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This Months Birthstone

October Birthstone Opal


Properties, Meanings, Powers & Uses

"Stone for Acceptance of All"

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The family of gemstones known as Beryl are very popular not only for their strength, but also for their range in color, high brilliance and the fact that they are wonderful to wear at any and all times; Bixbite is the red variety of Beryl, the others being Aquamarine (teal), Emerald (green), Goshenite (clear), Morganite (pink) and Heliodor (yellow).

The Beryl is said to originate from Mesopotamia and was told to be worshiped as a stone of magic by the ancient cultures.

See other Beryl gemstone pages for more specific information:

AquamarineBixbiteEmeraldGosheniteHeliodor and Morganite.

Scientific Properties

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Mohs Hardness of 7.5 with a hexagonal crystal structure

Bixbite Beryl is blessed with it’s beautiful red coloring from the traces of manganese that is present in addition to the basic Beryl ‘formula’.  This is quite a rare stone and when found is usually in very small specimens, and heavily included.

Beryl develops in pegmatites and certain metamorphic rocks. It occurs with Quartz, Microcline, and Muscovite in pegmatites, and with Quartz, Muscovite, and Almandine in schist of regional metamorphic rocks.

Bixbite was first found in the Thomas Range in Juab County Utah, USA in the year 1905. It wasn’t until later in the 1950’s that larger, higher quality crystals were discovered in the Wah Wah Mountains of Beaver County. These are the only Bixbite crystals that have been found suitable for faceting. Currently this is the only area in the world where gem quality Bixbite is mined.

Metaphysical Properties

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Bixbite is known as a stone of healing and soothing, helping to break down intolerance and prejudices. Assisting intuitives and mystics to bring grace and harmony to relationships as well as enhancing compatibility.   Also told to help to relieve depression and to heal grief as well as enhancing creative energy.

Allowing one to establish the natural progression towards wisdom and an enlightened state of spiritual knowledge. Inspiring one to complete new projects while contemplating new ones.  It is said that Bixbite has a powerful influence over one’s business and possessions.

Healing Properties

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Bixbite is told to assist physically in healing problems associated with one’s heart, liver, lungs, mouth, throat, stomach and digestive system.

Magical Properties

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Energy: Receptive
Element: Water
Planet: Moon
Powers:  Psychic
Candle Color: Red

Bixbite has been told to be worn to prevent confusion and fascination. Also protective again psychic ‘vampires’ that will suck one’s energy and use it as their own. Some call it being chorded or tagged, and it is quite damaging to ones individual astral body.

Zodiac Properties

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Zodiac Stone of: Taurus & Aries

Associations: Moon

Birthstone: Not a birthstone for any month

Stone of Protection of self, and acceptance of all

Chakra Properties

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Opens, stimulates and energizes the 1st, Root/Base Chakra and 2nd, Sacral Chakra opening and stimulating the Kundalini energy.

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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