pronunciation – Aurichalcite – “or-ee-cal-site”
A crystal for promoting willpower and freedom, Aurichalcite imparts radiantly positive energy that heals, inspires, and overcomes obstacles. Did you know that the name of this mineral alludes to a legendary ancient metal from Atlantis? Read on to learn more about Aurichalcite!
- SPIRITUAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF AURICHALCITE
- PHYSICAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF AURICHALCITE
- PHOTO GALLERY
- AURICHALCITE CRYSTAL CORRESPONDENCES
- LORE & HISTORY
- HOW TO USE AURICHALCITE
- CLEANING AND CLEANSING AURICHALCITE
- AURICHALCITE TOXICITY AND POTENTIAL ALLERGENS
- GEM ELIXIRS
- OTHER NAMES FOR AURICHALCITE
- GEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
- RELATED PRODUCTS
SPIRITUAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF AURICHALCITE
Aurichalcite enhances personal willpower and feelings of freedom. This freedom helps create the necessary space to find gratitude and positivity towards one’s circumstances, whatever they may be. Because of this mineral’s ability to elevate the user’s mindset, it helps tremendously with problem-solving and overcoming bad habits.
Aurichalcite serves relationships in the workplace on two fronts: by bolstering creativity and inspiration, and by helping maintain tact and diplomacy when it comes to disagreements. By harmonizing the wearer’s energy field in order to release unnecessary fear, this crystal aids in speaking one’s highest truth without diminishing the experiences of others.
PHYSICAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF AURICHALCITE
Although Aurichalcite primarily serves spiritual purposes, it also possesses some psychological benefits. This mineral aids those who struggle with excessive stress, worry, or anxiety. It also supports those who suffer from symptoms of depression such as negative thought patterns and cyclical or intrusive thoughts.
AURICHALCITE CRYSTAL CORRESPONDENCES
|HEALING PROPERTIES||Fearlessness, Stability, Protection, Harmony, Clarity|
|CHAKRAS||Throat, Third Eye|
|NUMBERS||2, 5, 6, 11|
|TAROT||The High Priestess, The Hierophant, The Lovers, Justice|
|PAIRINGS||Bloodstone, Turquoise, Howlite, Sardonyx, Rhodochrosite|
LORE & HISTORY
An ancient sage noted that Aurichalcum, the Latinized version of the Greek word for mountain copper, was actually yellow copper or brass. In 1839 the stone we now know as Aurichalcite was given its name as an allusion to its copper and zinc content as those minerals form the constituents of brass. The metal Orichalcum is mentioned in several ancient writings about Atlantis, including Plato’s, and was said to be second in value only to gold.
HOW TO USE AURICHALCITE
On the Body: Wear as jewelry or place on the body during meditation to help alleviate stress and anxiety.
Inside: Keep in the home to help maintain a positive, forward-thinking environment.
Outside: As a softer mineral, Aurichalcite should not be exposed to the elements.
CLEANING AND CLEANSING AURICHALCITE
Physical Cleaning: Clean Aurichalcite with canned air to remove dust and debris.
Energetic Cleansing: There are numerous ways to energetically cleanse Aurichalcite.
- Set on or next to Selenite or Satin Spar, or set in lavender.
- Use smoke from herb bundles or incense.
- Charge under the full moonlight.
AURICHALCITE TOXICITY AND POTENTIAL ALLERGENS
“Poisonous (zinc and copper).” (Jentoft)
“Contains zinc and copper which are toxic.” (Healing Crystals)
“Toxic or harmful stone. Contains copper.” (Harton)
“Do not use…for internal use. Contains zinc and copper.” (Sullivan)
“Contains zinc and copper.” (Hibiscus)
Aurichalcite contains zinc and copper which renders it unsafe for use in gem elixirs made with the direct method. Only use the indirect method for creating a gem elixir with this stone.
OTHER NAMES FOR AURICHALCITE
Common Names: Auricalcite
Trade Names: N/A
Trademarked Names: N/A
Aurichalcite is a secondary mineral in Copper and Zinc deposits. It typically occurs in blue or green and forms crusts or mats of tiny acicular crystals. These crystals often grow as feathery, tufted druzes and rarely as columnar crystal aggregates. This mineral has a Zinc-to-Copper ratio of about 5:4; because of this, it is recommended to wash hands after handling due to the toxicity of Copper and Zinc.
|HABIT||Acicular – Occurs as needle-like crystals.|
Druse – Crystal growth in a cavity which results in numerous crystal-tipped surfaces.
Encrustations – Forms crust-like aggregates on matrix.
|COLOR||Pale green, Sky blue, Greenish blue|
|FRACTURE||Uneven – Flat surfaces|
|SPECIFIC GRAVITY||3.96 kg/cm3|
|OPTICAL PROPERTIES||Biaxial (-), a=1.655, b=1.74, g=1.744|
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