Alternative Names: None
Mineral Species: Triphylite
Mineral Group: Phosphates
Chemical Formula: LiFePO4
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Colour: Brown-green, light green-grey.
Typical Appearance: Typically as crystalline fragments or massive. Rarely as distinct crystals.
Chakra Alignment: Root (Base); Sacral (Navel) and Solar Plexus
Origin of Name & Mythology: From Greek, "tria", three, plus "phylon", family, because it was thought to contain three cations (Fe, Li, Mg).
Triphylite contains lithium, and therefore has a gentle energy which comforts, sooths, balances and grounds. It helps us to release unhealthy inhibitions, and be more relaxed sexually. While strengthening and calming the physical body, it also cleanses and energises the subtle bodies.