Quartz Crystals – Their Identification and Meanings – Cathedral Quartz through Crater Quartz

The Metaphysical Properties of Quartz Crystals

Cathedral Quartz through Crater Quartz

There are many viewpoints in the world, and you must sift through them to find your truth. What is right for one person, is not necessarily what is best for another. Also, be aware that a crystal formation may have well documented uses, but others may have discovered new energies and uses. Use this list as a starting point.


Quartz Type

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Cathedral Quartz
“Rare. One prominent point with parallel points stepping up around all sides, rather like candle drippings.” It is usually an opaque crystal formation of one main central point and surrounding parallel ones usually of different widths and lengths, but shorter than the main crystal, all growing on a  common base.  If clear it is a Lightbrary.
Significant parts of the Akashic Record are manifest in Cathedral Quartz.

These rare entities contain the knowledge of the Universe that humans can understand.  They are impersonal teaching crystals that can be accessed by careful study.

These crystals can seem uncommonly inert and lifeless when first encountered.  However with familiarity and careful study, they warm and seem to be filled with an eerie inner glow often reported to be a faint violet color.

If you seek wisdom, enlightenment, and a deep understanding of mankind’s place in the universe, both physical and spiritual, no better meditation crystal exists.

These crystals are for use by dedicated seekers of Universal Truth.  They are worth whatever their price, if used conscientiously.

Center Point Literally, the tip of the crystal’s point is in the center, and each of the six faces triangular shaped. This type of crystal is also called a Generator. Rare if natural formation: Note: crystal in photo is polished to center point.
Center Points are very symmetrical focusing crystals that are potent power sources for other crystals.  They seem to gather the Universal Life Force and hold it in storage, awaiting a release.

Other crystals kept near a Center Point for a period of time are recharged and renewed.

Center Points should be regularly exposed to sunlight and to moonlight to assure they continue to gain and sustain as much Life Force as possible.

Ceridwen See Isis
Champagne Aura
Champagne Aura are crystals that have been treated with a coating of gold and iron. The coating is very hard and durable.

champaign aura

These crystals are reported to bring the power of the gold to the basic power of the quartz crystal. It is reported to be effective in binding the spiritual to the physical world and to aid in balancing the heart and sacral chakras. Healingcrystals.com says “Champagne Aura can help to ground higher spiritual ideas into physical reality. Meditating with these Champagne Aura Crystal Points can help when working on an issues that rival between the spirit, mind, heart, and instincts, by resolving the conflict that often occurs.

Kellie, at Avalon Crystals reports these Chandelier Crystals come from Brazil and have tiny diamond shaped facets around the tip. Check her Chandelier page here.
Chandelier Quartz crystals are relatively new and their metaphysical energies are still to be explored. Kellie reports “chandelier crystals are bringers of light (…that allow )discovery of our Inner Light and what it means to us. “
Channel (Face) See Channeling below
Channeling Channeling Crystals have a seven-sided facet flanked with two smaller three sided ones, opposite a three sided one.
A Channel crystal teaches you to use your inner wisdom to connect to the spirit world. Isabel Silerira in “Quartz Crystals” tells us it also helps you channel your inner light into the world. There are 434 different types of channeling crystals.  Each type will connect you to a specific group, entity or source of specialized knowledge within the Spirit world.

Imagine you find an ancient temple and deep within its sacristy is an altar on which you see a seven layer stack of crystals with each level having seven rows of seven crystals.  You noticed that each crystal seems to glow with a different hue, intensity and saturation of the colors of the rainbow.

But the glowing colors within the crystals are not the colors of the crystals but of the knowledge flowing through them.  This metaphor will help you visualize the 434 types of channeling crystals.

When you acquire one, of course it will appear clear. However, study it carefully and take the time to determine its hidden hue, intensity, and saturation and keep a careful record of the knowledge it brings you.  Once you have determined its energy, use it for meditation or healing as appropriate.

You should mark such crystals with black ink near the base to indicate their hue, intensity and saturation so you can use them without undue study each time you need one.

There is a good guide tousing Channelling crystals written by Anji Gill-Jennings here.

note record keeper markings on the photo, (small triangles)

Channeling (8-faced)
Eight faced Channeling crystals have a eight-sided facet or facet opposite a three-sided one. These have indistinguishable power and energy from the normal Channels, at least as far as has yet been determined. See Channeling above.
Chard See Sheet Quartz
Chimney Crystal
A Chimney crystal is a thin sheet of crystal connecting two crystal points.
Chimney Crystals are usually parts of other crystal formations. The Chimney is a conduit crystal used in mediation when a deep longing for a companion needs to be fulfilled.
Chisel Quartz
Chisel crystals are wide, relatively flat crystals with wide beveled faces that looks like a chisel.
Chisel forms of Quartz Crystals are specialized formations used by Spiritual Healers for physic surgery. They are used to separate harmful energies from the light body. Harmful energies are destructive to balance and wellness.

When ordinary healing efforts are ineffective, the use of Chisel Quartz can often bring the relief that is needed. These are powerful crystals not to be used indiscriminately in healing.

They have some uses as personal talismans. They are primarily used in efforts to correct bad habits.

They will help focus and amplify your power to keep separated from environments, people, and influences you wish to remove from your life.

Chlorite Quartz Quartz containing green Chlorite inclusions. Note: Chlorite is a group of minerals, not a single mineral.
chlorite inclusions
Chlorite Quartz brings the monoclinic crystal structure of the Chlorite to the hexagonal crystal structure of the quartz. The monoclinic crystal structure of the Chlorite gives the crystal powerful Guardian powers. The dark green rays bring the power of physical growth to the crystal.

Use Chlorite Quartz as a healing crystal to promote vigorous growth such as when injury has caused a period of inactivity and now strength has to be regained.

Chocolate Window Quartz from Chinese mine that has some edges darkened by Hematite.  Not a Window Quartz.


Chocolate Quartz are meditation crystals for increasing optimism and overall contentment with one’s lot.  The world always can seem to have a dark future, but this formation teaches us to look beyond the darkness and see the fundamental light of truth and the happiness its knowledge brings.
Chrysoprase Chrysoprase is the bright apple green translucent chalcedony (a crypto crystalline quartz.) The color comes from nickel. Best material now coming from Australia.
Chrysoprase has a powerful green ray of influence, and is a stone of the Heart Chakra. When the heart chakra is in balance we can understand our own needs and emotions clearly. We are able to sustain balanced relationships as a result: healthy, happy, and mutually nurturing. It promotes a youthful outlook on life.

Chrysoprase is a stone of fertility and renewal, and has been used in aiding efforts to bring new life into a family, a community, or an organization. Chrysoprase can help you seek and find productivity, progress, prosperity, material success, and advancement. It is a potent talisman for efforts directed at career advancement.


Cluster Quartz
“A Quartz Cluster is three or more crystal with a common base.”
Quartz clusters do not have any specific metaphysical attributes.  Rather they harbor the Universal Energy in a wide variety of forms and shapes.  They need study and contemplation to reveal the power they harbor.

Study of the larger crystals will provide the clues needed to decipher the power and energy of a cluster.

Quartz clusters are used in devotions to the Goddess Ixcuiname, the Mayan Goddess of the Four Ages of Women.

The photo is a cluster of spirit quartz.

Comet Crystal
A comet crystal has a grouping of indentations on or more sides that have trailing, spraying edges appearing like a comet.
Comet Crystals are very rare. These crystals are meditation crystals used for a very specific purpose. They bring the wandering spirit of the Universal Life Force to increase your joy of travel and adventure while you are bound in your daily life cycle.
Color Veils See Rainbow.
This is a family of Quartz shapes that includes Twins, Bridge, Inner Child, Penetrator, Soul Mates, Tantric Twins, Twin Flames, Dolphins, and others.  What they all have in common is their duality and their uses in focusing the Universal Life Force on the relationship between two people.  No crystal should be identified just as a Companion.  Its specific nomenclature should be used.
Consumption Crystal
A crystal that appears to be consuming another one.  The crystals are aligned.

consumption crystal

Consumption Crystals are used as personal talismans. They bring the power to maintain one’s identity even in intimate relationships.
Convoluted Sheet Quartz
Convoluted Sheet Quartz is a milky, twisted quartz shape formed over other minerals that often subsequently dissolves, leaving holes and vacancies in the quartz.

convoluted sheet quartz

Convoluted Sheet Quartz is a meditation stone used to increase our abilities to adapt and change as the world changes around us.

We are told at Shamrock Crystals that “Meditation with a convoluted sheet quartz crystal is an excellent method for learning to cope with new environments.
Sleeping with this formation in ones environment can facilitate the vividness of dreams
and the enhancement of the recall of the same- the actual detail becomes lucid and
unclouded in the mind; it is similar to recalling the scene that one has just experienced;
having sufficient time to record the dreams is no longer a problem.

In addition, past-life dreams are prevalent. During meditation with this mineral, one
may ask questions and expect to receive clear, concise, and accurate answers.

It is useful in multi-directional energy distribution; it appears that the energy,
which is directed inward toward the central forces of this mineral, separates and returns
at double the intensity. It brings forth a polarizing prismatic energy, which engenders
a spectrum of energy to clear and activate all the chakras.”

Crater Crystal
Crater Crystals have a indentation or crater where another crystals was once attached but is now absent.  The crater can be either a crystal or a cluster.  If the indentation is 3 or 6 sided and becomes narrower as it penetrates, the crystal is  Key Crystal.
Crate Crystal
Craters are crystals used to deal with loss and separation.

We all face difficult times when loved ones are no longer with us.  Grief is a natural process of healing.

Crater crystals are personal talismans that should be carried on your person to ease the pain of grief, loss, and separation.  They will focus the healing power of the Universal Life Force to enable you to grow and carry on your life in the face of sorrow.

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