Published May 2018  •  Updated July 2022  •  Read Time: 6 minutes
Picasso Marble is a fabulous stone for creative energies.  Mined exclusively in southern Utah is has a a fascinating combination of grey and tans, that resembles abstract art.  It was named after Pablo Picasso who revolutionized the way we see art and artists.  Picasso was continually reinventing himself and thinking outside of the box.  Picasso Marble helps us to follow his example and becoming utterly true to ourselves.  It reminds us to hold tight to our passions, but not to any limiting beliefs.    Its energy sparks our creativity, while also helping us to be diligent and hard-working so that we complete our projects.

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Picasso Marble Meaning

Spiritual Healing Properties

Picasso Marble is a powerful crystal for the spirit and mind. It challenges us to activate our whole brain, allowing our intuition, imagination, creativity and analytical skills to merrily dance together for our Higher Good.  It helps us to clearly visualize our needs and desires and to find ways to actualize them in reality. It is a potent manifestation tool, especially for people who delight in adventures and enjoy thinking outside-of-the-box. Picasso Marble encourages to ask questions and to break rules. But first, it invites us to listen carefully and study the situation deeply. That way when we question and reinvent, we do so confidently, knowledgably and most importantly effectively. Picasso Marble encourages us to continually build up and take things to the next level. It invites us to reimagine all the possibilities. It reminds us that fate is a suggestion, rather than an unshakeable certainty. It can also help with dream-recall, lucid-dreaming, trance-states and meditation.

Metaphysical Properties Picasso Marble
Chakra Sacral, Solar Plexus and Third Eyes
Element Storm
Numerology 6
Zodiac Cancer and Aquarius

Emotional Healing Properties

Picasso Marble provides us with a very useful type of emotional protection. It helps us to not care what other people think of us and instead to follow our own instincts. Picasso Marble councils us that our character is far more important than our reputation. It helps us to stop playing small when we’d rather play big. But it also teases us that we are not required to play big, if we are actually quite happy and cozy playing small. Picasso Marble releases any attachment to jealousy and resentment. It encourages us to laugh more easily, especially at ourselves. It motivates us to quickly resolve emotional issues or problems in relationships. It sagely reminds us that hiding from our problems only delays more pleasant and peaceful vibrations. Picasso Marble attracts friendships and helps us to find people with similar hobbies and interests whose presence will brighten our lives.

Mental Healing Properties

Picasso Marble is a phenomenal stone for the mind helping us to explore our full potential. It sparks our creativity and intuition, but equally important, it also sparks our self-control and diligence. It helps us to bring our ideas to fruition, making it a powerful talisman for artists, entrepreneurs, activists and all kinds of dreamers. Picasso Marble likewise brings gifts of serenity. It does this principally by helping us to know what we want to do and then pushing us to jump right into the necessary work. It also helps us to peaceful manage times of change and transition. It reminds us that change is the only way to get to a better world. When a situation feels terrible or wrong, Picasso Marble reminds us that it may be a temporary wrongness that will lead to a long-term goodness. But if our long-term destiny seems dreary, this merry stone will shakes us awake and reminds us that fate is a suggestion. We are the ones who decide the final response.

Physical Healing Properties

Picasso Marble is recommended whenever we need to change our relationship with exercise and physical movement. It helps us to honestly examine our beliefs about our bodies and about exercise. it helps us to determine what is true and useful, and what is false and limiting. For example, if we think “there’s no time,” Picasso Marble helps us to shake up our schedule and find time. If we think “exercise is boring,” Picasso Marble encourages us to find ways to play and find more enjoyment. If we think “it won’t work,” it gives us both patience and determination. It is a wonderful talisman to encourage mental and physical flexibility and for cultivating daily practices around health and fitness.

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Picasso Marble Mineralogy

Where does Picasso Marble come from?

Picasso Marble is found only in Utah, USA

Mining and Treatments

Picasso Marble is mined in the Mineral Mountains of southern Utah.

All Picasso Marble is natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

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Mineral Family

Picasso Marble is not a mineral, but rather a very unique kind of metamorphic rock. An easy way to understand the difference is that rocks are like cookiDes and minerals are ingredients such as flour or sugar. Many different minerals are used to create a rock! Picasso Marble is a type of Marble, composed primarily of Calcite. It is primarily tan or gray, with black, white and brown markings.

Picasso Marble’s energy works well with its family – other metamorphic rocks minerals.  Try it in combination with Atlantisite, Buddstone, Cinabrite, Impactite, Nuummite, Scheelite Lace, Tiffany Stone, and Unakite

Picasso Marble Formation and Crystal Associates

Marble is formed when Limestone, a Sedimentary rock, is disrupted by volcanic activity and transformed into a metamorphic rock.

Picasso Marble’s energy works well with its “friends” – crystal associates formed in the same geological environment.  Try it in combination with Pyrite and Tiffany Stone

Mineralogy Picasso Marble
Rock Type Metamorphic – Marble
Major Minerals Calcite
Minor Minerals Diopside
Color Varies, Picasso Marble is usually brown or gray with black, white and or brown markings
Texture Fine to course
Transparency Opaque

History of Picasso Marble

Picasso Marble is an attractive brown and gray metamorphic rock found in the Mineral Mountains of southern Utah, USA.  Marble comes in a wide array of colors and patterns depending on what kind of impurities are found at the location site. Picasso Marble was formed during the late Cretaceous Period (145-66 million years ago), when metamorphic activity in the region changed the older limestone into marble.  This is the same period in which dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus-Rex and Triceratops were roaming the land.  In fact, the area near where Picasso Marble is found in southern Utah is a particularly rich site for Triceratops fossils including enormous skulls.

Marble mining began sometime in the 20th century and it is unknown exactly when the nickname “Picasso Marble” was first used.  The first known written reference is in 2001.  It has since become a poplar mineral for both sculptures and metaphysical use.  The easy proximity between southern Utah and the Tucson Gem Show has no doubt helped to make this particular variety of marble standout from others.  Like all forms of marble, it is easy to carve and sculpt. Because of its unique patterns it was named after the famous abstract artist.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was an exceptional artist who was prolific throughout his long life.  While Picasso is best known for his paintings he also sculpted in three dimensions.  During key moments in his life, Picasso would turn to sculpture as a way to “think outside of the box” of two-dimension paintings.  As early as 1910, he was using sculpture as a way to break apart an object and rearrange its features.  This in turn led to his revolutionary cubist paintings which broke apart and then reassembled subjects to show it from a multitude of viewpoints, for example Violin and Grapes (1912).

But Picasso was never content to stay in one style.  He constantly reinvented himself, pursuing pure creativity rather than what society considered “good taste.”  Each period of his life was dominated by a different style and mood.  He took inspiration from everywhere and in turn influenced countless artists.  For Picasso, “the purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” He died a millionaire, proof that an artist doesn’t have to starve for their art.

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Violin and Grapes by Pablo Picasso