Spinel is a magnesium aluminium oxide. It forms as octahedral, dodecahedral or cubic crystals, in granular, massive or compact habits. The crystals are translucent to transparent with a vitreous lustre. The colour range of this attractive stone is red (the most popular as the colour rivals ruby), pink, blue, purple, yellow, colourless, black and brown. The colours vary widely due to the trace elements in the stone such as chromium, iron and cobalt.
The red and pink colours can show strong fluorescence and asterism.
Spinel forms in igneous rocks, as well as metamorphic rocks such as marble, serpentinite and gneiss. Spinel is found in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Brazil and Afghanistan.
Spinel is associated with energy renewal, overcoming difficult circumstances and rejuvenation. It opens all the chakras due to the wide colour range and helps kundalini energy move up the spine.
spinel and physical health
Spinel is a stone of revitalisation. It can stimulate any of the chakras, as well as the meridian system, bringing fresh energy where it is most needed. It is an excellent aid for reducing fatigue and repleting depleted energies on all levels It supports the physical body in recovery from illness and trauma. Spinel promotes physical vitality, refills energy and eases exhaustion. Spinel is a very soothing stone, as it calms and relieves stress, anxiety, PTSD and depression. This stone is for mental rejuvenation and is invigorating. Spinel detoxifies the body and is particularly useful when fasting, or are using natural diuretics and natural cleansing teas. This stone encourages moderation in all things, including food and sleep.
Black spinel facilitates the detoxification of the bowels and digestive system.
Blue and green spinel assists in countering excessive acidity in the stomach and body, and facilitates a shift to an alkaline chemistry.
Red spinel unblocks the base chakra and ensures a strong link between the base and heart chakras, drawing vital energy into the physical body. It assists you with heart issues related to extreme anger or chronic fear, such as spousal or child abuse.
spinel and your feelings
Spinel assist you to appreciate the beauty of life and the world around you. It helps you take more time to relax and enjoy the true abundance of life, instead of chasing the illusion of financial security. Spinel is a stone of new hope, it can relieve the burden of negative thought patterns and it reminds you that life is a gift. Spinel enhances all the positive aspects of your personality. It helps in achieving and accepting success with humility.
Black spinel helps you release the past and clear your life of past negative emotions and associations so that you can more easily move forward into the future. It helps hoarders let go of excessive physical and emotional junk so that clarity of mind and energy can be achieved. It is also useful for those of you who are stuck in the grieving process or who feel that a past emotional trauma still rules their life.
Blue and green spinel offers comfort to those of you who feel used by others or are unable to express proper emotional boundaries. It is ideal for those of you who have a martyr complex, or if you are unable to say no to others. This stone encourages the cleansing of anger, pain, resentment and judgement from the emotional body. Blue and green spinel facilitates clear, kind communication and helps you say how you feel in a non-judgemental way. This stone refreshes the emotional body, increasing compassion, love, forgiveness, self esteem and the relaxed and easy expression of affection for others.
Red spinel assists in allowing others to help, countering the feeling that you must do it all, in order for something to be completed properly. Red spinel is a wonderful support for getting in the mood sexually, and it encouraging a loving, attentive and giving attitude toward a partner. It can assist you in channeling excessive sexual energy into the heart chakra for expression as loving energy without sexual connotations.
Red spinel is a powerful healer for fear states, panic, anxiety and the emotional need for excessive control.
IMAGES OF THE SPINEL GROUP
spinel and the mind
Spinel helps you relax, release resistance, and let go of worry, and they act as a general balm to the nervous system. It also helps the body in removing poisons and toxins through proper processing and elimination of wastes; both energetic and physical. Spinel can be a catalyst for inspiration and new ways of thinking. This stone will help you in thinking outside the box and articulating new ideas. Spinel will assist you in developing a new and fresh self image as it loosens the negative emotional and mental hooks that you may have about your appearance, talents and capacities for growth.
This stone is very useful for Type A personalities and workaholics, as it allows them to calm down and shift into a lower gear. It acts as an energetic sedative to soothe and calm the brain and nervous system.
For those of you, who can't relax or focus for meditation, spinel can be used to help you become more calm and centred. This stone enhances the effect of other stones when they are used in meditation as it allows the nervous system and brain to become more receptive to their energies.
Black spinel stimulates the base chakra, allowing for the balanced grounding of higher frequency energies. It helps you to pull in high spiritual energies down through the crown chakra into the body and earth.
Blue and green spinel stimulates the mental body, enhancing the thought processes and psychic abilities, allowing you to work long hours without a great deal of mental fatigue and to intuitively see the answers to problems.
spinel and the spirit
Spinel is a stone of victory. It will inspire you to accept the challenges to which you are guides by the spirit and souls longing and to do whatever is necessary to achieve them. Spinel is an excellent protection stone and etheric cleanser, dispelling negative attachments and entities from the auric field. It can act as a mirror for psychic attacks, causing the negative energy to rebound on the sender. Spinel aligns the etheric and emotional aura bodies. It connects the Kundalini and Hara lines. Spinel rejuvenates, regenerates and detoxifies the etheric double aura. This stone lengthens life by balancing Ch'i energy and removing blocks to energy flow. Using this stone will bring Earth Ch'i into your body to stimulate the Ch'i kung microcosmic orbit through the aura electrical system. It accesses the gateway of life and death, incarnation and reincarnation.
Green and blue spinel illuminates the third eye, throat and heart chakras, assisting you to more clearly speak about your visions, dreams, knowledge and guidance.
Red Spinel connects the energies of the heart and the base chakra, allowing you to feel more tolerant of unexpected circumstances or developments an different viewpoints or beliefs of others.
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Magnetite is an iron oxide that belongs to the spinel group of minerals. It occurs as octahedral crystals, in granular or massive form. Magnetite is highly magnetic, as implied by its name. It attracts iron filings and can deflect a compass needle. Magnetite can be found in Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy and the USA.
Magnetite is one of the essential stones for crystal healers, because of its many uses in aligning the currents of the auric field and the multiple levels of the energetic body. It is excellent for balancing polarities; male and female, physical and spiritual, and the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
With this stones high iron content, magnetite offers support to those who are challenged by iron deficiencies or overall physical weakness. With this stone in hand, set your intention to strengthening your vital life force energy. It improves overall circulation, healthy lymph function and good vascular health.
Magnetite is stimulating to the liver and bone marrow. It can help with oxygenating the blood and supporting the circulatory system in general. When placed over an area of injury, it can stimulate blood flow to that area and speed up healing. Magnetite helps energy move through blocked areas in the meridians and can be used in place of acupuncture needles to stimulate the meridian points. It is helpful in countering anemia and supporting the increase of both the number and efficiency of red blood cells. This stones magnetic properties can be used in place of man made magnets in magnetic therapy.
Magnetite can help to smooth the energy of the emotional body and prevent mood swings, It is very helpful in lessening the emotional effects of hormonal changes due to endocrine system imbalances during puberty, PMS or menopause. Magnetite helps you sort out feelings regarding your relationships. Whether the relationship is romantic or professional, this stone helps you gain clarity regarding decisions you need to make about the people in your life. It also assists you in stepping courageously into your inner strength to be a balanced, healthy partner in your relationships. It is a good tool for amplifying self confidence.
It is a great stone for manifestation, making you magnetic to what you most desire. In body layouts, magnetite can beneficially affect all the chakras as well as open the flow of energy in blocked meridians. The beneficial energy from magnetite can assist hidden potential to surface. If you are predominantly rational and linear in thought, using this stone will enhance your intuitive side. Magnetite can help you sort out your thoughts so you can get organised. Use this stone to make order out of chaos. Allow it to move you away from unimportant information or distractions so that only the highest and best come through to you.
Magnetite helps to regulate you energy frequencies and grounds excess energy, therefore preventing energetic overload and burnout. It is helpful for psychics, healers and others who may need protection from the energetic patterns of others.
If you are not sufficiently grounded there is nowhere for the excess energy to flow, causing an overload of the energetic systems and a resulting imbalance. Magnetite helps you to maintain this vital connection to the planet, so energy can flow appropriately. Many sensitive psychics attempt, unconsciously, to ground and protect themselves by gaining weight. Magnetite can help prevent this, as its energy frequency provides the necessary grounding and protection. This stone aligns you with the vibrational energies of bringing heaven to earth. This stone can help you develop a charismatic vibration that aligns you with the manifestation of miracles for yourself and others.
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magnetite and the chakras
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z