Physical properties

Chemical Formula: SiO2
Composition: Silicon dioxide. It is composed of silicon and oxygen atoms in a continuous framework of SiO4 silicon-oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving a chemical formula of SiO2. Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in Earth’s continental crust, after feldspar.
Crystal System: Trigonal
Transparency: Transparent, Translucent
Color: Colorless and transparent.
Hardness: 7

Quartz Crystal varieties
Common colored varieties include citrine, rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz, milky quartz, and others.

The word “quartz” is derived from the German word “Quarz”, which had the same form in the first half of the 14th century in Middle High Germany and East Central Germany and which came from the Polish dialect term kwardy, which corresponds to the Czech term tvrdý (“hard”).

The Ancient Greeks referred to quartz as κρύσταλλος (krustallos) derived from the Ancient Greek κρύος (kruos) meaning “icy cold”, because some philosophers (including Theophrastus) apparently believed the mineral to be a form of supercooled ice. Today, the term rock crystal is sometimes used as an alternative name for the purest form of quartz.

There are ten minerals in Mohs scale classified by their hardness, and here is their list (from low to high):
1. Talc
2. Gypsum
3. Calcite
4. Fluorite
5. Apatite
6. Orthoclase
7. Quartz
8. Topaz
9. Corundum
10. Diamond.

Metaphysical properties

Element: Spirit
Chakras: 7th (Crown)

Even though these crystals may be quite common, many of these stones have a very high vibration.
They resonate strongly within the eighth chakra, commonly known as the Soul Star Chakra, and within the Higher Transpersonal Chakras.
Clear quartz crystals have an incredibly long history of use in all sorts of fields.
They are one of the most famous crystals in the world and have been significant to cultures on every continent, as well as being the base for many other crystals, including extremely precious ones like amethyst.
While quartz crystals have been used for thousands of purposes throughout history, they have an especially long history as healing stones.
They are said to be used for healing any condition and are known for their purifying effects.
Quartz crystals are known as “master healing crystals”, crystals that can be used to heal any condition that they are needed for.
Because of their unique power to take on the energy of any situation (like their color, white, which contains all other colors), quartz crystals are one of the single most beneficial stones that you can introduce into your life for purposes of healing.

Uses for Quartz Crystals

Physical Healing

Clear Quartz is a master healer crystal and may be used for any condition. It is thought to stimulate the immune and circulatory systems, enhancing energy flow and bringing the body into balance. It has been used to treat migraine headaches, vertigo, in stabilizing dizziness or motion sickness, and is believed to assist with metabolism, exhaustion, and weight loss.

Emotional Healing

Clear Quartz acts as a deep soul cleanser, purifying and enhancing the body’s internal structure and surrounding subtle bodies to connect the physical dimension with the mind. It focuses on inner negativity and stimulates positive thoughts and feelings in its place. With a better perception of the world, Quartz increases awareness and clarity in thinking, and provides enhanced energy, perseverance and patience, teaching one to live, laugh and love with all of humanity.

Chakra Healing and Balancing

Because Clear Quartz has the prismatic ability to vibrate its energy at all of the color frequencies, it not only harmonizes all of the chakras but can teach us how to vibrate our seven chakra centers simultaneously while maintaining perfect alignment with the light.
Clear Quartz is particularly useful for stimulating the Crown Chakra. The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head and is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It controls how we think and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. It connects us to the higher planes of existence and is the source of universal energy and truth. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life.


Like humans, each Clear Quartz crystal is unique, each with its own personality, lessons, and experiences. The crystals attracted into one’s life are stones that will in some way help facilitate personal growth and awareness. They may work subliminally in unawakened minds, but for those spiritually attuned to the universe, Quartz Crystals are like beacons of light and positive energy to be used in daily thoughts, feelings, words and actions and integrated onto the earth.
As a connection between the physical dimension and the spiritual, Clear Quartz enhances communication with plants, animals, minerals, and in speaking with and receiving information from the Divine and other-worldly masters, teachers, and healers. Its natural tendency is for harmony and brings a sense of purpose to those who resonate with it.


Quartz is the crystal connection to the infinite octaves of light. Quartz encompasses the Universal Life Force manifested in light. It is the pure White Light of creation manifested in crystalline perfection. It is the higher state of Light, a looking glass of the soul, and the reflection of the Light beings blessings on mankind.

Meditation with Crystals

Used in meditation, especially when placed at the Third Eye, Clear Quartz filters out distractions and helps to empty the mind. It allows for a feeling of “oneness” and provides a deep meditative state.
By visualizing an image of one’s intent or desired outcome within the crystal during a meditative session, Clear Quartz provides a powerful psychic amplification. The crystal “remembers” and magnifies the pattern of energy, so using the same crystal in repeated meditations allows for the opportunities and power of the focused intent to manifest into reality. Programming the Quartz in this manner assists one in achieving virtually any goal in inner or outer life. As a note of caution, all such manifestations have their first and strongest effects on the one using the crystal, so negative purposes will inevitably bring harm back on oneself.


Dreaming of crystals signifies freedom from enemies.
The Divinatory meaning of Clear Quartz: New beginnings, fresh energies and the need to move fast to catch up with life.

Quartz Crystals and the Angelic Realm

Clear Quartz with its purity of Light is particularly appealing to angels. If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Clear Quartz can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.

Date Name of Guardian Angel
May 6-10 Aladiah
August 13-17 Reiiel (Rejajel)
December 3-7 Hahasiah

There are other Angels that are partial to Clear Quartz. The table below gives you the information about them.

Purpose Name of Angel
Protector and Ruler of the dates May 6-10; Taurus. Aladiah
Guardian of the Eighteenth Mansion of the Moon; Scorpio. Egibiel
Protector and Ruler of the dates December 3-7; Sagittarius. Hahasiah
Master of the 9th Tarot Card “The Hermit”. Associated with Virgo. Hamaliel
Guardian of the Twentieth Mansion of the Moon; Sagittarius. Kyriel
Ruler of Earth/Rain. Matariel
Known as the Wisdom Angel; Tree of Life, and Heals Spiritual Blocks. Raziel
Protector and Ruler of the dates August 13-17; Leo. Reiiel (Rejajel)
Master of the 16th Tarot Card “The Tower”. Zamael


Goddess Crystals

Quartz Crystals honor Gaia, the Greek Earth Mother Goddess. Born directly out of Chaos, the primal emptiness, she was the first (or one of the first) beings to appear during the process of creation and is honored as being the Earth itself.
Clear Quartz honors Kundalini, the Hindu Life Force Goddess; Latona, the Roman Goddess of Light; and Gendenwitha, the Morning Star Goddess of the Iroquois.
A Quartz cluster may also be used to honor Ixcuiname, the Mayan Goddess of the Four Ages of Women.


There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally, many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.

In this section, you will find information on all three approaches.

Traditional Birthstone

Clear Quartz is not a Traditional Birthstone.

Month Historical Current
JANUARY Jacinth Garnet
FEBRUARY Amethyst Amethyst
MARCH Jasper Aquamarine, Bloodstone
APRIL Sapphire Diamond
MAY Chalcedony Emerald
JUNE Emerald Pearl, Moonstone
JULY Sardonyx Ruby
AUGUST Sardius Peridot, Sardonyx
SEPTEMBER Chrysolite Sapphire
OCTOBER Beryl Opal, Tourmaline
NOVEMBER Topaz Topaz, Citrine
DECEMBER Chrysophrasus Turquoise, Tanzanite

Natural Birthstone

Clear Quartz is not a Natural Birthstone.

WHITE Crystals Quartz, Moonstone, Calcite, Selenite, white forms of Lepidolite, Topaz, Beryl
SILVER Crystals Hematite, Elite Shungite, Spinel
BROWN Crystals Smoky Quartz, Picture Jasper, Tiger Eye, Petrified Wood
BLACK Crystals Black Tourmaline, Black Onyx, Black Obsidian, Shungite
RED Crystals Coral, Jasper
SCARLET Crystals Ruby
ORANGE Crystals Carnelian
GOLD Crystals Rutilated Quartz, Apatite
YELLOW Crystals Citrine, Calcite
OLIVE Crystals Peridot (Olivine), Perhnite
GREEN Crystals Emerald, Jade, Green Apatite, Green Aventurine, Hiddenite
TURQUOISE (colored) Crystals Aqua Aura, Turquoise
BLUE Crystals Azurite, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Chalcedony
INDIGO Crystals Sodalite, Tanzanite
VIOLET Crystals Aragonite, Sugelite
AMETHYST (colored) Crystals Cacoxenite, Amethyst

Zodiac Stone

Clear Quartz is not associated with any zodiac sign, though it has been known to reduce Capricorn’s stubbornness and Leo’s need for power, as well as rendering Gemini more tolerant.

Sign Color Crystal
ARIES (21 Mar -19 Apr) Red, White Bloodstone
TAURUS (20 Apr – 21 May) Green, Brown, Turquoise Sapphire, Malachite, Jade, Dioptase, Amber
GEMINI (21 May – 20 Jun) Yellow, Light Blue Agate, Chalcedony, Stibnite, Red Fire Quartz, Harlequin Quartz
CANCER (21 Jun – 22 Jul) White, Silver, Light Yellow Emerald, Moonstone, Citrine, Silver
LEO (23 Jul – 22 Aug) Gold, Royal Blue, Purple, Red Onyx, Gold, Zircon
VIRGO (23 Aug – 22 Sep) Blue, Yellow, Gray, Tan, Navy, Lilac Carnelian, Chrysoberyl, Aventurine
LIBRA (23 Sep – 22 Oct) Ivory, Pink, Turquoise, Blue Peridot, Jade, Aventurine, Tourmaline
SCORPIO (23 Oct – 21 Nov) Red, Black, Indigo, Green Beryl (Aquamarine), Rose Quartz, Rhodochrosite
SAGITTARIUS (22 Nov – 21 Dec) Scarlet, Light Brown, Dark Blue, Orange Topaz, Turquoise
CAPRICORN (22 Dec – 19 Jan) Brown, Blue, Dark Green, Gray, Red Ruby, Hematite, Onyx, Jet, Obsidian
AQUARIUS (20 Jan – 18 Feb) Silver, Aqua, Purple Garnet, Silver
PISCES (19 Feb – 20Mar) Light Green, Purple, Pink, Silver Amethyst, Sugelite, Fluorite, Chrome Diopside

Quartz Crystal Amulets and Talismans

Clear Quartz is a Seeker Transformer Crystal. Seekers contain a crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind to find the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They’re pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer. They’re also crystals of the student and the researcher.
Transformer Crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook or relationships. By transforming ourselves we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, grow stronger, or become a better spouse or child. Seeker crystals with the earth power of the Transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities and change our lives.

Feng Shui

Clear Quartz crystals are perfect “energy dispersers” in any window. As a natural prism, they take light and energy from the sun and disperse it freely within the room. They offer an indoor sun world for warmth, strength, and vitality.


Recommended cleansing methods

– Smudging or Incense Sticks – by placing the crystal where the smoke can cleanse the stored energies, negative energies, programs that may have been acquired by the stone.
– Crystal Druse, bed, Geode or Cluster – by placing the crystal on them for 24-48 hours.
– Water – If you are near to a natural running river, you can place the crystal in an open mesh bag and hold it for a short time in the river. You can also use running water in your home.
– Reiki Energy – If you are a Reiki practitioner, you can use Reiki for cleansing your crystal.
– Earth’s energy – You can bury the crystal in the earth for 24-36 hours. NOTE: Be sure to mark the spot you have buried it, as you may have the surprise of not being able to find it.
– Visualization – You can use visualization or ‘thought energy’ to cleanse your crystal.

Not recommended cleansing methods

– Salt – Crystals (like humans) store high amounts of water, and exposing them to salt dehydrates them, and they may eventually break.
– Sunlight – Direct sunlight is affecting the Amethyst in the means of fading its color. Therefore, it is not recommended to leave it in direct sunlight for long periods of time.


– Crystal Druse, bed, Geode or Cluster – by placing the crystal on them for 24-48 hours.
– Water
– Reiki Energy
– Earth’s energy
– Visualization
– Sun & Moon Energy – You can place the crystal where it can get the energy from the Sun and the Moon (a window, on a table in your yard), but be sure that it does not stay in direct Sunlight, as it may damage the crystal.