This crystal and mineral combination seems to go somewhat unnoticed at the shop. It is most often a crystal that only gets asked for by those specifically searching for it. It seems odd that such a striking stone doesn’t get seen very often? The Rutilated Quartz is a clear to sometimes Smokey Quartz that has a mineral called “Rutile” growing within it. Rutile can be a few different colors with red and gold being the most common. The gold Rutile is extremely fragile on its own but when it has grown within the barriers of a crystal it is not only beautiful but also held up and supported by the crystal making it stronger. This is a third chakra crystal and resonates with the power center known as the solar plexus. This is where personal power is held, grown, and nurtured.
The energy of this crystal combo is not by any means subtle. It has been known to almost “zap” its holder, energetically, much like feeling electricity. It channels energy very well making this stone a great amplifier as well as a great stone for energizing. The Rutile within the Quartz can be a few different colors with red and gold being the most common. The gold Rutile has been called the hair of Venus (Venus is, loosely known as, the goddess of love). For finding love one may consider Rose Quartz or perhaps Rhodocroisite, but for stabilizing and making a relationship stand the test of time you just can’t beat the Rutilated Quartz. It resonates to a vibration that helps one find the solution to problems and situations that seem unsolvable, which many times is seen within relationships. This is the ultimate relationship stone to help with healing processes for those who wish for true healing to be done.
The beautiful, straw gold, glistening strands of Rutile have also been called Angel hair. When holding a Rutilated Quartz peace comes over the bearer and sometimes a sense of power is charged within the solar plexus. This is done to such a degree that the one holding the stone may feel as if they could indeed rule the world, in a very loving way of course! This perhaps may be the reason it is called Angel hair as it assists the bearer in feeling as if there is nothing that is impossible and they are guided and guarded unconditionally.
The Rutilated Quartz has been known to repel negative energy working much like a shield. If negative energy finds its way past the shielding then it is caught much like bad dreams caught in a dreamcatcher. It is then dissipated or sealed up until the crystal can be cleansed. In physical healing this crystal, at one point in history, was ground up and used as a type of poultice for wounds. It also historically has been known to help one understand the reasons behind the acquisition of dis-eases; therefore, giving one access to information that can be used to help one find healing. Some say that the Rutilated Quartz aids the understanding of advanced civilizations that give us insight into the cooperation among peoples of the world today.
This crystal is very important for balance and emotional calming especially when stressed by groups of people as the bearer will feel more “in tune” with those around them. This is an important stone for the new age to come as we all learn how to live, work and play on a planet which cannot be ruled over but instead must be shared in cooperation.
(Thank you to Melody’s “Love is in the Earth” for a small portion of this information. Available for sale at Mind Body & Spirit)