Smokin' Smoky Quartzby Ana Palles
Smoky Quartz is one of those must-have workhorse minerals. Smoky Quartz ranges in color from a light gold or grey, to a deep black. It is believed that the color of Smoky quartz is a result of exposure to natural radiation within the environment during its formation.
It is this very exposure to radiation during Smoky Quartz’s birthing that explains the associated energy healing properties. Many healers believe that the natural radiation helps in treating cancer and smoothing the effects of cancer therapy. Smoky Quartz has been used for restoring the body’s fluid balance, and for helping eliminate congestion. It is also considered a very calming stone for those of us under a lot of stress.
It is Smoky Quartz’s supposed ability to draw negative energy out of both the body and the environment that make it such an important mineral to own. It has been called the mineral “sage bundle” which is very handy when clearing space in a public or office area that can’t be smudged.
This makes Smoky Quartz particularly helpful for those of us who may work in a difficult environment with a lot of negativity and stress. Smoky Quartz will continuously cleanse and calm our area, and even absorb radiation emissions from electronic devices.
Although the stone is reputed to figuratively “compost” negative energies into the earth, it is a good idea to regularly cleanse your Smoky. It is easy to clean your Smoky Quartz. You can wash it in water, sit it on your windowsill on a full moon, cleanse it energetically through intention, or place it directly on the soil in your favorite potted plant. Just remember it’s there and take it back out the next day.
And Smoky Quartz is also one of the best grounding stones around. Smoky Quartz has been called the great solidifier because of its color and association with the lower chakras. It is recommended that people with trouble focusing their attention, or bringing ideas into reality should keep a piece of Smoky Quartz on their desks.
I personally own several pieces of Smoky Quartz, some raw minerals and some gemstone pieces. I love wearing Smoky because it is so balancing and protective. Just holding a piece if you’re angry or upset will help dissipate the emotion. When I need calming and centering, I love holding a Smoky Quartz and feeling the immediate smoothing.
Next time you’re in a mineral store, check out their Smoky Quartz section. You might find it’s your new favorite stone.