Charoite Meanings and Uses
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The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties,
Legendary Uses and Meaning
Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Charoite
Charoite is an incredible stone of the Violet Ray with an almost tangible movement of energy flowing in magnificent swirls and eddies of violet, lavender and purple. It is rare and complex, one of nature’s best dream stones and illuminators, allowing access to lessons learned in past lives, healing emotional fears to live in the present, and opening to spiritual guidance for the future.
This stone embodies a unique synthesis between the Crown and Heart Chakras, bringing high spiritual energy into union with unconditional love from the physical plane, and grounding it here on Earth where it is needed most. It is a Stone for This Age, assisting in the here and nowâ€¦conveying the message that one is exactly where one should be during this moment. It is a talisman of acceptance and letting go; a “bestower of good,” encouraging service to humanity, and for attaining approval of the Self. [Melody, 195-196][Hall, 104-105][Simmons, 107][Ahsian, 108]
Discovered in the 1940s, Charoite was unknown to the outside world until 1978. Its name is derived from the Chara (or Charo) River in eastern Siberia, Russia, the only site in the world where it is found. The word “Chary” in Russian means “magic” or “charms.” The term “Charoite Jade” is a trade name for Charoite used in various applications as a decorative stone. [www.mindat.org][www.gemsociety.org]
Charoite is a complex silicate containing elements such as potassium, sodium, calcium, barium, strontium, oxygen, silicon, and hydrogen. It is often found with inclusions of microcline feldspar, aergirine-augite, and tinaksite. Its distinctive color, ranging from bright lavender and violet to deep purple, together with its unusual patterns makes it so unusual it is often mistaken for a synthetic. It is found in massive form in dense fibrous aggregates, and may be translucent to opaque with a slight to moderate chatoyancy and a vitreous silky luster. It is relatively soft for use in rings or bracelets, but works well in other jewelry. It is heat sensitive so steam cleaning and ultrasonic methods should be avoided. [Simmons, 107][www.gemsociety.org][www.wikipedia.org]
Charoite Uses and Purposes
Charoite comes from an area of Siberia once associated with political prisoners and has become a source of comfort and a symbol of endurance in adversity. It grants the courage to start over after repossession, overcomes job loss in an area of high unemployment, and sustains those in prison, boarding school, the hospital or in residential care. [Eason, 213]
It is also a support crystal for those who care for the sick or elderly and for adoptive parents to bond with children with behavioral difficulties. [Eason, 213]
Charoite is a stone of connection for all who work away from home, and for those who live alone with little contact with others. It provides emotional healing for those who suffer acute loneliness and alienation from life, and eases fears of ill-health, pain and dying. [Eason, 213][Hall, 105]
Charoite awakens analytical abilities and the capacity for keen observation. It assists in decision-making and facilitates faster responses. It imparts vigor and determination in overcoming obstacles and tackling huge piles of work. [Hall, 105][Gienger, 25]
Wear Charoite to avert premonitions of disasters you cannot prevent, and to channel these powers into positive intuition. [Eason, 213]
Charoite Healing Therapies - Overview
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Charoite Physical Healing Energy
Charoite generally strengthens the body, grounding high frequency energy into the physical system transmuting illness and disease into wellness. It assists in overcoming exhaustion, and stimulates and regulates blood pressure and pulse rate. It is an excellent cleanser of the body when taken as an elixir.
[Ahsian, 108][Melody, 196][Hall, 105]
Charoite is soothing to the nerves, and is thought to calm those with ADHD, autism and Asperger’s syndrome. It overcomes insomnia, promoting a deep sleep, and assists those with sleep problems, including sleepwalking and talking during sleep. [Gienger, 25][Eason, 213][Hall, 105]
Charoite is thought to release cramps, relieve migraines, headaches and other aches and pains. It may be used in treatments of the eyes and heart, and to improve degraded conditions of the liver and pancreas. [Gienger, 25][Melody, 196][Hall, 105][Eason, 213]
Charoite Emotional Healing Energy
Charoite is a stone for overcoming and releasing fear and negativity. It allows one to recognize and examine the cause of unconscious fears, as well as deeply rooted, internalized negativity, and to discriminate between what is real and what the mind has created. Its cleansing energy aligns the heart and intellect and allows one to see oneself, and others, through a spirit of unconditional love and acceptance. It encourages flexibility and “letting go” of negative vibrations, and inspires one to move forward in relationships and in viewing the world. [Simmons, 107][Melody, 195-196][Hall, 104-105]
Charoite is also beneficial in putting things into perspective and overcoming resistance to change. It helps battle compulsions and obsessions, and tempers frustration and worry. By bringing about a more relaxed attitude, Charoite assists one in accepting moments as they occur and seeing the good in all situations. [Melody, 196][Hall, 105][Gienger, 25]
Charoite stimulates the Crown and Heart Chakras, synthesizing their energies to clear the aura and bring spiritual healing to the physical and emotional body.
The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head, and is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It controls how we think, and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. It connects us to the higher planes of existence and is the source of universal energy and truth. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life. Imbalances of the Crown chakra are treated with Light Violet crystals. Their violet rays have the universal life force of magic, dreams, inspiration, and destiny.
The Heart Chakra is located near the center of the breastbone. It regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment. Shades of pink reflect the Light of the heart and love, and help stimulate the Heart Chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.
Charoite Spiritual Energy
Resonating with Charoite’s high, spiritual energy opens one to their full potential and encourages a path of service to humanity. It enhances one’s giving nature, and allows the heart to understand the “brotherhood of Light” that exists between an individual, the dualities, and the total environment of the planet. [Ahsian, 108][Melody, 195]
Charoite is an ideal crystal for acclimating to high-frequency vibrations and is highly beneficial for healers or others who work with these energies. It helps regulate the flow of energy through the body and in grounding excess energy to prevent psychic burnout. Charoite also assists a facilitator in being objective concerning the information he/she receives, and ensures the energies and issues are that of the client and not the healer’s own patterns, references and filters. [Ahsian, 108]
Charoite Color Energy
Charoite is a crystal of the violet ray of influence. Violet energy takes on the darker hue of winter’s majesty, the time just after the winter solstice. It inspires awe, and invites a feeling of mystery and magic, nobility and luxury. It is one of the most powerful rays in nature, helping us interpret our dreams and inspiring us to great deeds and accomplishments. Dark violet crystals are dream talismans, providing insight and giving us a window to the soul beyond ordinary understanding. Lavender talismans, the lighter shade of violet, provide not only the wisdom of self, but focuses on our feelings and understanding our hidden yearnings. They’re crystals of the free, unfettered intellect and heart.
The purple layers in Charoite carry amethyst energy, the red-violet ray that connects both time and color, of beginnings and endings, as the old year wanes and the new is about to arrive. It brings passion and imagination, emotion and logic. Light amethyst crystals help us peer into our souls and see ourselves as others see us. It is the ray of self-esteem and self-knowledge. Dark amethyst crystals bring the deep vision needed to see the future. It gives us powerful insight and enhances our perception of the potential effects of our decisions.
Meditating with Charoite transmutes negativity and grounds to the spiritual self. It is marvelous for cleansing the aura and filling the chakras with emotional purity, allowing one to open the heart and see how we are all universally connected. It may also inspire visions of past lives and suggest ways to redress karma on a personal and collective level. [Melody, 195][Hall, 104-105]
TThe Divinatory meaning of Charoite: News of an old friend or love and a chance to make a positive connection. [Eason, 213]
Charoite forms in a multitude of violet and purple hues. If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Charoite of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.
There are other Angels that are partial to Charoite. The table below gives you information about them.
Violet crystals honor Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom and contradiction personified. She is the story of being lost then regained, the wisdom of understanding, doubting, and spiritual exploration without dogma.
Charoite may also be used to honor Minerva, the Etruscan Goddess of Wisdom; and Vac, the Hindu Goddess of the Spoken Word. She is the source of wisdom and the ability to communicate it to others. She was the one who uttered the OM of creation, and is the mother of the four sacred Vedas.
There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.
In this section you will find information on all three approaches.
Charoite is not a traditional birthstone.
Charoite which is violet in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born at the time when the year is new, just after the winter solstice (December 21 - January 19). Violet crystals bring you intuition, magic, dreams, and imagination.
There is no zodiac sign associated with this stone.
Charoite Amulets and Talismans
Charoite is a Guardian/Dreamholder Harmonizer crystal. In the physical world they are fantastic amulets for travel, protecting your loved ones, your possessions, and your physical security. In the spiritual world, Guardian crystals have special uses. They serve to guard your beliefs against doubt, and can help you keep true to your ideals and cherished beliefs, reinforcing your strength of character. The Guardian crystals can also protect your spirits during trying and difficult times. They can be very effecting in aiding your efforts to maintain your disposition, sense of humor, and respect for others. Hiddenite is also a Dreamholder, a particularly powerful talisman used in focusing our energy to hold onto our dreams. It overcomes life's obstacles by providing tenacity, perseverance and patience.
Harmonizers, called the chain and band silicates, bind together in a long chain, distributing energy in a balanced, long-term way. They encourage efforts aimed at smoothing a path through difficulties, promoting harmonious relationships within a larger group, like family, and a peaceful acceptance of life's inherent situations.
Charoite utilizes Fire Energy. Fire energy is the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is Yang in nature. It is the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion - of ideas, of concepts, and sex. It is traditionally associated with the south area of a home or room, and with the fame and reputation area of your dwelling. Use its energy to give your life the boost it needs to enhance your standing in the community and within your family.
Charoite in Ancient Lore and Legend
There is no legendary information associated with Charoite.
The symbols [ ] enclose the author's name and a page number for a reference cited from the following books:
[Ahsian, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).
[Eason, pp. ]Cassandra Eason, The New Crystal Bible (London: Carlton Books Ltd., 2010).
[Fernie, pp.] William T. Fernie, The Occult and Curative Powers of Precious Stones (Blauvelt, NY: Rudolph Steiner Publications, 1973).
[Gienger, pp.] Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals (Scotland: Earthdancer Books, 2009).
[Hall, pp.] Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2003).
[Hall 2, pp.]Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible 2 (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2009).
[Kunz, pp.] George Frederick Kunz, The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (New York: Dover Publications, 1971).
[Megemont, pp.] Florence Megemont, The Metaphysical Book of Gems and Crystals (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2008).
[Mella, pp.] Dorothee L. Mella, Stone Power II (Albuquerque, NM: Brotherhood of Life, Inc., 1986).
[Melody, pp.] Melody, Love Is In The Earth (Wheat Ridge, CO: Earth-Love Publishing House, 1995).
[Raphaell, pp.] Katrina Raphaell, Crystal Enlightenment (Santa Fe, NM: Aurora Press, 1985)
[Simmons, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).