Smoky Quartz crystals have been used in religious and shamanistic systems for thousands of years. Smoky Quartz honoursHecate, the Thracian Goddess of Wisdom, Crossroads and Ghosts. She is also The Goddess of The Occult and the Dark Moon, the side we are unable to see. She has power over the heavens, earth and the underworld.
Smoky Quartz honoursGaia, the Greek Earth Mother Goddess. Born directly out of Chaos, the primal emptiness, she was the first (or one of the first) beings to appear during the process of creation, and is honoured as being the Earth itself. All crystals of Quartz honour Gendenwitha, the Morning Star Goddess of the Iroquois; and Quartz clusters honour Lxcuiname, the Mayan Goddess of the Four Ages of Women.
Contemporary Wiccans wear Smoky quartz, often combined with silver, during Full Moon rituals. Because quartz is also a goddess symbol, the crystal spheres are often placed on the altar during lunar rituals. The crystals icy cold temperatures represent the sea. Two quartz crystals are also placed on Wiccan altars to represent the God and Goddess- the two primal, creative powers of the universe.
There are many beliefs in the powers of the smokyquartzstone in helping to heal certain physical ailments. Because smoky quartz is often naturally irradiated, it is excellent for treating radiation-related illness or symptoms that arise as a cause of receiving chemotherapy. It has been said that to dissolve pain, one must place a smoky quartz stone directly over the painful point.
Smokyquartzis particularly effective for ailments of the abdomen, kidneys, pancreas, hips and legs. It relieves all sorts of other pain too, including headaches, and benefits the reproductive system, muscles and nerve tissues, as well as the heart. The stone dissolves cramps and strengthens the back. It also aids in the assimilation of minerals and regulates liquids within the body.
Hold Smoky Quartz to relieve tension and stress, anxiety or panic attacks. it is also used to ward off negative thinking and to eliminate worry and doubt when faced with chaos or confusion. Smoky Quartz allows one to attune to the light instead of being consumed by life. Rather than merely surfacing negative energies and emotional blockages, this crystal gently dissolves these energies as it encounters them, allowing positive frequencies to take their place.
Origin: Brazil and Australia
Average Size: 20-30mm.
Sizes and shapes vary and they are sold individually