Color: brownish to blackish hue, sometimes yellowish
Appearance: translucent, long, pointed crystals with darker ends. All sizes. (note: very dark quartz may be artificially irradiated and is not transparent.)
Rarity: easily obtained but ensure that it is natural Smoky Quartz
Additional Properties: Smoky Quartz is one of the most efficient grounding and anchoring stones and at the same time raises vibrations during meditation. This protective stone has a strong link with the earth and the base chakras*, promoting a concern for the environment and ecological solutions. This stone is superb antidote to stress. It assists in tolerating difficult times with equanimity, fortifying resolve.
Grounding spiritual energy and gently neutralizing negative vibrations, Smoky Quartz blocks geopathic stress*, absorbs electromagnetic smog*, and assists elimination and detoxification on all levels. It brings in a positive vibration to fill the space. Smoky Quartz teaches you how to leave behind anything that no longer serves you. It can be used to protect the earth chakra below the feet and its grounding cord* when in an area of disturbed earth energy.
Psychologically, Smoky Quartz relieves fear, lifts depression, and brings emotional calmness. It alleviates suicidal tendencies and ambivalence about being in incarnation. Smoky Quartz aids acceptance of the physical body and the sexual nature, enhancing virility and cleansing the base chakra so that passion can flow naturally. This crystal alleviates nightmares and manifests your dreams. When it comes into contact with negative emotions, it gently dissolves them.
Mentally, Smoky Quartz promotes positive, pragmatic thought and can be used in scrying to give clear insight and to neutralize fear of failure. It dissolves contradictions, promotes concentration, and alleviates communication difficulties. Smoky Quartz facilitates moving between alpha and beta states of mind and aids in clearing the mind for meditation.
Physically, because Smoky Quartz is often natural irradiated, it is excellent for treating radiation-related illness or chemotherapy. However, care should be taken to select naturally formed stones with minuscule radiation rather that ones that have been artificially treated with radiation (these stones are usually very black and nontransparent). Tolerance of stress is much improved with the assistance of relaxing Smoky Quartz and this stone provides pain relief. In healing, a layout of slow-release Smoky Quartz pointing out from the body can prevent a healing crisis from occurring.
Healing: Smoky Quartz is particularly effective for ailments of the abdomen, hips, and legs. It relieves pain, including headaches, and benefits the reproductive system, muscle and nerve tissue, and the heart. Smoky Quartz dissolves cramps, strengthens the back, and fortifies the nerves. This stone aids assimilation of minerals and regulates liquids within the body.