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Snow Quartz Meaning & Properties

Snow Quartz is a milky white quartz crystal that is also called Milky Quartz or sometimes referred to as simply White Quartz. Although Quartz is the most common mineral on Earth and white-colored quartz is the second most common color for quartz, the benefits of Snow Quartz should not be overlooked. Snow Quartz is a calming and mind-clearing crystal that can activate the inner guidance to find a new, clearer perspective.

In this Snow Quartz profile, we go through:

  • Snow Quartz Properties
  • Snow Quartz Meaning
  • Snow Quartz Metaphysical Properties (Chakras + Healing Properties)
  • Cleansing, Recharging, and Cleaning

Snow Quartz Properties

white snow quartz crystal

Snow Quartz is a milky white quartz crystal that often has Calcite around it when in point clusters or in a raw form. The crystal gets this milky white color from microscopic bubbles that reduce the clarity of what would be clear quartz.

Depending on the number of water bubbles inside the Snow Quartz crystal, it can appear mostly transparent to complete ice white to the naked eye.

The white quartz crystal has a waxy touch, especially after it is tumbled and polished into the common forms found in crystal shops. The most common raw form will be clustered Snow Quartz points often surrounded by Calcite.

Snow Quartz Chemical Formula: SiO2

Snow Quartz Hardness: 7 (Mohs scale)

Snow Quartz Meaning

Snow quartz, in its milky white hue, is a crystal that brings out your inner wisdom. A very clarifying stone, it has a soothing energy that can help you find peace through the storms of life and assists in you learning the lessons your soul came for.

Bringing patience, stillness, and the heightened ability to perceive the meaning of things, the next steps to take, and the right direction to walk in, snow quartz is a helpful, everyday tool for life. 

A common stone to find out in nature on a dirt trail, in a riverbed, or even in a gravel driveway, this snowy white quartz is abundantly available to help us all clear and calm our minds, let go of limiting beliefs, and step into our true power! 

An encouraging and amplifying crystal, white quartz carries the same power as clear quartz, but it’s gentler around the edges, softening and widening the quartz energy to encompass your entire being. It helps boost the power of your healing and self-care practices and amplifies the energy of other crystals, so it’s a great one to keep in your crystal medicine bag!

snow quartz meaning

Snow Quartz Metaphysical Properties


Snow quartz energy is aligned with the crown chakra, opening up your intuition and connection to your guides and higher self to obtain wisdom. Its high vibration brings feelings of peace, purity, and a child-like innocence and awe for the magic of the world around you. It’s a crystal that helps you drop your cynicism and preconceptions, allowing you to be inspired and open to having faith in the divine.

Also very helpful for the third-eye chakra and mind space, snow quartz is great to help bust through limiting beliefs and old patterns of thought that have been keeping you feeling stuck, or pessimistic, unable to move forward towards your goals.

In this way, it also affects the solar plexus chakra in the upper abdomen, which is closely related to the mind, and is where fear and doubt are held within our bodies. When you start breaking through the subconscious walls of the third-eye chakra, the solar plexus also starts to clear and open, boosting your confidence, self-esteem, and motivation to make your dreams happen.

Healing Properties


Snow quartz helps you tap into your inner wisdom to find the answers that are waiting within you, strengthening your intuition and amplifying the messages it has for you.

When you’re struggling emotionally, feeling low, confused, depressed, or anxious, snow quartz offers comforting energy to lean on for emotional support and inner clarity, helping you unearth the gems that are hiding in the apparent darkness, finding lessons and light through the pain.

snow quartz properties


One of the best benefits of snow quartz is its ability to deepen your meditation practice. It helps you sit still, focus, clear your mind of cyclical thoughts and stop being so critical of yourself, relaxing into the experience at hand. It opens you up to being the observer, present, and aware of your body, your ego, your emotions, and your spirit, all at once.

Snow quartz can also help you differentiate between when you’re thinking and when you’re receiving intuitive messages through your mind. They come through the same channel, but there is a different tone, resonance, and impact, and snow quartz can help you get still enough within to tell the difference.

It helps you make more mindful, informed choices to guide your life.


Physically, snow quartz is strengthening the teeth, bones, and bone marrow and can aid in the absorption of calcium. It stimulates the pineal and pituitary glands which are in large part responsible for our many different hormones working together in harmony and functioning properly.

Snow quartz also helps in bringing your ideas into the physical world, by amplifying your intentions out to the ethers and helping you receive advice, guidance, and action steps to take to manifest your dreams.


Snow quartz dissolves the blocks and barriers that are in the way of you releasing old resentment and shame. It helps you reflect on the past and take away lessons and wisdom that were hidden within those experiences that seemed so painful at the time, so you can understand from a wider perspective the things those past situations were showing you.

It’s a beautiful crystal to help you change your trajectory, improve your life and improve how you’re functioning in your day-to-day reality by learning from the past. Snow quartz helps you assimilate and embody the lessons that you’ve learned, so you stop repeating the same cycles and patterns, some that could have been with you for lifetimes, and start living in the present, wholly and completely.

What is Snow Quartz Good For?

snow white quartz benefits
  • Clearing and calming the mind
  • Dissolving subconscious blocks and patterns
  • Differentiating between mind and intuition
  • Connecting with your inner guidance system
  • Opening up to optimism and faith
  • Widening your perspective 
  • Moving out of victim mentality into empowerment
  • Deepening your meditation practice
  • Amplifying the power of your other crystals
  • Becoming present and clear
  • Benefitting the immune and endocrine systems
  • Thinking before you speak
  • Having tact and grace in communication
  • Embodying lessons from past painful experiences

Cleanse & Recharge

As a quartz stone, this hardy crystal can be cleansed in almost any way you have available to you. Use what’s easy and right in front of you. 

You can run your snow quartz underwater for a while, or submerge it for up to 24 hours for total cleansing and rejuvenation of its energy.

Leave it under the moonlight for a night to help it release the energy it’s been carrying and absorb the magical yin frequencies of the moon. 

You can also keep it on a bed of rock salt, selenite, or even hematite, as a nurturing and cleansing nest to rest it in so it can always be ready for you when you need it.

Snow Quartz FAQ

Is Snow Quartz the same as Milky Quartz?

Yes, Snow Quartz is a white milky quartz crystal that also goes by the name Milky Quartz or White Quartz, due to the crystal’s color.

What chakra is Snow Quartz?

Snow Quartz energy is aligned with the crown chakra, opening up your intuition and connection to your guides and higher self to obtain wisdom.

Can I put snow quartz in water?

Yes, Snow Quartz is a safe crystal to submerge or run water over it. Snow Quartz can be safely cleaned using water.

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