Metaphysical & Physical Guide to our Stones

Discover the Gemstone Meanings of our Stones from Madagascar, including the Madagascar Metaphysics, and our Physical Gemstone Properties.

Girasol Opal
Scientific Properties:
Variety of: Quartz , SiO2 , Silicon Dioxide.
Uses: Ornamental stone.
Color: various shades of white, usually milky.
Index Of Refraction: 1.544-1.553
Birefringence: 0.009
Hardness: 7
Cleavage: none
Crystal System: trigonal

Metaphysical guide:
Girasol is a stone of gentle but powerful energy and can enhance and mirror feelings. This makes it excellent for visualization, imagination, lucid dreaming, and channeling. Girasol enhances communication skills allowing you to freely speak your thoughts that you've been holding back. Girasol encourages and enhances creativity promoting joy and happiness.
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Hematite

Scientific Properties:
Color: Steel Gray, Metalic Gray, Black, Rusty Red
Rarity: Very Common
Fun Fact: In ages past Hematite was used as a mirror.
Category Oxide mineral
Chemical formula iron(III) oxide, Fe2O3,  α-Fe2O3
Identification
Crystal habit Tabular to thick crystals
Crystal system Trigonal - hexagonal scalenohedral
Cleavage None
Fracture Uneven to sub-conchoidal

Metaphysical guide:
Grounding, Balancing, Detoxifying
Primary Chakras: ALL especially Root and Solar
Plexus Astrological signs: Aries, Aquarius
Primary Chakra: ALL especially Root and Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Aries, Aquarius
Vibration: Number 9...

Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations.
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Labradorite

Scientific Properties:
Stone Type/Family: A member of the Feldspar family, Silicates Class
Category: feldspar, tectosilicate
Crystal System: Triclinic
Cleavage: three directions
Hardness: 6-6.5
Color: Gray, Green Gray, Black with colorful shillers most often in golds, greens, blues and violets
Metaphysical guide:
Strength, Transformation, Intuition
Primary Chakras: Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye, Crown
Astrological signs: Sagittarius, Scorpio, Leo

Highly mystical, Labradorite heightens intuition and enhances psychic abilities, making it great for working with the Third Eye Chakra. Intuition and intellect are balanced by Labradorite, illusions are dispelled and true intentions are seen more easily with its use.
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Optical Calcite (Iceland Spar)

Scientific Properties:
Stone Type/Family: A member of the Calcite family, Carbonates Class
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Chemical Composition: (CaCO3) Calcium Carbonate
Hardness: 2.5-3
Color: Clear, Colorless
Location: Brazil, Iceland, Madagascar, Mexico, USA and other occurrences worldwide.
Rarity: Very Common
Metaphysical guide:
Clarity, Clearing, Energy Shifts
Primary Chakra: All
Astrological sign(s): Cancer
Vibration: Number 3
Also called Iceland Spar, Optical Calcite works to clear and activate all of the chakras, improving the flow of energy throughout the subtle bodies. Meditation with Optical Calcite can help to improve one's perception of the physical world and of the self, creating a shift in those who experience predominantly negative emotions.
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Orange Calcite

Scientific Properties:
Stone Type/Family: A member of the Calcite family, Carbonates Class
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Chemical Composition: (CaCO3) Calcium Carbonate
Hardness: 2.5-3
Color: Varying shades of Orange
Location: Africa, Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Romania, UK, USA
Rarity: Very Common
Metaphysical guide:
Creativity, Joy, Energizing
Primary Chakras: Root, Sacral
Astrological sign(s): Cancer
Vibration: Number: 5

Orange Calcite helps integrate the spiritual realm with the physical body, enhances creativity, and is helpful when working with emotional issues. Use Orange Calcite to energize and cleanse the lower chakras.

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Orbicular Jasper, Sea Jasper

Scientific Properties:
Stone Type/Family: Member of the Chalcedony Clan, Quartz family, Silicates Class
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with inclusions (iron hydrates)
Hardness: 7
Location: Madagascar, Mexico, South America, USA
Rarity: Common
Metaphysical guide:
Protection, Harmony, Journeying Primary Chakras: Root, Heart, Crown Astrological signs: Scorpio, Virgo.

Orbicular Jasper or Sea Jasper (also called Jaguar Stone) is a great stone to utilize when connecting/communicating with the Animal Kingdom, in both the physical and spiritual planes.
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