Smoky Quartz Meaning,
Metaphysical Properties & Benefits
Smoky Quartz is a very protective stone. It provides stability in times of stress and other times of emotional strain.
Smoky Quartz helps to eliminate negative energy and emotions. It encourages inner strength and enhances courage and comfort.
Smoky Quartz relieves stress and worry, and helps to eliminate doubt and tension in oneself and their environment.
Smoky Quartz is enduring, and opens your path to clarity and learning.
Smoky Quartz Associations
Smoky Quartz Zodiac
Smoky Quartz is connected to the zodiac of Scorpio and Sagitarrius.
It removes negative energy from Scorpio’s energy field while grounding them in the moment. It helps a Scorpio to dispel feelings of negativity, stress, or fear.
For Scorpios who tend to bottle up their emotions, Smoky Quartz will help to keep this from happening. It’s a good crystal for bringing the truth into the light, and helping Scorpio to release anything that is holding them back.
Smoky Quartz Chakra
Smoky Quartz activates and balances the Root Chakra. It is a strong grounding stone, helping to center you physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Smoky Quartz Element
How to Use Smoky Quartz
Do you feel like you are stuck in a negative thought pattern, emotion, or just feeling like negativity is all around you?
We have a perfect crystal for you!
Use a tumbled Smoky Quartz during your daily meditation to help deepen your spiritual practice, connect with the Element of Earth, and balance your Root Chakra to help you feel safe, protected, and present
How to Wear
I personally wear Smoky Quartz everyday, for protection and aid in grounding and stabilizing my energy. It also reminds you to let go and release any lower vibrational energy or negativity.
Carry tumbled Smoky Quartz with you when you are on-the-go to help ground your energy during times of high-stress and promotes positive thinking.
It is a powerful cleanser that will help you release what no longer serves you for your highest purpose.
In the Home
In addition to wearing or carrying Smoky Quartz it can also be placed in your home, car, or desk, to help clear negative energy and assist in keeping the space grounded.
Place a Smoky Quartz Flame in a visible spot of your home for a reminder to return to a state of calm, peace, and serenity.
You can also use your preferred method of smoke cleansing, soil from the earth, sound cleansing, or placing it underneath a full moon.
Geology of Smoky Quartz
Smoky Quartz is a colored variety of Quartz. It ranges in color from yellowish-brown to very dark brown that can be close to black.
Its coloring is caused by natural radiation that is being emitted from the surrounding host rock. This natural radiation activates the color centers from trace amounts of aluminum in the crystal.
Quartz is one of the most abundant minerals in the Earth’s crust. It is silicon dioxide (SiO2) and is found in all types of rocks including igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks.
Quartz is physically and chemically resistant to weathering. When rocks with quartz inclusions are weathered and eroded, the weather-resistant Quartz grains are removed from the host rock and concentrated into soil, rivers, and beaches. In fact, most of the white sand typically seen in river beds and beaches is mainly quartz with some white or pink feldspar.
It takes years for quartz specimens to form, and it requires a great deal of heat and pressure.
Quartz is formed through hydrothermal processes and can be found in silica-rich molten rock when it is in its cooling or solidifying stage. It can also be found in pegmatites, as well as watery solutions of silica-rich waters under high temperatures and pressure.
Simply put, quartz uses hydrothermal processes to add molecules to its surface and grow layers over top of other layers.
On Mohs scale of mineral hardness Smoky Quartz grades as a 7, which means that it’s very durable, hard and can scratch glass.
It is abundant and found in many locations around the world. Some of the more notable deposits are in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ghana, Hungary, India, Madagascar, Mozambique, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and The United States.