Muscovite

Properties: Muscovite (MOP): Also known as (MICA) – This crystal appears in sheet-like layers, scales, masses and tabular crystal. It is the “reflection stone”. It allows one to reflect on their past and present situations and gives one the opportunity to both acknowledge and eliminate any traits one wishes to detach from.

Mica provides for clarity in visions and self-reflection. Often found as inclusions in granite, it represents the Crown Chakra and Transpersonal Chakra above the head. Mica has a reputation for helping with peaceful sleep, due to its reflective nature. It allows the user peace of mind, especially during trauma or emotional shock. This stone helps one let go of attachments and become more of your own person, therefore, improving ones self-work and resilience to difficult situations.

Star Mica crystals (yellow muscovite) were often enamored by the Celts. They thought the stone represented the Star Fairy or “fae of the twilight”. It also represents the “spirit of the stars”. A very glistening and etheric yellow, clear to white sparkling Mica, it was thought to be “stardust” and was used to represent the twinkling stars. It is a crystal that reflects light as the light touches it. It is a wonderful crystal for increasing optimism, self-confidence and spontaneous ways. This crystal helps dissolve the veil of separation and allows us to see that we are all inter-connected.

Folk Remedies: It was often used during fasting times to help reduce hunger, provide energy and relieve dehydration. Thought to bring sparkle to the eyes, sheen to the hair, as well as, help in situations of insomnia and excessive sleep, as with mononucleosis.

Feng Shui: Use this stone in the center of your home for balanced health and well-being. It can also be used in the Southeast corner of your home or office for Prosperity.

Crystal Cleansing: If this stone changes color, it needs to be cleansed. Massage the stone vigorously under running water. Use method 1 and method 6 and method 8, but for only up to one hour in the sun.

History: Muscovite (KAl2(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2, is the most common mica, found in granites, pegmatites, gneisses and schists and as a contact metamorphic rock or as a secondary mineral resulting from the alteration of topaz, feldspar, kyanite, etc. In pegmatites, it is often found in immense sheets that are commercially valuable. Muscovite is in demand for the manufacture of fireproofing and insulating materials and to some extent as a lubricant.

Muscovite comes from the local Muscovy (Russia) where in ancient times it was used as glass in buildings. Biotite: is named after J.B. Biot, a French astronomer, physicist and mathematician. Phlogopite: comes from the Greek “phlogopos”, meaning “firey-look” from its reddish-brown color. Lepidolite: comes from the Greek “lepidos”, meaning “scale”, alluding to the scaly conglomerates in which it often forms . Phlogopite and Biotite both dissolve in sulfuric acid. Lepidolite give a RED flame test. Fuchsite: is a variety of muscovite that contains traces of chromium and is colored green. There have been some large finds in Minas Gerais, Brazil, but much of it is miss-labeled as “Fuschite”. Common rock forming minerals (all except lepidolite), and can be found in metamorphic rocks, pegmatites, and veins.

With Peace and Stars

Enamored by the Celts, these crystals were thought to represented the Star Fairy or “fae of the twilight”. It also represents the “spirit of the stars”.

A very glistening and etheric yellow, clear to white sparkling Mica, it was thought to be “stardust” and was used to represent the twinkling stars. It is a crystal that reflects light as the light touches it. It is a wonderful crystal for increasing optimism, self-confidence and spontaneous ways.

This crystal helps dissolve the veil of separation and allows us to see that we are all inter-connected.

Associations

Angels: Guardian Angel
Associated Crystal: mica family
Birthstone: July/August
Color: multi-color
Chakra: Crown Chakra, Transpersonal Chakra
Element: Air
Flowers: yellow tulips, helios, hydrangea, starbursts, astris
Gods/Goddesses: Buddha, Dionysus, Bacchus, Diana, Artemis
Planet: Sun
Zodiac: Leo
Sabbat: Imbolc, Ostara
Tarot: Temperance, The Star

Self-Reflection Meditation

Star Mica clusters work on a group consciousness.  This stone can be placed in front of a meditation class or yoga class and used as a purposeful stone for self-awareness and for attuning with the Universal energies around the room and from above.

It is a great stone for bringing about change, self-reflection and peace.

Consider meditating with this stone for greater self-assuredness improving overall wellness and balance.

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Cleansing & Charging Muscovite

~ 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: If this stone changes color, it needs to be cleansed. Massage the stone under running water. Use method 1 and method 6 and method 8, but for only up to one hour in the sun. Star mica or flaky stones should be handled with care.

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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