Alternative Names: None

Mineral Information

Origin: notably Minas Gerais, Brazil

Mineral Species: Petalite

Mineral Group: Silicates

Chemical Formula: LiAlSi4O10

Hardness: 6-6.5

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Colour: Usually colourless to white, pinkish or yellowish white.

Typical Appearance: Usually massive crystalline aggregates, occasionally as individual crystals.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Leo

Chakra Alignment: Crown; Throat

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Greek "petalon" for leaf, in allusion to the perfect basal cleavage.

Additional Information

This wonderful stone awakens, balances and aligns the Chakras. It opens the Throat Chakra, stimulating communication, and is particularly good when there has been a long-term blockage in the area. Some systems refer to it as the 'Angel Stone', as it creates and strengthens connection and communication with the Angelic Realm. It enhances meditation, promotes psychic and spiritual development, grounds spiritual energy and can provide a safe environment in which to work in this way, especially in Shamanic work. Petalite’s powerful yet gentle energy can purify the environment around it, and can be used in the treatment of cancer, ME and AIDS. It can also encourage healing and development of bones. Because of the presence of lithium, it has a calming anti-depressant effect.