Mineral Information

Origin: Bolivia

Mineral Species: Vivianite

Mineral Group: Phosphates

Chemical Formula: Fe3(PO4)2.8H2O

Hardness: 1.5-2

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Colour: Dark green, appearing almost black.

Typical Appearance: Usually as flattened prismatic crystals which are very sectile.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Capricorn

Chakra Alignment: All, but mainly Throat

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: Named by Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1817 after John Henry Vivian (August 9, 1785 - February 10, 1855), an English (Welsh-Cornish) politician, mine owner, and mineralogist living in Truro, Cornwall and discoverer of the mineral.

Additional Information

Vivianite is a powerful healer, reminding the body how to heal itself. It opens the Throat, and connects with and clears all Chakras, including Upper Heart and Upper Crown. It becomes quite hot with use, and burns away any illness or negativity held within the body. It stimulates the body's own healing process for both illness and injury, and aids iron assimilation, making it useful in treatment of anaemia. Vivianite assists mental clarity, and can possibly be used to treat cases of dementia. Best carried or worn. Use the indirect method when preparing a gem elixir.