K2 Azurite “Ketonite” – (Third Eye Chakra) (Zodiac = Sagittarius)
For this latest blog post we’re digging into a fairly newly discovered stone! K2 Stone (also known as Ketonite) was found less than a decade ago in the foothills at the base of the K2 mountain. K2, or Mount Godwin Austen, is the second-highest mountain in the world and is home to it’s very own special and unique gemstone. It’s a fairly remote and harsh location, so there isn’t a huge production of stones in the market.
Science – I was just stunned when I first saw this stone. It just doesn’t seem real and looks dyed, but I assure you it is not. The blue spots are Azurite. The blue Azurite really “pops” against the white and black granite. Some specimen even have very small dots of Malachite as well. Often called “K2 Jasper,” it’s not a Jasper at all – it is a granite.
Historical Significance – There isn’t much history to the stone itself, since it was just discovered, but Azurite has a lengthy history as a sacred stone. The Native Americans used it to assist contact with one’s Spirit Guides. Mayans also used Azurite to manifest psychic abilities, mystical powers, and telepathy.
Metaphysical Attributes – K2 Stone works extremely well with the Third Eye Chakra. It bridges the gap between Crown and Throat Chakra and is intensified in the middle at the Third Eye. This stone is primarily known for its intense ability to awaken psychic and intuitive abilities. K2 Azurite helps us open up to receive Universal wisdom. It assists with out of body journeying and accessing Akashic records. It is also used as an effective meditation aid, helping to clear cluttering thoughts and tune into quiet stillness and insight.
K2 Stone helps us to connect with our spirit guides and angels. If you are seeking assistance, guidance, or support from the Divine, K2 will help solidify that connection and allow you to absorb the messages.
Remember, its base stone, Granite, is a very solid and grounding stone. Although the white color links to the Crown Chakra, the blacks inclusions and Granite help to root us to the Earth. This is extremely important because this stone not only helps to dramatically open one up to the Divine, but it also keeps us stable and prevents us to floating away aimlessly. K2 Stone helps to dissolve barriers to our spiritual progress while allowing us to incorporate our practices in daily life.
Physical Effects – K2 Stone also speaks to the physical area of the Third Eye and is said to relieve headaches, migraines, and bring stress relief.
Practice Mantras – Sit in seated meditation, holding the K2 Azurite Stone in your less dominant hand to receive its energy. Really feel the support of the cushion or floor beneath you. You are grounded and supported by the Earth’s energies. Imagine giant hands underneath you, supporting you as you sit in the stable palms of the Earth’s hands. Then imagine great, white wings expanding out from behind you. Feel the support of both the Earth and the Divine as you open up to your Highest Potential. Repeat these words. “I can safely accept my limitless Spiritual abilities and unbound Wisdom.”
Alternately, hold a K2 Stone mala and chant this mantra 108 times.
- “The Crystal Bible: A Definitive Guide to Crystals,” by Judy Hall.
- “Healing Crystals and Gemstones: From Amethyst to Zircon,” by Dr. Flora Pescheck-Bohmer & Gisela Schrieber.
- “Love is in the Earth: A Kaliedoscope of Crystals,” by Melody.
- “‘K2 Granite,’ also known as ‘K2 Jasper’: An azurite granite found at the base of K2, the world’s second-highest mountain,” by Hobart M. King, Ph.D., GIA Graduate Gemologist
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