Alternative Names: Hydro-herderite
Mineral Species: Herderite - Hydroxylherderite
Mineral Group: Phosphates
Chemical Formula: CaBePO4(F,OH)
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Colour: Colourless, grey, brown, straw yellow, greenish white.
Typical Appearance: Prismatic or tabular crystals, occasionally pseudohexagonal, or as fibrous aggregates.
Chakra Alignment: Solar Plexus; Crown
Origin of Name & Mythology: Named by Wilhelm Haidinger in 1828 in honor of Siegmund August Wolfgang von Herder (August 18, 1776 Gerrmany - January 29, 1838 Dresden, Germany), Mining official in Freiberg, Germany
Herderite stimulates and energises the Solar Plexus, and radiates a powerful pulse of light and energy throughout the body from there. It can be balancing on both an emotional and spiritual level, and will affect each individual Chakra if held within its field, especially if held like a flat disc against the body.
Although it possesses a powerful energy, there is still a sense of calm and stillness within when working with it. In this way it grounds spiritual energy and can be an effective aid in meditation and mediumship. When working with a cluster, the energy is even stronger, and can feel almost as though tiny fireworks of light explode in the body from each individual crystal.