Alternative Names: Aegerine
Origin: Notably, Malawi. Also, Russia, Norway, New Zealand, Canada, and USA
Mineral Species: Pyroxene Group, Clinopyroxene sub-group
Mineral Group: Silicates – Inosilicates
Chemical Formula: (Na,Fe)Si2O6
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Colour: Dark green, red-brown, or black
Typical Appearance: Usually as elongated bladed crystals.
Chakra Alignment: Base
Origin of Name & Mythology: Named after Aegir, a Scandinavian god of the sea, as it was discovered in Norway.
Aegerine grounds and protects, while gathering and consolidating scattered energy, making it easier to be centred. This effect is stronger when the crystal is held in front of the body with the termination pointing downwards. Physically, it can cleanse and stimulate the lymphatic system. Unlike most grounding crystals, aegerine allows the Crown chakra to remain open and clear, enabling higher communication, channelling and inter-dimensional work to take place, while remaining solidly in the body. In this way, it helps you to ‘walk between worlds’, and can be an aid in shamanic work, lucid dreaming and visions. Aegerine helps you remember the person you truly are.