Mineral Species: Gaspeite
Mineral Group: Carbonates
Chemical Formula: NiCO3
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Colour: Light green
Typical Appearance: Usually earthy masses of rhombohedral crystals.
Birthstone: No known astrological sign
Chakra Alignment: Heart and Upper Heart
Element: Water and Air
Origin of Name & Mythology: After the type locality: Gaspé Peninsula, Lemieux Township, Gaspé-Ouest Co., Québec, Canada
Like most carbonates, gaspéite is wonderfully cleansing and clearing. It energises and refreshes, and is also a remarkable mood-lifter. Its incredible bright green colour symbolises the green of new growth in the early spring. Holding it in meditation is not unlike standing in a woodland with a breeze rustling the leaves and ruffling your hair – clearing the cobwebs so you feel lighter and happier, with a clearer mind.
Gaspéite aligns strongly with the Heart and Upper Heart Chakras, but clears the entire energy body, with the Heart at its centre. It represents the natural world, new growth and new enterprises, and can be used to attract and work with nature spirits.