METAPHYSICAL USES OF STONES AND CRYSTALS
The metaphysical properties of the stones are mostly based on the type of formations and the shape of the crystals. There are many viewpoints in the world about this topic, so you must keep an open mind to sift through them to find your truth or what works best for you. Sometimes what is right for one person may not necessarily coincide with what is best for another. People are different, their energy patterns differ, and this relates to the way in which the stones and quartz crystals work with them.
Crystal formations are also alive within the mineral kingdom, which evolves at its own pace. This means that as changes occur in the mineral structures, there are variations in their energy patterns, so people continue to discover new energies and uses for their crystals and stones. This is particularly true with most crystal healers and magical practitioners who are sensitive to these energies and they know when to use one stone or another.
Since antiquity, the varieties of quartz have been the most commonly used minerals in the making of jewelry and hard stone carvings. There are many different varieties of quartz crystals, several of which are semi-precious gemstones. Pure quartz, traditionally called clear quartz or rock crystal, is clear and colorless. But there are other colored varieties which receive a different name. Among them we find: Amethyst, Citrine, Ametrine, Rose Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Milky Quartz, Rutilated Quartz, Tourmalated Quartz, and others, depending on the aggregates of crystals or the mineral inclusions. There are other interesting varieties of opaque quartz crystals because they contain mixed rocks that create awesome contrasting color patterns. Among them we can mention Agate, Carnelian, Onyx, Jasper, and other varieties.
This section will bring to you a selection of the most interesting quartz crystals and the most useful stones for metaphysical and healing purposes, from A to Z.