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So, finally did a gemsona. Even took another stab at trying to animate too! (Again, always open to tips on how to animate better.) I probably spent more time than I should have on this.

Gem: Epidote

Height: 5′8″

Weapon: Crooked Thorn Bow & Summoned Arrows

About: Epidote is an awkward introvert that is enchanted by Earth’s nature. Agile and skilled with a bow, Epidote also proficient at manipulating plant life, blending into environments, and has healing powers. She’s often mistaken as mute because she rarely speaks.

A-Z GEMSTONES

UNAKITE

Unakite has gentle but powerful energy. It can assist one in finding our animal guide. It is also a stone that is helpful for gardening. Unakite is also a good protection stone. Unakite brings unconditional love of humanity, connection and reunion. Unakite is considered to be very helpful for pregnancy and childbirth. It can help with healing of abandonment and separation issues. Unakite is said to benefit the heart, circulatory system, female reproductive system, male reproductive system (to a lesser extent), and ease pregnancy.

Unakite aids those have difficulty in releasing their emotions. Ukanite aids in this release with the release causing a period of transition. The transition being positive, helps develop general awareness. Its beautiful energy that searches for truth in all things and helps to find and identify the underlying causes, regardless of which plane they exist in.

Unakite Gemstone Meaning:

Unakite, also called epidote, derives its name from the Greek epidosis, meaning “growing together”. It is a combination of red jasper and green epidote solidly bound together. From this we get the meaning that what comes together belongs together. Unakite (or Epidote) can be used to draw off negative energy and blockage from the Heart Chakra.

Unakite is said to lift your spirits when you are feeling down - this is the gemstone to help you to see the beauty in life. It is also used to uncover deception.

Used in magic spell casting, Unakite will give the user a more confident control of any spell, and the user will find things that have been lost.

Chakras: Heart, Solar Plexus
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Color: Moss green & salmon
Energies: Power

IMAGE CREDIT TheSageGoddess via Etsy

Epidote

from Mexico: 10g/50cts & 27x18x17mm

Epidote is a calcium aluminium iron sorosilicate mineral. Well developed crystals of epidote, crystallizing in the monoclinic system, are of frequent occurrence: they are commonly prismatic in habit, the direction of elongation being perpendicular to the single plane of symmetry. The faces are often deeply striated and crystals are often twinned. Many of the characters of the mineral vary with the amount of iron present for instance, the color, the optical constants, and the specific gravity.

The color is green, grey, brown or nearly black, but usually a characteristic shade of yellowish-green or pistachio-green. It displays strong pleochroism, the pleochroic colors being usually green, yellow and brown. Clinozoisite is green, white or pale rose-red group species containing very little iron, thus having the same chemical composition as the orthorhombic mineral zoisite. The name, due to Haüy, is derived from the Greek word “epidosis” which means “addition” in allusion to one side of the ideal prism being longer than the other.

Ahhh, this Epidote! Such a beauty! Deep, super dark green. It’s available here.

One of my favorites, and SUCH a unique energy. The name comes from the Greek word for “Increase”.

It’s believed to be a very powerful enhancer, or attractor. This means that it helps amplify the energy of anything or anyone it touches. It can be used to help enhance the properties of your other crystals in grids!

There are two very major belief systems surrounding Epidote. One group sees Epidote as an amazing healer… It’s said to be great for those dealing with a lot of negativity and low vibrational energy. It’s also thought to help clear blockages in the energy flow throughout one’s body.

The other group sees Epidote as a very powerful, high vibration crystal that should be used with caution.. Because of it’s ability to amplify and attract whatever you emanate, if used with the wrong intentions it can amplify negative aspects.

For example, if you put forth a nice, empathetic, generous energy you will receive that back amplified. But if you are a very negative person, or selfish you will find yourself overwhelmed by negative energy. It will definitely serve as an energetic mirror so you can start adjusting your life!

Both thought groups agree that Epidote is amazing for connecting with nature however! It has a very grounding vibration that helps one connect with the earth. For that reason some people living in busy city apartments prefer to work with this crystal!

unakite

Unakite was first discovered in the United States in the Unakas mountains of North Carolina from which it gets its name, unakite is an altered granite composed of pink orthoclase feldspar, green epidote, and generally colourless quartz. It exists in various shades of green and pink and is usually mottled in appearance. A good quality unakite is considered a semiprecious stone; it will take a good polish and is often used in jewellery as beads or cabochons and other lapidary work such as eggs, spheres and animal carvings. It is also referred to as epidotised or epidote granite.

The dominant green epidote in unakite rocks is the metasomatic alteration product of plagioclase feldspar, while the orthoclase and quartz crystals remain unaffected.

Unakite can be found as pebbles and cobbles from glacial drift in the beach rock on the shores of Lake Superior. It also occurs in Virginia where it is found in the river valleys after having been washed down from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Unakite is not limited to the United States, and has also been reported in South Africa, Sierra Leone, Brazil, and China. Some material labelled unakite lacks the feldspar and is more properly called epidosite, and is also used as beads and cabochons.