Smoky Quartz is a member of the Quartz family and carries the same broad characteristics as Clear Quartz but it has many additional healing properties. It is an excellent protective, grounding and centering stone which has a strong link with the base chakra.
Physically Smoky Quartz is connected to the lower torso so will treat a number of problems relating to this part of the body. It can therefore be beneficial to the kidneys, abdomen, pancreas and reproductive organs etc. Smoky Quartz can also be used for treating radiation related illness or the effects of chemotherapy but naturally irradiated smoky quartz is best for this purpose rather than artificially irradiated clear quartz. Smoky Quartz is a great stone for improving general health and can also provide pain relief.
Mentally Smoky Quartz can calm the mind and improve concentration. It can assist with communication problems. Smoky Quartz encourages positive and practical thinking. It can also be used to help with fear of failure.
Emotionally Smoky Quartz is an excellent stone for uplifting moods, overcoming negativity and lifting depression. Smoky Quartz can be a very calming stone and has a relaxing effect making its owner more resilient to ‘stress factors’. It can also relieve negative emotions such as jealousy, anger and fear and transforms such emotions into positive energies.
Spiritually Smoky Quartz is associated with the base chakra. It provides physical and spiritual protection as well as protection from negative energy. It protects and cleanses the aura and subtle bodies. Smoky Quartz is grounding during meditation, enabling a clear focus, but also provides a link between the physical and higher selves and can enable its owner to reach higher states of consciousness during meditation. Smoky Quartz can be used for healing. It has a much gentler effect than Clear Quartz and is therefore more suitable for highly sensitive people who can be over-energised by Clear Quartz.