Origin: From the former French colonies of Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia) plus Thailand and southern China.
Mineral Species: N/A - Tektite
Mineral Group: N/A - Formed after the impact of a meteorite. Glassy minerals of this type, formed by meteorite impact are known as Tektites.
Chemical Formula: SiO2
Crystal System: N/A
Typical Appearance: Irregularly shaped glassy flakes and nodules with a rough and pitted surface.
Birthstone: No known astrological sign
Chakra Alignment: Solar Plexus
Origin of Name & Mythology: Named after the region of occurrence - the former French colonies of Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia) plus Thailand and southern China.
Indochinite is a moldavite for our time. It has the transformational qualities of other tektites, but while moldavite sends the user on a journey away from the self, indochinite creates a connection with the Earth as well as the stars, grounding the energy, and making it easier to apply any resulting new insights to ourselves and the planet. This is particularly important while we are in the grips of the current pandemic – pandemics reflect an imbalance of the Root Chakra. While it still shakes you up, it does so with less of a jolt than other tektites. This is probably because of its iron content, combined with the diffuse nature of the impact.
Like all tektites, Indochinite is ungrounding, but its energy is less ethereal and far easier to work with than moldavite. It is also more business-like than irghizite (another black tektite), and not endowed with its softness of character. Tonally, it works primarily with the Sacral, Root and Earth Chakras, and may clear unwanted energy from that area, while it also affects the entire body and chakra system.