One of the special wonders of the chakra colour system is
that gold, the colour for the third chakra, is also one
of the colours for the crown chakra (white, and in many
systems, purple, is the other).
The third chakra relates to will (and when out of balance,
to either the over- or under-use of will), and the crown
chakra is our connection to the infinite, that state of
being in which we simultaneously experience our uniqueness
and the oneness of which our individual expression is a
Rutilated quartz, a clear or smoky crystal shot through
with small golden needles of the mineral rutile, makes a
special connection between these two chakras.
It has a high energy charge, which is particularly effective
in releasing energy blockages. Thus, it can help to rebalance
blockages due to low self-esteem or to the excessive use
of personal power. (These conditions are often connected).
In chakra layouts it can be placed near the navel and around
any area where the energy feels sluggish. It is a good stone
to place next to malachite on the solar plexus area. Malachite
can help to surface, but not to dissolve, emotions which
need to be released. Rutilated quartz, like all quartz,
has the ability to help dissolve any energy congestion.
Smoky Quartz is one of the primary stones to use for manifesting
one's dreams, and when it is rutilated its energy multiplies.
This is an excellent stone to program for your goals.
It is especially effective for those who want, through the
realization of their personal dreams, to make a difference
in the world. The crown-third chakra connection helps one
to consciously focus on the spiritual implications of their
goals. This connection can be deepened by placing rutilated
quartz at the crown chakra.
This stone has another virtue; it is very beautiful. Pick
one up and hold it up in the light. You may become mesmerized
by the spider web of gold inside it. If you do, remember
that in Native American tradition Spider is the Weaver of
the World, a symbol of our own ability to weave the worlds
of our dreams.