When it comes to gemstones, people are often the most attracted to the bright and colorful options like citrine or lapis lazuli. While there are plenty out there that are as powerful as they are stunning, this tactic misses one of the most beneficial stones out there… the clear quartz. Don’t miss out on another second of this incredible, all-purpose stone.
Learn more about what makes clear quartz so great and the best ways you can add it to your routine with this helpful primer from Chiji.
Clear Quartz Basics
Clear quartz is one of many different varieties of the larger category of quartz, alongside agate, amethyst, citrine, and rose quartz.
Quartz itself is also the second most abundant mineral that can be found on Mother Earth and is made out of silicon dioxide (in crystal form). It can be found inside of igneous rocks or places that have geothermal waters, conditions that make it possible for clear quartz to be created on every single continent.
It is said that the name for quartz actually came from an old Greek word that meant “ice.” In fact, there were some philosophers of that time who believed that quartz was a form of ice that could not be thawed, which is part of what made it so powerful. Clear quartz may even be where the origins of the crystal ball started!
It’s important to note that just because it is called clear quartz doesn’t mean that the stone will be crystal clear. It may be completely see-through, semi-translucent, or even mostly opaque. That shouldn’t impact its benefits, but the clearer varieties are the most sought after.
Uses For Clear Quartz
Clear quartz is more powerful than it looks because it is said to vibrate at a higher frequency than most other stones out there. While vibrational energy can be fairly controversial (although the idea of resonance and its relationship to consciousness has even been studied by Scientific American), the general theory is that the higher the vibrations, the stronger and more powerful that stone is.
Clear quartz’s specific energy is great for amplifying near anything, but it is especially good for any (or all) of the following!
Clear Quartz For Clarity
The most popular use of clear quartz is to help create a sense of clarity, especially if you’ve been feeling particularly lost and unclear with who you are and what you want. If that sounds like something you’ve been struggling with, using clear quartz may be able to help you sort through all the competing thoughts and feelings going on inside you. When you can find a way through all the mental clutter, your real truth can shine through much more easily.
The same can be said for people who are experiencing too much coming at them from the outside, as well. If you have people in your life who are being unclear with their intentions, and you’re having a hard time being able to figure out what they really mean or what they really want, clear quartz can also be helpful.
Unfortunately, not everyone says what they mean or means what they say. So the key to taking care of your own needs is to figure that out quickly so you can make the best decisions for yourself.
Clear Quartz For Manifesting
Once you are clear with your goals and you’re ready to turn them into reality, clear quartz can help with that too. If you’re unfamiliar with the power of manifestation, it’s a technique that is used to be able to change your mental concepts into something physical and real.
You start by having a clear idea of what you want to manifest (which you’ll have, thanks to clear quartz) and then holding that idea in your mind. Next, visualize it as much as you can, then put it out into the world.
The secret of manifesting, though, is that you also have to work in the real world to make your dreams into reality. Combining the two can make a true difference and is something you can use in every single avenue of your life.
Clear Quartz For Confidence
If you’ve been struggling with your confidence level, you know just how terrible that can make you feel. When you question yourself, it becomes next to impossible to really get anything done. Identifying and reaching for your dreams seems almost completely off the table.
Clear quartz is great to help turn that all around and empower you to stop worrying about what everyone else thinks and step into your own power. We created one of our Crystal Energy Candles with clear quartz specifically for this reason. It is meant to help amplify your confidence level so that anything is possible.
Ideas For Using Crystal Quartz
Whether you are looking for empowerment, help with manifesting, or even just a little assistance clarifying your actual dreams and goals, you’ll probably be wondering exactly how clear quartz can be integrated into your life.
Luckily, this clear stone is easy to find and easy to use, no matter why you’re interested in using it.
One of the easiest and most common ways to use clear quartz is by wearing it. When you keep the stone on you, you can access its powers whenever you need them. It can be especially powerful when it makes contact with your body, like when used in a necklace or a bracelet.
If that’s not a possibility for you, you can also keep a piece in your pocket or your purse so that it’s available when you need it.
Crystal Quartz and Mindfulness
You can also use clear quartz to help amplify your awareness and intention during mindfulness meditation. If you haven’t already started your own mindfulness meditation practice, you should strongly consider it… it’s one of the best things that you can do for yourself.
When you practice mindfulness, it helps you to clarify your awareness of what’s happening in the here and now. So often, we spend our day thinking about things that are out of our control. In reality, we can’t do anything to change the past, and we can’t tell the future.
Living in the present helps you appreciate what you have instead of being stressed out and drug down by things you don’t. Just keeping a piece of clear quartz nearby during your meditation practice can help you bring even more clarity and joy.
Clear Quartz and Crystal Baths
Clear quartz is also great for use in a crystal bath. If you’re unfamiliar with this idea, crystals baths involve using stones and usually essential oils in a bath meant to cleanse both your body and your mind. It’s the ultimate form of self-care because it can feel healing and also forces you to take a little time to yourself.
In a world where there is so much focus on being constantly connected to technology, finding those moments where you can truly be yourself and focus on your own needs can be hard to do.
When you set aside the time to take a crystal bath, even if that is only 15 minutes, you’re reshifting the focus and reminding yourself that you are equally as important as everyone else that you give your time to.
Clear Quartz Plays Well With Others
In addition to being incredibly useful and powerful all on its own, clear quartz is likely the best stone out there for combining with other stones. Because of its ability to amplify energy and clarity, using clear quartz with any other stone makes that stone’s abilities even more impressive.
Are you needing a large amount of bravery to face down a difficult situation? Try clear quartz with carnelian. Are you looking for your soulmate and ready to commit? Clear quartz combined with rose quartz may be just what you need.
Just be careful with how you combine them. If you’re not ready to accept the end result of whatever you may be manifesting or attracting, you may find that the results are too much for you.
Do everything with specific intention and awareness, and make sure that you are ready for what the universe may throw at you (both good and bad). You may be surprised by how powerful clear quartz can be in the right situation.
Chiji knows how important it is to really, truly know yourself. It’s only when you learn to be comfortable with who you are that you can also learn more about what you want out of life.
Clear quartz is a great tool to have in any toolbox because it helps with that sense of confidence and clarity necessary for anyone to live their most genuine life.
Be kind to yourself during the process, but the time you put into your own self-awareness is more important than nearly anything else you can do for yourself.