Monday 12 April 2021

Love To Colour? Colouring with Cats #120 ~ Getting Your OM’s on with Mandalas on Mondays ~ Crystal of the Week PLUS **Your Crystal Questions Answered** What Is Clear Quartz Good For?

Turquoise Mandalas on Mondays Banner 2020 ©BionicBasil® getting your Om's on and unleash Your Zen Harmonies

Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furiends

Welcome to another pawesome week at BBHQ and today we're continuing our crystal journey, and this week, we've got a lovely gemstone to share as Karen asked us; what is clear quartz good for? 

Crystal of The Week


What is clear quartz good for?

Clear quartz is the next best thing to diamonds in our humble opinion; some can be completely transparent with the most exquisite rainbows inside and refract the light in beautiful prisms, other clear quartz can milky with striations through the crystal, there is no hard and fast rule to how it should look.  Some specimens can be quite opaque and cloudy, while others are completely translucent and flawless and look like ice.
Colouring with Cats ©BionicBasil® Crystal of The Week - Clear Quartz

We have quite a few different clear quartz crystals at BBHQ, from small polished tumbled stones to clusters, obelisks and there is one flame, like the Smoky quartz we shared a few weeks ago, only this one is quite a bit smaller. Take a look at a few in our collection, as being investigated by Fudge and Melvyn.

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #120 Clear Quartz

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #120 Clear Quartz with Fudge and Melvyn

 Let's hop right in and tell mew a little about the gem lore surrounding these lovely crystals. Quartz is appurrently known as one of the master healers and is a powerful energy amplifier. It purportedly helps cleanse the body and assists in enhancing purrsonal healing, plus raising energy levels. It can supposedly act to restore the aura and subtle bodies as it deeply cleanses on all planes. 

In some texts we've purrused, it is suggested that clear quartz is a pawesome stone to use in meditation, as it helps still the mind, aids in concentration and assists in finding focus, plus helps to attune mew to your spiritual self. It's a superb stone for channelling too.

And if mew remember all Fortune Tellers of old used to have a large clear quartz sphere; though the one Melvyn is gazing into today is quite special as the natural internal formation is split into quarters and it's filled with the most amazing rainbows. In fact, it's one of our favourite pieces of quartz! 

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #120 Clear Quartz - Crystal Gazing with Melvyn

If mew were to ask us if there's one crystal to have what is it, we'd reply clear quartz every time. It really is one of the best stones to have, and it can be used on any of the chakra points. The P.A. has lots of small quartz points that she places around her in a circle when she's feeling listless. She always seems to feel better after being in a crystal circle for a while; whether that's a real effect or purrceived effect from using crystals is undeterminable. But in our opinion it doesn't really matter; the point is if it makes mew feel better mentally and physically that's a result. 

There are also lots of different coloured quartz crystals that each have additional properties to the generic clear variety. And just to name a few, there are; blue, golden, harlequin, tangerine, rainbow, green etc... 

Plus, there are many treated and enhanced quartz stones, and these can be coated with gold, silver, titanium or copper which are fired at intense heat to create the most dazzling effects. Some can look extremely bright and sometimes quite garish. Others have subtle rainbow/prismatic effects that are often referred to as Aura colours. Such as Angel Aura, which is an iridescent milky white with a gorgeous rainbow effect, or Aqua Aura, which has the same rainbow effect but is a bright turquoise colour, and each of these coated stones have additional properties to the generic ones above. Some of the coated stones are really quite pretty, and if mew are drawn to bright colours mew'll love these, we have lots of different ones at BBHQ, the P.A. is a bit of a magpie - OOPS! If mew'd like a post to see some of the coated quartz's let us know in the comments.

Anyhoo, we'd better wrap this up as we could go on for hours, so if mew're looking a crystal that does the lot mew can't get better than a clear quartz, from the info we've read this is the top crystal to have in your collection. And don't forget that there's oodles of jewellery made from this gorgeous stone too.  

Many thanks for emailing us Karen, and we hope that answered your question.

 If mew have any crystal questions; email us, DM us or ask us in the comments below.

To check out last times Crystal of the Week, click the link: Fluorite.

(disclaimer; we are not health or medical practitioners, all crystal info is purely for entertainment purposes only.) 

Anyhoo, we do hope mew've all have a totally pawesome weekend, and that mew're ready fur the week ahead, so let's jump right in and start as always with our little breathing exercise, which we're sure mew all have down paw by now...  but if mew've furgotten, stop what mew're doing fur a moment and take deep fulfilling breaths; counting to five on the inhale and five on the exhale:

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Smooch is here again to offur mew assistance in getting your OM's on and Zen Harmonies happening, so just press play, close your eyes and follow his instructions.

Don't mew feel better already?  I know we do!

All the mandala's featured are created & designed by us, aka The B Team.

Here's this weeks mandala.
Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #120 Downloadable Image

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And here's our finished version... this week we decided that we need a propurr Springy vibe so we used a combination of pinks and greens, we think it turned out purretty nice, what do mew think?

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #120 coloured by Cathrine Garnell

Coloured on the iPad and then transformed in Prisma, this time we chose the effect - Spring Love.

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So on that note, we'll say bye for now and hope to see mew on Wednesday when we'll be here sharing Part 3 of Fast, Furry and Dangerous, one of our epically epic adventures, and if mew missed Part 2, click here to catch up.

Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Supurr chilled purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox

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  1. Clear quarts really is quite pretty, we like it!

  2. The clear quartz does look lovely. Your PA does have a huge collection.

  3. Oh the quartz is most beautiful. A very nice collection too.

    I always enjoy starting off my week with the breathing exercises. Thank you for doing this each week.

    Love the vivid colors. Made me smile.

    Have a purrfect day and week. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥

  4. Interesting collection of crystals.

    Thank you for sharing with us at

  5. What beautiful Crystals and Mandalas. Love the colors you used.

  6. That is some amazing Quartz. What a gem it is. So pretty and beautiful. We need some around here. Purrs

  7. Your mom has so many nice gems. XO

  8. What a wonderful collection of quartz! |Thanks for your descriptions of the stones and their qualities. I get so much out of your posts! And the Mandala for coloring is terrific! Thank YOU! We hope you and your whole family have a marvellously happy day!

  9. I so enjoy Smoochie helping me to get my Zen on. Yoor crystals are so wonderpurr! Momma still hasn't unpacked ... or rather, found...her crystals. We definitely need some calming influence around Chateau Wonderpurr.

  10. My Father had tons of those crystals!! They sure are pretty.
    I always felt the madmade effects somehow distracted from the true original beauty...but some of them can be quite pretty...and then its possible to have a lot of them to wear as matched or contrasted jewellery to your outfit of the day...LOL!

    I just adore the color scheme you used for this week's mandala!


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