Quartz crystals come in many different colors, shapes and types, and they all have different names and even different healing properties. There are blue quartz, cathedral quartz, candle quartz, Chinese red quartz and druzy quartz, just to name a few of the hundreds that are out there. Quartz can also often be found blended with other stones. I have found that the most popular forms of quartz for healing are clear quartz and rose quartz though.
The quartz crystal is called both clear quartz and rock crystal. It is generally found in its rough form, rather than tumbled, which makes its healing properties stronger because of the points which help to direct vibrations and energies. Some people believe tumbling and polishing stones takes away some of their healing properties. Quartz can be found in multiple locations worldwide. Notable deposits exist in Russia, China, South Africa and Arkansas, USA.
The quartz crystal is usually referred to as the “feel good” stone. It gets this name because it has the ability to energize a person’s life and mood. It can also used to channel energies from other stones, and when used in conjunction with other crystals it can enhance those crystals properties. Quartz crystals are especially useful in meditation because of their ability to help a person maintain focus. Psychics tend to use crystal balls for readings because the crystal helps them to see things more clearly.
Quartz crystal can be used as an aid in weight loss and diabetes. It helps the person focus on what needs to be done to better themselves. Quartz crystal can also aid in hearing problems and ear infections, the greatest help coming from wearing the stone right on the ear in the form of earrings. Most crystals have a better effect on a person if they are placed directly on the skin in the area in which the ailment arises; this way the crystal’s vibrations can directly enter the affected area without blockages.
Rose quartz is used in matters of the heart. This is mainly because it’s color of pink denotes love and affection. Carrying this stone with you can aide in love issues, family issues and it can also be used for ailments that directly affect the heart, rather than the “feelings”, like heart disease or palpitations. Rose quartz can also be used in a magical sense when trying to find out who your true love is. Place it under your pillow at night to dream of your one and only.
The Crystal Healer; Philip Permutt; 2007