Quartz is a very common mineral, the second in quantity mineral in the continental crust of the earth. Quartz comes in many different forms and types, which are refered below. In chemistry, quartz is a silicon dioxide and has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale. We often refer to quartz with the word crystal, or rock crystal, or with the international designation, quartz. We hear the word quartz as a characterization for modern electronic watches. This is because quartz is used for the construction of the mechanisms of electronic watches. The word crystal has the same root as the word cryos (cold). The Roman writer Pliny the Elder (Gaius Plinius Secundus) said the prevailing theory of the time that the quartz is ice mountain, which over the years has stabilized. So it was called rock crystal (from the mountains). People believed this theory until 1600 AC.
Rock Crystal or Clear Quartz, according to tradition, draws off negative energy of all kinds, neutralizing background radiation, including electromagnetic smog or petrochemical emanations. Cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind. Clear Quartz enhances psychic abilities. It aids concentration and unlocks memory. Stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance. Zodiac: All signs.
Pink (Rose) Quartz, is the stone of absolute love and happiness. Pink quartz opens the heart chakra of encouraging forgiveness, tolerance and kindness.It heals emotional wounds, sorrow, neglect, and lack of love. It increases self-respect and self-esteem, and relieves fears, anger, resentment and jealousy. It attracts affection, friendship, love. Pink Quartz has the power to increase fertility. Zodiac: Taurus, Cancer, Libra.
Green Quartz (Prasiolite) , opens and stabilizes the heart chakra. It promotes an intuitive capability which is coupled with love. Prasiolite is a stone of transformative energies. It transmutes negative energy to positive without releasing it to the atmosphere. It inspires creativity, attracting success, prosperity and abundance. Zodiac: Capricorn, Aries, Τaurus, Pisces, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Cancer.
Smokey Quartz, dissolves cramps, strengthens the back and fortifies the nerves. It is particularly effective for abdomen, hips and legs. Relieves headaches, back pain, eases muscular spasms. Smokey Quartz benefits the reproductive system, the heart, muscles and nerve tissue. It regulates liquids within the body and aids assimilation of minerals. Zodiac: Scorpio, Capricorn.
Citrine Quartz balances the neuropsychological system and protects against dark forces. Helps in digestion problems, diabetes and regulates the thyroid. It treats migraine, neuralgic pains, depression and fears. Zodiac: Aries, Leo, Gemini and Libra.
Rutilated Quartz cleanses and energizes the aura. It removes negative energy and disease and helps us detach from past traumas. It relieves fears, anxieties and uncertainties. Antidepressant. It is very helpful for chronic conditions and for sexual dysfunctions and infertility. Rutilated Quartz treats respiratory tract and bronchitis, stimulates and balances the thyroid. Zodiac: Taurus, Gemini.