Epidote wasn't identified as a separate mineral until the beginning of the nineteenth century by the French crystallographer Rene-Just Haüy. Before that, it was always considered to be the same mineral as actinolite. When epidote is combined with red felspar in the same mineral deposit it has been given the trade name unakite.
Epidote is a calcium aluminium iron silicate hydroxide that belongs to the Epidote group of minerals. They occur as prismatic, slender grooved crystals and as fibrous radiating aggregates. Epidote appears in the colour range from yellowish-green to greenish-black. Epidote is named after the numerous crystal faces.
The crystals have a vitreous lustre and are translucent to transparent.
Epidote can be found in Austria, Italy, Mexico and the USA.
EPIDOTE and physical health
Epidote has the ability to increase your energy levels and is useful for strengthening the physical body. This stone facilitates a more complete assimilation of nutrients. It stimulates the immune system and aids in the healing process. Epidote is useful in convalescence, it supports the body's healing process and ensures that you look after yourself in the best way possible. It may well bring to the surface the underlying core causes of obesity and so facilitate weight loss. Epidote increases your personal power and increases memory, making it a helpful when looking for lost objects. This stone is helpful for stamina, the nervous and immune systems, cellular memory and dehydration, It supports the brain, thyroid, liver, gallbladder and adrenal glands. Epidote immediately raises the vibration in areas that are congested, filled with debris or overly dense. It can help you find the core patterns behind physical disease and can assist you in moving into a hopeful and positive emotional state to support general healing. It is excellent for working on cancerous tumors, cystitis, fibrosis and similar manifestations. Epidote reminds you that there is plenty for everyone, including good health, sufficient income and unconditional love. This stone assures you that all your basic needs are met with an abundance left over to share with others. It helps you relax into the knowledge that nothing is lacking. Use this stone to increase good health, abundant wealth and the ability to love fully and completely.
EPIDOTE and your feelings
Epidote is the perfect stone for those who fall easily into victimhood or martyrdom, dispelling self criticism and helping you to look objectively at your strengths and weaknesses and at those of other people. Teaching how to set realistic goals, it moves you away from unattainable expectations and the inevitable disappointments that rise when you plan from your emotions.
Epidote encourages recovery and regeneration after severe illness of in the case of great exhaustion caused by over work, stress, and painful experiences. It lifts the emotions and dissolves sadness, sorrow, self pity and grief. Epidote also helps you overcome frustration caused by failure and teaches you not to devalue yourself because of mistakes you have made. Epidote assists in releasing patterns of negativity from the emotional body. It can help those who habitually use judgement, sarcasm, wit or other expressions of negativity to raise the energy of their emotional bodies to more positive, enlightened levels. It helps you overcome hopelessness and depressed emotional states and lends you a sense of optimism. Epidote aligns you with parallel realities in which you already know how to love freely. This stone awakens the realisation that there is plenty of love to go around. It is a good stone to improve relationships in which jealousy tends to be an issue.
IMAGES OF EPIDOTE
EPIDOTE and the mind
It is helpful for those stuck in modes of depression, hopelessness, or other negative thinking patterns. Epidote can inject a sense of hopeful optimism. Crystal healers like to work with Epidote for its ability to clear congestion and energy blockages in the physical and subtle bodies. Epidote will help to balance and stabilise the energy flow in the body.
Epidote improves your capabilities. it helps you to live up to your own demands on yourself in an appropriate manner, with due consideration of your own strength and ability thereby avoiding failure. By gradually increasing these demands your capabilities will then be expanded and developed. Epidote also helps you to accept and admit to your weaknesses. Epidote increases your mental capacity to integrate the true meaning of love and abundance into your understanding of the world. Think from your heart with this stone in hand, and the truth will be yours. Use this heartfelt truth to make your decisions.
EPIDOTE and the spirit
Epidote increases perception and interaction with spiritual beings, and brings spiritual growth. Epidote is a great stone for releasing negativity and raising vibrational energy.
Epidote is an excellent stone for attunement with nature and her healing qualities. It puts forth a simple, calming, grounding, “back to Earth” vibration, which is particularly good for those living in a high energy, city setting.
Epidote bestows patience. It dissolves false self images, makes you aware of reality and highlights the weaknesses and strengths of your true self image. This results in a desire for change that is realistic that can then be realised and build upon. In this manner, epidote will take you back to your original positive inner image of being a healthy, happy person. Epidote teaches you to raise the vibration of your thoughts, words and actions so your physical reality can be transformed. It lovingly reveals where you are holding negative patterns or willfully indulging in negativity as a way to protect yourself emotionally. It can assist in raising the frequency of denser matter to more enlightened levels. The natural tetrahedron structure of epidote provides a deeper understanding and connection to concept of "as above, so below". Use this stone as a tool to tap into your sacred heart, that part of you that is aligned with Divine Love. Epidote also provides an abundance of spiritual energy.
epidote and the chakras
If the solar plexus chakra is out of balance, you may feel critical of others, be a bully and in need of constant change. You also may believe that you aren't recognised for your achievements or have difficulty learning new tasks.
Use this stone on the solar plexus chakra to bring empathy into your life and enhance your psychic abilities. It will open your clairsentience abilities.
It will assist in healing digestive, stomach, liver and gallbladder ailments. Use this stone when the true cause of a disease needs to be found.
If the heart chakra is out of balance you may have sudden bursts of anger, jealousy or blaming others for any issues that arise in your life. You might need constant confirmation of your self worth, feeling unloved or lacks compassion for others.
With this stone in hand, you are able to connect the lower chakras with the higher chakras to achieve homeostasis. It will encourage compassion for yourself and others and enhance your innate healing abilities.
It will assist in encouraging the entire immune system to function at its peak. It maintains a healthy heart and circulatory system. This stone when placed on the heart chakra will help with tissue regeneration.
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z