unakite Mar 27, 2007 23:22:27 GMT -5
Post by tanath on Mar 27, 2007 23:22:27 GMT -5
Suggested Chakra: Heart
Color: Pink & Green
Sooths emotions, enhances self-respect and mends broken hearts
Folklore & Uses:
- When a relationship goes wrong we have a tendency to blame our selves and can even question our judgment. Unakite can sooth our loss and help us to get back to being open to love again. Combined with Snowflake Obsidian you can undo the damage another may have put on your psyche. Can be used as a mojo or in an elixir
- UNAKITE- Healing of the soul. Guide to transformation and Higher Self.
- Unakite - It acts to balance the emotional body, bringing it into alignment with the higher forces of spirituality. It can be used to help one go beneath the physical symptoms of disease and to allow for the determination of the root cause underlying the condition; the cause becoming apparent in the cases of the physical, mental, emotional & spiritual planes of existence. It can be used in the treatment of the reproductive system, and to stimulate healthy pregnancies while facilitating the health of the unborn.
by Stephanie Pflumm ©Copyright 2006
Splashes of soft peach against a fresh green colored background makes Unakite
a much beloved gemstone. This magical stone is the result of a three way
merger, Granite, Feldspar and Epidote.
Deep in the Unaka Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina, Peach Feldspar (a
sister to Moonstone) formed in Quartz rich Granite while green Epidote
precipitated out of nearby magma flows. This marriage of elements gave birth
to a beautifully balanced gemstone.
Unakite does not crystallize. It is found in masses, much like Chalcedonys
are. Some deposits are found in Zimbabwe and Switzerland, but the gemstone is
named for it's North American home, the Unaka Mountains. Occasionally the gem
is listed as Epidotized Granite or Grandodiorite.
Pebbles and boulders of Unakite have been found in Glacial drifts around the
Great Lakes, especially near Lake Michigan.
There appears to be no early written history on Unakite. It was only
discovered in the last century and many of my mineral reference books don't
even include information on the gemstone. Given its hardness and abundance in
areas inhabited by native cultures I was sure there would at least be
archeological evidence of its use. I can only assume that if the gem was used
in ceremony or for utilitarian purposes, it was called by a different name
that is lost to most of the literature available today.
This lack of historical perspective has not inhibited Unakite's growth as a
spiritual and healing tool.
You will find the gemstone most beneficial at creating a more spiritual daily
life. When you are with your group, meditation circle, coven, in ritual or at
church it is not difficult to feel the love of Mother and Father, to feel the
power of Spirit within you. It is everyday, at the office, in line at the
supermarket, stuck in a traffic jam, arguing with your teens about the party
on Saturday night that you can feel unconnected and unloved. Unakite helps you
feel Spirit's power, know the Universe's love for you in those mundane moments
that seem to do the most damage to our spiritual lives.
Carrying the gemstone as a companion stone will help you to maintain a balance
between your spiritual and physical lives. Allowing them to join forces in
assisting you to create the life you need.
Unakite is excellent at removing obstacles to your personal growth. Whether it
is an issue from childhood or last month's divorce that is draining your
energy and holding you back. Meditations with this gemstone will aid in
releasing pain and anger that you are having trouble letting go of.
You can use Unakite to build your self-confidence. It strengthens your
courage, assisting you in taking control of the aspects of your life that you
can yield power over. Giving you confidence to transform anger and fear into
positive constructive energies. Like love and compassion for yourself.
Healers believe that Unakite's ability to unleash buried emotional pain also
aids in the body's healing process. Since many illness begin as an unhealed
trauma to our psyche, letting go of emotions your were clutching aids the
body's tissue in relaxing on a cellular level. This promotes healthier organs,
muscles and soft tissue.
Unakite is recommended for a safe pregnancy (as is Moonstone) and the healthy
growth of the infant while in its mother's womb. The gemstone may also be
helpful in achieving targeted weight gain to specific areas of the body.
Please feel free to share your experiences with Unakite, I feel there is so
much still to learn about this gemstone. Send your information to
stephanie@ozarkrock exchange. com
tanath said:Unakite Unakite consists of mainly pink feldspar, green epidote and quartz. It can be used to enhance visions on the ethereal plane. It brings ones consciousness to the present and acts to balance the emotional body, bringing it into alignment with the higher forces of spirituality. It can be used to help one get at the root of a problem and to release the events hat started the difficulty.
tanath said:Unikite - balances the emotional body, align with spirituality