Metaphysical guide of Epidote, Physical properties of Epidote

Epidote

Energy enhancer, Spiritual Growth, Healing.

Epidote will enhance the energy of whatever it touches, including other stones. Epidote increases perception and interaction with spiritual beings, and brings spiritual growth. Epidote is a great stone for releasing negativity and raising one's vibrational energy. It is helpful for those stuck in modes of depression, hopelessness, or other negative thinking pattern. Epidote can inject a sense of hopeful optimism into one's emotional body, helping to bring the mind into a higher vibration. Crystal healers like to work with Epidote for its ability to clear congestion and energy blockages in the physical and subtle bodies. Epidote will help to balance and stabilize the energy flow in the body. Epidote is also used to help dissipate tumors by releasing stagnant energies in the area.

Epidote is an excellent stone for attunement with nature and her healing qualities. It puts forth a simple, calming, grounding, “back to Earth” vibration, which is particularly good for those living in a high energy, city setting.

On a more physical level, Epidote’s ability to increase energy is useful in strengthening the physical body. Epidote facilitates a more complete assimilation of nutrients. Epidote stimulates the immune system, aids in the healing process, and is a great stone to use for physical recovery. Epidote increases personal power, clears the emotional body aura, and even increases memory, making it a helpful when looking for lost object.


Metaphysical guide of Epidote:

Primary Chakras: Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart
Astrological signs: Gemini



Physical protperties of Epidote:

Stone Type/Family: Member of the Epidote family, Silicates Class
Category: Sorocilicates
Chemical formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}[O|OH|SiO4|Si2O7]
Color: Pistachio-green, yellow-green, greenish black
Crystal habit: Prismatic with striations, fibrous, massive
Crystal system: Monoclinic - Prismatic
Twinning: On [100]
Cleavage: good in one direction lengthwise
Fracture: Flat regular to uneven
Mohs scale hardness: 6-7
Luster: Vitreous to resinous
Streak: Greyish white
Diaphaneity: Transparent to nearly opaque
Specific gravity: 3.3 - 3.6
Optical properties: Biaxial (-)
Refractive index: nα = 1.715 - 1.751 nβ = 1.725 - 1.784 nγ = 1.734 - 1.797
Birefringence: δ = 0.019 - 0.046
Pleochroism: Strong
Location: Austria, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Madagascar, Mexico, Norway, South Africa, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: The green color found in Unakite is in fact inclusions of Epidote

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Sources:

Wikipedia - Healingcrystals.com