• Colour – Colourless or smoky with golden brown, reddish or black strands
  • Appearance – Long thin “threads” in clear crystal, all sizes
  • Rarity – Readily available
  • Source – worldwide


Spiritually, rutilated quartz is said to have a perfect balance of cosmic light and to be an illuminator for the soul, promoting spiritual growth. It cleanses and energizes the aura*. This stone aids astral travel*, scrying*, and channelling*. It facilitates contact with the highest spiritual guidance. It draws off negative energy and breaks down the barriers to spiritual progress, letting go of the past.

Rutilated quartz is helpful for therapists and counsellors as it filters negative energy from a client, and at the same time supports their energy field during emotional release and confrontation with the darker aspects of the psyche. It gives protection against psychic attack*.

Rutilated quartz can be used in past-life healing to draw off dis-ease* from the past and to promote insights into the events in past lives that affect the present. It assists in moving to a core life to access causes and to understand the results of previous actions. It connects to soul lessons and the plan for the present life.

Psychologically, rutilated quartz reaches the root of problems and facilitates transitions and a change of direction. Emotionally, rutilated quartz soothes dark moods and acts as an anti-depressant. It relieves fears, phobias, and anxiety, releasing constrictions and countering self-hatred. This stone promotes forgiveness at all levels. Rutilated quartz opens the aura to allow healing. At a physical level, it absorbs mercury poisoning from nerves, muscles, blood, and the intestinal tract.


Rutilated quartz has a vitality that is helpful for chronic conditions and for impotence and infertility. It is excellent for exhaustion and energy depletion. This crystal treats the respiratory tract and bronchitis, stimulates and balances the thyroid, repels parasites. It stimulates growth and regeneration in cells and repairs torn tissues. It is said to encourage an upright posture.


Neck for thyroid; heart for thymus; solar plexus for energy; ears to balance and align; sweep over aura to draw off negativity.

"The Crystal Bible" volume 1 - Judy Hall Page 237/2388

Rutilated Quartz intensifies the power of the quartz crystal. It affects both the etheric and the astral bodies. It assists one in getting to the root of a problem and, hence, provides access to the reason for a dis-ease or discomfort, so that one can remedy the situation. During astral travel, rutilated quartz provides for insight into the reasons for visiting the locations and viewing the scenes; it stimulates an awareness of the connections between this physical life and the situations viewed. “Love is in the Earth” – Melody Pages 553/554