Mineral Species: mid range member of Marialite - Meionite Series
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: 3NaAlSi3O8.NaCl - 3CaAl2Si2O8.CaCO3
Crystal System: Tetragonal
Typical Appearance: Usually massive crystalline or as individual prismatic crystals.
Chakra Alignment: Depends upon colour
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Greek "skapos", meaning "shaft" alluding to its common long prismatic form.
Colour: Beige to straw-yellow to golden-yellow
Chakra Alignment: Solar Plexus
Gold scapolite has a mood-lifting effect, similar to citrine. It can be used to increase energy, and also to support and purify the filter organs, particularly the liver and spleen.
Alternative Names: Petschite (when from Tanzania)
Colour: Pale to mid violet
Chakra Alignment: Third Eye and Crown; Heart and Throat
Violet scapolite opens and connects the Crown and Third Eye Chakras, and can be used in working with the 'subtle bodies', It creates the feeling of being filled with light, and is useful in working with both psychic and spiritual development. It also opens the Throat Chakra, and can therefore be used both to enhance communication and to treat thyroid conditions.