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  • Writer's pictureJoanna May

Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz belongs to the mineral family Quartz. This is the same family as clear quartz, rose quartz & amethyst. Its colour ranges from pale smoky grey to deep brown or black and is caused by natural irradiation (some black smoky quartz may have been produced by unnatural irradiation). It can be found all around the world in the form of crystals, druzy clusters or massive.

Smoky Quartz is a gentle grounding crystal and for this reason is often associated with the base chakra. It is good for ‘drawing out’ and releasing - this can include pain, negativity, stress, energy blockages, anything that needs to come out. I have found it especially good for relieving the pain of cramps and recommend that ladies carry one in each pocket to relieve tummy cramps.

Because smoky quartz is naturally irradiated, it is said to be good for treating radiation-related illnesses or chemotherapy. However, care should be taken to always select only naturally irradiated crystals and as it is a powerful healer, it should be used with respect.

During a healing treatment I use a smoky quartz point between the feet and often on the knees to ground the client but also to take away any energy that may be released during the treatment. I will also use a smoky quartz wand to ‘dig’ for anything that may need to be removed. Smoky quartz is good for releasing negative energy and replacing with positive energy.

From Judy Hall;

Grounding spiritual energy and gently neutralising negative vibrations, it blocks geopathic stress, absorbs electromagnetic smog and assists elimination and detoxification on all levels. It teaches you how to leave behind anything that no longer serves you.

My experience of living with smoky quartz;

Following the week with Amethyst which was very spiritual, the Smoky Quartz worked well to ground what had happened into my physical world and being. It has helped me to accommodate the transformations that are happening in my life at the moment.

This week I found myself wanting to be alone a lot. I have been very subdued, but calm and always remained happy. I knew that I was processing stuff and needed to release emotion, so I had to give myself the space for this to happen. I have meditated a lot, but found that I was going so deep that I would fall asleep. I have also felt tired a lot this week and slept very well.

I did some gardening and felt that I wanted to get my hands deep within the soil. I also gave all of my crystals a good cleanse in association with the full moon. It was as if I needed to have a close connection with mother earth.

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