I’ve got to admit — things haven’t been flowing as easily for me this past week and I have been putting in far more effort to achieve what feels like the same results. The sun hasn’t come out in days, I haven’t felt inspired to create new things, and my intuition feels a little burnt out. Honesty is the best policy and that is why I am very glad my crowd sourced blind vote for this weeks mineral ended up being SMOKY QUARTZ!

I think this time of year with all of the transition out of dark into light — from frozen ground to fertile — we experience a gamut of emotions often a lot of them being low vibration. Seasonal depression, sadness, general anxieties of life, all of it. I am sure almost everyone gets that tickle in their soul when they see the first blooms of the season but as my good friend Evyn always told me in college “everyone gets sad” we are human after all.

In comes smoky quartz — a stone that draws light into the dark — an earth warrior seeking to attune to their destined users. Smoky quartz gently strips your negative emotions, influences + past traumas and grounds and roots their energies back into the earth to be neutralized. Having the high vibration qualities inherent in all quartz varieties, it then fills you back up from your root chakra to your crown with clear and supercharged energy from the earth itself. It is known to be detoxifying on all levels allowing for toxic elimination of the physical body and an effective neutralizer of radiation and electromagnetic stressors. Smoky quartz is strongly connected to mother earth and I find it always looking out for the best interests of her and her inhabitants.

Smoky quartz is a highly protective stone, its soothing and enveloping energy creates a safe and nurturing space. Once some of the negativity you have been carrying around has been stripped and you have been recharged, it grounds your clear and renewed energy in the present moment. Smoky quartz brings clarity and encourages you to rest and nourish yourself with the comfort of this grounding earth energy. You will feel a tension be released and your mind, body, and spirit will be put at ease with an abundance of clarity. It is important to take this time to regain your composure, reassess your main concerns/priorities, and readjust your focus and outlook. Smoky quartz has a way of encouraging these transformations within you, nudging you further along your path to becoming the best version of yourself!!!


key words: protective | grounding | regenerative | neutralizing

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when you might want some smoky quartz handy:

  • if you work around computers it is good to have a piece nearby to block electromagnetic stress

  • when you feel like you are heavy from carrying around too much emotion (often times a lot of it has been put on you by others)

  • if you are prone to anxiety or depression this stone is an important ally of yours

  • to strengthen and nurture your root chakra and connection to the earth’s energy

Every day I like to address my collection and see if anything jumps out at me — if something does then I like to take a moment to think about its properties (often I refer to my crystal books or even a quick google is helpful). When I am able to resonate with the properties of a stone that has caught my attention, I am in tune with its energy and it is in tune with mine. This practice also helps you grow your working knowledge of the stones!! There is so much to it and it is easy to get overwhelmed. If you take it day by day, crystal by crystal, it comes to you.

Thank you for tuning in to Mineral Monday! If you have any preferences on stones I should write about next or any general blog content you would like to see, please don’t hesitate to reach out to thecypruscabinet@gmail.com