lepidolite

10 cool rocks you probably didn’t know about

1) lepidolite

lepidolite is a variety of mica and is typically pink or lavender colored. when tumbled it is extremely glittery – pictures don’t do it justice!

2) ulexite

ulexite is also called “tv rock” and has a super unique optical effect – when placed over something it displays that image onto the top of the rock. it’s not merely opaque – the fibers within the mineral literally project an image onto the surface of the stone.

3) pietersite

pietersite has chatoyancy – much like tiger’s eye – that creates movement and shine through the surface of the stone. however, unlike tiger’s eye, pietersite’s chatoyancy is in swirls instead of straight lines. it’s incredible to behold – i recommend looking up pietersite on youtube and checking out videos of it under good lighting.

4) optical calcite/iceland spar

this type of calcite is actually completely clear, but refracts the light going through it in ways that create rainbows and other neat optical effects. isaac newton himself actually studied this rock to help better understand the nature of light itself & the phenomenon of optical illusions.

5) alexandrite

alexandrite is a variety of chrysoberyl that exhibits a color change! it changes from a greenish hue to a brilliant red depending on the type of light and the source. the color changes in alexandrite are phenomenal and rarely seen in other stones.

6) spectrolite

don’t let the image fool you – this stone is actually pure black. the brilliant colors it exhibits are just a flash (it’s actually called labradorescence, which is what the stone labradorite is named for). spectrolite is an uncommon form of labradorite mined only from finland. some varieties of high quality labradorite from madagascar can show a spectrolite play, but nothing is as dark with as brilliant a flash as spectrolite.

7) specular hematite

specular hematite is a variety of hematite that has a beautiful, glimmering surface especially when polished. much like lepidolite, the shimmer of specular hematite is caused by mica.

8) boulder opal

boulder opal is ironstone with cracks of brilliant natural opal running through it. these formations are entirely natural. opal has the most brilliant and vibrantly colored flash of any other stone.

9) enhydro quartz

enhydro quartz is a variety of quartz that was formed with naturally occuring water & air bubbles within them! in some specimens the water bubbles will actually move underneath the surface of the crystal.

10) fire agate

fire agate is actually a form of chalcedony, and is well known for having a beautiful rainbow effect caused by schiller, rather than flash or labradorescence. 

Crystals & their Correspondences

ANXIETY
• amethyst
• carnelian
• charoite
• chrysoprase
• jasper

AURA STRENGTHENING
• celestite
• jasper
• labradorite

AWARENESS
• azurite
• creedite
• jasper
• kyanite

BALANCE
• agate
• amazonite
• amber
• aventurine
• calcite
• rhodochrosite
• smoky quartz
• tourmaline 

BEAUTY
• aquamarine
• clear quartz
• lepidolite
• rose quartz
• sapphire

COMMUNICATION
• amethyst
• ametrine
• aquamarine
• blue calcite
• celestite
• citrine
• kyanite
• topaz
• turquoise

COMPASSION
• angelite
• celestite
• lapis lazuli
• rose quartz
• sodalite

COURAGE/CONFIDENCE
• agate
• carnelian
• citrine
• sugilite
• tourmaline

CLARITY
• agate
• calcite
• citrine
• sapphire
• tigers eye

CLEANSING
• celestite
• chrysoprase
• jasper
• kyanite
• moonstone
• selenite
• shungite
• sunstone

CREATIVITY
• agate
• amazonite
• amethyst
• aventurine
• carnelian
• howlite
• lapis lazuli
• opal
• topaz

DEPRESSION
• amber
• calcite
• chrysoprase
• fluorite
• lapis lazuli
• pyrite
• rainbow quartz
• rose quartz
• tigers eye

DREAMS
• amethyst
• hemimorphite
• herkimer diamond
• jade

ENERGIZING
• agate
• amber
• calcite
• carnelian
• garnet
• rose quartz
• topaz

FEMININE ENERGY
• cherry quartz
• garnet
• jade
• lapis lazuli
• moonstone
• rose quartz

FERTILITY
• agate
• aventurine
• jade
• moonstone
• pearl
• red carnelian
• rose quartz
• smoky quartz
• turquoise

FOCUS
• emerald
• fluorite
• pearl
• tigers eye

FORGIVENESS
• blue agate
• blue chalcedony
• chrysoprase
• dioptase
• moonstone
• sugilite

FRIENDSHIP
• amethyst
• barite
• carnelian
• desert agate
• jade
• lapis lazuli
• rose quartz
• strontianite

GENEROSITY
• chrysoberyl
• orange jasper
• sunstone
• topaz

GRIEF
• apache tear
• danburite
• epidote
• onyx
• peridot
• sodalite
• rose quartz
• ruby

GROUNDING
• agate
• hematite
• obsidian
• smoky quartz
• tigers eye

HARMONY
• agate
• amazonite
• carnelian
• emerald
• jade

HAPPINESS
• agate
• amber
• chrysoprase
• rose quartz

HEADACHE
• amethyst
• lapis lazuli
• rose quartz

HEALING
• agate
• amethyst
• aquamarine
• blue lace agate
• carnelian
• citrine
• clear quartz
• hematite
• lapis lazuli
• rose quartz
• selenite

IMAGINATION
• aventurine
• blue pietersite
• citrine
• fulgurite
• iolite
• malachite
• rose quartz
• sugilite
• topaz
• ulexite

INSIGHT/INTUITION
• amethyst
• aquamarine
• citrine
• dumortierite
• euclase
• green prehnite
• iolite
• moonstone

INSOMNIA
• amethyst
• ammonite
• angelite
• black tourmaline
• clear quartz
• hematite
• jade
• labradorite
• rose quartz

INSPIRATION
• agate
• charoite
• opal

INTELLIGENCE
• agate
• calcite
• charoite
• green aventurine
• yellow tourmaline

LONGEVITY
• amethyst
• agate
• carnelian
• citrine
• garnet
• quartz
• tourmaline

LOVE
• amazonite
• chrysoprase
• jade
• malachite
• rose quartz

LUCK
• aventurine
• carnelian
• citrine
• rhodonite
• rose quartz
• tigers eye

MEDITATION
• amethyst
• calcite
• celestite
• elestial quartz
• labradorite
• lapis lazuli
• rutilated quartz
• selenite

MOTIVATION/DETERMINATION
• aventurine
• carnelian
• citrine
• garnet
• jasper
• tigers eye

NEGATIVE ENERGY (repel/absorb/protect)
• amethyst
• apache tears
• black tourmaline
• carnelian
• chrysoprase
• jasper
• onyx
• smoky quartz
• tigers eye

NURTURING
• amber
• calcite
• jasper
• pearl
• rhodochrosite
• rose quartz

PHYSICAL STAMINA
• amazonite
• lace agate
• hematite
• jasper
• red amethyst
• red spinel
• tigers eye

PROSPERITY
• agate
• carnelian
• chrysoprase
• citrine

SELF ESTEEM
• agate
• amethyst
• amazonite
• aventurine
• charoite
• chrysoprase
• dumortierite
• garnet
• jade
• malachite
• sodalite
• tigers eye
• variscite

SPIRITUAL AWARENESS
• amethyst
• bloodstone
• calcite
• chrysoprase
• howlite
• kyanite
• lapis lazuli
• moonstone
• pyrite
• smoky quartz
• selenite
• turquoise
• unakite

SPONTANEITY
• hiddenite
• opal

TRUTH
• agate
• aquamarine
• celestite
• charoite
• danburite
• iolite
• pietersite
• sapphire
• scheelite
• tigers eye

VISUALIZATION
• iolite
• imperial topaz
• green tourmaline
• kyanite
• magnesite
• petalite
• pietersite
• ruby
• selenite
• ulexite

WEALTH/ABUNDANCE
• agate
• chrysoprase
• citrine
• green aventurine
• jade
• moss agate
• ruby
• tigers eye

OTHER INFO:

Essential Oils & Correspondences

Healing Chakra Imbalances

CRYSTALS FOR WITCHES W/ BPD!!!

Hello! Recently I’ve been struggling with my bpd, and thought I’d turn to some crystals that may help me cope with it a little easier. Of course these are not the only crystals that can help, but these are just the ones I own.

Lepidolite

Has a calming effect. Promotes self-love, trust, and honesty; helps relieve depression, anger and anxiety, as well as other mental illnesses!

Do not soak in water!

Angelite

Brings peace, serenity, has a calming effect. Can help bring openness in a relationship. Also can help with infections and headaches!

Do not soak in water!

Calcite

Clears negative energy, calms mind, alleviates stress, enhances personal growth. It is a very very very purifying stone! Can improve relationships and help maintain a balance. (I think it would help with a relationship with your FP if you have one!)

Do not soak in water!

Malachite

Positive transformation, in this case I think of helping overcome bpd. Promotes faithfulness in partners. When you have feelings of “well this person must want me dead because ____ ____ ____”, it can help you remember that no! They don’t want you dead, they love you and want you around! Can also help counter self-destructive tendencies in a romantic relationship.

Do not soak in water!

Bloodstone

Healing energy. Helps control stress and anxiety. Helps control anger and calm fears.

Do not soak in water!

*I recommend cleansing these crystals by burying them, setting in moonlight, or using another crystal, such as selenite. These are all water soluble and can be potentially harmful if soaked!*

So these are my few stones! If you have any more info to add or other crystals you think can help with bpd, feel free to! 

Witch Tip

If you use amethyst for its anti-anxiety properties and/or lepidolite (for example) for its anti-depressant properties, a great way to charge them for optimal help is to wear them while doing something brave (or anything that gives you anxiety, but you’re doing it anyway) or something that makes you happy, respectively.

This way the stones will be charged with exactly what you need when you need it.

LEPIDOLITE

  • Calming and Balance Stone
  • Self-Love & Patience
  • Enhances Optimism
  • Relieves Stress, Anxiety & Depression
  • Activates Heart Chakra, Third-Eye & Crown Chakra
  • Place on Forehead/Temples to activate Spiritual Connection
  • Be in Harmony with Spirit


Featured: Tumbled Zimbabwe Lepidolite & Purple Peperomia Plant