Healing Properties of Smokey Quartz
According to metaphysicists, Smokey Quartz is said to provide strong cleansing and grounding qualities to the wearer. Have some negative energy in your life that's keeping you from being focused and getting things done? Try carrying or wearing a piece of smokey quartz!
It is also said to give you endurance, help relieve depression and make you more in touch with the universe. It is somewhat calming and is said to protect you from being affected by the negative energy of those around you.
In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, smokey quartz is thought to help regulate the functions related to the first or "root" Chakra (the one at the base of your spine) - the adrenal glands, kidneys, bones, legs, colon and spine.
In crystal healing, smokey quartz crystals are thought to have cleansing properties with particular power to aid the kidneys, adrenal glands and reproductive organs - detoxifying the body and increasing fertility.
There is a special kind of smokey quartz known as Rutilated Quartz. Rutilated Smokey Quartz has thin, reddish-gold inclusions of crystal Titanium Dioxide in the stone - they look like little golden hairs or gold needles, giving these rutilated stones the descriptive common name, "Venus Hair ".
The presence of Rutile is said to enhance the properties of smokey quartz, and add a touch of creativity and originality to the wearer.
Astrology and Numerology
The astrological signs Sagitarius and Capricorn have a particular affinity for smokey quartz. It also has a connection to the numbers 2 and 8 and the planet Saturn. It is sometimes used as a birthstone for those born in November (along with the Citrine) or under the sign of Scorpio.
Rutilated quartz vibrates to the number 6 - a number which balances the energies of those influenced by the number 8.
Spiritual Meaning and History
Smokey Quartz is the national gem of Scotland and believed to have been considered sacred by the Druids.
Other ancient cultures thought the smokey quartz was related to water (the word "Quartz" comes from the Greek word "krystallos," which means "ice") - some believed it was water that had turned to stone, and others used the stone in ceremonies to produce rain for their crops.
Smokey Quartz also has a history of use in shamanistic rituals and North American Indian ceremonies, its crystals topping the ritual wands used by some Indian cultures. It was particularly prized by the Cherokees.