Kunzite Meanings and Uses
Your On-Line Guide to
The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties,
and Legendary Uses
Kunzite is a beautiful crystal, pure in energy and joyful in nature. In palest pink to light violet hues, it is a Stone of Emotion, opening and connecting the heart to the mind and stimulating a healing communion between the two. Kunzite encourages one to release walls built around the heart for protection, and to be receptive to the experience of unconditional and abundant love.
Named for the mineralogist and jeweler George Frederick Kunz who first catalogued it in 1902, Kunzite is the pink to violet variety of the silicate, Spodumene. It has a glassy transparency, and forms in flattened prismatic crystals with vertical striations. It is highly pleochroic, shifting from pale pink to light violet and even colorless, depending on the angle of observation, and though its perfect cleavage makes cutting difficult, it can be faceted into beautiful gems.
Kunzite forms naturally as colorless, pink, lilac, yellow and green crystals. The yellow-green to emerald variety is known as Hiddenite, or Green Kunzite. (For its properties, see the Hiddenite page.) The colorless to light yellow variety is known as Triphane, or Spodumene. (See the Spodumene page.) Genuine Kunzite is 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.
Kunzite Uses and Purposes - Overview
Pink Kunzite is often called the Woman's Stone. It is particularly supportive for a young or first-time mother and for all single mothers, and assists human, as well as animal mothers who may have a hard time caring for their young. It is a good stone for sleepless babies and over-active children, and is an excellent gift for girls entering puberty to help them love their changing bodies. [Eason, 57]
Kunzite is an ideal crystal for children having a hard time adjusting to and functioning in life. Its soft pink ray will bring comfort, and cleanse any auric shadows that may have accumulated from negative vibrations or situations. It is also a beneficial stone for star children or walk-ins to help them adjust to earth plane environments and energy. [Raphaell, 116]
Kunzite helps to relieve heartache over loss or separation, and in overcoming heartbreak after a relationship has broken down. [Eason, 57]
The soothing power of Kunzite calms nervousness during an examination, interview or assessment, and is useful in situations where you cannot show irritation. In the workplace Kunzite is a protective stone when superiors bring personal dislikes or problems to work, or uses flirtation or sexual bullying as a power play. [Eason, 57]
As a travel crystal, Lilac Kunzite guards against road rage and stress while driving. It also calms difficult passengers in your vehicle. [Hall, 42]
Carry Lilac Kunzite when visiting locations where negative events have taken place. It increases intuitive powers and is especially protective against harmful spirits. [Eason, 210]
Kunzite Healing Therapies - Overview
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Kunzite Physical Healing Energy
Kunzite may be beneficial in treating hormone-linked migraines, the reproductive system in women, puberty in girls, PMS, and menstrual problems. It may be used to treat skin rashes caused by allergies to chemicals, and in reducing the after-effects of anesthesia. [Eason, 57]
Kunzite strengthens the circulatory system and the heart muscle, and is helpful in treating neuralgia, calming epilepsy and soothing joint pain. [Eason, 57][Hall, 163][Gienger, 53]
Kunzite enhances the treatment of depression and psychiatric disorders, and assists the physical body in recovering from emotional stress. It may also be used in radionic analysis. [Hall, 164][Melody, 363]
Kunzite Emotional Healing Energy
Kunzite is a powerful healer of the emotional body, particularly for those who have closed themselves off from life, or from others, to protect themselves emotionally. Its high vibrational energy encourages letting go of fears and sorrows that hold the heart to the past or the anxiety of the future, and inspires being present in the perfection of the moment. It allows for free expression of feelings, healing the mind and heart, and being receptive to the gifts and opportunities life has to offer. [Ahsian, 222][Raphaell, 115][Hall, 163]
Kunzite also assists those who have trouble connecting with others. It is beneficial in recovering painful memories in order to bring healing, and for those who had to grow up too fast it helps restore lost trust and innocence. Kunzite promotes tolerance for the self, as well as empathy for others. It encourages humility and a willingness to serve. [Gienger, 53][Hall, 162-163]
Kunzite, with its loving pink energy, activates the Heart Chakra and aligns it with the light violet energy of the mind, the Crown Chakra. This healing communication between mind and heart produces a powerful peace penetrating the inner core of one's being, and is expressed as pure joy in thoughts and feelings. [Raphaell, 115][Melody, 362]
Pink Kunzite crystals reflect the Light of the heart and love, and help stimulate the Heart Chakra. The Heart Chakra is located near the center of the breastbone and 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, and helps in our relationships. Pink crystal energy is used to resolve blockages and to re-balance the heart chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. Â We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.
The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head, and is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It controls how we think, and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life. Imbalances of the Crown chakra are treated with Light Violet crystals. Their violet rays have the universal life force of magic, dreams, inspiration, and destiny.Â
Kunzite Spiritual Energy
Kunzite opens the heart to the energies of love - love of self, of others, for humanity, plants, animals, the earth and all it contains. By embracing all other types of love, one is open to receive Divine Love and to recognize the essence of the Divine in us. This receptivity allows the love and gifts of the Divine to flow through one's heart and life in infinite abundance. It helps one move through the day with kindness, gentleness and serenity. [Simmons, 221-222][Ahsian, 222]
Kunzite is a protective stone, dispelling negativity, and raising a shield around the aura against unwanted entities and outside influences. It provides a centering influence in all situations, allowing one to remain calm and focused, even in the midst of a crowd. [Melody, 362][Hall, 162-163]
Lilac Kunzite is a Celestial Doorway and breaks through the barriers of time into the infinite. It is a beneficial crystal for the dying, letting the departing soul know what it needs to ease the transition over into enlightenment. [Hall, 164]
Pink Kunzite brings the energy rays of determination, commitment, and caring. Its soothing color calms feelings of anger or resentment, and can aid efforts to meditate and reflect. Pink is the color of new love, new romance and new relationships. It increases developing sensuality, and can help overcome heartache, aiding in the improvement of our caring and loving abilities.
Lavender talismans, the lighter shade of violet, provide not only the wisdom of self, but focuses on our feelings and understanding our hidden yearnings. They're crystals of the free, unfettered intellect and heart.
Meditating with Kunzite opens the heart to profound experiences of Universal Love. It is the stone that most closely matches the frequency of oneness with the Divine, and in working with Kunzite there is a tendency to move into resonance with that energy. [Simmons, 221-222]
Kunzite 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 Kunzite: What a relative or very close friend is saying is not what they mean. Ask gentle but probing questions to discover the real problem. [Eason, 57]
If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a pink Kunzite 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 Kunzite. The table below gives you the information about them.
Kunzite may be used to honor Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty (also called Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love). She was one of twelve Olympians who governed all aspects of human life, and is known for her beauty and passion.
Kunzite 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.
Kunzite is not a traditional birthstone
Pink Kunzite is one of theÂ natural birthstonesÂ of those born in mid-autumn (October 22 - November 20). Red-based crystals bring you energy, courage, passion, and love.
Pale violet Kunzite is one of the natural birthstones of those born at the time when the year is new, just after the winter solstice (December 21 - January 19). Violet-based crystals bring you intuition, magic, dreams, and imagination.
Kunzite is not associated with any Zodiac sign.
Kunzite Amulets and Talismans
Kunzite 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. Kunzite 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.
Kunzite utilize Fire energy the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is Yang in nature. It is the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion - of ideas, of concepts, and sex. It is traditionally associated with the south area of a home or room, and with the fame and reputation area of your dwelling. Use its energy to give your life the boost it needs to enhance your standing in the community and within your family.
Kunzite in Ancient Lore and Legend
There is no legendary information on Kunzite, though the wearer of Kunzite gemstones is believed to be blessed with good fortune.
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).