Obsidian


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Obsidian is a naturally formed volcanic glass that originates as extrusive, igneous rock.

 

The formation is as a result of rapid volcanic cooling with minimal crystal growth. Felsic lava with a high silica content moves within what is known as an obsidan flow and the low crystal growth is caused by a high viscosity and polymerization degree that inhibits atomic diffusion.

 

Classed as a rock, rather than a mineral as it is formed from a variety of minerals like feldspar and hematite as minor minerals to the major mineral; volcanic glass.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Obsidian belongs to the Amorphous system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Archaeological evidence of obsidian dates back to the Acheulian age to almost 1.5 million years ago; 700,000 BC. There is also evidence of pottery use in the Neolithic times.

 

The sharpness of obsidian proved its popularity with the Ancient Egyptians and was used to produce sharp blades and flints in the Stone Age times.

 

The variety of obsidian types varied with each locality of volcanic eruption which has made it easier to trace the types used for trading at distance. Weaponry and trading artifacts have been found in places in a 400 km circumference from the origin of the Chilean volcano; Chaiten.

 

In current times, obsidian is used for surgical scalpels and as plinths for audio turn tables. It is widely used in ornamentation and as gemstones and can present a different appearance, dependent on how it is cut.

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Obsidian has a vitreous luster with a conchoidal fracture. It is translucent and appears as deep black or blackish green.

In some stones, small white clustered inclusions appear which result form the integration of cristobalite and this is termed as a snowflake obsidian.

 

The stone is brittle and hard with a rating of 5-6 on the Mohs scale of hardness.

 

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
There are many different varieties of Obsidian, these include and are not limited to;

 

  • Rainbow Obsidian
  • Snowflake Obsidian
  • Gold Sheen Obsidian
  • Mahogany Obsidian
  • Silver Sheen Obsidian
  • Smoky Obsidian | Apache Tear

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Obsidian crystals.

 

Mental: Obsidian is a grounding stone that integrates the dark side of the mental being. It allows one to activate abilities that have previously been untapped.
 
Emotional: Obsidian allows one to deal with shock and trauma with clarity and balance. It helps to bring resolution to deep negative feelings.
 
Physical: Obsidian aids the healing of wounds and eases the constriction of the vessels. It reduces pain and tension and increases blood flow.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Obsidian

 

Crystal: Obsidian
Mineralogy: Volcanic Glass | Silicon Dioxide
Geometric form: Amphorous
Formation: Primary
Family: Silicon Dioxide
Birthstone: Obsidian is associated with the astrological signs of Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Aries.
Appearance: Obsidian has a vitreous luster with a conchoidal fracture. It is translucent
Aura: Obsidian is used carefully to release negative energy whilst providing protection at the same time.
Colour: Deep black, greenish black, dark brown.
Chakra: Obsidian is primarily associated with the Root Chakra as it provides the grounding needed for the earth connection when releasing negative energy patterns.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Sodalite


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Sodalite is a latice silicate that contains sodium.It forms as a primary source in a deep, royal blue colour and is found in veins that fill plutonic, igneous rocks like nepheline syenites and other pegmatite formations.

 

Occasionally the mineral can be found near volcanic rock and metamorphic rocks.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Sodalite crystals belong to the Cubic system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Sodalite was first described by the term in 1811 as its was sourced in the Llimaussaq complex, Narsaq, West Greenland. When large deposits were sourced in Ontario, Canada in the 1890’s, the stone began to become a popular gem stone.

 

The mineral is also sourced in parts of Canada and the US with smaller deposits being found in Russia, Romania, Burma and South America, amongst others.

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Sodalite has a relatively low density and is on the softer side of the Mohs scale rating of hardness showing a 5.5-6. The stone has a brittle tenacity with a conchoidal to uneven fracture and a vitreous to greasy luster.

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Sodalite is a member of the sodalite group, these include and are not limited to;

 

  • Lazurite
  • Tugtupite
  • Nosean
  • Hauyne

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Sodalite crystals.

 

Mental: Sodalite is a stone that searches out the truth. It enhances idealism and the conciousness in this endevour.
 
Emotional: Sodalite helps to fortify the courage to stand by your convictions and seek out the truth. It is a stone that alleviates and dissolves feelings of guilt.
 
Physical: Sodalite relives blood pressure and aids weight loss. It alleviates fever and helps with voice loss and hoarseness.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Sodalite

 

Crystal: Sodalite
Mineralogy: Latice silicate containing Sodium
Geometric form: Cubic
Formation: Primary
Family: Silicates
Birthstone: Sodalite is associated with the astrological sign of Sagittarius.
Appearance: Conchoidal to uneven fracture. Brittle tenacity with vitreous to greasy luster. Measures 5.5-6 on the Mohs scale rating.
Aura: Sodalite crystals are a shield to negative auric energy.
Colour: Deep rich blue and sometimes tinged with a deep violet hue.
Chakra: Sodalite is primarily associated with the Throat Chakra where it provides clearing and balancing assistance.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Fire Opal


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Origin

Fire opals were admired as symbols of the most fervent love in ancient times, in India and in the ancient Persian kingdom, and among the peoples of Central America and the Amerindians. It was used in mosaics and ritualistic purpose by the Mayas and the Aztecs. To the ancient civilisations in was known as quetzalitzlipyollitli the “stone of the bird of paradise”.

Fire opal consists of silicic acid and high water content. The colour comes from traces of iron oxide. It is among the most sensitive gemstones in the gemstone world.

Mexico has the finest fire opals today. It runs through the rock strata in the Mexican highlands and their many extinct volcanoes. They can be found in Honduras, Guatemala, in the USA, Canada, Australia, Ethiopia and Turkey. Fire opals with red and yellow colourings were discovered in Brazil a few years ago. They come in remarkable sizes unusual for fire opal.

There are two categories of opals, common and precious. The precious opals are composed of three groups, white, black and fire opal. Opals are stones of inspiration. They enhance self-esteem and a sense of self-worth. It is a stone for love renewing a stagnant heart chakra. Generally opal is considered good for headaches, eyesight, Parkinson’s disease, blood, insulin regulation, PMS and the immune system.

Physical

Fire opal helps relieve energy deficiencies, stimulates sexual organs and the adrenal glands. It enhances energy, performance, circulation, blood flow, virility and fertility. Fire opal helps with headache pains.

Emotional

Fire opals bring vitality and a creative energy to endeavours. It helps make feelings flow and bestow courage, stamina, willpower and energy. The warm fiery glow conveys a positive effect on the psyche and a profound sensation of warmth peace and harmony.  It is a stone of sensuality and sexuality enhancing those energies. It is a luck stone.

Fire opals can be charged with every type of energy. Fire opal promotes spontaneity, initiates new ideas, stimulates enthusiasm and acts as a financial magnet. It helps overcome inhibitions and aids enjoyment of sexuality.

Fire opals protect against danger and are especially empowering for removing oneself from situations of injustice and mistreatment.

Attributes

Fire opals help make feelings flow and resolve blockages. They are perfect for stimulating the triple-burner meridian in acupuncture.  They draw in money. They are excellent charms for those who wish to live independently and live by their own rules.

 

Other Opals include:

  • Andean Opal/ Peruvian Opal = Common
  • Common/Potch Opal= Common
  •  Precious Black Opal= Precious
  • Boulder Opal= Precious
  • Crystal Opal= Precious
  • Ethiopian Opal= newly discovered
  • Girasol/Jelly Opal=Precious
  • Green / Prase Opal= common
  • Hydrophane Opal
  • Matrix Opal=Precious
  • Milk Opal=common
  • Moss/ Dendritic Opal=
  • Oregon Opal= Precious
  • Oweyheer Blue Opal= Common
  • Water Opal/ Hyalite= Precious
  • Wood Opal= Precious

Specifications

Mineral : Mineraloid hydrated silica
Geometric Form : Amorphous
Formation : Primary
Family: Opal
Colour Ray: Vary
Birthstone: Aries
Appearance: Sub vitreous waxy opaque translucent
Aura: Vary
Colour: Multiple Red
Chakra: Yellow= solar plexus

Orange= sacral

Red=root chakra

 

 

 

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Jasper


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Jasper is a amalgam of micro quartz with other mineral phases that can include chalcedony. It is an opaque variety of silica that contains impurities which allows for the various colour forms dependant on the sediment or ash. 

The common red coloured Jasper is caused bytraces of iron (lll) or hematite inclusions. Patterns can occur when the silica rich sediment or volcanic ash forms through flow and depositional occurance.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Agate crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
The term ‘Jasper’ refers to the spotting or speckled patterns on the stone and is used to denote a number of stones that are blessed with these pattern types. The documentation in history of picture jasper is unclear, as a result of this, as it is difficult to establish which Jasper type is being referenced through the ages. 

There are some noted stories regarding red jasper. One story is that a segment of Red Jasper was embedded on the hilt of Balmung, the legendary sword of the Norse legend Siegfried. Another details how in 1636 the Gemmarum et Lapidum Historia noted that a woman wearing red jasper was cured from the painful chronic hemmoraging that she was inflicted with.

 

Red Jasper is commonly found and is used for gemstones and ornamentation.

 

 

Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Jasper is an opaque rock that depicts a banding or pattern based on the flow or depositional settlement of where it is mined. It can appear orbicular or brecciated and has a gravity of 2.5 to 2.9. 

The crystal has an earthy luster with a splintery conchoidal fracture and a Mohs Hardness scale rating of 6.5-7.

 

The stone is widely used as a gem and for ornamental purposes. When polished it is a fantastic stone for use on snuff boxes, vases and seals.

 

Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
As well as Red Jasper, there are many different varieties of Jasper, these include and are not limited to; 

  • Poppy Jasper
  • Rainbow Jasper
  • Picture Jasper
  • Iron Jasper
  • Vulcan jasper
  • Green Jasper
  • Turitella Jasper
  • Landscape Jasper
  • Yellow Jasper

 

 

Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world. 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Red Jasper crystals.

 

Mental: Red Jasper is a crystal of honour and courage that allows us to work well through unpleasant chores. It creates a spiritual alertness as well as strengthening the qualities of discipline and methodical leanings.
Emotional: Red Jasper creates energy and enables us to have the courage of conviction. This courage can define honest and strong relationships where the stone helps to dissipate any shame or guilt that may be had about sexual issues.
Physical: Red Jasper is a warming stone that increases blood flow and blood circulation. It is used to stabilise pregnancy and to protect healthy fetuses.

 

Crystal Chart – Red Jasper

 

Crystal: Red Jasper
Mineralogy: Jasper containing Hematite
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Secondary
Family: Silicates Quartz
Birthstone: Red Jasper is associated with the Astrological signs of Scorpio and Aries.
Appearance: Opaque with an earthy luster. Red Jasper has a splintery conchoidal fracture and a Mohs Hardness rating of 6.5-7.
Aura: Red Jasper is used as a grounding mechanism for the aura. It allows stability and connects to the earth energy and vibrations.
Colour: Red Jasper is distinctive due to its red hue.
Chakra: Red Jasper is associated primarily with the Root Chakra as it is used for stimulation of that Chakra.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

Mineral : Oxide mineral
Geometric Form : Trigonal Monoclinic
Formation : Secondary
Family: Microcrystalline Quartz
Colour Ray: Vary
Birthstone: March
Appearance: Opaque earthy massive
Aura: Vary
Colour: Brown white grey blue orange yellow red pinkish green purple
Chakra: All
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Leopard Skin


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Origin

Leopard skin derives its name from old French word jasper meaning “spotted or speckled stone”. It is one of the oldest gemstones and is mentioned several times in the bible.

Leopard skin Jasper is an aggregate of micro quartz or chalcedony.  Chalcedony is a fibrous variety of cryptocrystalline quartz and contains a monoclinic polymorph of quartz called moganite.  Chalcedony is more soluble than quartz and finely grained. It is an impure variety of silica.

Jasper is an opaque stone and originates from the content of the original sediments or ash. During the consolidation process patterns like scenes or images form in the volcanic ash. Diffusion from a centre produces orbicular appearance form leopard skin jasper.

It comes in colours of red, yellow, brown, green and rarely blue. The common red colour is due to iron inclusions.

It is commonly used as a gemstone and for ornamentation purposes.

Physical

Leopard skin jasper is known for its healing energies and is of immense benefit for those experiencing chronic health conditions. It eliminates toxins and decreases body odour. It is very good for self-healing.

Emotional

Jasper is a strong securing, stability stone. It is a powerful protection stone. It is known as the supreme nurturer as it sustains ad supports during times of stress and brings tranquillity and wholeness. Jasper unifies all aspects of your life. It reminds people to help each other. It eases emotional stresses making it a wonderful gemstone to have in your home or workplace.

It is connected with Shamanism. Leopard skin jasper helps connect and communicate with your spiritual animal totem

It enhances ones total vibration and aids in service to others and makes it easier for one to take responsibility. It aids in self-healing. It enhances creative visualisation. It helps find and achieve ones goals. It is associated with strength and stability and brings stability to those who may be experiencing chaotic energies. It helps attract harmonious vibrations including certain circumstances and people that are conducive to one’s own personal growth.

It is said to bring energies of success in work or business. It helps with creative visualization

Attributes

 

Specifications

 

Mineral : Oxide mineral
Geometric Form : Trigonal Monoclinic
Formation : Secondary
Family: Silicates
Colour Ray:  Vary
Birthstone: March Gemini Scorpio
Appearance: Opaque
Aura: Vary
Colour: Black brown red tan yellow
Chakra: Root

 

 

 

 

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Diamond


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Diamonds are a metastable allotrope of carbon where the carbon atoms are formed in a structure termed as face-centered cubic entitled diamond lattice.

 

The majority of natural diamonds are formed in depths of 140-190 kilometres at high temperatures and pressure over, sometimes, billions of years. Magma, formed by deep volcanic eruptions, cools into igneous rocks called lamproites and kimberlites. Diamonds rarely contain impurities, those which do provide the unique colour that we see in a variety of diamond types today.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Diamond crystals belong to the Cubic system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Diamonds are purported to have been first found and mined in India where heavy deposits were discovered around the rivers Godavari, Penner and Krishna. It is estimated that they have been recognised there for around 3000 to 6000 years. Now roughly 49% of diamonds are mined from Southern and Central Africa with significant deposits found in Australia, India, Russia, Brazil and Canada.

 

The term diamond derives from the ancient greek word adámas meaning proper, untamed, unalterable. They are seen as a huge treasure and were used in ancient India as religious icons. They were also utilised extensively as a cutting tool for engraving dated back to the time of discovery.

 

Their most popular use today is as a revered gem stone. This popularity has surged since the 19th Century, mainly due to advertising and the advance in cutting and polishing techniques.

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
The diamond is the natural mineral that is the hardest known when applied to the Mohs Scale. It has a hardness of 10. They also have a high refractive index. The diamond is transparent to transluscent with a conchoidal fracture and has an adamantine luster.

 

The stone has a perfect cleavage detailed as 111 and spinel law common twinning.

 

There are sophisticated techniques employed for cutting, tumbing and polishing, especially when for use as a gem stone.

 

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Diamond varieties are mostly differentiated by colour, these include and are not limited to;

 

  • White Diamond
  • Pink Diamond
  • Yellow Diamond
  • Green Diamond
  • Blue Diamond
  • Champagne Diamond
  • Pink Champagne Diamond
  • Orange Diamond
  • Purple Diamond
  • Brown Diamond
  • Grey Diamond
  • Simulated Diamonds (Cubic Zirconia)
  • Synthetic Diamonds

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Diamond crystals.

 

Mental: Diamonds are said to give rise to responsibility and promoting an objective outlook on situations.
 
Emotional: Diamonds give character strength and standing of firm ethics. The stone helps one to have faith in oneself and lends itself to invincibility.
 
Physical: Diamonds are a purification stone.  The stone is said to be helpful with strokes. It also fortifies and purifies the blood vessels, glands, sensory organs, nerves and brains.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Diamond

 

Crystal: Diamond
Mineralogy: Pure Carbon
Geometric form: Cubic
Formation: Tertiary
Family: Natural Element
Birthstone: The Diamond is the birthstone for the month of April. It is the traditional astrological birthstone for the sign of Aries.
Appearance: Hardest stone on the Mohs scale. Diamonds have a perfect cleavage and an adamantine luster. They are transparent to transluscent with isotropic properties.
Aura: Diamonds erase the obstacles or intrusions that taint the clarity of thought within the emotions. They provide clear and sharp perception channels to the thought process.
Colour: Diamonds are typically clear or colourless. There are many varieties of coloured diamonds that are named specifically for that colour.
Chakra: Diamonds have a high frequency energy type that stimulates all the Chakras yet it is associated strongly with the Crown Chakra as a connector or gateway to higher levels.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Apophyllite


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Apophyllite is a water containing sheet silicate and the name refers to a specific group of phyllosilicates.

 

The group name originally refered to a single mineral however in 1978 it was changed to represent a class of minerals that contain a similar chemical formation.

 

Apophyllite is a secondary mineral found in vesicles in basalt or other volcanic rocks. They are found globaly in mineral areas such as   Jalgaon, India; the Harz Mountains of Germany, Mont Saint-Hilaire in Canada, and Kongsberg, Norway, with other locations in Scotland, Ireland, Brazil, Japan, and throughout the United States.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Apophyllite crystals belong to the Tetragonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
 

Derived from a Greek meaning, the name Apophyllite refers to the term ‘flaking’ which connects with the class’s habit of flaking apart in the heat, due to water loss.

 

Apopyllites are popular with gem collectors as they are abundant and well defined and are produced in a variety of colours.

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Apophyllites are naturally forming pyramidal structures that when tumbled can form natural pyramids. They have the beautiful ability to refract light in deep rainbow colours.

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
There main varieties of Apophyllite include

 

  • Fluorapophllite
  • Hydroxyapophyllite
  • Fluorapophllite NA (formerly natroapophyllite)

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Apophyllite crystals.

 

Mental: Apophyllite crystals are said to offer respite after moments of momentous exertion.
 
Emotional: Apophyllite crystals are an aid to the release of oppressed emotions. They assist in relieving fear, pressure and the hemmed in feelings that can sometimes be repressed.
 
Physical: Apophyllite crystals are strong in the relief of the respiratory tract along with asthma and allergies. It also aids in skin problems and any issues with nerves.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Apophyllite

 

Crystal: Apophyllite
Mineralogy: Hydrated Potassium Calcium Sodium Silicate Flouride Hydroxide
Geometric form: Tetragonal
Formation: Secondary
Family: Silicates
Birthstone: Linked to Zodiac Signs of Gemini and Libra.
Appearance: Prismatic, tabular with uneven fracture. Vitreous; pearly
Aura: Apophyllite crystals help to open a conscious connection between the spiritual and physical worlds. It aids clear sight through its high vibrations which also develops intuition and future sightings.
Colour: Usually white or colourless but can also be blue, green, brown, yellow, pink and violet.
Chakra: Apophyllite act with the Third Eye and Crown chakras and aid reception to spiritual energy.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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