➤ Written By Liz Oakes
Witches Finger Quartz Crystal is definitely not what you would call a pretty stone.
In fact it looks somewhat bizarre, yet has a rather striking appearance that gets your attention and has many powerful properties!
The unique mix of minerals in these stones helps your communication by aiding the growth of tactful, diplomatic speech.
Funnily enough I quite like how they look, as it reminds me of the fact that human beings are also not all alike or even good looking.
Regardless of the look of people, or crystals, they can have so much to offer! Fortunately these crystals also have some useful metaphysical properties.
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So why would you use them? As they are a type of quartz they embody all of the energy of quartz.
Quartz has a strong action to amplify the vibration of the many minerals that are part of their make-up.
Their vibration may be advantageous to use in meditation, as they may attract helpful spirit guides and teachers that are needed for your ongoing life journey.
The energy of these stones may challenge you to take the bull by the horns and embrace all that life may offer, without fear, allowing your real self to step forward and live life!
The meaning of their name comes from a couple of interesting attributes that makes them resemble what children might have thought a Witches Finger could look like.
These crystals are a weird looking type of quartz that have strange gnarly bumps on them.
They most often occur in a shape that may be thought to be similar to a somewhat disfigured finger of a witch in fairy tales.
They are made from quartz and many have well formed and easily recognized faces, and can occur in some of the common quartz formations.
Many are double terminated with clearly defined points but that isn't often how they are.
Witches Finger Quartz are mostly popular because they are such an unusual member of the quartz family.
It is the many inclusions of minerals that make them look quite unusual in their natural state and quite unlike other types of quartz crystals.
There are a number of minerals that are known to be included in these strange looking stones, some included inside, some only partially included and others that sit on the outside.
There are quite a large number of minerals that may be embodied in these stones.
Some of these are fairly well known but there are a few less common ones as well.
These crystals are a combination of quartz with other minerals. This may include rutile, muscovite, feldspar, zircon, mica, calcite, sphalerite, hematite, actinolite, iron, zinnwaldite and magnetite.
Some pieces may have threads of actinolite or rutile clearly visible and these crystals are also known as Hair Of Venus stone.
They come from a mine in Zambia in Africa which is now said to be closed.
They are also available in some places as tumblestones, selling under the trade name Magdalena Stone.
Due to the mine closure, they are now not as common as they once were. But there are still quite a few in the hands of wholesalers so it should be possible to obtain some.
Some websites say that this is a member of the Spirit Quartz family but really where they got that idea I don't know.
Checkout my article about Spirit Quartz and you'll see many images that will give you clarity about the difference in how they look.
The only thing that I can see that Spirit Quartz and Witches Fingers have in common is that they are both types of Quartz.
Spirit Quartz is found in only one place, in the Boekenhout region in South Africa rather than in Zambia which is the only place that these stones come from.
Witches fingers are commonly knurled stones, that look like the fingers of a witch rather than having a quite defined structure like Spirit Quartz which feature smaller crystals termination points.
There are a number of reasons why you might choose to use Witches Finger Quartz including:
These crystals have an energy that encourages you to be yourself, but at the same time to be fearless and live life on your own terms.
They are a stone of courage that are helpful to assist you to release fear and to let go of feelings that may be related to the darker side of your nature.
They enhance the growth of positive energies and are excellent protection for those who are on the spiritual path.
They may boost the energies of courage and inner peace and through this be able to be your authentic self.
It is not only known to be a highly protective stone but it may also release any chaotic energies from your auric field.
Your energy field can be invaded by disruptive energies that can cause an influx of negative energy throughout your system.
They are a very potent stone with an excellent protection energy and are an excellent stone of support to keep in the places that you spend the most time each day.
Their vibration can be very helpful when you are traveling in areas that you haven't been to before, and which may need particular attention when navigating.
Their vibration is useful to assist you to safely reach your destination without getting lost.
Use them in meditation as they are good crystal healing stones that may be used to cleanse and activate any or all of your chakras.
This may allow the release of any negative or sluggish energy from your auric field. As this stone is a variety of quartz, it will be easy to program if you wish.
If you need information on how to program quartz crystals there is more information on its specific page.
They resonate within all of the chakras, with a strong action within the higher chakras to boost spiritual growth.
They help you to reach a deep meditative state, where they may assist you to make contact with spirit beings, teachers or guides who might assist you, and provide answers to questions you have.
These unusual stones are useful used in meditation, and they have a strong mystical or magical vibration that may assist shamanic journeying.
For those who are not sure what shamanic journeying is, this relates to first going deep into a meditative state, where you allow yourself to reach an altered state of consciousness.
Many people do this type of inner journey when listening to music with a regular beat, such as drumming, which helps to maintain the connection to the outer world, and guides you back.
The energy of these stones is also known to stretch time.
You may discover that this attribute has manifested when you do what you thought was a very long meditation, only to discover you were barely away for a couple of minutes on the clock.
This may be very helpful to aid you to make great strides in your spiritual growth.
These crystals are also said to have some unusual characteristics, that are known to assist cooks, wine-makers and beers brewers with their craft.
So if you work in any of those industries you may benefit by using them.
In summary: some Witches Finger quartz crystals have obvious inclusions of minerals that you might recognize.
If you can identify a specific mineral check the metaphysical properties and meaning of these stones to see how that inclusion might be helpful.
Inclusions of Red Muscovite are very common as is mica of other colors, including sparkly silver mica inclusions.
These crystals are excellent spiritual allies that are beneficial for aura shielding during meditation.
Meditate with them at the heart chakra to boost loving energy and positive energies in your life.
What are the best crystals to use with Witches Finger also called Magdalena Stone?
There are a number below that combine well with them. Witches Fingers have a helpful energy to assist you to let go of fear and to live life on your own terms.
In order to decrease feelings of panic, dread or trepidation, use it with other stones that help to release fear.
Specific stones for this purpose includes Rhodonite, Tigers Eye, Black Jade or Watermelon Tourmaline.
If you feel that your ability to speak tactfully might benefit by being boosted a little, you could use it with other stones that bring an increase in tact and discretion.
Other stones that aid your communication to be more tactful includes Howlite, Watermelon Tourmaline and Aurichalcite.
To aid you to speak more diplomatically, combine it with other stones that help you to speak in a more sensitive and diplomatic way. Stones for this purpose includes Mariposite or Nunderite.
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Metaphysical healing uses universal energy so does not stand alone and can be used with any other type of healing.
Using the energy of crystals for healing yourself is about finding a way to enhance conventional medicine not replace it. So always seek out medical treatment for any worrying health issue.
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