Origin: Kleppan, Telemark, Norway
Mineral Species: Zoisite
Mineral Group: Epidote Group
Chemical Formula: Ca2Al3Si3O12(OH)
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Typical Appearance: Massive crystalline aggregates.
Birthstone: Taurus and Gemini
Chakra Alignment: Heart; affects Third Eye, Crown and Solar Plexus
Origin of Name & Mythology: Named after "Thule", the ancient name of Scandinavia (and mythical island).
Thulite shares the same clearing and stimulating qualities as other zoisites, and works on all chakras and the body’s energy field, but has an especially strong emphasis on the Heart, as well as effecting the Third Eye, Throat and Solar Plexus. This can lead to a greater understanding of love and self-love. The pink colouration is due to the presence of manganese, which always has a lovely and loving mood-lifting effect, and makes it a nurturing antidepressant.
Thulite can release old held emotions from the Solar Plexus, and clear and rebalance the Heart-Throat connection (an imbalance often occurs here as a result of unexpressed emotions), thereby neutralising unhealthy blocked emotional pain.