Clear quartz is the birthstone for April along with its precious cousin diamond.
Clear quartz can be found on almost every continent in the world. It is in Brazil, Madagascar and the Arkansas region in the USA where some of the best clear quartz crystals have been found.
It comes in a variety of shapes and different configurations based on the hexagonal structure. It may be transparent as glass, milky or striated. Quartz is used to make silicon chips for computers and other electrical equipment due to its qualities.
In the metaphysical world, Clear Quartz crystals are the supreme gift of Mother Earth. Ancients believed these stones to be alive and many cultures thought them to be incarnations of the Divine.
Gemstones are used in crystal healing, an alternative medical technique, to cure ailments and protect against disease. Quartz generally has strong amplifying qualities, this is one of the reasons why it is so highly regarded. Quartz is known as the Master Healing Crystal because it contains the full spectrum of light and as such will work on every level to bring the body into balance. It strengthens and stabilizes the body's energy fields and promotes harmony. Quartz can amplify both positive thoughts and energy and can stimulate positive action when it is needed. It can be held or worn to promote clarity of thought and to help you to see your way more clearly.
Clear quartz is like a computer that stores your thoughts and intentions and amplifies them. Clear quartz acts as a receiver and transmitter, allowing you to attune to the energies and information you wish to receive from the Universe, and supporting you to project your intentions out into the world to draw them to you. Because it directs and amplifies energy, it is extremely beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation and protection. It dispels static electricity and cancels out the harmful effects of radiation and radioactivity. Place Quartz near your computer monitor to help dispel static electricity and to combat radiation.
Clear Quartz brings strength and clarity to the intellect, aiding concentration and memory retention. Quartz also enhances thoughts, as they are a form of energy. It is thought to stimulate the immune and circulatory systems, enhancing energy flow and bringing the body into balance. It has been used to treat migraine headaches, and vertigo, in stabilizing dizziness or motion sickness.