Generally seen in large clusters with rosettes of hematite comprising the matrix, I was rather excited to find these single crystals in Tucson. I always like to experience the energy of a crystal group before offering it on the site when I can, and this seemed the most economical way to go about it! From the Guangdong Province, China, these crystals are stained red and black by the oxidation of their hematite bases. Not yet fully formed as phantoms, the oxidation is a layer that is being enclosed in the quartz as it grows. As you turn the crystal, you can see on the shaft where the luster signals the presence of red quartz. The red iron areas have a dusty feel, and washing too much will remove the red color leaving nearly colorless quartz beneath.
Taking millions of years to form, quartz crystals are all very ancient and we share the benefit of their wisdom. While these crystals are very old, they feel very young, and at an interesting point in their development. These are crystals creating their phantom layers, they are at a milestone in their lives that will be marked by the red hematite. What a blessing to be able to share! Singing crystals, they tink beautifully when they touch. They speak to me of beginnings, and creation. They are very root chakra and physical-being oriented, life in its primal forms.
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.