Phantom crystals are formed when the growth of a crystal has been interrupted and then begins to grow again. Phantoms are excellent awareness tools on all levels. They can give a sense of magic and help us increase awareness of evolution, in ourselves and in the world around us, showing how growth, rest, and rebirth cycle through all existence. Phantoms are excellent for past life work and meditation. In spiritual crystal healing, phantom crystals are said to be excellent for initiating healing, bringing great energy to the healing process, and are said to be especially helpful for hearing disorders and emotional healing.
The Hedge Witch's crystal generator series I've been planning for a while, a coupling of crystals with botanical themes, begins with this phantom quartz piece. One of my favorite crystals in my collection is paired with a cast sterling silver twig and flower and hangs from an 18" Italian chain.