Astrological Association: All
Hardness: Approx. 7
Chemical Composition: There is much controversy as to the mineral composition of auralite. It is believed to be primarily amethyst and hematite (Si, O, Fe and S)
Testing by the GIA by the method of x-ray diffraction concluded that there are 35 elements composing 17 different minerals in auralite. These elements are listed below.
Silver (Ag), Gold (Au), Aluminum (Al), Barium (Ba), Beryllium (Be), Bismuth (Bi), Calcium (Ca), Cadmium (Cd), Cobalt (Co), Chromium (Cr), Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Mercury (Hg), Potassium (K), Lanthanum, (La), Magnesium (Mg), Manganese (Mn), Molybdenum (Mo), Sodium (Na), Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P), Lead (Pb), Palladium (Pd), Sulfur (S), Antimony (Sb), Scandium (Sc), Strontium (Sr), Thorium (Th), Titanium (Ti), Thalium (Tl), Uranium (U), Vanadium (V), Tungsten (W), Zinc (Zn) and Zirconium (Zr)
One source states that amethyst found in Thunder Bay is not radioactive, so it cannot have Uranium or Thorium in it.
There is a high percentage of metals in auralite. It is believed that many years ago, meteorites (containing rare metallic ores) crashed into our Earth. Over time, these elements (many of them metals) dissolved and seeped into the earth creating what is now known as auralite. If they hadn’t, chances are that the crystals would have remained predominantly amethyst.
Discovery / Found / Mined: 1.2 billion to 2 billion years old (formed during the Meso-proterozoic age) Comes from the Boreal Forest in Thunder Bay in northwestern Ontario, Canada
Description: unusual and attractive, contains many silicate minerals and metals
Auralite has layers of chevrons which are composed primarily of amethyst, citrine and green quartz. These chevron designs are created by the starting and stopping of its growth and exposure to heat and pressure throughout its formative years. It is believed that 23 chevrons formed from each growth period.
Coloring: primarily translucent assortment of purple, gray, clear, orange, red (The red tips are from iron)
Also Known As: Auralite 23, Auralite Amethyst, Kindred Spirit Crystal
Name Origin: It was originally believed that there were 23 minerals contained within this mineral. Testing by the GIA concluded that there are 35 elements composing 17 different minerals in auralite. Another explanation is that auralite contains 23 different chevrons.
Stone Personality: spiritual stone, powerful synergy of energies , strong emotional healer, “soul healer”, excellent tool for spiritual healing
Key Words: peace, tranquility, heightened awareness, full of magick, many applications
Emotional Properties: quiets and calms our mind, clears away debris that damage us emotionally
Physical Properties: balances our physical body and removing chronic problems within our body, reminds our body of its proper vital functions and bring forth regeneration and rejuvenation, activates all 7 of our main chakras and also those above our head and below our feet, balances, awakens and opens our kundalini energies.
Psychological Properties: integrates our heart awareness with our sense of self and reminds us of the sacred nature of our own consciousness.
Spiritual Properties: excellent tool for spiritual healing, links to the higher planes, brings inner purification and focus. which helps us delve far into the highest realms, these higher planes can bring about inner purification, increase our psychic sensitivity, provide us with flashes of intuition and ingenuity, insights into truth, lucid dreaming, balanced awakenings, experiences with our angels and visions of future events, increases our psychic sensitivity, lets us remember our past lives, the associated karma and then helps us release those old karmic patterns, facilitates deep meditations, activates all of our chakras, encourages us to focus on our inner spirit and all of the abundances that are present around us, stimulates a higher awareness and telepathic connection with our spirit guides, aligns us and provides us with an energetic link to our Higher Self and the Divine, however it won’t do so without any desire or effort on our part. If we are open and willing to receive the many blessings from this stone, we can be cleansed of all kinds of inner negativity
Placement: hold at both the crown and heart chakras to create a powerful flow of energy
Its diverse energies enhance and magnify the energies of other crystals that are used in conjunction with it. This is particularly important when being implemented in all modalities of healing and is the reason why all healers should be working with auralite.
Meditation: wonderful facilitator for deep meditation, brings about an inner focus which helps us delve far into the highest realms,focuses on our inner spirit and abundances that are present around us. stimulate a higher awareness and telepathic connection with our spirit guides. aligns and provides us with an energetic link to our Higher Self and the Divine, with a desire or effort on our part. If we are open and willing to receive the many blessings from this stone, we can be cleansed of all kinds of inner negativity.
Robert Simmons (Stones of the New Consciousness) says that auralite can feel like “a dissolving of one’s cares and worries––a release of patterns of anxiety, resentment, judgement, depression and defeat. As this dissolution occurs, one feels an upliftment of one’s spirit and an awakening to the potentialities for a new life. This rising of optimism and new hope is felt all the way into one’s cellular consciousness. The body itself is awed and made reverent by the clearing of the veils of illusion and the dawning of the presence of one’s true self, one’s Higher Self.”