Rutilated quartz is a form of clear quartz that is characterized by the presence of "needles" or strands of rutile within the structure of the quartz crystal. Rutile is a titanium dioxide mineral, and sometimes contains large quantities of iron oxide.
When the iron oxide content is high, the rutilated quartz may have needles of gold and red in it, and when the content is lower, it may have a darker, even almost black colour. Rutilated quartz is found everywhere that quartz is found (that is, all over the world) but has typically been dismissed by people outside the crystological community as simply being bad quartz, instead of having its own unique powers.
Such is the case for many crystals that contain other crystals within them! The general public dismisses them, but they actually contain surprising powers that are just as meaningful (or potentially even more so) than pure minerals.
When a stone contains two or more crystals, it means that it has the power of both of those stones, and additional power to promote harmony, since the stone, by its very nature, must create harmony between the two stones that work within it. Such is certainly the case for rutilated quartz!
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The biggest and most historically significant use of rutilated quartz has been as a stone that promotes psychic power. Rutile is one of the most significant stones for improving psychic powers in western culture, and the power of quartz magnifies this significantly, as it does with the power of any stone it is paired with!
The specific type of psychic power that rutile enhances is known as clairsentience, meaning "clear thinking." In other words, it will not make you hear people's thoughts or see visions (although, if this is what you're after, it can certainly be paired with other stones to get there).
Instead, it will give you the ability to instinctively know things that are unknown to others, in the same way that you might know the days of the week or the date of your own birth.
If you are not at all interested in psychic phenomena, then I'll tell you right now that you're missing out on rutilated quartz's most exciting properties. However, even if you are only interested in its purely earthly benefits, there's still a lot to this stone! Rutilated quartz is highly energizing, and can bring passion into difficult times or difficult projects. It is especially useful for any work that you have to do that you may describe to a sympathetic friend as "soul-crushing."
Rutilated Quartz is an illuminator for the soul, promoting spiritual growth. It cleanses and energises the aura. Draws off negative energy and disease, letting go of the past. Rutilated Quartz gives protection against the ill thoughts of others. It helps to reach the root of problems and facilitates transitions and a change of direction. Soothes dark moods and acts as an antidepressant. Rutilated Quartz relieves fears, phobias and anxiety. Promotes forgiveness at all levels.
In crystal body layouts or healing grids, Rutilated Quartz facilitates the opening of the Auric field to allow healing. Rutilated Quartz works with the etheric field releasing blockages and repairing tears in the energy body before they manifest physically. Rutilated Quartz harmonizes and aligns all of the chakras. When placed on the third eye chakra, Rutilated Quartz Crystal enhances intuition, the power of manifestation and metaphysical sight. The energy of Rutilated Quartz harmonizes well with all members of the Quartz family. For extra psychic protection and grounding, combine Rutilated Quartz with Sugilite, Black Tourmaline, Obsidian or Jet.
By cleansing and recharging all chakras, the Rutilated Quartz crystal meaning is associated with its powerful cleansing and purifying effects. It consists of clear Quartz, a big time energy conductor and magnifier, making it a popular healing tool and the multi-vitamin of crystal healing medicine.
This special gem has an added twist - it's sprinkled with the heavenly dust of angels. On a scientific level, the Rutilated Quartz crystal gets its golden colored strands from rutile, a mineral made of titanium oxide. These tiny golden hairs are spectacularly illuminated under the light, a dazzling effect that puts this rock star of gems center stage alongside Diamonds, Selenite, and other translucent crystals.
Go deep with the Rutilated Quartz crystal stone by meditating with it on a daily basis. First order of business is creating a sacred space free of distractions and clutter. This helps to remove negative energy and brings your mind to the present moment. Simply gaze at the stone and contemplate your intention, the seeds to create the highest possible version of yourself.
The more you meditate with the Rutilated Quartz crystal, the more your soul blossoms into the real you that everybody knows and loves. Meditation is the language of our spirit and this special gemstone is the translator. Tune in with the Rutilated Quartz properties and gain the clarity to choose the right path in finding your bliss. After all, being happy is the whole point. Keep a journal close by and write down any thoughts that come to mind. Write down as much detail as possible, using the Rutilated Quartz to face the truth of your emotions and the negative thoughts holding you back.