Attract whatever serves your Highest Good.
Raise your vibration while staying grounded.
Manifest prosperity and achieve your dreams.
Be hopeful and see the beauty in everything.
Let Epidote bring more joy and wisdom to your life!
Mineralogy of Epidote
Mineral Family: Sorosilicates
Chemical Composition: Ca2Al2(Fe,Al) (SiO2O7)O(OH)
Cleavage: Perfect and Uneven
Color: Green, yellowish-green, green-black
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Fracture: Uneven to splintery
Luminescence: Red, weak (short wave)
Transparency: Translucent to Opaque
Location: Epidote occurs widely in low-grade qualities. High quality deposits are located in Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Mozambique, Myanmar, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, and the United States (Alaska, California, and Colorado).
Mineral Family: Epidote is a Silicate mineral. Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Epidote belongs to the sorosilcate family, in which two tetrahedral groups share a single oxygen molecule. Epidote is the most abundant of all sorosilcates. Less common members include Danburite, Dragonstone, Vesuvianite, and Zoisite
Formation: Epidote is typically formed in metamorphic rocks such as marble. On occasion, they can be formed during hydrothermal alteration which transforms sedimentary and metamorphic rocks into igneous rocks.
Mining: Epidote is typically found inside metamorphic rocks such as marble. Most of the time the Epidote is low-grade quality, but occasionally gem-quality crystals are found, particularly in Austria and Pakistan.
Enhancements: All Epidotes are fully natural and have been enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
History of Epidote
Epidote is a relatively “new” crystal to the metaphysical community and so was not included in any ancient or medieval lapidaries, texts that describe crystals and their powers. It was first documented in 1801 by the emminent mineralogist, René Just Haüy (1743-1822), the “Father of Crystallography.” He gave this green stone the name Epidote, from the Greek word “epidosis” (to increase), because its crystals are longer on one side than on the other, giving it a perfect cleavage from one angle, but a very poor one from another angle.
Epiodote is closely related to a red stone called Piemontite. In South Africa, these two minerals combine together to create a very unique and rare green rock with red spots called Dragonstone. More commonly, green Epidote is joined with red Feldspar, to create a green rock with salmon-pink spots called Unakite.
Healing Properties of Epidote
Spiritual: Epidote amplifies our highest vibrations, helping us to transform our lives in a multitude of ways. It teaches us to walk, talk, and think as our Highest Self. Epidote has a very loving and forgiving energy, inviting us to let go of anything that holds us back from enjoying life and living with passion and integrity. It ignites in us a passion for personal improvement, urging us to honestly assess our strengths and weakness and to pursue our dreams accordingly. Epidote is a powerful manifestation tool, as it helps to increase anything positive which already exists in our lives, whether that be love, money, or anything else that brings us Light! By raising our spiritual vibration and helping us to become more self-confident, Epidote makes us the masters of our own fate and, as such, capable of great things. Epidote is attuned to ALL the Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of Gemini. It is connected to the elements of Earth and Water and vibrates to the number 2.
Emotional: Epidote is a very loving and grounding stone, which gently nudges us towards a more positive internal landscape. It helps us to let go of grief, anger, exhaustion, and other “heavy” emotions. During difficult times in life, Epidote reminds us that life is a beautiful thing and that we have important and interesting roles to play in it. During more relaxed times, Epidote asks us to become more honest with ourselves. In particular, Epidote can help us to question whether our belief systems are actually true or whether we are indulging in a negative belief willfully – despite evidence to the contrary! This is especially true about feelings of self-pity or victimization. Epidote helps us to feel more positive and optimistic about the future. It reduces the power of our “inner critic” and magnifies positive perceptions and a more accurate worldview.
Mental: Epidote is extremely helpful for teaching us to think more carefully and to not indulge in negativity. It reminds us that sarcasm, hardcore “realism,” and judgmental attitudes are often a cover for a lack of self-confidence or a belief that the world cannot be improved. As we grow in self-confidence we also grow kinder and more open-minded, able to imagine how a better world might be created. Epidote helps us recognize that “impossible” things happen every day, and that they result from hard work, patient endurance, and a willingness to try again despite mistakes and failures. Epidote makes a wonderful talisman for inventors, scientists, and artists – especially those on the cutting-edge of their fields.
Physical: Epidote is widely used by metaphysical healers to support general physical regeneration and bring the body into its most balanced and vibrant state. It is believed to reduce cysts and tumors, as well as assisting in weight loss, because Epidote transforms “heavy” vibrations into light ones, and to help us to change the emotional patterns that negatively affect our physical health. Epidote is said to strengthen the immune system and the nervous system. It is also used to increase hydration, smooth skin, and help hair and nails to grow longer and stronger.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Ethically Sourced Epidote
The Miners sell directly to the Lapidary.
The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is short and clean.
The Mine and Lapidary are located in the same country.
This Epidote comes from an industrial zinc mine in Peru.
The exact mine is unknown, but would have relatively safe conditions for miners.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Epidote was polished in Peru.
The Lapidiary is part of a larger business that specializes in metal exploration for Peruvian industrial mines.
Mining byproducts are polished and sold to collectors.
Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.
The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells exclusively at large gem shows.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I purchased from this source a few times during the earlier years of my business. They sell a variety of polished stones from Peru, including tumbled stones. It is a large company and I have never met the owner. I chose to purchase from them based on my knowledge of Peruvian mining practices.
I’ve since learned that while the company is based in Peru and deals only in Peruvian stones, it is in fact owned by a private tech company based in Australia and Hong Kong. The tech company specializes in an augmented reality social shopping app. When it is time to restock this stone, I would like to find a smaller source.
Epidote Tumbled Stone
Color: Olive green with well formed crystals. This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.
Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger
Weight: 1 oz
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
Safe Handling of Epidote
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