Quartz is a clear or white form of silicone dioxide found throughout the world. Indeed it is the second most common mineral found in the Earth’s continental crust, with feldspar taking first place. Quartz is often found embedded in sedimentary rocks, including sandstone and shale and as part of igneous rocks, like granite.
History and Folklore
Pliny the Elder believed quartz to be ice, permanently frozen after very long exposure to freezing temperatures.
Also called the Witch’s mirror and the Star Stone.
Hercules dropped the Crystal of Truth from Mount Olympus shattering it into all the pieces we find today. Since clear crystals come from the Crystal of Truth, it is said that anyone using a clear crystal while divining can never lie.
In parts of Asia, crystal is thought to be pure dragon essence.
Angel: Michael; Gods/Goddesses: the Great Mother, Daramulun, the Great Rainbow Snake, Hecate, Yemaya, Olokun, Klehanoui; chakra: crown; Element: water, fire; Astrological Sign: Cancer, Leo; Planet: Moon, Sun; Sabbat: imbolc, Midsummer, samhain; Tree of Life Path: Yesod; Tarot: The Magician.
Has been used in many parts of the Pacific to call rain.
Has been used by shamans and healers for thousands of years.
May have been used during the Eleusinian mysteries to produce sacred fire.
Clear quartz crystal absorbs energy from the Sun and the life force in the trees and plant life. It also draws down Divine light. It stores all this energy to be released as needed. This energy is released as white light that can be absorbed by any chakra. It also raises the vibrational level of its surroundings.
Healing and Magickal Uses
Body: Boosts the immune system. Clears negative debris causing disease from the aura. Relieves pain and fevers. Relieves vertigo. Aids healing and tissue regeneration.
Mind: Fuels memory. Aids concentration. Gives creative insight. Balances emotions.
Magick: Facilitates clairvoyance and divinatory abilities. Aids in meditation. Induces prophetic dreams. Protects against psychic attack. Receives, amplifies, and transmits energy. Purifies the aura and the soul.
Care and Cleansing
Cleanse frequently by smudging or in sunlight, or saltwater. If you wish to use a singing bowl, use the bowl near it. Do not put the stone in the bowl as the vibrations against the bowl may damage the points. Recharge under a plant under either the sun or the moon.
Varieties of Quartz
- Milky Quartz
- Rainbow Quartz
- Rose Quartz
- Rutilated Quartz
- Smoky Quartz
- Snow Quartz
- Tourmalated Quartz
Make me strong in spirit
Courageous in action
Gentle of heart
Let me act in wisdom
Conquer my fear and doubt
Discover my own hidden gifts
Meet others with compassion
Be a source of healing energies
And face each day with hope and joy
—Abby Willowroot 1998 (via thebluechicory)
Lord and Lady, Spirits of Nature, Elements around me: bless me as I move through the world today. May I bring joy and tranquility to every life I touch. May my actions bring only harmony to the world. May I heal pain and soothe anger, may I create joy and balance as I walk my path. Support and guide me, on this day and all the days ahead of me. This I ask of you, and I thank you for your many blessings.
— Way of the Green Witch (morning prayer)
I love you Dany.
Thank You for this day on Earth
Ancient Mother who gave me birth
Healing Mother who keeps me strong
Crone Mother who brings each new dawn
Thank You for the gift of being
For blessing me with the wonders of seeing
For the sounds and feeling of laughter
and the wisdom learned through pain
Spirit Mother bless me, tomorrow with a day again
— Abby Willowroot, 1999 (via thebluechicory)
I am often asked, “What do you need to make a spell work?”Honestly, that is a loaded question. I have no simple answer. There are several requirements, many out of our direct control. You must understand what you are working with, how to work with it, and what consequences you might face if you screw up. Magick is energy and energy can move in a million different directions at any given time, it only needs a path to follow. It is very important to know what you are doing.When the conditions and your mental state are right, you will reap the benefits of what you sow. Magick is a double edge sword and it will cut you if you are not careful.Your responsibility is to ensure that your Magick has a direct path to follow, at the right moment of your working. At times this will seem impossibly complicated. Other times it will be a breeze. It all comes with time, experience and knowledge.
This is so helpful.
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WANT! I’ve always felt a connection with the dragon fly, the fox, the owl, and the deer. But the dragon fly is full or magick!
Good music, good energy, good smells and foods and goodies… *le sigh* My paradise!
I have so much inspiration. Can I just have my living room be a Starbucks? And could I have a cottage bedroom as my master bedroom and a crystal cave as my bathroom? Maybe even wipe myself with Egyptian Cotton? Have a meditation room next to my Starbucks living room?