Alternative Names: None
Origin: Dalnegorsk, Russia
Mineral Species: Axinite-Fe
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: (Ca,Mn,Fe,Mg)3Al2BSi4O15(OH)
Crystal System: Triclinic
Typical Appearance: Crystals usually flattened 'axe-head' shape.
Chakra Alignment: Crown, Third Eye and Throat; Sacral
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Greek αξίνα ("axina") for "axe", in allusion to the common habit of its crystals, and iron dominance in the formula.
Pyro- and piezo-electric. The energy starts at the Root Chakra, and moves upwards, fanning out as it goes. It opens the Crown and Third Eye Chakras, and also the Bindu Visarga, facilitating psychic abilities, spirituality and communication with our Guides. There is also a sense of veiling, allowing one to work openly while at the same time feeling protected. On a deeper level, it can be a powerful aid to inter-dimensional and astral travel, and used directionally, can even cut doors or windows into other dimensions. On a physical level, Axinite can gently aid healing of bone tissue.