When people think of “crystals,” they usually think of Clear Quartz (rock crystal), which is composed of silicon dioxide. Quartz crystals are often found in caves and fields. Other types of quartz include Rose Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Amethyst, and Citrine.
Clear Quartz has been used in ultrasound technology, microphones, and quartz watches, among other things. If you pass electricity through quartz, the crystals vibrate at an exact rate – thousands of times per second. This is what powers quartz watches. If you squeeze a piece tightly, you can sometimes feel the crystal oscillating (vibrating).
Quartz is used in crystal healing to amplify energies and intentions, and to create harmonious balance. Crystals can be entrained with human energy, helping us to release negativity and heal on an emotional level and then subsequently heal on a physical level. Ancient mystics figured this out, and crystal healing has been used ever since.
There are many different types of quartz, but the clear version is used with any of the chakras (especially the crown chakra) in order to amplify energy and intentions. As it is especially helpful to activate the crown chakra, it can open a pathway to receive enlightenment and communication from your higher-self and angel guides. Clear Quartz has long thought to bring the eternal energy of the universe into our souls. It has also been thought that crystals can be used to openly receive information from teachers and healers from other realms who are trying to communicate with us to pass on beneficial knowledge.
Some believe that quartz crystals powered the cities of Atlantis and Lemuria, and their abuse led to the eventual downfall of the civilizations. There are certain types of Lemurian Seed Quartz crystals which are thought to enable the user to access ancient information from the lost continent. Lemurian Seed Quartz crystals come from one specific mine in Brazil, and can be identified by parallel lines (striations) on their sides.
Clear Quartz helps purify and create happiness by healing negativity, worry, and low self-esteem. This makes it appropriate for all zodiac signs to work with. Working with a Clear Quartz crystal yourself is the best way to experience all of this!