Smokey Quartz is a common, but very powerful, crystal to have in your toolbox. It is a guardian against bad luck, absorbs negative energy and protects the home, office and car. A stone of the Root Chakra, Mooladhara, Smokey Quartz helps to gently open this centre so that we feel safe and grounded.
Physically this crystal can restore energy after periods of illness or depression and is believed to aid in the relief of chronic pain. Smokey Quartz can promote the healthy functioning of the adrenal glands, kidneys and pancreas.
On the emotional level, Smokey Quartz may ease anxiety and panic attacks, decrease insomnia and self-harming tendencies and help to release psychological sexual blocks. This stone is soothing to people who feel worn down by the day to day of living and can encourage them to carry on.
Use Smokey Quartz to absorb and release misfortune and sorrow by holding pointed crystals in each hand, points towards the earth. Visualise or feel the situation, energy or obstacle you wish to shift and imagine it flowing through your hands and fingertips into the crystals and out, down into the earth. Mother Earth will take this energy and transform it. Help her by planting seeds, flowers or herbs on the spot of release. If inside, plant in a small pot. Cleanse crystals after each use in this way.
As a protection stone, Smokey Quartz keeps the home and vehicles safe from theft, damage and accidents. Place at each entry at home and in keep a piece in the car. In the office, place Smokey Quartz on or near your computer to absorb electromagnetic fog and other negative energies. Make sure to wash and recharge your crystals weekly.
Smokey Quartz is used spiritually to create an astral pathway to past worlds and out of body travel. Shine candlelight into its centre and follow the pathway with your mind. This is best practiced with a sphere, but you can use any crystal. Know that you are protected from malevolent forces.
The essence of Smokey Quartz is that of hope. There is light at the end of the tunnel and you will reach it, even if the future seems uncertain at the moment.