S M O K Y - Q U A R T Z
Zodiac stone: Capricorn & Scorpio
Smoky Quartz is one of the most powerful stones to use in crystal healing layouts to activate and purify the Base or Root Chakra. Smoky Quartz relieves tension and stress, anxiety, or panic attacks; also to ward off negative thinking, and to eliminate worry and doubt when faced with chaos or confusion. It can also bring connection with the natural world (home, hearth, and nature). It helps its wearer to relax, reconnect, and regain composure. It is a grounding stone, promoting security, stability and protection.
Smoky Quartz was a sacred stone to the ancient Druids and Celts who began colonizing the British Isles around 300 B.C. Its color symbolized the potent dark power of Earth gods and goddesses. Due to its smoky appearance, Smoky Quartz was also linked with Samhain, the Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. In Switzerland, Germany and Austria, Smoky Quartz crucifixes were traditionally put on bedroom walls at night as a guardian against bad luck and to keep evil away, both human and paranormal.
Smoky Quartz' affirmation is: My spirit is grounded, I let go of fear and move forward knowing the universe will always provide for me.