Smoky Quartz (A124)
Smoky quartz is a brownish grey, translucent variety of quartz that ranges in clarity from almost complete transparency to an almost-opaque brownish-gray or black crystal. Like other quartz gems, it is a silicon dioxide crystal. The smoky color results from free silicon formed from the silicon dioxide by natural irradiation. Quartz found near active or inactive volcanos are typically irradiated and, thereby, smoky.
Smoky quartz helps ground the holder with Earth energies. Use smoky quartz to absorb and transmute negative energy. Smoky quartz can help integrate spiritual energy received in higher chakras into the lower chakras and anchor expanded consciousness into the physical body. Smoky quartz works with all of the chakras; however, it can specifically focus its energies with the root and solar plexus chakras. While this stone has a slow and steady energy to it, it is still very powerful in its action. Meditating with smoky quartz can bring information from other realms into the physical. Many people who work with smoky quartz have reported unusual sightings of spiritual entities. Metaphysically, smoky quartz can alleviate foot problems, provide pain relief, and lessen the internal damage caused by alcohol consumption. Those with Capricorn, Sagittarius, or Scorpio as their astrological sun sign will benefit most from the metaphysical effects of smoky quartz. Hold smoky quartz and affirm: “The flame of life is ignited within me.”