Alternative Names: Green Spodumene, Green Kunzite

Mineral Information

Origin: Afghanistan, India, Brazil

Mineral Species: Spodumene

Mineral Group: Silicates

Chemical Formula: LiAlSi2O6

Hardness: 6.5-7

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Colour: Pale green

Typical Appearance: Elongated striated crystals.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Scorpio

Chakra Alignment: Heart (Upper Heart)

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: After the mineralogist William Earl Hidden (1853-1918). (Spodumene is from the Greek "spodoumenos", reduced to ashes, alluding to the greyish white mass that is formed when the mineral is ignited).

Additional Information

A powerful heart crystal that is able to create a heart connection not only with the physical, but also with the Divine. It fills the heart with light which then permeates the entire body. It is cheering and uplifting, and very good for depression. It can be used in scanning the body before treatment, and can clear throughout the physical body, particularly the filter organs such as kidneys and spleen. Hiddenite can also be used to identify the past cause of illness or emotional pain, and therefore be better able to heal it in the present.