Clear Quartz and other members
of the Quartz Family
Crystal name and make up: Quartz is a very common mineral found in great abundance everywhere around the globe. Clear quartz is a member of this family.
Quartz is a milky white color, made of silicone dioxide. Oxygen is the main ingredient of Quartz. It forms in a semi-molten layer in the mantle of earth – the layer directly below the crust of earth.
As it cools down, it comes up closer to the surface and is found in great abundance everywhere in the crust. Clear Quartz, as its name implies, is the clear version. Clear Quartz has the clearer and transparent look of Quartz with often some milky parts. The clearer the piece, the more precious and effective a healing tool it becomes.
Shapes and color: Quartz is a common stone and can be found in all shapes and sizes. Quartz and Clear Quartz usually come in a transparent milky white color but there are many types of quartz – in a variety of colors. Even the colorful varieties are found in abundance. When other minerals are present, they blend their color to the milky white quartz base, adding what is known as “impurities”.
These impurities change the color from white or transparent to smoky or purple or orange or other colors. These colored versions then become their own varieties – minerals which are very pretty with added qualities to the healing potentials and benefits. These are quartz with minerals that add color or texture. The varieties of quartz include clear quartz, smoky quartz (dark colored quartz), rose quartz, lavender quartz, rutilated quartz and snow quartz.
In addition, some extremely popular and favorite stones are also quartz based. Amethyst is such a stone; a purple variety of quartz. Amethyst is quartz with iron and aluminum impurities which turn its color to those amazing hues of lavender to purple. Similarly agate which also comes in all colors, is quartz based. Carnelian is an orange colored mineral which is quartz based.
Obsidian, which is natural lava gases turned into glass in a variety of colors, is also quartz based. Onyx in another common quartz based mineral that comes in all colors. Citrine is yet another and comes in a yellow to orange colors and is a quartz-based mineral.
Then there are those minerals that are not quartz-based but carry a smaller quantity of quartz within them or are formed into a bed of – or contain running veins of – quartz. A good example is fluorite; a mineral that comes in all colors, including rainbow fluorite. Quartz is usually present in the environment where fluoride is formed.
Shapes of Quartz: Quartz comes in a huge variety of natural shapes. This includes single Terminated (ST), double terminated (DT), clusters, and other combinations of shapes which are considered among crystal lovers and healers as a specialty within the healing circles. Quartz is also mined in chunks and used raw or tumbled as polished large and small pebbles.
It is cut into slabs and Polished into anything from tabletops and kitchen counters to small ornamental containers, statues, ornaments and beads that are made into reasonably priced jewelry. It is polished and shaped into different geometric shapes such as spheres and cubes to heart shapes and more. Some of these forms and shapes of quartz are explaind here.
Single point or single terminated quartz (ST) – also known as fingers- are the most prevalent and popular of clear quartz varieties, used in healing and crystal layouts.
Double terminated Quartz (DT) – is the quartz with two termination points, one at each end of the crystal. This type is popular in healing because it magnifies the energy and shoots it out from both ends of the crystal. It also absorbs the energy from both ends for the purpose of magnification, amplification, clearing, cleansing and programming.
Double-terminated Clear Quartz is one of the most sought-after types of Quartz: it is popular for meditation where a person would lay inside a crystal healing grid with double-terminated pieces or hold the piece in each hand. The crystal layout with double terminated points laid on top of all the Chakras can enhance the function of the Chakras, magnifying the activation all of the Chakras. Double terminated clear quartz can move the stagnant energy from the body much faster than a single tournament clear quartz.
Clusters – quartz with a bunch of small finger points sitting together like a bunch of grapes, or more accurately, like pomegranate seeds on a base is known as a quartz cluster. Clusters grow in those shapes naturally and organically, as do symmetric and geometric shapes of polished quartz.
A cluster can magnify its impact by the number of the little single point fingers shining and emanating the energy that it is charged with. There are effective ways to clear and cleanse mental, emotional, as well as physical ailments and stagnant energies from the body using single or double terminated points and clusters which grow in those shapes naturally and organically as well as symmetric and geometric shapes of polished quartz.
Programming Quartz Crystals: Quartz is a programmable crystal. This means that it can be programmed to effectively magnify and amplify the impact of a specific objective, plan, idea, design and intention. This makes it perfect for meditations. This means that the effectiveness of your meditation can be increased when you use clear quartz in any of its varieties. You can hold one with both hands, or one in each hand.
You can also sit or lay down in a clear quartz crystal grid layout with a number of single, double terminates or with clusters and other polished or tumbled pieces.
Crystal layouts can be used in conjunction with candles, fragrances, spices, herbs and other stones, crystals and gems to magnify the impact of all. Furthermore, quartz is can be a great medium to attract an object to you and/or to accelerate its attraction to you – its manifestation in your life.
Quartz points as Twins or Soulmates: The shape of a soulmate clear quartz is 2 pieces of quartz points attached lengthwise or sideways or sideways. These are considered great for amplifying a romantic relationship between soulmates or magnify the intention for finding a soulmate.
They are also known to help provide Harmony between soul mates. Also used are 2 pairs of twin pointed quartz, especially in healing of twin energy when one twin is lost during childbirth or in early Childhood.
Generator quartz crystal: This is A large quartz pieces which have a point and a shape which lends itself to collecting energy that can benefit a group or to magnify a group energy.
The generator crystal is there for used in group settings or in situations where you wish to generate the magnification of the intended Energies for large groups. The performance of the group can be enhanced in the presence of a generator crystal.
During the time of Atlantis it is known that generator crystals were used to create a bubble of Light over the entire city of Atlanta, the Capital of Atlantis, to raise the vibration up to near the 4th Dimensional levels.
This would allow the citizens of Atlanta to perform their daily tasks in the 4th Dimensional level, where thoughts manifest much faster and actions can be performed with greater ease and Grace than the Third Dimension.
These generator crystals of Atlantis where intentionally destroyed at the ending of Atlantean era when an invasion of alien Energies became imminent. The priests, priestesses and Engineers who were the keepers and magnifiers of the Atlantean generator crystals made the decision to destroy the crystals in order to prevent them from falling into the hands of alien races with malicious intentions towards humankind.
The destruction of the generator crystals led to the sinking of the island of Atlantis. The induced implosion of the generator crystals left a rip in the crust of the earth and pieces of the crystals landed from one end of the earth to the other.
These Atlantean crystals were originally in the area between present day Australia and New Zealand. They landed in present day Brazil and the countries surrounding Brazil.
Atlantean generator crystals: In the olden days before they were all collected, you could find clear quartz crystals – some with iron deposits that made them look red or orange – found washed up on River beds and in valleys.
Through channeling and intuitive communication from the Higher Realms to those healers and mediums who have Affinity with and recollect, the memories and knowledge about the healing potencies of the generator crystals has returned. Consequently, the generator crystal fragments have been collected and sold to the rest of the Central South America world.
Present-day mines in Brazil continue to produce small and large pieces of clear quartz and other types of quartz. Some natural and others polished with cut bases to be used as ornaments as well as healing tools and exported to all parts of the world.
To this day, one of the most precious and sought-after locations to draw clear quartz is Brazil. The receptivity and ability to program the Brazilian crystals to magnify, intensify and accelerate intentions and desires, as well as enhance the healing process are known the world over to be of the highest order.
Abundance Crystals: Clear quartz abundance crystals are those which are formed in clusters with one tall quartz point in the center and a bunch of small points all around.
The tall piece is meant to attract abundance from all directions to itself to help magnify abundance to benefit its user.
Other types of clear quartz– are manifestation quartz
Lemurian Seed Crystal
Rutilated Clear Quartz
Celestite or Elestial,
Cathedral and Record Keeper. More on these to come.
Special Qualities and Healing Virtues Of clear quartz: The most important healing qualities of clear quartz and other members of quartz’s family are twofold: 1) magnification and amplification, and 2) clearing and cleansing.
Quartz is a programmable crystal; therefore it magnifies and amplifies whatever intentions you place in it.
Similarly, quartz is used as a clearing and cleansing mechanism during healing sessions. Its ability to clear, purify and cleanse your energy, Chakras, body, mind and emotions and to connect you with your soul and higher self, makes it the most harmonious and prominent item in the toolbox of any seasoned healer.
It is recommended to every beginner and newcomer to the field.
Do’s and don’ts: You may immerse your quartz in order to clear it. You may add a small amount of Epsom Salts for complete healing and purification. Instead, you may use Himalayan salt, table salt or baking soda.
Since quartz has the tendency of clearing and cleansing the environment, as well as the body, it can pick up a lot of dross, pain, and struggle and stagnant energies while clearing your house. Therefore clearing and cleansing your crystals is a regular requirement.
Simple washing, especially if you have some of those salts, is sufficient for charging and regenerating your crystals. To return them to their optimal potency, it is extremely beneficial to use the moonlight and the sunlight, as well as laying them in nature. Placing them on top of the bare ground in an area where the soil is clean or on the grass or on a bed of flowers is very successful in clearing them.
Also placement next to the root of any succulent or citrus fruit – indoors or Outdoors is helpful. Succulents and citrus fruits have a tendency to clear and cleanse minerals while rejuvenating and regenerating their potency. Clear quartz is the favorite mineral of every Deity, Master, Guide, Angel, as well as divas and fairies.