I have often been asked how is it that some crystals just seem to jump out with light and energy, while others seem dull and listless. It all has to do with Resonance. Each person has their own resonant note, as do crystals. When they match up or complement each other, as in a chord – both start to resonate with the other, producing that wonderful effect called Resonance. It is almost like magic when this happens, for it is hard to describe in words. The following is an article I researched and wrote awhile ago from sources on the internet that details Quartz and its properties.
Quartz is the product of the two most prevalent elements in the earth’s crust: silicon and oxygen “SiO2”. Quartz can be found as giant crystals, clusters made up of many crystals or small grains. Quartz can be found in several shades of coloration, the most familiar being clear quartz, rose quartz (pink), citrine (yellow/gold), smoky quartz (brown), and amethyst (purple).
Named after a Slavic word meaning “hard”, quartz has been used as a sacred power object by many cultures, including Native Americans, Druid priests, Tibetan monks, and priests of Christian Europe.
The reason quartz is called the master crystal is that it strengthens all your energies in a very broad-spectrum sort of way. Quartz has the ability to amplify or strengthen all the energies of the inner self. Quartz can strengthen all the things in you that are positive. Quartz crystals can amplify intention, reduce stress, help with centering (balancing or calming), strengthen inner healing abilities, and surround you with protection by amplifying white light.
Quartz crystals are truly a gift from the earth. In order to use a quartz crystal to strengthen your energies, all you have to do is keep it close to you or where you spend some time.
Subtle Energy given off by crystals
Each type of stone gives off its own unique form of subtle energy. Certain stones, including most of the stones normally thought of as healing stones, vibrate in a way that resonates with and strengthens particular energies inside each person.
Both quartz crystals and certain types of stones strengthen the energies of the inner self, but each does it in a slightly different way. A stone gives off a very specific (narrow in bandwidth) type of subtle energy vibration because of its crystalline structure and chemical makeup, and it is the stone itself that is the source of this vibration.
In contrast, quartz crystals are called the master stone because they operate in a way that amplifies all the subtle energy frequencies. This happens because quartz crystals, unlike stones, are not the actual source of the subtle energy vibration, but instead amplify and then reflect back those subtle energy vibrations that exist in their immediate environment.
Quartz crystals generally grow in clusters. Quartz clusters have a special energy all their own. A cluster will fill a whole room with positive energy because the crystals harmonize and vibrate together, and radiate their energy in all directions. Quartz clusters are also very good at dissipating negative energy wherever they are placed. This happens because the different vibrations of all the crystals vibrating together act as a natural form of cleansing.
The magical qualities of quartz crystals lies in the effect they have on people. Because of how they work, quartz crystals have the ability to make someone feel more positive, and better about life. Crystals are really considered magical only because they enhance the magic that already exists in people’s lives.