Pietersite is a variety of chalcedony that is embedded with fibres of amphibole minerals (sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron and aluminium). While the fibres cause a chatoyancy effect, it is not found in continuously structured bands or fibres, more in swirls, swathes and fibrous segments. Pietersite colours include various blues, golds and reds, brown and black that may appear together or alone. Blue is the rarest colour, followed by red. The blues range from a baby blue to a dark midnight blue. Golds can be light to very deep and rich, sometimes having a reddish hue.
Pietersite has only been found recently in the desert of Namibia and was given the name of its discoverer, Sid Pieters.
Pietersite is also known as the Tempest Stone because the swirling colours in the mineral can look like a storm. It is said to "hold the keys to the kingdom of heaven".
Pietersite is protective when driving in bad weather conditions and calms nervous people and animals during storms. It guards homes and businesses against storm damage and acts as a shield against the adverse effects of technology, particularly if you work long hours with a computer or live near a mobile phone tower.
PIETERSITE And physical health
Pietersite supports the healing of illnesses that arise through confusion or unfulfilled desire for rest. It is particularly effective with all respiratory problems.
Pietersite encourages the proper functioning of the pituitary gland and the regulation of the other endocrine glands so the proper amount of hormones for growth, sex, metabolism, blood pressure and body temperature are produced. This stone is also beneficial for eye health.
It helps the lungs, liver, intestines, feet, legs and promotes absorption of nutrients from food. This stone clears disease caused by exhaustion in those who have not time to rest.
Pietersite stimulates the physical body, lending energy and strength. It’s a nervous-system stone and is useful in stimulating and strengthening the nerves and the brain.
PIETERSITE and your feelings
Pietersite helps you cope with unprocessed images and inner conflict and connected with this, all kinds of unpleasant feelings. Pietersite helps you remain distanced, if necessary, without lacking feelings.
Pietersite strengthens your personal power and the ability to shine. This stone is useful for improving your self esteem, joy, enthusiasm and courage. Use this stone to have confidence in your perceptions. It's a tool for healing emotional issues involving personal interactions.
Pietersite dispels illusions of separateness and to remove beliefs and conditioning imposed by other people. It links you to the source of your own inner guidance and helps you to recognise the truth or falsehood of other people's words. Pietersite dissolves stubborn blockages and clears confusion.
It removes mental and verbal conditioning, beliefs that have been imposed on your by people in authority such as teachers, parents and rule makers.
Pietersite is a supportive and strengthening stone, helping you speak out and assist in processing conflict and suppressed feelings.
Pietersite can ‘light a fire’ under the base chakra, giving you the resolve to take action and change your life. It can help you to become fearless and overcome uncertainty and indecision.
IMAGES OF PIETERSITE
pIETERSITE and the mind
Pietersite helps you process impressions faster and to remain open to absorb spiritual content. It enables you to remain concentrated and collected, even when there are a multitude of distractions and diversions
Pietersite helps you gain mental clarity. Its chatoyancy creates an effect that helps you go within to reflect, but also notice the reflections from outside yourself. This stone provides and avenue to clearly see through illusions and deception.
Pietersite is a stone of vision and can be used for a vision quest or shaman journey. It works with the body during meditations, quickly accessing a high state of awareness. Pietersite stimulates the third eye and the pineal gland, accessing the intuition and promoting profound visions and precognition. It links into loving guidance.
Pietersite’s energy feels like the highly charged atmosphere of a thunderstorm. It activates mind and imagination, stimulates psychic vision and enhances telepathy. It acts as an etheric lightning rod, grounding high-frequency energy into the physical realm. Like a storm dredging up treasures from the ocean, Pietersite churns the hidden corners of one’s energy field and reveals new directions for one’s life. It helps to clear stagnant energies, habits and patterns from one’s life and encourages one to take action toward one’s dreams.
PIETERSITE and the SPIRIT
Pietersite helps you to master periods of fast and stormy changes to build a new order out of chaos. It loosens stubborn blocks and clears up confusion.
Pietersite serves as a grounding force while you take spiritual steps to develop your third eye and intuitive skills. Its iridescence and swirling fibrous segments combined with the stabilising force of this stone increases your ability to bring forth inspired self awareness. This is a good stone to enhance the sensory gift of clairvoyance or psychic insight.
Pietersite links everyday life to the spiritual reminding you that you are a spiritual being on a human journey. Centring on the spiritual being, pietersite has the ability to ground you not to the earth but to etheric body.
Pietersite is a spiritual activation stone. It helps you find new directions and move forward when the way feels blocked, or when you are unable to see your path. It strongly activates the chakra system to allow for the grounding of a full spectrum of electromagnetic energy, increasing the amount of Light energy in your body and energy field.
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