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The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties,
Legendary Uses and Meaning
The Chrysanthemum Stone, or “Flower Stone,” is a beautiful and unexpected gift from Mother Earth, a symbol of optimism and joy, named for its near perfect representation of this cheerful flower. The contrast of the white to silver-gray flowers against a solid black matrix makes this stone appealing as much for its aesthetic beauty as its ability to provide a calm, reflective energy that invites one to savor each moment before it has passed. The Chrysanthemum Stone is known for integrating change and harmony, and lending the knowledge of how the two work together to help one “bloom” and progress on the path to the perfect Self. It ameliorates negative mindsets and strengthens one’s character, while enhancing compatibility with others and the renewal of relationships. [Melody, 202][Hall, 109]
Chrysanthemum Stone was formed from geological changes in the Permian age of the Paleozoic era, 248 to 290 million years ago, from high temperatures and the compression of thick layers of organic-rich mud at the bottom of the sea. As strontium sulphate (Celestite) and calcium carbonate (Calcite) oozed into the mix, continued pressure and deposition allowed spectacular radial lath-like crystals to form that remained as flower patterns. These “flower” crystals consist of Celestite, Calcite, Feldspar or Andalusite, while the black, or sometimes brown, base rock of Chrysanthemum Stone is comprised of Dolomite, Gypsum clay, Limestone or Porphyry. The stone may naturally expose the flower, though marketed specimens are often highlighted by selective painting of the black matrix with a dye to accentuate the pattern, or it may be carved away or sandblasted for emphasis. The host stone may then be smoothed or polished to give it a more finished look. None of these processes affect the metaphysical properties within the stone. [www.crystalcaves.com/au][Melody, 201][Simmons, 110][www.mindat.org][www.hgms.org]
Called the “Stone of Wealth and Honor” by the Chinese people for centuries, Chrysanthemum Stone is the official symbol of the Chinese Imperial family. Some sources claim it was originally found in Japan, while others say it was first discovered in China. Nevertheless, it is found in both countries, as well as in Canada and the USA. Over the years, artisans have carved large specimens into incredibly complex shapes to depict trees of sprays of flowers. [Melody, 202][Simmons, 110][www.crystalcaves.com/au][originstones.com]
To receive the wonderful benefits of Chrysanthemum Stone, wear it in jewelry, carry as pocket stones or simply place it in one’s environment. It may be used as an elixir, but should only be prepared by the indirect method to protect the flower. Some of its minerals may dissolve in prolonged exposure to water. [Melody, 203][Hall, 110]
Chrysanthemum Stone Uses and Purposes
Wear, carry, sleep or meditate with Chrysanthemum Stone to activate dormant skills, talents and potential abilities that lie within the Self. For those who feel they have missed their calling, or are unsure of what their gifts might be, this stone inspires, enlivens and enkindles. It can bring the impetus to do something one has always wanted to do and draws in unexpected opportunities from the Universe that could assist one in living out their dreams. [Melody, 202][Simmons, 110-111]
Use Chrysanthemum Stone for a smooth flow of energy in healing work to clear the aura and open the meridians of the physical body from the Base Chakra to the Crown. It is an excellent support stone for acupuncture, and exercises such as tai chi or chi gung. [Lembo, 127]
Chrysanthemum Stone lends the courage to make decisions and to leave one’s comfort zone. It is a marvelous talisman of change for remaining open to new possibilities. This stone is excellent for finding a relationship later in life after devoting one’s life to caring for others. [Eason, 194] Â Â
Carry a natural or polished Chrysanthemum Stone when working abroad in a land where you are not welcome, or have a job where people are hostile. It radiates harmony and encourages stability and trust. It aids in curbing one’s own resentment and animosity, and helps one progress toward unity. [Eason, 194][Melody, 202][Hall, 110]
Chrysanthemum Stone Healing Therapies - Overview
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Chrysanthemum Stone Physical Healing Energy
Chrysanthemum Stone is considered highly beneficial for physical maturation, from childhood to adulthood, to lessen the traumas and assist in transitions. It is particularly balancing during puberty, and aids women adversely affected in their menses or fertility due to fibroid masses or cystitis. It is believed to be an excellent fertility stone for women, and an ideal gift for pregnancy and birth. It is also a good stone for the severely disabled to reach their full potential. [Melody, 203][Hall, 110][Hall En, 195][Eason, 194][Ahsian, 111]
The Chrysanthemum Stone may be used to treat disorders of the skin, eyes, and skeletal system, and to enhance their development. It aids the absorption of nutrients and the removal of toxins, and may be employed to help combat tumors and growths. [Melody, 203][Hall 110][Hall En, 195][Eason, 194][Gienger, 26]
Chrysanthemum Stone Emotional Healing Energy
Chrysanthemum Stone is a stone of harmony, emitting a calm, confident energy that encourages one to slow down, center, and enjoy the moment, lending the time needed for one to “bloom.” It nurtures change and equilibrium, and demonstrates how the two work together to increase one’s strength of character and provide for a positive, solid lifestyle. Chrysanthemum Stone counteracts superficiality and dispels ignorance, bigotry, narrow-mindedness, self-righteousness, and jealousy. If one’s emotional growth has been stunted because of abuse or neglect, it opens new channels for connection and trust with others. This stone encourages showing more love to the world, in turn bringing more love into one’s own life. It helps one be more open and daring, and overcomes the fear of limitation. It allows one to connect to the joy of creation, expression, and the manifestation of abundance. [Melody, 202][Hall, 109-110][Hall En, 195][Gienger, 26][Ahsian, 111][Eason, 194]
Chrysanthemum Stone resonates with both black and white energies, and may be used to balance the yin and yang forces within the system. It is ideal for opening and clearing the meridians for a smooth flow of energy as it stimulates the Base and the Crown Chakras. [Lembo, 127]
The Base, or Root Chakra, is located at the base of the spine, and controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When physically out of balance, the symptoms manifest as lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. When spiritual energies are out of balance, one may feel flighty, disconnected from reality or distant. When the Base Chakra is in balance, the physical body regains its strength and stamina, and spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and sense of one’s own power. It often leads to independence and spontaneous leadership. Use black stones to activate the Base Chakra.
The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head, and is a gateway to the expanded universe. It controls how one thinks, responds to the world, and is the fountainhead of one’s beliefs and source of spirituality. It is a connection to the higher planes of existence and is the source of universal energy and truth. When the Crown is in balance, one’s energies are in balance. It enkindles the knowledge of one’s place in the universe and to see things as they are. It allows one to be unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life. Use Chrysanthemum Stone’s white crystals to stimulate the Crown Chakra.
Chrysanthemum Stone Spiritual Energy
Chrysanthemum Stone promotes a sense of balance between the spiritual and physical world and invites one to slow down and enjoy each moment, recognizing time does not often become precious until it is past. It teaches that one need not lose their childlike innocence and fun-loving spirit, but needs only to progress toward spiritual growth. The crystal sprays on this stone serves as a reminder of the Divine spark that resides within each of us, one that was present before this physical experience, and will be after. Use this stone to tap into Universal wisdom and strengthen the connection with All That Is. [Melody, 202][Hall, 110][Hall En, 195][Ahsian, 111][Lembo, 126]
Chrysanthemum Stone vibrates in resonance with the “flowering” of one’s highest good and is a magnet of positive synchronicities. To those on the spiritual path who understand the way the Universe provides unexpected opportunities once one has begun a journey, Chrysanthemum Stone, like other talismans of good fortune, seems to draw in and burn through obstacles to abundance, health and joy. It inspires, enlivens, and enkindles the manifestation of ideas and creativity, and opens one to true abundance in all levels of life. [Simmons, Ahsian, 110-111][Lembo, 126][Melody, 202]
Chrysanthemum Stone is highly supportive for connecting with angels, for energy in healing and shamanic work, and grounding of the physical body during meditation and astral travel. It is also beneficial to connect with the moon and the movement of the celestial realm for alignment with the cycles of life. [Ahsian, 111][Melody, 203][Lembo, 126]
The Chrysanthemum Stone emanates with white color rays of cleanliness, purity, unity and innocence. The timeless, natural powers of white rays are those of the moon, the color we see when the moon reflects the sun’s light to us. It is the color of natural cycles, birth, and regeneration - the feminine gender, manifested as the Goddess in many cultures. Just as the moon is our only illumination in the dark world of night, white talismans are of the spiritual world that is sensed but not seen. They are guides to understanding and knowledge, and offer the color of freedom and hope.
Gray portions of the Chrysanthemum Stone embody the silver ray of reflection and the path to inner consciousness. Much like pure white, lighter gray is the color of the moon, the feminine, the cool stillness of night, magic and ambiguity. As Seekers, gray objects find patterns and the inner meanings of events. Use light gray or silver talismans for quiet meditation, finding real purpose in life, and for calm reflection.Â
The black matrix of the Chrysanthemum Stone deepens our connection to the physical, natural world. It brings power and strength, relieving fears specifically associated with the physical existence here on Earth. It offers protection and a retreat, the safety of being hidden from our enemies.
Chrysanthemum Stones are marvelous companions for meditation, reflection and prayers for restoring balance to the mind and spirit caused by exposure to excessive Yang energy. These stones emanate harmony and carry a calm, steady resonance that guards against distractions and invites one to be still and return to center. They inspire and energize, encouraging one to experience the joy of physical reality while recognizing all of creation is a manifestation and reflection of the Divine. Chrysanthemum Stones may also be used in meditation to find answers from within concerning one’s health or the cause of imbalance or disease within the body. [Lembo, 127][Hall, 109-110][Hall En, 195][Ahsian, 111][Melody, 202]
Chrysanthemum Stones are best known for facilitating time travel, via inner sight, and are excellent stones for grounding during astral travel, shamanic work, and when connecting with angels. [Melody, 203][Hall, 109][Lembo, 126][Ahsian, 111]
Chrysanthemum Stone has been used to help divine the sex of a baby using a pendulum. Hold the pendulum over the stone for several seconds, and if the pendulum swings towards you and away from you, the indication is the baby is the same sex as you. If the pendulum swings side to side, the baby will be of the opposite sex.
The Divinatory meaning of Chrysanthemum Stone: An unexpected opportunity; do not hesitate. [Eason, 194]
Chrysanthemum Stone is black with radiant petals of gray, silver and white. It is a marvelous stone for staying grounded while communicating with angels. If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Chrysanthemum Stone of the dominant color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.
There are other Angels that are partial to Chrysanthemum Stone. The table below gives you information about them.
Chrysanthemum Stone is not associated with any Goddesses.
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. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.
In this section you will find information on all three approaches.
Chrysanthemum Stone is not a traditional birthstone
Chrysanthemum Stone is not a natural birthstones
Chrysanthemum Stone is not associated with any of the Zodiac signs
Chrysanthemum Stone is a Seeker Builder crystal. Seekers contain a crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind in finding the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They’re pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer. They’re also crystals of the student and the researcher. Combined with the Earth Power of a Builder, these crystals are perfect aids in building up wealth, or improving your lot in life both materially and spiritually. They help in development efforts, in learning new skills and knowledge, and in building new relationships.
Chrysanthemum Stone utilizes Metal energy, the energy of intelligence, contraction, healing, and creativity. It is the energy of togetherness and crystallization - of ideas, concepts, and groups. It is hard, sharp, and often destructive, yet an essential element in all lives to find our way without being a victim of others. The metal element brings the power of concentration and determination to our lives and our dwellings. Use the white, silver and gray crystals of the Chrysanthemum Stone to enhance any space that you use for concentration, gathering strength, or working with a group. Metal energy is traditionally associated with the northwest and west areas of a home or room. It is associated with the Helpful People and Blessings, and Travel area of your life and dwelling, and with the Creativity and Children area. Its energy of crystallization will solidify your efforts and determination.
Chrysanthemum Stone in Ancient Lore and Legend
Chrysanthemum Stone is a relatively recent discovery and does not have any known lore or legend associated with it,
The symbols [ ] enclose the author's name and a page number for a reference cited from the following books:
[Ahsian, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).
[Eason, pp. ]Cassandra Eason, The New Crystal Bible (London: Carlton Books Ltd., 2010).
[Fernie, pp.] William T. Fernie, The Occult and Curative Powers of Precious Stones (Blauvelt, NY: Rudolph Steiner Publications, 1973).
[Gienger, pp.] Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals (Scotland: Earthdancer Books, 2009).
[Hall, pp.] Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2003).
[Hall 2, pp.]Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible 2 (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2009).
[Hall III, pp.] Judy Hall, 101 Power Crystals (Beverly, MA: Fair Winds Press, 2011).
[Kunz, pp.] George Frederick Kunz, The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (New York: Dover Publications, 1971).
[Lembo, pp.] Margaret Lembo The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, & Stones (Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Worldwide, 2013).
[Lecouteux, pp.] Claude Lecouteux, A Lapidary of Sacred Stones (Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions, U.S. edition, 2012).
[Margherita,pp.] Margherita, The Crystal Lotus Handbook (Ontario, Canada: The Crystal Lotus, 2010).
[Megemont, pp.] Florence Megemont, The Metaphysical Book of Gems and Crystals (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2008).
[Mella, pp.] Dorothee L. Mella, Stone Power II (Albuquerque, NM: Brotherhood of Life, Inc., 1986).
[Melody, pp.] Melody, Love Is In The Earth (Wheat Ridge, CO: Earth-Love Publishing House, 1995).
[Raphaell, pp.] Katrina Raphaell, Crystal Enlightenment (Santa Fe, NM: Aurora Press, 1985)
[Simmons, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).
Written by Linda Mason