Pietersite Meanings and Uses
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The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties,
Legendary Uses, and Meaning
Introduction to Meaning and Uses of Pietersite
The beauty and essence of Storm is captured in Pietersite, with brilliant flashes of golden light amid churning clouds of deepest blue. Known as the Tempest Stone, its highly charged energy is almost tangible. Just as lightning clears the air and makes all things new, Pietersite discharges negative energies and emotional turmoil, and cleanses the aura, restoring it to calm.
Pietersite also provides a unified activation of the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras, as well as the Third Eye, creating a powerful increase in the energy of personal will and intuitive abilities. It grounds the body's physical energy centers, not to the earth, but to etheric realms. This rare ability increases the focus of one's aim in life, enhances meditation, visionary and telepathic powers, and allows spiritual journeying and access to the Akashic Records. [Simmons, 305-306][Melody, 489][Hall, 218]
Pietersite is a variety of Quartz, composed naturally of Tiger's Eye, Hawk's Eye and Jasper, and is characterized by an incredible chatoyancy and brilliance of life within the stone. Its dominant gold hues are contrasted with deep blue-black, grey and brown, as well as occasional clear areas. It was a recent discovery by Sid Pieters in Windhoek, Namibia, and is currently increasing in value.
Pietersite Uses and Purposes - Overview
Pietersite is a powerful protection stone, especially against the elements. It calms nervous people and animals during storms, protects when driving in bad weather, and guards homes and businesses against storm damage. It also acts as a shield against the adverse effects of technology, particularly if you work long hours with a computer or live near a mobile phone mast. [Eason, 313]
For those who have tried and failed many times to beat an addiction, Pietersite is an extremely supportive and strengthening stone. It explores causative influences, increases the resolve and lends willpower in following a curative program. [Eason, 313][Hall, 219]
Pietersite also boosts self-esteem when worn consistently. It is especially empowering for creative people who lack confidence in their abilities, and as a result do not earn money from their gifts. [Eason, 313]
Pietersite Healing Therapies - Overview
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Pietersite Physical Healing Energy
Pietersite stimulates the physical body, providing energy and strength, and is a nervous-system stone, useful for stimulating and strengthening the nerves and brain. [Ahsian, 306] It eases headaches, nervous diseases, breathing difficulties, stomach pain and dizziness. [Gienger, 69]
Pietersite stimulates the pituitary gland, balancing the endocrine system and the production of hormones governing metabolism, blood pressure, growth, sex, and body temperature. [Melody, 489][Hall, 219][Eason, 313]
Thought to ease eye infections, Pietersite is also reported by some users to improve long-distance focus and night vision. [Eason, 313]
Pietersite Emotional Healing Energy
Pietersite is an important tool in bringing pent-up, internalized feelings and conflicts to the surface, allowing the unsaid and unexamined to erupt in an emotional outpouring that not only clears the air, but begins the process of healing. Whether in relationships or within oneself, the results always move toward the highest good. [Simmons, 306]
An excellent ally for those who are stuck or unable to make progress, Pietersite helps to clear stagnant energies, habits and life patterns, and reveals new directions for one's life. It also lends the will to take action toward those new goals. [Ahsian, 306]
Pietersite removes the illusion of separateness, and the beliefs and conditioning imposed by others. It brings one to the source of their own inner guidance, and assists one in recognizing the truth or falsehood of others' words or actions. It promotes speaking out and exploring anything that may hinder access to one's own truth. [Hall, 219]
Pietersite strongly activates the body's chakra system to allow for the grounding of a full spectrum of electromagnetic energy. It increases Light energy in the physical body as well as the aura. [Ahsian, 306] The dominant gold energy activates the Second and Third Chakras, the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras, as the dark blue stimulates the Third Eye Chakra. This unified activation produces a powerful increase in the energy of will and in one's intuitive capabilities. [Simmons, 305]
The Sacral Chakra, or Second Chakra, is located below the naval and above the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis. It controls the flow of energy and is the center of gravity of the body. It is the center of the Life Force of the body, and controls the flow of information from the body to the mind and from the mind to the body. Gut feelings, intuition, and other "non-linear" communication comes from this chakra. When it is out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as confusion, over dependency on others, repression of feelings, inability to feel joy, fear of sensuality or sex, and frustration. When it is in balance you have grace, feel pleasure in life, find you are flexible and can "go with the flow" and do so in good spirit.
The Solar Plexus Chakra, or Third Chakra, is the energy distribution center and the chakra of relationships. This chakra is located between the ribcage and navel, and controls the immune and digestive systems. When in balance physically, you have strength to fight infections, are free of allergic reactions, and are able to use the nutrients you ingest. When the solar plexus is out of balance spiritually, you feel fear - of the disappointment or displeasure of others or to subordinating your life and pleasures to the will of others. Spiritually, when the solar plexus is in balance you are free to interpret the world through your own thoughts and emotions and not live in fear of violating the dictums of others.
The Brow Chakra, also called the Third Eye, is the center of our perception and command. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is located here, and we relate to ourselves through this chakra. It balances the important and the unimportant, sorting meaning from data and impressions. It commands the energy flow within the body. When the brow chakra is in balance we see clearly and our perception is high. Our thoughts and internal communications within ourselves are healthy and vibrant. We are open to new ideas, dreams, and visions. We can be quietly observant, and reflective. We can control the flow of energy within all the chakras.
Pietersite Spiritual Energy
Pietersite links the everyday consciousness to the spiritual, reminding us we are spiritual beings on a human journey. [Hall, 218] Said to hold the "keys to the kingdom of heaven," Pietersite dispels illusion and helps one see the beauty of the soul, and to recognize the brotherhood of humanity. It provides dignity and guidance, bringing the potential of the individual to the perfection of the source of all being. [Melody, 489]
Pietersite stimulates the Third Eye in its own precise way, taking the ability to understand the nature of the moment and expanding it into an awareness of the future, or the array of probabilities from which the future emerges. Particularly useful to oracles or readers of tarot, all users of Pietersite will likely feel an increase in their telepathic knowing. [Simmons, 306]
Pietersite also enhances clarity of thought and encourages intuitive leaps. It allows for the threads of disparate thought and schools of thought to be seen, and the connection between them illuminated. It is an excellent stone for students, researchers and spiritual seekers studying the philosophies of mysticism. [Simmons, 306]
The Dark Gold color energy dominates in Pietersite. Gold crystals have a deep and pronounced sense of devotion and commitment, providing us with a mature enthusiasm and the ability to share a lifelong commitment of care and love. They provide us with the power to lead projects, organizations, and efforts to success. Most importantly, darker shades of gold are the ultimate power crystals. They exude authority, control, leadership, success, and influence. Pietersite specifically brings you power over your inner self allowing you to control your stress and anxiety.
The Dark Blue shades of Pietersite brings trust, faith, patience, and respect, lending the focus we need to become more sincere, act more responsibly, and become more trustworthy. Darker blue talismans enhance the respect and compassion we have within ourselves. They teach us humanity, discretion, and honor, and encourage us to act more charitably and focus our efforts on service to others.
Pietersite is a major meditation stone used extensively to calm, de-stress, and soothe. As the Tempest Stone, it began its journey being folded and stressed within the earth, yet emerged as something truly beautiful. Because of its tumultuous origins it brings the power to overcome tension and hardship. It is reflective, instructive, and carries the potential of life's beauty.
Pietersite is an excellent aid in interdimensional travel, vision quests or shamanic journeying. It works strongly with the body during moving meditations and acts quickly to access a very high state of altered awareness. [Simmons, 306][Hall, 218]
The Divinatory meaning of Pietersite: You will see something in a new light. [Eason, 313]
If your birthday is Jun 16-21, a Pietersite can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel, Caliel.
There are other Angels that are partial to Pietersite. The table below gives you the information about them.
Because of the high content of Cat's Eye Quartz in Pietersite, it may be used to honor Freyja (Freya), the Norse Goddess of Beauty and Love, depicted as being driven in a chariot pulled by two black cats. She is responsible for the souls of warriors who die in battle and reunites them with their wives after death.
Pietersite may also be used to honor Bast (Bastet), the Egyptian Cat Goddess of the Sun's Blessings. She is the creator of perfumes and oils, and is the ruler of love, fertility, sensuality, and music. She is also the mother of cats and the magical power they contain.
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.
Pietersite is not a traditional birthstone.
Pietersite, with its dominant golden color, is theÂ natural birthstone color of those born in the magical month of midsummer (July 22 - August 21). Gold crystals bring you success, enthusiasm, happiness, and power.
Pietersite crystals with more extensive blue content are natural birthstones of those born as the world awaits the vernal equinox and spring (February 19 -March 19). Blue crystals bring you patience and respect.
Pietersite is not associated with any zodiac sign at the present time.
Pietersite Amulets and Talismans
Pietersite is a Seeker Transformer crystal. Seekers contain a crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind to find 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.
Transformer crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook or relationships. By transforming ourselves we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, grow stronger, or become a better spouse or child. Seeker crystals with the earth power of the Transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities and change our lives.
Pietersite utilizes a subdued Fire energy. Fire energy is 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.
Pietersite specimens with a large amount of blue or black will also utilize Water energy, the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It embodies potentialities unrealized. It is yielding, formless, yet powerful. The Water element brings power of regeneration and rebirth. It is the energy of the circle of life. Use these crystals to enhance any space that you use for repose, calm reflection, or prayer. Water energy is traditionally associated with the North area of a home or room. It is associated with the Career and Life Path area, its flowing energy assuring a balance of energy as your life unfolds and flows.
Pietersite in Ancient Lore and Legend
There is no legendary information on Pietersite. It is a relatively new find.
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).