CRYSTALS & THEIR HEALING PROPERTIES
Zircon's reputation has suffered of late due to the introduction of a diamond simulant. So for the record, zircon (zirconium silicate, ZrSiO4) is NOT the same material as the artificial gem material Cubic Zirconia (zirconium oxide, ZrO2).
However with that in mind, zircon has been used as a diamond simulant both for innocent and nefarious reasons. Zircon resembles diamond in lustre and fire and colourless zircons have been mistaken for diamonds by experienced jewellers.
Zircon can make a very attractive and affordable gemstone.
Zircon is formed as a liquid out of acid magmas and is, therefore, found as a component of granites and syenites. It forms larger, usually double ended crystals in pegmatite. Natural zircon is usually brownish red to a brownish yellow. When natural zircon is heat treated the resulting stones can be colourless, yellow, green black or blue. Zircon crystals are transparent to translucent and has an adamantine lustre.
Zircon can be found in Norway Pakistan, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Australia, France, Vietnam, Tanzania, Russia, Madagascar, Canada and the USA.
Zircon is known in antiquity as hyacinth and was used for healing. It was reputed to heal madness, make you resistant to temptation and strengthen the intellect.
Blue zircon has been prized in jewellery for hundreds of years and was beloved by the Victorians as large ornate stones in rings and brooches, notably around the 1800s.
In ancient times zircon was used to protect against robbery, lightening, bodily harm and disease. Each colour resonates with a different chakra.
ZIRCON And physical health
Zircon stimulates the liver, it relieves pain and dissolves cramps in a gentle way. It will ease menstrual pain that is caused by hormonal imbalance. Zircon is beneficial for sciatica, insomnia, bones, muscles, vertigo, and the liver.
Zircon helps balance the adrenal glands and can assist in supporting the adrenals when you are overtaxed with work or stress. It is useful in clearing toxins from the body and can be used as a support through withdrawal from caffeine, tobacco or other substances. This stone will drive away nightmares and night terrors, encourage restful sleep and strengthen the heart. It is known to reduce fevers and repel contagious diseases.
ZIRCON and your feelings
Zircon will assist you in overcoming the overpowering feelings of loss wether it is a family member, friend or beloved pet. It will also help you to let go of emotional pain, sadness and fear. This stone will aid you in remove emotions or things that you have been hanging on to just in case; for example keeping things from a family members life because you believe that they wouldn't want you to get rid of it or keeping out dated belief systems because that it what the person said that you should believe and you wish to honour their memory. Zircon encourages lucid dreaming.
Zircon can help you feel reconciled to being a spiritual entity in a physical body, or less fearful of being a physical being opening to the Spirit. It helps balance these polarities, helping you to feel more stable and aligned with both the physical and spiritual realms. Zircon banishes depression, anxiety and grief. Zircon teaches you consistency, it is known as a stone of virtue, traditionally it was a test for celibacy. Overcoming jealousy and possessiveness, it promotes letting go of old love and opening to new.
IMAGES OF ZIRCON
ZIRCON and the mind
Zircon assist you to understand the ephemeral nature of all things. It stimulates you re-evaluate the important things in your life from this viewpoint and to shed your attachment to material things.
Zircon enhances clear thinking and helps separate the significant from the unimportant. Overcoming racism and prejudice, it teaches you the brotherhood of humanity and clears from the emotional body the imprint of discrimination, victimisation, homophobia and misogyny in this or any other life.
Zircon stimulates all the chakras, bringing high frequency energy through the crown and grounding it through the base chakra. It stimulates the flow of chi through the meridian system and can be helpful in overcoming sluggish or depressed energies. It is an energiser for your psychic abilities and assists in more accurately translating intuitive impulses into conscious understanding. Zircon offers a protective energy to those of you who leave the physical body to explore other realms of consciousness.
Zircon attracts wisdom, honour and riches, as well as attract success.
ZIRCON and the SPIRIT
Zircon helps you become detached from materialism and experience spiritual reality. Zircon encourages you to deal and understand the meaning of your existence. This stone will drive away evil spirits, protect you from enchantment
Zircon aids you in becoming a vehicle for Spirit while maintaining your connection to the Earth plane. It greatly amplifies psychic and intuitive information and assists you in interpreting that information accurately. This stone promotes unconditional love for yourself and others, it harmonises your spiritual nature with the earth and brings physical and subtle bodies into alignment. Zircon assists in recognising that you are a spiritual being on a human journey and highlights the oneness from which all souls originated. This stone of psychological insight brings together opposites and instils stamina and tenacity of purpose.
Blue zircon occurs as light blue to a deep intense blue with green undertones. Sometimes it can be heat treated to intensify the blue colour.
Blue zircon relieves allergies particularly those connected with breathing due to airborne pollen, spores, dust mites or fur. It will reduce long term memory loss that was due to a blood clot, stroke or an accident. This stone will enhance healing of most eye disorders and diseases, it will assist in correcting your eyesight, strengthen the optic nerve, and reduce cataracts. When you have lost your voice due to stress, blue zircon will help to bring it back.
Blue zircon brings you peace of mind where your faith in humanity has been shaken due to betrayal from someone who was deeply trusted. This stone restores your self esteem and confidence in others.
This is a safe travel stone, it is ideal for those who travel to or live in countries where there is a possibility of unrest or terrorism. Blue zircon enhances your ability to study and retain information particularly for those of you who are studying history, archaic languages, archeology and traditional forms of medicine. This stone is helpful for mature age students who are retraining in a new profession or upgrading their current qualifications to retain the information. Blue zircon will help you cope with the demands of your study schedule while maintaining a work/life balance.
This an excellent stone for connecting with your ancestors researching family origins and visiting ancestral areas or homelands. Blue zircon is a wise woman stone, worn by older women following a spiritual path or those who choose to remain alone after a separation or bereavement. It is a lovely gift for a woman on the birth of her first grandchild or great grandchild, especially if she is the oldest surviving woman in the family.
Brown zircon occurs in the colours light brown to dark brown and golden to honey.
Brown zircon will relieve any problems that you have with your bowels including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It will ease the symptoms of constipation and diarrhoea. This stone is good for your anus and prostrate. Brown zircon assist with food and stress related allergies and intolerances, coeliac disease and delayed or irregular menstruation. It will assist with the safe birth of second or subsequent children and childbirth in older mothers.
Brown zircon brings lasting stability to people who have suffered a long period of trauma. This stone reduces the stress of everyday travel and late night journeys particularly in dangerous urban or regional areas.
It strengthens and encourages you to make the supreme effort to meed a vital short term goal. This stone increases mental sharpness.
Brown zircon is a protective amulet against liars, thieves and physical or psychological attack.
Brown zircon is considered a shield against accidents and fires, as well as the physical effects of extreme weather. Use this stone if you are saving a deposit for a new home, waiting for public housing or are generally having housing difficulties.
This stone is also known as Matura Diamond. It occurs as clear, colourless and white.
Colourless zircon will assist women who are dealing with fertility issues. It enables healing of the kidneys, liver and gallbladder. This stone boosts your immune system. Colourless zircon enhances the function and health of your pituitary and pineal glands. If you have chemical imbalances in your body whether from a necessary medical treatment or mistreatment on your part, colourless zircon will energise and detoxify your system to restore natural balance and homeostasis.
Colourless zircon encourages a deep restful sleep when placed under your pillow or on your bedside table. It overcomes trauma or loss and brings a sense of clarity in confusing situations. This stone when worn offers you a blast of spontaneous joy and love from the universe. It is an uplifting stone that also cleanses your emotional aura.
This is the stone for the carer, particularly those of you who look after an elderly loved one who has a degenerative disease. Wear colourless zircon when you need the courage and wisdom to say and do the right thing. Use this stone to assist you with clarity of thought and protection against negative energies.
Green zircon occurs in the colours brilliant green, yellowish green and brownish green.
Green zircon is beneficial for lung disorders such as asthma and cystic fibrosis. It eases respiratory allergies associated with pollen and plants. It eases the symptoms associated with allergies to wheat and other grains. Green zircon is a good stone for balancing and correcting heart problems, particularly those associated with heart palpitations and recovery from pacemaker surgery. This stone enhances all forms of natural healing especially if you use herb and tree essences. It strengthens connective tissue, nerve connections, regrowth and restoration of normal body function after invasive treatment, transplants and transfusions.
Green zircon reduces emotional dependency on others that stifle relationships and friendships. It reduces over possessiveness and over concern with the lives and problems of others. This stone encourages the development of new friendships and the revival of those that have ceased due to physical distance, a new partner or the pressure of work. Green zircon is good for forming social groups based on mutual needs and interests.
Green zircon is a stone of abundance and growth in every area of life and of creating beauty and harmony even in unpromising situations. It is good for creating a good social life if you have got out of the habit. With this stone in hand, you will be able to find someone who shares your dreams and will work with you to fulfil them. Green zircon is helpful for you if you want to combine conventional medicine and surgery with holistic healing and spiritual knowledge.
Red zircon occurs in the colours rich red, red orange, red violet and dark red.
Red zircon will assist with healing and reducing the symptoms of infections and viruses. It relieves pain, speeds the healing or wounds and bruises. This stone will assist in resisting modern day antibiotic resistant viruses. Red zircon eases insomnia and encourages restful sleep. With red zircon ear infections will heal more rapidly. This stone cleanses and heals problems with the liver, bladder and intestines.
Red zircon will reduce any emotional turmoil and bring peace and happiness into your life. This stone will assist you in overcoming exhaustion and increase your vitality and interest in life.
Wear or have this stone nearby when you are writing official letters, applying for a job or submitting a loan application to encourages a favourable response from the recipient. Red zircon increases your personal persuasive power so have it near you if you are a sales person, press officer or lecturer. Use red zircon as a love charm and to increase persona charisma. It is a good stone to ward off energy vampires.
Yellow zircon occurs in the colours pale yellow, greenish yellow, canary yellow to gold.
This stone relieves digestive problems and pain. It eases gastric and liver disorders. Yellow zircon relieves the symptoms of jaundice, hepatitis, nausea and vomiting. If you endure varicose veins, this stone will assist in reducing the size of the veins and relieve the associated pain. Yellow zircon lowers high cholesterol. It is protective against side effects that could result from successful surgery on the stomach, gall bladder, spleen or liver.
Yellow zircon is good for anyone who is being bullied or are being constantly undermined at work or home. It is a good stone for people who feel as though they are to blame when things go wrong even though they weren't involved in the mistake, it will assist them in seeing that it isn't true. Yellow zircon will aid you in seeing through others attempts to manipulate or control you and then help in breaking these hooks.
Yellow zircon is considered to attract prosperity through ingenuity and money making ideas, use this stone to assist you in planning and starting up a home based industry or business. This is an idea stone for those who struggle to process precise instructions and information.
Yellow zircon will help you detach from pettiness and self seeking behaviours. It will assist in stopping unpleasant psychic dreams and psychic invasions.
ZIRCON harmonises well with....
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z