Gemstone of the Day for September 25th is Flint

Gemstone of the Day


(Color: Dark brown to black siliceous nodules, usually found in chalk)

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 indigestion.

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.

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Gemstone of the Day for July 3rd is Rhodolite

Gemstone of the Day


The name rhodolite comes from the Greek word, “rhodon”, meaning rose.

Hardness: 7 – 7.5               
Specific Gravity: 3.4 – 4.3            
Chemistry: (Mg,Fe)3Al2(SiO4)3
Class: Isometric                  
Crystallography:  rhombic dodecahedra or cubic                      
Cleavage: none
Fracture: conchoidal                            
Streak: white                          
Luster: Vitreous           

Healing: Rhodolite is used for all sorts of speech and hearing problems and is used to sooth fears and nightmares. It used it for many different lung conditions, such as emphysema and asthma. Rhodolite calms the nervous system, and is an excellent stone for emotional support. It has the ability to ease stress and reduce anxiety. Rhodolite is useful for over-coming the experience of sexual abuse.

Magical Workings: Rhodolite offers protection for travelers against any misfortune.
Rhodolite is known to connect and align the astral and etheric bodies. It will assist in the illumination of intuition and help to open and initiate the Kundalini energy force.

Chakra Applications: Rhodolite has a positive effect on all of the chakras, cleansing the negativity from each one. It is primarily associated with the Heart chakra. Rhodolite is used to combine the energies of the Base , Heart and Crown chakras which in turn enhances physical, emotional and spiritual support.

Foot Notes: Rhodolite is a varietal name for rose-pink to red mineral pyrope, a species in the garnet group. Chemically, rhodolite is an iron-magnesium-aluminium silicate.
Rough treatment can scratch rhodolites, sudden or extreme temperature changes can also cause this type of stone to fracture. Warm soapy water is always a safe cleaning method.
The Rhodolite Garnet is the birthstone of January.
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Gemstone of the Day for June 30 is Moonstone

Gemstone of the Day


(Color: off-white or gray or pale shades of green, yellow or brown)

Hardness: 6                            
Specific Gravity: 2.57                        
Chemistry: Na(90-70%) Ca(10-30%) (Al, Si)AlSi2 O8, Sodium calcium aluminum silicate       
Class: Silicates            
Crystallography:  triclinic; bar 1           
Cleavage:  perfect in one and good in another direction                   
Fracture: conchoidal                            
Streak: white                               
Luster: vitreous to dull

Healing: Moonstone is used to draw love, hope and protection. And to promote unselfishness. Moonstone is used in healing ailments of the stomach and lymph glands, aids with female problems and helps to relieve stress. It is used to ease pregnancy and childbirth. It is also used in the treatment of circulatory disorders.

Workings: Use moonstone to strengthen intuition and psychic perception and to bring a connection of balance and harmony with Spirit. In India, Moonstone is known as a “dream stone”, as it is supposed to bring about clear and beautiful dreams. During the waning of the moon the stone aids in prophesy. It is also known as a stone of fertility. It is said to have the power to grant dreams. Wear Moonstone for protection while traveling on water. Use Moonstone as a talisman of Good Fortune. Its element is Water, its energy is receptive and its associated planet is the Moon. Its astrological signs are Cancer, Libra and Scorpio. It vibrates to the number 4.

Chakra Applications: Use Moonstone to cleanse the Chakras of negative energy. Use it to activate the Heart Chakra.

Foot Notes: Moonstone is a semi-translucent stone that is made of albite and orthoclase feldspar.
Author: Crick

Crystal of the Day for June 22nd is Lazulite

Crystal of the Day


(Color: dark azure-blue to a bright indigo blue)

Hardness: 5.5 – 6
Specific Gravity: 3.1
Chemistry: (Mg, Fe)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2, Magnesium Iron Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide
Class: Phosphates
Crystallography: Monoclinic; 2/m
Cleavage: distinct in one direction
Fracture: uneven
Streak: pale blue to white
Luster: vitreous to dull

Healing: Lazulite is used for treating disorders of the thyroid, lymph glands, pituitary and the liver. Lazulite is used to overcome compulsive behavior patterns.

Workings: Lazulite is often used as a “worry” stone. It is an excellent grounding stone and is used for meditation. Astrological signs are Sagittarius and Gemini. It vibrates to the number7.

Chakra Applications: Use Lazulite to balance the Brow Chakra.

Foot Notes: Lazulite is a blue, phosphate-based mineral containing magnesium, iron, and aluminium phosphate. Its name comes from the arabic for heaven.



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Website: The Whispering Woods

Gemstone of the Day for June 14th is Raspite

Gemstone of the Day


Named for Charles Rasp (1846-1907), German-Australian prospector, discoverer
of the Broken Hill ore deposit.

Hardness: 2.5 – 3                
Specific Gravity: 8.4                         
Chemistry: PbWO4
Class: Anhydrous Molybdates and Tungstates (Sheelite group)                 Crystallography: Monoclinic – Prismatic                    
Cleavage: perfect               
Fracture: conchoidal                    
Streak: yellow white                    
Luster: Adamantine

Healing: Raspite is used to heal sprains and strains and to ease pain from bruises.

Magical Workings: Raspite is used for inner reflection and to discourage dishonesty within oneself. Raspite is assocaited with the astrological sign of Capricorn and vibrates to the number 7.

Chakra Applications: No known applications.

Foot Notes: Raspite is a rare secondary mineral occurring in the oxidized zones of tungsten-bearing hydrothermal base metal deposits. It was discovered in 1897 CE at Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.
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