Charoite


Charoite


Other Names:


Chary River Stone


Chemical Composition:


K(Na, Ca)11(Ba, Sr)Sil8O46(OH, F) -nH2O
Hydrated Potassium Sodium Calcium Barium Strontium Silicate Hydroxide Fluoride


Hardness:


5 - 6


Description:


Charoite is a gemstone of unmistakable beauty, it almost doesn't look real with its swirls of purple, violet, white and black. It resembles purple marble and is used as an ornametal stone and as a gemstone.


About:


Charoite is found in only one location in the world, along the Chary River at Aldan in Russia, where it was only recently discovered in 1978. It is very rare and has an unusual appearance.


Lore & History:


Considering this mineral's recent discovery there obviously isn't much history or lore surrounding it. But there is a mystery. Why is this particular mineral found in this one location? Scientists speculate that it was formed under extremely rare and unusual circumstances that are almost impossible to duplicate anywhere else.


Healing Properties:


Charoite has been found to be extremely useful for the cleansing and purification of one's energy body, as well as for the transmutation of negative energies within oneself. Ti is most useful for ailments of the eyes, heart, head and liver. Said to useful for treating autism and stimulates the blood pressure. Will help ease headaches and relieve general aches and pains.


Magickal/Metaphysical Properties:


Considering Charoite's origins, it is somehow appropriate that a stone that does so much to alleviate fear comes from such a stark and forbidding place. Siberia (the part of Russia that the stone is found in) is traditionally a place of exile and when we're afraid of something we generally separate ourselves from a full appreciation of what life has to offer. Odd isn't it? Use charoite in meditation to free yourself of fear and to realize that we are all spiritual beings. Purple is the sixth chakra color and the sixth chakra is the place where many of our limiting mental programs, including fears, are stored. The color purple, among other things, helps bring one closer to spirit by showing us that everything, even the thoughts we hold as true, can be dissolved and replaced with more empowering energies. The stone also helps one realize unconditional love and helps to cleanse the auric body. It will help accelerate spiritual growth, enhance self esteem and the ability to love.


Deity/Elemental/Planetary Affinity:


Saturn/Water/Pluto


Astrological Correspondence:


Aquarius



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