Chinese Writing Stone, Chrysanthemum & Porphyry
Porphyry is a term used for the textural consistency in igneous rock. Subsequently, the name was given to any igneous rocks with large grained crystals (such as feldspar or quartz) dispersed in a fine-grained silicate-rich matrix. The Chinese Writing Stone and the Chrysanthemum stone strongly resemble each other. They are both often found in a limestone matrix and andalusite, but the crystals in the Chrysanthemum stone spray out into a chrysanthemum pattern – sometimes also called the “flower stone”. While the Chinese Writing Stone has a pattern that looks more like the brush strokes of calligraphy.
Chinese Writing Stone
Properties: This stone received the name Chinese Writing Rock or Stone because of the crystalline structure resembling the Chinese characters of the written language. Chinese Writing Stone is a mineral that is used to help one access information from ancient texts and the Akashic Records. It is and excellent stone for dreaming, assisting one into a dream state. It is a stone of re-affirmation, re-alignment and re-commitment. It helps one to adjust to change, accept responsibility and stimulate originality.
Folk Remedies: This crystal is the most recommended for whole body healing for both the Root Chakra and issues involving feeling grounded, rooted in the earth, fear, family and how we survive. It is also associated with the Third Eye due to its association with dreams and dreaming. This is a very intuitive stone.
Feng Shui: Used primarily anywhere to help bring balance. Used in the Center for good health, balance and spirituality. It is also used in the east for ancient ancestry and family matters.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 3, 5 – 8
History: This is a limestone matrix with andalusite crystals. It is also called Porphyry. The stone is found in the Yangtze River Valley of the Hun-an Province of China and also it is known to be found in the Auburn, California region of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains..
Properties: This is a naturally occurring phenomenon that appears in a unique pattern embedded in the stone that resemble a flowering chrysanthemum. This stone allows one to blossom in life, helping one to see their true purpose. Keeping it along for your journey, this overtly energetic stone assists in helping its owner see the opportunities as they unfold in front of them. Gifting us with the realization that, like the flower, we have a beginning, middle and end stage, which needs to be lived to its fullest from start to finish. It lends itself to the sense of balance between both the physical world, as well as the spiritual world.
This stone’s duality, noted for it’s black and white qualities, have a yin and yang association. Yin and yang are two words we frequently hear in connection with balance. Yin is generally thought of as being feminine, while yang is considered masculine, But there is much more to this. Yin is also related to the earth, moon, darkness, shade, rest, space, west and north. Yang on the other hand is related to light, sun, brightness, heaven, time, south, east and left. Together, yin and yang comprise a whole, and yet there is an element of each in the other. It is here, that Chrysanthemum stone excels in bringing awareness to our own duality.
Helping us with change and transitions is another gift of this stone. It brings awareness to new life paths and personal transitions through birth and death, love and loss, work and rest and dreams and reality.
Folk Remedies: This stone has been used in Asia for treating issues of the bones, skin and eyes. Considered a stone for balancing kidney Yin and Yang and therefore, a great detoxing stone and for dissolving growths.
Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Center area for health and balance. This stone is also very effective in the Helpful People & Travel area in the Northwest, the Career/Lifepath area in the North and the Skills & Knowledge area in the Northeast.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 3, 5 – 8. (Do not cleanse this stone with salt or salt water, as it may affect the pattern.)
History: Chrysanthemum Stone is a naturally occurring phenomenon that appears in a unique pattern embedded in the stone that resemble a flowering chrysanthemum. The actual “flowers” are embedded in a grey limestone with the minerals of andalusite, celestite, feldspar and calcite constituting the petal and Chert as the stamen. Many of the specimens are collected from river beds most notably from the Enshi, Hubei and Hun-an provinces of China. This stone is widely appreciated in Japan, where chrysanthemum stones, translated from the Japanese word, kiku-ishi were discovered in Neodani, a mountain valley in central Japan, late in the 1800’s. Found in a volcanic matrix surrounding the crystal flowers, these are a more denser version than the Chinese Chrysanthemum stones. The flower formations tend to be smaller as well. The Chrysanthemum Stone contains more than ten types of trace elements including selenium, strontium, gold, silver and bismuth. They are considered to be of the Permian age, which was approximately 250 million years ago.
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For Change & Transitions
These stones have a beautiful symmetry and allow for the transitions in life to go smoothly. They offer us the lessons of re-affirmation, re-alignment and re-commitment. They help one to adjust to change, accept responsibility and stimulate originality.to release these fears.
The duality of these stones, noted by it’s black and white qualities, have a yin and yang association. Yin and yang are two words we frequently hear in connection with balance.
Together, yin and yang comprise a whole, and yet there is an element of each in the other. It is here, that Chrysanthemum stone excels in bringing awareness to our own duality and Chinese Writing Stone offers the knowledge to understand it.
Associated Crystal: limestone/andalusite
Color: Black, White
Chakra: Root Chakra, Third Eye Chakra
Gods/Goddesses: Buddha, Kan, Kwan Yin, Diana, Artemis
Sabbat: Mabon, Samhain
Tarot: Death, The Tower
A crystal elixir or gem essence combines the energy of your crystal that is infused in either water or oil. It is often placed in the sun in order for the crystal to imbue the water or oil with the crystal’s energy or Qi and then the decoction is used for healing and anointing.
This elixir is always enhances when adding chrysanthemum flower or calendula petals to the mix. Also to gain the knowledge from writing stone, add agate stone and/or a pinch of sage.
Here is what you need: A glass container filled with about 12 ounces of water. If you are going to be placing your essence outside, be sure to cover it. Read more here
Cleansing & Charging
~ 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 – 3, 5 – 8
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.