Focus, Confidence, Courage

Metaphysical Properties

  • Very attractive to Leos
  • Helps prevent bad tempers
  • Restores harmony in your life
  • Promotes unprejudiced discernment  
  • Very protective and very grounding
  • Helps you put your plans into action
  • Encourages forgiveness and compassion
  • Removes inner hesitation, holding you back from your goals
  • Combines different points of view into a more comprehensive whole 
  • Helps bring drive, focus, determination, and control back into your life
  • Protects by sending back negativity to the person sending it, and preventing psychic attack
  • Strengthens self confidence and self esteem by alleviating feelings of doubt and indecisiveness
  • Helps one be of service to others by promoting assistance as your top focus, and by promoting courtesy 
  • Keeps you grounded and comfortable in situations that would commonly cause you anxiety and distress
  • Instills a sense of stillness, allowing you to be more objective, see the bigger picture, and make more informed decisions


  •  I breathe in self-confidence, and I breathe out doubts
  • I am confident, strong, and protected


  • Chakras: All
  • Energy: Projective
  • Planets: Venus
  • Element: Earth
  • Zodiacs: Leo
  • Number: 1

Physical Properties

  • Color: Greenish brown to black
  • Habit: Prismatic crystals, commonly lamellar, fibrous, or massive
  • Rarity: Common
  • Luster: Vitreous, Metallic
  • Species: Pyroxene, Enstatite
  • Zoning: None
  • Gravity: 3.3 - 3.4
  • Fracture: Uneven
  • Cleavage: Distinct, In one direction
  • Hardness: 5.5
  • Twinning: Simple and lamellar on [100]
  • Locations: Brazil, Sri Lanka, India, Austria, Germany, South Africa, USA, Finland, Norway, Czech Republic, Austria, Madagascar, and Greenland
  • Fluorescence: Inert
  • Pleochroism: Trichroic, strong green, yellow, and reddish brown
  • Birefringence: Weak, 0.008-0.015
  • Transparency: Transparent,Translucent,Opaque
  • Named After: Named for the bronze-like submetallic luster on the characteristic cleavage surfaces
  • Classification: Inosilicate
  • Luminescence: None
  • Discovered By: Ancient Peoples
  • Chemical Name: Magnesium iron silicate
  • Refractive Index: 1.665-1.703
  • System/Structure: Orthorhombic
  • Chemical Formula: (Mg,Fe)SiO3
  • Inclusions (streak): Fibrous inclusions and might show schiller effect, White Or Brownish
  • Chemistry Classification: Silicate

Health Benefits 

  • Relieves stress
  • Blood purification
  • Muscular/nerve issues
  • Alleviates nervous anxiety from new situations
  • Aids the body in the normal transformation of cycles
  • Aids trauma recovery, anxiety, PTSD, and depression
  • Can be used to bring an alkaline body state to the acid condition, helping to fight off infections
  • Can increase the assimilation of iron and provides an improved duration of iron within the physical body
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