Shielding, Balance, Dream Recall

Spiritual Properties

  • Encourages deep meditation
  • Connects you to universal energies
  • Assist the wearer in recalling dreams, analyzing dreams, and connecting with the dreams of his previous birth, and ancient civilization

Mental Properties

  • Helps you overcome loneliness
  • Helps you clear and balance the mind

Emotional Properties

  • Boosts Confidence 
  • Protects your emotional body from negative energy
  • Pulls emotions you have been holding close within to the surface
  • Pushes you to release stress and weight you’ve placed on your heart
  • Provides you with courage and confidence needed to face uneasy emotions and helps you find closure 

Kundalini Properties 

  • Opens the heart chakra 
  • Provides your aura with a protective shield from negative energy


  •  ​​I am surrounded by a protective shield of positive energy


  • Chakras: Heart
  • Energy: Projective
  • Planets: Venus, Earth
  • Element: Earth
  • Zodiacs: Scorpio
  • Number: 4, 9

Physical Properties

  • Color: White, Yellow, Gray or Black
  • Habit: Long blades or a skinny needle like structure, bladed, fibrous, radial
  • Rarity: Common – Two rare forms include transparent and submerged within quartz
  • Luster: Vitreous, Silky
  • Species: Amphibole, Asbestos 
  • Zoning: absent
  • Parting: on {100}
  • Gravity: 3.03 - 3.24
  • Fracture: Splintery
  • Tenacity: Brittle
  • Cleavage: Distinct/Good on {110}
  • Hardness: 5.5 to 6
  • Twinning: Simple or lamellar, common parallel {100}; lamellar, less common parallel {001}
  • Locations: Brazil, Russia, Canada, China, New Zealand, and the USA. Transparent forms are found in Taiwan and China
  • Dispersion: r < v
  • Chatoyance: Present when in quartz
  • Pleochroism: Weak, moderate, yellow to dark green
  • Fluorescence: absent
  • Birefringence: 0.022-0.027
  • Transparency: Translucent
  • Named After: The Greek word “Aktis” which means “beam or ray”
  • Melting point: above 2700 °F.
  • Discovered In: 1794
  • Luminescence: Orangy Yellow
  • Discovered By: R. Kirwan
  • Chemical Name: Calcium magnesium iron silicate hydroxide, Amphibole Silicate Mineral
  • Refractive Index: 1.614-1.641
  • System/Structure: Monoclinic
  • Chemical Formula: Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe2+0.5-2.5)Si8O22(OH)2
  • Inclusions (streak): White
  • Chemical Classification: Silicate

Health Benefits 

  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Eliminates toxins from the body 
  • Aids in proper liver and kidney function
  • Rids you of nervous tensions and anxieties
  • Stimulates the production of white blood cells
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