Smoky Quartz


Smoky quartzThe hazy gray or brown—sometimes black—color of this quartz gemstone would suggest that it has something to hide, but nothing could be further from the truth. Smoky quartz does much to bring negative emotions out into the open where they can dissipate. This stone creates an energy field that protects you.

Spiritual Properties
An emotional balancer, it modifies mood swings that result from life's big and little difficulties, PMS, and the hormonal ups and downs of menopause. Meditate with a smoky quartz mala to help lift stress or depression.

Physical Properties
Its vibration is an aid to physical healing. If you turn to tobacco to deal with stress, try taking a "smoky quartz break" instead. Meditating with a mala that includes these gems may be similarly helpful to fight the urge to overindulge in food or drink.

  • Chakra: Root
  • Element(s): Earth
  • Zodiac Sign(s): Capricorn, Scorpio, Taurus
  • Planet(s): Mars

Dharma Beads: Making and Using Your Own Buddhist Malas
Joanna Arettam (2000) Journey Editions; Tuttle Publishing