Smoky quartz is a strong protective, grounding and detoxifying stone (body, soul and spirit). It is pre-eminently a good stone to wear in case of complaints related to stress and in stressful situations. The stone helps to relax, let go and accept, resist stressful influences and provides mental (resilience) strength. Smoky quartz also has a beneficial effect on anxiety (particularly fear of failure), nightmares, depression and suicidality. The stone stimulates a sober, pragmatic and positive attitude and promotes concentration.
Smoky quartz protects against negative (electromagnetic) radiation (from computers, mobile phones and TV sets, for example) and other negative influences from the environment (water veins, environmental pollution, etc.) and helps meditate. It is a strong grounding stone for use during or after spiritual pursuits.
Physically, smoky quartz has a pain-relieving, anti-cramping and detoxifying effect and has a positive effect on back complaints, nerves, abdomen, hips, pelvis, legs, headache, restless legs syndrome and the genitals. It can also help with smoking cessation and other addictions.
Smoky quartz can discolour under the influence of (bright) sunlight.
Smoky quartz can be worn on or near the body, preferably on the skin.
To counteract stress, one can hold a smoky quartz in each hand.
In case of pain, the stone can be placed on the relevant part of the body.
For a strengthening effect of the back and nerves, the stone can be worn as a pendant.
Base chakra (1st)
Taurus & Capricorn
Composition: SiO2, hardness: 7 & density: 2.6.