Gemstone of the Day for June 9th is Flint

Gemstone of the Day

Flint

Hardness: 7
Specific Gravity: 2.65
Chemistry: SiO2 silicon oxide
Class: Silicates
Crystallography: none
Cleavage: None
Fracture: Conchoidal
Streak: colorless or greenish
Luster: Waxy, dull

Healing: Useful when severing emotional ties. Used in the treatment of kidney stones, skin lesions, lung disorders and indegestion.

Workings: Flint is also known as Elf Shot, Thunderstone and Faery Shot. It is used to keep faeries away. Flint is also used as a protection amulet. Its energy is projective. It is ruled by the planet Mars and its element is Fire. Use in protection and healing spells. Astrological sign is Scorpio. Vibrates to the number 7.

Chakra Applications: Use in connection with the Third Eye Chakra, especially during thought transfers.

Foot Notes: Flint is a granular cryptocrystalline variety of quartz, typically dark in color. It is a form of silica more opaque than chalcedony Flint is found in many localities throughout the world. Flint and chert nodules occur typically in limestone and chalk.

Author: Crick
Website: The Whispering Woods