Be calm, organized, and focus on the task at hand.
Find inner peace, clarity,and a sense of direction.
Gradually expand past your old limitations and fears.
Create the life you desire and live your dreams.
Let Stilbite guide you into simplicity and joy!
Mineralogy of Stilbite
Mineral Family: Zeolites
Chemical Composition: Na,Ca0.5, K)9 (Al9Si27O72) 28 H20
Color: Colorless, white, pink (common) & green, blue, black (uncommon)
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Fracture: Subconchoidal, Brittle
Luminescence: Yellowish-white (long and short wave)
Luster: Vitreous to pearly
Transparency: Transparent to Opaque
Location: Stilbite deposits have been found in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Faroe Islands, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Scotland, and the United States (New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington).
Mineral Family: Stilbite 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. Stilbite belongs to the Zeolite group, in which the stones have an open crystal structure that contains cavities in which molecules of water can be trapped. Zeolites are not well known outside of geological circles. After Stilbite, the most famous Zeolite is probably Scolecite.
Formation: Stilbite is a relatively common stone formed from a combination of water, sodium and calcium. The majority of Stilbites are calcium rich, while a few are sodium-dominate. They occur in igneous rocks and at hot spring deposits.
Mining: Typically mined from primary deposits that still have their original relationship with the host rock. The Deccan Traps, a volcanic geological region in Western India, is the principle source of most Stilbite.
Enhancements: All Stilbites are fully natural and have been enhanced only by cutting, tumbling, and polishing.
Synonyms: Stilbite-CA, Desmine
History of Stilbite
Stilbite is a relatively “new” stone to the metaphysical world and so its properties are still being explored. It was first named in 1797 by the French mineralogist Jean Claude de la Métherie (1743-1817), the same year he returned to Paris, following the Reign of Terror, the period of the worst excesses of the French Revolution. He was responsible for naming numerous minerals over the course of his career. Stilbite’s name comes from the Greek stilbein, meaning “to shine,” a reference to its pearly luster.
In 1997, Stilbite was discovered to be two different minerals, rather than just a single one. These minerals are now known as Stilbite-CA and Stilbite-NA. To the naked eye, they seem identical but on the chemical level the difference is apparent. Stilbite-CA is the more common variety, and has a high calcium content. Stilbite-NA is more rare and has a higher sodium-content.
Healing Properties of Stilbite
Spiritual: Stilbite has a very soft, gentle energy which helps us calmly shift into balance and alignment. It calms our mind and heart, helping us to move more in accordance with our true spiritual nature. Stilbite encourages us to dream more, both while awake and during sleep, and to let go of any negative attachment to the word “impossible.” Stilbite reveals that all things are possible when we are connect to the Divine. It aids us in spiritual journeying, helping us to feel supported, protected, and guided as we grow and learn. Stilbite is attuned to the Heart, Third Eye, and Crown Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of Aries. It is connected to the element of Wind and vibrates to the number 33.
Emotional: Stilbite has a quiet and joyful energy that brings us self-confidence and peace of mind. It is extremely supportive and can calm anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed. It helps us to slow down and think clearly, taking life one step at a time, rather than trying to hold the entire big picture all at once. Stilbite helps us to face our fears and to be honest with ourselves and others, when we are going through a difficult time. Stilbite takes care of our heart, healing it and helping it to expand and blossom. It also helps us to seek out good people, who can support us and help us grow. It does this so gently and easily that it happens almost without our being aware of it, until one day, we look around at our life and just marvel at how good it is!
Mental: Stilbite is a wonderful stone for the mind, helping us to feel mentally balanced and clear-headed. It is especially good to work with when we feel overwhelmed by choices and need to make a decision. Stilbite banishes fear and lovingly reminds that we will make the best possible decision based on the currently available information. It counsels us that regardless of which path we choose, we are sure to learn something valuable along the way. When we don’t know what to do next or how to start a project, Stilbite can help us to simply pick a corner and start! Stilbite is an exceptionally good stone for new entrepreneurs who are just beginning to build their business. It increases creativity and helps us to stay grounded and focused.
Physical: Stilbite is said to help calm ADHD and ADD and to treat bipolar swings. Metaphysical healers most often use it to treat brain disorders and to gently heal the body when it needs especially soft care. It is also believed to help detoxify the body and increase our sense of taste!
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
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These Stilbites were mined in India and tumbled in South Africa.
I met the owner of the South African tumbling company at the 2014 Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. This company only sells tumbled stones twice a year, once at the Tucson show and later at the Sainte Marie Aux Mines International Mineral and Gem Expo in Provence, France. They offer the largest selection of high quality tumbled stones in the industry and are one of my favorite suppliers.
It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Stilbite for you.
This price is for one stone.
You can buy a single Stilbite or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Stilbite measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has a unique shape with soft edges. Tumbled stones are natural products and variations are part of their beauty.
The stone I choose for you will be pale orange with soft white feathering. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.
With their subtle shimmer and clean energies, these Stilbites are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, fashion them into jewelry or simply carry them in your pocket
Safe Handling of Stilbite
Stilbite will gradually lose its color over time if left in direct sunlight. It is always considered a “best practice” to keep your stones and crystals out of direct sunlight as much as possible.
Stilbite is a fragile stone that can easily break or chip! They should not be casually carried in a pocket or in a medicine bag. They are best kept as collectors pieces or on an altar, handling with care.
Stilbite contains aluminum and as such should NOT be used to make direct-infusion “Stilbite Water” for drinking or bathing. Having too much aluminum in the body is toxic, and drinking direct-infusion elixirs of aluminum-derived stones is dangerous. You can however, make a safe elixir using an indirect method – simply place the stone near, but not touching, the water.
Good To Know:
Stilbite can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.
Stilbite can be energetically cleansed using any method. They will appreciate being soaked in fresh water, set outside to absorb the moonlight, and/or being smudged with smoke or incense. Use your own intuition to determine the best method.
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