Soul Vitamins: Smoky Quartz

Origin and History:

Smoky quartz is the national gem of Scotland and has been considered sacred for centuries, dating back as far as the 3rd century BC, when it was incorporated into mystical practices by the Druids, who were the learned class of ancient Celtic cultures. According to the Druids, who lived by their profound belief in the spiritual realm and holistic healing, smoky quartz was the Stone of Power. In other ancient cultures, it was used to lead souls into the afterlife and connect with spirits guides.

Soul of the Crystal:

Just as smoky quartz acted as a liaison between the physical and spiritual realms in ancient times, it still carries that same phenomenal power and potency to this day. It not only works to absorb negative energy, but to convert and release it back into the Earth, where it can be neutralized and recycled. In this way, smoky quartz acts a safeguard to protect against internal and external stressors, and is a vital tool for re-centering and realigning the mind and spirit. Smoky quartz owes its color and metaphysical aura to underground gamma radiation. The resulting shades of brown indicate a connection to the natural world, making it a grounding stone that exudes stability and security.

Why we love it:

We all have those days where all we want to do is sit in the dark -- literally and figuratively! Ironically, the murky demeanor of smoky quartz is just what the doctor ordered for a little clarity. Don’t be fooled by its smoldering exterior; this gemstone will metaphysically draw back the curtains, open the windows, and air out the all the spaces where negativity lies.