Smoky Citrine Specimen
Smoky Quartz is my go to stone for grounding and clearing. It can be used alongside Sage when smudging your home to remove negative energies. This stone helps to clear blockages and restore inner balance. It is a great stone to use during Chakra clearing. Although this stone is helpful with all Chakras, it is best associated with the Root (1st) Chakra, which is located at the base of your spine. Keeping a Smoky Quartz at work with you or in your car can help to keep negative energies and unhappy or dissatisfied emotions from coworkers at a distance. I like to use my Smoky Quartz when I meditate, as it helps me to center and focus on what my intent is. During meditation, Smoky Quartz helps put me in contact with my inner-self and raises my vibration spiritually.
Smoky Quartz is also a wonderful stone to gift a friend, or someone in need with. This stone has a very serene feel to it, and can help to ease the pain and grief of loss. In addition, Smoky Quartz is useful in the healing of other emotional wounds and helps to release you from negative thought patterns that can tend to repeat themselves, not allowing you to release and let the problem (or person) go.
This is an incredible stone for a lot of different reasons, but most specifically it has been referred to as the "merchant's stone" or the "money stone." This stone attracts abundance into your life in whatever way you need it, and has been often kept in the cash register at small businesses to bring in positive business revenue and a successful year. This is a mega power stone, and if you are not using it in your sacred energy work, it is time to start. It can heal and cleanse multiple chakra areas, including the solar plexus, root and sacral chakras, as well as has been believed to be able to rid and dispel depression from those who have been suffering. Depression can occur for a variety of reasons, as many of us know, as it has become a major issue in the United States in recent years. This is a stone to give as a gift for someone you know who has been struggling lately, and one to start including in your crystal healing sessions if you are not doing so already!