Gemstone of the Day
Biotite was n amed in 1847 CE after the French physicist, Jean Baptiste Biot(1774 – 1862), who studied the optical properties of the micas.
Hardness: 5 -6
Specific Gravity: 3.2 – 3.5
Chemistry: K (Fe, Mg)3 AlSi3 O10 (F, OH)2, Potassium iron magnesium aluminum silicate hydroxide fluoride
Crystallography: Monoclinic; 2/m
Cleavage: perfect in one direction
Healing: Biotite is used in diagnosing disorders associated with disorganized cellular patterns. It can also be used in the treatment of the eyes, to release and shrink growths, and to regulate the secretion of bile. It is helpful in the treatment of stress related disorders such as insomnia, depression, and melancholy.
Workings: Biotite is said to enhance one’s perception, allowing one to more clearly understand what is really happening in any situation.
Biotite is associated with the astrological sign of Scorpio and vibrates to the number 8.
Chakra Applications: Biotite increases the visions of theThird Eye chakra. It also opens the Crown chakra. They are particularly relaxing when placed on the navel chakra and the third eye.
Foot Notes: Biotite belongs to the mica group. It is a ferro-magnesian mineral that is black and shiny with basal cleavage. Biotite is a sheet silicate. Biotite is a common rock forming mineral, being present in some amount, in most igneous and both regional and contact metamorphic rocks.
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