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EPIDOTE

Overview:Epidote arises from the Greek words epi and donal, owing to one side often being larger than the other. In those who are attuned, this stone enhances perception and personal power, and dispels criticalness, enabling you to look objectively at your strengths and weaknesses. Removing ingrained resistance to spiritual awakening, a powerful catharsis or abreaction of negative energy may be experienced and this is best undertaken with a crystal therapist. Epidote assists you in staying centred no matter the situation and is deal for those who fall into victimhood or martyrdom. It supports the body’s healing processes and helps you to look after yourself.

Epidote usually occurs in high-pressure, low-temperature calcium-bearing metamorphic rocks and as precipitates from magmatic fluids in igneous formations. Epidote is best known among mineral collectors for its unique green color described as "pistachio", which is quite striking in well-colored specimens.

Epidote is the iron-rich end member of a solid solution series with aluminum-rich clinozoisite. Epidote is not commonly cut and polished as a precious stone because the crystals rarely are clear or large enough to facet.

Physical Properties:

Epidote (Pistacite)

Epidote Birthstone

Crystal System
Monoclinic
Chemistry
Ca2 (Al, Fe) Al2O (SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH), Hydrous calcium iron aluminium silicate
Hardness
6-7
Source
USA, Bulgaria, Russia, Austria, France, South Africa, Norway
Chakra
Heart
Number
2

Sign of Epidote:Gemini

Epidote is noted for its ability of enhancing perception and intuition, supplementing personal power, and increasing spirituality and spiritual growth.The epidote is a medicating influence, and may be carried on or about the person to ensure protection against confliciting circumstances. Drastically clears the emotional body aura. Enhances perceptions and helps the nervous system. It soothes the emotional and physical bodies, stills fear, and lessens the frequency of panic and anxiety attacks. Epidote also works to heal intestinal blockages due to nervous disorders affecting the stomach.

Usage:Convalescence, emotional body, self-pity, anxiety, realistic goals, emotional trauma, grief, stamina, nervous and immune systems, dehydration, brain, Thyroid, liver, gall bladder, adrenal glands. As an elixir, it softens the skin.

Legend:The name Epidote is from the Greek ‘Epidosis’ meaning “Addition” or “Increase”. This may refer to the fact that some of the mineral's prism faces in a mass form are longer than others.Epidote is also called as Pistacite owing to its Pista like color.

Occurrence: Austria, Switzerland, France, Finland, Norway, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, Madagascar, Australia, Japan, Korea, China, Mexico, and the United States.