Healing Helpers: Smokey Quartz

This incredibly versatile stone can be considered a great companion to mindfulness.

Smokey Quartz is a variety of Quartz that has absorbed some radioative decay in the minerals that have surrounded it during its growth. There are many varieties of Smokey Quartz on the market, sadly many of them artificially irradiated to give it its smokey appearance. The featured photograph shows a raw, naturally irradiated Quartz. Naturally irradiated versions are a little rarer now but you will know them by the wisps of smokey clouds within them; artificially irradiated stones are easier to spot as they are often fully brown in colour. Smokey Quartz has been found in Brazil and Madagascar and is associated with the zodiac signs of Capricorn and Sagittarius.

Smokey Quartz is a relatively hard stone, registering 7 on the Moh’s hardness scale, but energetically it is anything but hard. This does not mean it shouldn’t be handled with care and respect; when I first aquired the piece in the photograph, I received a sharp cut when handling it – a communcation for my own personal learning – but you will have no such cuts from a tumblestone! It may seem a little uncompromising but it’s a wise, rational, practical stone and its energy is intended to gently ground us, drawing off negativity and focusing our thoughts.

Solar Plexus Chakra

The solar plexus chakra is the seat of emotional communication with others. It is the connection between ourselves and others and often we take on the feelings of others, as well as their thoughts and opinions, through our energetic connections here. When Smokey Quartz is placed here, allowed to gently dissolve blockages or the energies of others, we can begin to feel more like ourselves, with the clarity of our own feelings, thoughts and emotional stability, and in turn relate to others better.

Root and Earth Chakras

Smokey Quartz is especially effective at the root chakra and often more effective when placed at the Earth chakra, below and between the feet, and the hand chakras, pointing away from the body, to help ground us. It is a stone that is often also more effective when placed in the aura, rather than on the body.

Physical Support

This stone helps to balance the yin-yang energy and can be used to align the energetic meridians of the physical body with the ethereal bodies or aura. Smokey Quartz is not a stone of speed; its effects can often be over longer periods of time, making it a good stone for meditation.

Spiritual Dimensions

Smokey Quartz can be considered a mindfulness crystal. It’s a stone intent on helping us to increase our awareness of the moment, being present and offering grounding qualities that helps us to focus on the meditative state for higher awareness. It can also be used for scrying,  holding the mysteries of its creation.

Crystal Therapy Sessions

Here you can find more information on Crystal Therapy and what to expect during a treatment. To make an appointment, please contact me or book online.

Disclaimer: The information on this website, and the treatments and therapies offered, are not a substitute for professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Flourish do not claim to cure or to diagnose any medical condition and Flourish do not give professional medical advice. Please seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you have a health problem, medical emergency or a general health question, please consult a doctor. Please do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it.

All photographs and text ©Andrea Doran, Flourish, Sept 2017

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