Monday 26 April 2021

Love To Colour? Colouring with Cats #122 ~ Getting Your OM’s on with Mandalas on Mondays ~ Crystal of the Week PLUS **Your Crystal Questions Answered** What Is Spirit Quartz Good For?

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Supurr  greetings gorgeous furiends

Welcome to another fabulous Monday at BBHQ, and many thanks for joining us as we continue our crystal journey today, and this week, we've got a lovely gemstone to share as Lizzie asked us; what is Spirit Quartz good for? 

Crystal of The Week


What is Spirit Quartz good for?

Spirit Quartz is a lovely looking stone, usually a candle, aka a long crystal covered in tiny clusters which make it look like a cactus, and at many shows in the U.K. we've been to, a lot of sellers do call it Cactus Quartz.

It comes in a variety of colours; amethyst, citrine, white/clear quartz or smoky quartz. Though we can say, we've never seen a smoky quartz one yet. And can be a mixture of all the aforementioned, though today's crystal is a combination of amethyst and citrine.
Colouring with Cats ©BionicBasil® Crystal of The Week - Spirit Quartz

Our Spirit Quartz at BBHQ is a stunning pale lilac colour on the amethyst side and a deep orangey-yellow on the citrine side. It's a nice size and has lots of larger spikes covered in tiny clusters, we can't remember when the P.A. purrchased it, but it's been sitting on the sideboard in the kitchen for at least a decade or more. We do have a couple of smaller pieces that are like the tip of one of the spikes on this particular piece, although they are in the crystal room at the moment.

Colouring with Cats ©BionicBasil® Crystal of The Week - Spirit Quartz - Both Sides

Let's hop right in and tell mew a little about the gem lore surrounding this interesting crystal. it has all the qualities of regular quartz; see the link above. Though as its name suggests, it is purported to be an exceptionally spiritual stone that has an immense vibration, really high, and aids in meditational journies such as out of body experiences - OBE - and assists in enhancing clairvoyant and metaphysical gifts, so if these are areas mew are looking to raise, this stone could supposedly be of great benefit.

Melvyn was purrticluarly curious about it, and after an initial inspection, he actually tongue-tested it, and his findings were, "Dudes, I know why they call it Cactus Quartz, that's a really prickly crystal!" MOL
Colouring with Cats ©BionicBasil® Crystal of The Week - Melvyn Inspecting the Spirit Quartz

It is also said this stone can encourage a deeper dreaming state, so if mew're looking to engage in dream exploration, keep a piece under your pillow and see what spiritual realms or new dimensions mew can journey to.

We've also read that it can aid in self-forgiveness, and as it's a stone of duality, it can bring balance and harmony, or yin and yang.

Spirit Quartz is also supposedly very effective for increasing heightened psychic awareness as it can appurrently raise the vibration of the crown chakra; this is located above the head, and it is also suggested that it can assist with a mind/emotional detox; so if your head is full to bursting aka racing thoughts and won't quiet down, this might be a crystal to sit with and gently explore the reasons why.

We think Spirit Quartz is a beautiful stone that emits a lovely vibration; not only is it visually stunning it has bucket loads going for it. And it can also be used on the third eye chakra, aka in the middle of the forehead, and the solar plexus, located between the ribs and belly button.

There are other colours which mew can get, some are enhanced to make them more visually purrleasing, although that doesn't detract from the purrported properties, and the different colours have different additional qualities. These are lilac, aqua aura, citrine, smoky & flame aura.

So on that note, we'll let mew decide if this is a crystal mew'd like in your collection. We know we wouldn't be without one or two, well purrhaps three at BBHQ!  MOL

Many thanks for contacting us Lizzie, 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 weeks Crystal of the Week, click the link: Garnet.

(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 #122 Downloadable Image
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And here's our finished version... this week, we used a combination of greens, purples and pinks with a splash of royal blue. We really love the finished effect.

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #122 coloured by Cathrine Garnell

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

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So on that note, we'll say bye for now and hope to see mew on Wednesday when we're back with Part 5 of our epically exciting adventure; Fast, Furry & Dangerous, and if mew've missed any episodes so far, here is last weeks which has all the links in up to date.

Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Supurr  chilled purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox

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  1. Spirit Quartz really is pretty, we like the looks of it!


  2. That is quite an amazing design of that mandala!
    I don't think my father had any crystals like that one, it sure is a unique formation! Reminded me of when we grew crystals in jars, like combinations of sugar, salt and magnesium, with food coloring, LOL!

  3. The quartz is most beautiful.

    Love the coloring, but the breathing exercise is my most favorite thing to do each Monday morning.

    Have a purrfect day and week. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥

  4. A beautiful Mandala and what wonderful Spirit Quartz! We sure love it and wish we had some at our house

  5. That is a lovely quartz, and very unusual looking.

  6. That is very pretty. It does look like a cactus. Beautiful mandala too. XO


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