Gemstone of the Day
The name spinel is derived from the Greek “spinther”, which means sparkling.
Specific Gravity: 3.5 – 4.1
Chemistry: MgAl2O4 Magnesium Aluminum Oxide
Crystallography: Isometric; 4/m bar 3 2/m
Healing: In general, Spinel is used to treat issues with joints, muscles and bones. Red, Blue and Green spinel is used to alleviate stress and to treat depression. Black Spinel is used to get to the source of ones dis-ease.
Magical Workings: In general, Spinel is a stone that can bring high energy to all efforts and all realms. Spinel is used to attract money, wealth and prosperity. It is also said to be a “Stone of Immortality”. It is said to help improve physical appearance, and help improve physical vitality.
Black Spinel is considered to be one of the top three protection stones. the other two are Blue Amber and Gel Sugilite. It is also helpful for those with issues of rage.
Blue Spinel is used to soothe and calm, bringing peace and transcendence.
Red Spinel is used to energize and strengthen.
Green Spinel facilitates healing, communication and wisdom.
Orange Spinel is used to inspire optimism.
Violet Spinel is used to enhance communication between the generations and to avoid being victimized.
Brown Spinel helps to dispel negative energies, atachments or entities from one’s Etheric body. It also reflects negative energy back to it’s original source.
Depending on its color, Spinel is associated with the astrological signs of:
Red – Scorpio and vibrates to the number of 3
Blue – Gemini and vibrates to the number of 7
Brown – Cancer and vibrates to the number of 3
Black – Taurus and vibrates to the number of 5
Colorless – Sagittarius and vibrates to the number of 7
Green – Libra and vibrates to the number of 7
Orange – Aries and vibrates to the number of 9
Dark Blue – Sagittarius and vibrates to the number of 5
Violet – Virgo and vibrates to the number of 5
Yellow – Leo and vibrates to the number of 5
Chakra Applications: All spinel colors are used to raise the Kundalini energy.
Red spinel is most effective on the Root and Heart chakras.
Blue spinel is effective on the Third Eye chaka.
Brown Spinel connects to the Earth Star chakra, and allows one to be protected and grounded.
Black Spinel is effective with the Root, Spleen and Solar Plexus chakras.
Colorless spinel is used to re-energize one’s energetic fields as well as the whole chakra system.
Green spinel connects to the Heart chakra, it helps with emotional issues allowing one to feel love, compassion and forgiveness for oneself and others.
Orange spinel connects to the Sacral chakra stimulating sexual and creative energies.
Violet is effective on the Crown chakra.
Yellow spinel connects to the Solar Plexus chakra and helps one remain focused mentally, and aids in manifesting abundance on all levels.
Foot Notes: Spinel and ruby are chemically similar. Spinel is magnesium aluminum oxide and ruby is aluminum oxide.The Black Prince’s Ruby (Prince Edward’s) set in the British Imperial State Crown is actually a spinel. The Spinel Group contains over twenty members, but only a few are considered common. These are;
Chromite (Iron Chromium Oxide)
Franklinite (Zinc Iron Manganese Oxide)
Gahnite (Zinc Aluminum Oxide)
Magnesiochromite (Magnesium Chromium Oxide)
Magnetite (Iron Oxide)
Minium (Lead Oxide)
Spinel (Magnesium Aluminum Oxide)
The red color of spinel is dependent in large on the amount of iron content.
In the middle ages it was believed that if you touched with this gem the four corners of a house, orchard, or vineyard, they would be protected from lightning.
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