Smoky quartz is a brown transparent quartz that is sometimes used for unusual faceted cuts. The commercial market is limited due to the limited demand for brown gemstones. This variety was sometimes known as smoky topaz in the past, which is incorrect and misleading, since the mineral variety is quartz, not topaz.
Smoky quartz is a grounding and stabilizing stone, bringing calm and centering. Emotionally, smoky quartz is excellent for elevating moods, overcoming negative emotions, and relieving depression. Smoky quartz relieves stress, fear, jealousy, anger and other negative emotions by transforming them into positive energies. Smoky quartz is very comforting and calming, and can be considered a stone of serenity. It can, therefore, be very helpful in relieving grief.
It brings physical, protection, psychic protection and protection from negative energy. It enhances survival instincts, and can help one reach personal and business goals, as well as assisting in making wishes come true. Smoky quartz is beneficial for groups, and engenders cooperation. It also helps with creativity, prioritizing needs and wants, and wisdom. In addition, smoky quartz is a stone that brings abundance, prosperity, and good luck.
Physically, smoky quartz is said to treat all kinds of problems associated with the lower torso including kidneys, abdomen, pancreas, reproductive organs, menstrual cramps, fertility issues. Smoky quartz also removes toxins from the body and helps the adrenal glands to function more readily. It is also very helpful for regulating all other body fluids and relieving fluid retention. Smoky quartz is excellent for dealing with hyperactivity, and attention deficit disorder. Smoky quartz is good for balancing and improving one’s general health.
Another mood elevator, it is worn and used in spells/rituals as a grounding stone, to overcome depression and other negative emotions. A stone of discrimination, this stone will help you to be more firm about what you do and do not want. It will aid in ridding yourself of unproductive people or parts of your life. Smoky Quartz is an excellent stone for removing emotional blockages and the negative energy that they attract.
Associated with both Capricorn and Sagittarius zodiac signs.
Smoky quartz is associated with the root/base (1st) chakra.
In the psychic and spiritual realms, smoky quartz grounds one during meditation, and can provide a grounded link between the physical and higher selves, helping to uncover subconscious wisdom. Using smoky quartz during meditation enables you to reach higher states of consciousness. Because smoky quartz transforms and removes negative energy, it also protects and cleanses the aura and astral bodies. It can be used for psychic shielding.
The clearest, most intense smoky quartz powerfully open the7th, Crown Chakra sending light down the 1st, Root or Base Chakra, stimulating the kundalini energy and inducing Alpha/deep meditation for channeling and higher guidance, deep relaxation, as well as lovingness. Ancient use was to stimulate all the meridians, and the kundalini at once, so please use with caution.