Mineral Information

Origin: notably Sichuan province, China

Mineral Species: Scheelite

Mineral Group: Wolframates

Chemical Formula: CaWO4

Hardness: 4.5-5

Crystal System: Tetragonal

Colour: Usually pale brown to orange brown

Typical Appearance: Usually granular or massive. Crystals often pseudo-octahedral.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Libra

Chakra Alignment: Navel (Sacral); Third Eye and Crown

Element: None

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.

Additional Information

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.