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This Months Birthstone

October Birthstone Opal


Properties, Meanings, Powers & Uses

"Stone of Personal Freedom "

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This stone is known by many ‘names’ : The Atlantis Stone, The Dolphin Stone, Stefilia’s Stone. It is in fact a lovely variety of Pectolite.  Found only in the Caribbean blue waters around the Dominican Republic.

Told to have first been discovered in 1916 in the southwest of the Dominican Republic by a Spanish born priest of the name Miguel DOmingo Fuertes Loren, who it is said to have reported the discovery to the Archbishop, but no mining action was taken at the time.  Said then to have been discovered by a Peace Corp. worker in 1974, Mr. Mendez, it was given it’s name for his daughter Lari for ‘Larisa’ and Mar from the Spanish for ‘Sea’.

Scientific Properties

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Mohs Hardness of 7 with a monoclinic crystal structure

Scientifically, Larimar is a truly unique gemstone, in it’s mineral content as well as it’s chemical make up.  The coloring is due to copper, much like Turquoise, but this is where that connection ends.

After is discovery in 1974, it was analyzed by geologists as well as the Smithsonian Institute, and all agreed that the Larimar stone had volcanic origins and therefore belongs to the family of Pectolite. Larimar being the only blue or teal colored Pectolite to this day.



Metaphysical Properties

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Larimar is said to represent peace, clarity, healing, and love. Offering one a glimpse of oneself from outside the realm of personal reality, and inspiring one to work towards the actualization of one’s true spiritual reality.  This in turns helps one to see and understand many different points of view, with value and respect to all, even to those which do not align with one’s own.

Said to bring the gentle, soft, healing energy of the sea to open one’s heart and mind. Soothing and uplifting emotions, relieving fear, hurt, trauma, depression and pain; and assisting with one’s patience, acceptance, and simplicity.

Larimar is said to open creative channels in one’s own life and is a wonderful talisman for artists of all mediums.  Helps true soul mates to find one another while healing any negative karmic energy between them.  Allows for open communication between souls, lovers, and friends.

Learn more about the Color Teal!

Healing Properties

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Larimar is used to promote healing of the upper body, especially with dis-harmony of the heart and nerves.  Assists one in remaining calm, to reduce heart rate and blood pressure, constricted joints, and blocked arteries.

Used for ailments such as cartilage in the neck and throat conditions. If placed direction on a painful spot, Larimar will quietly and gently draw out the pain.

Magical Properties

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Energy: Receptive
Element: Water/Akasha
Planet: Neptune
Candle Color: Pale Blue or White

Due to the fact that Larimar is a very recent discovery, there is not much written about it’s magical properties. Truly, there is not much written about the Pectolite family either. If there are folks with personal experience with the Larimar, we would appreciate any input you may have.

Zodiac Properties

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Zodiac Stone of: Pisces

Associations: Neptune

Birthstone: Not a Birthstone for any month

Chakra Properties

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Larimar is known to remove attached energy entities form one’s body by simply placing it on the Third Eye, or stoking the stone over the chakras from Base to Crown.

Told to stimulate the 4th, Heart, 5th Throat, 6th Third Eye/Brow and 7th, Crown Chakras promoting self healing on all levels, but especially dissolving energy blockages in the check, neck and head.

Also clearing one’s Meridians.

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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