Origin: Notably California, U.S.A.
Mineral Species: Halite
Chemical Formula: NaCl
Crystal System: Cubic (Isometric)
Colour: Colourless, whitish, yellow, red, purple, blue or pink
Typical Appearance: Typically as short prismatic to tabular single crystals. Often doubly terminated.
Birthstone: Secondary Birthstone for Cancer and Pisces
Chakra Alignment : Heart
Element: Water & Air
Halite’s primary quality is cleansing, cleansing, cleansing. Whatever the colour, it clears the entire body and energy field. The process can be somewhat uncomfortable, and in some cases quite stimulating, but once complete, equilibrium is restored. Its cleansing properties can also support the immune system, as well as easing the breath and clearing the lungs. In TCM, it can be used to treat issues caused by excess damp.
Unusual and lovely, pink halite has an obvious link with the emotional Heart. It stabilises emotions and lifts the spirits. Pink halite releases old sadness and grief, while it clears residual anger and hurt from unpleasant or damaging experiences in our lives, thereby bringing the Heart Chakra back into alignment. By letting go of old pain, we gain self-acceptance and can once again be open to love, with a healthier approach to relationship.