Mineral Information

Origin: Ontario, Canada

Mineral Species: Cancrinite

Mineral Group: Silicates

Chemical Formula: Na6(Al6Si6O24)CaCO3.2H2O

Hardness: 5-6

Crystal System: Hexagonal

Colour: Typically yellow to orange

Typical Appearance: Usually crystalline masses.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Aries

Chakra Alignment: Navel (Sacral); Balances and aligns Chakras

Element: Fire, earth

Origin of Name & Mythology: For Count Egor Frantsevich Kankrin (Georg Cancrin) (1774-1845), Russian Minister of Finance.

Additional Information

In spite of it's modest appearance, cancrinite is a surprisingly powerful crystal. It aligns, balances and "lights up" the Chakras, if is brought into the field of each one in turn, and particularly opens the Sacral (Navel) and Throat Chakras. It can create a shield of golden light and a strong connection with the Earth, offering protection in astral travel. It facilitates meditation, and aids regeneration of connective tissue. It is best used within the field near or directly on the affected area.