Quartz Crystals – Their Identification and Meanings – Creator Quartz through Etched Quartz

The Metaphysical Properties of Quartz Crystals

Creator through Etched

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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Creator Quartz See Manifestation.
Crocodile Quartz See Elestial.
Cross Crystal
A Cross is one crystal at growing at right angles to another.  The crossing crystal is joined to the other but does not completely penetrate it.  Also, the terminations of both crystals are separate.  One crystal does not contain the termination of the other.  A Cross is like two matchsticks lying across one another.
cross crystal
Similar to a Bridge in appearance, but quite different in power, a Cross is a stone of equality, unity, harmony, understanding and acceptance, just as each of the two crystals in this formation is free to pursue its own growth and destiny yet remain attached to the other without limiting its growth or its own development.

These crystals are powerful spiritual healers, meditation crystals, and talismans.

Their primary use in spiritual healing is in efforts to promote understanding between spouses that each of them can grow and mature in seemingly different directions yet remain a single family without either being stifled. They are similar in energy to the Consumption Crystal in this regard.

As a meditation crystal, the Cross is used in efforts to accept different points of view with grace.

As a talisman, these crystals are used to facilitate daily efforts to accept differences with loved one and promote peace in a family unit of strong wills.

These are also considered as X crystals – used in healing to bring the masculine energies into balance.

Cubic Quartz
Distorted crystals with a (pseudo)cubic appearance. They frequently occur in alpine clefts and are known from Artesia, New Mexico, Mt Ida Arkansas, and from Tamminen Mine, Greenwood, Maine


Cubic Quartz crystals are a bit of an enigma at the present time. Their metaphysical powers are still unknown.
Curved Crystal
A Curved Crystal is” a crystal or crystals whose growth pattern forms a true curve, as opposed to those which are clearly bent from fracture and regrowth.”
A curved crystal showing internal fractures and self-healing is a meditation and healing crystal used for building resilience and internal fortitude.

The Crystal has the power to focus and amplify your person power to resist strong pressure and adapt and bend, but not to break.  Life isn’t fair.  It can scar and damage.  It pushes you hard.  Sometimes you have to adapt and grow, perhaps in new ways.

As a personal talisman, a Curved crystal will give you the strength to adapt and bend – but not break under pressure.

If you have an unsolvable problem, can’t see a way ahead, and seemed to be ground to a halt without a way forward, use a Curved crystal to see around and grow around your difficulty.


Dendritic Quartz
Dendritic Quartz contains natural inclusions of manganese oxide that appear to be included ferns.
dendritic quartz
Dendritic Quartz is a personal talisman that should be carried or worn when a person seeks to change their life to be more in tune with nature and the natural world.

Dendritic Quartz is also used in ceremonies and displays honoring the Goddess Artemis.

Devic ( Dvic) Temple Crystal
Devic Temples are crystals with internal fracture planes that appear to be horizontal ledges and shelves when the crystal is held vertically. Do not confuse with Fairy Frost.  These are very rare crystals.

Devic temple quartz

Devic Temples are special crystals that have possibly the strongest Life Force of any crystal.

A Devic Temple is an Earth Spirit Stone.  The shelves and ledges within the stone serve as resting places for higher order light beings. The Life Force of the Planet Earth is stronger in these crystals than in most because of their resident Earth Spirits.

Each Devic Temple is source of great wonder, but few people take the time or energy to appreciate even one Devic Temple crystal.  These are crystals that are usually fairly inert indoors, or outside in busy, noisy environments.

If you seek the wisdom of the Planet Earth, and wish to understand her needs, and her gifts, use a Devic Temple mediation stone in a natural, peaceful setting.

Devic Temples are reported to be Master Crystals that provide a gateway through which Angel and other spirits can enter the physical plane.” Inside the crystal are rainbow inclusions of trapped air, water and gas that are called veils, foils and fairy frost. The crystal’s external formation can also remind us of a temple with stairways and doorways. These crystal forms attract the higher dimensional beings of light who remind us of our own “extrasensory” powers of consciousness and our natural ability to connect with them. The harmonic vibration of these quartz allows the veils between the worlds to be lifted and spiritual energies can infiltrate into the surrounding environment.” we are told by www.age-of-e.com

Diamond Window, as Sixth Face Four-sided vertical diamond shaped face as one of the six main faces. Very Rare.
Diamond Window, as Seventh Face
“A vertical diamond {111}face between, and slightly lower than, the six main faces. Uncommon.”
diamond window quartz crystal
A diamond window is a very specific crystal that is used for a single purpose.  It is not a communication stone nor is it used to understand our relationships with others or with nature.  Rather it is a crystal that has the ability to focus the Life Force in our efforts to see ourselves.

It has the ability to aid us in seeing into our inner selves and into our own soul.  “Know thyself” is certainly good advice, but it is very, very hard to do.  We seem to be blind in this area.  Maybe that is good, but it leads to confusion, discomfort, and unease.  It leads us to poor choices in life, and to feeling of inadequacy, and a sense of being lost in our lives.

Use the diamond window in meditation to see inside yourself.  Use it to focus the Life Energy on understanding who you are and in efforts to really determine what you are seeking from life.

These crystals are the ultimate “self-help” aid.  Until you know who you are, where you are going, and what you want, other efforts at self-improvement will falter for lack of clarity of purpose.

Diana Quartz See Candle Quartz.
“Nearly diamond shaped, elongated body, with two opposing faces and sides fine to barely there. May occur as after-calcite; that is, after the calcite on the same site has eroded due to an over-abundance of water current, rock crystal forms in its place.” In other words, a dogtooth is a short, stocky crystal that is doubly terminated but is essentially just the two terminations.  Looks like a dog’s tooth, hence the name.


A dogtooth is a very efficient energy transmitter that is used for re balancing and centering.

A dogtooth is a special Double Terminated Crystal that is virtually just the two terminations of a DT.  It represents the shortest distance between two points and is used as a personal talisman in negotiations when compromise and agreement are desired.

They serve as excellent personal talismans to allow you to be ready for any effort where successful negotiations are needed.

Dolphin Crystal
“Host crystal with smaller, similarly aligned crystal(s) “riding” along one of its sides. One or both may be doubly-terminated.”

dolphin crystal

Dolphins are crystals of teaching, sharing, enlightenment, nurturing, watchfulness, playfulness, and responsibility.  They are eagerly sought to teach us how to fulfill our natural responsibilities to the generations that follow.

We are part of our species growth and development.  We have a part to play in assuring that growth continues, and that our species develops in a meaningful, and secure manner.

Dolphin crystals are used extensively in meditation when one seeks to find ways to pass on knowledge, and to learn one’s place in the natural evolution and growth of their family, and larger community.

As a personal talisman, they make excellent aids in focusing and applying our efforts to educate, teach, and guide the young.

Double Diamond
A Double Diamond is a crystal with “two diamond windows, or one above the other. Very Rare.”

double diamond

Diamond Windows are portals to your inner self.  Double Diamond Windows are almost magical.  These crystals allow you to not only see your inner self more clearly, but they allow you to see your future inner self too!

Generally the lower window is the portal to your current self.  The upper window is the portal to your future inner self.  Use these crystals to see if efforts you are making to improve such things as your spirituality, humanity, and kindness are indeed aimed at success.

The upper diamond should be clear and transparent, appear lighter, and while more difficult to see through, should seem brighter than the lower one during use.

Double Terminated
Double Terminated crystals have two distinct terminations and no base.
Double Terminated Crystals are meditation crystals, divination crystals, and personal talismans.

They are used in meditation to connect to the spiritual world.  They are able to serve as receivers and transmitters to the higher planes of the spirit world.

They are often used in efforts to converse with angels and other spirit guides.

As divination crystals, they are used to connect the past with the future drawing from the past to see into the future.

As talismans they are used to facilitate communication between individuals, teaching us to listen as well as talk, respond as well as react, and accept as well as question.

A Dow is a crystal with” three 7-edged channel faces of the same size, alternating with same-sized three triangular faces”.
Dow Crystals are also called Trans-Channeling crystals because they are both Transmitters and Channeling crystals in one.

These crystals facilitate the transfer of knowledge, energy, and understanding between energy layers in the Life Force.  Transmitters are crystals used for long distance communications. Channeling crystals are used for communications with the higher levels of the Spirit World.

Specifically Dow, or Trans-Channeling crystals are very rare combinations of these two attributes in a single crystal.  They are powerful and expensive.  However, they are the single most powerful conduit for gaining wisdom and understanding from the higher energy levels – the spirit worlds.

Use them primarily in formal meditation in which specific answers to difficult problems are needed.  Their use requires concentration and focus.  Their uncanny power makes them worth the time and effort to both procure one, and to learn to use it effectively.

They are particularly effective in deep trance and meditation work. (note: Photo has record keeper markings (the small triangles) on the Dow face)

Dowsing Quartz See Dow above
Drusy Quartz
A Drusy crystal has a cluster or clusters of” many tiny to partially formed crystals”
Drusy Quartz is extraordinary crystals with the power to dissipate negative thoughts and emotions effectively radiating them away through many tiny points, like a radiator.

Send negative thoughts into the Drusy crystal and they will quickly disappear.  The thoughts will be broken down in to tiny, harmless snippets and flow away with so little power that they cannot infect another being.

Drusy quartz crystals are excellent for use in Spiritual Healing when self-doubt, worry, or other negative feelings are affecting the ability to feel the joy of life.

They are also excellent mediation crystals to deal with pessimism and negativity.

In Feng Shui, Drusy quartz crystals are perfect for bringing life to the most lifeless corner.  They can effectively blunt the effects of a poison arrow.


A very large (hundreds of pounds to tons in weight) quartz crystal.
Earthkeeper crystals are extremely large crystals used primarily in gardens to focus and amplify the Universal Life Force to aid in the growth of the plants within the garden.

They should be surrounded with green crystals and rocks to augment and focus their powers for supporting development and growth.

Egalitarian crystal See Parity Crystal
Egg Shaped
A quartz crystal that has been carved into an egg shape

egg shaped

Egg Shaped clear quartz crystals that have been carved into this shape seems to have some effect in focusing the Universal Life Force on efforts associated with new developments and continuity of life.
Eight Faces See Grounding Crystal
Elestial crystals have many natural terminations and folds over a multi layered crystal.  Appears to be wrinkled and feels that too. This is young quartz and is usually smoky in appearance seemingly burnt by a fire.
Elestials bring the most Yin power of all quartz crystals.  They are the matriarch stone, the Queen Stone, and the symbol of feminine dominion.

Elestials are not transparent.  They are not easy to categorize.  They are not elongated, they have many points, and present a confusing, often conflicting appearance – representing and depicting the feminine powers of the Universal Life Force.

These crystals are best used as personal talismans for women who are building self confidence, and personal power.  If you are starting a business, starting a career, or have an new leadership position, an Elestial quartz will focus and amplify your natural leadership abilities.  Keep it with you always, but never let it be seen.

This is not a soothing, serene healing stone.  It will not heal anything.  It is a feminine power stone of dominion and leadership.

Elestialated See Elestial above
Empathic Warrior
A crystal that has sustained man-made or natural damage is called an Empathic Warrior.
empathic warrior crystal
Empathic Warriors can be any kind of crystal that has sustained damage in its journey to you.  These crystals may have at one point had great power, but now are damaged.

The power of an Empathic Warrior cannot be predicted.  Often when a power or sense is damaged, another grows to compensate. One can only experiment to determine what power and use an Empathic Warrior may have.

Be caution in overlooking a “damaged” crystal, rather consider that its power may not be readily visible.  If you encounter such a crystal and it seems to be attractive to you, it may be worth your while to explore its abilities.  You might be quite surprised and pleased by what you discover.

Empowering Crystals
Empowering Crystals have one or two main 4-sided faces.  They should not be confused with a Diamond Crystal that has an extra, diamond shaped 7th face.
empowering crystal
Empowering Crystals are Personal Talisman crystals that serve to increase our natural abilities in a very general way.  They are general purpose talismans carried when we want to be especially powerful in a specific situation, and we don’t have a more specifically powered crystal.
Enchanted Crystal See Elestial
An Enhydro is a crystal that contains drops of water or other liquids suspended in enclosed small bubbles.
enhydro crystal
There is knowledge that you cannot acquire without loss.

If you pierce the Enhydro quartz to get the liquid, you destroy the crystal’s uniqueness and power.  Trying to get the ancient liquids and their knowledge and power destroys their crystal and mixes them with the mundane.

Dig too deeply into the secrets and hidden places of others and you risk damaging yourself, others, and your relationships.

Enhydro are mediation stones of acceptance and unquestioned love.  They relieve doubt, restore faith, provide self-confidence and bring peace and loving acceptance to relationships plagued by doubt, distrust, and worry.

Etched Crystal
Etched Crystals have external markings that appear to be hieroglyphics inscribed on its sides and or faces.
etched quartz crystal
Etching quartz effectively increases the surface area of the crystal.  Within the earth, sometimes other materials that are more alkaline dissolve tiny rivulets of the quartz as they flow over the crystal.  The results can look like Egyptian hieroglyphics, or strange alien languages.  Don’t’ be mislead by the meaningless markings – they are, in fact, meaningless.

You can’t read them because no one wrote them.  Etched quartz crystals are personal talismans with a single, incredibly important use – they increase our self-imposed boundaries by showing us how to make tiny changes in our lives that add up to major improvements in our relationships.

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