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Metaphysical Gemology Introduction

There are some basic rules to follow when using the properties of gemstones. First, learn how to find the correct stone you need at that moment. There are vast differences in the composition of each and every stone. Even stones from the same vein are going to vary. To test the stone you have chosen, stand up with your feet shoulder width apart. Close your eyes. Hold your stone in both hands and bring the stone in towards your navel. You will feel pulled backwards or forwards. If there is no sensation, there is neither a “yes” or “no” answer. Your “yes” answer is the feeling of being pulled forwards. Some answers, especially with clear quartz, can be surprisingly profound. So a “No” answer has been known to help you land on your butt. Hence, be aware of your surroundings. You don’t need a concussion and hospital visit to top off your stone selection.

I don’t do this every time in choosing every single stone. I do use it when I have an important event, appointment, or meeting. Also, remember that with your mood and needs, a different stone may be required. So a “yes” stone on one day may not always be a “yes” stone to every need. This is because as our energy around us changes, so do our needs for certain stones. Example: When I’m dowsing with a pendulum I have my “go to” stone pendulum. However, it may not be responsive to any question asked. I may do the stone test and find myself pulled back, not my usual forwards for this stone. I will either change to a “yes” stone or use my dowsing rods. Another example is in grounding during a stressful day. I have hematite I like to keep in my pockets. Unfortunately, the usual ones used, will not work every single day. Some days I have to use a different hematite stone. The nice thing with hematite, is I frequently do not have to change out this stone. It is the most consistent "yes" stone.

Clear Quartz 

SiO2:  Silicon Dioxide

Common Impurities:  H, Al, Li, Fe, Ti, Na, Mg, Ge, etc.

Mohs scale‎:  ‎7 (and lower in impure varieties)

Crystal system:  α-quartz:  trigonal;  β-quartz:  hexagonal

Optical properties:  Uniaxial (+)

Specific Gravity:  2.6 to 2.65 (macrocrystalline to microcrystalline varieties)

RI values:  nω = 1.543 - 1.545 nε = 1.552 - 1.554


Clear Quartz is the most powerful and most common of all stones. In fact, quartz is the second most common mineral on the continental crust of our planet. Only feldspar is more common than quartz. While many people use it extensively and with great success, others must beware of it’s strength. Quartz has such a high level of energy. This can make one anxious, hot, stressed, or increase the number of headaches. If you know you are an (electro-magnetic frequency) “EMF” sensitive person, be aware of the strength of quartz. Since quartz is a conductor and has strong magnetic properties. It will enhance the EMF you are sensitive too. Therefore, all the things that make it great can also be more harmful for a person.

What are some of the strengths of clear quartz? Quartz is an enhancing stone. It’s like taking a megaphone to anything near quartz. It is fantastic to amplifying your awareness of energies. Again, use caution your first time with quartz. It does not discriminate what it amplifies. It is also known as the “Universal Crystal” and is used in addition to other stones for manifesting, healing, meditation, protection and channeling. It may also be used alone, especially clear quartz, to program it for an intended purpose. For example, it is the ideal stone to use for dowsing. Since it can be programmed to what you wish to use for yes and no answers while dowsing. As with any metaphysical work, strangers can not handle your tools. Also, it is a good idea to cleanse you stones with a selenite bar in the sun after intense sessions.

Extras about quartz:

  • It is the only stone to cover every zodiac birth sign.
  • It is the stone for the crown chakra of Reiki, Yoga, meditation, and more.
  • Do not confuse clear quartz in metaphysical uses with other types of quartz.
  • Some types of quartz are: tiger eye, turquoise, citrine, amethyst, ametrine, chalcedony, and agate to name a few.
  • Quartz is also called Silicon.
  • Also called:  Kristallos, Querz, Quarzum, Crystallum, Silex, Silice, and Querklüfte

Crown Chakra = I understand

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