Wednesday, May 18, 2011

charoite- needs amending

Lavender to dark purple with light color inclusionsCharoite is a rare mineral, discovered in 1978 and named for the Chara River in Russia. The Mongols used the stone to make jewelry and other items, and on feast days they would boil the stone to make tea. This tea was used to protect tribal members from evil. The charoite stone is often confused with the fairly similar sugilite, although it is the charoite's characteristic light colored inclusions that are the main difference between the two stones. It has the appearance of purple marble. Charoite is a stone of transformation. It can turn negative energy into positive by releasing the negative feelings and emotions. It encourages creativity and allows one to look for new solutions to old issues. It enhances courage and strength, and can be used in past life regression as well as prophesy. Its healing properties include regulation of blood pressure, inducing, healing deep sleep, and can help with nervous fears.
Found only in Russia along the Chara River.

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