Tumbled Amphibole Quartz
Angel Phantom Quartz
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Amphibole Quartz, aka Angel Phantom Quartz, is an incredibly rare and wildly beautiful crystal that can only be found in one place in Brazil. It is a special type of included Quartz that features minerals that are considered to be part of the Amphibole supergroup, making it a highly sought out and unique addition to any mineral collection.
The word 'Amphibole' comes from the Greek word 'amphibolos', meaning "ambiguous" - this name is likely due to the conglomerate of various inosilicate minerals that exist within. These minerals grow in prism, spray, or needle-like crystals composed of double chain SiO4 tetrahedra. They include Actinolite, Richterite, Tremolite, and Hornblende, plus Hematite, Limonite, Kaolinite, and Lithium. The colors (white, red, orange, yellow, brown, and green) and patterns present in Amphibole Quartz are a stunning treat for the crystal collector's eye. Most often, these patterns are reminiscent of wispy paint brush strokes, or plumes of smoke, and leave behind the imprint of crystals that were once forming long ago.
In the mineral world, these crystal imprints are known as 'Phantoms' and are considered to be the "ghosts" of the mineral kingdom. At one point in these crystals' history, a disruption occurred in their growth and new minerals washed over them, creating the opportunity for a brand new crystal to form around them. A variation in mineral composition allows for these crystalline ghosts to be visible to the naked eye.
What are the metaphysical properties of Amphibole Quartz?
Amphibole Quartz is believed throughout the metaphysical community to strongly influence the Third Eye and Crown Chakras, due to its angelic, wispy inclusions. This means that this crystal is useful for connecting to the Angelic Realms and opening oneself up to the guidance of ancestors and guides. It expands the consciousness and allows for spiritual growth to take hold so that the intuition becomes more highly developed. If we go deeper, however, we find that this crystal can be immensely useful in balancing the lower chakras, as well.
When the red and orange of Hematite, and yellow of Limonite, are present in Amphibole Quartz, its possesses the ability to balance out the Root and Sacral Chakras. In these Chakras is where many of us carry our childhood, or past life, traumas. These traumas impact us on a subconscious level and slowly seep out into our conscious lives. When our lower Chakras are blocked, we find that we lack balance and grounding. We cling to fear and shrink ourselves to stay small. When our lower Chakras are open and balanced, we radiate love, sexuality, creativity, stability, and high spirits.
Imagine utilizing the consciousness illuminating properties to inspire growth and movement away from your fears, towards your Highest Self. By shedding light on the darkest corners of your consciousness and the source of any instability, you allow for transmutation and healing to occur. This is why I believe Amphibole Quartz crystals are multi-faceted in their healing purposes, and don't need to be limited to the upper Chakras.