Smoky Quartz can be found where granite exists, often in mountainous regions or within volcanic rocks. The smoky black colouration is thought to occur when clear quartz is subjected to radioactive decay in nearby minerals.
In healing smoky quartz has a more gentle effect than clear quartz, which can be over energising for sensitive people.
A lot of smoky quartz in shops is artificially irradiated clear quartz but it can be used in the same way as natural smokey quartz.
Smoky quartz concentrates energy and provides a focus for meditation; it calms the mind and gently grounds us.
Smoky Quartz is an excellent grounding stone and acts as a protective stone, and promotes personal pride and joy in living.
Hold clear quartz in one hand and smoky quartz in the other to balance “receiving” and “broadcasting” energies. Experiment to find the positions that are restful and those that are stimulating.
Astrological Sign: Capricorn & Sagittarius