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This Months Birthstone

October Birthstone Opal

Quartz, Smoky

Properties, Meanings, Powers & Uses

"Stone of Grounded Cooperation"

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ˈsmō-kē kwȯrts

Smoky quartz is a brown transparent quartz that is sometimes used for unusual faceted cuts. The commercial market is limited due to the limited demand for brown gemstones. This variety was sometimes known as smoky topaz in the past, which is incorrect and misleading, since the mineral variety is quartz, not topaz.

Scientific Properties

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Mohs Hardness of 7 with a trigonal crystal structure

Like other quartz gemstones the Smoky Quartz is a silicon dioxide, it’s color resulting from free silicon form by nature in the crystal by irradiation.

Metaphysical Properties

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Smoky Quartz is an earthy, grounded stone that will bring emotional calmness, lift depression and elevating one’s mood.  This quartz is able to take negative emotions and transform them into positive energies; relieving fear, jealousy, anger, stress and bringing comfort, security, serenity and relaxation as well as grounded centering.

Smoky Quartz teaches one how leave behind what no longer serves us well, offering a great deal of assistance dealing with and relieving grief. Bringing emotional calmness.  Enhancing one’s survival instincts, Smoky Quartz it will assist one not only in daily existence but with reaching business goals, engendering cooperation from others, prioritizing wants, needs and even granting wishes.  Bringing prosperity, abundance and general good luck.

Learn more about the Color Brown!

Healing Properties

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Physically the Smoky Quartz is said to treat ailments associated with the lower portion of one’s torso; removing toxins from the body and assisting the adrenal glands to function more efficiently.  Helpful for regulating bodily fluids, and relieving one of fluid retention.

Strengthening the back, working to improve the abdomen, pancreas, kidneys, reproductive organs and general fertility issues.  Relieving pain by absorbing negative energies, assisting with recurring headaches, and fortifies the nerves.

Magical Properties

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Energy: Receptive
Element: Earth
Planet: Saturn
Deities: 
Nerthus
Powers:
  Restorative & Protection
Candle Color: Brown

Promoting positive, pragmatic thought processes, Smoky Quartz is an excellent stone to use for scrying as it will offer clear insight and as well as absorbing fear and neutralizing any worry about failure in the endeavor.

Worn during rituals or in spells it is a grounding stone that will offer one wisdom and discrimination; allowing one to be more firm about exactly what is necessary and what is unwanted.  Helping one rid oneself of unproductive people, or parts of one’s life; attracting and removing emotional energy blockages.

Zodiac Properties

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Zodiac Stone of: Capricorn & Sagittarius

Associations: Jupiter

Birthstone: Not a Birthstone for any month.

Chakra Properties

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Smoky quartz is associated with the 1st root/base chakra.

In the psychic and spiritual realms, smoky quartz grounds one during meditation, and can provide a grounded link between the physical and higher selves, helping to uncover subconscious wisdom. Using smoky quartz during meditation enables you to reach higher states of consciousness. Because smoky quartz transforms and removes negative energy, it also protects and cleanses the aura and astral bodies. It can be used for psychic shielding.

The clearest, most intense smoky quartz powerfully open the 7th, Crown Chakra sending light down the 1st, Root or Base Chakra, stimulating the kundalini energy and inducing Alpha/deep meditation for channeling and higher guidance, deep relaxation, as well as lovingness. Ancient use was to stimulate all the meridians, and the kundalini at once, so please use with cauti

Information Sources:
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, 2003
Love Is In The Earth by Melody, 1997
Wheels of Life
by Anodea Judith, PhD, 2000
Crystal Enchantments by D.J. Conway, 1999
Smithsonian Handbooks Gemstones
by Cally Hall, 1994
Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham, 2002
Chakra Healing & Karmic Awareness by Keith Sherwood, 2005
Jewelry & Gems for Self-Discovery by Shakti Carola Navran, 2008
The Illustrated Directory of Crystal Healing by Cassandra Eason, 2003
Gemstone Energy Medicine Healing Body, Mind and Spirit by Michael Katz, 2005
Healing Crystals and Gemstones
by Dr. Flora Peschek-Bohmer, Gisela Schrieber, 2002
Personal Experience and Personal Accounts of Others In the Metaphysical Field of Work

The information here is presented to you to use as you see fit, but is not to take the place of professional medical advice. Crystals, Gemstones and Metal can accent, help, negate, protect, encourage, strengthen, and balance and thereby promote healing. Their effects can be extraordinary, but use in addition to medical advice, and not as a substitute for proper care. If you are ill, we beseech you to seek professional medical attention from a qualified physician.

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