Clear Crystal Quartz is a great gift for the Holiday Season for a loved one or yourself. Also known as rock crystal or ice crystal, Clear Crystal Quartz’s beauty reminds you of clear holiday twinkly lights, snowflakes and the night star. Whether you hang it on your tree or around your neck or place it in your favorite spot at home, Clear Crystal Quartz is beautiful, magical, and healing.
Properties for Clear Crystal Quartz1
Mineral: Silicon Dioxide SiO2
Color: transparent, clear
Astrological Sign: All Astrological Signs
Numerical Vibration: 4
Element: Fire and Sun; it emanates white rays3
Chakras: The prismatic effect vibrates to impart energy at all color frequencies and bring harmony through all chakras. 2
Healing Issues and Ailments:
Physical: Vitality, Sleep, Memory, Vertigo, Pain, Burns, Healing after Surgery, Immune System
Emotional: Acceptance, Emotional Balance, Emotional Healing, Harmony, Joy, Perseverance, Reducing Stress & Tension, Stabilize Emotions
Spiritual: Clarity, Positive Affirmations, Amplify Healing/Prayers/Wishes, Attract Angels, Higher Consciousness/Self, Higher Realms, Humility, Increase Consciousness, Heal Inner Child, Receptivity to Spirit Guides, Shamanic Healing, Spiritual Awakening
Clear Crystal Quartz has been considered the “supreme gift of Mother Earth” 2 because it is the most versatile healing stone among all crystals.1 Because of their unique power to take on the energy of any situation (much like their color, white, contains all other colors), Clear Crystal Quartz are one of the single most beneficial stones that you can introduce into your life for purposes of healing.4 Its enhanced connections with all earthly elements brings harmony among all living things. It is considered the master of all healing crystals due to its ability to magnify or amplify healing vibrations of other crystals.
Clear Crystal Quartz are extremely beneficial in healing and enhancing personal awareness and growth. Clear Crystal Quartz’s emotional healing properties dispel feelings of negativity while encouraging positive feelings and thoughts. It will amplify your thoughts and may assist you by stimulating clearer thinking. Clear Crystal Quartz increases patience and perseverance while it imparts a greater ability to laugh, love and live life in harmony with all living things. Clear Crystal Quartz is highly prized for its ability to clear the mind of negativity and enhance higher spiritual receptiveness.2
It has the ability to open channels to facilitate the flow of communication and energy. Its excellent amplification abilities improve communication between the physical world and The Divine, including one’s Spirit Guides and Guardian Angels. Clear, open communication and the connection it fosters paves the way for spiritual harmony with Mother Earth and the Spiritual Realms. 2
Clear Crystal Quartz has been shown to enhance and strengthen the aura. It is also often used to cleanse, open, activate, and align all of the Chakras. In natural form, Clear Crystal Quartz Points radiate their energies outward into the surrounding environment. Clear Crystal Points are wonderful crystals to use with any type of meditation or energy work, including Reiki, Massage Therapy, and Energy Grids. 1 Clear Crystal Quartz has also been used to stave off the effects of black magic and all types of negativity from energy vampires.3
Because of its profound ability to enhance and strengthen the aura and remove negativity, Clear Crystal Quartz is thought to stimulate the entire immune system and help bring the body in physical balance and a greater state of health.3 Its dynamic receptivity to be programmed with any intention is why many holistic healers and vibrational energy practitioners use this stone to heal any condition or imbalance.3 It can improve sleep, alleviate exhaustion and stress, relieve migraine headaches, motion sickness and vertigo, and boost energy.2 By using Clear Crystal Quartz, you can focus its energy on the exact facets of your life that you want to change or improve.4
Clear Crystal Quartz Forms and Use
An incredibly beneficial ability of the Clear Crystal Quartz is that its highly programmable. Clear Crystal Quartz can be programmed with an intent or specific thoughts.5 It can also be charged with a specific energy, be it from nature or people. The crystal will absorb and carry the energy from any natural spot to which it’s taken; be it a forest, a mountain, or your favorite spot on the beach.5 Because they are ideal programming stones, they are used in common everyday gadgets as storage receptacles and retrievers of information. Computer memory chips, cell phones, radios, watches and countless gadgets you rely on – rely on crystal technology. The ability to store and retrieve information allows one to place their intentions into the Clear Crystal Quartz healing stones to boost the power of their own thoughts. 3
For this reason, it is strongly recommended that a new Clear Crystal Quartz be cleansed and programmed with positive energy right away. A properly programmed Clear Crystal Quartz will emanate this positive energy back out into a room.2
If you want to focus the energy towards a specific goal, then choose a piece that has a pointed shape like a funnel or an arrow. This will direct the universe’s energy towards your specific area of concern.4
IMPORTANT: Prior to working with any crystal be sure to cleanse it and infuse it with positive energy, click here to learn how.You may also choose to charge your crystal with a specific intention or energy, click here to learn how.
Natural Clear Crystal Quartz clusters can be used for
- Meditation – It can release anxious thoughts, clear your mind and open a spiritual connection.
- Prayer – It can help establish your mental connection to The Divine. Focus on the Clear Crystal Quartz and try to clear your mind of everything except the issue at hand. 4
- Clearing & Aligning the Chakras – Direct light through the crystal to each Chakra starting from Crown down to Root to clear it. Then after all are done, direct light on the Crown Chakra again to align them all together.
- Divination – You may find that new ideas are bubbling to the surface as the Clear Crystal Quartz harmonizes with universal powers to bring you answers.4
- Enhancing Psychic Abilities – For those who have a strong psychic gift, it can further aid in developing clairvoyance, also known as psychic visions.4
To aid in the above, place your Clear Crystal Quartz Cluster in direct sunlight (a candle flame can work also) and allow the light to travel through the Clear Crystal Quartz Cluster and emanate towards you in general or a specific area of your body.4
The Sacred Geometry of a 6-sided Clear Crystal Point contributes to its ability to magnify energetic vibrations.
- Energy Work – Clear Crystal Quartz Points are wonderful crystals to use with any type of meditation or energy work, including Reiki, Massage Therapy, and Energy Grids. 1
- Clearing Negative Energy – A Clear Crystal Quartz Obelisk can be used for its ability to cleanse/purify energy. Place a Clear Crystal Quartz Obelisk in the most commonly used room in your home to cleanse the energy in your home. You can also place it anywhere you feel heaviness or negative energy. When you place it, focus on the intention of the Clear Crystal Quartz Obelisk to remove unwanted or negative energy and bring in positive energy.
- Meditation – Clear Crystal Quartz Points filters out and removes distraction for a good start to the meditative state.2 Clear Crystal Quartz Points draws in and amplifies communication with The Divine, Spirit Guides and Guardian Angels.
Clear Crystal Quartz Tumblestones can be used for
- Healing burns or cuts – Lay a (clean) Clear Crystal Quartz Tumblestone over a burn or cut, after you’ve applied an antibiotic cream & bandage, to heal the psychic injury overlying the physical one. 4
- Positive Affirmations – Program your Tumblestone with a positive affirmation that can serve as an inspiring mantra, as a personal goal you wish to achieve, or the healing of an emotional wound to aid in these efforts.
- Clearing and/or Focusing your Mind – Hold a Clear Crystal Quartz Tumblestone up to your forehead to clear or focus your mind.
- Improved Memory – Place a Tumblestone on the crown of your head, close your eyes, relax, and let the recollection come to you.
- Releasing Stress or Negativity – Hold a Clear Crystal Quartz Tumblestone in your hand during times of emotional stress or imbalance.2 It can also help release negative emotions such as anger, guilt, frustration, hopelessness or jealousy.
- Relieving Migraines, Headaches, Motion sickness and Vertigo – For help in healing migraines and headaches, hold a Clear Crystal Quartz Tumblestone up to your forehead. For relieving vertigo, hold it up to one ear and then the other. For minimizing motion sickness, place it on your stomach.
- Energy Boost – Carry a small Clear Crystal Quartz Tumblestone in a pocket to feel its energizing benefits throughout the day and to keep it close at hand for trying moments.2
- Better Sleep – Place a Clear Crystal Quartz Tumblestone on your bedside table and set the intention of it releasing any stress, anxiety or negativity that may be troubling your sleep and having it emanating soothing positive energy.
- Improve Intuition – Hold a Clear Crystal Quartz Tumblestone or carry it in your pocket or purse to help clear your mind so that you can connect with your Higher Intuition.
- Cleansing your Aura – Hold your Clear Crystal Quartz Tumblestone close to your body but not on it to heal your Aura (psychic body). It’s best if you begin by getting yourself into a meditative state, then focus on the intention of cleansing your Aura. If you’ve never done this before it may take a few times to heal lifelong wounds.
You can wear Clear Crystal Quartz as pendants, necklaces, earrings, brooches, rings, and bracelets. Clear Crystal Quartz Jewelry worn directly on the body will have the strongest effect (e.g. pendants, necklaces, rings, and bracelets). Bracelets and rings can be good for relieving stress and negativity while pendants and necklaces can help your breathing, heal your heart and clear your mind. For most effect, Clear Crystal Quartz rings must have the Clear Crystal Quartz touching your finger not as an adornment on a gold or silver band.
Clear Crystal Quartz Jewelry comes in various shapes which correlate to the above. For example, Clear Crystal Quartz pendants can come in an Obelisk shape and therefore have the effect of the Obelisk. Clear Crystal Quartz bracelets can be round or oval and have the effect of the Tumblestone. Clear Crystal Quartz pendants shaped like a heart have the effect of both the Tumblestone (as it is rounded) and the Obelisk (as it has a point). So choose the Clear Crystal Quartz Jewelry for the effect you wish it to take as well as how it looks on you.
Cleansing of Crystals
Since Clear Crystal Quartz absorbs energies very easily, it is important to clear these stones prior to using them for any purpose and after use. Keeping your crystals cleared is an important part of working with them. You can clear your crystals by saging/smudging them, putting them in a running body of water or by placing them in a sea salt mixture.
Saging/smudging is done with white sage that is bundled together into a smudge stick. Place the sage smudge stick on an ash tray or other surface that is fire-proof and light it (it should smoke easily but if the fire is higher than half an inch put it out on the fire-proof surface). Sage smoke is powerful to cleanse both your crystals and the environment where they live. Sage smoke can become intense so it’s best to open windows prior to doing this or do this outdoors. Then either wave the crystals over the sage smoke or wave the sage smudge stick over the crystals. While you do so say the following intention: “White sage may you clear, all previous intention here; clearing sage release negativity and fill this crystal with positivity”. Be sure to put the fire out on the fire-proof surface and watch it carefully before leaving it unattended.
When cleansing with water, it’s best to use water collected from a natural spring but bottled water or distilled water will do. Run the water (about 8oz) over the crystal and say the following intention: “Running water may you clear, all previous intention here; healing water release negativity and fill this crystal with positivity”. Alternatively, pour the spring or distilled water into a bowl then lightly sprinkle Sea Salt into the bowl and place your crystal in it. Then say the following intention: “Salt water may you clear, all previous intention here; healing water release negativity and fill this crystal with positivity”. Leave the crystal in the sea salt mixture for 24 hours. This is good for times when you’ve been under a great deal of stress or you’ve forgotten to cleanse your crystal and it’s been a while since you last cleansed it. Cleansing your crystals with water or sea salt mixture is not recommended unless you know whether your stone is safe to cleanse this way. Some crystals may be totally ruined by contact with water, so use other methods of cleansing crystals unless you are absolutely sure. It is safe for Clear Crystal Quartz for cleansing monthly but not weekly.
For crystals placed in your home, I recommend clearing them at least once a month (more often during times when you have lots of visitors like during the holidays). If you wear it daily, then you want to clear them once a week as it is impacted by everything you come in contact with in your daily life. For crystals used in Meditation, Prayer, Divination or Healing, I recommend clearing them before and after each use.
Charging of Crystals
Charging (or programming) is the term used for establishing a temporary intent for your crystal. To begin, find a quiet space, sit comfortably and clear your mind from all concern, be still and feel each breath coming in and out of your lungs. Then when relaxed, begin to focus your mind on the intention for the crystal. Take a few minutes to be sure what it is you really need. You may wish to write it down. Then when your mind is focused and you are sure of the intent, take hold of your crystal (remember to always cleanse your crystal prior to charging it) and keep it in the palm of your hand. Then with the crystal in the palm of your hand focus on your intention and tell the crystal what it is you need of it. It’s best to repeat your intention three times when you first start doing this because it’s so very easy for beginners to get distracted. Then place your crystal where you need it most.
“This Crystal Quartz so clear,
bestow clarity of mind here,
release all negativity and fear,
bring only positivity near,
to myself and those who I hold dear. Blessed be.”8
It’s important to do research on crystals to find the crystal that is best suited for the purpose/intention you need. There are some crystals which can serve more than one purpose, when charging an intent only charge any given crystal with at most three intentions at a time. That’s why it’s so very important to be clear on what you need before you charge your crystal. Remember, these intents are only temporary so at any time you can cleanse your crystal and then charge it with a new intent. It’s also important to see which crystals work well together because you may want to combine different crystals to enhance your intent. Clear Crystal Quarts is the most adaptable as it works well with all other crystals.
Myth and History
In Ancient Greece, there were some who believed that Clear Crystal Quartz was ice that had frozen so completely that it would never melt again. Krystallos is the Greek word for ice from which the term crystal is derived.7 Ancient Romans had a similar belief so women of high social standing would hold rounded balls of clear quartz in their hands to cool them during hot weather. Signet rings were carved from a clear quartz rock and worn for their cooling benefits.2 The name quartz comes from the German word quarz meaning “hard”.2
Clear quartz stones have been, and still are, believed to be actual living things that take a breath only once each century. Quite a few cultures throughout time believed transparent quartz crystals were an incarnation of The Divine. Ancient Egyptians wore jewelry with clear quartz gemstones and carved the rocks into amulets that were buried with the dead so its powers could be appreciated in the afterlife.2 Other ancient peoples associated quartz with the sky worlds, and saw it as fragments from the heavenly realms.7 This may be why clear quartz stones were used to start Sacred Fires in gratitude to the Gods by shining light through the clear quartz which would cause wood chips to smoke then burst into flames.2
African tribes, Aztecs, Egyptians, Native American Indians, Romans and Scots all prized transparent quartz crystals for the clear quartz powers of healing; it was utilized in meditation for enhanced spiritual development and to clear away evil magic spells.2 Historically, Clear Crystal Quartz was universally used as a tool for divination, scrying, and healing–particularly for divining the causes of disease and for the removal of imbalances caused by the spirits. Clear quartz was one of the favorite materials for fashioning mirrors and spheres for scrying. Among the most famous of quartz carvings are the crystal skulls attributed to the ancient cultures of South and Central America.7
In ancient times, Clear Crystal Quartz were also laid over cuts, burns, and other minor injuries, as they were said to speed the healing process and ease pain.6
7The Crystal Healing Bible by Sue Lilly ©2012 Quantum Publishing
8Clear Crystal Quartz Clarity Intention by Jennifer Garcia of Spiritual Spectra ©2017