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This Months Birthstone

October Birthstone Opal


Properties, Meanings, Powers & Uses

"Stone of Complete Acceptance"

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Ajoite is a highly prized mineral discovered in Messina, South Africa. It is also found in Arizona and it is told that it’s name originates from the locality of the discovery in the New Cornelia mine, in Ajo, AZ, US. It was said to be discovered by the Papago Indians and highly valued as a bringer of peace, purity and well being.

Up until the early 1960’s it was thought that this location was the only occurrence of this mineral. In fact it had been found, but not correctly identified, in 1947 at Messina (now called Musina) in the far North of South Africa. Only when a second pocket was discovered in 1960 was it correctly identified.

The last discovery was in 1991 at the Messina mine in excess of 4000 foot below the surface. Since then the mine has been closed due to flooding and the subsequent very dangerous conditions. It is highly unlikely that the mine will ever be opened again. As a result of this the Ajoite crystals, which are much prized by mineral collectors, are often difficult to obtain. It’s intense blue/green coloring and it’s metaphysical properties make Ajoite a very popular stone. It is known as a healer, harmonizer and strengthener, and for it’s subtle and gentle vibrations.

Scientific Properties

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Mohs Hardness of 5 with a microcrystal crystal structure.

Ajoite is a hydrated potassium sodium copper aluminium silicate hydroxide mineral that forms from the oxidation of other secondary copper minerals. The color is much like Aquamarine, and is often mistaken for it.

It is associated with other rare and colorful minerals such as shattuckite, copper, papagoite and plancheite; which makes larger specimens even more attractive. The color variety in a single multi-mineral specimen is sometimes described as surreal.  Ajoite’s classification as a phyllosilicate is questionable as its true structure is as yet unknown.

Ajoite is often found as an inclusion in Quartz.

Metaphysical Properties

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Ajoite embodies incredibly positive metaphysical properties that aid healers, bringing peace and harmony.  A highly spiritual stone, Ajoite is said to assist in connecting to the Higher Self/God/Goddess/Universe/All That Is.  Emitting the loving energy of Mother Gaia, aiding in sweet communication during meditation; it assists in healing old emotional wounds, by releasing and overcoming sorrow, anger and fear. Ajoite helps one to communicate with Angels and other Higher Spirits, elevating one to those spiritual realms.

When communication is successful Ajoite encourages you to communicate and share the wisdom learned to those on the earthly plane. This stone although vibrates gentle energy as a strong feminine energy stimulating forgiveness, aiding in healing of any karmic wounds one may have sustained in past lives. Removing and releasing negative energies from all body planes.

As a Stone of Transformation” it brings change and assists with growth, healing and harmonizing the emotional, physical and etheric bodies.  Meditation with Ajoite may bring both laughter and tears as unchecked feeling arise during healing moments; it will bring about a very gentle release of subconsciously held sorrows, fears, rage and other inner tensions.  Helping to forgive not only others but oneself as well; which is crucial for full and complete healing.

Learn more about the Color Teal!

Healing Properties

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Physically, Ajoite is a very powerful healing booster, and is a great stone for all healers and spiritual seekers. It is both a master healer as well as a medium for access to the higher realms.

Ajoite may provide the proper reception frequency for the cellular structure of the body, and can be used for preservation and rejuvenation on all levels, as well as facilitating the polarization and alignment of the bodies with the self to offer the optimum stimulation to total well being.

Magical Properties

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Energy: Protective
Element: Akasha /Storm
Planet: Earth
Deities: Gaia, Goddess, The All
Healing, Spiritual Communication
Candle Color: Turquoise/Teal

Ajoite is a stone that is often carried by those who share a similar spiritual belief for the “sisterhood/brotherhood” connection that it promotes. It is told to simulate the bonding between souls who are the earthly plane with those they have agreed to meet again during this lifetimes.  Often promoting recognition between strangers as well as friends, stimulating the connection of kindred spirits providing a transfer of information.

Zodiac Properties

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Zodiac Stone of: Virgo

Associations: Earth

Birthstone: Not a Traditional Birthstone for any Month

Chakra Properties

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Ajoite produces a melding between the 4th, or Heart Chakra and the 5th, or Throat Chakra and facilitates speaking that which is one’s deepest inner truth. This energy field between these two chakras is commonly called the “Peace Chakra”, and with this bonding it allows for recognition of the initial tentative state and provides synthesis between one’s energy and the pure inviolate energy of “All That Is”.  This quality provides for a peacefulness within one’s emotional system and a joyful acceptance of ones surroundings, circumstances and environment.

Ajoite is considered an extremely powerful tool, clearing the auric field and aligning the Physical Body with the Light Body. Harmonizing the energies of any chakra, releasing negativing, working in a gentle calming manner; bringing about transformation in a wonderfully soothing manner.

Information Sources:
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, 2003
Love Is In The Earth by Melody, 1997
Wheels of Life
by Anodea Judith, PhD, 2000
Crystal Enchantments by D.J. Conway, 1999
Smithsonian Handbooks Gemstones
by Cally Hall, 1994
Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham, 2002
Chakra Healing & Karmic Awareness by Keith Sherwood, 2005
Jewelry & Gems for Self-Discovery by Shakti Carola Navran, 2008
The Illustrated Directory of Crystal Healing by Cassandra Eason, 2003
Gemstone Energy Medicine Healing Body, Mind and Spirit by Michael Katz, 2005
Healing Crystals and Gemstones
by Dr. Flora Peschek-Bohmer, Gisela Schrieber, 2002
Personal Experience and Personal Accounts of Others In the Metaphysical Field of Work

The information here is presented to you to use as you see fit, but is not to take the place of professional medical advice. Crystals, Gemstones and Metal can accent, help, negate, protect, encourage, strengthen, and balance and thereby promote healing. Their effects can be extraordinary, but use in addition to medical advice, and not as a substitute for proper care. If you are ill, we beseech you to seek professional medical attention from a qualified physician.

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