Larimar

Properties: A gentle, soft, sky-blue Caribbean healer, Larimar brings tranquility of sea and air to heart and mind. This “aqua stone” soothes and uplifts hurt, fear and depression. It helps calm the pains of life and changes it with love and awareness. This is a very beneficial stone for self-expression, patience and acceptance. Through simplicity, it shows us the power behind creativity and expressing yourself through art. Especially helps with creativity of visual art. When this stone has red spots it helps gentle people to be more assertive.

This beautiful stone allows us to connect to the freedom and eternal optimism of the sea and sky!  Sometime referred to as Atlantis stone, Mermaid stone or Goddess stone, its apparent connection to the Sacred feminine has a strong pull!  It can be used in Angel readings to connect to these Celestial being, as this stone vibrates to our gift of communication and the Throat Chakra.

Folk Remedies: A Cooling stone, it draws out inflammation, fevers, sunburn and heat. Very good for the Throat Chakra. (shoulder, thyroid, nose). Pleasantly uplifts the heart and eases stress.

Feng Shui: This stone can be used in the Northeast for self-cultivation, knowledge and wisdom. Also use in the Center area for health, balance and centered.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 8

History:This stone is Pectolite. Larimar (NaCa2Si3O8(OH), is a registered trademarked name and is exclusive to the stones found in the Dominican Republic. It has been found in other parts of the world, but is considered blue pectolite.  Larimar is an extremely rare gemstone that has been found in only one location: in a mountainous, relatively inaccessible region of the Dominican Republic overlooking the Caribbean Sea. This gemstone first surfaced in 1974, although the inhabitants of the region and their ancestors have long been aware of the stone.

Legend has it that they used to simply collect these stones on the beach, but one day they couldn’t find anymore. They went to explore upstream, and came upon a rock formation that seemed to be the source of this blue precious stone.

The name Larimar was given to the stone by a Dominican, Miguel Mendez, who combined his daughter’s name LARIssa, with MAR, the latin word for sea. The stone is also called the “Atlantis Stone”, since a wise prophet once claimed that the Dominican Republic was part of the lost continent of Atlantis, an association that has been affirmed by various spiritual and metaphysical authorities.

With Self-Expression and Communication

The calm of the sea is what you experience with this stone. When we are calm and relaxed, we open ourselves up to better awareness, new understanding and therefore, we are able to communicate on a clearer level. We express ourselves more freely with this stone in our presence.

It is often used as a “worry stone” or “wish stone” as its soothing turquoise, white and blue color relieves anxiety, helps us to look further past our anxious thought and look beyond the petty emotions that simply “get in the way“.

Larimar is in tune with the element of water, the element that rules our emotions, and therefore, is the perfect stone to use when letting go.

Associations

Angels: Guardian Angel
Associated Crystal: pectolite family
Birthstone: non-traditional
Color: Light blue
Chakra: Throat Chakra
Element: Air, Water
Flowers:  Water lily, lotus,
Gods/Goddesses: Mermaid, Poseidon, Sati, Sulis
Planet: Moon
Zodiac: Cancer, Aquarius
Sabbat: Imbolc, Ostara
Tarot: The World

Meditation as Deep..

as the sea!  Take a minute. Find your center. Close your eyes. Allow a deep breath.  Now… listen to your subconscious mind as you reach back to find that which gives you pleasure, makes your heart sing and moves you to do what really brings forth your happiness!

 Sense the sea air gently blowing over your body. Let it tussle your hair as the warming sun, slowly kisses your face. Feel the warmth.
Feel the gentle air wisp up from your bare toes as it glides up over your body, massaging each Chakra center of energy. Slowly it flows up and over you. Time and time again.

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Cleansing & Charging Larimar

~ 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

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