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Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz can be found in smaller quanities in most places around the world and is one of the more common types of crystals. Quantities large enough to make mining the crystal economically feasible are found maining in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Ghana, Hungary, India, Madagascar, Mozambique, Scotland, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States (in numerous states).

There are two main varieties of Smoky Quarz. Most people are familiar with the typical gray/brown to almost black colored crystals from which smoky quartz got its name. There is also a variety that is a yellowish to redish brown shade often called Whiskey Quartz. This variety is rarer than the typical colored crystal but can be found in many places. The higher quality Whiskey Quartz is minded in Scotland and is highly prized from jewelry.

Smoky Quartz helps to calm behavior others would categorize as headstrong or willful. It gently balances and brings harmony into your life and is the perfect gemstone to help calm the thinking mind that tends to interfere with meditation.

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The stone grounds your energies, but gently, never forcing you to change or to let go of something, but guiding you to do what is best for you and in the way that is best for you personally. Chances are good that your smoky quartz will not work as fast as a clear quarzt crystal will, but this is actually better for some people, especially those that don't handle change in a positive manner. The energy stays with you, always there when you need it until you have resolved the matter at hand and no longer need it.

This is a great healing crystal to share between people in a personal relationship or any relationship that is working toward a common goal. It is a good stone to have in an office where team work is important. A large cluster sitting in the middle of the conference table can help everyone get along and work better together.

When the economy is shrinking as fast as it is during this resession, it is easy to hold on to anger and resentment over many things in our lives. But as we know, like attracts like in spiritual matters and if you want to attract something better into your life, you need to let go of the negative emotions to allow room for the positive ones. Smokey Quartz can transform thoses negative energies into positive ones and bring you back to the here and now.

Many gemstones help attract money into your life, but smoky quartz helps you to keep the money that you get by teaching you to manage your money wisely and guiding you into choosing those purchases that are best for you. If you are prone to spending too much on all the wrong things and tend to run out of money before you run out of bills, try keeping a few smoky quartz crystals around the desk where you pay your bills to ensure everything gets paid and you don't overspend.

A smoky quartz point placed one at each of the 4 directions around your bed with the points turned toward the center of the bed, will help with marital communication problems and help prevent back pain.

Keeping several smoky quartz in the bedroom can help couples to overcome communication problems. It helps to dissolve mental and emotional blockages that can get in the way of the two of you learning who the other person has really become. This is especially important because people change and relationships can sour if it does not change to keep up with the new needs of the people involved.

Have problems with pain in your feet? Whether from a structural defect or just having to stand too much on the job, tie a couple of smoky quartz crystals into your shoe laces for some relief.

If your hands or wrists hurt from arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome, wear smoky quartz as jewelry to help eleviate the pain. If you can wear a bracelet made of smoky quartz around your wrist it is particularly helpful to those with carpal tunnel.

Can be used as a protective sheild to block and absorb any negative energies sent your way. Most people don't realize the amount of negative energy people do send their way. Everyone from the jealous co-worker to the guy that didn't like how fast you pulled into traffic this morning, there is always someone sending negativity at you. Smoky quartz can help if you place them somewhere near you.

We are all psychic but often our psychic sense become blocked for any number of reasons. Meditate with smoky quartz in your hands to open up your psychic senses.

If you are having problems getting your get up and go to get up and take care of the house, try placing a few smoky quartz around the room. They will increase your pride and joy in your living space and make you want to keep things nice and shiny.

Are you one of those people that can never find what you are looking for? Constantly forgetting where you put things and basically just unorganized. Put of few smoky quartz around so they can help you improve your organizational skills.

To receive prophetic auditory messages better, take a wide stretchy hair band and put it around your head. Slip smoky quartz under the band as it crosses over your ears. Just make sure the stones are large enough they don't fall into your ears!

If you find yourself feeling depressed or a little blue more often than not; hold a crystal in each hand. Take a few deep breaths and allow all of the depression to flow down your arms and into the stones. When you have gotten as much out as possible, cleanse the stone under running water to wash all the negativity out of so you can keep it around without picking those energies back up again.

Main Chakra: Base

Planet: The Sun

Vibrates to the number: 8

Element: Earth

Astrological Sign: Capricorn and Sagittarius

Smoky Quartz Technical Details

Chemical Composition and Name - SiO2

Hardness - 7

Specific Gravity - 2.65

Refractive Index (R.I.) - 1.54 - 1.55

Bi-refringence - 0.009

Optic Sign - Positive

Optical Character - Uniaxial