Properties: Known as the nurturing stone, it encourages the harmony, benevolence, generosity and humility of its owner. It absorbs negative energy and dissipates it, therefore, decreasing hostility, easing self-doubt and transforming sadness and melancholy into joy! It has been known to make one more reflective. It can be used to assist one in thought transmission through telepathy, helping you to remain open, enthusiastic and positive. A wonderful stone for enhancing good will, brotherhood and group stability. It is one of the best stone for easing bad dreams. Different varieties of this stone also have the following added benefits:
Blue Chelcedony: benefits the Throat Chakra, therefore it is a wonderful stone for improving communications and listening skills. It improves mental and verbal flexibility, dexterity, learning and memory. It helps one accept new situations, assimilate new ideas and stimulates creativity. One of the best stones for encouraging optimism, lightheartedness and self-perception. This stone has been used as a folk remedy for weather-related sensitivities such as blood pressure, migraines, inflammation and glaucoma.
Pink Chalcedony: benefits the Heart Chakra, therefore fortifying our love and child-like wonder. Encouraging kindness, empathy and a deep sense of trust. Stimulates a willingess to learn new things, take matters to heart and help with psychosomatic disorders. Pink is used as a great neutralizer. It soothes anger and negative energy. It provides an underlying tone of confidence and support and helps us to move from a defensive state of mind to a calming and positive one.
Red Chalcedony: benefits the Root Chakra, therefore it represents movement and motivation. This stone gives power to the strong life qualities of courage, security, positive love and will power. A great stone for confidence, strength and power. Symbolic of heat, fire and anger, this stone is stimulating and energizing.
Folk Remedies: Throughout the ancient world, chalcedony has been used for problems relating to the eyes, gall bladder, bones, spleen, blood, and circulatory organs. Cleansing in nature, this stone was used to promote the healing of open sores. Known to foster the maternal instincts and was said to assist lactation.
Feng Shui: This stone can work well in the area most associated with it’s color, especially Knowledge-Skills area, Children-Creativity area and Career-Lifepath area.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 3 and method 5 – 7
History: Chalcedony (SiO2) is a cryptocrystalline form of silica, which is composed of very fine inter-growths of quartz and moganite. Both silica minerals, quartz has a trigonal crystal structure, while moganite is monoclinic. This stone is a 6 – 7 hardness on the Mohs scale. Its waxy luster can have a semi-transparent or translucent look. It can be found in a wide range of colors, including shades of white, black, pink, red, blue, gray and brown. Found in the US, Sri Lanka, USSR, Mexico and Brazil. The name “chalcedony” (pronounced kael-sedini) comes from the Latin chalcedonius and probably derived from the town Chalcedon in Asia Minor. The name first appeared in Pliny the Elder’s Naturalis Historia as a term for a translucid kind of Jaspis. The Greek word khalkedon appears in the Book of Revelation (Apc 21,19). Chalcedony was used in the Mediterranean region during the Bronze Age. Found on Minoan Crete at the Palace of Knossos, in seals dating back to circa 1800 BC and various forms found along the Central Asian trade routes. At least three varieties of chalcedony were used in the Jewish High Priest’s Breastplate. (Moses’ brother Aaron wore the Breastplate, with inscribed gems representing the twelve tribes of Israel). The Breastplate included jasper, chrysoprase and sardonyx. Many semi-precious gemstones are in fact forms of chalcedony. The more notable are agate, aventurine, bloodstone, carnelian, chrysoprase, jasper and sardonyx.
Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
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