Quartz acts as an amplifier of energy, and is good for healing and communication. Its' clarity and purity give it magical similarities to water and glass. It can be used to "wash away" negative energies from your body and environment. In crystal ball gazing, it acts as a window onto other worlds, a portal through which, for instance, the cause of an illness can be revealed.
Quartz is believed to strengthen the link between Earth and the heavens, enabling its user to see into other times and places. You can use it to aid psychic traveling and dream journeys.
You probably use quartz every day without being aware of it. Its ability to amplify energy makes it an important internal component in many items of electrical equipment. For example, quartz's amplifying abilities made it a vital component in early radios also known as "crystal sets."
Quartz is also used in jewelry. As it is used to stimulate your mind, the best place to wear it in jewelry is close to your head, such as in earrings, nose studs or short pendants. Wearing quartz in your jewelry can make you more perceptive to your friends' moods.
Natural Forms of Quartz
The word quartz comes from the Old Saxon querklufterz which means "cross-vein ore." In ancient times it was believed that quartz was a permanently solidified form of ice.
Natural quartz has straight edges, but these can be smoothed out to form balls and pebbles. The shape of the crystal has no effect on its magical abilities.
Natural pieces of quartz crystal display characteristic cracks, especially in larger specimens.
Perfectly clear spheres or crystals with no imperfections at all are likely to be ordinary glass rather than real quartz crystal. Make sure you have careful look at the fairground gazer's ball before you cross her palm with silver.
Quartz's amplifying abilities can help to increase your psychic awareness. To activate your crystal you will need to carry it in your pocket for a week. This attunes the crystal to your body's energy.
When meditating, try lying down with your quartz at the crown of your head. When you do this, concentrate on your mind opening and your awareness expanding.
Holding your quartz against the center of your forehead can give you inspiration and insight. A technique writers might want to try to push through writers block. Holding your crystal in your hand before you sleep can help you to remember your dreams. Since a lot of writers use their dreams as inspiration, I think this is another thing to try.
Quartz can also help you to focus your dreams. Before sleep, hold your quartz in your hand and think about any problems your have. Place quartz under your pillow while you sleep to help your mind work through the issues.
Collecting Negative Energy
Quartz can also deflect energy away from you. Your crystal can purify your environment by dispelling negative energies from the air. It is piezoelectric, meaning it produces an electric charge when compressed allowing it to disperse negative energy from the air around it.
Keeping quartz close to your body will help to protect you from day-to-day stress. Placing it on your computer will help to keep it running smoothly. It protects the machine against the negative energy you give out when you're in a bad mood. I didn't realize that my bad moods would cause my computer to crash.
Quartz is a strong healing crystal, as it can help to focus and channel healthy energy, directing it to the point of sickness. It is the crystal most often used to make healing wands, although you can also use smaller stones.
Rub the affected area gently with your crystal and visualize golden light passing from the Earth, up along your spine, through your heart, out along your arms and through the crystal. The crystal will amplify the healing energy as it passes into the affected area.
Passing a quartz crystal over each of your body's energy centers in turn will clear any blockages and help energy to was through you.
Quartz can cleanse and purify your body in the same way that water washes away dirt. Boost its powers by combining it with magical items such as flowers and other crystals.
Source: Enhancing Your Mind Body Spirit