Alternative Names: None
Origin: Nevada, USA
Mineral Species: Clinoclase
Mineral Group: Arsenates
Chemical Formula: Cu3AsO4(OH)3
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Colour: Dark greenish-blue
Typical Appearance: Usually as drusy crystalline crusts.
Birthstone: No known birthstone
Chakra Alignment: Throat, Heart and Upper Heart; affects all chakras
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Greek κλίυειυ = "to incline" and κλαυ = "to break," in allusion to its oblique basal cleavage.
Almost unobtainable due to its rarity, Clinoclase calms, balances and grounds, and leaves the body surrounded by a protective shield of cool, dark blue flame. It has a strong, somewhat feminine energy, and enters into a process with you, which has been described as “gentle, yet determined”, when held or used in meditation.
Clinoclase clears and aligns the Chakras, often creating a sense of waves or shuddering in the body, and draws in and centres the energetic field, bringing it firmly into the tan t’ien or Sacral Chakra area, helping us to be fully present in our body. When the process is complete, it reaches a neutral state, almost as if it is no longer being held.