Super 7 (rough)
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Release whatever does not serve you.
Dream big and and plan strategically.
Raise the vibration of everyone near you.
Let Super Eight inspire you to think clearly!
Mineralogy of Super Seven
Color: Usually black/purple with a red cap, may have additional colors depending on the inclusions
Transparency: Transparent to opaque
Location: Super Seven stones are found exclusively in Espiritu Santo, Brazil.
Mineral Family: Super Seven is technically a rock, rather than a mineral. As an easy way to understand the difference, think of rocks as being like cookies and minerals as being the ingredients which make up those cookies. Many different minerals are used to create a rock! For a Super Seven, the primary minerals are Amethyst (purple) and Cacoxinite (yellow or red), along with some combination of the following: Clear Quartz and/or Smokey Quartz, Geothite, Lepidocrocite, and Rutile. A Super Seven stone may include 7 minerals, or just a few, depending on the quality level.
Formation: Super Seven is formed in stages. Usually the Cacoxenite, Geothite, Lepidocrocite and Rutile grow first and then the quartz crystals grow around it, eventually engulfing all the inclusions. Amethyst, Smoky Quartz and Clear Quartz are all formed from silica acid. Trace particles of iron within the silica acid gives Amethyst its purple color; otherwise, the silica acid would transform into Clear Quartz, or if naturally irradiated, Smoky Quartz.
Mining: Information about the mining of Super Sevens is limited and often contradictory. Originally, the only known source for Super Seven stones was the Melody Mine in Espiritu Santo, Brazil. That mine is said to be co-owned by Melody, the author of Love Is In The Earth. The mine is closed, but the co-owner still has some stock held in reserve that is occasionally released to sellers.
Enhancements: All Super Sevens may be considered fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, or polishing.
Synonyms: Amethyst Cacoxenite, Red Capped Amethyst.
History of Super Eight
Super Seven came to the attention of the metaphysical community in the 21st century. It was not included in any of the older lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers. Previously, this crystal would have been referred to as “Amethyst Cacoxenite” for its two primary minerals, or simply considered to be a “low grade” Amethyst with too many inclusions.
But right around the turn of the century, miners in Espiritu Santo, Brazil showed their Amethyst Cacoxenite crystals to Melody, the author of Love Is In The Earth, first published in 1995. Her book is one of the largest and most comprehensive crystal lapidaries ever written. (Her book is also a major source of information, often directly plagiarized, in many 21st century books and websites. I currently use her numerology in my healing descriptions.) Melody was immediately attracted to the Amethyst Cacoxenites. After studying the crystals’ additional inclusions and feeling their wonderful metaphysical energy, she referred to it as “Super Seven” or “Sacred Seven”. The miners were so pleased by her enthusiasm that they began referred to it as “Melody’s Stone”.
The names were soon trademarked and the crystals were introduced to the open market in 2001. Other crystal intuitives soon got a chance to work with Super Seven and wholeheartedly agreed that they are a truly remarkable healing stone. Initially, only the original mine produced Super Sevens. But as the crystal has become more popular and in demand, additional deposits have been discovered in nearby mines. Today, this stone is sold under many different marketing names, which can be confusing for both sellers and buyers alike. Geologically speaking, Amethyst Cacoxenite would be the most accurate name, while Super Seven is the most famous marketing name.
Photos: Love is in the Earth
Healing Properties of Super Seven
Spiritual: Super Seven invites us to do our part to raise the collective consciousness of humanity. It is a remarkable crystal ally for anyone who wants to save the world, heal the world, or make a significant positive difference in the world. Super Seven helps us to quiet our mind and emotions so that our Highest Spirit, using our own inner compass, can take the lead and show us the way forward. It challenges us to choose to be empowered, rather than victims or passive observers. It reminds us that we need to be regularly working on our own personal and spiritual development too, continually “growing up” rather than just stagnating at one level. Super Seven assists us in aligning our beliefs with our actions, so that we live with great integrity and inspire others to do so. Super Seven also helps us to discover and develop our psychic gifts and energy healing powers. It is particularly useful for individuals whose gifts include predicting the future, telepathy and astral travel, and reiki practitioners. Super Seven is attuned to ALL the Chakras, astrological signs, elements of the Earth. It is linked to the numerology numbers 3, 5, 7, 8 and 9.
Emotional: Super Seven helps us to step into our personal power and recognize how we can personally make a positive difference in the world. This difference doesn’t have to be on a global scale. The difference can start with us, and with our own family, friends and local community. Super Seven invites us to think about what we can do to help those nearest and dearest to us. It asks us to put more effort into our relationships and not take them for granted Rather than simply asking “how can I help?” or “let me know if you need anything”, Super Seven helps us to be more observant and thoughtful. It encourages us to get involved with other people’s passion projects and to invite others to be a part of our own. Super Seven releases our ego’s need to always be right or always in control. It helps us to stop wasting time and energy on being embarrassed or ashamed of mistakes, and instead simply own them, learn from them, and move on. Super Seven shows us the positive side of negative events, so that we can create a happier future rather than dwelling on a hurtful past. It reminds us that life is a journey, full of ups and downs and crazy turns, so be patient and compassionate to ourselves and others. Most of all, enjoy the journey as it unfolds!
Mental: Super Seven brings great clarity to the mind. It encourages us to be lifelong learners and and always expanding our mental horizons. It helps us to remember what we’ve already learned, while also seeing how it relates and connects to new information. Super Seven gives us a boost whenever we need to climb out of mental ruts and be truly open to new ways of thinking or doing things. In particular, Super Seven helps us to let go of whatever doesn’t actually work or serve us, and not to cling to something old simply out of habit. It is an excellent talisman for inventors, artists and entrepreneurs who want to share new ideas with the world. It inspires us to be pragmatic as well as creative, so that we can bring our ideas to fruition. When placed near a bed, Super Seven helps us to go to sleep easily and awaken refreshed.
Physical: Super Seven is primarily used by metaphysical healers to heal physical injuries and dis-eases linked to stress and other emotional, mental and spiritual problems. It is particularly useful when a patient requires a holistic healing strategy, to care for both the body itself, as well as the needs of the mind/heart/spirit.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Ethically Sourced Super Seven
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 clean and short.
The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries, but there are no middlemen involved.
This Super Seven comes from the “Melody Mine”, a now-closed small mine in Espiritu Santo, Brazil.
The mine most likely caused only minimal environmental damage.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Super Seven has been left rough and natural.
It was purchased by a Lapidary directly from one of the mine’s owners.
The Lapidary is a family-business run by two brothers who visit mines around the world.
All Lapidary workers are paid fairly.
The Lapidary sells primarily at large gem shows.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I first encountered the US wholesaler at the 2015 Franklin, North Carolina Gem and Mineral Show. They carry a wide-variety of tumbled stones, both common and rare. The family is originally from Pakistan and was the first company to import K2, sky-blue Azurite from the famous mountain. When I first saw K2 I knew it was real, but didn’t know what it was and so approached one of the owners. He and I had an instant rapport.
Years later, we greet with a hug and he expects me to have questions about all his new stock. He tells me, with justifiable pride, about all the improvements he’s made to his business since we last spoke. In 2019, this source began to label all their stones with country-of-origin. When I asked him why, he told me that he listens to his customers and I keep asking him where all the stones come from.
Safe Handling of Super Seven
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