CRYSTALS & THEIR HEALING PROPERTIES
Granite is a common type of felsic intrusive igneous rock that is granular and phaneritic in texture. Granite is primarily composed of orthoclase (feldspar), mica, sodium, and quartz. Granite is a medium to coarse grained plutonic, igneous rock with a variety of associated minerals such as hornblende, magnetite, tourmaline, and epidote. It forms in plate-like layers, short prismatic crystals and tabular inclusions.
Granite’s wide colour range includes mottled grey, white, pink, red, black, green, blue and yellow-brown. Granite also occurs with a wide variety of patterns including porphyry (large crystals), orbicular (eye shaped clusters), and graphic (bold and unusual markings). The hardness of Granite varies depending on its composition. Granite is found worldwide.
Larvikite is an igneous rock, specifically a variety of monzonite, notable for the presence of thumbnail-sized crystals of feldspar. The feldspar has partly unmixed on the micro-scale to form a perthite, and the presence of the alternating alkali feldspar and plagioclase layers give its characteristic silver blue sheen (Schiller effect, labradorescence) on polished surfaces. Olivine can be present along with apatite, and locally quartz. Larvikite is usually rich in titanium, with titanaugite and/or titanomagnetite present. The name originates from the Larvik Fjord region in Norway, where this type of igneous rock is found. It is sometimes called "Black Moonstone" and even "Black Labradorite" based on the feldspar content in the stone and its schiller effect.
Typical colours are dark grey, dark blue to black with a blue or steely coloured flash
IMAGES OF GRANITE & LARVIKITE
This stone is a great balancer of water and earth (emotions and practicality). Earth helps water to keep its deep emotions in check. This incredible stone works on both the base and sacral chakras as it grounds unstable or unsure emotions. Therefore, granite is wonderful for allowing for increased protection and abundance. This stone works well on scepticism. It allows for diplomacy, discretion, cooperativeness and removes negativity. Granite is a wonderful relationship balancer. Ocean tumbled granite in particular helps us to see and understand the big picture. So it shows us to look past the little puddles in our lives and focus on an ocean of opportunity and advancement!
Granite has been used to strengthen the hair and ailments associated with the face and head.
When you wish to use granite for Feng Shui place a stone in the North-east area for self cultivation, in the South west area for partners and relationships and the centre area for grounding, good health and for dispersing negative energy throughout the room.
Granite enables one to see the big picture, helps banish skepticism, and defeats negativity with ease. In Ancient times, granite was revered by the Mayan nation. Aboriginal tribes consider granite to be a “stone of protection” with sacred and magical qualities. Granite enables one to see the difference between the ideas of beliefs and the state of “knowing.” Granite facilitates and maintains the balance in relationships and with cooperative groups. Granite supports discretion and diplomacy. Granite is also a stone of abundance as it assists with bringing an increase flow of money to the user.
Granite may also be helpful in the healing of rickets, rheumatism and issues related to infertility.
Larvikite is a protective and grounding stone. It is cleansing to the subtle bodies and facilitates a strong connection with the energies of Earth, helping to connect with the spirits of Nature. Larvikite stimulates inner visions and enhances your psychic abilities. It allows us to see the past, providing clarity to visions of past life recall. Larvikite can neutralise and cancel spells that are no longer wanted. It repels negative energy.
Larvikite increases our security in the strength of our own intellect, stimulates creativity and the exchange of wisdom. Larvikite helps us to see ourselves through the eyes of our higher self. Larvikite teaches patience, and can support when completion and closure to a goal is required. It also helps us to understand and resolve complicated facts and to make decisions that are rational and sober and not based upon our emotions.
Larvikite assists the brain to take in new information more easily. It creates new pathways for knowledge to travel and can open new doors for us. Larvikite can help to make us more adaptable to situations.
Larvikite can help with learning disabilities. It can be used to treat skin disorders and enhances vitality and youthfulness. Larvikite aids in the recovery of strokes and helps brain function. It cleanses and purifies body tissue, harmonises the metabolism and helps with muscular detoxification. Larvikite calms the nerves and will cool and reduce blood pressure.
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