Properties: Chalcopyrite AKA Bornite has the distinct privilege of being nicknamed Peacock Ore due to is rainbow of colors from copper-rich sulphide minerals, which is often referred to as the “stone of happiness”. Its extremely powerful energies eliminate negative feelings and bring on an abundance of happiness and joy to one’s life. It helps us to have the ability to see and accept the joy in the moment. It offers its user a smoother transition through life by virtue of its pleasing colors. This mineral gives a feeling of richness and abundance, hence the sense of happiness.
As one of the strongest healing stones on the mineral kingdom, Peacock Ore has the ability to align every Chakra when applied to the energy centers. It can cause a transformation that removes negative energy and replaces it with a strong, beneficial, positive vibe. This energetic vibe helps bring clarity to situations that were previously clouded by negative emotions or pain and therefore, ignites imaginative thinking and creative spark.
It brings color back into your aura. It possesses the unique ability of energizing not only the area on which it is placed, but the surrounding area as well. Use this stone for removing self-imposed obstacles. This stone has been used for re-birthing and improving your karmic imprint. Bornite is most associated with Cancer.
Folk Remedies: It is an excellent healing stone; promoting health and balance at the cellular level. It’s extremely powerful and it can be used to help balance salt levels, physical energy and the levels of adrenaline in the body. It works to improve cellular metabolism, lower fever and reduce inflammation. Peacock Ore will increase alkalinity. It can be used to lower calcium levels in the body. This would work well in treating arthritic conditions. Peacock Ore is especially good for protecting pregnant women and their babies.
Feng Shui: This stone is best used in the Center area for health and balance.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 and method 5 – 7.
History: Bornite (Cu5FeS4), named after Ignaz von Born, an 18th-century mineralogist, who found this rainbow stone in sulfide copper deposits. It is a common ore of copper and is easily recognized because it tarnishes to iridescent shades of blue, purple, green and yellow earning its name, Peacock Ore. This cubic stone has a hardness of 3 on the Mohs scale. Bornite occurs widely in porphyry copper deposits along with the more common chalcopyrite. Chalcopyrite and bornite are both typically replaced by chalcocite and covellite in the supergene (occurring relatively near the surface) enrichment zone of copper deposits.
Please note: Peacock Ore is a term used to describe Chalcopyrite or Bornite with a colorful iridescent tarnish effect, which is usually artificially enhanced with acid. Most Peacock Ore is sold as a variety of Bornite, when in fact most Peacock Ore is actually Chalcopyrite.
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For Healing Awareness
As one of the strongest healing stones on the mineral kingdom, Peacock Ore has the ability to align every Chakra when applied to the energy centers. It can cause a transformation that removes negative energy and replaces it with a strong, beneficial, positive vibe.
This energetic vibe helps bring clarity to situations that were previously clouded by negative emotions or pain and therefore, ignites imaginative thinking and creative spark.
Referred to as the “stone of happiness”, its extremely powerful energies eliminate negative feelings and bring on an abundance of happiness and joy to one’s life.
Associated Crystal: sulfide copper mineral family
Birthstone: Gemini, July
Chakra: Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra
Flowers: Lavender, Lilac, Violet, Blessed Thistle
Gods/Goddesses: Buddha, Dionysus, Isis, Artemis
Planet: Moon, Sun
Sabbat: Ostara, Litha
Tarot: The High Priestess
Using the full color spectrum of light in meditation can be a very peaceful and rewarding attunement to the power of color. Color holds a special power over us, and often the full spectrum of visible light that we can see, can be the most rewarding of all. So how about recreating the power of the rainbow with this soothing meditation.
Here is what you need: your imagination! If you want to get creative, you can add in colored lights, crystals of all different colors, knowledge of the Chakra or a single mantra or word!
Cleansing & Charging Chalcopyrite
~ Cleansing a crystal is always a good idea to rid it of energies (negative or otherwise) that it may have picked up during handling and excessive use.
~ Charging a crystal is bringing its energy levels back up, after use and cleansing. Like re-charging a battery after it has lost its energy. A great way to do this (and remind you that it is time to do so) is during a full moon.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 and method 5 – 7.
The Power of Color
Color plays a major role in determining how your crystal can help you. A crystal’s color is due to its combination of minerals, which give it it’s own personality. It contributes in what attracts you to it. The psychological aspects of color determine how a crystal’s healing properties work.