Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz

Grounds, Clarity, Protection

Metaphysical Properties

  • Aids with meditation
  • Releases energy blockages
  • Enhances survival instincts
  • Helps you achieve your goals
  • Needs to be cleansed regularly 
  • Helps you let go of old wounds 
  • Grounds negativity into the earth 
  • Brings lighter emotions to lift moods
  • Helps you move forward with clarity
  • Helps absorb confusion to provide clarity
  • Helps the flow of energy move through your body 
  • Amplifies its own energy and the energies around it 
  • Rids the body, mind, and aura of negative thoughts and emotions
  • Connects to kundalini energy and helps you reach higher levels of enlightenment 


  • I move forward in clarity 
  • I am clear, present, and ready for action
  • I am divinely protected, guided, and guarded
  • The secrets of the universe will be revealed to me 
  • My spirit is deeply grounded and centered in the present 


  • Chakras: Root, Solar Plexus
  • Energy: Projective
  • Planets: Saturn
  • Element: Earth
  • Zodiacs: Capricorn, Scorpio

Physical Properties

  • Color: Brown to gray to black
  • Habit: Macroscopic crystals commonly occur as horizontally striated hexagonal prisms terminated by a combination of positive and negative rhombohedrons forming six sided pyramids. Prism faces and/or rhombohedral terminations may be lacking, poorly developed or predominant resulting in diverse possible smoky quartz crystal habits. Trigonal trapezohedral faces can occur in the upper right or left of alternating prism faces identifying right or left handed crystals, respectively.
  • Rarity: Common
  • Luster: Vitreous, Glassy
  • Species: Quartz
  • Zoning: Often
  • Gravity: 2.6 to 2.7
  • Fracture: Conchoidal
  • Cleavage: None
  • Hardness: 7
  • Twinning: Dauphine twin with c the twin axis, Brazil twin with {1120} the twin plane, Japanese twin is rare with {1122} the twin plane.
  • Locations: Africa, Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, Switzerland, USA
  • Fluorescence: None
  • Pleochroism: Distinct
  • Birefringence: Weak, maximum of 0.009
  • Transparency: Transparent to translucent
  • Classification: Tectosilicate
  • Luminescence: None
  • Discovered By: Ancient Druids and Celts
  • Chemical Name: Silicon Dioxide
  • Refractive Index: 1.54-1.55
  • System/Structure: Trigonal, Hexagonal
  • Chemical Formula: SiO2
  • Inclusions (streak): Colorless
  • Chemistry Classification: Silicate

Health Benefits 

  • Relieves stress 
  • Calms Anxiety
  • A natural pain reliever
  •  Helps you quit smoking 
  • Clears ailments in the reproductive system, hips, legs, and stomach
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