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This Months Birthstone

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Chrysanthemum Stone

Properties, Meanings, Powers & Uses

"Stone of Harmonious Change"

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ˈkri-ˈsan(t)-thə-məm ˈstōn

In case you have not heard (or read) the Chrysanthemum Stone derived it’s name from the floral or flower bursting design that it holds within it.

The flowering pattern of the stone whether small or large, brown or black, is representative of the bursting open of energy that is true love joy and abundance, which we may not always seem to grasp completely.

In speaking with people, it seems to be that much of society feels as if they are not quite living the life they planned to, or feel that they were meant to live.  When one is looking at these beautiful stones, it is a exemplification of what we are meant to do ourselves. Here on this planet, on this plane we are attempting to be more intelligent, more spiritual to evolve to a higher existence; our growth and unfolding or, not unlike a flower “blooming”, is illustrated here in these stones as a burst of life and love!

The Chrysanthemum Stone will assist in awakening one’s true purpose in life, and allow one to be open to it, even if it is not what they had in mind.  Lending the courage and support, helping to overcome fears as required to follow one’s dreams, this stone can as they say almost make your dreams come true. But one must know that it is your true dream and plan, not what the ego believes the plan should be.  It is said that this stone carries with it much luck, and brings unexpected opportunities to help us along once one has begun the trek on which their true chosen path lies.

Scientific Properties

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Mohs Hardness of  3-4  with a lath crystal structure

The Chrysanthemum Stone is an aggregate sedimentary rock, often composed of Dolomite, gypsum-bearing clay, Porphyry and or Limestone (the levels of which determine if the bulk of the stone is brown or black.

This matched with an inner splay of crystals containing Andalusite, Celestite, Feldspar and/or Calcite forms the Chrysanthemum like blossom pattern; which is said were originally formed separately within the sediments of the oceans millions of years ago, until becoming encased in the sedimentary rock.

The Chrysanthemum is said to be the official symbol of the Imperial Family of China, where the original deposits were discovered.  Since its original unearthing the stone has been discovered in Japan, Canada and the United States as well.

Metaphysical Properties

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The Stone of Harmonious Transformation and Change…named so due to the fact that it is known to awake one’s understanding of the fact that change and harmony are equivalent. Each moment one’s life is in fact ‘change’ and the Chrysanthemum Stone will assist in enliven one, activating the importance of change and its inherent joy that lies dormant within, waiting to burst into bloom.  Helping one to remember their child like passion and joyful exuberance, the innocent and fun loving portion of one’s being.

While eliminating jealousy, overcoming prejudges, narrow mindedness, resentment and animosity, Chrysanthemum Stone will urge one towards natural self-development.  It will expose one’s purpose and feed one’s potential, providing confidence, strength of character, stability and trust.  It will allow one to see the larger pictures while guarding from emotional distractions, adding depth and meaning to our thoughts and actions.

Chrysanthemum Stone will allow one to enjoy each moment we are given in a place of peaceful joy and positive action….to live fully present and encourage one not just to open up but to fully bloom.

Check out the additional power of The Color Brown….

Healing Properties

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Being the Stone of Harmonious Transformation and Change, Chrysanthemum Stone is believed to help with physical transformations and maturations, bringing one’s physical body closer to balance.

Promoting base transitions of the skeletal system, eliminating toxins from the body as a whole, as well as treatment of any skin or vision imbalances; this stone will assist anyone going through a physical natural transition with ease and harmony.

Magical Properties

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Energy: Projective & Receptive
Element: Water
Planet: Earth
Deities:
Not Noted
Powers: Abundance, Balance, Transition, Manifestation
Candle Color: Black

Chrysanthemum Stone is a grand tool for any type of transformation works, to ease the transition as well as bringing joy and harmony to the situation.

Known not only to increase the frequency (and thus the number of) synchronistic situations (coincidence, luck, fate) in one’s life, it is general known as a stone of great fortune.  Thus one may be enabled to manifest greater prosperity or abundance to one’s life.

This is a good stone to use for works of financial manifestation if one’s mind and heart is in the right approach. One benefit to using this stone for financial manifestation or abundance of any kind, it will automatically improve your mind’s manner of thinking, opening up the correct channels so that you may work with the proper attitude/energy flow and thus be successful in the ultimate goal.

Zodiac Properties

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Zodiac Stone of: All Signs but particularly Taurus and Aquarius

Associations: Not Noted

Birthstone: Not a Birthstone for any month

Chakra Properties

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The Chrysanthemum Stone, as a stone of Harmony is connection with all Chakras. Specifically the 1st, Root/Base Chakra and the 7th, Crown Chakra; assisting to balance and harmonize all chakras in betwixt.

Thus in turn assisting one to discover as well as manifest the individual soul’s purpose.

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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