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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.
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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.
Ethically Sourced Angelite
The Miners tumble and polish their own stock.
They sell to a US Importer with local Peruvian roots.
The Importer sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is short and clean.
The Mine, Lapidary and Export company are located in the same country.
This Epidote comes from a small Copper mine in Peru.
The exact deposit is unknown, but Peru has some of the best safety standards for miners.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
The Lapidary & Importer
This Angelite was polished in Lima, Peru and imported to the United States.
The Importer is a family business with deep ties to Peruvian miners.
It was founded by an aunt in the USA and her nephew in Lima, Peru.
The Importer is eco-conscious and workers are paid fairly
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I first spoke to the manager of the export company after finding them online in early 2017 and met the manager in person at the Denver Gem Show later that year. I was cautious about doing business with them since they are the exporter, rather than the miners or tumblers. But I studied their company and was pleased by their dedication to environmentalism. They focus on exporting Fair Trade, Consciously-Made, and No-Harm Peruvian handicrafts. They also have worked to reduce their carbon footprint in their wholesale warehouse.
In 2019, I had a long conversation with the manager about ethical topics in the stone industry. She was willing to speak candidly about both the positives and the negatives. She also shared how she personally struggled with the ethical issues and her part in the supply chain. Whenever a shipment of goods arrives from Peru, she insists on smudging every box before it is brought into the factory. The manager introduced me to the mother of the current owner. A tiny woman, less than 5 ft tall, she was happy to reminisce with me about how she started the company more than 30 years ago. She had been a young immigrant mother, searching for a new life. Her nephew, back in Peru, shipped her a few buckets of Pyrite and asked her to see if she could sell them. She laughed to remember those days and radiated happiness and gratitude. Today, the business is run by her son and his cousin in Peru.
Safe Handling of Epidote
What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Epidote
Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal. If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.
Polishing Method: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.
- Color: Olive green
- Polish: Lightly polished, with natural crystals
- Quality: AA
- Shape: Rounded
- Size: Average size is 1 in / 25 mm
- Transparency: Opaque
- Weight: Average weight is 0.7 oz / 20 grams / 99 carats
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
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