This blog post marks the first in a new monthly series touching on the properties of various crystals and stones. For those new to crystals and gemstones I hope this can serve as a jumping-off point for your explorations into the fascinating mineral kingdom. I'm starting with sugilite, also known as luvulite. Sugilite was discovered in 1944 by a Japanese petrologist named Ken Sugi. Most deposits of this stone come from South Africa where there are manganese mines and it has been found in Japan and Canada as well as a few other locations. It is considered to be rare. Sugilite has a hardness of 5.5 to 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Sugilite is called purple turquoise by some uninformed individuals, however the two stones are very different in their mineral content.
It is known in metaphysical circles as the ultimate love stone and stone of the Violet Ray. It is a virtual powerhouse of healing and all forms of psychic and spiritual protection. Sugilite protects the soul from shock and trauma, is said to aid in understanding answers to the big questions in life, such as "why am I here?", "where did I come from?", "what else do I need to understand?". It can teach you how to live from your truth and reminds the soul of its reasons for incarnating at this time. Sugilite can assist in all sorts of dreamwork, from releasing nightmares to conscious dream journeying. It is excellent for empaths, offering energetic protection from outside sources. Try meditating with sugilite and see if it doesn't enhance your connection to the higher realms. It is ideal for those working on furthering their intuitive development, channeling, automatic writing and can stimulate kundalini rising. It offers very strong protection from negativity of all kinds, including entities with mal intent, as well as being a very grounding stone. Simply put, it is a stone bursting with gifts for those on a spiritual path. As another source has said, if you're not serious about spiritual development you might want to steer clear of this stone! Check out this older blog post about how my super special sugilite came to me. That's it in the photo above. 💖 Just fyi, some of the info in that post is repeated here. To this day I swear that stone was guided to me by another soul I'm aware of as a soul mate and teacher of sorts, known from many other lifetimes. That connection is the subject of the ethereal fairy tale in this post. Have fun on your stone adventures! Next month: turquoise.
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