In modern times, Tangerine Quartz is used to enhance mental capabilities, and provide for an inspiring atmosphere. It assists win the focusing of energy to create new ideas, and to "kick up" the emotions to energize both the body and spirit.
With its orange color, this stone the color of the true birthstones of those born at the end of summer (August 22–September 22). The passion of the red ray has an almost multiplicative effect in the orange ray as it combines with the happy elements of gold.
Tangerine Quartz is associated with the Second Chakra, the Sacral Chakra. The Sacral Chakra is located below the naval and above the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis. It controls the flow of energy and is the center of gravity of the body. It is the center of the Life Force of the body.
Tangerine Quartz has Fire energy and is used in the south area of a home or room. Fire elemental energy is the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is Yang in nature.
It is the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion of ideas, of concepts, and sex. It is alive, potent, but often destructive. We all need the heat, passion, and life giving energy of the fire element. It is a powerful element that must be used in moderation.
In "The Book of Stones" Robert Simmons notes that Tangerine Quartz can help facilitate an up swelling of new ideas, help you find zest and energy, and stimulate your passions on all levels.