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STAUROLITE

Overview:

A talisman for good luck, Staurolite derives from the Greek word meaning stauros, meaning "cross". Known as the Fairy Cross, it was said to form tears the fairies shed at Christ’s death, and equal armed crosses depict interpenetration of the spiritual and physical worlds. Giving access to ancient wisdom of the Middle East, Staurolite links to devas and elemental spirits and is excellent for those who garden or till the soul.

Staurolite strengthens rituals and is useful in white magic. This stone connects the physical, etheric and spiritual planes, promoting communication between them. Assisting in recognizing hidden reasons behind addiction to nicotine, it provides grounding for airy people who use nicotine to anchor to earth.

Staurolite is a common metamorphic mineral that is useful to geologists to determine the degree of metamorphism. Staurolite is famous for its twinned crystals that form into the shape of a cross. Its name comes from the Greek for cross. Because of its cruciform shape, staurolite is said to bring luck and protect us from harm of all kinds.

Physical Properties:

Staurolite

Staurolite Birthstone

Crystal System
Monoclinic
Chemistry
Fe2Al19Si4O22 (OH) 2, Ferrous aluminium
Hardness
7-7.5
Source
USA, Russia, France, Australia, Switzerland, Scotland, Namibia, Middle East
Number
5

Well-formed staurolite crystals are commonly twinned, crossing at at 60° or 90° angles, that are called fairy stones or fairy crosses.Taurolite is fairly hard, measuring 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale, and is used as an abrasive mineral in sandblasting.Staurolite is a regional metamorphic mineral of intermediate to high grade. It occurs with almandine garnet, micas, kyanite; as well as albite, biotite, and sillimanite in gneiss and schist of regional metamorphic rocks.

Usage:Stopping smoking, addictions, stress, depression, overwork, scattered energy, cellular disorders, growths, assimilation of carbohydrates, depression, Fever.

Legend:Staurolite is one of the index minerals that are used to estimate the temperature, depth, and pressure at which a rock undergoes metamorphism.

Occurrence: It is the official state mineral of the U.S. state of Georgia and is also to be found in the Lepontine Alps in Switzerland. Large, clean staurolite specimens are found near Taos, New Mexico.