ROCK OF THE MONTH: Smokey Quartz “The Stone of Cooperation”


Smokey Quartz is an excellent stone for removing negativity and negative energy of any kind, and transforming them into positive energy. Emotionally, it is excellent for elevating moods, overcoming negative emotions, and relieving depression.  Smokey Quartz does this by removing these negative energies softly and easily so that new, more vibrant frequencies can come into our auric field.  This can be very protecting as well, as its energy encompasses the user completely around the auric field.  It also dissolves residual negative energies formed by etheric chaos we tend to pick up in our energy from day to day. Smokey Quartz is very comforting and calming, and can be considered a stone of serenity. It can be very helpful in relieving grief by gently allowing a clearing of the mental channels of the mind so to unwind and quiet the worry.

In the Intuitive and Spiritual realms, Smokey Quartz grounds one during meditation, and can provide a firm grounded link from the first/ base chakra and the seventh/ crown chakra. The base chakra helps us keep our feet centered in this realm but open to receive new information and energy through our crown chakra where we can uncover subconscious wisdom. Using Smokey Quartz during meditation can be intense in heightening awareness, so you don’t have to use a big piece of it to get the same effect as a smaller stone.

Smokey Quartz stimulates kundalini and energy movement through the solar plexus, hands and feet. The use of Smokey Quartz can powerfully open the crown chakra sending light down the base chakra, stimulating the kundalini energy and inducing a deep balance between yin and yang properties in our physical selves.  It can stimulate all the meridians and the kundalini at once, so please use with caution.  It can be used to help counselors or energy healers that are working to help someone that has anxiety, panic disorders, and depression, OCD etc, to get their patient out of the “crisis” mentality and move to a more healing one.

It enhances personal pride and the joie de vivre of existence. Smokey Quartz can help one reach personal and business goals, as well as assisting in cohesiveness in group like settings as it engenders cooperation. It also helps with creativity, prioritizing needs and wants, and wisdom. It diffuses volatile discussions into more constructive ones, letting all perceptions and sides be heard.

In these particularly volatile times of campaigning for our next President, we get inundated by ads tearing down each opponent in order to influence our decisions as to which way to vote.  With using the Smokey Quartz we cannot only work to shield ourselves from some of that negativity, but when it does come time to vote we will have clear and balanced “in the present moment awareness” instead of feeding into fear tactics or focusing too much on the past or future.

Physically, Smokey Quartz is said to treat all kinds of problems associated with kidneys, abdomen, pancreas, reproductive organs, menstrual cramps and fertility issues. Smokey Quartz also removes toxins from the body and helps the adrenal glands. It is also very helpful for regulating body fluids and relieving fluid retention.

•    Smokey Quartz is a pain reliever for old pets.
•    Smokey Quartz can be used with children who suffer from night terrors.
•    Health & Healing: It is particularly useful for anyone who is recovering after a bout of depression or illness. It will help reduce anxiety and restore a sense of optimism. It is also beneficial for psychological sexual blocks.
•    Protection: Smokey Quartz is protective for your home and place of work. It will also help protect vehicles from theft and breakdown, and drivers against road rage.


Carol Clarke is an USUI Reiki Master and Melody certified TAOMCHI Master Crystologist in Plymouth, MI. She has been working with crystals and minerals for many years and loves sharing her knowledge about them.  She offers many different types of crystal healing techniques.  If you would like to attend or host a crystal class or would like an appointment, please call Bodyworks Healing Center at 734-416-5200 or visit


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