CRYSTALS & THEIR HEALING PROPERTIES
The Metal Oxide Group of minerals includes some important metal ores and some rare minerals. Rutile and Cassiterite are the most important ores of titanium and tin respectively. Pyrolusite is an important ore of manganese.
Other members of the group are much more scarce.
Members of the group have the general formula MO2. The M can be any of several metal ions and the O2 is two parts oxygen.
The more common members have lead, titanium, tin, and manganese, but germanium, silicon and tellurium also are found in the minerals of this group.
IMAGES OF THE METAL OXIDES
Cassiterite is a tin oxide mineral that has ornately faceted specimens with high lustre. It is generally opaque, but its lustre and multiple crystal faces cause a nice sparkle. It occurs in the colours black, reddish brown or yellow.
Cassiterite has been an important ore of tin for eons and is still the greatest source of tin today. Most sources of cassiterite today are not primary deposits but alluvial deposits containing weathered grains. The best source of original-formation cassiterite is at the tin mines of Bolivia, where it is found in hydrothermal veins. This mineral can also be found in Cornwall, England; Durango, Mexico; Malaysia; Russia and China.
Cassiterite on a physical level will assist in the rebalancing and healing of the reproductive organs in both men and women. Problems such as endometriosis, prostrate cancer, fibroids, cysts, cervical cancer and sexually transmitted diseases. This stone will help accelerate the healing of wounds, cuts, bruises and sprains. For the older generation this stone is ideal for those symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause. What to loose that excess weight in a healthy way cassiterite will help you. It is a helpful stone for anyone who has been told they have a terminal illness, to help them to deal with outstanding issues holding them here on this plane of existence.
Cassiterite is a stone for you if you feel envious of other peoples status and possessions. This stone will help you understand that by bringing envy into your life, regarding what other have or try to keep up with your more affluent neighbours you are only missing out on the enjoyment of what you do have in your life in the here and now.
Cassiterite will help you understand that mortality isn't to be feared it is a natural part of life and by dwelling on when you are going to leave this mortal plane only means that you are currently missing out on family, love and life.
This stone has a quite positive vibration for augmenting manifestation, and for heightened levels of abundance and prosperity. When the solar plexus chakra is stimulated it is common for this to aid you to manifest your desires. By using the energy of Cassiterite at the third 'power' chakra, it aids you to bring the necessary energy through to aid you to manifest those things, desires, dreams or hopes for the future into reality. Cassiterite can used to help you to feel more balanced, as it helps to remove energetic blockages where required. It will help you when you feel the need to clear out unnecessary thought patterns and spiritual debris that seems to accumulate because you've taken no action to remove them from your life.
This crystal has a strong spiritual grounding energy that makes a deep connection through the base chakra to the depths of the earth and Mother Gaia. The specific energy that you can make a connection with by using Cassiterite, is there at the time of your birth, when your spirit enters this world and also when its time to pass through the doorway and go to the other side again.
A very powerful resonance is emitted from this stone, that draws energy into your life from the non-physical realms. It brings a lightening of your spirit. This is especially helpful combined with its vibration that helps you to release cellular memories and for this to encourage deep healing at the soul level.
Pyrolusite is a shiny, fan like silver, black, blue and dark grey manganese oxide that belongs to the rutile group of minerals. Pyrolusite is an oxidation product of weathered manganese minerals and also forms from stagnant shallow marine and freshwater bog and swamp deposits. Minerals such as rhodochrosite and rhodonite are often replaced by pyrolusite.
Pyrolusite has some interesting habits despite its common occurrence as dull, sooty, black masses and/or earthy forms. Possibly its most popular form is its dendritic habit that forms wonderfully detailed, fern-like patterns on the surfaces of rocks such as sandstone. These dendrites are so amazing that they have often been mistaken for fossil plants. Another popular habit is its acicular or hair-like crystal aggregates that produce nice tufts of "hair", or meadows of shiny black pyrolusite fibres. Often specimens of pyrolusite are very difficult to distinguish from other manganese oxides. Thus, as a consequence of its more abundant distribution, pyrolusite is the default name for black, hair-like manganese crystals or powdery black alteration products of manganese minerals in general.
Notable Occurrences include nice specimens from Germany; iron mines in Minnesota and Michigan and at Lake County, New Mexico, USA. Pyrolusite is mined in many countries around the world with the most productive countries being Georgia and Ukraine of the former USSR, India, China, South Africa, Brazil, Australia and Gabon.
Pyrolusite treats bronchitis, regulates your metabolism, reinforces and strengthens your blood vessels and stimulates your sexuality. It is also useful for strengthening your eyesight thereby preventing cataracts, glaucoma and other degenerative eye diseases.
Pyrolusite has the ability to stabilise your relationship and enhance communication whether it is between partners, children or co-workers. It will assist you in removing negative emotions and expectations and bring in positive feelings and love for yourself and others into your life.
Pyrolusite encourages you to bring into your physical, mental and emotional body confidence, optimism and determination for all the tasks that you undertake. This tenacious stone gets to the bottom of the problems that are holding you back in this life and offers you the chance to make changes. Pyrolusite, during meditation or creative visualisation will assist you in achieving our dreams and remove any problems and restrictions that hamper you in achieving your desires.
Pyrolusite will encourage and give you the emotional and mental strength to hold onto and stay true to your beliefs and values even in the face of opposition from outside authority figures.
Place pyrolusite in your meditation space to repel any and all negative energy and psychic vampires from entering while you are vulnerable, this stone also ensures that your aura and shields are strengthened. It will prevent undue mental influence from others who don't have your best interests at heart.
It will encourage to you remove mental and emotional manipulation from manipulative spirits and helps you ask your spirit guides for help an support.
Rutile is a titanium oxide mineral that forms as prismatic, and long and needle shaped crystals. Sometimes rutile crystals form in radiating patterns of six sprays of gold coloured needle crystals emanating from a small black central hexagon. Rutile can also occur in massive form. When rutile needles are formed (included) in other crystal they can cause the phenomenon known as cat's eye (chatoyancy) and stars (asterism). Rutile is most often included in quartz, corundum (ruby and sapphire).
The colour is golden yellow, reddish brown, red or black. Most Rutile crystals are found in Brazil and Madagascar.
Rutile crystals can be used to help stabilise the digestive system and improve nutrient absorption. It is a good ally to utilise when undertaking a new exercise or diet regimen, as it helps you maintain resolve and stamina. It can be used to counter cravings for food, tobacco, caffeine and other substances to which you may be addicted. A powerful cleansing crystal, rutile protects and purifies the bio-magnetic sheath, bringing into balance with the physical body. Rutile is beneficial for lactation, cellular memory, elasticity of blood vessels, cell regeneration, bronchitis, premature ejaculation, impotence, and frigidity.
Rutile helps you feel more directed and purposeful. It can help you to overcome procrastination or reluctance and joyfully undertake new paths and projects. It creates a lightening effect in the emotional body, lessening the pressures and concerns of daily life. Rutile stabilises relationships of all kinds by creating emotional fidelity and grounding higher chakra connections.
Due to its enhancement of psychic abilities, Rutile can effectively offer you a constant and more expanded access to higher guidance without having to enter a meditative state. The appearance of Rutile within one of the quartz crystal formations is of special significance, as it greatly amplifies the energy of any configuration in which it appears. These stones can be used as ‘receivers’ for special instruction, information or knowledge to forward humanity’s current evolution. Rutile heals psychosomatic disease, going directly to the root of a problem. It pinpoints karmic causes of chronic illness and programs cellular memory. Placed on the sacra chakra, rutile counteracts sexual problems that have a past life cause, bringing the reasons for those conditions into conscious awareness for reviewing and clearing. Rutile fine tunes intuition, pinpointing possible pitfalls in your path before you find them and highlighting the most productive choices to make. Often found in quartz, it integrates higher vibrations into the light body.
Rutile aids you in expanding consciousness while maintaining a connection to the Earth. It is a wonderful ally for dream recall and for remembering deep meditative journeys. It assists in learning and knowledge retention and in communication with higher realms. Rutile imparts an ethereal quality to any crystal in which it is included, enhancing out of body journeying and angelic contact through its attunement to the Divine. Nevertheless, it is not an airy fairy crystal when accelerating spiritual growth. It goes immediately to the heart of a matter and insists that you deal with it.
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