Category Archives: Crystals (Individual stones)

aura quartz for vibrant color

Aura quartz is made by exposing quartz crystals to vaporized metals. Below is a list of the different kinds of aura quartz.

Name Color(s) Metal(s) Properties
Amethyst aura purple magnesium & platinum 6th & 7th chakras; spiritual wholeness, joy, meditation, instill a sense of childlike wonder, connect with nature & fairy realm
Angel / Opal aura pale multi- colored silver & platinum 4th & 7th chakras; opening to deep spiritual experience, connecting with angels & guides, lovingkindness, safety, security, peace
Apple aura green nickel 4th chakra; purify energy body, balance & align chakras, digestive problems, bring about necessary change, instill courage
Aqua aura teal blue gold 5th & 6th chakras; opening to psychic insight, connecting heart & throat chakras (speaking inner truth), spiritual evolution
Champagne aura golden gold & iron 3rd & 7th chakras; divine healing energy, opening to new experiences, stimulating conscious awareness, spiritual ascension
Cobalt aura dark blue w/ gold flashes cobalt 6th chakra; non-attachment, meditation, helps one connect with emotions, dissipates anger, connecting to water element
Melon / Orange / Tangerine aura / Imperial Gold mellow orange copper, gold, & iron 2nd, 3rd & 4th chakras; compassion, forgiveness, emotional healing, repair damaged relationships, promotes joy
Rainbow / Flame aura dark multi- colored titanium and/or niobium 1st, 6th & 7th chakras; enhance psychic insight, connect spiritually with nature, lucid dreaming & dream recall, self-reflection
Rose / Ruby / Raspberry aura pink silver, gold, & platinum 4th chakra; lovingkindness, easing emotional trauma, recovering from abuse, detoxing, tactful communication
Sunset Aura Yellow and Purple iron and/or platinum & gold

with titanium and/or niobium

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, & 7th chakras; joy & happiness, relieve seasonal affective disorder, enhance self esteem & personal power, spiritual grounding, enhance psychic insight, self-reflection
Sunshine aura yellow iron and/or platinum & gold 2nd & 3rd chakras; joy & happiness, relieve seasonal affective disorder, enhance self esteem & personal power, spiritual grounding
Tanzan / Celestial aura cornflower blue iridium & gold 5th & 6th chakras; astral travel, connecting to angelic realms, gaining intuitive guidance, communicating with the other side


Ultra Aura Quartz

Recently, a new line of aura quartzes have come onto the market known as Ultra Aura Quartz. The companies that make these crystals have been secretive about what combination of metals they use to create them, and they’re so new that we don’t yet have much information about their specific metaphysical properties. We’re listing them for you below for your reference, using the traditional aura quartz most closely associated with each one (generally by color) as a reference.

Name Color Nearest Traditional Aura Quartz (for comparison)
Cotton Candy Aura vibrant pink to magenta Rose Aura
Cranberry Aura pale purple Amethyst Aura
Daffodil Aura (also sometimes called Moonglow) lemon yellow Sunshine Aura
Kiwi Aura (also sometimes called Verde) lime green Apple Aura
Peach Aura deep orange Melon Aura
Pistachio Aura pale green Apple Aura
Sugar Aura pale pink Rose Aura

 

chrysaberyl / alexandrite for shapeshifters

If you picture-google chrysoberyl, you’ll see it has quite a wide variety of appearance, from transparent golden gemstone, to greenish cat’s-eye, to a garnet-like red. The less expensive variety, though not exactly gemmy, is a very pretty blue. This mineral  was only identified a couple hundred years ago. But because the form of chrysoberyl known as Alexandrite has the amazing property of changing color in different lighting, it has already developed quite a reputation. Soon after its discovery, magician Eliphas Levy recommended it for strengthening blood vessels, and other blood-related healing purposes. Chrysoberyl has a strong association with the planet Mercury, connecting it to shapeshifting and bringing messages.

Click here for a link to a video showing the color change in the Alexandrite variety of chrysoberyl.

Metaphysical properties: Use at the 6th Chakra (3rd Eye/Brow Chakra) to enhance luck, to bring peace and calming when anxious or nervous, to banish jealousy, to balance the body, mind, and spirit, to stabilize the nervous system, and to regulate the glandular system.

Other names: Chameleon Stone, Diaphanite

 

golden topaz for inner light

Golden topaz was one of the first crystals discovered and used by mankind, prized for its connection with the sun. It’s also known as the “Sunday Gemstone,” both because its color associates it with the sun, and because this spiritual stone is traditionally valued for lifting curses. Its oldest known use is for turning away the evil eye, and ever since it has been associated with just about anything eye-related. Saint Hildegarde went so far as to claim that a piece of topaz taken into a dark chapel would give off so much light, you could even read a prayer book by it. She also recommended a crystal elixir of sorts for eye ailments: topaz soaked in wine and applied to the eyelids, with the leftover wine used as an eyewash over the next few days. And topaz was said to have another odd power: when placed in anything poisonous, it would become invisible. (This sounds a bit unlikely, so we don’t really recommend it… For that matter, we’re kinda dubious about the wine thing too.) Nowadays, people still see topaz as a stone of light that can surround us with a golden and spiritual glow. This sunny crystal is useful for mental irregularities such as insomnia and nightmares, as well as matters of positive spiritual development.

Properties: Use at the 3rd Chakra (Solar Plexus Chakra) and at the 7th Chakra (Crown Chakra) to bring the divine light of spirit into the body, to neutralize cancerous cells within the body, to open the crown chakra, to enhance meditation, to aid in forgiving oneself as well as others, and to relieve symptoms of upset stomach, digestive pain or discomfort, or gastric upset.

Other names: Imperial Golden Topaz, Golden Imperial Topaz

One way to use this stone: Golden topaz is an excellent stone to wear in jewelry, since it can improve both your energy level and your mood.

iolite for direction

Iolite is sometimes called “water sapphire,” but that’s a little misleading, since it isn’t really a type of sapphire at all. It’s actually the gemstone variety of cordierite.

Lore: Iolite is known as the “viking’s compass,” because it can be used to determine the position of the sun on a cloudy day. It has an optical property called pleochroism, meaning the stone takes on a completely different color depending the direction of whatever light is illuminating it. Even on a cloudy day, light always comes from the actual direction of the sun. So the sailor could find the sun’s position by positioning the stone at various angles until the right color appeared, and by knowing where the sun was, he could figure out his own position and direction. On a viking ship, the crystal would be set within a marked frame to help the navigator interpret this information.

Metaphysical properties: Use at the 5th Chakra (Throat Chakra) or 6th Chakra (3rd Eye/Brow Chakra) to aid in direction and guidance (physical and spiritual), to instill hope, to promote feelings of peace, calming, and tranquility, to aid in communication with one’s inner-self, as a companion stone for journeying activities, and to heal the body, mind, and spirit.

One way to use this stone: If you have an important choice to make, you can use iolite for divination. Write each of your options on a piece of paper, then hold the iolite crystal over each one in turn. The intensity of the crystal’s color can give you guidance in making a choice.

larimar for peace and joy

Larimar is a beautiful blue stone known for enhancing communication, whether with people, animals or even elemental spirits. It has a joyful yet peaceful energy.

Lore: Some stones have worldwide histories rooted in centuries of folklore, but larimar’s history is local and recent — in fact, it’s only been found in one place in the Dominican Republic. This beautiful blue stone seems to have the ocean written on it, like a reflection of the clear Caribbean waters of its origin, and all of its associations are with water. Dominican natives called it blue stone, and believed it was a gift from the sea. It was rediscovered by a Peace Corps volunteer and a Dominican man, who gave larimar its name — a combination of his daughter’s name, Larissa (which can itself mean “gull”), and the Spanish word mar, meaning ocean. The only mining area is a steep hill with a Swiss cheesed with deep, narrow mine shafts that can only be worked by hand. There’s no way of knowing how long the deposit will last.

Other Names: Dolphin Stone, Blue Pectolite, or Atlantis Stone

Properties: Use at the 5th Chakra (Throat Chakra) for promoting peace and calming, to stimulate emotional healing, to connect one with Goddess energy, and to promote communication with one’s spirit guides and totem animals.

One way to use this stone: To enhance communication with spirit guides, elementals or other beings, try meditating while holding a piece of larimar. You could even try holding it against your head, just behind your ear, to better hear what your guides have to tell you.

amazonite for inner peace

Amazonite has been around a long time. The ancient Egyptians used it to make scarabs, and parts of the Egyptian Book of the Dead are carved in amazonite. Some even claim the female warriors known as Amazons used it (though no one seems to know exactly what they used it for.)

More recently, amazonite has been connected to the higher heart, or zeal point chakra. This chakra is associated with finding a sense of inner peace and maintaining your wellbeing. A well-functioning higher heart chakra can help you maintain inner balance, even in times of stress.

Metaphysical properties: Use at the 4th Chakra (Heart Chakra) or at the 5th Chakra (Throat Chakra) for blocking electromagnetic energy, to encourage truthfulness, for balancing the mind, body, and spirit, for soothing and comfort after trauma, to manifest the love of the universe, to facilitate a connection with nature, for balancing the chakras, to overcome fears, to stimulate positive communication, to benefit bone health, and to relax muscles.

Other names: Also known as Amazon Stone, Amazonstone, Mother of Emerald, Colorado Jade, Amazon Jade, or as Blue-Green Microcline

One way to use this stone: If you’ve having a stressful day, try taking a break for some breathing meditation while holding a piece of tumbled amazonite near your higher heart chakra — right around your collarbone. Focus on your breathing while the stone pulls stress and negativity away from your body.

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shungite the super mineral

Shungite is a black, glassy mineral from the Karelia region of Russia that is composed of about 98% carbon, formed from the remains of algae that lived two billion years ago. The exciting thing about this is that some of this carbon comes in the form of fullerenes (aka “Buckyballs”), similar in shape to a soccer ball, which have shown promise as a cornucopia of potential health benefits. Buckyballs appear to have antimicrobial properties, and possibly target such health risks as free radicals and cancer cells. They’re also useful as a purifying agent, especially of water. These recent findings line up nicely with the traditions surrounding shungite. In the Russian village of Shun’ga for which the mineral is named, people have long used shungite for purification, especially of water. For this reason, Peter the Great set up Russia’s first spa in Karelia to make use of this super mineral. And now modern scientists are investigating Buckyballs for exactly those properties! This is a fascinating case where modern science supports the traditional properties associated with a crystal.

Metaphysical properties: Use at the 3rd Chakra (Solar Plexus Chakra), 6th Chakra (3rd Eye/Brow Chakra), or at the 7th Chakra (Crown Chakra) to facilitate Astral Travel; to aid one in feeling a connection with all beings; to promote feelings of universal oneness; to create a protective shield around the energy body to defend one against EMFs or psychic attack; to help bring a light to dark times in one’s life; to help regulate the temperature of the body; to energize body, mind, and spirit; to transmute negative energy into positive energy; and to reduce pain and inflammation.

peridot for spiritual protection

Peridot (pronounced either PEAR-a-dot or PEAR-a-doe) is the gemstone variety of the mineral olivine. It is the birthstone for August.

Lore: The lore of peridot has remained remarkably consistent through time. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and others associated it with the sun, and through the dark ages, medieval times and into modern times, many authorities claimed that this solar association made peridot the most effective crystal for protection against evil. Various writers from that time recommended peridot for necromancers, people plagued by hauntings, and anyone possessed by an unclean spirit. It was also a most effective stone to use against frightening things that happen at night — anything from nightmares and night terrors to sleep paralysis, which was thought to be the work of a creature called the Night Hag. Recommendations for peridot’s use were also very consistent: you would wear a bead of it strung on the hair of a donkey around your left arm for general protection from dark forces, or set in a donkey’s jaw to make a kind of weapon against any kind of “devil.” (One must wield this club with the left hand). If peridot is set in metal, that metal should be gold, which also has solar associations. Modern crystal practitioners still recommend peridot for healers and people with psychic abilities, because of its power to protect them from negative energy that may be attached to clients and other people.

Properties: Peridot (also known as Olivine) may be used at the 4th Chakra (Heart Chakra) for protection, to disintegrate negative energy, for healing the body, mind, and spirit, to manifest physical and spiritual abundance, and to increase luck.

 

opalite for children and inner children

Opalite is a 100% manmade material, a type of glass. A small amount of opacifier — often fluorite or titanium dioxide —  is added to molten glass, which is then cooled slowly enough that some of the SiO2 crystallizes. The resulting glass is very appealing, a semi-opaque glass showing flashes of blue and orange. Use at any chakra to clear and balance the energy center, to connect one with the air and water elements, to transmute negativity into positive energy, for emotional balance, to instill a sense of childlike wonder, and to promote a feeling of comfort and safety (as if in the womb). It may be used at all the chakras. Sometimes it’s also called Tiffany stone.

Magic eggs: A special type of opalite is the feng shui egg, or magic egg. The “magic” refers to the amazing way the opalite and the shape come together to reflect light, changing as the light passes through the egg from different directions. Especially appealing when grouped and/or placed in water, they are a symbol for new beginnings, rebirth and regeneration. They may come with either a glossy or matte finish, a difference which can make a big difference in the way they reflect and distribute energy.

Care and Safety: Since it is basically glass, opalite can break into sharp pieces. Kids love it, but please make sure they handle it carefully.

 

opal for heart healing

Opal is a variety of quartz in which water particles have become trapped between layers of silicon dioxide. This water refracts light, giving opal an inner “fire”. When the crystal forms in an enclosed space where the water can’t evaporate, the crystal-plus-water gel hardens to form opal. This stone may contain other impurities as well, which is why opal comes in a rainbow of colors.

Lore: A lot of opal lore begins with the notion that in some sense opal is alive, maybe because of the play of colors that comes when you move the stone. Because of this living quality, opal was the original “mood stone,” sparkling when its owner was happy, or shooting fire if the owner was angry. But quite a few stories about opal talk about misfortune. For example, Queen Victoria loved opals, so for her coronation she chose an opal pin to fasten the back of her off-the-shoulders dress. When the pin popped out during the ceremony, the world got to see a little more of the young queen than was proper. Of course the opal was blamed. A darker legend comes from Australia, currently the main place opal is mined. Miners there talk about the mysterious “night stones,” opals so fiery they glowed in the dark. They would descend into the mines at midnight to find them–a practice that no doubt added to the mystery of the stones, but caused a lot of accidents as well. Because of these and many other similar stories, some people call opal “beautiful but dangerous.”

Blue Opal: Use at the 4th Chakra (Heart Chakra) or at the 5th Chakra (Throat Chakra) for promoting compassionate attitudes, to encourage heart-based speech and actions, for enhancing Shamanic work, to center the self, to quiet the ego mind, and for peace and tranquility.

Pink Opal: Use at the 4th Chakra (Heart Chakra) to instill love and compassion in the user, to enhance prayers and intentions for the good of all beings, to help heal afflictions of the heart, to cool fiery tensions caused by family disagreements (especially those stemming from sibling rivalry), to encourage forgiveness, to instill a feeling of nurturing and tenderness toward all beings, for healing heart trauma (physical or emotional), to protect the heart chakra, to add a new spark to old relationships, to provide comfort for those who are terminally ill, to guide one down one’s life path, and to promote emotional stability and security.

Pink Dendritic Opal: Use at the 1st Chakra (Root Chakra/Base Chakra) or at the 4th Chakra (Heart Chakra) to expand the energies of the heart chakra throughout one’s entire physical and energetic bodies, to anchor the energies of the heart chakra in one’s everyday life so that he or she may remember to treat all beings with love, kindness, and compassion, to extinguish feelings of anger and replace them with peace and understanding, and to aid one in recognizing the oneness of all beings. As this is a variety of Andean Pink Opal, these properties also apply.

Boulder Opal: Use at the 5th Chakra (Throat Chakra) or at the 6th Chakra (Third Eye Chakra/Brow Chakra) to balance and align all chakras, to restore one to optimum health after times of stress or negativity, to allow one to remain positive and optimistic until his or her hopes, dreams, and wishes have been fulfilled, to promote harmony in friendships and partnerships, and to allow one to see auras.

Fire Opal / Cherry Opal: Use at the 1st Chakra (Root Chakra/Base Chakra), 2nd Chakra (Sacral Chakra/Spleenic Chakra), 6th Chakra (Third Eye Chakra/Brow Chakra), or at the 7thChakra (Crown Chakra) to stimulate vitality and passion for life, to enhance connection to the fire element, to instill creative inspiration, for treating depression or apathy, to enhance telepathic communication, to stimulate one’s psychic abilities, and to promote spiritual ascension.

Hyaline Opal: (Also known as Hyalite) Use at the 6th Chakra (Third Eye Chakra/Brow Chakra) or at the 7th Chakra (Crown Chakra) to raise one’s energetic vibrations, for spiritual ascension, to remove feelings of jealousy or anger, to connect one with his or her inner child, and to combine and balance the energies of the air and water elements within the body.

Violet Flame Opal: Use at the 6th Chakra (Third Eye Chakra) or at the 7th Chakra (Crown Chakra) for developing your psychic skills, to connect with the ascended masters and your spirit guides, to tap into the cleansing power of St. Germaine’s Violet Flame, for spiritual growth, to open the Crown Chakra, to help you be open to your psychic gifts without blocking them (consciously or subconsciously), and to help you connect with your spirituality in everyday life.

Care and Safety: Due to their water content, opals can be fragile and water-sensitive, and can also be damaged by excessive drying. It’s best to store them in a cool place, away from direct sunlight or moisture. They should never be used in elixirs.

goldstone for positive thinking

Goldstone is a type of synthetic, or man-made, glass which is made with copper. The copper forms tiny crystalline clusters within the glass. The most common form of Goldstone is reddish-brown, although, in fact, the color is produced by the copper crystals and the glass itself is actually colorless. Some goldstone varieties use colored glass, usually blue or violet, and more rarely green. Goldstone’s alternate name, “Stelleria”, is based on Goldstone’s starry, night-sky-like appearance. The original Italian name for goldstone is “avventurina” indicating its accidental discovery. Hence, another alternate name for Goldstone is “aventurine glass.” Because of its copper content, Goldstone can be used for healing, although its energy is not nearly as strong as that of natural Copper. 

Lore: Another name for goldstone is avventurina, which comes from the Italian word for “by chance.” This derives from the story about goldstone’s beginnings: that it was developed by chance by alchemists trying to transform copper into gold. Another story goes that a monk working with both molten copper and glass accidentally mixed the two together, and in a classic “You-got-chocolate-in-my-peanut-butter” moment, goldstone was born. Either way, goldstone reminds us that accidents can have happy results. Nowadays, red goldstone is made by suspending copper particles in glass, which results in a reddish sparkling mineral It’s good for balancing physical and etheric bodies, grounding, and motivation. Blue goldstone uses the same process, but substitutes cobalt or manganese for copper, and is good for overcoming negative thoughts and vision work. Green goldstone, glass colored with chromium, is great for amplification of energy and all-around good luck. All forms of goldstone can help relieve arthritis, promote self-love, and replace unnecessary complications with simplicity.

The three types of Goldstone have a lot of properties in common, but each has its own individual character:

Blue Goldstone: Manmade glass colored with cobalt or manganese. Use at 1st, 2nd, & 6th Chakras. Good for self-love, motivation, overcoming negative thought patterns, telepathy, grounding, amplification of energy, good luck, vitality & arthritis relief.

Green Goldstone: Manmade glass colored with chromium. Use at 1st & 2nd Chakras. Good for arthritis relief, self-love, motivation, overcoming negative thought patterns, balance between physical & etheric bodies, telepathy, grounding, amplification of energy & good luck.

Red Goldstone: Manmade glass infused with copper. Use at 1st & 2nd Chakras. Good for arthritis relief, self-love, motivation, overcoming negative thought patterns, balance between physical & etheric bodies, telepathy, grounding, amplification of energy & good luck.

onyx for strength

Onyx is a form of banded agate with a long history. Its excellent, smooth texture and interesting patterns make it perfect for carving both jewelry and everyday objects, including cameos. The ancients sought it out for this reason, using it to fashion tough and handsome pottery and bowls. The Bible even gives onyx the honor of forming the foundation of the City of Heaven. For some reason, medieval authorities took an intense dislike to this stone; they claimed it made love chill, brought on attacks of “frivolities,” and caused babies to drool. But they admitted a big plus side as well: a strong virtue as a protective and healing stone. Nowadays we’ve come to value the positive side of this beautiful semi-precious gem.

As an astrological stone for Scorpio: Onyx is a stone for strength. Hardiness, constancy, grounding, stamina, self control–all of these qualities come together in the layered beauty of onyx. This would seem to play to the strengths of vigorous Scorpio. But this intense sign, often self-repressive, has also been described as “an ice-cap atop a smouldering volcano.”  The layering of onyx reminds us to take each thing in turn, rather than obsessing about what should be or might have been. Grounding is important, faced with Scorpion passions.

ONYX, BLACK: (Also known as Black Chalcedony) Use at the 1st Chakra (Root Chakra/Base Chakra) to enhance clear focus, to amplify one’s intention, to promote Divine order, to encourage sensibility, for protection and shielding from negative energies, and for grounding.

malachite for psychic protection

Malachite is an intense green, banded copper ore. It’s often found in conjunction with azurite, and forms in fascinating botryoidal (dome-shaped) formations.

Lore: When stone age hunter/gatherers tried lining their fire pits with some pretty green stone that had been exposed by flooding, they accidentally invented the science of smelting metal from ore. Copper was almost certainly the first metal they discovered and used, because it’s so easy to extract from malachite — all you need is fire. You can well imagine that when people saw the reddish metal coming out of green stones, they felt it was magic! Besides its use as copper ore, people have long used malachite as an “evil eye” talisman. The stone’s natural curved lines and circles form natural patterns that look like eyes — eyes to “send back” bad intentions, envy, or other dangerous feelings, as well as simple bad luck. Babies and others wore these amulets in ancient Egypt and Greece, medieval Europe, and many other places. Powered malachite is also one of the oldest pigments, providing an intense green color for paint and makeup. It’s possible that, as eye shadow, malachite powder averted the evil eye as a magical cosmetic.

Safety and care: Since malachite contains copper, it’s best to be careful about toxicity. It’s also a fairly soft stone. Tumbled pieces should be safe to handle, but avoid getting them wet. It’s a good idea to wash your hands after handling rough malachite, because coppery dust can come off in your hands.

Properties: Use at the 4th Chakra (Heart Chakra) for amplifying energy and intention, for grounding, for protection, to block electromagnetic pollution, for earth healing, to connect one with nature, for spiritual guidance, to aid in visualization practices, to activate psychic powers, to encourage unconditional love, for scrying divination practices, for facilitating astral travel, to access intuitive messages from the subconscious mind, to encourage positive changes in one’s life, to reveal obstacles on one’s spiritual path, to remove negative thought patterns and conditioning, to facilitate the tactful expression of one’s emotions, for protection in love, to increase confidence, to encourage compassion, to enhance concentration, to heal the emotional body, to aid in exploring the inner self, to help ensure successful childbirth, to treat asthma, to relieve arthritis pain, to lower blood pressure, to relieve vertigo, to strengthen the immune system, to enhance one’s creative energy, and to remove toxins from the body

gaia stone for goddess energy

Gaia Stone is just one of the names given to the gorgeous volcanic glass associated with the 1980 Mt. Saint Helens eruption. It also goes by Green Obsidianite, Helenite, Emerald (or sometimes Ruby) Obsidianite, and Mt. Saint Helens Emerald. The eruption itself produced no obsidian, but it was discovered afterwards in an interesting way: workers trying to salvage equipment buried in the blast noticed that the heat from their acetylene torches transformed the surrounding ash to brilliant glass — sometimes green, other times bright red. While the Gaia Stone we see now is man-made, it’s colored by the same trace elements as the original: aluminum, iron, chromium, titanium and copper. Because this lucky find seemed like a gift from the Earth herself, it came to be known as Gaia Stone, after the ancient Greek Earth goddess. This connection helps us discover the stone’s heart-chakra properties of love and connection with Mother Earth.

Care and safety: Since this is a form of glass, it’s highly breakable.

Properties: Use at the 4th Chakra (Heart Chakra) to enhance one’s connection with nature and with Mother Earth herself, to encourage love and compassion for all beings, to enhance all earth healing practices, to facilitate communication with beings of the animal and plant realms, to open one’s heart and mind to the importance of environmental activism, to encourage one to “think globally and act locally”, and to promote harmony and balance for the good of all beings in the universe.

lepidolite for emotional stability

Lepidolite is a lithium-rich form of mica, whose name translates to “scaly stone” — very appropriately, since you can usually flake off pieces with your fingernail. It’s very light to the touch, and lightens moods as well, evening out excessive highs and lows. Lepidolite can help people detach from mental health issues, overly strong emotions, and things that are simply out of one’s control. If crystals had mottos, lepidolite’s might be, “Not my circus, not my monkey”! Lepidolite has been mined for a couple centuries as a major source of lithium and certain rare minerals, including rubidium, which is used to date very old rocks. It has only come into wide use recently as a healing and magical stone.

Safety and care: As a form of mica, lepidolite is very soft and fragile, and layers can break off easily. It also contains aluminum, so please don’t use it in elixirs.

Properties: Use at the 4th Chakra (Heart Chakra) for balance, to promote feelings of compassion, to enhance peace, calming, and tranquility during stressful times, to aid in forgiveness, to encourage harmonious relationships, to reduce geopathic stress, to encourage feelings of comfort and safety, and to encourage new friendships to blossom. Also known as lepidolite mica.