Diopside

 Properties: This beautiful. deep green healing stone encourages expansion of the Heart Chakra, enhancing the power of love, commitment, trust and humility. Mental clarity results from healing layouts that include Enstatite and/or Diopside.

Diopside is recommended for public speakers, students, and surgeons. Diopside is utilized for encouraging a positive attitude in life. It has been used to help those who suffer from long term problems in their life and who have yet to find a resolution. Known to ensure a well-balanced temperament, this stone helps its owner to find a calm sense of peace and divine equilibrium.

Folk Remedies: Both stones benefit the circulatory system and cleansing organs including the heart and lungs. The green version of this stone was also recommended by the Greeks to help with kidney and bladder problems. This stone was often considered helpful with the clotting of blood and for treating deficiencies.

Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Center area of your home for good health, wellness and overall balance. Green stones can also be used in the Prosperity, Family and Skills and Knowledge area.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 8

History: This stone (MgCaSi2O6)  is mined in the USSR and India, as well as Japan, Germany, Ireland, and the US. Diopside is a monoclinic pyroxene mineral with composition. Diopside is found in colors such as green, black, blue, brown or white. It is also found in a star.

Historically, this stone was revered by the Greeks and therefore, name it the “double-sighted-shape” (dis-opsis-idos). In particular, the star of diopside was seen as sparkling stars, which fell from the sky and turned to stone. Hence, they retain their sparkly shimmer and a star shape can be found on the end of a polised star diopside. Diopside/Enstatite are mentioned together, as they both have the same properties.

Diopside is found in ultra mafic (Kimberlite and Peridotite) igneous rocks, and diopside-rich Augite is common in mafic rocks, such as Olivine, Basalt and Andesite. Diopside is also found in a variety of metamorphic rocks, such as in contact metamorphosed skarns developed from high silica Dolomite. It is an important mineral in the Earth’s mantle.

With Love & Humility

Rules of the heart are best described when using diopside. This stone is a bringer of humility and stability. It encourages expansion of the Heart Chakra, enhancing the power of love, commitment, trust and humble thoughts.

This gentle energy stone can be placed on the Heart center for healing and the recognition of the human condition. No matter who we are, where we come from or what we believe, we are all children of the heart.

It is an excellent stone for meditation or spiritually connecting with nature and can help you see your path.

Associations

Angels: Raphael
Associated Crystal: Inosilicate family
Birthstone: non-traditional
Color: Green
Chakra: Heart Chakra
Element: Air
Flowers: Clove, Forsythia, Impatiens, Lavender, Lilac, Lemongrass
Gods/Goddesses: Buddha, Kuan Yin, Mercury
Planet: Mercury
Zodiac: Gemini
Sabbat: Imbolc, Ostara, Litha
Tarot: The High Priestess

Meditation Connector

Sometimes, we forget how connected we really are with the Universe and the nature around us.  It can just be about taking the quiet time to find a place… or moment to be with yourself… as you take some gentle, deep breaths.

Diopside allows us to hold on to its crystalline  structure and re-gather or re-unite our thoughts with that place in our heart that is waiting for us to remember how special we are.

How taking just a little time away for ourselves, can allow us to find that inner strength, courage and love that our hearts keep safe.

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Cleansing & Charging Diopside

~ 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 – 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.

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