We found this sweetie in one of our stashes of crystals, this is from a find several years ago. I love the formations of this cluster. The energy is deep and grounding, but doesn't weigh you down.
These unusual clusters have crystals with either a reddish orange or grey hue, or sometimes both within a cluster. They all have stunning phantoms, white capped with black layers of hematite, although in some crystals these black phantoms have oxidized to vivid reds. In many of the crystals you can see the clear quartz encasing the phantom layers with. These crystals are not just growing up, they are growing up and down engulfing the host crystals beneath them. What used to be a crystal termination is transformed into a phantom layer. Each crystal in the cluster is similar, yet completely unique. I can't stress what an unusual and delightful find these clusters are!
Phantoms mark where we have been, allowing for reflection and the ability to see growth. But the energy of these crystals is somewhat different with an interesting dynamic of primal and refined energies. They mark where you have been, but enable you to take your core self and transform into something new, yet still remain true to that core. They refine your rugged core into a cohesive whole, smoothing the edges, creating order from chaos. Their energy is group oriented strengthening ties between friends and family. Their energy is quite grounding, yet there is a strong pulsing energy at the crown and third eye chakras. They also have a strong physical healing energy, but I sense no specialty, just a confirmation that they are capable. To be sure, their energy is just as fascinating as their formations, with many secrets still to unlock.
A cluster of crystals embodies group energies, fostering harmony, compassion and tolerance. Clusters in a public place help to balance chaotic energies, and can be especially beneficial to business and business meetings. In healing rooms they foster comfort and support. Clusters have an amplified energy that radiates in many directions.
Clear quartz is made up of silicon dioxide, the most abundant mineral on the planet. No wonder it is the most common tool in the mineral kingdom, as well as the most versatile. I like to call it the general practitioner of the crystal world as it works with all chakras. Clear quartz is also known as white quartz or milky quartz when it has an abundance of interior veils and planes. Often crystals will have a mixture of different clarities throughout the interior. Quartz crystals are graded on their clarity, luster, and overall condition of the stone, with the higher degrees of clarity being more valuable. It is interesting to note that although chemically the same, quartz from different regions vibrates with subtle differences.
Quartz attracts and enables you to use more life force energy. Have it around you, on you, or in elixir form, in you! Quartz seeks to bring balance on all our bodies’ levels. Quartz has the ability to receive, store and send energy, this makes it a powerful manifestation tool.
Hold/gaze into the crystal, put your thought/need (what you wish to manifest) into the crystal, the crystal receives the thought (and the feeling behind the thought) then stores and transmits those thoughts and feelings into the ethers. Thus, even while you’re not thinking about that particular manifestation, the crystal is still putting it out. Thus drawing your manifestation towards you at a much greater rate than before. Power tools, you have to love ‘em!
Many refer to this process as programming; many books state that a crystal can hold only one program. They have just found a way to store terabytes of data into a single bubble that makes up the mist you see in the Quartz. My feeling is that Quartz crystals can in fact hold and run more programs than we could give in a life time! Quartz is one of the most flexible crystal tools around. It is very responsive to our intent, what you intend is what you get, to this point it is also one of the most powerful tools and should be treated as such.