Clear Quartz Crystal. This gemstone is a must have for anyone wanting to start a gemstone collection and wanting to begin learning more about the healing and metaphysical properties of gemstones by putting them to practical use. Quartz is one of the most abundant crystals on the planet, and also one of the most practical and powerful as well. The Quartz Crystal does not solely represent only one zodiac sign, chakra, or element, because it can represent them all, but some place Quartz under the zodiac sign Leo?????, the element Fire????, and the Crown Chakra. The word crystal was originally associated with Quartz. It came from the word krystallos, which means clear ice in Ancient Greek, and was considered celestial water from heaven that the deities froze so it would never melt. According to legend, Hercules dropped the Crystal of Truth from Mount Olympus, and it shattered into millions of clear quartz crystals that we find today. In Orient, (East), Quartz was regarded as the essence of the dragon. It was considered to be pure chi, or life force. Quartz is the stone of the Sun. Associated with health, wealth and happiness. It is probably the most versatile of all crystals and can be used for any healing, energizing or cleansing work. It is pure Yang energy, associated with masculine properties, light, and the power of the sun. Quartz absorbs energy from the sun and the life force in flowers, trees and all plants, and can draw down divine light. It will store and concentrate this energy to be released in healing or magic, or just as pure vitality. The white light radiates through the body unblocking the 7 chakras and energizing them as well. Crystal points are most frequently used for healing. Quartz crystal will absorb negative energy from the atmosphere and transform it into rays of healing and positive feelings. Even the tiniest crystals will send powerful healing vibrations. It is magnificent in meditation and will amplify any innate psychic, magical or healing power. Quartz increases the power of prayer. It also acts as a channel for angelic powers and spirit guides. Hold a quartz crystal to send telepathic messages. It strengthens the aura and enhances its power, bringing one more in tune with the universe. Quartz amplifies the energies of other stones if placed nearby to them. It also can be used to cleanse and charge other crystals by placing the crystals near the quartz, with quartz in water, or by using a quartz pendulum. Quartz also aids in the amplifying of salt and water when simultaneously charged in the light of a full moon, creating Moon Water and Moon Salt for aids in magical workings. Quartz reveals the truth when used in meditation. It increases clarity of thought and sharpness of perception, while bringing spiritual peace. Charge your Quartz in the mid-day full light of the Sun, for best results, and leave it out through the night on the eve of the Full Moon.