Mineral Information

Origin: Notably Merelani Hills, Tanzania

Mineral Species: Tremolite

Mineral Group: Silicates

Chemical Formula: {Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2

Hardness: 5-6

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Colour: Colourless, white, brown, grey, light yellow, violet, but rarely and desirably as pale to mid-green.

Typical Appearance: Prismatic bladed crystals, fibrous, granular or columnar aggregates.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Pisces, Scorpio, Libra and Gemini

Chakra Alignment: Heart and Upper Heart

Element: Earth

Origin of Name & Mythology: Named after the type locality, Tremola valley, Central St Gotthard Massif, Switzerland, where the type material supposedly came from. Actually, the true type locality was located not far away at Campolungo.

Additional Information

(The following is in reference to green tremolite): As with most green crystals, particularly of this brightness and clarity, tremolite is balancing and lifts the spirits. Although not necessarily a “happiness crystal”, it alleviates sadness and depression. It is also highly empowering, giving one a sense of inner strength as well as physical presence. The energy is directional, and tremolite can be used in a similar way to kyanite, holding it lengthwise in front of the body to draw in and centre Chi (life force), further fortifying our sense of presence and self.

Green tremolite has a powerful effect on the heart, both the physical organ and the energy centre, making it an aid in healing heart conditions, and opening us to love and compassion. It has an additional influence on the upper heart chakra, stimulating the immune system to fight infection, so it is able to overcome diseases that impact on this system, such as ME and CFS, and teaches it discernment in the case of autoimmune diseases, in which the body does not recognise itself. Its balancing qualities aid clarity of mind and clear vision both physically and mentally.