Marble

Properties: This mineral is used to provide both clarity and states of “suspension” in both meditation and tantric activities. Provides for strength of self control and mastery of thought. It enhances the powers of serenity. Marble can provide the “good common sense” in matters of the home, heart and one’s constitution. Allows for total recall of dreams as well as, provides protection, stability and structure both in the physical and emotional mind. Marble may inspire your artistic endeavors, just as it inspired great sculptors to unlock this stone’s mystery.

Picasso Marble (or Picasso Stone) is sometimes called Picasso Jasper. It has strong metaphysical qualities of grounding and calming. It also promotes a desire for weight loss and assists in the development of creativity, as well as engendering strength and self-discipline.

Ruin Marble is a kind of limestone or marble that contains light and dark patterns, giving it the impression of a ruined cityscape. Ruin Marble provides the additional power of connecting with intellectual states of mind and knowledge.

Folk Remedies: A cleansing stone that is beneficial for the blood, skin, and cleansing systems. Used very often in the fields of naturopathy and homeopathy for its balancing qualities.

Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Center area for grounding, balance, security. Use also in the 4 corners of your home to stabilize any issues of weakness or insecurity.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 and method 5 – 8

History: Marble (CaCO3) is considered a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Geologists have used the term marble to refer to morphed limestone. A common and plentiful stone, generally found in the US, Italy, and Greece. It can be found in shades of white, brown, yellow, red, green, gray and black.

The word “marble” derives from the Greek word meaning “crystalline rock”, or “shining stone” perhaps from the verb marmairo, meaning “to flash, sparkle, or gleam”. When metamorphism causes variable re crystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains, the resulting marble rock is typically composed of an interlocking mosaic of carbonate crystals.

Pure white marble is the result of metamorphism of a very pure (silicate-poor) limestone or dolomite. The characteristic swirls of many colored marble varieties are usually due to various mineral impurities such as clay, silt, sand, or iron oxides which were originally present as grains or layers in the limestone.

Green coloration is often due to serpentine resulting from originally high magnesium limestone or “dolostone” with silica impurities and the intense pressure and heat of the metamorphism.

Most marble is given its name, based on the location it is found in, for instance, Carrara marble is from Carrara, Italy, Creole marble is from Pickens County, Georgia, Sienna marble is from Sienna, Tuscany or Vermont marble is from Proctor, Vermont. As the favorite medium for Greek and Roman sculptors and architects, marble has become a cultural symbol of tradition and refined taste. Its extremely varied and colorful patterns make it a favorite decorative material.

For Strength & Stability

Marble is a grounding stone. It is the idea of security, strength and stability.

It provides for strength of self control and mastery of our thoughts. It enhances the powers of serenity, which makes it a soothing meditation stone.

Marble can provide the “good common sense” in matters of the home, heart and one’s constitution. Allows for total recall of dreams as well as, provides protection, stability and structure both in the physical and emotional mind.

Associations

Angels: Metatron
Associated Crystal: recrystallized carbonate minerals
Birthstone:
Color: White, variations
ChakraRoot Chakra
Element: Earth
Flowers: White crown mums, hydrangea, lily, peonies
Gods/Goddesses: Al-uzza, Allat, Chirakan-Ixmucane, Q’re
Planet: Earth
Zodiac: Gemini
Sabbat: Imbolc, Ostara 
Tarot:

Marble Elixir

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.

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 Marble

~ 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 – 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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