Mineral Species: Zircon
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: ZrSiO4
Crystal System: Tetragonal
Colour: Colourless, yellow, grey, reddish-brown, green, brown, black.
Typical Appearance: Tabular to square prismatic crystals
Birthstone: Virgo, Libra and Sagittarius
Chakra Alignment: Base; Heart and Third Eye
Origin of Name & Mythology: From arabic (in turn of Persian "azargun") "zar", gold, plus "gun", coloured, referring to one of the many colours that the mineral may display.
Zircon allows us to be detached from the more material and earthly sides of life, and to experience the true Meaning of Life. It helps us recover from loss and is good for bereavement. It has a pain-alleviating effect, and is purported to be particularly effective in menstrual complaints. It should not be worn for long periods except in cases of pain relief.