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This Months Birthstone

October Birthstone Opal


Properties, Meanings, Powers & Uses

"Kingdom of Heaven Stone"

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It has been called “The Tempest Stone”,  “Eagle’s Eye” and “Storm Stone” said to quell negative emotions, dispelling illusions and offering one assistance in the recognition of the beauty of one’s soul…it has been said to offer one the”keys to the kingdom of heaven”.

Pietersite is said to be discovered by Sid Pieters in 1962 while prospecting some farmland in Namibia Africa. Yet still in it’s young life there has already been some confusion about it.  Some have said that it is not a ‘true stone’ at all simply a mix of blue and gold Tiger’s Eye that the earth folded over time.  It has been said that it is truly a quartz with an inclusion of Jasper, and yet others group it with the Feldspar family.  It has also been designated as Chalcedony embedded with fibers of amphibole minerals that have a varying degree of alteration, it is these fibers that cause the chatoyancy similar to that seen in Tiger’s Eye, but not the same base mineral makeup.  This ‘confusion’ may be due to the fact that there are only two known deposits and they vary slightly in composition from one another.

Scientific Properties

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Mohs Hardness of 5 with a trigonal crystal structure

Currently there have only been two known sources of Pietersite deposits; Africa and China.  The forms are similar but are slightly different form each other.  The African Pietersite discovered in 1962 is a variety said to be formed of crocidolite.

The Chinese Pietersite said to be discovered in 1993 (but had not gone to market until 1997) is a fibrous mineral with magnesium rich alkalic amphibole.  Pietersite from China exhibits slightly different color variations from the original mineral, but both are beautiful and are now universally recognized as Pietersite.

While Pietersite from both locations exhibit chatoyancy (like Tiger’s Eye) it is not found in continuous structured bands or fibers – such as the Tiger’s Eye; it presents in a more fibrous, swirls and swathes manner.

Metaphysical Properties

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Pietersite has been said to craft order out of chaos, but in fact it helps one to see the order in things and to understand that it isn’t actually chaos.  Said to dispel one’s illusion of ‘separateness’ in life, removing beliefs and conditioning imposed by others.  Said to remove any and all dis-ease caused by not following one’s truth.

Pietersite offers assistance to relax and release limits that have been placed on one’s creativity; allowing one to truly recognize one’s divine potential.  Aids in extending one’s boundaries of acceptance and tolerance of others in life without allowing one to be taken advantage of.

Pietersite is uplifting and helps to dissolve any confusion or fear one may have about what lies ahead in life.Assisting one to to remain open to one’s own experience, allowing one to see the truth and follow the path of one’s own ‘walk of life’; bringing with it a particular joyous calm and peacefulness.

Healing Properties

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Physically it is often said that Pietersite is used to stimulate and regulate the pituitary and endocrine glands; helping to produce, release and maintain the proper quantity of the necessary hormones to regulate one’s blood pressure, body temperature and metabolism.

Also told that is have been used to help absorption of nutrients from what is consumed to allow one’s body to function in a healthier manner.

Said to assist with fatigue and exhaustion when one isn’t able to rest. Reducing overwhelm when one is working with energies of others; reducing and relieving burn out caused by a buildup of energies.

Magical Properties

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Energy: Projective & Receptive
Element: Air & Storm
Planet: Sun & Mars
Freyja & Bast
Powers: Spiritual Awakening
Candle Color: Blue

Said to be able to assist in breaking vows or promises made in other lives that have carried over to this one. Used for processing ancient conflicts and suppressed feelings within oneself and allows the release as well.

Told to stimulate the experience of precognitive thoughts and visions during a meditative state, allowing one to travel through all spheres of existence; offering some access to one’s own Akashic records.

Pietersite is a wonderful stone when working with a group that is building a bridge of energies; assisting in clearer communication within the group allowing the ideal flow of energy throughout the group, and understanding of what is being shared.

Zodiac Properties

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Zodiac Stone of: Sagittarius & Leo

Associations: Jupiter

Birthstone: Not a Birthstone for any month

Chakra Properties

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Pietersite work to open, stimulate and activate the 1st, Root/Base; 2nd Sacral, 3rd, Solar Plexus Chakras in a unified manner; enabling one a clearer perspective of the emotional energy being addressed.  It will simultaneously ground and root the body’s physical energy centers to the etheric plane (not to the earth) and create a powerful increase in one’s personal energy for intuitive abilities through the 6th, Third Eye Chakra.

When worn over the 4th, Heart Chakra it will assist one in trusting oneself, allowing the heart to release it’s blocks and fears allowing it to expand.

Placed on the 5th, Throat Chakra it will help one align and maintain the alignment with one’s conscious will as well as the soul’s will.

Pietersite will assist in opening any Chakra and to integrate it’s energy with the rest of the body as well as the Earth and the Spirit; allowing one the understanding of their true creative powers. Increasing one’s focus and aim in one’s life, Pietersite will enhance meditation allowing visionary and telepathic powers as well as spiritual journeying; allowing one to grasp the unlimited creative power available to use within the Divine Plan.

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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