Adamite Healing Properties, Meanings, and Uses
Welcome to the Crystal Encyclopedia minor entry page for Adamite. Here you will learn everything that we have discovered so far about this crystal, including what is Adamite, how they were formed, and its metaphysical properties. We will update this crystal guide as we discover new information.
Quick Overview of Adamite
What is Adamite?
Adamite is an uncommon mineral that is frequently pale or brownish yellow but is also found in rose red, blue, pale greens, and even purple when it is formed in the presence of cobalt. It is named after a famous collector, Gilbert Joseph Adam.
It is found in numerous locations worldwide, including Mexico, southern Africa, in Russia, China, Canada, Greece, and New Zealand. The Cuprian Adamite from Greece is particularly attractive but expensive. Most adamite you will find for sale will be found as small granular crystals on the matrix. The color and size, and attractiveness to the eye are the primary drivers of cost. Most of the Adamite on the market is from the Ojuela mine near Mapimi, Chihuahua, Mexico.
How are they formed?
Adamite occurs as a secondary mineral in the oxidized zone of zinc- and arsenic-bearing hydrothermal mineral deposits. Wikipedia notes, "It occurs in association with smithsonite, hemimorphite, scorodite, olivenite, calcite, quartz and iron, and manganese oxides.” The chemical composition is Zn2(AsO4)(OH) - a Zinc Arsenic Oxide.
What are Adamite's Metaphysical Properties?
Adamite gets its metaphysical properties from its crystalline structure, composite elements, and its color primarily.
If your emotions rule you, Adamite creates emotional equilibrium and will help you to find a calm, centered space around which emotions can rage without affecting your inner serenity. It can help you clearly communicate your needs and attract joy into your life. One of this stone’s biggest draws is its ability to restore an almost childlike sense of wonderment, banishing negativity, disillusion, cynicism, and skepticism. It has a harmonizing effect on the body and fills it with humor and joy.
Chakra Balancing Healing Properties
Adamite helps to unblock and balance the Solar Plexus Chakra. This chakra is the energy distribution center and the chakra of relationships. It is located between the ribcage and navel and controls the immune and digestive systems.
When the Solar Plexus is out of balance, you will feel fearful of displeasing others or yourself. You may also have low self-esteem, digestion issues, and weaker willpower.
However, these stones are special crystals because it connects to the Heart Chakra at the same time. It aligns these two chakras simultaneously, which allows you to understand the feelings of the heart while exposing your own innate desires and wants.
The Heart Chakra is located near the center of the breastbone. It regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. When the Heart Chakra is out of balance, you may feel either controlling or controlled in a relationship and become critical of the little foibles of others. Green crystal energy is used to resolve blockages and to re-balance the Heart Chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.
They also heal and balance the Throat Chakra. The Throat Chakra is the voice of the body, a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras. In balance, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions. When the throat chakra is in balance and open, we can bring our personal truth out into the world. We have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. The energy that springs upward from the lower chakras can continue its path enabling free expression and natural release.
Yellow Adamite brings the power to solidify new interests and new relationships, helping you to see things in a different light. It adds clarity, waking things up, and adding zest, optimism, and meaning to your life and relationships. Light Yellow crystals ensure that new relationships get off to a good start by aiding in the establishment of good communication. They help you focus on the needs of the person or group you are getting to know. Dark Yellow is an excellent aid when decisiveness, precision, or persuasiveness is needed.
Brown Adamite brings a connection with the natural world. It is the color influence of home, hearth, and nature. It helps you relax, reconnect, and regain your composure. It is a grounding stone, promoting security and stability.
Red Adamite brings a self-confidence built on fearlessness. It reflects the color of passion, energy, and life. It motivates. It is a very strong color – the color of fire and blood. Dark Red crystals embody strong, deep feelings, durable energy, and quiet passion. It is a masculine color, particularly useful for increasing devotion and seeing the seriousness of life.
Meditation with Adamite
Adamite is a powerful stone utilizing the power of thought, focus, and concentration, making it ideal for meditation and achieving a “no mind” state of consciousness. It is capable of producing rich visions and insights, as well as strengthening your ability to receive and interpret psychic information.
Meanings in Divination
Adamite is often used in divination to seek out more stability and happiness in your life. It can help you see the right path to take to lead you to strength, balance, and joy.
Adamite for the Goddess
Adamite is used in honoring Annapurna, the Hindu Goddess of Food, Cooking, and Kitchens; Bona Dea, the Roman Earth Goddess of Fertility; Clota, Goddess of the River Clyde; Itzpapaloti, the Aztec Butterfly Goddess; Vac, the Hindu Goddess of the Spoken Word; and Minerva, the Etruscan Goddess of Wisdom.
How to use Adamite?
Adamite is a stone of emotional support, centering, and calmness in the storm. It has some applications as a healing stone for the endocrine system, but primarily this stone is a wonderful support crystal for your emotional well-being.
Because of this use, it must absolutely be kept away from areas of stress, conflict, and discord when you are not using it. It also needs to be cleansed very regularly. It is a soft, sensitive stone, and you must treat it as such.
We suggest you consider keeping it locked away and used in simple meditations and simple “calm in the storm” ceremonies. To clean it, as it will normally be on matrix and you will never be sure what other minerals are included, it is best not to use water to cleanse it. You should probably use the West wind and a flower for best results.
According to the Cleansing Crystals Guide, “The process is one of using the cleansing power of the wind and the strong beauty of a blooming flower. Place your crystal just downwind from a beautiful flower. Allow the wind to blow over the flower and then over your crystal. The West Wind should brush through the flower petals before it reaches your crystal.”
The Cleansing Crystals guide has many more methods to consider and should be consulted to get the best from your Adamite.
There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. Finally, many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.
In this section, you will find information on all three approaches.
Adamite is not a traditional birthstone.
Yellow Adamite is the natural birthstone of those born at the beginning of summer (June 21 – July 21).
Adamite is also associated with the zodiac sign Pisces (February 19 – March 20). If you were born during either of these times, Adamite crystals might help bring you deeper and more pronounced enlightenment, optimism, warmth, and clarity.
Meaning in Talismans and Amulets
Adamite is an Enhancer Brightener Crystal. Enhancers are minerals and crystals that form in the Isometric crystal system. They have internal crystal lattices of perfect cubic symmetry and internal harmony. These are the “building block” crystals. Their internal structure of blocks builds up perfect crystal lattices that can help you focus your efforts to enhance your life. Brighteners have a specific use in helping us see the best life has to offer. The Brighteners are good for our disposition. They add color and zest to life and give it meaning.
Using Adamite in Feng Shui
Adamite has subdued Fire energy, generally used in the center of a home or room to bring cheerfulness, light, and energy to the entire space. This particular color represents the middle of the year, the middle of space, the sun, and light energy. Use Adamite in the center of a space to energize and vitalize it.
More Crystal Information
What is Adamite?
Adamite is a secondary mineral formed of Zinc, Arsenic and Oxygen.
Where is Adamite found?
Most of the Adamite currently on the market is from the Ojuela mine near Mapimi, Chihuahua, Mexico, but it is found in many countries worldwide.
How is Adamite formed?
It is formed in areas of hydrothermal activity.
Can Adamite go in water?
Generally no. It is often on matrix, and the composition of that matrix is unknown.
Can Adamite be left in the sun?
Yes, it is not affected by sunlight.
How hard is Adamite?
They are fairly soft, about 3-4 on the Moh’s hardness scale, so it is easily damaged.
How to use Adamite?
This is a stone of repose, calmness in times of stress, and finding emotional balance. Use it in meditations when you have been exposed to harshness, stress, and emotional challenges.
What do Adamite stones look like?
It is usually a yellow or green collection of small crystals clinging to a larger matrix rock, but the appearance can vary slightly.
What healing properties does Adamite have?
It is useful for meditation and has a calming energy to help you recover from stress and discord.
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Hank Mason is the founder and chief author of Crystal Vaults. He is a retired USAF rescue helicopter pilot and a GIA Graduate Gemologist. Hank is also the author of The Seven Secrets of Crystal Talismans and Crystal Grids, How to Combine and Focus Crystal Energies to Enhance Your Life.
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