Clear Quartz is the most iconic member of the quartz family. It’s the Dom Perignon of the crystal world, it’s one of the earth’s most abundant minerals and it is often referred to as the “Universal Crystal” because of its many uses.
AFFIRMATION: “I choose to create moments of stillness to find strength, harmony and clarity.”
BEST FOR: Amplifying other stones, energy + increasing intention, and assists with clarity + mental blocks
ORIGINS: Worldwide but predominantly USA, Brazil, Madagascar
COMPANION STONES: all – quartz amplifies the energy of other stones
Many (serious science people – not just jingly sandal wearing Byron hippies) believe that the similarity in cellular composition of Clear Quartz with the human body and earth’s crust accounts for the interactive communication between gemstones like quartz and the human body.
This is no joke – Marcel Vogel, a scientist at IBM, has studied the connection between humans and emotion and the molecular structure of crystals. He believes that the crystal’s cellular formation was susceptible to change depending on what he was thinking at the time. According to Vogel, the crystal reacts to your “program” and mirrors it in its own composition.
And it turns out that programming your Quartz is way f*cking easier than trying to program your Smart TV to record on iView. To program the Quartz with your intentions, hold it in the palm of your hand and focus on what you want to achieve. The crystal’s memory will download your intentions and help to manifest those goals through its ability to amplify in the same way it does in tech devices (or in this case, in a much easier way than it does in your supposedly Smart TV).
The History of Clear Quartz
One of the most extensive minerals in the world. Clear Quartz can develop in a myriad of different environments and is found on every continent. Considering how widespread this babe is, it should come as no surprise that it’s closely tied to the legends as well as the creation myths of a never-ending list of ancient cultures.
The ancient Greek philosophers believed that Clear Quartz was a variety of permanent ice, so cold it would never thaw. In Japan, its name means “perfect jewel” because they believed it symbolised space, purity, and patience. In both Australia and South America one of the creation myths involves a cosmic serpent who is the creator of life and who was led by a clear Quartz Crystal. Native North American cultures believed the stone to be a sentient being and would offer food and other offerings in respect for its powers. In Scotland and Ireland Clear Quartz was carved into spheres and used for healing…
Seriously, the list goes on. And on. And on.
Recognising Clear Quartz
The name Quartz comes from an old German word that originally meant something like hard or tough. It is the most common mineral in the continental crust, and the one with the simplest chemical formula. Quartz is so common in crustal rocks that it's more notable when quartz is missing than when it's present.
Clear Quartz has a glassy lustre and when found in crystal form, always has a hexagonal cross-section, like that of a common pencil.
Clear Quartz has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale. Which makes it hard enough to scratch glass and all types of steel.
What is Clear Quartz used for?
While the Quartz’s properties are many and varied, giving it a reputation as a master healer, it is especially helpful for helping control how we think about and perceive situations. Clear Quartz can help open up the mind and elevate negative perspectives to a more enlightened point of view. It can help expand consciousness and facilitate open communication.
A powerful manifestation tool, your Clear Quartz crystal helps you drown out the noise from the outside world or any internal distraction so you can see your ideal life in your mind’s eye and work toward making it a reality.
For those needing clarity of mind, Clear Quartz’s healing properties will eliminate energy blockages and allow energy to flow smoothly throughout the body.
Physically, Clear Quartz is believed to aid concentration, memory retention and filter out distractions. It is believed to improve sleep and relaxation and is often used to assist headaches, exhaustion and issues with the metabolism.