The Frequency of Quartz
How important is quartz to our survival? Each day we rely on this abundant crystal found around the world in more ways than one.
For those that know a lot about this powerful crystal, here is a refresher, for those that know a little, enjoy the information and be amazed at this beautiful semi-precious gemstone and what some would say has “miraculous abilities”.
Before we begin, I think I need to explain the Piezoelectric Effect. The Piezoelectric Effect means that some crystals generate a current as they are deformed. Quartz is one of them. Striking quartz will cause it to deform and produce a current of electricity. The same applies when you apply voltage to a quartz crystal, it will deform, we call this the Reverse Piezoelectric Effect.
Now that we understand the Piezoelectric Effect we can dive deeper into the importance of this crystal and how it has a firm grip in our society, and defines who we are.
Now you might be thinking about tuning your piano with this little guy, similar, but this one oscillates at a much higher frequency than the tuning forks that are tuned to the 7 notes of the western music scale. Quartz Tuning Forks like this little one, oscillates or vibrates at 32,768 Hz precisely. Your digital watch’s circuitry measures the oscillations or vibrations of the tuning fork to maintain time and to ensure that your time piece does not run slow or run fast over longer periods of time.
Quartz is used because it is very stable, both physically and mechanically, continuing to work in all types of extreme conditions found on earth. We can find these little tuning forks in every digital watch, cell phone, GPS units or anything else that measures time digitally.
These devices help wake us up in the morning by signalling an alarm, let us know of our daily appointments, prevent our cakes from being burnt in the oven, ensure that we get to our job interviews, essentially molding us into who we are. Can you imagine if you were late for something because your time piece ran slower than everyone else’s. Could we find our friends at prearranged meeting times and locations? I think not. Our lives would be brought back 100 years, searching for the closest sundial to coordinate your day properly. All kidding aside, our lives today would be totally different without the wonders of Quartz and the Piezoelectric Effect.
So why are we attracted to quartz? Not only is it the largest single mineral found on earth, it comes in a large assortment of types; Amethyst, Citrine, Rose and Smoky Quartz, Clear Quartz sometimes called rock crystal, these are just to name a few. Here are a couple of photos of various Quartz Stone Pendants
These different quartz are connected to our various chakras throughout our body. Clear Quartz can represent our Crown Chakra or the Soul Star Chakra (a universal chakra above our heads). Clear quartz assists us to decipher the information that is being presented to us, the Universe is filled with coded messages that we have difficulty understanding if we have not prepared our body, mind and spirits to do so. Our daily meditation, or yoga practice can also bring awareness to this vast wealth of information available to us.
Here is a beautiful piece of art that I make to help balance a room or environment to facilitate an opening of your Crown Chakra bringing awareness to the Soul Star Chakra and the symphony of intelligence around us.
Whether you are wearing clear, rose, smoky, rutilated, tourmalated, or any other piece of quartz in its wonderful abundance of colours, you are sure to feel connected, you will discover your place in the universe, a sense of belonging and knowing that you are part of the beautiful web of the world we live in. This gemstone is more than just semi-precious, it is absolutely precious to all life on earth in one way or another, may it bring you Peace, Joy, Happiness and not to forget, Timeliness.
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