CRYSTALS & THEIR HEALING PROPERTIES
The micas are an important group of minerals. Micas are significant rock forming minerals being found in all three rock types: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. The term "mica" is so familiar to the general public that it is often considered a mineral in itself. Of course it is actually a group of minerals and most people who are knowledgeable about minerals know the three most common mica minerals: muscovite, biotite, and lepidolite. The Mica Group is actually a rather large group of minerals with over 30 members.
Large crystals of mica used for various applications are typically mined from granitic pegmatites. Mica grows by building up see-through paper-thin layers upon layers, which appear opaque but are in fact transparent. Mica is very metallic (containing very reactive element metals such as Potassium and Lithium, as well as Aluminium and Silica) and can be cold to touch. Mica occurs semi-translucent crystals, either flat angular blades, or rosettes or even hexagonal thin columns.
IMAGES OF THE MICA GROUP OF CRYSTALS
Biotite is a potassium iron magnesium aluminIum silicate hydroxide fluoride mineral that belongs to the mica group.
This stone occurs as black to brown and yellow with weathering, it has a vitreous to pearly lustre. The crystals are transparent to translucent.
The crystal habit include tabular to prismatic crystals with a prominent pinacoid termination. Biotite's four prism faces and two pinacoid faces form pseudo-hexagonal crystal "books". The sides of the crystal often tend to tapper. Also as lamellar or granular rock forming masses providing the lustre for most schists and gneiss. The cleavage sheets are flexible and elastic, meaning they can be bent and will flex back to original shape.
Biotite can be found in Canada, Sicily and Russia.
Biotite is sometimes called "black mica".
The soft, shiny and reflective layers that make up biotite reflect the many layers of consciousness present within life. These layers are voluminous and ever-changing such as: victim consciousness, blame, inhumanity, ego, forgiveness, growth, joy, nature, desire, creation and love.
Biotite provides us with reflective qualities so that we can recognise the flaws of our humanity while staying heart centred so that we can love what we see here. It helps us to see situations in complete detail, highlighting areas of the greatest importance.
Biotite has a wonderful energy to use when looking at yourself, as it allows you to see that what you see in others, is what you choose to see in yourself, this allows us to eliminate patterns we do not like and embrace the ones we do. The clearer our vision becomes the more unified we are as the veil of separation disintegrates.
Biotite enhances flexibility in all situations, helping us eliminate anger, tantrums and nervous energy. It helps release energy blocks within the body and align the chakras. Biotite can be used for clarity in visions.
Biotite is used in diagnosing disorders associated with disorganised cellular patterns.
Biotite has been used to assist in the maintenance and order of information within the mind. It is an excellent stone for the office as it increases systematic and methodical approaches.
It also increases the visions of the third-eye, facilitates clear pathway channels from other realms, past times and civilisations.
Biotite clears and balances the third eye chakra, aids visualisation, clairvoyance, seeing the truth in difficult situations and separating truth from distortion. It promotes clarity; balances too much psychic perception and reduces the overwhelming psychic pictures or impressions that you receive. Biotite will slow your psychic visions down so that you may comprehend them more easily.
It is also a stone of the crown chakra as it opens a connection with the higher-self and enhances your true consciousness.
It assists in changing your ideas, preconceived notions, and beliefs towards the realisation of the spiritual self. It has been used in the treatment of motor function and the eyes and when holding the stone during acupuncture treatments, it increases the flow of energy to the directed locations. Biotite has been known to help clear cataracts.
Fuchsite is a potassium aluminium silicate hydroxide fluoride mineral, it is the green, chromium bearing variety of Muscovite. Fuchsite is a member of the Mica group of crystals.
The colour is green, often a deep green with a hint of yellow with a vitreous to pearly lustre. The crystals a are transparent to translucent. The crystal forms as tabular crystals with a prominent pinacoid termination. Fuchsite's four prism faces form diamond shaped "books". The sides of the crystal often tend to tapper. They also occur as lamellar rock forming masses and small flakes in detrital material. Twinned crystals can form flat five pointed stars.
Cleavage is perfect in one direction producing thin sheets or flakes. The cleavage sheets are flexible and elastic, meaning they can be bent and will flex back to original shape.
Fuchsite can be found in Sweden, Austria, Brazil and the USA.
This stone collects unwanted emotions into the heart chakra for purging and release, soothes the release process and relieves nausea. Heals tears and holes in the heart chakra. Fuchsite cleanses, purifies and repairs the heart chakra. This stone promotes light-heartedness, friendliness, compassion an recovery from spiritually damaging, experiences.
Fuchsite accesses knowledge that has a practical value. When meditating it can channel information regarding herbal treatments and holistic remedies. It suggests the most holistic action to take and receives guidance on health matters and well-being.
Fuchsite helps you understand your interaction with other people and relates to the basic concerns of life. This stone deals with issues of servitude from past or present life. It reverses a tendency toward martyrdom.
Fuchsite shows you how to be of service without becoming embroiled in power struggles or false humility. It teaches self worth. It show your how to help others without gaining satisfaction from having another person completely dependent upon you.
Fuchsite releases you from creating or maintaining your identity and self worth through sacrificial service to others. This stone is ideal for people who suffer from Munchausen's Syndrome. It is ideal for the people who are suffering from this type of attention, as it will give them the strength to break away from this unhealthy cycle.
Fuchsite maintains healthy red and white blood cells. It will assist in reducing the swelling and pain from carpel tunnel syndrome. It helps with spinal alignment, muscles, immune system, throat, larynx, arteries, inflammation, eczema, rashes, skin allergies, snoring and sleep disturbances.
Fuchsite restores your equilibrium, emotional stability and encourages you to fight back after a major setback or long and serious illnesses. It will reduce your dependency on stimulants.
Fuchsite when placed in the home brings more coordinated domestic schedules such as child care, school runs, visiting elderly or sick relations and work commitments, especially if you have to rely on others for the smooth running of your life.
This is a stone for gardeners, landscapers, conservationists, farmers and also for law enforcement officers and anyone who has to organise and implement schedules or timetables such as transport workers, personal assistants, and receptionists.
Fuchsite increases the energies of other crystals and so is an excellent crystal for healing layouts. It is a crystal that can bring out the inner child so that you can have fun, relax and be joyful again.
Lepidolite is a potassium lithium aluminium silicate hydroxide fluoride mineral that belongs to the Mica group. Lepidolite is an ore of lithium and forms in granitic masses that contain a substantial amount of lithium. Lepidolite, like other micas, has a layered structure. These transparent to translucent crystals occur as violet to pale pink or white and rarely grey or yellow in colour and has a vitreous to pearly lustre.
They form as tabular to prismatic crystals with a prominent pinacoid termination. Lepidolite's four prism faces and two pinacoid faces form pseudo-hexagonal crystal "books". The sides of the crystal often tend to tapper. The cleavage sheets are flexible and elastic, meaning they can be bent and will flex back to original shape. Also some specimens may show triboluminescence.
Lepidolite can be found in Brazil, Russia; several African localities and the USA.
This crystal has a very gentle, soothing energy that calms you and infuses a room with yin energy. It eases the intensity of negative emotions, stress, mood swings, depression, manic-depression, anxiety, addiction withdrawal and general nervousness.
When used on the third eye chakra it can bring about a renewed sense of hope, self forgiveness, and self love. It is great for treating sleep disorders an for encouraging emotional balance. Lepidolite can also help alleviate disorders of the skin, such as acne and eczema.
Only use sunlight or moonlight to recharge this crystal as water will make it crumble.
Lepidolite connects the heart and crown chakras to bring spiritual understanding to suffering and pain. It aids in understanding the purpose of heart pain and the growth brought by suffering. It promotes understanding of your life purpose and your place in the universal plan. It opens and releases pain and suffering layer by layer. Lepidolite promotes acceptance, calm, trust in life and trust in the Goddess. This stone heals fear and its source in this or past lives.
Muscovite is a potassium aluminium silicate hydroxide fluoride mineral that belongs to the mica group. Muscovite is a common rock forming mineral and is found in igneous, metamorphic and detrital sedimentary rocks.
Muscovite is an important component of granite and some schist. The composition of These minerals have a lustre that varies from transparent to pearly. Muscovite occurs as tabular, commonly twinned pseudo-hexagonal crystals often with deep striations on the prism faces. It also occurs as foliated, scaly lamellar masses. Muscovite can be colourless, white, silver, red/brown, yellow, green and brown. It often has a sparkly look.
Because of its silvery sheen, the silver coloured muscovite is sometimes called cat's silver.
Muscovite is great for inspiring reflection and self assessment. It allows you to reflect on the past and the self objectively, and without fear. It can also help in auric cleansing and unblocking the psychic channels.
Muscovite encourages clarity in visions and self reflection. It can be used during times of cleansing or fasting to help reduce hunger pangs, provide energy, relieve dehydration and give a general boost.
It can help sufferers of insomnia, night sweats, nightmares, restless leg syndrome and sleep apnoea.
It is a mystical stone with a strong angelic contact, stimulating awareness of the higher self. Used in scrying, this visionary stone, links to the highest spiritual realms.
Muscovite stimulates the heart chakra, facilitates astral travel, and opens the intuition and psychic vision. Muscovite has the ability to allow recognition of then flaws in humanity and at the same time stimulates unconditional love and acceptance.
It is a reflective stone, mirroring back and allowing you to recognise your projections (the parts of yourself that you do not recognise and therefore see "out there". It helps you to see that the things you do not like in another are really the characteristics you cannot accept in yourself. Muscovite then aids in the integration and transformation of these qualities.
Muscovite can be used to grid earthquake areas as it gently and safely relieves tensions within the earth. It also releases tension within the physical body and aligns the subtle bodies and meridians with the physical body, bringing about balance.
Muscovite disperses insecurity, self doubt and clumsiness. It is useful for those who suffer from dyspraxia and left-right confusion. Muscovite eliminates anger and nervous stress, to bring flexibility at all levels of being. It assists in looking forward joyfully to the future and back to the past to appreciate all the lessons that have been learned. By allowing you to see yourself as others see you, muscovite helps in changing the image presented to the outside world. It supports during the exploration of painful feelings.
Muscovite helps problem solving and stimulates quick-witted. It facilitates the clear expression of thoughts and feelings. Muscovite improves your appearance. It imparts sheen to the hair and a sparkle to the eyes. It helps the body to achieve its most appropriate weight.
Muscovite controls blood sugar, balances pancreatic secretions, alleviates dehydration, and prevents hunger while fasting. It regulates the kidneys. Muscovite relieves insomnia and allergies and heals any condition resulting from disease or distress.
Phlogopite is a potassium magnesium aluminium silicate hydroxide that belongs to the mica group of minerals. Phlogopite is a rarer member of the mica group and is not well known even by mineral collectors.
This minerals colour is pale brown to brown with a vitreous to pearly lustre. The crystals are transparent to translucent. They are formed as tabular to prismatic crystals with a prominent pinacoid termination. Phlogopite's four prism faces and two pinacoid faces form pseudo-hexagonal crystal "books". The sides of the crystal often tend to tapper. Also as lamellar or granular rock forming masses.
The cleavage sheets are flexible and elastic, meaning they can be bent and will flex back to original shape. Thin flakes of this mineral show an asterism or six rayed star when a light source is viewed through the crystal due to its inclusions.
Phlogopite can be found in Canada, Russia and at many localities in Europe.
In the Native American tradition, Phlogopite is used to bring energy from the four cardinal directions, Mother Earth, and Father Sky. It is a stone said to bring and speed evolution and revolution in all areas, bringing you to your proper path. It is also used to remove spiritual blocks.
Phlogopite is a stone of flexibility of perception and adaptation of that perception to integrate the past, present and future. It is used extensively in channelling, including blocks to conscious awareness during channelling.
Phlogopite is said to be helpful for relieving mental anguish. Phlogopite is beneficial for back pain, muscle relaxation, retaining teeth, integrity of bone structure, mononucleosis symptoms.
Phlogopite energetically filters electromagnetic pollution. It opens metaphysical abilities and activates all the chakras. Use it to find the gifts hidden in the darker corners of your soul to remove block to spiritual development. It is ideal for medicine wheel or Earth mother ceremonies. Phlogopite keeps the auric and physical bodies free of pollutant energy. Its high magnesium content energetically strengthens bones and tooth enamel, it assists nutrient and vitamin assimilation, enzyme function, energy transfer and correct working of the body
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