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This Months Birthstone

October Birthstone Opal


Properties, Meanings, Powers & Uses

"Stone of Refreshing Transition"

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Lepidolite is a type of mica. It is shy and created of many layers of hexagonal plates. It often occurs in sparkling masses around Pink Tourmaline crystals. Due to it’s cleavage, as with most mica, Lepidolite is rarely faceted. It is rich in lithium, which is what lends it’s beautiful color, most prized as a deep rich purple, but can range to a soft pink as well.

Scientific Properties

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Mohs Hardness of 2.5-4 with a triclinic crystal structure

Lepidolite is an uncommon mica, one rich in lithium that presents in shades of deep purple to a soft pink. Found intermingled with pink Tourmaline, Lepidolite is sometimes ‘shot through’ with the crystal.

Lepidolite as with other micas, is a layered structure of aluminium silicate sheet quite weakly bound together with layers of potassium ions.  It is the potassium ion layers which produce the perfect cleavage.

Found in California, Lepidolite is created amongst other minerals such as Tourmaline, Morganite, Hiddenite and Kunzite, often with some of the same traits.

Metaphysical Properties

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Said to be calming and quite useful in the minimization of depression issues, as well as stress in general. A stone of acceptance and trust, it is often used to curtail obsessive thoughts, despondency, addictions, and gently moving one through the transition to health and alignment once more.

Lepidolite releases and reorganizes old behavioral and psychological patterns, dissolving them once they have been recognized, allowing and inducing calm through those transition, allowing one to live in a state of trust knowing ultimately all will be well.

Encouraging independence and prompts to achieve goals without the help of others, Lepidolite enhances self-love, and optimism with patience.  It is wonderful for dreamwork as well as dream recall.

Lepidolite is known to clear out all of the redundant messages and voices from the past that hold us back from happiness and/or success. It will aid in attracting supportive friends and colleagues, as well as bring opportunities to succeed. It will help any and all living in unavoidably stressful experiences (such as city dwellers) to maintain a calm, and serene center.

Learn more about the Color Purple and the Color Pink!

Healing Properties

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Said that when placed on different areas of the body, Lepidolite may be used to locate the site of the body’s disease or blockage, vibrating gently to indicate the source.

Lepidolite will strengthen the immune system, It relieve allergies, exhaustion. It is detoxifier for the skin and connective tissue. It is an excellent stone for menopause, especially as an elixir.  It is a very powerful agent for emotionally calming and healing.

Laid directly on the painful areas of the body, it is said to help reduce nerve pain, sciatica, neuralgia, and some joint issues.  It may also reduce the ill-effects of dependency on such things as alcohol, medication, tobacco, food, or emotional obsession as well.

Magical Properties

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Energy: Receptive
Element: Water
Planet: Jupiter & Neptune
Powers:  Peace, Luck & Protection
Candle Color: Deep Purple

Lepidolite is sometimes used to increase spirituality, or increase the desire to seek spirituality. Carried often as a touchstone, simply due to it’s calming properties, it is also known to attract good luck, and drive off negativity – although it protective qualities are not superior.

Lepidolite is considered a reassuring gemstone for those who may be new to psychic work, have had bad experiences with it, or who as a child may have dabbled with Ouija boards, played with tarot cards, or held seances not quite understanding their meaning.   Lepidolite will offer a strong screen against negative energies.

To promote a restful nights sleep free of nightmares, place Lepidolite near the headboard or under the pillow.

Zodiac Properties

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Zodiac Stone of:  Libra

Associations: Neptune & Jupiter

Birthstone:  Not a Birthstone for any month.

To dream of Lepidolite may indicate that one needs to balance one’s life by expanding spiritual studies and awareness.

Chakra Properties

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Said to activate the 4th, or Heart Chakra,  5th, Heart Chakra and 6th, Third Eye/Brow Chakra, which in turn activates and opens the 7th, Crown Chakra allowing for the flowering of the inner blue lotus, making Lepidolite one very powerful spiritual stone; offering aid in shamanic and spiritual journeying and access to the Akashic Records.

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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