There are many different varieties of quartz, and several of them are considered semi-precious gemstones. In Europe and the Middle East, varieties of quartz have been used since antiquity, and they are the most commonly used minerals in the making of jewelry and hardstone carvings. Quartz is actually the second most abundant mineral in Mother Earth’s continental crust, after feldspar. Quartz is made up of a continuous framework of SiO4 silicon–oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving it the formula SiO2.
The word “quartz” is derived from the German word “Quarz” and its Middle High German ancestor “twarc,” which most likely originated in Slavic (cf. Czech tvrdý (“hard”), Polish twardy (“hard”)). Pure quartz, traditionally called rock crystal, and sometimes called clear quartz, is colorless and transparent; clear or translucent, and is often used for jewelry making or hardstone carvings. Common colored varieties include citrine, rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz, milky quartz, and a few others.
These crystals have a very strong vibration and some excellent metaphysical properties, and they are also the easiest crystals to program… which makes them useful for a variety of mystical, magical purposes. In Brazil, Madagascar and the Arkansas region of the United States we find some of the best clear quartz crystals.
Although these crystals are quite common… many of these stones have a very high vibration, and they resonate strongly within the eighth chakra, commonly known as the soul star chakra. Even though this stone is usually thought of as one of the chakra stones for the higher chakras… it will aid all of the chakras in the body.
Clear quartz crystals also kindle occurrences of coincidence and synchronicity in your day to day life… and it can amplify the vibration of other crystals used along with it. It has a strong resonance, which is why it is commonly used by healers as part of crystal healing, and it has a positive effect on all of the chakras as it protects the aura and expands the human energy field.
Clear quartz crystals are often used by people who want to improve the quality of their life. Some folks will recite a positive affirmation while holding a clear quart crystal because they want what they’re saying to resonate. Alternatively, you can say a positive prayer while holding the crystal… and this energy will resonate out to make a connection with the Divine Mind or spirit. They also help with The Law Of Attraction. These stones have been known to bring people Good Luck.
Another wonderful distinctive ability of the clear quartz crystal is that you can program it with your intentions; it can actually be charged with specific energy, whether from nature or from people. Programming, intentioning, or charging a crystal, means that the crystal will hold specific thoughts, or a quality of energy that you ask it to hold. To charge it with energy from nature, for example, means the crystal will absorb and carry the energy you take it to in any natural spot that you want to feel connected to in the great outdoors; a forest, the woods, or perhaps the beach.
In this way, a practitioner of the magical arts or The Craft, can take a piece of Clear Quartz Crystal and turn it into a powerful and effective good luck charm, which might help someone win money, find a new job, attract a lover or soul mate, succeed in business, attain prosperity and so forth. Of course, the laws of today, make people use the words entertainment purposes, because there are no real guarantees in this life, and nothing works 100% of the time, and for 100% of the people. Although, for someone who is seeking to have good luck, it certainly cannot hurt to try using a magical good luck crystal, after all, if it really does help them, then that’s awesome!
More to follow about crystals soon…