Alternative Names: None
Origin: California, U.S.A.
Mineral Species: Benitoite
Mineral Group: Benitoite Group
Chemical Formula: BaTi(Si3O9)
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Colour: Sapphire blue, white to colorless.
Typical Appearance: Flat pyramidal crystals
Chakra Alignment: Throat and Third Eye
Element: Air and Ether (Spirit)
Origin of Name & Mythology: After the type locality in San Benito County, California, USA.
Benitoite shields, while opening both the Throat and Third Eye Chakras. This grants us protection, while at the same time enabling powerful psychic development and communication to take place. It is strongly dichroic, with cut stones appearing either blue or colourless when viewed from different angles. This reflects its perceived existence in more than three dimensions*, allowing it to create an interconnectedness with other realms, as well as revealing that which is hidden. The triangular shape of the crystal resembles an arrowhead, and it carries a warrior energy, which enables us to stand up for our own truth and beliefs when we are challenged – extremely important in the present time. This mineral should be treated with respect, and is best used by those who already have experience in crystal healing, as it may not respond immediately when working with it. The key elements of its properties are shielding, psychic development, communication on psychic as well as more mundane levels, its multidimentional aspect and its warrior energy. It is worth mentioning that Melody finds Benitoite an excellent healing stone on a physical level.