Cat’s Eye Sillimanite Crystal (Medium)
Description: This is a rare new gemstone with unique optical and metaphysical properties that were recently discovered in the mountains southwest of Sedona, Arizona. Sillimanite is a very rare mineral that is harder than Quartz crystal. The variety fibrolite displays chatoyancy, a French word meaning cat’s eye. A high dome stone cut and oriented displays the cat’s eye optical effect also seen in Ruby and Sapphire.
Arizona Cat’s Eye Sillimanite is the only known source for gemmy green and yellow chatoyant crystals. These crystals occur as parallel bundles of long slender crystals which occur in columnar or wand-like shapes with translucent ends and silky reflective sides. The parallel crystalline structure channels and focusses light and energy into travel down the length of the crystal. This is why the stone changes color, transparency, and appearance while being rotated in the sunlight.
Very high-grade metamorphic conditions of extreme heat and pressure deep within the earth are necessary to produce Sillimanite. Similar conditions are necessary to produce the mineral Corundum; the gem forms being Ruby and Sapphire. The chemical formula of the mineral corundum is Al2O3. The chemical formula for Quartz is SiO2. The two minerals and sillimanite Al2SiO5 is formed. Sillimanite and corundum both share the same properties of high hardness, high density, rarity, and display of optical phenomenon (cat’s eye and star).
The unexplainable optical effects of cat’s eye stones were thought to be the result of magic in ancient times. This has made cat’s eye stones extremely desirable even before recorded history. A stone with an eye never sleeps. It protects the holder and their family’s health, wealth, and spirit. Arizona Cat’s Eye Sillimanite has a strong directional energy flow useful to healers, energy workers, and metaphysicians. In addition to protection, the stone enhances focus, self-discipline, and keeping intentions and actions in alignment.
You will receive the typical item shown.
Source: Sedona, Arizona
Size: Medium, 1 1/2-2 inches in length. Sold individually.
Primary Uses: Personal Amulet for providing the wearer with the ability to rid themselves of pain and unpleasant feelings. It will restore balance in life by removing sources of anxiety and reconnecting you with the important elements of your life and the life around you.
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Sillimanite is a Dispeller Strengthener Crystal. Sometimes in your life you need to rid yourself of things you have but no longer want. You want to get rid of pains, sickness, worry, and a host of unpleasant feelings. For these needs, the Dispeller talismans that form in the orthorhombic system are needed.
The Dispellers are also known as the Restorers. These crystals are used to put things back right again after they are out of balance. If you were happy, then became plagued by doubt, these crystals help you to focus and magnify your energy to rid yourself of the doubt and restore your happiness.
Strengthener crystals are often used in conjunction with other crystals when new, positive changes are desired, yet negative influences still prevail. Giving up a bad habit (smoking, overeating, arguing with loved ones, drinking to excess, etc.) is tough.
The brown cat’s eye of this gem brings you an excellent aids in a wide variety of efforts. When you want to regain your composure, relax in your life, reconnect with the natural world, or just find the time to be yourself a while, brown talismans, like this Sillimanite are excellent aids. Modern life seems to disconnect us from the earth; we get caught up in the hustle and bustle. We forget to be human, and we ignore our true nature. This gem will reconnect you.
Sillimanite 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.
Sillimanite will enhance energy flow aiding your efforts that are devoted to enhancing family and community.
Melody reports that Sillimanite is a “preservation stone” that helps the wearer to resist temptation and stay true to their spiritual compass.