Scolecite – (Crown Chakra) – (Zodiac of Capricorn)
Scolecite entered my life about 10 years ago when it was very new on the market. I was fascinated by it. It’s becoming more available which is quite a blessing! Not only does it have a beautiful, light energy, but it looks like Rainbow Moonstone and Selenite had a gorgeous baby.
Science – This crystal forms in fans, like Black Kyanite, but is much more fragile. You can find them in the crystalline fan form, tumbled, cut into cabochons, or even, very rarely, faceted. The best specimen are nearly colorless and transparent. Next best are ones that are all white and shimmery. Finally, you’ll find peach colored Scolecite, or a mix of peach and white.
Historical Significance – The name is a really interesting part of researching this stone. The name comes from the Greek word skolex, which means ‘worm.’ It gets this name based on “its worm-like reaction to a blowpipe test.” What?? This just means when heated during the blowpipe test (which is a test to identify certain gems), the crystals dry and dehydrate, then start to curl in on themselves, looking like… worms.
Metaphysical Attributes – Meditating with Scolecite invokes a sense of total peace. This is its primary quality – Peace. It helps us develop a sense of connection and peace with all. The peace can be with people, current situations, energetic, or emotional. This stone dissolves anxiety and fear. Anything that is causing stress in our lives can be eased with Scolecite. This crystal opens the Heart Chakra and connects it to the Crown Chakra, so we feel this heart-deep connection to life and energy through the entire Universe. It helps us to connect to Spirit Guides, Animal Guides, Guardian Angels, and any other guiding force we are seeking.
Scolecite is very protective for our personal energy. It heals and strengthens the aura. Scolecite repairs any holes or weak spots in the aura, which also protects against energetic intrusions of negative entities. It is a powerful crystal for healers and therapists to wear, as it keeps your personal energy from being worn down or from emotional attachments. This gemstone supports the alignment of physical and spirit body, so we can bring our spiritual experiences and learning into our daily lives.
Scolecite crystals are phenomenal for deepening meditation, inducing sleep, having peaceful dreams, and facilitating healing sessions. It allows us to release and let go into the Peace. This is wonderful to grid around a bedroom, or a healing/meditation/yoga room for deep relaxation and rest.
Physical Effects – This gemstone reduces stress, anxiety, fear and tension.
Practice Mantra – Sit in a seated meditation position, holding the Scolecite 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 a bright, shimmery white light shining down on you from the sky. It feels cool and cleansing. Repeat this mantra, “I am Calm. I am at Peace. I am able to Rest and Recuperate.”
Alternately, hold a Scolecite mala and chant this mantra 108 times.
- “The Book of Stones, Revised Edition: Who They Are and What They Teach”, By Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian
- “The Crystal Bible 3: A Definitive Guide to Crystals,” by Judy Hall.
- “Gemstones of the World: Newly Revised Fifth Edition,” by Walter Schumann
- “Love is in the Earth: A Kaliedoscope of Crystals,” by Melody.
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