Alternative Names: None
Origin: notably Minas Gerais, Brazil
Mineral Species: Petalite
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: LiAlSi4O10
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Colour: Usually colourless to white, pinkish or yellowish white.
Typical Appearance: Usually massive crystalline aggregates, occasionally as individual crystals.
Chakra Alignment: Crown; Throat
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Greek "petalon" for leaf, in allusion to the perfect basal cleavage.
This wonderful stone awakens, balances and aligns the Chakras. It opens the Throat Chakra, stimulating communication, and is particularly good when there has been a long-term blockage in the area. Some systems refer to it as the 'Angel Stone', as it creates and strengthens connection and communication with the Angelic Realm. It enhances meditation, promotes psychic and spiritual development, grounds spiritual energy and can provide a safe environment in which to work in this way, especially in Shamanic work. Petalite’s powerful yet gentle energy can purify the environment around it, and can be used in the treatment of cancer, ME and AIDS. It can also encourage healing and development of bones. Because of the presence of lithium, it has a calming anti-depressant effect.