Smokey Quartz February 15 2013

Fed 15, 2013 Last week we reached out to our Facebook fans to help us reach 1000 likes. We are so grateful for all of your support. Many of you have liked our photos, but unfortunately likes don't count unless you go to Pet Heelerz and "like" our page. A big "Thank You" in advance. For today's blog we are exploring Smoky Quartz. This beautiful variety of the quartz family can vary from grey to warm brown, light and clear to an almost "solid" looking black/brown. The coloration is due to natural radiation occurring in its environment. Some stones can be smoky in color because of the presence of sodium. Excellent specimens are currently found in Brazil, Switzerland, the Himalayas, and Mexico. In the U.S., fine elestials and sceptors are found in Nevada. In Alpine countries , rosaries are made from the smoky quartz found there because of its protective properties. Chakra association: base and sacral chakra Common alternate names: smokey quartz, carnigorm Common sources: brazil, Madagascar, USA, Australia, Switzerland, Mexico Astrological association: Sagittarius, Capricorn Lets look at the recommendations for using smoky quartz in animal healing: *The stone or essence will have a very quick calming, grounding, almost sedative effect on an animal that is suffering from active shock or trauma. *Very useful for an animal when change is going to take place. *Helps with nervousness, and stressful situations. Associated Healing attributes: Vitality Survival instincts Male energies Stone of protection, grounding Helps with moving forward in life Good for legs, knees, ankles, hands and feet. Relaxation, sedation and meditation Helps with negativity, anger, depression, despair and grief. Smoky quartz chemical composition: silicon dioxide. It is a member of the quartz family. Color: a smoky grey to warm brown to almost brown/black translucent stone. Hardness: 7 Crystalline structure: Trigonal Purification and cleansing: you can cleanse smokey quartz under warm running water. Recharge in the moonlight or among other crystals. As part of our Body Collection, smoky quartz is an important addition. This incredible stone supports the body in so many ways. When working with smoky quartz you can feel a sense of calm. It is a sensation I am so thankful for. *A special thanks and recognition to all of the great writers in this field. My information is a compilation of bits and pieces from the many books and online information out there. I am so grateful for all of the insight.*