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Virtually All You Need to Know About Smoky Quartz
Smoky quartz is for the most part relative to the base chakra; but it can have inclusions and other quartz stone properties that may affect other chakras as well (read on to know more on this). Additional properties as such, will most commonly affect the sacral and solar plexus chakras. When worn it serves not only to guard one against negative energies, but also to protect against psychic attack. As well it's an effective grounding stone, which is invaluable to those working on spiritual growth and those in the metaphysical arts. Smoky quartz is most commonly grey or brown. Some pieces are nearly clear.
In most cases smoky quartz is a naturally produced stone. In instances though, quartzes of other colors are irradiated or even baked, to become smoky quartz. When shopping for it you may at times see a stone that is grey with a yellowish or greenish undertone, called smoky citrine quartz. It will serve you to know that in fact it's plain citrine quartz. Citrine quartz can have any of a wide array of colors, based upon yellow, yellow-green, amber or orangey yellow. Sometimes it is primarily grey or significantly greyish; hence its title may include the word smoky.
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Though it's not true smoky quartz, when gray it is understood to have the properties of both smoky quartz and citrine. Citrine's energies are sunny, bright, and strong, and support awareness; such properties augment the properties of smoky quartz in a practical way. With a yellow based undertone, smoky quartz is an ideal stone for applications in healing work.
Sidenote: The purpose of a seller referring to a stone as smoky citrine is not to mislead, but is dualfold. For one, it makes a less bright citrine better salable (i.e., to those looking for something that looks and acts like smoky quartz). This is prudent, as those looking for a citrine piece would not have interest in it due to its hue. Secondly, the stone's properties include all of those attributed to smoky quartz (and a few more), so it's in fact effectively titled that way, to help the right people find the right stone.
There are other types of smoky quartz too, for example they can be morion (black), or skeletal, they may contain rutile, or have spessartine garnets punctuating the exterior, and can even be smoky nirvana. Both skeletal and nirvana smoky quartz are higher than typical vibration for this stone, and as such are even more especially suited to those in the shamanic arts. Morion quartz, aka black quartz or black Tibetan quartz, has all of the properties of smoky quartz, but more concentratedly so. Hence when working magick that requires smoky quartz, when power is required over subtlety, go with morion quartz.
In smoky rutile quartz, its smoky properties add grounding to the sunny energies of rutile quartz. The combination assists you to identify and manifest that which is in line with your will. When we've identified the things that bring us joy, there's a potential to place a heavy focus on them and get carried away. This stone's smoky properties diminish that potentiality. Furthermore, the smokiness assists in transcending obstacles, the rutile supports awareness and growth--a most ideal partnership!
One can meditate spessartine dotted smoky quartz when they are seeking a romantic connection. Normally orange is associated with passion, which in love can burn out quickly; but in garnet that very physical and lusty energy, takes its place amongst other facets of love. Smoky quartz augments spessartine's groundedness, and enhances its balancing and stabilizing energies. This type of quartz is ideal in manifestation magick, as it propels the magick, but keeps the energies stable and targeted as well, to the extent that it is possible to do so.
Addressing the main image now: a Lemurian point can be used for recentering--either on an ongoing basis after a traumatic event, or in a one off session after a hard day. Lemurian quartz properties augment those of smoky quartz effectively for this type of work.
Too, there's smoky amethyst, which is a great boon in working with habitual behaviours and also in dreamwork; additionally it will help one get a good night's sleep.
Concerning EMF radiations from computers and other appliances and technologies; smoky quartz helps alleviate them. There is a lot of EMF radiation around us, so to have multiple stones absorbing it is not a bad idea at all. Additionally, when detoxing smoky quartz can be used in conjunction with other suitable stones, which may include selenite and or tourmaline.
Smoky quartz works in a cyclic manner; it reaps stale energies and negativity from the surrounding environment then deposits said toxicity into the earth; the earth transforms the energies to a rightful state. This energy dynamic repeats ad infinitum. The energy flow is what keeps the stone cleansed; so when the energy flow stops an unknown factor is introduced. Does the remaining energy stay within the stone, or does it move into the ground? As there is no way to tell for sure, periodic cleansing is recommended.
In magick, smoky quartz is an effective tool in hex breaking, magick reversal, protection magick, energy conversion magick, banishing, void magick, and baneful magick reversal. In the case of banishing, hex breaking, and void magick, its power can be is further augmented by crabgrass and or asafoetida. Furthermore, despite that many believe it to be wrong to adjust the will of another on any level, for those who don't buy into that, smoky quartz supports magick done to adjust a person's perspective; and then can be used in conjunction with selenite.
When a person is feeling down or out of sorts, smoky quartz can be worn to alleviate that feeling and bring them back to centered, allowing them to feel at peace again. Or, when a person who spends a significant amount of time around negative people they can't circumstantially move away from or ill people; again, this should be a stone of choice. Another thing is, some people are prone to saving those who are down and out. This crystal helps keep the Samaritan's energies protected. Furthermore, animal rescuers and rescued animals would do well to wear it. If you have a rescued animal in your home, one great gift you could offer them in terms of healing, would be to place a piece of smoky quartz under their bed cushion.
Smoky quartz is found globally, but the most significant mines are found in Brazil, Madagascar, Mozambique, Australia, Switzerland, and Scotland; and in the United States, in Colorado and New Hampshire.
By the way, there's often smoky quartz and morion quartz in my store, Rox 4 the Soul, on Etsy. Feel free to check it out.