Smoky Quartz has a gentle, grounding energy and is actually one of the most grounding stones of the crystal kingdom. It anchors you to Mother Earth, making you feel safe and sound, offering a sense of security and comfort during troubled times. It has a close connection with the Earth and inspires you to share the same bond and appreciation of the natural world. While it is extremely grounding it also raises your vibration encouraging you to let go of bad habits and anything that no longer serves you, promoting a positive outlook and brighter future.
Smoky Quartz has incredible protective powers for everything from spiritual work to every day life. It even has the ability to block geopathic stress and absorb electromagnetic smog. It transforms negative energy into positive and shields you from taking on other peoples negativity while protecting your own auric field. It is often used in meditation because of its calming properties which help alleviate anxiety and stress. It is also a stone for balancing emotions, as it breaks through blockages promoting a harmony between the mind, body and spirit and regulating how you feel.
Smoky Quartz is a go to stone for protection and grounding.
Smoky Quartz has been thought of as a sacred stone throughout the ages and is the national gem of Scotland. It has a strong association with Celtic lore and was sacred to the Druids. In Scottish lore, Druids forged connections to the higher powers of the natural and spiritual realm using Smoky Quartz. It was also associated with the ancient Greek goddess Hecate. Ancient Egyptians and Romans would carve ornaments and jewellery from Smoky Quartz and it is still popular in these forms today. Shamans and Wiccans also use it in rituals and ceremonies for its magical properties.
Smoky Quartz is a part of the Quartz family. It ranges from light yellowish-brown to nearly black in colour. Its smoky colour results from the Quartz crystal being exposed to natural radiation from radioactive elements or rocks over long periods of time and traces of aluminium built into its crystal lattice. It is one of the most abundant variations of Quartz and can be located all around the world. It is often referred to as Cairngorms in Scotland because it is found in the Cairngorm mountain range in the Scottish highlands. It has a hardness of 7 on Mohs scale.
Smoky Quartz can loose its colour if it is left in the sun for prolonged periods of time so its best to charge it via other methods such as moonlight, a piece of Selenite, smoke or water.