Smoky Quartz Tumbled Stone
About the stone: Smokey quartz is the light to dark brown variety of quartz (silicon dioxide)
Color: translucent brown or black
Astrological sign(s): Scorpio
Mohs scale: 7
Spiritual uses: Smoky quartz is an especially good protection tool for use during spiritual ceremonies and rituals.
Mental uses: This stone helps eliminate doubt and worry when you are faced with chaos and/or confusion. This stone helps you feel safe and sound. With focused intent, smoky quartz helps amplify your feelings of security. It is also an excellent tool for realigning scattered energy.
Emotional uses: Smoky quartz is a wonderful healing tool following the energetic cord-cutting process. When emotional trauma has been released (emotional cords have been cut), place this stone on or near the areas of your body associated with the trauma. Visualize this crystal cauterizing the emotional scar to prevent any further damage or repetition. This stone can also help you get out of hot water when emotions are steaming.
Physical uses: Smoky quartz is an excellent stop-smoking aid. It helps to eliminate the urge to smoke and also softens the anger and agitation associated with nicotine withdrawal.
Divine guidance: Are you trying to ward off negative thinking? Are you aware of your thoughts? Let go of your repetitive patterns. Focus on where you are going and manifest your best life. Do you feel that you’ve been scattered lately? Are you feeling confused? Find your connection and ground yourself. Stay focused on what is important in your life. Establish a circle of protection to keep you on course.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones. (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo