Fire Quartz - Strawberry Quartz
Fire Quartz is also known as Strawberry Quartz the different names tend to indicate the amount of inclusion, Fire Quartz tends to have more colour then Strawberry Quartz, the names can also be location orientated eg most Fire Quartz comes from Africa. This type of Quartz has inclusions of red Hematite these show within the Quartz as beautiful to pinkish red splatters of colour.
Quartz is a significant component of many igneous, metamorphic & sedimentary rocks. It is one of the most common minerals found on the Earth’s surface & in the Earth's continental crust. However Fire Quartz is not overly common & can be difficult to find. Historically Quartz has been revered by many ancient cultures. The Romans & Greeks used it as a powerful talisman, the Egyptians believed it gave the wearer long life. Indigenous peoples of Australia & Americas used it to induce visions & for shamanic rituals. All cultures have crafted jewellery from various Quartz varieties for thousands of years. One of the oldest known examples discovered in the Mesopotamian region (current day Iraq), was Rose Quartz beads dating back to approximately 7000BC.
Quartz has unique physical properties which have made it a vital component of human industrial evolution starting with flint arrow heads all the way to sophisticated electronic equipment. It is heat resistant & piezoelectric, therefore it accumulates an electric charge when mechanical stress is applied. It oscillates at a perfect, steady vibration a characteristic vital in the development of time pieces & clocks, it is still used today in quality time keeping instruments.
The stone of Joy! This crystal has a very positive light happy vibration. Fire Quartz holds an eternal flame, an everlasting fire energy within. It absorbs negative energies & transmutes them into positive vibrations, burning away the heavy dense frequencies it leaves only light high energies in its place.
Fire Quartz is a powerful mind tonic it expands ones cognitive ability, increasing the brains energy & enhancing ones innate intelligence. Excellent at problem solving Fire Quartz sheds light on the core of a problem & helps one find lateral solutions to the issues at hand. It helps turn problems into blessings of opportunity, enlightenment & growth. It illuminates the hidden, revealing the truth of all situations & relationships. If you feel you are being lied to, Fire Quartz will help burn away the deceit & reveal the truth. If the truth is hard to accept & painful this crystal teaches us the wisdom of understanding that sometimes good positive growth hurts yet it is necessary to achieve soul freedom & true happiness. It will support one through the pain of difficult changes, providing love, comfort & emotional strength. Fire Quartz will help dissolve any trauma incurred from unpleasant experiences or relationships helping one to move forward fresh & free of past hurts.
This crystal is particularly good at facilitating the removal of negative things from ones life, anything that does not serve the bearers greater good will leave. Anything blocking ones soul path & stifling ones life purpose will leave. Fire Quartz shifts ones vibration engaging the laws of attraction, therefore anything that does not vibrate at the same frequency will not be able to exist in the resonance of its powerful joy & love energy.
Fire Quartz is excellent at dispelling worry & anxiety it brings about a happy disposition putting a bounce in your step & a twinkle in your eye. It is an excellent ally for those suffering from emotional stress or depressive tendencies. Also fantastic for Empath’s, Healers or the magically inclined as its high frequency & its ability to absorb energies protects the wearer. It also allows one to fine turn vibrations elevating the mind to a higher place of consciousness & awareness.
Brain function, learning issues, memory, DNA, heart function, endocrine dysfunction e.g anxiety, depression, thyroid issues. Boosts metabolism.
Group: Quartz (Silicate-Tectosilicate)
Crystal System: Trigonal
Composition: SiO2 with Iron inclusions
Specific Gravity: 2.65
Transparency: Transparent, translucent, opaque
R.I: 1.544 to 1.553
Colour: Colourless, Pink, White, Orange, Red
Pleochroism: Weakly Dichroic