ZOISITE MINERAL

Overview:Named after Baron S.Zois van Edelstein, Zoisite is excellent for transmuting negative energies into positive ones. It assists in manifesting your own truth rather than being influenced by others or trying to conform to the norm, and transform destructive urges into constructive ones. This stone brings to the surface repressed feelings and emotions so that they can be expressed, and refocuses the mind. It encourages recovery from serve illnesses or stress.

Zoisite occurs in many varieties, probably the most desired being tanzanite, an assortment coloured sapphire blue by the existence of vanadium. Tanzanite crystals have distinct pleochriosm, showing either purple, blue or slate grey with respect to the angle they're viewed from.

An enormous number of zoisite, containing rubies and occasionally dark horn-blende inclusions, might be polished, carved, or tumbled to create ornaments or a stylish decorative stone. Some heating of zoisite varieties may enhance their colour.

Physical Properties:

Zoisite

Zoisite Birthstone

Crystal System
Orthorhombic
Chemistry
Ca2Al3Si3O12(OH), Hydrous calcium aluminium silica
Hardness
6-6.5
Source
Austria, Tanzania, India, Madagascar, Russia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Kenya, Italy, Switzerland
Number
4

Sign of Zoisite:Gemini

Wearing Zoisite can work like a mantra, gently calling you back to what you really want to be doing. Strengthens heart, energy, adrenals and reproductive Chakra. It relieves lethargy and boosts physical energy. It offers stamina to the mental processes, facilitating advancements of the wearer's goals. Stimulates the mind and powerfully amplifying both mental and psychic talents.

Usage:Lethargy, detoxification, neutralizing over-acidification, reducing inflammation, immune system, cell regeneration, heart, spleen, pancreas, lungs, fertility, ovaries, testicles.

Legend:Zoisite has been known for nearly two centuries as as a sometimes ornamental stone of limited distribution. Zoisite was first known as saualpite, after its type locality.

Occurrence: Notable occurences include Tanga, Tanzania; Ducktown, Tennessee, USA; Switzerland, India and Austria.