Spirit Quartz is an unusual member of the Quartz family - a community within a stone. Its core, a larger, candle-shaped crystal with a faceted termination point, is encrusted with hundreds of smaller crystal termination points. Also referred to as Cactus Quartz or Porcupine Quartz, it is found only in the Magaliesberg Mountain region of South Africa, first appearing around 2001. Most Spirit Quartz is Amethyst, though Citrine, Smokey, and White Quartz are also mined. [Simmons, 375][Ahsian, 376]
In the metaphysical world, Spirit Quartz is a crystal of Harmony and Alignment. It takes all the crystal energies of the main stone and amplifies them over and over again in all the tiny points, each reflecting light back and forth to one another so all can bathe in the combined radiance of the whole. [Raphaell, 55] In the Book of Stones, Naisha Ahsian describes this crystal as "a hundred-voice choir singing in harmony." Its resonance is spiritually uplifting, radiating high-vibrational energy in all directions, and is a perfect ally in aligning the aura, chakras, meridians and the physical body, as well as carrying the gifts of Spirit out into the world. [Ahsian, 376][Hall II, 300]
There are four natural forms of Spirit Quartz - Amethyst, Citrine, Smokey, and White Quartz, sometimes occurring in combinations within a specimen.
The Amethyst color brings passion and imagination, emotion and logic. It stimulates creativity and is particularly helpful in artistic endeavors. Amethyst is the traditional birthstone of those born in February, and is associated with the sign of Pisces.
Spirit Quartz is an excellent crystal for promoting any collective activity, whether socially or at work, in the community or for sporting events. It encourages team building and brings productive harmony to group efforts. It is particularly useful for those in service-based occupations, such as health care or teaching to maintain focus on the care and not be worn down by administrative or budgetary restraints. [Eason, 346][Hall II, 301]
Spirit Quartz facilitates bonding in home environments, especially when a new member joins the family, such as a young relative, foster or adopted child. It stimulates healing and peace in homes with fierce sibling rivalries, and reduces resentment and jealousy when step-families merge or when older family members must give up their home to move in. [Eason, 346]
Spirit Quartz is a comforting stone, assisting at death to guide the soul through the dimensions of the afterlife and into the hands of those waiting to welcome it home. It also provides solace and understanding for those left behind. [Hall II, 301]
Spirit Quartz cleanses other stones and enhances their energy in healing layouts. It harmonizes well with all members of the Quartz and Beryl families, as well as Moldavite which speeds its effects. [Simmons, 376][Hall II, 301]
Working in groups
Comfort in Passing