The Properties of Quartz Crystals for Healing
Clear quartz crystals have an incredibly long history of use in all sorts of fields.
They are one of the most famous crystals in the world, and have been significant to cultures on every continent, as well as being the base for many other crystals, including extremely precious ones like amethyst.
Quartz crystals are made of silicone and oxygen, but frequently contain other trace minerals and metals, which can give them a wide variety of colours.
The beautiful clear quartz crystal is by far the most famous, but they come in every colour of the rainbow, including rose and smoky quartz, which also play major roles in many traditions surrounding crystology.
While spirit quartz crystals have been used for thousands of purposes throughout history, they have an especially long history as healing stones.
They are said to be usable for healing any condition, and are known for their purifying effects.
They are extremely soothing, cleansing stones, that can have positive benefits towards psychic and physical conditions alike.
Why Would You Use Quartz Crystals for Healing?
Quartz crystals are known as “master healing crystals,” crystals that can be used to heal any condition that they are needed for.
Because of their unique power to take on the energy of any situation (much like their colour, white, contains all other colours), quartz crystals are one of the single most beneficial stones that you can introduce into your life for purposes of healing.
To start off with, rutilated quartz crystals have a magnificent effect on the emotional body – which should always be considered first if you are suffering from any sort of symptoms that seem “irregular.”
Quartz crystals strengthen the underlying structure of the aura – you can imagine this like your emotional skeleton.
These are the patterns of energy that hold your emotional body in place.
In Indian philosophy, these patterns of energy are expressed through the system of chakras, which are the “wheels” of power where energy concentrates, but every mythology and philosophical system has a similar concept.
If your energies are out of balance, then you will find yourself emotionally distressed, lethargic or hyperactive, or otherwise unbalanced.
It is important that you take care of your emotional skeleton with the same diligence that you pay to your physical structures.
By incorporating quartz crystals into your life, you can strengthen your auric structure – in much the same way that incorporating milk into your diet strengthens your bones!
Furthermore, quartz crystals have a long history in physical healing – although again, I urge you never to use crystals to replace professional medical care.
Quartz crystals are said to stimulate the immune system and help with physical energy and resiliency in the face of sickness.
I think it’s fair to assume there’s some truth to this, since quartz crystals have such a good effect on emotional energy and positive attitude – which are at the core of a resilient approach to life, including periods of illness.
Quartz has also been used to treat headaches, migraines, and vertigo, as well as improving general energy for people suffering from lethargy – which also makes it a positive contributor to weight loss! It’s a lot easier to lose weight if you’re constantly filled with energy.
In ancient times, quartz crystals were laid over cuts, burns, and other minor injuries, as they were said to speed the healing process and ease pain.
While they have nothing on antibiotic creams, there may be something to the idea of laying a (clean!) quartz crystal over a cut or burn after you’ve applied an antibiotic cream and bandage, in order to heal the psychic injury that overlies the physical one.
How Will Quartz Crystals Help Heal You?
Introducing quartz crystals into your life is highly beneficial if you are struggling with emotional exhaustion, psychic dullness, and lack of motivation, especially if those feelings are manifesting in your physical body.
All too frequently, we find ourselves feeling “bad” but not sick in a specific way, which makes it very difficult to find a solution!
Quartz can help bolster our spirits and lift us out of that feeling of dullness – or, if there is a more serious underlying issue, give us the clarity of mind to understand what it is so that we can seek help for it.
Clear quartz crystals are beneficial when you feel lost or uncertain, which is what many people experience when they are ill.
Especially if you are uncomfortable around doctors, you may be inclined to simply try to ignore whatever is ailing you, which can lead to anxiety, which in turn exacerbates the symptoms you’re experiencing!
Clear quartz crystals can help you break that cycle.
This stone is highly attuned to the forces of the universe, including the life force that gives us the energy to go about our lives!
By using quartz crystals, you can focus this energy on the exact facets of your life that you want to change or improve, including your physical and emotional health.
If you choose to use your quartz crystals to heal your psychic body and aura, then you will quickly find yourself feeling more optimistic, more energetic, and more interested in the world around you.
This is because, as you heal, the crystal is putting you “in tune” with the world’s energy, and making you into a consistent part of the greater pattern.
If you choose to use it to benefit your physical health, then you will probably also find your energy levels and mood increasing, and you may also notice that you are better able to “put your finger on” what exactly is troubling you.
You may notice that you are more motivated to make lifestyle changes in regards to your health, such as changing your diet or exercise habits, or being more willing to see a doctor about your concerns.
You can also address specific concerns by using quartz crystals as a focal point for meditation and mindfulness, which I will discuss below.
How to Use Quartz Crystals for the Best Results?
Quartz jewellery is both inexpensive and readily available, and I encourage you to acquire one or two pieces that make you truly happy and fit your personal style.
You should wear this on a regular basis to reap the benefits of this stone.
I am personally an enthusiast of traditional quartz point necklaces, as I have noticed that wearing them focusses energy in a highly productive and beneficial way.
Earrings, brooches, rings, bracelets, and even more unusual quartz jewellery such as nose or naval piercings are very easy to find.
Unless you are using your quartz crystal to clear a certain chakra (which is a great way to use it!) you will probably find that wearing it anywhere on your body has relatively similar effects.
I do encourage you to choose a quartz stone that has some weight to it. It is well proven that feeling physical weight is highly grounding and beneficial for feelings of anxiety, as it establishes your connection to the “here and now.”
Having a physical connection to your quartz crystal jewellery will enhance its powers to keep you grounded.
If you want to focus the energy of the universe towards a specific goal, then choose a piece of quartz that has a pointed shape.
Like a funnel (or an arrow), this will direct the universe’s energy towards your specific area of concern.
If you have specific concerns about your physical and mental health that you want to use a quartz crystal to address, then you may want to use your quartz crystal to focus your mind during meditation, prayer, or even divination if that is something that you are interested in.
To do this, place your quartz crystal in direct light (preferably sunlight if your issue is physical and moonlight if it is emotional, but any natural light source including a flame will do).
If you are praying, establish your mental connection to the power that you are addressing. Focus on the quartz crystal and try to clear your mind of everything except the issue at hand.
You may quickly find that new ideas are bubbling to the surface as the quartz crystal harmonizes with universal powers to bring you towards a conclusion.
The Best Combinations to Use with Quartz Crystals for Healing
It is one of the central tenets of crystology when it comes to quartz that clear quartz amplifies the power of other stones.
This means that it can be used in combination with virtually any stone in existence to positive effect.
If you are using quartz crystal to heal a certain part of yourself (either physically or psychically), then combining it with other stones is easy – simply choose a stone that relates to the part of you that you want healed!
There are thousands of traditions for choosing stones that heal certain parts of your life, or even certain parts of your physical body, so the bottom line will always be to choose one that feels right to you.
Everyone’s energy interacts with stones in a slightly different way, so there is no single “right” answer for a stone that will work the same for everyone.
With that said, probably the easiest way to choose stones to heal certain parts of your body and your life is to choose them in relation to your chakras.
The chakra system is central to Indian philosophy, and the best-established understanding of the chakras describes seven “wheels of power” that align up the spine, and rule different parts of both the body and the life.
The root chakra, located at the base of the spine, rules the legs and our connection to the physical world. The sacral chakra, located below the naval, rules the genitals and our sexuality and instinctive emotions.
The solar plexus chakra, located on the upper belly, rules the workings of the internal organs, and our sense of ambition.
The heart chakra, located in the middle of the breastbone, rules (predictably) the heart, and our human relationships.
The throat chakra, located in the middle of the throat, rules our respiratory system, arms and hands, and our communications.
The third eye chakra, located in the centre of the forehead, rules our brain and our psychic and imaginative powers.
Finally, the crown chakra, located at the top of our head, rules our overall selves, our egos, and our spirituality.
All of the chakras have dozens of stones associated with them, and virtually every stone has a chakric correspondence.
Choosing a stone that relates to the chakra that you want to improve the health of is one of the best ways to choose a stone to pair with a quartz crystal for healing purposes.
How to Cleanse Quartz?
Smudging is a good way to cleanse your Quartz crystal. It makes use of sacred herbs like white sage, sweetgrass, cedar, or incense.
Simply take the tip of the herb of your choosing and let it smoke, and then hold your Quartz crystal in the smoke for several seconds.
It’s a quick and easy way to cleanse your Quartz without the need to worry whether you will do damage to your crystal or not.
Did you know that you can also cleanse your Quartz with intention?
You can hold the Quartz in the palm of your hand and set an intention that the crystal be cleared of all bad energy.
Blow that intention into the crystal and you’re done! Another way is to beam white light from your third eye chakra and surround your Quartz crystal with it.
When you do so, imagine sweeping all the negativity to a black hole filled with white light.
Visualize your Quartz being surrounded by a white or golden light and intend any negativity to be transformed to positive light energy.
Your Quartz also loves celestial moonbeams. Lay it outside during a full moon.
Because the moon symbolizes Yin energy, your crystals get to enjoy the flow of Yin energy during a moon bath. Your Quartz will also love a brown rice soak.
This method of crystal cleansing balances and centers the energy and removes the negativity from the crystal.
It also transforms the negative energies to positive energies. Quartz crystals can also benefit from a flower petal bath.
Soak your crystals for 24 hours in a bath of rose petals, orange blossoms, or honeysuckle if you want to strip away the negativity from the crystals.
This method also transmits the purity and energy of the flowers to the crystal!
Sound is healing, not only for the body but also for your Quartz crystals.
You can use crystal bowls, Tibetan bells, sacred singing and incantations, or healing music for this cleansing method. You can also run activated tuning forks.
Quartz crystals can also be buried in the earth. Mother Earth recharges them with her vibrational energy.
Make sure you have a marker in the ground so that you know where to find them after burying them for 24 hours.
Holding them under cool, flowing water, such as a spring, river, or lake, or even your kitchen faucet, is another effective way of cleansing Quartz.
You can enhance this method by visualizing the water clearing out any negative energy and being flushed away.
You can also try a salt water soak. You can use about 3 tablespoons of salt to a cup of water.
Place the crystals on your windowsill or any area that has enough sunlight for 24 hours or up to seven days.
Sunlight is also a great way to clear your Quartz crystals. Let them catch some rays for a few hours to help them recharge.
Cleansing your Quartz regularly will help keep them strong and powerful, so make sure that you don’t skip this step!
My Final Thoughts on the Power of Quartz Crystals for Healing
Quartz is quite possibly the most fascinating mineral on the planet.
It grows in the crystal forms you’re used to, as well as crypto- and micro- crystalline forms such as seen in rose quartz.
In a large way, it’s the underlying power in many crystals, even ones as diverse looking as Tiger Eye and Quantum Quattro Silica.
If I was stranded on a desert island, the one crystal I would be lost without would be a quartz crystal.
It’s the ultimate metaphysical crystal tool. It’s easily programmable. It’s protective. It generates a boat load of crystal power.
It’s the most powerful overall crystal healing stone I’ve ever seen, bar none.
It seems like there is no end to the positive benefits that quartz crystals can have!
If you only choose one crystal to introduce into your life, I highly recommend that you choose the quartz crystal.
Even though it can be paired with so many other stones, it works fantastically on its own for healing all aspects of your physical body and your emotional and psychic self.
Many people already use quartz crystals for various metaphysical purposes (or have them around because they are beautiful and readily available), but have you ever used a quartz crystal for healing?
What were your experiences like?
Did you find it beneficial on its own, or did you feel you needed to pair it with another stone to get the effects you wanted?
- 1 The Properties of Quartz Crystals for Healing
- 2 Why Would You Use Quartz Crystals for Healing?
- 3 How Will Quartz Crystals Help Heal You?
- 4 How to Use Quartz Crystals for the Best Results?
- 5 The Best Combinations to Use with Quartz Crystals for Healing
- 6 How to Cleanse Quartz?
- 7 My Final Thoughts on the Power of Quartz Crystals for Healing