Mineral Species: Tugtupite
Mineral Group: Sodalite Group
Chemical Formula: Na4(Be,Cl)AlSiO4O12
Crystal System: Tetragonal
Colour: Commonly red, also white to pink. Flouresces bright red under short wave ultra violet light.
Typical Appearance: Usually as fine-grained crystaline aggregates.
Chakra Alignment: Heart and Crown
Element: Ether (Spirit)
Origin of Name & Mythology: Named after its discovery locality, Tugtup agtâkorfia, Narsaq Province, Greenland.
Tugtupite is rare, and found primarily in Greenland. It is closely related to sodalite, and has similar cleansing properties. It has a strong energy, and initially may feel uncomfortable to work with. This can be remedied by meditating with or programming the crystal, so your energy and the energy of the crystal become attuned to one another. It will then call to your attention anything that is in need of clearing, before cleansing and purifying the energetic body and lymphatic system.
Tugtupite clears and opens the Chakras, especially from the Heart upwards, also the higher Chakras, above the Crown and Upper Crown, allowing pure light to flow into the body. It also warms the Heart, encouraging compassion and unconditional love, and leaving a sense of clarity and equlilibrium in its wake. The pink colouring becomes stronger with exposure to sunlight, and fades if kept in darkness, reminding us to let our own love and light shine in the world, rather than hiding it away.
Kvanefjeld Area Tugtupite - Usually as fine-grained crystaline aggregates, often dark pink to gemmy red, deepening in colour on exposure to short wave UV light. Typically found in an analcime and aegirine matrix.
Taseq Area Tugtupite - Occurs as coarse-grained veins in massive analcime, normally pale to light pink, deepening to a rich mid-pink on exposure to short and mid-wave UV light. Very rarely, vugs of micro crystals are found from this deposit - these are highly prized by collectors.