Smoky Quartz Crystal
Let the gentle fog of rest and relaxation seep into every inch of your soul with sublime Smoky Quartz. A glorious grounding stone, Smoky Quartz is known for its ability to counteract all stress and keep you soft and strong at the same time.
Best used for: Grounding, amplifying positive energy, EMF protection, balancing the root chakra
Smoky Quartz is a variety of quartz of brownish grey shades earning the stone the meaning of its name. It’s a silicone dioxide crystal with a transparency that ranges from completely clear to opaque. Smoky Quartz has a vitreous luster and a hexagonal crystal system. Smoky Quartz means detox and balance.
The colour of midnight cloud beneath a full moon, Smoky Quartz seems to capture all the enigmatic delight of the mystical world but its true strength sits in its powerful grounding properties. Ever ready to neutralize any negativity sailing your way, Smoky Quartz is an anchor against the storm. Like a multivitamin of magic for the soul, this stone can serve as a detox, an amplifier of positive energy, and a talisman for the root chakra.
While the wispy shades of Smoky Quartz can be found scattered across the globe, most notably in Brazil – this gem is actually considered to be the national stone of Scotland. Smoky Quartz has a long history with the Celts who are said to have first mined this piece of magic in the wild Cairngorm Mountains that stretch like a dragon back across the heather and gorse colored highlands. The Celts fell hard for the silver bright stone that they called Morion. They would even work the gem into their daily dress – creating Smoky Quartz pins for their kilts and brooches to bear on their chest. It’s not just the Celts that fell for the cut of Smoky Quartz, it was also adopted and celebrated by Maori tribes in New Zealand and nicknamed the Stone of the Loin (Piedra de Hijada) over in Spain.
One glance at Smoky Quartz and you understand how it earned its name. The silver smoke-like colour is caused by natural irradiation of this particular variety of quartz silicon dioxide. Its fierce grounding properties come from the fact it is made up of all the earths richest gifts – mud and clay and soil and ash all come together to mingle in the facets of Smoky Quartz. Just like potting a seed in the richest compost, with Smoky Quartz close by you can expect your roots to thrive.
Healing Properties of Smoky Quartz
Smoky Quartz comes with a long list of healing properties that entwine the body, mind, and soul. One of its biggest strengths is the fact that it’s a glorious grounding stone, ever ready to keep you connected to the here and now without falling down the slippery slope of overwhelm. Smoky Quartz is like a great big deep breath. It nurtures and neutralizes and makes you feel safe and sure no matter what.
As one of the worlds great absorbers, Smoky Quartz is a great tool to have close by to soak up all that EMF smog. If you are someone who is sensitive to the effects of electromagnetic smog, then fear not – your Smoky Quartz crystal is here to mop it all up and leave you protected and clear from tip to toe. It also works by blocking geopathic stress. Smoky Quartz is a long deep tonic for your nerves, it settles flittering thoughts that lead to anxiety and instead invites you to sit in calm contemplation and without fear. We all know that fear and anxiety has a direct impact on the body, and Smoky Quartz ensures that those tension headaches are no more and that your sleep is soft and rich and gives your physical cells time to heal. As mentioned, Smoky Quartz is also a great stone for those undergoing a detox. It helps the body to absorb what it needs and works in harmony to flush out whatever isn’t serving you.
For those who feel like they are constantly living life under a storm cloud, Smoky Quartz is here to stop your good vibes getting drowned out. It turns those desperate downpours into cleansing rains and invites the light of the moon to infuse your being with bright energy and intuitive knowledge that you are safe and sound. By clearing out those old patterns and feelings of toxicity, Smoky Quartz does a deep clean on your healing and makes sure that positive frequencies have space to hum and thrive. It’s a glorious stone for personal growth as it wants you to thrive. Smoky Quartz can be a special tool for overcoming fears that keep you in place and for encouraging you to ditch situations that aren’t serving your higher purpose. If you have been feeling displaced in the world, Smoky Quartz can be a great healing device for getting you to reconnect to the physical and the spiritual places you inhabit.
As a great stone for clearing out blockages, it’s no surprise to hear that Smoky Quartz is rich with metaphysical magic. While ultimately a grounding stone that works in complete harmony to encourage a healthy root chakra, the different varieties of Smoky Quartz can also help unfold your other chakras too depending on which kind you choose. All versions of Smoky Quartz are definitely good news for your root chakra, working to keep you protected, grounded, and poised for receiving a glut of positive vibrations. Its energy can also creep up to the solar plexus chakra, the place of transformation, personal power, and all that wild and wonderful warrior energy. Say farewell to negative energy when you welcome Smoky Quartz into your world to get your base chakras back in balance.