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Crystals Explained - C/D

Chalcedony

Chalcedony is a form of agate which is very supportive. It has a trigonal structure and can come in a variety of colours each of which having slightly differing properties depending upon the minerals within the structure of each colour.


Chalcopyrite

Chalcopyrite is a metallic form of pyrite which has an addition of copper to its structure. It has a soft gold colour almost brassy and exhibits a tetragonal structure. This mineral is less sharp than its sibling Pyrite. This mineral is easier to work with than its brother but still activates the solar plexus region and also the crown chakra. It is not advisable to work with this stone above the heart chakra.


Coboltoan Dolomite

Coboltoan Dolomite often comes from the Congo and has a striking, bright pink colour. This stone energises the heart chakra but should be used for short periods only.


Cacoxonite

Cacoxonite is a very complex mineral which is rarely found by itself but when it is it forms beautiful golden orbs which are formed by radiating golden needles. It is most often found inside quartzes such as amethyst, quartz and citrine. It exhibits a hexagonal structure.

Cacoxonite inspires courage, strength and audacity. This wonderful crystal is a joy to work with and a pleasure to have in your collection.


Chariote

Charoite comes from the region of the Char river in Siberia, Russia. This fascinating stone exhibits a monoclinic structure and has the most wonderful properties. If there ever was a stone for a woman then this is that stone. Charoite encourages all that is great about f

emininity and gives it an honour and a respect. It teaches the user the gift of support, kindness, the strength required to be gentle even when situations are difficult, how to be passive in a beautiful way that ensures the job is done and without conflict.

A truly marvellous stone that helps us understand the greatness of the femine

qualities and how much men can learn from the gifts. Charoite is great in situations of stress or times of difficulties. This stone finds our strength for us and shows us that

often the strongest and most noble course of action is kindness.


Calcite

Calcite is a prolific crystal that forms in so many ways, shapes and forms that immediately tells us a little of its properties and its nature. Calcite forms trigonal structures, but its takes those structures and builds the most beautiful and diverse creations with them. Calcite is a stone of spontaneity and growth. This stone inspires imagination and action and brings joy and laughter into its environment.

There are many varieties each of which has a flavour of its own. Take this crystal, go out and explore the world and yourselves with a new joy and a new vigour.


Copper

Copper is an element which forms in an isometric fashion, which can often be seen like great branches growingout in tree like structures. Its colours are copper and when it tarnishes a myriad of clolours can ensue.

Copper is great for joints and increasing flexibility. Copper helps us feel more content, more satisfied with our lives. Copper gives us peace in our bodies and in our situations. Copper helps to maintain the status quo.


Cordierite

Cordierite is also known as Water Sapphire or Iolite. Cordierite forms in beautiful indigo crystals that exhibit an orthorhombic structure. Iolite is a soothing and deeply investigative stone. Iolite opens the third eye and relaxes and calms the user or wearer. When we are calm and still we can then find it very easy to let go of this reality and allow ourselves to notice more of what supports this reality. Iolite helps us to slow down and offers us the chance to notice what has always been there but we have simply been to busy/located to notice. Cordierite can be used to activate the third eye and in so doing encourages us to use our intuition more freely and easily. This stone is a great friend to those who choose to ask deeper questions.


Covellite

Covellite has an almost metallic appearance until you hold it and it is much lighter than it appears. It has a very beautiful navy blue/purple sheen/iridescence which makes it very

attractive. This stone is excellent for working with the third eye and developing your intuition.


Creedite

Creedite forms in beautiful clusters of crystals which range from white to lilac. This lovely crystal is quite dense and yet its enegy is so light. Creedite opens the Crown and the Third Eye chakras. Creedite brings inspiration, intuition and spontaneous imagination together in a potent little mix.


Chrysocolla

Chrysocolla has a distinctive bright sky blue colour which immediately uplifts. This mineral is sedimentary and exhibits an orthorhombic structure. Chrysocolla clears out the lungs and creates a connection with nature and mother Earth herself. This is a very earthly stone which brings a softness and a respect for all things natural and an old and simple perspective with which to view destructive technologies. Chrysocolla inspires right action as demanded by the heart and not the mind. This stone also inspires the users to voice their own opinions.


Chrysoprase

Chrysoprase is a variety of chalcedony which is very calming, balancing and comforting. This stone assists the user in finding more fulfilling sleep patterns.


Cuprite

Cuprite forms in deep red crystals which exhibit an isometric structure. Cuprite is a form of copper oxide which is very energising. This form of copper brings a dynamism to the user which stimulates new ideas, creativity and enhances the reproductive system through increasing fertility. This crystal has a metallic appearance which shows its true translucent nature when lit well. This stone brings enthusiasm and is great for bringing that first spark into projects.


Cinnabar

Cinnabar is a form of mercury sulphide which comes in deep red to orange colour and exhibits a trigonal structure. This is another dynamic crystal which brings drive and force to the user and also assists in the flow of ideas. Unfortunately, due to the nature of its mercury content it is not an easy stone to work with. Handling this stone must be done very carefully and you must wash your hands after use.

THIS STONE IS NOT SAFE TO USE AS AN ELIXIR. There are many stones and crystals that have similar properties, that can be substituted in its place.


Cavanasite

Cavanasite forms in the most beautiful balls of bright, almost neon, blue which are composed of many needle like crystals. Cavanasite exhibits an orthorhombic structure and is most often found amongst other zeolites in the Pune region of India.

This little gem is excellent for use with the throat chakra and the third eye. This crystal enhances all aspects of a psychic nature including clair-audience,-sentience and voyance. Cavanasite can be placed n the throat and third eye to facilitate a closerrelationship with these energy centres. Over time it can help you to open and close these chakras at will. Those who meditate will know that when we are relaxed and still, we can notice all manner of phenomena through these centres.


Celestite

Celestite forms in colourless to powder blue translucent crystals.

These crystals exhibit an orthorhombic structure and can be found in clusters as well as larger fully formed crystals. Celestite is a wonderful crystal, which cleanses all of our chakras. It operates almost like a cool blue flame that moves upwards from the heart clearing each chakra as it goes working systematically through to the crown. When it has finished that process it then turns in a downward direction and starts to clear the chakras below starting from the solar plexus and continuing its cleansing action through to the root.

Celestite provides a clear channel for energy and inspiration to flow freely up and down the chakra system. This makes it an excellent stone for mediumship and psychic development. In general it can leave us with a feeling of inner peace and calm after the energy has etherically scrubbed our energetic aspects. This in turn will help us to be more healthy on a daily basis.

Celestite is a real friend


Dendritic Agate Dendritic Agate is a form of chalcedony which has black tree like inclusions that seem to grow within the structure. These inclusions are often manganese which add to the properties of the chalcedony. Dendritic Agate is a supportive crystal which also uplifts and opens up our energetic centres. Its is a great crystal to use in meditation or to wear on those days we fancy a little extra lift and inspiration. Dolomite Dolomite is another of those carbonates which form in clear trigonal structures. Dolomite brings peace and calm to situations, it naturally takes the fire out of the situation or user. It is a great stone to work with or wear when we are trying to bring the gentler aspects of our personality to play in our lives. This stones is gentle and playful to work with. Desert Rose Desrt Rose is a form of gypsum which grows in little flower like shapes and has a monoclinic structure. Desert roses are found in Mexico, Spain and Morocco. This happy stone brings good feelings and optimism to any environment or situation. Unlike clear crystalline selenite this desert rose works in a very gentle and passive manner. Danburite Danburite forms in wonderful tabular crystal that range from clear to yellow to pink. This crystal exhibits an orthorhombic structure. Danburite is a truly inspirational crystal which brings and effervescent glow to the user whilst bringing heart felt optimism and a loving self acceptance whilst encouraging a beautiful and healthy self esteem. This crystal can be used on any chakra, where it will clear blockages, enhance energy flow and leave a gentle tinge of pure love behind. Dravite Dravite is a form of tourmaline which comes in a reddy brown colour. These crystals form in a trigonal formation.Dravite works particularly well at bringing balance to the sun centres, including the solar plexus, sacral chakra and the root chakra. Dravite is a very grounding and gently energising crystal. Datolite Datolite forms in crystals that reange from clear to grey to yellow in colour. This crystal exhibits a monoclinic structure and hasa hardness of 5 to 5.5. Datolite brings stability and calm to an environment or user. Diamond Diamond is the most famous of all crystals and comes in a multitude of colours, the most prized of which is clear and flawless. Diamond exhibits an isometric structure and has a hardness of 10, the hardest of all minerals. Diamond is an excellent amplifier which can be used to enhance both the energy of a person or environment. Diamond can also be used to enhance the energy of any of the stone you place with it. When working with diamond it is useful to know that it may take a few weeks or months to become accustomed to its amazing clean and vibrant energy. Diamond can be used on any chakra to energise and cleanse it. This is an amazing stone for those who have the pleasure to work with one. As with all crystals the clarity will affect the speed and vibration. The clearest having the fastest vibration. Diopside Diopside forms in crystals that are often tall and slender and come in a variety of greens from pale to a vibrant deep olive green. Diopside exhibits a monoclinic structure and has a hardness of 5.5 to 6.5. Diopside is very soothing on the heart and facilitates looking through the heart. It brings about a feeling of centering which in turn brings about an enthusiasm. This is a calming stone which gently supports the heart and genuine heartfelt actions and thoughts. Dioptase Dioptase forms in deep emerald green crystals which exhibit a trigonal structure. Dioptase has a hardness of 5 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Dioptase is a remarkably deep and forgiving stone. It has a presence that calls you into it where it comforts you on an emotional level. This stone encourages us to love ourse lves more freely especially the parts that we have found more difficult to integrate. This crystal helps us to see the beauty that is innate in all beings, places and situations and allows us to progress with dignity through love

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