Published September 2016  •  Updated February 2024  •  Read Time: 6 minutes
Blue Quartz can get its pretty color from a variety of different mineral inclusions.  But, most of the crystals on the market are colored by Dumortierite.  If the Dumortierite is scattered evenly, the Quartz will have a single solid color.  If there are areas where the Dumortierite is more concentrated, then the crystal might be both some stripes of light and dark blue.  Blue Quartz has a gentle energy that can inspire personal growth and healing.  It reminds us that our journey is unique and that comparison is a thief of joy.  It helps us to find our soul-purpose, to enjoy the present moment and to always prioritize what matters most to us.

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Blue Quartz Meaning

Spiritual Healing Properties

Blue Quartz is a gentle stone to inspire great personal growth.  It reveals our path forward and help us to walk it gracefully and confidently.  Blue Quartz helps us to stay calm and centered during times when our life is disrupted or at a crossroads, transforming from one stage of life to another.  It reminds us that each stage of life is a wonderful opportunity all its own.  So, do not mourn a previous time of life, or seek to hurry forward to the future.  Rather enjoy the present moment and take time to explore all the delicious possibilities it presents!  Blue Quartz reminds us that we are all one family and that connecting with others and supporting each other on our journeys is powerful good medicine.  Blue Quartz is a particularly good stone for people who practice yoga, meditation or other forms of breath-work.

Metaphysical Properties Blue Quartz
Chakra Throat and Third Eye
Element Wind and Water
Numerology 4
Zodiac Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Emotional Healing Properties

Blue Quartz brings a calm self-confidence, a sense of ease and soul-purpose deep within ourselves.  It encourages us to be generous with our time and energy, with the people that matter most to us.  Blue Quartz also encourages us to cultivate thoughtful relationships, and to be with people who make us feel good and help us to grow.  Blue Quartz teaches us that “fear”, especially fear of the unknown, is often little more than “incomplete knowledge” and that the way to move past fear is to simply learn more!  It also reminds us to reach out to others for support when in need and to trust that we will receive good energy.  Blue Quartz inspires hope and helps us to trust ourselves and to listen to the promptings of our heart.

Mental Healing Properties

Blue Quartz is a wonderful stone for the mind and inspires lifelong learning.  It teaches us that we are constantly evolving, ever changing, and that each season of our life is full of interesting challenges just waiting for us to solve them.  It helps us to see new opportunities as exciting and encourages us to ponder new ideas.  Blue Quartz improves our communication skills, helping us to find the right words to express whatever we are feeling, thinking or dreaming into.  It is an excellent stone for anyone undergoing talk therapy.

Physical Healing Properties

Blue Quartz is used by metaphysical healers to treat the lungs, heart and spleen, as well as to heal the endocrine system.  It is said to stabilize the metabolic process and to strengthen the immune system.  It is believe to be especially useful for treating blood clots that are caught in the lungs.  Blue Quartz is highly recommended to work with when learning how to control and be conscious of breathing, for meditation and healing purposes.

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Where does Blue Quartz come from?

Blue Quartz is very rare. It is occasionally found in Austria, Great Britain, Namibia, Spain, and the United States

Mining and Treatments

Quartz is found all over the world and may be a primary or secondary mineral in a mining operation.  Blue Quartz is very rare and is usually found near a Copper deposit.

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Mineral Family

Blue Quartz is a Silicate mineral.  Silicate minerals are the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedra – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a silicon atom in the center and oxygen atoms at each of the three corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form a wide variety of minerals and rocks.  There are six main groups of silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar.  The Quartz family has two main main groups, macr0-crystalline and micro-crystalline.  The macro-crystalline minerals form large well-shaped crystals that are often transparent, while the micro-crystalline only form microscopic crystals and are always opaque.  If the blue mineral is transparent or opaque, it is usually called Blue Quartz.  Some translucent varieties may be called Blue Chalcedony instead.

Blue Quartz’s energy works well with its family – other Quartz minerals.  Try it in combination with Ametrine, CitrineClear Quartz, Chrome Chalcedony, PrasioliteRose Quartz, Smoky Quartz. and Snow Quartz

Blue Quartz Formation and Crystal Associates

Quartz is created after a volcanic explosion has transformed magma and lava into igneous rock. During the cooling down period, various gases form bubbles, which then become hollow spaces in the igneous rock.  The rocks also shift and break, creating empty cracks, fissures and other hollows.  Chalcedony are formed long afterwards, when silica-bearing water permeates the rocks and begins to fill these hollow spaces.  As the space fills, the water evaporates leaving the silica behind to harden into a Quartz. The silica-water may have picked up trace minerals along the way, which result in different colors and patterns in the new stone. Blue Quartz may be created by inclusions of Iron, Nickel, Copper and/or Titanium.

Blue Quartz’s energy works well with its “friends” – crystal associates formed in the same geological environment.  Try it in combination with Copper

What makes it turn blue?

Blue Quartz can get its color from a variety of different minerals, including Copper, Crocidolite (Hawks Eye), Dumortierite.

Mineralogy Blue Quartz
Chemical Formula SiO2
Cleavage None
Color Blue
Crystal System Hexagonal/trigonal
Form/Habit Prismatic
Fracture Conchoidal
Hardness – Mohs Scale 7
Luminescence Pale yellow, white, or blue (short and long wave)
Luster Vitreous
Mineral Family Tectosilicate
Specific Gravity 2.7
Streak White
Transparency Translucent to opaque

History of Blue Quartz

Quartz comes in every shade of the rainbow.  Many of these varieties are considered “essential crystals” or “beginner crystals” in the modern metaphysical world.  While some colors of Quartz, like purple Amethyst, have long historical traditions, others like pink Rose Quartz or green Prasiolite were barely mentioned prior to the last few decades.  This is partially because their primary deposits weren’t found until relatively recently and also because these semi-precious gems don’t have the same monetary value as their more expensive cousins. During the 20th century, the metaphysical properties of each shade of Quartz was explored by crystal intuitives who wrote down their impressions in modern lapidaries.  Blue Quartz is one of the crystals that has only recently been explored.

Rainbow In Hand

Blue Quartz can get its coloring for a variety of trace minerals.  Most of the Blue Quartz on the market has been colored by Dumortierite, which often has contrasting light and dark shades of blue across the stone.  Dumortierite is also a relatively “new” crystal on the market, discovered in the late 19th century.   For more information, please see the longer history article on Dumortierite.

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