Saffordite Tumbled (Sm)
Description: Saffordite Tumbled Stone. Saffordites are lovely lavender-colored natural glass stones found only in one place on Earth. Often called Saffordite tektites or sometimes referred to as Arizona Tektites, they are really members of the obsidian glass family of rocks. This is natural Obsidian, volcanic glass, although there is some debate about this. Some believe this to be a tektite, but there is no real evidence for this. These stones are hard to find and scattered over about a 100-mile radius in one part of the Arizona desert. They look like normal brown rocks, but upon closer look, you will see pits and craters and dimples that seem to be of extraterrestrial origin.
Holding one up to the sun you will see a lavender stone. Hold it in front of a bright flashlight light, and you will be rewarded by seeing an orange or white stone shining through the exterior. It is quite a sight.
This stone is sometimes called the Chintamani “the wishing stone.” I suspect you will find it seems to help wishes come true. The legends of the Saffordite are similar to that of the green Moldavite. Perhaps the creation of these is similar.
Size: Small, 1/4 – 1/2 inches. Weighs Approx. 2g
Primary Uses: This is a wishing stone. When you really want something, try holding this stone very tight, close your eyes and wish hard
Talisman or Amulet: Saffordite is a natural glass that is made of quartz. It is therefore a Seeker. Seekers are talismans used when the desire is to find a way to transform a part of one’s life to a more desirable state.
Birthstone: We find that while not a natural birthstone, the Saffordites are particularly suited to those born in the late Fall.
Goddess: Saffordite is used in honoring Ereshkigal Sumerian Goddess of the Underworld, Jana, Roman Goddess of Secret and Hidden Things, and Madame Pele, Hawaiian Goddess of Creation.
Zodiac: Saffordite is associated with those people born under the sun sign of Capricorn. The confident, strong, Capricorns that are so well known for their loving hearts, may well find this to be “their stone.” If you are a Capricorn, and you are concerned with love and finding it, this is the stone you are seeking.
Feng Shui: Saffordite provides Wood Energy. 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. Wood energy is vital to your well-being It is associated with family, ancestors, and community. Use this stone in the East area of a room or home if you want to keep Qui, the Universal Life Force flowing properly there. This Obsidian will enhance energy flow aiding your efforts that are devoted to enhancing family and community.
Other Information: Other practitioners report that Saffordite helps to protect the very sensitive against depression.