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quartz crystal meaning

Quartz crystal meaning

Quartz Crystal

Quartz crystal is what people think of when they hear the term “crystal. It is the most popular crystal with good reason. Quartz crystal is easily affordable because it’s quite common.  If you could only have 1 crystal, I would recommend you choose quartz for the fact that it is good for just about any spiritual use.  Quartz is believed to offer the following benefits to the bearer: good luck, energy, healing, protection, purification, clarity, guidance, wisdom, amplifies, stores, transfers and transforms energy.

Quartz can be used to amplify thoughts and body energy. Quartz also brings forth clarity to one’s thoughts and allow one to influence the situation more effectively.

Quartz crystal is considered a stone of power. It brings forth energy and harmonizes the flow. Quartz bridges a connection between the physical dimensions and that of the mind.  It is believed to open communication with minerals, plants, animals and intelligent energies outside the physical realm. Quartz is believed to harmonize the flow of life energy between all life forms.

Quartz crystal is a very powerful stone for  facilitate communicate with spiritual and other worldly masters, teachers and healers.

Quartz can create altered states of consciousness and can serve as a vehicle for reaching and utilizing abilities and talents of the mind. Psychic abilities are strongly stimulated and enhanced with quartz crystal.

Chakra Healing

Quartz crystal is  used in chakra healing to activate and energize the 7 major energy centers in the body. Quartz attunes nicely with the heart chakra as well as the 3rd eye chakra.  Mediation can be improved by placing a quartz crystal on the 3rd eye. It helps one clear their mind and reach a “quiet place”.  Quartz is also very effective for the crown chakra be enhancing clearing the way for Kundalini energy to flow.

Quartz crystal is a purification stone. It offers purification of mental, physical and spiritual bodies.  It can be used to transmute negative energy into positive  and direct negative feelings towards positive happy ones.  Large crystal (or crystal balls) create a healing energy in an area. When worn, quartz crystal offers a flow of energy as well as protecting the aura.  Wear with the point up to bring wisdom and clarity. The same holds true at night, place a quartz crystal with the point towards the top of the head or crown chakra for clarity and wisdom. Aim the point toward your feet to help you calm down so you can get a good night’s rest.

Quartz worn on the finger is believed the create “the Midas touch”.  Quartz earring helps energize and balance the chakras. Keep a single quartz crystal on you or around your area to help maintain balance, energy and protection.

Quartz will stayed attuned to the person to whom it is connected.  A crystal pointing up channels energy to the upper chakras. Which means if you want to connect with spiritual guides or try astral projection, you would point your crystal towards you head. A crystal pointing downward has a grounding effect.  This helps if you are feeling spacey or undecided on an issue. Holding a crystal in your receptive hand (the one you do NOT write with), will double the etheric field of the body.

Quartz is used extensively as a healing stone. It not only allows one to diagnose, but also facilitates healing. I will cover the use and techniques of crystals in healing on another post as that is a vast subject in itself.

Quartz crystal is believed to render negative energy powerless, destroy spells, curses and enchantments and dissolve black magic.

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Blue Lace Agate Meaning and Metaphysical properties

Blue lace agate is one of my favorite gemstones. It has a unusual periwinkle blue color. Most stones will have a variety of shading, banding, clouding or whorls within the same stone.  Some areas are clear while others are opaque. Blue lace agate a fascinating gemstone to add to your collection.

The lovely blue sky color gives on a sense of peace and tranquility. It offers a gently feeling of peace and tranquility.

  

Blue Lace Agate Meaning and Properties

Agates come from a variety of stones known as Chalcedony which is believed to balance the yin and yang energy as well the the physical, mental, emotional and etheric energies. In ancient times, it was placed in cooking water to prevent illness. Agate may aid in analytical thinking and precision. Agate may help awaken one’s hidden talents. Agate is believed to encourage fidelity and to strengthen eye sight. Blue lace agate possesses all of those properties in addition to the following properties. Blue lace agate aids in helping one to connect with very high spiritual places. It carries the energies of flight, air, movement and grace. Blue lace agate has it’s strongest influence at the throat chakra, heart chakra, 3rd eye chakra and the crown chakra. One may enter a high frequency state of awareness when activating these chakras. Blue lace agate may help with communication of all types. It allows one to understand as well as to be understood. This can be applied to all aspects of communication from conflict between spouses, contract negotiations and even in spiritual and divine communication.

Blue Lace Agate Healing Properties

Blue lace agate is believe to strengthen bone structure, especially in regards to fractures.  Blue lace agate is believed to remove blockages from the nervous system and the capillaries. Blue lace agate may be helpful in treating the pancreas and glands involving the digestion system.  Blue lace agate works well as a gemstone elixir. I have instructions for creating them on my blog.

Disclaimer: Crystal healing is not a substitute for medical advice and treatment. It may be used as a supplement. If you choose to use crystal healing on yourself or others, you do so at your own risk.

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How to Make an Amulet and Consecrate it

Any piece of jewelry or small trinket, stone, coin etc…. can be made into an amulet. An amulet is an item that is charged with psychic energy to attract a like energy. So if you want to make a money amulet, then use something that symbolizes money to you. This might be a coin, or jewelry with a certain type of stone that has to do with abundance, or it could be a gemstone that is known to attract money (iron pyrite, aventurine etc..). Once you have your item, now you can bless it.  To do that, you hold the item in your hand and really concentrate on what you want this amulet for. Ask your deity(ies) of choice, angels, spirit guides etc… to send forth energy to empower your amulet. When you can feel that this has happened, thank them for their help…. And know deep within your soul, that help is on it’s way when the time is right and in the form that suits your needs best.

 One thing you can do to make it easier… is to use incense, sage or burn herbs over charcoal tablets that support your desire. For example: patchouli, cinnamon and clove are money herbs. You can burn any one of them in the form of incense, candle or the actual herb to empower your amulet. Light the incense or candle and hold the amulet in the smoke (or warmth of the candle).

 If you have purchased one of our spell amulets, as you hold the amulet in the smoke, recite the incantation on the pendant.

 Over time, an amulet can lose it’s energy. You can repeat this mini ritual when you feel the need. It’s a good idea to do this monthly on the full moon (when the moon is at it’s strongest).

 I wish you blessings of happiness, peace, prosperity, good health and love.


How to Program a crystal

 What does it mean to program a crystal?

Programming a crystal is somewhat like a computer program. You have a computer program to do a certain task. A crystal program would be the same. Consider what you want this crystal to do. Here are some ideas:

  • Meditation aid
  • Crystal healing
  • Psychic awareness
  • Protection
  • Good luck charm
  • Empower other crystals
  • Crystal reading – crystal divination
  • Ritual or ceremonial use
  • To create sacred items like jewelry or décor
  • Energy to be used to plants
  • Crystallizing drinking water
  • Making gem elixirs
  • Ritual oils

Prepare to Program a crystal

Before you program the crystal is to purify the crystal. There are several ways to do this.

  • Light some sage or incense and hold the crystal in the smoke which will cleanse away any previous programming or negative energy.
  • Place the crystal in sea salt or salt water over night
  • Place your crystal in a stream of running water where it won’t be washed downstream and lost. Take care to place it where someone won’t find it and that you will remember where it was placed.

Ask you angels or guides to clear away all energies in the crystal so that it is open and ready to receive a new program. Ask that it be blessed that it become a tool for the greater good of all and that it only work in the highest of energy vibrations.

How to Program a crystal:

  1. Contemplate what you want the crystal to do. Envision that in your mind’s eye.
  2. Hold the crystal in the hand you do not write with (receptive hand). Lay your other hand (projective hand) on top.
  3. Breath in very deeply through your nose pulling air into the very bottom of your lungs till they are totally filled up.
  4. As you take this first, clean, fresh air from the universe, see it in your mind’s eye, going into your lungs and into your blood and right down to the cells. Purifying your body and energizing it.
  5. Pause for a count of 5
  6. Exhale slowly through the mouth, expelling all of the air from your lungs and onto your hands.
  7. As you are exhaling, envision this breath as energy flowing from your chest/ heart chakra and up and into your projective arm down towards the crystal…
  8. See your energy flow from your projective hand and into the crystal. See your desire for this crystal making a connection with the crystal.. you may see little sparkles from the crystal as if thinks are shifting to accept the new program.
  9. Exhale totally till your lungs feel like a vacuum.
  10. Now inhale deeply and pull your energy through the crystal combined with some of the crystal energy.
  11. Pull this energy down through your receptive hand.
  12. Envision your energy blending with the crystal energy in your body.
  13. Pull that energy as you inhale deeply like the first time, through the nose into your heart chakra.
  14. Hold 5 seconds
  15.  Repeat the entire process until you can feel the spiritual connection between you and the crystal. Now your crystal is programmed and attuned to your energy.
  16. You are done when it feels right.
  17. Thank your angels and guides for the help.

Metaphysical Properties of Rose Quartz

Rose quartz ranges from pink to cream in color. Rose quartz is considered the “stone of unconditional love”. It has a very soft and gentle energy. It encourages one to be open and receptive to love, beauty, kindness, harmony.

Rose quartz may allow one to attract love into their life. This might be a general love of mankind, family love or it could be a romantic love energy or a combination of all. Rose quartz may also help in the areas of emotional healing and self-love which are crucial to attracting love of any kind. The beauty of rose quartz is the gentle calming energy that it brings to love in that there is no need to hurry things along. It allows you to take a step back and relax about matters of the heart.

Rose quartz is believed to help bring harmony to relationships especially in negative and/or stressful situations. Rose quartz encourages forgiveness, compassion and tolerance. Rose quartz may help one overcome guilt, grief, depression or the loss of a loved one. It may help in the removal of fears, phobias, resentments and anger. Rose quartz may also help one overcome and release childhood traumas or abuse, neglect, and lack of love. It can help with reconciliation in any strained relationship.

Rose quartz is believed to help in fertility, pregnancy and childbirth issues and in weight loss.

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Citrine

Citrine is a beautiful variety of quartz crystal which ranges from yellow to a deep amber color. Often you will see rainbow within the crystal.

Citrine is special in that it does not accumulate negative energy. It can be used to disperse or transmute negative energy into positive.

Citrine is known as the “merchant’s stone” because it is believed to attract wealth and prosperity. It doesn’t just help attract money, it also helps one maintain it. A good way to use citrine for this purpose is to place the crystal form in your cash register or area where you handle your finances (probably your computer room if at home). I also recommend burying 4 citrine points pointing towards your home or place of business… one from each direction. As you do this, meditate on each crystal before placing it in the ground envisioning the desire for prosperity going out into the universe and drawing it into your life.

Citrine can be used to open and activate the solar plexus chakra. This chakra deals with personal power “ chi “, decisiveness, creativity, clarification, intellect, mental focus and strength. Citrine enhances intuition and bridges a connection with higher intelligence. Citrine encourages light-heartedness, happiness and optimism. It may help alleviate fear and assist in elevating one’s self-esteem. Citrine can be used for clearing the aura and aligning the auric body with the physical body.

Citrine is an excellent choice for jewelry as it is inexpensive and readily available. It can be used for any kind of spiritual work including chakra clearing and balancing. Citrine works well in a gemstone elixir. You can find directions on this blog. Citrine makes a great choice for a pendulum.

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Aventurine is a lovely soft green stone that has tiny mica particles within it. Aventurine is used to balance the yin/ yang energies (male/ female), enhancing creativity. Aventurine offers motivation and encourages a “pioneering spirit”. Aventurine is believed to strengthen decisiveness and intensify leadership qualities. It allows the bearer to see the options and potential in a given situation. It allows one to balance the physical, intellectual, emotional and auric bodies.

Aventurine is used in medicine wheel ceremonies to allow enable the spirit guides to connect with emotionally healing the heart. Use aventurine for the energizing the heart chakra and to attract love into one’s life.

Aventurine is useful for creativity and imagination. It aids in happiness, optimism, courage, inner strength, mental clarity and intellect. It is believed that aventurine enhances prosperity and can help one work towards career success. Aventurine may help bring good luck especially in games of chance.

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How to Cleanse or Purify Crystals
Cleansing should be done in a way that you feel most comfortable with. It should be done when you acquire a new stone and before each use.

  • Salt: Bury your stone(s) in sea salt for 24 hours.
  • Sun or Full moon: Lay your stone(s) out where they will be blessed by the sun or moon’s rays
  • Running Water: Put your stone(s) in a creek and allow the water to cleanse them (be sure to mark the spot so you can find them again). Be mindful that kids and animals are attracted to them and may take them. Place them where they won’t be easily spotted by passers by. If you don’t have access to a creek, then use running tap water.
    Thunderstorm or snowstorm: Place your stone(s) outside when you know a storm is coming. It it’s not only a powerful cleanser… but an energizer as well.
  • Meditation and Prayer: Meditate or pray over your stone(s) and visualize the negativity being cleared away.
  • Smudging: The smoke from sage, herbs, resins and incense can be used to “smudge” negativity. Ignite the sage and blow it out so it smolders. Fan the smoke over your stone(s). You can find a variety of sage products offered on my website: http://www.alleghenycandles.com/sage-smudge-stick.html
  • Earth: Bury your stone(s) during the full moon. Dig them up when they “feel” finished or during the next full moon. Remember to mark the spot so you can find them again.

How to Program a crystal
If you have a specific purpose for your stone, then you may want to program it with certain energies as an aid for your work. (healing, meditation, channeling, divination, cleansing, affirmations, manifesting, protection etc…)
Hold the stone in your receptive hand (the one you do not write with). Visualize your energies mingling and you merging with the stone. At this point, you should RESPECTFULLY ask the stone (in your mind) if it is willing to be programmed for your purpose. If you don’t feel resistance, then visualize your programming going into the molecules of the stone. Remember to express your gratitude when you have finished.
How to use crystals:

Wearing: You can put stone in your pocket or purse and meditate on them when the time allows. You can often find pouch necklaces that allow you to wear them around your neck. The good thing about that is you can change them and mix and match as your needs change. You can wear stones in the form of jewelry.
Gemstone Elixer: Add one or more stones that have the properties to suit your needs to a glass of spring water. Allow it to sit over night during a full moon or during the day in the sunlight. Remove the stones (expressing your gratitude for their help) and take a moment to reflect upon the energies you have charged the water with. Drink the water and feel it entering each cell in your body and reaching into your DNA where it can repair and energize problem areas. You will find further instructions on my blog.
Meditation: select stones to help you with the desired outcome of your meditation (relaxation, healing, chakra balancing, channeling etc..). Use you intuition to see where it should be placed (held in your receptive hand, on a chakra, on your 3rd eye). This can become a very complex use so I recommend that you find a book that will you guide you further into meditation and healing with crystals. I offer several which are linked below with the chakra healing information.
Ritual Bath: Select some stones for your bath water. As you soak, feel the energized water soaking into your skin.
In the home: Stones can be placed around the home or office wherever you feel drawn to place them (out of the reach of small children and pets). If you have a collection of small stones that would easily be lost, place them in a bowl, basket or large seashell and sit them on a sunny windowsill.

Chakra Crystal Healing: This is a very detailed subject which I will cover in another post.

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Amethyst is a unique purple crystal with a mystical energy. Amethyst offers a calming effect to the bearer. Amethyst’s is a crystal of protective energy relating to the astral planes. This aspect makes amethyst a good choice for any type of spiritual work relating to:  dream work… lucid dreaming, astral projection, past life regression, prophetic dreams etc…. Because of it’s calming effect in conjunction with protection, it is believed to help overcome insomnia and/ or nightmares and may encourage the bearer to feel very refreshed and energized upon awakening. Place a large amethyst crystal under your pillow or add to an herbal dream pillows. It works well as a gemstone elixir.

Amethyst is believed to be a powerful stone of spirituality. Amethyst can be used as an aid to raise one’s energy vibration.

Amethyst is connected with the deities Bacchus, Dionysus (gods of wine) and Diana. It is believed to help overcome alcoholism and other addictions. It is also believed to help one recover from the effects of a hangover. See my blog on how to make a gem elixir to help with these issues.

Amethyst is a wonderful stone for meditation, tranquility and healing. It offers powerful spiritual protection on the spiritual planes of existence. So if you are doing any type of spiritual work, it’s a good idea to incorporate amethyst into your work.

Amethyst is a powerfully psychic stone. It’s associated with the crown chakra which helps connect with the spiritual realm making it a very useful for those seeking spiritual guidance, healing, protection or wisdom. Program an amethyst crystal and store it with your tarot cards or other divination tool. Keep an amethyst crystal handy for spiritual protection if you work with an ouija board.

Amethyst is a good choice for dowsing pendulums and rune reading because of it’s so conducive to psychic awareness.

Amethyst can be used to attract love and happiness. It is a stone of pure emotional love and is often exchanged between lovers to strengthen their commitment.


I will be slowly adding posts listing some of the more popular crystals and gemstones. These posts will cover the metaphysical properties of the stone and how it may be used in order to benefit from those aspects.