Introduction to Meaning and Uses of Spirit Quartz
Spirit Quartz is an unusual member of the Quartz family - a community within a stone. Its core, a larger, candle-shaped crystal with a faceted termination point, is encrusted with hundreds of smaller crystal termination points. Also referred to as Cactus Quartz or Porcupine Quartz, it is found only in the Magaliesberg Mountain region of South Africa, first appearing around 2001. Most Spirit Quartz is Amethyst, though Citrine, Smokey, and White Quartz are also mined. [Simmons, 375][Ahsian, 376]
In the metaphysical world, Spirit Quartz is a crystal of Harmony and Alignment. It takes all the crystal energies of the main stone and amplifies them over and over again in all the tiny points, each reflecting light back and forth to one another so all can bathe in the combined radiance of the whole. [Raphaell, 55] In the Book of Stones, Naisha Ahsian describes this crystal as "a hundred-voice choir singing in harmony." Its resonance is spiritually uplifting, radiating high-vibrational energy in all directions, and is a perfect ally in aligning the aura, chakras, meridians and the physical body, as well as carrying the gifts of Spirit out into the world. [Ahsian, 376][Hall II, 300]
There are four natural forms of Spirit Quartz - Amethyst, Citrine, Smokey, and White Quartz, sometimes occurring in combinations within a specimen.
Amethyst Spirit Quartz varies in shades of pale lilac to deep purple and activates the higher Crown chakras, bringing in spiritual information and providing multi-dimensional healing. It is very cleansing to the aura and can dispel negative attachments and entities, and repair holes to the etheric body. It is a compassionate stone facilitating transition to other states of being. It assists a soul facing death and provides immense support throughout a terminal illness, and can be an effective tool for spirit release, attracting guides for the journey. The Amethyst color brings passion and imagination, emotion and logic. It stimulates creativity and is particularly helpful in artistic endeavors. Amethyst is the traditional birthstone of those born in February, and is associated with the sign of Pisces. It utilizes Fire Energy, and may be used in devotions to Minerva, the Etruscan Goddess of Wisdom, Sophia, the Goddess of Wisdom, and Ixcuiname, the Mayan Goddess of the Four Ages of Women.
Citrine Spirit Quartz varies in shades of pale yellow to gold, sometimes with a rich orange or brownish cast. It activates the Sacral and Solar Plexus chakras, aligning personal will with Divine Will, and allowing for a more focused manifestation of one's chosen goals and those of the Higher Self. This stone purifies intent, and increases the sense of self-worth and empowerment, giving access to true abundance while releasing attachments to material things. It is particularly useful in harmonizing group efforts and focusing power for a collective cause, and is a marvelous stone for conflict-resolution and in seeking, or granting, forgiveness. Gold crystals provide the simple pleasures of life - cheerfulness and contentment, enthusiasm and success. Citrine Spirit Quartz is associated with the sign of Cancer, and utilizes Fire Energy. It may be used in devotions to Grian, the Irish Sun Fairy Queen, Ixcuiname, the Mayan Goddess of the Four Ages of Women, and Demeter, the Greek Goddess of Abundance.
Smoky Spirit Quartz varies in shades of brown to grayish-brown, and activates the Base chakra, aligning it with the Third Eye for grounding spiritual insight into everyday life. It is a stone of protection, cleansing, and integration, highly beneficial in any work that involves visiting the underworld or exploring the subconscious mind. It assists in conveying a soul safely into the next world, cleansing the subtle bodies and removing karmic and emotional debris to ensure a good rebirth. It is a marvelous tool for releasing deeply held emotions, traumatic memories or states of dis-ease, including those passed down the ancestral line. This stone also stabilizes and purifies environmental imbalances and pollution. Brown crystals promote security and stability, connecting to the natural earth for regaining composure. Smoky Spirit Quartz utilizes Wood Energy, and may be used in devotions to Ixcuiname, the Mayan Goddess of the Four Ages of Women, and Gaia, the Greek Earth Mother Goddess.
White Spirit Quartz varies from clear to opaque white, and is sometimes called Fairy Spirit Quartz. It activates all energy centers and is most resonant with the physical body, especially for support of the physical healing process and in revitalizing energy levels. It clears and cleanses blockages in the system, and attunes the aura for both healing and evolution. It is a helpful tool of practitioners for extending the effects of healing work, and is beneficial for use in stone layouts. White crystals represent natural cycles, birth, and regeneration - the feminine gender, manifested as the Goddess in many cultures. It is the color of cleanliness, purity, and unity. White Spirit Quartz utilizes Metal Energy, and may be used in devotions to Allat, the Arabian Moon Goddess, and Ixcuiname, the Mayan Goddess of the Four Ages of Women.
There are also varieties that have been chemically treated for color, which in no way diminishes the energies of the crystal.
Aqua Aura Spirit Quartz varies from sky blue to aqua, and is created by a process where pure Gold is bonded to the surfaces of Clear Spirit Quartz. It stimulates the Throat chakra and encourages openness, expression of affection and appreciation of others. It expands the boundaries of possibility and helps dissolve limitations. A wonderful stone to help families understand one another, it is also beneficial in the workplace, and assists in manifesting one's highest potential in life. Light Blue crystals help in developing patience, reconciling differences, and in seeking forgiveness. Aqua Aura Spirit Quartz utilizes Water Energy and may be used in devotions to Ixcuiname, the Mayan Goddess of the Four Ages of Women.
Flame Aura Spirit Quartz produces a rainbow of bright colors, created from Titanium (Rutile) and niobium alchemically coated onto Quartz. It is a crystal of initiation, capable of a profound multi-dimensional energy shift, drawing kundalini energy up the spine and through the subtle bodies. It helps provide what each soul needs for its evolution, and is an intuitive ally in reading people at an energetic and subtle level. Flame Aura Spirit Quartz utilizes Fire Energy and may be used in devotions to Ixcuiname, the Mayan Goddess of the Four Ages of Women. [Hall II, 302-303][Simmons, 376][Ahsian, 376][Eason, 232]
Spirit Quartz Uses and Purposes - Overview
Spirit Quartz is an excellent crystal for promoting any collective activity, whether socially or at work, in the community or for sporting events. It encourages team building and brings productive harmony to group efforts. It is particularly useful for those in service-based occupations, such as health care or teaching to maintain focus on the care and not be worn down by administrative or budgetary restraints. [Eason, 346][Hall II, 301]
Spirit Quartz facilitates bonding in home environments, especially when a new member joins the family, such as a young relative, foster or adopted child. It stimulates healing and peace in homes with fierce sibling rivalries, and reduces resentment and jealousy when step-families merge or when older family members must give up their home to move in. [Eason, 346]
Spirit Quartz is a comforting stone, assisting at death to guide the soul through the dimensions of the afterlife and into the hands of those waiting to welcome it home. It also provides solace and understanding for those left behind. [Hall II, 301]
Spirit Quartz cleanses other stones and enhances their energy in healing layouts. It harmonizes well with all members of the Quartz and Beryl families, as well as Moldavite which speeds its effects. [Simmons, 376][Hall II, 301]
Spirit Quartz Healing Therapies - Overview
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Spirit Quartz Physical Healing Energy
Spirit Quartz is excellent for detoxification and clearing the physical body, aligning it with the energetic bodies so treatments are more effective and longer lasting. [Ahsian, 377][Hall II, 302]
Spirit Quartz is beneficial in treating skin problems, especially those related to allergic reactions, melanomas, scars, cysts and growths. It may also be useful for swellings and tumors on internal organs. [Eason, 346][Hall II, 302]
Spirit Quartz is a powerful fertility charm, and is also supportive of the problems associated with infertility and difficult pregnancy, especially those issues related to the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and testes. It may also be helpful in treating cleft palate and congenital deformities that require surgery. [Eason, 346][Hall II, 302]
Spirit Quartz Emotional Healing Energy
Spirit Quartz promotes the spirit of cooperation, group consciousness, and a willingness to put aside the self in favor of the higher good. It tempers those who tend to be self-centered, confrontational, egoistic or anti-social, and assists those with a fear of social situations to be more open and friendly. [Ahsian, 376]
Spirit Quartz relieves acute loneliness or a sense of being different from other members of the family, and assists in finding common ground with others. [Eason, 346]
Spirit Quartz Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy
See the individual types of Spirit Quartz above for the chakra energies associated with that stone.
Spirit Quartz Spiritual Energy
A stone of non-duality, Spirit Quartz perfectly blends and balances the energies of male and female, yin and yang, and enhances all metaphysical abilities. It facilitates transition between different brainwave states, heightening awareness and psychic perception, and encourages insightful dreams. It assists in out-of-body journeying and the ascension process, activates the lightbody, and provides multi-directional spiritual and cellular healing. [Hall II, 300-301]
Spirit Quartz carries the vibration of universal love for healing. It helps in reframing the past, and to realign the etheric blueprint for the present life. In traumatic situations, Spirit Quartz pinpoints karmic connections and provides the gift of karmic justice, allowing for self-forgiveness. It is also a useful tool for rebirthing. [Hall II, 301]
Spirit Quartz Color Energy
Amethyst Spirit Quartz embodies the red-violet ray that connects both time and color, of beginnings and endings. It tempers the fiery red ray with the intuition of the violet ray, bringing passion and imagination, emotion and logic. It stimulates creativity and is particularly helpful in artistic endeavors. Light Amethyst helps us peer into our souls and see ourselves as others see us. It is the ray of self-esteem and self-knowledge. Dark Amethyst gives us the deep vision needed to see the future. It gives us powerful insight and enhances our perception of the potential effects of our decisions.
Citrine Spirit Quartz in Light Yellow ensures that new relationships get off to a good start by aiding in the establishment of good communication. It helps us focus on the needs of the person or group we are getting to know. Spirit Quartz in shades of Gold brings success, enthusiasm, happiness, and power. Lighter Gold crystals provide us with the simple pleasures of life - cheerfulness and contentment, while the darker crystals have a deeper, more pronounced sense of devotion and commitment, providing us with a mature enthusiasm and ability to share a lifelong commitment of care and love.
Smokey Spirit Quartz in shades of Brown brings connection with the natural world. It is the color influence of home, hearth, and nature. It helps us relax, reconnect, and regain our composure. It is a grounding stone.
White Spirit Quartz embodies cleanliness, purity, unity and innocence. The timeless, natural power of the white ray is that of the moon, the color we see when the moon reflects the sun's light to us. It is the color of natural cycles, birth, and regeneration - the feminine gender, manifested as the Goddess in many cultures. It offers freedom and hope.
Meditation with Spirit Quartz
A darkened room illuminated by several candles provides an excellent background for meditation with Spirit Quartz. It is particularly beneficial in gaining a better appreciation for the beauty and abundance of the Universe and renewing a sense of joyful energy.
Meditating with Spirit Quartz can also bring peace of mind and freedom from unwanted fear, gently releasing the conscious and unconscious fears that prohibit us from enjoying life. [Simmons, 376]
Spirit Quartz Divination
The Divinatory meaning of Spirit Quartz: You may find people more cooperative than usual; use the friendliness to subtly introduce some new ideas. [Eason, 346]
Spirit Quartz and the Angelic Realm
Natural Spirit Quartz varies in shades of amethyst to violet, yellow, gold, white, and brown. If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Spirit Quartz of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.
All Quartz clusters honor Ixcuiname, the Mayan Goddess of the Four Ages of Women.
Violet crystals, such as Amethyst Spirit Quartz, honor Minerva, the Etruscan Goddess of Wisdom; and Sophia, the Goddess of Wisdom and contradiction personified. She is the story of being lost then regained, the wisdom of understanding, doubting, and spiritual exploration without dogma.
Citrine Quartz honors Grian, the Irish Sun Fairy Queen; and Demeter, the Greek Goddess of the Harvest. She brings an end to the barren wintertime, filling the fields with life-giving grain.
Smokey Quartz honors Gaia, 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 honored as being the Earth itself.
White Quartz honors Allat, the Arabian Moon Goddess, and the mother form in the triple goddess with Al-Uzza and Manat. As a mother and fertility goddess, she nurtures and protects.
There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.
In this section you will find information on all three approaches.
Spirit Quartz Traditional Birthstone
Amethyst is the traditional birthstone of February. So Amethyst Spirit Quartz is a good birthstone for those of you born in February.
Spirit Quartz Natural Birthstone.
Spirit Quartz which is yellow in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born in the beginning of summer (June 21 - July 21). Yellow crystals bring you enlightenment, optimism, warmth, and clarity.
Spirit Quartz which is gold in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born in the magical month of midsummer (July 22 - August 21). Gold crystals bring you success, enthusiasm, happiness, and power.
Spirit Quartz which is amethyst in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born as the old year wanes and the new is about to arrive at the winter solstice (November 21 - December 20). Amethyst crystals bring you creativity, perception, self knowledge, and insight.
Spirit Quartz which is violet in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born at the time when the year is new, just after the winter solstice (December 21 - January 19). Violet crystals bring you intuition, magic, dreams, and imagination.
Spirit Quartz - Zodiac Stone of Pisces and Cancer
Amethyst is the zodiac stone for those born under the sign of Pisces as winter makes way for spring, from February 19 to March 20. Pisces' symbol is two fish swimming in the opposite directions of each other, and illustrates the problem of dealing with conflicting emotions and goals. Pisceans love making friends and being around them, and often put their friends' interests and needs before their own. They are very empathetic and enjoy giving gifts. They are quite resilient in life, and are successful in the businesses of art, music, marketing, and drama.
Citrine is one of the zodiac stones for those born under the sign of Cancer in early summer, from the summer solstice on June 21 to July 22. Cancer is represented by a crab, and people born under this sign are adaptable, loyal and attached to family. They are gifted with strong imaginations and make great musicians, artists, writers, and composers Cancer is also known as the "Sign of the Prophet" or "Sign of the Teacher."
Spirit Quartz Amulets and Talismans
Spirit Quartz is a Seeker Transformer crystal. Seekers contain a crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind to find the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They're pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer. They're also crystals of the student and the researcher.
Transformer crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook or relationships. By transforming ourselves we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, grow stronger, or become a better spouse or child. Seeker crystals with the earth power of the Transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities and change our lives.
Spirit Quartz Feng Shui
Amethyst Spirit Quartz utilizes Fire energy. Fire energy is the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is Yang in nature. It is the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion - of ideas, of concepts, and sex. It is traditionally associated with the south area of a home or room, and with the fame and reputation area of your dwelling. Use its energy to give your life the boost it needs to enhance your standing in the community and within your family.
Citrine Spirit Quartz utilizes subdued Fire energy, generally used in the center of a home or room to bring cheerfulness, light, and energy to the entire space. Yellow is the color of the middle of the year, the middle of space, the sun, and light energy.
Smokey Spirit Quartz utilizes Wood Energy, the energy of growth, expansion, new beginnings, nourishment and health. It enhances vitality, brings abundance, and keeps us growing physically. Use brown crystals to enhance any space used for eating, in the room of a small child, or in a place of your home where you are beginning a new project. Wood energy is traditionally associated with the East and Southeast areas of a home or room. It is associated with the Family and Health area, and the Prosperity and Abundance area.
White Spirit Quartz utilizes Metal energy, the energy of intelligence, contraction, healing, and creativity. It is the energy of togetherness and crystallization - of ideas, concepts, and groups. It brings the power of concentration and determination to our lives and our dwellings. Metal energy is traditionally associated with the northwest and west areas of a home or room. It is associated with the Helpful People and Blessings, and Travel area of your life and dwelling, and with the Creativity and Children area.
Spirit Quartz in Ancient Lore and Legend
Spirit Quartz was only first discovered a few years ago. There is no legendary information on this stone.
The symbols [ ] enclose the author's name and a page number for a reference cited from the following books:
[Ahsian, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).
[Eason, pp. ]Cassandra Eason, The New Crystal Bible (London: Carlton Books Ltd., 2010).
[Fernie, pp.] William T. Fernie, The Occult and Curative Powers of Precious Stones (Blauvelt, NY: Rudolph Steiner Publications, 1973).
[Gienger, pp.] Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals (Scotland: Earthdancer Books, 2009).
[Hall, pp.] Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2003).
[Hall 2, pp.]Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible 2 (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2009).
[Kunz, pp.] George Frederick Kunz, The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (New York: Dover Publications, 1971).
[Megemont, pp.] Florence Megemont, The Metaphysical Book of Gems and Crystals (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2008).
[Mella, pp.] Dorothee L. Mella, Stone Power II (Albuquerque, NM: Brotherhood of Life, Inc., 1986).
[Melody, pp.] Melody, Love Is In The Earth (Wheat Ridge, CO: Earth-Love Publishing House, 1995).
[Raphaell, pp.] Katrina Raphaell, Crystal Enlightenment (Santa Fe, NM: Aurora Press, 1985)
[Simmons, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).