Smithsonite is a zinc carbonate mineral that belongs to the calcite group of crystals. It can occur in botryoidal, massive, granular or stalactitic habits. It rarely forms crystals. This mineral is often found in the upper oxidised zones of zinc deposits, frequently as an alteration of Sphalerite.
Smithsonite is also known in some circles as Zinc Spar. Smithsonite can occur with minerals such as Cerussite, Malachite and Hemimorphite.
Smithsonite has a wider variety of colours depending on the trace impurities that are in the mineral.
Blue and Green - light to dark depending on the level of copper impurities present.
Pink and Purple - light to dark depending on the level of cobalt impurities.
Yellow - light to dark depending on the level of cadmium impurities.
Brown and Red - depends on the level of iron impurities.
The lustre of smithsonite sets it apart from other minerals: it has a silky to pearly lustre giving natural specimens a certain play of light across its surface that resembles the fine lustre of melted wax glowing under a candle flame.
In 1832, Francois Sulpice Beudant named the zinc carbonate "smithsonite", in honour of James Smithson a founder and the major donor of the Smithsonian Institution.
Smithsonite is found in Greece, Mexico, Africa, Spain and the USA.
SMITHSONITE And physical health
Smithsonite's energy can help heal and balance the reproductive organs and endocrine system. It is useful in regulating your weight and increasing physical energy.
Smithsonite builds up your immune system and activates the thymus gland. It will heal and clear sinuses, digestive disorders. It will ease osteoporosis and alcoholism. It restores veins and muscles.
Midwives should use this stone as it eases the childbirth process. It is good for someone convalescing from a long illness and eases pain. This stone reduces the cravings for drugs or alcohol.
SMITHSONITE and your feelings
Smithsonite is a valuable emotional healer. It teaches you the difference between ego based love (love with strings attached) and divine love (unconditional love).
It can assist you in being more expressive of kindness, compassion and support.
This stone is soothing for the emotional body and relieves stress.
It cools anger and resentment of others. Smithsonite eases tension and dispels debilitating anxiety. It assists you in knowing that you are not alone in this world even if occasionally you feel lonely.
Smithsonite helps you use and increase your leadership abilities, especially where you need to be tactful.
It helps nurture relationships. It is a stone that will settle down family relationship problems. It lends harmony, diplomacy to you while removing unpleasant situations.
If you have had a childhood where you felt unwanted or unloved, then this stone will help clear the the effects resulting from the situation.
The stone will show you that you are entitled to be loved and wanted. It will remove feelings of emotional abuse and misuse.
Rather than a traumatic emotional release, smithsonite's effects are much more subtle, you will just wake one day feeling better. It releases anger, fear and pain. It balances the energy fields, eases panic attacks and promotes friendship. It heals the heart and reduces feelings of abandonment and abuse.
IMAGES OF SMITHSONITE
SMITHSONITE and the mind
Smithsonite will help with arguments and interpersonal conflicts, legal troubles and issues with love where your mind is actively fuelling the conflict.
This stone encourages relaxation of the mind so that moving into active meditation is easier. It stimulates your psychic senses so that moving into the alpha state, where you are able to access the subtle energies of the non physical realm is faster, it will also assist you in mediumship, tarot, I Ching, and telepathic communication.
Smithsonite aligns the chakras and will strengthen your psychic abilities. It helps you connect and understand your intuitive abilities. Smithsonite is the stone for tranquillity, charm, kindness, and favourable outcomes. It creates a buffer for you from life's problems. It helps to relieve stress and ease the possibility of mental breakdown.
SMITHSONITE and the SPIRIT
Smithsonite teaches you about the experience and expression of Love energy.
It can make you more receptive to love by allowing for the experience of Universal Love, beyond interpersonal love. It encourages communication with angelic entities and guides that will facilitate you experiencing this energy and communicating it to others. These loving vibrations activate the heart through the heart chakra, stimulating a higher understanding of emotional issues.
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CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z