Granite

Properties: The elemental powers of water and earth, ocean tumbled granite is a unique stone combining the elements of the sea with the deep rooted foundations of the earth! These stones are often full of shiny, light reflecting drusies. This stone is a great balancer of water and earth (emotions and practicality). Earth helps water to keep its deep emotions in check. This incredible stone works on both the Base/Root and Sacral/Spleen Chakra as it grounds unstable or unsure emotions.

Therefore, granite is wonderful for allowing for increased protection and abundance. This stone works well on skepticism. It allows for diplomacy, discretion, cooperativeness and negativity. Granite is a wonderful relationship balancer. Ocean tumbled granite in particular helps us to see and understand the big picture. So it shows us to look past the little puddles in our lives and focus on an ocean of opportunity and advancement!

Folk Remedies: Granite has been used to strengthen the hair and ailments associated with face and head.

Feng Shui: Granite is used in the Northeast area for self cultivation, in the Southwest area for partners and relationships and the Center area grounding, good health and for dispersing negative energy throughout the room.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 8

History: Granite (SiO2) (Al2O3) is composed primarily of quartz and feldspar. It also may contain Orthoclase, which is a form of feldspar which can form in plate-like layers, short prismatic crystals and tabular inclusions. Granite is an igneous rock and is formed from magma. Granitic magma has many potential origins but it must intrude other rocks. Most granite intrusions are at depth within the crust.

Granite has been honored by many cultures, particularly the Aboriginal and Mayan cultures, as a sacred and powerful stone. The Egyptians incorporated granite in many of their pyramids. The Red Pyramid of Egypt, named for the light blood red hue, has exposed granite on its surface. The Menkaure’s Pyramid was constructed of limestone and granite blocks. The Great Pyramid of Giza contains a huge granite sarcophagus made of “Red Aswan Granite.”

For Balancing & Stability

This stone is a great balancer of emotions and practicality. Earth helps water to keep its deep emotions in check. This incredible stone works on both the Base/Root and Sacral/Spleen Chakra as it grounds unstable or unsure emotions.

Therefore, granite is wonderful for allowing for increased protection and abundance. This stone works well on skepticism. It allows for diplomacy, discretion, cooperativeness and negativity. Granite is a wonderful relationship balancer.

This stone builds stability and creates the foundation for which all can grow and blossom.

Associations

Angels: Uriel
Associated Crystal:  felsic intrusive igneous rock
Birthstone:
Color: grey.brown, multi-colors
Chakra: Root Chakra, Sacral Spleen Chakra
Element: Water, Earth
Flowers: algae, crab rock flower, desert bush
Gods/Goddesses:  Amon, Murti, Sekhmet,
Planet: Earth
Zodiac:
Sabbat: Mabon, Samhain
Tarot: Strength, Justice

“From Within” Meditation

This meditation exercise involves going into the very center of your being. You are always welcome to use a tool for your meditation. A brown, black or dark blue candle can be lit.

Stones and crystals can be used such as basalt, ammonite, andesite, lava stone, dolomite, hematite, granite, obsidian. Using any stone that comes deep from within the Earth, (volcanic stones, fossils, mountain stones, fault stones), will help you connect on an outer level. Crystals from deep within the earth that journey to the surface, have the same process as our inner thoughts, which manifest outward.

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Cleansing & Charging Granite

~ 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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