Even though it is often a dark coloured stone, Smoky Quartz has a beautiful transparency. This crystal honours our connection to Mother Earth and the base Chakra. It anchors us and draws white light energy from the Crown down through the body to be deeply rooted into the physical plane. It initiates primal forces within the body and activates one’s survival instincts
Smoky Quartz was known as a Stone of Power. To the ancient Druids, it was sacred and signified the potent dark power of Earth gods and goddesses. In other cultures it guided souls to the afterlife, served in shamanistic rituals and tribal ceremonies, and was utilised in magic and scrying to connect with spirits of the lower worlds.
Smoky Quartz’s power, then and now, lies in its ability to protect and ground one physically and spiritually to this world, and to absorb and transmute significant amounts of negative energy and release it into the Earth to be neutralised naturally. It provides a vital shield against psychic attack, emotional and environmental stress, and is used extensively in healing and meditation. It is important to energetically cleanse this crystal as it absorbs and transmutes so much energy.
Smoky Quartz is readily found in many places around the world. It is a type of Quartz and is a silicon dioxide mineral ranging in colour from pale, smoky gray to deep brown and black. It forms as crystals, druzy or in large formations, and its colour is created by impurities of aluminium and also natural irradiation(heating) of the stone.
Though Smoky Quartz can be nearly opaque, it is almost always transparent to translucent. Much of the Smoky Quartz on the market are actually Clear Quartz that have been artificially treated with radium or x-rays to turn the crystals dark. These are usually very dark and unnatural looking and are often lack in transparency.