Septarian Nodules are a relatively “new” stone for the metaphysical community and its properties are still being explored. This unique stone is a concretion stone with beautiful angular cavities called “septaria”, which comes from the Latin septum or “partition.” (Some sites incorrectly suggest that it comes from the Latin septem, or “seven”, in reference to the number of cracks that commonly occurs within a geode.) Nodule is the term meaning a small lump of material, it can be as scary as a cancerous lump in the body, or as benign as a lump of minerals forming a small geode.
Septarian Nodules also goes by the name Dragon Stone (as does a rare type of Epidot found in South Africa – see Dragonstone for more information). This name come from an ancient Malagasy legend. The Malagasy are the primary ethnic group in Madagascar where some of the finest Septarian Nodules have been found. They believe that long ago dragons roamed the earth, and when they died their bodies were fossilized and preserved in the bedrock. The pattern on Septarian Nodules resembles the scales on the dragon’s bodies, while the outside often looks like an egg. Reminding us that dragons may one day live among us once more.
Julie Abouzelof is the owner of Moonrise Crystals and an advocate for responsibly sourced gems and minerals. Her first career was in education teaching history, geology and anthropology, as well as working with special-needs students. She is now a heart-centered entrepreneur who encourages mindfulness and positive action to heal ourselves and the world. Julie lives in Hawaii with her lover and a little parrot named Darwin.