CRYSTALS & THEIR HEALING PROPERTIES
Zoisite is a calcium aluminium silicate hydroxide that belongs to the Epidote Group of minerals. Zoisite is formed during the metamorphosis of alkaline igneous rocks. It forms rough masses and obtains its green colour from the presence of chromium and vanadium.
Zoisite occurs in the colours of green, blue to violet and pink to reddish and less often as grey, white or brown. It has a vitreous lustre and transparent to translucent crystals. The crystal structure includes long, somewhat prismatic or tabular crystals with a typically dominant pinacoid that the crystal is often flattened against. The terminations are usually poorly developed. Also massive or granular. Striated crystals are common and strongly pleochroic.
Zoisite can be found in Tanzania, Australia South Africa, Switzerland, India, Austria and the USA.
In 1967 a blue to blue violet gemstone quality variety of zoisite was discovered in Tanzania and was subsequently named Tanzanite. Tanzanite is strongly trichromatic, appearing alternately sapphire blue, violet and burgundy depending on crystal orientation. Tanzanite can also appear differently when viewed under alternate lighting conditions. Tanzanite in its rough state is usually a reddish brown colour. It requires artificial heat treatment to 600 °C in a gemological oven to bring out the blue violet of the stone.
A pink variety of zoisite is called Thulite after the legendary island of "Thule" of Germanic lore that is supposed to form the northern most rim of the world, probably because this mineral was first found in Norway. Thulite occurs in compact granular or fibrous masses and rod like aggregates. Thulite is pink to rose coloured, and occasionally with accents of green. it is translucent to semi-opaque and can resemble rhodonite. Thulite is often erroneously called pink jade.
A brilliant green variety of zoisite is embedded with medium grade rubies and is quite popular as an ornamental stone. The red rubies are often distorted and irregularly spread throughout the sea of massive green zoisite. This stone is commonly called Ruby Zoisite its metaphysical healing properties are outlined in the Ruby Healing Page
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Zoisite helps with diseases of the testicles and ovaries. It stimulates fertility and when in combination with ruby, it will increase potency. Zoisite detoxifies the tissues, neutralises over-acidification and stimulates regeneration of the cells. It hinders inflammation and strengthens the immune system.
Zoisite assists with problems with the heart, migraines, colds, hay fever and pollen allergies. It encourages healing and strengthening of your arms and legs that are related to over work and strain. It is ideal for general sprains, strains, arthritis or damaged feet and hands. It will ease the symptoms of hyperventilation.
Zoisite is one of the foremost stones for healing in the experience of terminal disease and the transition of death.
Zoisite encourages recovery after illness or debilitating stress. It will assist you in rediscovering your suppressed feelings and gradually live acknowledge them and express them in safety. Zoisite helps you release your deep rooted fears that have caused irrational phobias.
Hold or wear zoisite to ease feelings of emotional, physical and mental lethargy and boost your vitality and joie de vivre.
Zoisite can help alleviate grief, anger, despair, hopelessness and defeat. It is a powerful healer of the emotional body promoting positive states that support healing.
If you work from home and are constantly being interrupted, place a piece of zoisite near your work station to encourage others to not disturb you while you are working. Place this stone near your phone to stop time wasting and unsolicited phone calls.
Zoisite encourages creativity so that you are able to restart on previously abandoned projects even after long interruption. It will always help you to find your way back to the point of departure, to what you had really intended to do.
Zoisite helps you to avoid conforming to others and being affected by outside influences, and it helps you to realise your own ideas and desires. This stone makes it possible to transform destructive attitudes into a constructive way of life.
Zoisite teaches you about growth, healing and enjoyment of the moment. It helps you see the gift in every breath of life, at the same time one recognises the illusion of death.
Zoisite should be worn on the body for long periods of time or regularly laid on the afflicted part of the body in contact with the skin, as zoisite takes a while to unfold its full effect, so only continued use will ensure success.
Tanzanite assists in strengthening your immune system, detoxifies the body and promotes vitality. It promotes the regeneration of the cells, skin and hair. This stone will preserve youthfulness and protect you against the side effects of medical or surgical intervention.
Tanzanite can be used to help calm your over active mind and assist in healing by synchronising the hearts's and brain's electromagnetic energies. It can be used to help calm an over active thyroid or exhausted adrenals.
Tanzanite will assist you in overcoming communication difficulties. It is a calming and soothing stone. It encourages all sides of your personality to come out into the open. This stone will assist you in finding solutions to your problems. If you wish for a career change or are applying for a new job, Tanzanite will help you achieve your desires.
Tanzanite helps you feel more compassionate, loving and centred. It assists you in gaining insight into emotional issues but prevents you from dwelling on them unnecessarily. Tanzanite generates an energy of happiness and relief from worries.
Tanzanite is an excellent stone to wear if you are beginning to explore you psychic powers, as it is very protective and enables your clairvoyant abilities and third eye chakra to open gradually so you are not overwhelmed by psychic impressions before you are more experienced.
With tanzanite in hand, meditate to bring forth your spirit guides and to connect with deceased loved ones, especially in the early days after the bereavement.
Tanzanite aligns the heart and the mind, allowing for a balanced, centred experience of spirituality. For those of you with hyperactive minds but little emotional connection to others, Tanzanite can be a link to help ground mental energy through the emotional body.
Tanzanite activates the third eye, crown and etheric chakras, producing visions, messages and information from higher vibrational sources.
It helps you achieve a deep meditative state. It changes colour when viewed from different directions. This shifting colour helps you raise your consciousness. It links you to the angelic realm and helps you contact spirit guides. Tanzanite gathers information from the Askashic Record and helps you safely journey to the inner and outer realms. Tanzanite stimulates the throat chakra, to help you communicate with the higher planes and bring information into the physical realm. It helps you receive insights into your past and future.
Thulite enhances fertility. It helps with diseases of the ovaries and testicles. Thulite stimulates regeneration and fortification of the entire nervous system and prevents fainting fits when the body is severely weakened.
Thulite facilitates the healing of all sexual and reproductive disorders, especially PMS, endometriosis and dysmenorrhoea. This stone will help you overcome gastrointestinal disorders, lower bowel problems and breathing. It encourages healthy weight loss.
Thulite encourages lust, sensuality and sexuality. It helps you to live life to the full and to immerse yourself in your feelings. Beauty, adventure, melancholy, romance and eerie atmospheres are all equally loved. Thulite will give you support when you are dealing with issues that have resulted from previous emotional abuse or bullying. It helps you combat feelings of negativity that could induce self harm.
Thulite helps you release identification with problems and prevents the 'drama queen' syndrome. It is excellent for people who live in a constant state of disaster and negativity, for for people who simply wish to maintain a more joyful perspective on their current circumstances.
Thulite is helpful when ever there is resistance to be overcome. It assists in bringing out your hidden extrovert, promoting showmanship and eloquence.
Thulite encourages curiosity and inventiveness in solving problems and it explores the problem of combining logic with love.
Thulite encourages expression of passion and sexual feelings. It teaches you that lust, sensuality and sexuality are a normal part of life and encourages their constructive and positive expression.
Thulite fortifies curiosity and the gift for inventiveness. It stimulates you to search for new ways to solve personal and collective problems. Thulite is helpful for all long term endeavours and will give stamina when you feel like giving up. It is a good stone for boosting your energy and mental alertness when participating in sports activities and successfully completing a long stressful workday. Thulite is beneficial for those of you who are feeling a lack of physical and emotional support from others and also being left out of life changing decisions that have an impact on your life.
Thulite is beneficial for people who require articulation, expression, extroversion and leadership. It can be helpful for actors and other performers.
This stone will assist with problem solving, maintaining your intellectual resources and the ability to overcome obstacles that are in the way of your spiritual journey. It will help you make contact with your inner child which can be translated into spontaneous pleasure; bringing new beginnings at any stage of your life.
Thulite stimulates the life force. It bestows strength and courage for all undertakings and encourages creativity of a kind that is inspired whenever there is resistance and challenge.
Thulite is a healing stone for both the Heart and Solar Plexus Chakras.
Thulite teaches joy and the transience of all difficulty. It lightens the heart, allowing you to act from an enlightened perspective. It teaches you unconditional love and eternal joy
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