assists in getting to the truth of the matter.

Gold in Quartz

Gold in Quartz

Manifestation Quartz is regarded as Shamanic and brings out undeveloped dreams and plans that have been set aside.
Mariposite Quartz helps in adapting to new situations and in developing a more flexible personality.
Messina Quartz helps you connect to the pure flame of compassionate love.
Metamorphosis Quartz encourages anyone hesitating to make a transformation or doubting their abilities to start again.
Milky Quartz is often called the female version of clear quartz, with slower but more lasting energies, it is essential in a frantic environment.
Moldau Quartz increases intuition, strengthens healing and enhances your life force.

Morion Quartz overcomes the effects of stress and helps find the courage to overcome obstacles.
White Morion Quartz provides profound guidance and clarity.

Natural Rainbow Quartz stimulates an awareness of universal love.

Nirvana Quartz removes any barriers to spiritual of psychological growth.
Pink Nirvana Quartz is attuned to the divine feminine and energy goddess.
White Nirvana Quartz is attuned to the divine masculine.

River Quartz restores it to the full.

Orange River Quartz

Orange River Quartz

Orange River Quartz is helpful if you have lost your capacity for enjoyment. Orange
Ouro Verde Quartz strengthens the character and assists in manifesting your full potential.

Phantom Quartz symbolizes universal awareness and activates healing abilities in individuals.
Angel Phantom can assist in releasing excessive worry and fear.
Amethyst Phantom aids evaluation of progress made in the present lifetime.
Black Phantom brings understanding of the reasons behind personal addictions and breaks the cycle.
Blue Phantom helps in reaching out to others with compassion and tolerance.
Celadonite Phantom brings peace and harmony to your life.
Chlorite (Green) Phantom helps in self-realisation and the removal of old energies.
Desitite Phantom reflects physical and spiritual reality.
Orange Phantom is helpful in overcoming an addictive personality.
Pink Phantom promotes peace and self-love.
Red Phantom is particularly useful for encouraging creativity.
Smoky Phantom can help you to identify and attract members of your soul group.
White Phantom opens the recipient to receive healing across huge distances.
Yellow Phantom brings insights into the emotional and psychological effects of previous experiences.

Piemontite Quartz opens the heart to an influx of unconditional love.

Piemontite Quartz

Piemontite Quartz

Portal (Time link) Quartz can be used to access other dimensions, times, and realms of existence.
Prasiolite Quartz supports those with a needy disposition to find an inexhaustible energy source and confidence within themselves.
Quartz with Garnet is excellent for emotional healing and past life work.
Quartz with Gold supplies pure inspiration and helps find the depth in your experiences
Rainbow Mayanite Quartz assists you in speaking your truth and accessing your power.

Record Keeper Quartz sends the healing we need, which might not be what we asked for!
Raised Record Keeper activates cellular memory and assist in retrieving information from one’s lineage or past lives.
Sunken Record Keeper contains a data bank of information within the stone itself.

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is the crystal of unconditional love and infinite peace. It purifies and opens the heart at all levels, and brings deep inner healing and self-love. It is an excellent crystal for a mid-life crisis!!
Russian Red Quartz is useful for those who have an unbalanced attitude toward sexuality or the body.
Rutilated Quartz is helpful for therapists as it filters negative energy from a client, and at the same time supports their energy field during emotional release.
Sacred Scribe Quartz excellent for people who are overly emotional.
Satyaloka Quartz is a supportive companion for those who experience loneliness.
Satyamini Quartz works in harmony with Satyaloka Quartz.
Scepter Quartz helps you feel more energised and excited about taking action and moving in new directions.
Self-healed Quartz use if you cannot face another day’s problems, to give you the strength and perseverance to carry on.
Seriphos Quartz is a calming crystal for all those who are afraid of ghosts or have dabbled in dark arts and scared themselves; helpful for dark nights of the soul.
Shaman Quartz a powerful journeying crystal which is helpful for problem solving or obtaining answers.
Shift Crystal Quartz teaches emotional independence and personal autonomy.

Siberian Quartz is regrown in Russia from natural quartz combined with chemicals to produce vivid colours.
Blue Siberian Quartz assists in speaking the truth.
Gold Siberian Quartz increases will power and creative vision.
Green Siberian Quartz harmonises disputes or meetings between people who have opposing points of view.
Purple Siberian Quartz assists in keeping centred and grounded during ritual work.

Sichuan Quartz is particularly helpful for breaking the patterns that lie behind dependent relationships.

Sichuan Quartz

Sichuan Quartz

Smoky Quartz is one of the most efficient grounding and anchoring crystals and at the same time raises vibrations during meditation. Smoky Quartz relieves fear, lifts depression, and brings emotional calmness.
Smoky Amethyst Quartz is a useful combination for soul healing and protection.
Smoky Citrine Quartz removes blockages from your spiritual path.
Smoky Rose Quartz pulls negative energy out of the environment and fills the inner space with pure unconditional love.

Snow Quartz supports you while learning lessons and helps you to let go of overwhelming responsibilities and limitations.

Spirit Quartz heals discord, instilling patience and overcoming obsessive behaviour, offering insights into the cause.
Amethyst Spirit Quartz encourages a trapped soul to move towards the light.
Aqua Spirit Quartz brings about profound healing and reintegration.
Citrine Spirit Quartz promotes self-awareness and focuses on goals and plans.
Flame Spirit Quartz assists in ‘reading’ people at an energetic and subtle level.
Smoky Spirit Quartz is strongly protective with powerful cleaning properties.

Star Hollandite Quartz helps to disperse tension and anxiety and supports rational thought.
Starseed Quartz highlights the forks in the road on your life journey.
Strawberry Quartz is a calming crystal at home or work. It helps to keep a sense of perspective.
Stone of Sanctuary Quartz provides a safe haven for the soul in times of transition.
Sulphur in Quartz helps you to solve paradoxes and contradictions.

Bushman Quartz

Bushman Quartz

Sugar Blade Quartz this crystal is particularly useful for those who feel that earth is not their home planet!!
Tangerine Quartz is an excellent crystal to use after shock or trauma.
Tangerose Quartz ignites passion and creativity.

Tibetan Quartz helps sooth those racked with guilt over past misdeeds.
Black Tibetan Quartz assists one in practising non-attachment and non-resistance.

Titanite Quartz combines the best of the old and new and brings back lost inspiration.
Titanium Quartz can stimulate humour and relaxation, helping one take life more lightly.
Tourmalinated Quartz is an effective grounding crystal which strengthens the body’s energy field against external invasion and deflects detrimental environmental influences.
Transmitter Quartz adds sanctity to the most frantic home, restoring calm.
Trigonal Quartz brings up unresolved personal or group conflicts for resolution.

Vera Cruz Quartz

Vera Cruz Quartz

Vera Cruz Amethyst Quartz is an effective stone for purification, particularly at the spiritual level; it removes imprints and attachments of all kinds.
Window Quartz is a crystal for accepting imperfections in self and others.

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