Properties: Prehnite is considered the stone for dreaming and remembering and for alleviating nightmares. It is a wonderful stone, which brings calmness and balance to the Heart Chakra (green) and therefore is a perfect stone for meditation. The more white the stone is, the more it works on the higher Chakra. It is stone that is also used to enhance our Aura, by creating a strong field of energy around us. It multiplies and increases energy and strengthens our protective fields. Due to its mineral make up, Prehnite is a wonderful stone for divination. It enhances the ability to make contact with unseen entities, increases our ability for prophesy and allows for inner knowing. This powerful stone increases accuracy with predictions.

Folk Remedies: Prehnite is often used in healing remedies such as crystal elixirs or solarized water, in meditation or laying of stones in a web around you. For reiki grids, this stone brings calm and peacefulness to any room, in which a grid is created. They are used to strengthen the aura and balance chakra energies. Because of this peace, this stone is often used for those with hyperactivity, which needs calming or centering. Because of its effect on the Heart Chakra, it works well on the thymus gland, helps alleviates deep fears, phobias and nightmares.

Feng Shui: Prehnite is a fantastic stone used in Feng Shui as it allows us to”let go” of things we hoard in our lives. This is a great decluttering stone, which can be used anywhere that balance or cleansing is needed. Use prehnite in the Center area for grounding, balance, good health, spirituality and protection.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 3 and method 5 – 7

History: Pehnite (Ca2Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)2) is in the silicate family and is a phyllo-silicate of calcium and aluminum. Named after its discoverer, Colonel Hendrik von Prehn, it was found in a cavity of igneous rocks. Prehnite is soft stone with an unbalanced fracture ratio and a soft, pearly luster. Its hardness is 6-6.5 Ranging from colors of white, green to a light green-yellow, this stone is often mistaken for jadeite. Large amounts of deposits of prehnite occur in the basalt tables around the Wave Hill Station in the central Northern Territory, of Australia. It has also been located in the Jeffrey Mine in Asbestos, Quebec, Canada and the Kalahari Manganese Fields in South Africa.

Soothing Heart, Calming Spirit

Prehnite is effective for emotional healing and is especially helpful when placed on the Heart Chakra for balancing. It helps to balance the energy of the heart, and is one of the best stones to wear or carry during stressful periods.

Prehnite is often referred to as the stone of inner-light. This means not only that it is considered by many to be good for helping when our spirit is unsettled, (which reflects as nightmares, anxiety and restlessness) but helps calm the mind, as well. This soothing stone can helps us to alleviate bad dreams.

Prehnite is considered a  “divining stone”.


Angels: Raphael
Associated Crystal: silicate family
BirthstoneAugust (non-traditional)
Chakra: Heart Chakra
Flowers: Begonias, clover, cypress, gladiolias, moss, peppermint, thyme
Oils: Basil, Cypress, Patchouli, Sage, Thyme
Gods/Goddesses: St. Brigid, Cupra, Dana, Gaia, Juventas, Kuan-Yin, Tara
Sabbat: OstaraLitha
Tarot: The Empress, The Hermit

Prehnite 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 Prehnite

~ 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 – 3 and method 5 – 7

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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