Hiddenite Meanings and Uses
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The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties,
Legendary Uses and Meaning
Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Hiddenite
In nurturing shades of green, from pale and soft to sunny emerald, Hiddenite encourages growth. It is a Crystal of Evolution, helping individuals to grow spiritually, emotionally, and to be aware of their collective responsibility for the care of the Earth. It supports new beginnings and focusing on the present, relinquishing injustices of the past or anxieties for the future. [Eason, 273][Hall, 165][Ahsian, 201]
Hiddenite is the yellow-green to green variety of the silicate, Spodumene, and is named for William Earl Hidden who discovered it in 1879 in Alexander County, North Carolina, USA. The town there was later renamed Hiddenite, for the mineral, and its mines are still active today. Hiddenite, also referred to as Green Kunzite or Lithia Emerald, has a glassy transparency, and forms in prismatic crystals in pegmatite veins. It is highly pleochroic, shifting in color from near colorless to pale green or yellow-green to emerald green. Though its perfect cleavage makes cutting difficult, it can be faceted into beautiful gems.
In addition to Hiddenite, the green Kunzite, Spodumene also forms naturally as colorless, pink, lilac, and yellow crystals. The transparent pink to violet variety is known as Kunzite (See the Kunzite page), while the colorless to light yellow variety is known as Triphane, or Spodumene. (See the Spodumene page.) Genuine Kunzites are quite pale in color, with natural darker shades being higher in value. There are some heat-enhanced varieties on the market. All Kunzite is prone to fading in direct sunlight.
Hiddenite Uses and Purposes - Overview
Carrying Hiddenite awakens and attracts true love in the earthly sense as well as spiritual twin soul love. [Eason, 273] It provides a constant pulse of loving heart energy, and is a great gift to oneself and partner if love has gone stale in a relationship to help dissolve blockages in both hearts. [Simmons, 200]
Hiddenite is an excellent crystal for those who have difficulty expressing their emotions or in proclaiming their love. [Melody, 362]
Hiddenite is a wonderful stone for children, easing their emotional distress, and can be used as a healing stone to treat members of the family, friends, or pets, especially when conventional treatments are traumatic or not working. [Ahsian, 201][Eason, 273]
As a protective stone, Hiddenite dispels negativity, shielding the body's aura from unwanted energies and mental influences, and dispelling attached entities. It also works in the environment to block geopathic stress. Wear as a pendant or tape to a cell phone or other electromagnetic devices. [Hall, 162-163]
Hiddenite helps in healing deep psychic wounds of the heart and is an excellent crystal for recovery from addictions and abuse. It is particularly comforting for those who have lost someone dear, whether through bereavement, moving far away or because of estrangement. It also assists in coping strategies when dealing with the loss of something central to your life, such as a home or job. Besides its healing properties, Hiddenite is a crystal of renewal, providing hope in difficult circumstances. [Ahsian, 201][Eason, 273]
Hiddenite Healing Therapies - Overview
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Hiddenite Physical Healing Energy
Passed over the body, Hiddenite can be a useful diagnostic tool in revealing areas of weakness, coldness, and dis-ease, and may be used in radionic analysis. [Hall, 164-165] It boosts the power of herbs, essential oils, homeopathic remedies and hydrotherapy. [Eason, 273]
Hiddenite strengthens the circulatory system and heart muscle, and is helpful in treating neuralgia, joint pain and toothache. [Hall, 163][Gienger, 48]
Hiddenite enhances the treatment of depression and psychiatric disorders, and assists the physical body in recovering from emotional stress. [Hall, 164][Melody, 363] It may aid in balancing the hemispheres of the brain, fluid imbalances, and in easing hyperventilation. [Eason, 273]
Hiddenite Emotional Healing Energy
Hiddenite stirs the heart, helping to re-connect loving thoughts and communications, and helps return spontaneity and genuineness in relationships. It provides a gentle reminder of the initial delight one felt in the other and the joyous acceptance of that person exactly as he or she was. It encourages one to love with a whole heart, looking to the future without being worried over future outcomes. Through the feelings it generates within the self, it allows one to see that loving in and of itself, is its own reward. [Simmons, 200]
Hiddenite assists those who have difficulty in receiving due to feelings of unworthiness to overcome the misconception that financial wealth or possessions are the true measure of one's worth. It reveals how truly precious one is to the Creator, and when one stops to receive the love of the Divine, the feelings of true abundance and overwhelming gratitude in that moment supersedes all other needs. Living focused on the gifts one is receiving each moment creates a more joyous life. [Ahsian, 201]
Hiddenite, in shades of green, stimulates the Heart Chakra located near the center of the breastbone. It regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment. 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. You may well find yourself having inappropriately strong emotional responses to everyday external stimuli.
Green crystal energy is used to resolve blockages and to re-balance the heart chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. WWe can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.
Hiddenite Spiritual Energy
Hiddenite is a high vibrational stone awakening the heart energies to a powerful peace within the core of our being. Like a child, it encourages us to stop and receive, opening the heart to the love, gifts and energy the Divine offers, and to return that love in kind. This experience brings genuine gratitude, a freedom and security allowing us to be open, strong, loving and vibrant. We learn the true gifts of life and what is real. In it we heal and become renewed, linking our heart with the heart of the Divine. [Ahsian, 201][Melody, 362-263]
Hiddenite, Green Kunzite, is a "growth crystal" - a powerful conduit of the earth's Life Force of birth, development, and creation, and of the power of nature's constant renewal. It is a potent aid in nurturing, whether of fledgling family relationships or a new business venture. Green crystals are perfect for keeping a venture on course, a project on schedule, and life on track. Lighter Green crystals promote spiritual growth and renewed commitment to a higher purpose. Those of a darker hue are talismans of physical growth and strength, and safety in travel.
Yellow-green or Olive Hiddenite combines the green rays of growth with the yellow rays of pure sunshine, a time of development, strength and maturity. It enhances our receptiveness to new meanings and ideas, and lights the path to wisdom and understanding. It is a talisman of the search for knowledge and enlightenment. In lighter shades, Olive crystals provide the perseverance needed in our quest for understanding the natural universe, efforts that require deep concentration, determination, and endurance for mental challenges. In deeper tones, Olive Hiddenite is a "Study Stone," aiding us in the long quest for a higher state of understanding or awareness. It is excellent for achieving goals that need deep constancy and long-term purpose - not wild, exuberant growth, but the slow, steady development and deep caring of a life's calling.
Hiddenite is conducive to a deep and centered meditative state, stimulating intuition and creativity while dispelling troubled or un-focused energy. It is particularly helpful to those who find it hard to enter into meditation. Holding the crystal in a vertical position aligns the chakras, balancing the energy centers and connecting them sequentially. [Melody, 362][Hall, 162]
The Divinatory meaning of Hiddenite: Acknowledge what you really want as it may not be as impossible as you think to attain it. [Eason, 273]
If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Hiddenite of the 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 Hiddenite. The table below gives you the information about them.
Crystals of green honor Persephone, Greek Goddess of Spring. She represents celebration and the Earth alive with new growth.
Hiddenite may also be used to honor Astarte, the Phoenician Goddess of Fertility, Love and War. She is known in many cultures by different names and is said to be the Queen of the Stars. She helps with troubled love, and keeps lovers faithful to each other.
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.
Hiddenite is not a traditional birthstone.
Hiddenite which is green in color is the natural birthstone of those fortunate enough to be born in the heart of spring (April 20 - May 20). Green crystals bring you renewal, success in new ventures, and good health.
Hiddenite which is olive in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born as the greens of spring are giving way to the bright yellows of the approaching summer (May 21 - June 20). Olive crystals bring you awakening, exuberance, learning, and meaning.
There is no zodiac sign associated with this stone.
Hiddenite Amulets and Talismans
Hiddenite is a Guardian/Dreamholder Harmonizer crystal. In the physical world they are fantastic amulets for travel, protecting your loved ones, your possessions, and your physical security. In the spiritual world, Guardian crystals have special uses. They serve to guard your beliefs against doubt, and can help you keep true to your ideals and cherished beliefs, reinforcing your strength of character. The Guardian crystals can also protect your spirits during trying and difficult times. They can be very effecting in aiding your efforts to maintain your disposition, sense of humor, and respect for others. Hiddenite is also a Dreamholder, a particularly powerful talisman used in focusing our energy to hold onto our dreams. It overcomes life's obstacles by providing tenacity, perseverance and patience.
Harmonizers, called the chain and band silicates, bind together in a long chain, distributing energy in a balanced, long-term way. They encourage efforts aimed at smoothing a path through difficulties, promoting harmonious relationships within a larger group, like family, and a peaceful acceptance of life's inherent situations.
Green Hiddenite utilizes Wood energy, the energy of growth, expansion, new beginnings, nourishment and health. It enhances vitality, brings abundance, and keeps us growing physically. Use green crystals to enhance any space used for eating, in the room of a small child, or in a place of your home where you are beginning a new project. Wood energy is traditionally associated with the East and Southeast areas of a home or room. It is associated with the Family and Health area, and the Prosperity and Abundance area.
Hiddenite in Ancient Lore and Legend
There is no legendary information on Hiddenite.
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).
[Kunz, pp.] George Frederick Kunz, The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (New York: Dover Publications, 1971).
[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).
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