Aragonite is a calcium carbonate mineral belonging to the Aragonite Group of minerals. Aragonite is a polymorph of calcite, which means that it has the same chemistry as calcite but it has a different structure, and more importantly, different symmetry and crystal shapes. Aragonite has a more compact structure is composed of triangular carbonate ion groups.
Aragonite's most famous crystal habit is the twinned pseudo-hexagonal prismatic crystals that it produces. Twinning is the result of an error during the growth of the crystal. Aragonite is named after Aragon, Spain, where it was discovered.
Cerussite is a lead carbonate mineral belonging to the Aragonite Group of minerals. It occurs as striated flat tabular crystals often twinned to form reticulated lattices and star shaped groups. The name "cerussite" is from the Latin word cerussa, meaning white lead. It has also been known as Horn Silver and lead spar. The crystals are transparent to translucent. Cerussite can be found in Namibia, Congo, Morocco, Australia, Germany and the USA
Aragonite can be white or colorless or more usually it occurs in shades of red, yellow, orange, brown, green and even blue. The crystal habits include twinned hexagonal prismatic crystals as well as a diverse assortment of thin elongated prismatic, curved bladed, steep pyramidal and chisel shaped crystals. A branching tree, coral or worm-like delicate form is called "flos ferri". It also be compact, granular, radially fibrous and massive. Its massive forms can be layered.
Cerussite is often colourless or white, but it can also be tinted grey, blue, yellow or brown by the inclusion of other minerals. The mineral forms as a matrix. Twinning of the crystal is common, single crystals can be prismatic with blunted pyramidal terminations. Cerussite has a high lustre and sparkle due to the lead content in the crystal.
ARAGONITE and the chakras
Aragonite stabilises and transmits energy through all the chakras. It is a grounding stone for the chakras and it calms and centres you for your chakra meditations.
ARAGONITE and physical health
Aragonite is a stone that makes you feel comfortable and well within your own body. It combats disease, especially the nervous twitching and spasms that come out of inner unrest. It is a stabilising stone that grounds and centres within the body. Aragonite warms the extremities, bringing energy through the body. It treats Raynaud's Disease (a circulatory disorder caused by insufficient blood supply to the hands and feet resulting in numbness, pain and chills. It heals bones, helps calcium absorption, and restores elasticity to discs. Aragonite stops night twitches and muscle spasms. It strengthens the immune system. It is useful for grounding you into your body. It offers resistance against colds, flu or viral infections, especially respiratory ones, and against the superbugs that lurk in modern hospitals.
Healers benefit from holding aragonite before beginning a session, to allow their energies to centre and to shut out daily concerns. It is healing for many parts of the body but especially for ovaries and the prostate gland, and for the central nervous system. It is excellent for jagged nerves, frayed tempers and unsettled stomachs, especially when caused by a lack or rest or not taking regular meal breaks.
Blue aragonite helps with respiratory illnesses or weaknesses, especially those involving inflammation. It stimulates the lungs and is useful in breath work, pranayama or other deep breathing practices.
ARAGONITE and your feelings
With its ability to centre and ground physical energies, it is useful in times of stress. Aragonite teaches patience and acceptance. It combats over-sensitivity. This stone is good for people who push themselves too hard, it facilitates delegation. Its practical energy encourages discipline and reliability, and develops a pragmatic approach to life. It will ground you in the truth and burst the bubble of falsehood. Aragonite combats anger and emotional stress. It provides strength and support. Aragonite indicates that you should for now be content with your life and relationships, even if they don't seem exciting. They contain the seeds of true happiness that will unfold over the years. Keep a cluster of aragonite at work to defuse stress. Use it when you feel overwhelmed by responsibilities at home or work.
Aragonite will encourage impatient children to wait and take their turn. An aragonite cluster will improve timekeeping for family members and in the workplace. Use for procrastinating family members who put everything off until tomorrow.
Blue aragonite reopens old wounds so that you are able to examine them objectively, heal them and then move on in your life. Urges you to speak out against injustice. Heals past trauma and abuse. Helps incest survivors to speak out and to heal. Blue aragonite improves emotional perspective and healing. It helps you to speak and think compassionately and to heal from verbal abuse. It assists you in overcoming hesitation or fear of speaking and sharing your ideas and thoughts with others.
IMAGES OF ARAGONITE
ARAGONITE and the mind
It will take you back into your childhood to explore the past. Aragonite urges you to return to reality after having euphoric experiences. This stone urges you to see the real compared to your minds fantasy. Aragonite aids concentration on the matter at hand, and brings flexibility and tolerance to the mind. It gives insight into the causes of problems and situations. Aragonite helps you to avoid hasty words or actions, which you may regret. It assists you to feel secure within yourself and remain unaffected by the mood swings of others. An aragonite cluster in the bedroom will keep away nightmares and night terrors.
Blue aragonite stimulates inspiration and it is a powerful stone for reaching deep states of meditation. It is excellent for stimulating the throat chakra, making it a good choice for those who are hesitant or who have difficulty expressing themselves because they are unable to find the right words to describe their ideas or feelings.
ARAGONITE and the spirit
Aragonite is a reliable earth healer and grounding stone. Attuned to the earth goddess, it encourages conservation and recycling. This stone transforms geopathic stress and clears blocked ley lines even at a distance. Aragonite stabilises spiritual development that is out of control. Calming and centring, it restores balance and prepares for meditation by raising vibrations to a higher spiritual level and bringing energy into the physical body. Use aragonite in all outdoor rituals and to connect with nature. Aragonite increases knowledge in herbalism. It is also a good focus for Goddess rituals and for channelling higher energies. Use aragonite to make rituals environmentally friendly and focused. Include aragonite in medicine-wheel ceremonies, smudging, earth-energy connections, dowsing and rituals to the earth goddess. Aragonite is well suited for those who wish to link with the Higher Mind in order to communicate its teachings on the Earthly plane. Aragonite facilitates the clearing and activation of the auric field, chakras and meridians.
Blue aragonite strips away illusions about yourself and your life. Blue aragonite facilitates spiritual communication and helps you convey ideas and concepts clearly. It assists in expressing your highest knowledge as well as your deepest feelings. It is excellent for sound healers of all types, and it helps to calm and focus the mind.
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CRYSTALS P - R
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CERUSSITE and the chakras
If used on the crown chakra, it can cleanse the central nervous system, promoting coordination and and increase in your fine motor skills.
CERUSSITE and physical health
When placed under the bed, Cerussite can relieve some of the symptoms of insomnia and restlessness. Cerussite crystal water is a useful insect repellent. Cerussite gives you energy and vitality especially for someone suffering from a long term illness. It aligns the nervous system particularly for involuntary movements both physical and verbal, there by helping such syndromes as Parkinson's Disease and Tourette's Syndrome. Cerussite strengthens muscle and bones. It helps with insomnia and nightmares. Cerussite increases brain activity and processing, allowing you to think more clearly and with greater concentration. It can be used to help those with ADD/ADHD, or hyperactivity in general. It is an excellent aid for weight reduction, especially where the weight has been created for the purpose of protection or grounding. It can be used to help support those who experience anxiety attacks, social anxiety or agoraphobia. Cerussite is excellent for pregnant women who wish to bring Light into the deepest aspects of their unborn child.
CERUSSITE and your feelings
Cerussite can assist you gain confidence and to feel capable. While encouraging confidence and self love, it also inspires humility and active listening skills. If used in meditation you can separate what cannot change from what can be changed. This stone can also help sufferers of heartbreak and emotional scarring to heal and let go of anger and bitterness. Cerussite eases feelings of homesickness and makes you feel "at home" wherever you are. Cerussite is a grounding stone, it helps you feel safe and comfortable in the environment. It relieves tension and anxiety. It helps introverted people be able to interact with others more comfortably. It is ideal for students and managers as it makes correspondence easy and helps you to be able to listen and pay attention.
Cerussite is inspiring, facilitating hope and a willingness to overcome difficulty or density. Its energy does not allow for melancholy or dwelling in negative thoughts. It allows you to see the silver lining on any dark cloud, and it works effectively as a protective stone, illuminating any dense energies you may encounter. It can help you overcome feelings of being overwhelmed and it assists in organising your thoughts, your space and yourself. If you are preoccupied with perfection, this stone assists in overcoming the fear that is the basis of illusion, allowing you to embody the perfection that you are already.
IMAGES OF CERUSSITE
CERUSSITE and the mind
Cerussite is for the traveller either on business or personal it reduces jet lag and helps you adjust to different cultures and circumstances. It helps you with decision making and stimulates personal growth. Cerussite teaches you how to be flexible and take on responsibility. From the energy and experience of cerussite you will learn of hope, illumination and the manifestation of the highest possible energy into the densest possible form. Cerussite is ideal for those wishing to make career changes which will reflect their spiritual aspirations and their desire to be of service in the world. It can also assist those who are going through unexpected transitions - in health, relationships or self awareness - to find the most appropriate new pattern for their life.
CERUSSITE and the spirit
Cerussite attunes to higher wisdom and karmic purpose. It will show you the gifts that you bring to humanity when you meditate with it in your hand. Cerussite helps you let go of the past and its effects to walk into a fresh future. Cerussite balances the left and right brain hemispheres and encourages creativity. Cerussite enlightens you on all levels. It brings clarity and presence to the mind, broad spectrum electromagnetic energy to the aura, and floods the DNA with transformative frequencies to trigger evolution. It is a powerful reminder that within all of us lies the power to radically embody Spirit and to transform your base reality into a luminescent experience of manifest Divine energy. It teaches you to begin where you are by breathing the light of Spirit deeply into yourself and radiating it throughout your external experience.
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