Alternative Names: Petrified Lightning, Lechatelierite, Libyanite, Darwin Glass
Mineral Species: A variety of Lechatelierite
Mineral Group: Oxides
Chemical Formula: SiO2
Crystal System: N/A - originates when lightning strikes sand or other very SiO2-rich sediments and rocks.
Colour: Usually brown, yellow-brown, grey
Typical Appearance: Typically hollow tubes that are often irregular and branched.
Birthstone: Virgo and Gemini
Chakra Alignment: N/A; connects heaven and earth
Element: Earth, air, fire
Origin of Name & Mythology: Not known
Fulgurite is a natural glass, the result of a lightening strike fusing sand or silica-rich sediments and rocks. Its calm, gentle energy allows inner expansion while creating a shell of protection around the physical body by strengthening the subtle body. It has a powerful heaven – earth connection, helping us to be in contact with both simultaneously. The tube can be applied in conjunction with the Third Eye, using it to “see through” to other dimentions like a spy glass, and in this way can aid psychic gifts and act as a useful tool in Shamanic journeying. Fulgurite is symbolic of The Tower in the Major Arcana (Tarot), and helps us to earth and integrate cataclysmic changes in our lives.