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Legendary Uses and Meaning
Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Sugilite
A most beautiful and powerful crystal of the Violet Ray energy, Sugilite is a premier “love stone for this age,” embodying the perfection of Divine love and the manifestation of this energy on the Earth plane. It brings the gifts of wisdom and spiritual devotion, helping one to understand that Truth is the highest form of love, and living in one’s own truth is not only healing but empowering. Working with, wearing or meditating with Sugilite amplifies the ability to channel high frequency Violet energy into every aspect of one’s being in order to walk the Earth in strength and grace. Sugilite reminds the soul of its reasons for incarnating, and enhances one’s understanding of the lessons which have been chosen for this journey on the physical realm. [Melody, 626][Simmons, 386][Hall, 279][Raphaell, 121-125][www.crystalheart.com.au]
An exceptional crystal for awakening the Crown Chakra, Sugilite infuses the body with light, bringing spiritual and unconditional love in through the Crown and down to the Base Chakra, aligning all of the chakras as it goes. It is a powerful attractor of healing energies, and has surfaced to further an awareness of the connection between the well-being of the mind and the well-being of the body. Its use helps counter the mental and emotional stresses that create many of the illnesses and diseases of the physical body. Sugilite’s frequency allows one to recognize and release the harshness of the world, and to let go of sorrow, frustration, past angers and fear. It brings light and love into the darkest of situations, letting one know life is more than what is currently being experienced. It offers hope and optimism for a better future, enabling one to accept the here and now. Sugilite encourages forgiveness, of oneself and others, and instills confidence and a sense of freedom. It is an especially joyful stone for those who never quite fit in, and for light workers who find it difficult to adjust to the vibration of Earth. [Melody, 626][Raphaell, 121-122][Ahsian, 387][101 Hall, 198][Hall, 279-280]
Sugilite is a splendid stone for the realm of dreams, lending access to one’s innermost thoughts, yearnings and beliefs. Meditating or dreaming with this vivid crystal opens the Third Eye, Crown and Etheric Chakras, greatly increasing the depth of one’s experience and allowing the imagery one receives to be rich in significance and symbolic meaning. It assists one in remembering night dreams and aids lucid dreaming, and supports one in recalling the dreams one may have had for one’s life and somehow put aside, or in recovering the dreams one’s soul had for this lifetime. [Simmons, 386][Ahsian, 387]
Sugilite is a relatively rare cyclosilicate of the Osumilite group, a potassium sodium lithium iron manganese aluminum silicate mineral. Its form is usually granular to massive, though rarely it forms in tiny prismatic crystals. It is named for Dr. Ken-ichi Sugi, a Japanese petrologist who discovered the first specimens in 1944 on Iwagi Islet, Japan. The mineral’s name is pronounced erroneously more often than correctly, usually with a soft “g” as in “gene” when it should be pronounced with a hard “g” as in “geese.” (soo-gi-lyt) Specimens found in Japan were often a light brownish-yellow rock-forming mineral, classified and soon forgotten. It is the bright purple lapidary rock found in South Africa that brought its gem properties to popularity, especially as a New Age Stone in the 1980’s. Its color ranges from pale lilac or pink, to reddish-violet into deep purple, with a rich magenta-purple shade considered to be the most precious, especially in the translucent form known as “gel.” Though Sugilite is found in Japan, Canada, and a few other localities, most deposits of this violet stone come from very deep manganese mines in South Africa. Sugilite is also called Luvulite, Lavulite, Royal Azel, Royal Lavulite, and Royal Lazelle. [www.mindat.org][Simmons, 386][en.wikipedia.org][
Sugilite Uses and Purposes
Sugilite is one of the very best crystals for those who are highly sensitive and take on whatever energies are around them. Wear or carry Sugilite to create a warm, protective “shield of Light,” keeping the wearer impervious to negativity and the disharmony of others. In times of discouragement or despair, place Sugilite on the Third Eye to draw in comforting energy and a flow of gentle, loving information from the spiritual world to bring peace and relaxation to the emotional body. [Simmons, 386][Raphaell, 122-123][Melody, 626]
Use Sugilite with strong layers of black manganese to relieve headaches and dispel pain, discomfort of all sorts, and general feelings of disorder. Simply hold the stone and allow the pain and negative energy to be transferred into the manganese and Sugilite. It may also be used for healing environments, and for use in crystal layouts. In order to keep Sugilite at its best, be sure to cleanse after use. [Melody, 627][Hall, 280][www.healing-crystals-for-you.com]
Wearing or carrying Sugilite encourages a wonderful sense of freedom, with love vibrating in all aspects of one’s being. It creates an awareness of everything as perfect, and in line with one’s chosen soul path. Its energy infuses one with inspiration, creativity and confidence, and enkindles the desire to release the past and move forward in peace and great joy. [Melody, 626-627][Lembo, 328][101 Hall, 198]
Sugilite is a marvelous stone for helping children feel safe and centered, and to adapt to the world around them. Place on a nightstand or under the pillow to counter insomnia, ward off nightmares, and encourage nurturing, vivid dreams. A small piece in a child’s pocket or backpack boosts confidence and eases social situations; it is also thought to provide extra support for children with autism, dyslexia and other learning disabilities, as well as those with extra-sensory gifts. Pink Sugilite is good for resolving inner hurt, and can be especially consoling for adopted children who have tracked down their birth parents and were rejected. [Ahsian, 387][Raphaell, 123][Hall, 280][Eason, 55]
Pink Sugilite is a powerful love crystal, especially in shades of magenta or fuchsia. Wear as jewelry to attract a kindred spirit, and to avoid sentimentality in relationships yet encourage commitment in good times and bad. Pink Sugilite instills a love of life and the belief of inherent goodness in people. [Eason, 55]
An excellent stone for spiritual quests, Sugilite protects the soul from all forms of negativity and enhances one’s psychic powers. It is particularly useful for increasing one’s channeling ability, and for releasing the pain associated with the loss of the person channeled. It may also aid in the psychic development of automatic writing. Journal daily using this stone to help open up this gift. [Hall, 279][www.healing-crystals-for-you.com][www.mindbodyspirit-online.com]
Sugilite Healing Therapies - Overview
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Sugilite Physical Healing Energy
Sugilite promotes an understanding of the mind/body connection and how illness and disease may result from chronic stress, emotional turmoil and lack of love. Its energy is believed to bring the nerve centers and brain hemispheres into balance, calming the senses and energetically releasing tension, fear, and psychosomatic dis-ease. It is thought to relieve emotional disturbances and psychiatric disorders, neurotransmitter glitches, or brain malfunctions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, epilepsy, and motor dysfunction. It is a good stone for those suffering from paranoia, schizophrenia, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Sugilite has also been used to bring support for autism and Asperger’s syndrome, and to relieve insomnia and sleep disturbance. [101 Hall, 198-199][Gienger, 83][Eason, 55][Hall, 280][Ahsian, 387][www.mindbodyspirit-online.com]
Manganese within Sugilite helps absorb negative energy and is an excellent pain reliever, especially for headaches, joint pain and discomfort. It may be beneficial for fighting off viruses and inflammation, and is one of the premier stones to aid in the treatments of cancer by lifting despair, calming emotions, and channeling healing energy into the body. [Hall, 280][101 Hall, 198][Melody, 626][Gienger, 83][Eason, 55]
Sugilite may be useful in treating iron deficiencies, asthma, allergies and other lung-related health issues, as well as increasing physical stamina and endurance. [Lembo, 329] Light colored Sugilite is considered especially beneficial for cleansing and purifying the lymph system. Place on the groin, under the arms, along the clavicles or over the spleen and liver to cleanse toxic blood conditions. [Raphaell, 124][Hall, 280]
Sugilite Emotional Healing Energy
Sugilite is an extraordinary healer of the emotional body, a grounding force for all who are socially awkward, suffering from mental illness, or who simply feel Earth is not their home. Its energy alleviates grief and sorrow, hopelessness, and lends the strength to face difficulties and recognize there is a bigger picture of which one is an integral part. Sugilite helps one let go of the past and move forward in a positive way, releasing unwanted thoughts, memories or life experiences that run over and over, keeping the mind from peace. [Lembo, 328-329][Hall, 280][Ahsian, 387][Gienger, 83]
Sugilite is a wonderful aid for eliminating anger, hostility, jealousy, and prejudices. It encourages forgiveness and helps cultivate the ability to love and be loved without neediness. It is highly supportive of working with groups, by resolving group difficulties and fostering good communication between all. [Lembo, 328-329][Hall, 280][Melody, 626]
Sugilite is primarily a stone for opening the Crown Chakra, not for escape into the higher-vibrational realms, but for drawing in and grounding Light on Earth through one’s own being. Its energy flows from the Crown down to the Base Chakra, opening and balancing all as it goes. [Simmons, 386][Melody, 626]
Sugilite is a vital ally in connecting the mind to the wisdom of the Third Eye; and is highly effective at the Heart Chakra, stimulating a resonant love which can be felt by others and is in tune with the vibration of the perfect state of the universe. Sugilite is also able to connect the Third-Eye, Crown and Etheric chakras, in activating inner vision and the realms of dreams. [Melody, 626][Raphaell, 123][Ahsian, 387]
Sugilite Spiritual Energy
Sugilite is perhaps the most powerful stone for calling in the Violet Flame of purification, a process of energetic cleansing and burning away of the “gray spots” in the auric field. Wearing or carrying Sugilite can remove negative attachments and karmic influences, and keep parasitic entities from the astral plane from remaining in one’s aura. It dislodges and dispels toxic influences from one’s inner and outer environments, and serves to speed up one’s spiritual development. Sugilite helps one explore the foundations of one’s truth and search the soul memory for answers to the questions, “Why am I here?” and “What am I meant to do?” It can accompany one into past lives or the between-lives state to discover, forgive and lovingly release causes of dis-ease from the past, and to gain a new understanding of the lessons chosen for this incarnation. Sugilite further assists in determining ways to bring one’s gifts and special uniqueness to this world in order to be a beacon of spiritual light to others. [Simmons, 386][Melody, 626][Hall, 279][101 Hall, 198]
Sugilite utilizes the Violet Ray, the darker hue of winter’s majesty, the time just after the winter solstice. It inspires awe, and invites a feeling of mystery and magic, nobility and luxury. It is one of the most powerful rays in nature, helping us interpret our dreams and inspiring us to great deeds and accomplishments. Dark violet crystals are dream talismans, providing insight and giving us a window to the soul beyond ordinary understanding. 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 Sugilite gives one the ability to channel high frequency Violet energy into the mind, and the insights are astonishing. Its energy flows in and down from the Crown Chakra, bringing deep spiritual love and wisdom, as well as a marvelous flow of chi throughout the system. When working with Sugilite the mind becomes attuned to the spirit, directing its healing force back through the mind and into the body. Repeated use of this stone allows one to establish conscious control over the mental vision one has for the physical body and to tap one’s own infinite resources to direct and effect healing. For those suffering from chronic pain or struggling to discover their life’s purpose, daily meditation with Sugilite is recommended. Sugilite is also superb when used in conjunction with Amethyst and placed over the Third Eye center to usher the mind into meditative states capable of incredible wisdom, and to increase the effect of Sugilite’s “aura of protection.” [Raphaell, 121-124][Melody, 626][Simmons, 386][www.healing-crystals-for-you.com][www.mindbodyspirit.com]
The Divinatory meaning of Sugilite: Loving someone does not mean you have to accept their bad moods. [Eason, 55]
Sugilite is associated with Archangel Michael, the great protector and spiritual warrior, as well as to Archangels Uriel and Zadkiel. [101 Hall, 198][Lembo, 328] If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Sugilite 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 Sugilite. The table below gives you information about them.
Violet crystals honor Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom and contradiction personified. She is the story of being lost then regained, the wisdom of understanding, doubting, and spiritual exploration without dogma.
Sugilite may be used to honor Cerridwen, the Welsh Goddess of Inspiration and Knowledge. She rules the gifts of prophecy and magic, and powers death and rebirth. She is the guardian of spiritual transformation.
Sugilite honors Vac, the Hindu Goddess of the Spoken Word. She is the source of wisdom and the ability to communicate it to others. She was the one who uttered the OM of creation, and is the mother of the four sacred Vedas.
Sugilite honors Al-Uzza, the Most Mighty Goddess, and maiden warrior form in the triple goddess with Allat and Manat. She is a fertility goddess and protector, and the ruler of wild beasts, with power over astrology and the changing of the seasons.
Sugilite may also be used to honor Minerva, the Etruscan Goddess of Wisdom.
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.
Sugilite is not a traditional birthstone.
Sugilite which is violet in color 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 crystals bring you intuition, magic, dreams, and imagination.
Sugilite is the zodiac stone for those born under the sign of Pisces, from February 19 to March 20. Pisces’ symbol is two fish swimming in opposite directions of each other, and represents the struggle of dealing with conflicting emotions and goals. Pisceans love making friends and being around them, and often put their friends’ interests and needs before their own. They are very empathetic, love giving gifts, and are quite resilient in life. They tend to be highly successful in the businesses of art, music, marketing, and drama.
Sugilite is an excellent amulet for children who recall past lives, to keep a balance between everyday reality and the spiritual world. [Eason, 55]
Sugilite is a Seeker Energizer crystal. Seekers contain the 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.
Energizer crystals, such as Sugilite, are powerful sponge-like absorbers of energy. They are usually opaque and function like batteries, serving to augment our energy during periods when we are not at our peak.
Sugilite utilizes 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.
Sugilite in Ancient Lore and Legend
Since Sugilite was first recorded in 1944 toward the end of World War II, it has no ancient legends or lore associated with it. However, it became very popular in the 1980’s as Luvulite when the New Age market discovered its vibration resonated with the “Age of Aquarius.” Because it first appeared at the end of a world war, it was thought of as a stone that would only show its availability to those with a peaceful mind and heart, and would heal those suffering from injury, pain and sorrow. [www.mindbodyspirit-online.com]
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[Raphaell, pp.] Katrina Raphaell, Crystal Enlightenment (Santa Fe, NM: Aurora Press, 1985)
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