Alternative Names: Idocrase
Origin: China, Italy
Mineral Species: Vesuvianite
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: Ca10(Mg,Fe)2Al4Si9O34(OH)4
Crystal System: Tetragonal
Colour: Usually brown, yellow, brown-black, green. Less commonly, white, red, purple, violet, blue-green to blue.
Typical Appearance: Flattened pyramidal to long prismatic crystals. Also, columnar, granular, massive.
Birthstone: Sagittarius and Capricorn
Chakra Alignment: Heart (Upper Heart); Throat, Third Eye and Crown
Origin of Name & Mythology: Named after its discovery locality, Mount Vesuvius, Campania, Italy.
Vesuvianite affects both the Heart and Upper Heart Chakras. It supports the immune and endocrine systems, particularly the thyroid, and acts as a balancer and cleanser for both body and spirit. It can aid physical healing when the illness is a manifestation of emotional turmoil, and if worn near the heart, can provide a gentle shield there. It also clears the Crown and Third Eye Chakras, opening us to spiritual and psychic development. It can provide a mirror for self-reflection and a doorway to other dimensions, allowing us to see many layers at the same time, and it encourages communication with our spirit guides. It is also an extremely good crystal for those who wish to work with nature spirits, as they seem to like its energy, and gather around it when it's in use.