Origin: notably Sichuan province, China
Mineral Species: Scheelite
Mineral Group: Wolframates
Chemical Formula: CaWO4
Crystal System: Tetragonal
Colour: Usually pale brown to orange brown
Typical Appearance: Usually granular or massive. Crystals often pseudo-octahedral.
Chakra Alignment: Navel (Sacral); Third Eye and Crown
Origin of Name & Mythology: Named after Karl Wilhelm Scheele (1742-1786), Swedish chemist, who proved the existence of tungstic oxide in the mineral in 1781.
Scheelite stimulates the Sacral (Navel) Chakra, and connects with the Crown and Third Eye Chakras, and encourages spiritual and psychic openness, while at the same time creating a strong connection with the Earth. This makes it an excellent crystal for astral travel and shamanic journeys. The powerful energy makes it almost too strong for quiet meditation, but some who find meditation difficult may find this helpful. Initially, holding it while meditating is like holding a cool flame, and can be used in this way as a point of focus. It can also be used to help restore energy when feeling low and depleted.