Increase the power of other healing stones and energies.
Expand your psychic abilities, intuition and other gifts.
Release self-limitation and align with your Highest Self.
Understand and resolve emotionally-complex situations.
Let Clear Quartz inspire you to step into your Power!
Mineralogy of Clear Quartz
Mineral Family: Tectosilicate
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Crystal System: Hexagonal/trigonal
Transparency: Translucent to opaque
Location: Quartz is found all over the world. The most important rock crystal deposits are in Brazil, Madagascar, the United States, and countries bordering the Alps such as Austria, France, Germany, and Switzerland.
Mineral Family: Clear Quartz is the colorless variety of Quartz, which is in turn 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 tetrahedras connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various 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. Quartz is a large mineral family in its own right and its members come in every shade of the rainbow. Purple Quartz is Amethyst. Yellow Quartz is Citrine. Green Quartz is Prasiolite. Brown Quartz is Smoky Quartz. Pink Quartz is, of course, Rose Quartz. Colorless Quartz is called Clear Quartz or Rock Crystal.
Formation: Clear Quartz is created when liquid magma from a volcanic explosion cools down and transforms into igneous rocks. During this cooling down period, silica acid bubbles shift from being a gas/liquid into a solid compound. The bubble becomes a hollow space in the igneous rock and the silica acid becomes Quartz crystals. If no trace elements are present to change its color, the silica acid becomes Clear Quartz.
Mining: In a few locations, most notably Arkansas, Clear Quartz is found in a large enough deposit to justify commercial mining. More often, Clear Quartz is mined as a secondary mineral. For example, many Gold mines also extract a sizable amount of Quartz.
Enhancements: The most desirable Clear Quartz is as transparent as glass without inclusions. All Clear Quartz on the market is natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
Synonyms: Rock Crystal
History of Clear Quartz
The word Quartz dates back to the 16th century and is an old German mining term. Prior to that, Quartz was more often called by its Greek name, krystallos, meaning “clear ice”. For centuries, Quartz was believed to be ice which had petrified and therefore remained in a permanent solid state. This belief persisted well into the European medieval period.
A variety of cultures, scattered across the globe, linked Clear Quartz with rain. Both the Irish and Mayan are known to have buried Clear Quartz crystals in their fields hoping to attract good rainfall and the blessing of a bountiful harvest. More recently, the Ta-ta-thi, an aboriginal tribe in Australia, were documented in the 20th century using Clear Quartz in their rain ritual. The Chief of the tribe would break a piece of Quartz into two pieces and throw the smaller part into the sky. The remaining piece was wrapped in feathers, soaked in water and buried. If performed correctly, it was said to consistently bring down the rains.
Quartz has also been used in human burials since time immortal. It was especially common among the Celtic peoples of the British Isles and Native Americans in the American Southwest. According to various legends, a piece of Quartz serves to “light the way” in the after-life, to help the dead communicate, or may encourage the souls of the departed to be judged as “pure” when facing eternal judgement.
The earliest literary reference to Clear Quartz is found in the Rigveda, a Hindu sacred text. Written between 1500-1200 BCE, the Rigveda includes many origin stories as well as hymns and prayers. One such story describes how Indra, the leader of the gods, liberated the holy rivers. According to the Rigveda, long ago in the time of the gods, the demon stone serpent (or cave), Vala, was killed and dismembered by Indra. Vala’s body was then scattered across the world. Each piece of his body turned into a different type of gemstone. The Vedic texts say the god’s semen was transformed into Clear Quartz. The texts later state that wearing Clear Quartz set in gold will bring good fortune, protection, and extraordinary sexual powers!
Clear Quartz was also mentioned in an early lapidary written by the Greek priest Onomacritis (530-480BCE), founder of the Hellenic mysteries. He said, “Who so goes in the temple with this in his hand may be quite sure of having his prayers granted, as the gods cannot withstand its power.” Clear Quartz was used along with flint to start fires, but Onomacritis explained that “when this stone is laid upon dry wood, so that the sun’s rays may shine upon it, there will soon be smoke, then fire, then bright flames.” These bright flames were known as “Holy Fire” and were the most desirable way to burn offerings to the gods.
In the first century CE, the mystic Apollinus of Tyana (c.15-100) claimed to use Quartz to make himself invisible. According to legend, the mystic disappeared and reappeared in front of the Roman Emperor Caesar Domitian and then repeated the exercise at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. Two millennia later, in 1935 a Hungarian scientist, Herr Stephen Pribill, partially recreated Apolliunus’ feat. Using mercury lamps and high voltage electricity passing through Quartz, he proved it was possible to make small items invisible to the naked eye.
Healing Properties of Clear Quartz
Spiritual: Clear Quartz amplifies the power and energy of all other crystals, making Clear Quartz an incredible tool for crystal healing. It helps us to accurately see into the heart of all matters and align ourselves with our Highest Selves and the Highest Good. It can be used to communicate with Angels and Spirit Guides, quiet the mind during meditation, and amplify our own psychic abilities. It is attuned to ALL Chakras and astrological signs. It is connected to the element Storm and vibrates to the number 4.
Emotional: Clear Quartz’s primary emotional purpose is to bring us into alignment and harmony by filtering out negative emotions that do not serve us. It can also be used to strengthen emotions and beliefs that help us grow. Clear Quartz can help us to clearly see where growth is needed and what we need to do to create the happiest and healthiest life possible. In particular, it can help us to let go of “victim mentality” and realize we are responsible for accepting or denying our Personal Power.
Mental: Clear Quartz is mentally revitalizing, encouraging problem solving and memory recall. It is a stone for self-knowledge and is especially helpful for anyone engaged in their personal work, trying to understand and improve themselves. Clear Quartz helps us to move past self-limiting mental beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world at large. It can help us remain neutral when faced with emotionally-charged situations, allowing us to easily understand and resolve problems.
Physical: Clear Quartz is said to reduce fevers and alleviate pain and swelling. It has been used to warm the body, especially after being exposed to extreme cold or emotional trauma. It is most often used in conjunction with other healing stones to amplify their specific powers.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Earth to Pocket
Earth to Pocket is the Moonrise Crystal business mission. It’s the promise that any stones purchased here will be consciously sourced and the journey of the stone, from the Earth and into your Pocket, will be as transparent as possible.
These Clear Quartzes were mined in Brazil and tumbled in South Africa.
I met the owner of the South African tumbling company at the 2014 Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. This company only sells tumbled stones twice a year, once at the Tucson show and later at the Sainte Marie Aux Mines International Mineral and Gem Expo in Provence, France. They offer the largest selection of high quality tumbled stones in the industry and are one of my favorite suppliers.
It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Clear Quartz for you.
This price is for one stone. You can buy a single Clear Quartz or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Clear Quartz measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has a unique shape with soft edges.
The stone I choose for you will be smooth and free of chips and cracks and be transparent as glass with possible minor snow quartz inclusions. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.
With their beautiful transparency and clean energies, these Clear Quartz are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, use them in a crystal elixir, fashion them into jewelry, or simply carry them in your pocket.
Safe Handling of Clear Quartz
Clear Quartz can act as a prism and accidentally start a fire if the angle of the sun is just right. It is always considered a “best practice” to keep your stones and crystals out of direct sunlight as much as possible.
Good To Know:
Clear Quartz are physically durable stones. As long as they are rounded and without thin edges, they can be carried in a pocket or medicine bag, or worn as jewelry on an everyday basis, without significant danger of the stone chipping or breaking.
Clear Quartz can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.
Clear Quartz can be energetically cleansed using any method. They will appreciate being soaked in fresh water, set outside to absorb the moonlight, and/or being smudged with smoke or incense. Use your own intuition to determine the best method.
Tumbled and fully smooth Clear Quartz can be safely used to make direct-infusion “Clear Quartz Water” for drinking or bathing. Before making any direct-infusion elixir ALWAYS check the mineralogical properties of the stone to ensure it is not toxic. Only use fully tumbled stones or natural Quartz points in direct-infusion elixirs, never rough stones. When in doubt, make an indirect-infusion elixir instead.
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