Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Crystal Quartz
and Its Practical Applications
A Beautiful Gift from the Earth to You
Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth. It occurs in a variety of colors, including yellow, brown, pink, purple, and gray. The clear, colorless variety, called Crystal Quartz or Rock Crystal, forms exceptionally beautiful crystals that are sometimes used in jewelry to imitate diamonds. It has many fascinating physical and metaphysical qualities that can be applied in myriad ways to enhance your physical and mental well-being and help you achieve your goals.
Physical Properties of Crystal Quartz
Crystal Quartz is found all over the world. It is composed of silicon dioxide, one of the most plentiful compounds of the Earth's crust. It grows as six-sided crystals, forming six-sided pyramids at the end of each crystal. The base of the crystal is milky, becoming clear at the tip. Quartz crystals often grow in clusters, in company with other minerals.
Quartz can form huge crystals-the longest ever found was 20 feet long and weighed 48 tons!
The Astrological Meaning of Crystal Quartz
Pure crystal quartz is very clear or translucent, so its association with light and clarity is immediately evident. As the crystal grows upward to increasing clarity, it symbolizes our own striving for perfection as we grow toward ever-higher levels of consciousness.
Crystal Quartz represents the astrological properties of both the Sun and Saturn, two opposites of light and darkness. Saturn is the ruling planet of Capricorn (December 21-January 19). After December 21 (the Winter Solstice) the days grow longer while the nights grow shorter. That date represents the transition from dark into light that we must all pass through on our journey from the dark night to awakening.
From Darkness Comes Light
How can we have hope that such a transition is possible, that we may one day emerge from our darkness? We have only to observe how an ordinary chemical compound forms in the darkness of the Earth and grows into the perfect manifestation of light, clarity, and beauty. From darkness comes light! From humble beginnings comes magnificent beauty. And so shall it be in your own life.
It is only with a clear and calm mind that you can understand your earthly experience and come to terms with why you are here and how you want to live out your time in this life. Crystal Quartz can help you achieve that clear, calm mind and lead the way toward what is important to you.
5 Ways to Harness the Power of Quartz Crystals
1. As objects of beauty to delight the eyes and soul
I love to surround myself with my favorite crystals in my home, especially in my work space. I feel nourished and uplifted whenever I turn my gaze to my crystals to give my eyes a rest from the computer screen. I keep a crystal ball behind the screen to create a harmonized energy field. Place a crystal wherever you are inclined to take a contemplative rest and recenter your thoughts.
2. As part of your personal altar
Having a designated spot for an altar in your home is a wonderful way to invite the divine into your daily consciousness. It brings sacredness into your space and serves as a focal point for your awareness toward what is most important for you in your life. An altar is a very private and personal place of beauty and reverence. Place on your altar objects that have special meaning for you or that particularly appeal to you for their beauty: a Buddha figure, flowers, photographs of loved ones, and of course a crystal. The crystal can serve as a magnifier for your prayers and setting your intentions and goals.
3. Program your crystal to attract your dreams and goals
The Law of Attraction teaches that in order to allow the fulfillment of your desires to flow to you, you need to be open, receptive, and on the right frequency to receive it. That means you need to stay focused on what you want or the solution of a problem, and not on what you don't want or the problem at hand. To use your crystal to help you attain a specific goal, sit quietly holding it in your hand. Strongly picture your goal and all of its qualities in detail. Imagine that you have already achieved it. Feel all the good feelings you will experience when you have reached your goal. As you feel those positive feelings, your frequency will rise and connect with the frequency of the thing that you want, allowing it to flow into your life.
4. Reduce electro smog
Electro smog (radiation from the computer) is very unhealthy, especially if you spend long hours on the computer. It will leave you feeling sapped of energy. Just as green plants clean the air in your home, a quartz crystal can protect you from electro smog and also help you concentrate. I keep a small cluster of quartz crystals on my desk, and also tape a single crystal to the computer tower. This has really made a difference in my energy level.
5. Deepen your meditation
No matter what type of meditation you practice, you need to empty your mind and relax into your inner sanctuary-your place of connection with the divine, and your source of inspiration and creativity. The perfectly aligned and balanced structure of a quartz crystal will help you achieve a deep state of relaxation and focus. The most common way to meditate using crystals is to lie down and place one or several of them on your body. For mental clarity, place one on your third eye (between your eyebrows). You can place crystals anywhere on your body where you want to discharge negative energy, free up blockages, and bring in healing light.
How to Create a Crystal Energy Field
Another way of working with crystals to deepen the meditative state and achieve physical balance is to place them around you in a specific pattern as you lie on the floor. You will feel a positive effect in just a few minutes. I feel deeply refreshed and balanced after lying in a crystal energy field for 20 minutes. In my seminars people who are skeptical about the power of gemstones and crystals are quickly won over after lying in a crystal energy field and feeling its unmistakable effect.
Here are three ways to create a crystal energy field using six large crystals:
1. For Recharging and Revitalizing
As you lie on the floor, place two crystals on each side of your body, one at the top of your head, and one at the bottom of your feet. Make sure each crystal is aligned with the tips pointing toward your head, and the crystal at the top of your heading pointing upward.
2. For Stabilizing and Clearing Your Aura
You will have a very different effect if you turn all the crystals in the opposite, downward direction. This orientation will feel different and will flush out accumulated negative energies, open up energy blockages, and stabilize your auric field.
3. Balancing and Calming
I call this the six-star pattern. Place the crystals as follows:
- Head crystal: point upward.
- One crystal on each side of the body, at about waist level: point downward.
- One crystal next to each knee: point upward.
- One crystal at the bottom of your feet: point downward.
Feel free to experiment with different placements of the crystals around your body and enjoy the different sensations you will experience.
For more information about the metaphysical properties of gemstones and crystals, see my book, Jewelry and Gemstones for Self-Discovery.
I hope you will enjoy these practical applications of Quartz Crystal in your life. Let me know if you have any comments or questions for me.
I hope you enjoyed this article, aloha and many blessings,