Alternative Names: Axinite-Mn, Manganaxinite
Origin: Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
Mineral Species: Axinite-Mn
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: Ca2MnAl2BSi4O15(OH)
Crystal System: Triclinic
Colour: Golden yellow to brown
Typical Appearance: Crystals usually flattened 'axe-head' shape.
Chakra Alignment: All Chakras
Element: Ether (Spirit)
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Greek αξίνα ("axina") for "axe", in allusion to the common habit of its crystals, and manganese dominance in the formula.
Mangano Axinite exhibits many of the characteristics of Ferro Axinite, without the grounding and shielding qualities, and its work appears to start with the heart, not the root. Even a small example is surprisingly powerful. When held, especially in meditation, it activates and elicits re-alignment within and without, and on a physical as well as spiritual level, so will balance the major chakras while at the same time balancing the subtle bodies. According to Melody, it can be used for structural alignment as well. Mangano Axinite can strengthen Chi (life force) within the physical body, at the same time as it enhances our openness and connection with spirit, thus strengthening our ability to communicate with our guides. Its lovely and loving energy lifts the burdens we carry, so the body feels lighter and life less onerous, and we are reminded of the joy of existence – a quality it shares with petalite, and leaves us feeling calm yet awakened.