Smokey Quartz (Smoky Quartz) is silicon dioxide and has a Trigonal crystal system. It is coloured from grey to warm brown, light and clear to an almost "solid" looking black/brown. The characteristic smokiness is caused when quartz is exposed to very low levels of natural radiation from surrounding rocks or radioactive elements over a very long period of time. It is formed hydro thermally, mainly in the spaces of gas bubbles in ancient volcanic rock.
Smokey Quartz is a protective stone. In Alpine countries, crucifixes are still being made from it. Soldiers have worn it as a protective amulet, in the belief they would return unharmed from war. In Scotland this crystal is known as Cairngorm and there is a rather large point in their National sceptre.
Known as ‘The Stone of Co-Operation’, Smoky Quartz is a gently grounding and protective stone that also cleanses and clears negative energy. As a grounding stone it transmutes negative energies and facilitates your ability to get things done. It will help you to be present, right here, in the moment. It enhances organizational skills and is good to have around in the workplace, office or home.
Smokey Quartz will instil balance and harmony; it enhances quiet reflection, especially during meditation. It has a relaxing effect and can help to bring you peace of mind. In the long term it will help make you more resistant to stress factors around you. Smokey Quartz leads you to leave behind those things that no longer serve you.
This crystal has the ability to transform negative energy, and is particularly effective in dealing with anger and resentment, and will help you to set aside willful and headstrong behavior. It clears up communication difficulties, and helps to dissolve mental and emotional blockages that can get in the way of perception or learning.
Smokey Quartz is a practical choice for protection from pollution, radiation and electromagnetic smog. It creates a barrier against and neutralizes negative energy. Apart from gently neutralizing negative vibrations it also brings in a positive energy to fill the area. This crystal alleviates nightmares and brings dreams to reality.
Smokey Quartz is nature's stone of endurance. If you need an extra boost to keep going, carry a Smokey Quartz with you.
This stone will help you to accept your physical nature and to care for your body and your sexual nature, enhancing virility while cleansing your systems so that passion may flow naturally.
Being naturally irradiated it is excellent for treatment of radiation related illness or the effects of chemotherapy. It is important to use only natural crystals for this purpose. (Some crystals are artificially irradiated and these can usually be identified by being extremely dark and non transparent).
Smokey Quartz is useful for providing pain relief, subduing headaches, and benefits muscle, nerve tissue, the heart and the reproductive system. It is particularly effective for ailments of the abdomen hips and legs. It releases cramps, strengthens the back and fortifies nerves.