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About Stones: Stromatolite

stromatolite

Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Chakra: Root
Lore: Stromatolite helps free the mind from suspicions built on the past, encouraging invention and discovery. The energy of Stromatolite serves to cleanse the environment in which it rests, and stimulates positive behavior modification in children.
Geology: Stromatolites are fossil algae, sometimes called “picture algae,” that thrived in warm aquatic environments and built reefs similar to today’s coral. The specimens below from England, with their unique pictures created by algae in limestone, are over two billion years old. As well as being the oldest record of life on earth that can be seen without magnification, stromatolites are also the longest living forms of life on this planet. They can be traced back 3.5 billion years to the early Archean eon. The photosynthesizing cyannobacteria that formed the stromatolites’ colonial structures are believed to have been responsible for the creation of the earth’s oxygen atmosphere. They were the dominant life form on earth for over two billion years. Now nearly extinct, modern stromatolites were first discovered in Australia in 1956. They live a precarious existence in only a few localities worldwide. Known locations include the thermal springs of Yellowstone National Park, lakes in Antarctica, and the ocean off the Bahamas.
Localities: England, Utah

About Stones: Ruby

ruby

Astrological Sign: Cancer, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Leo
Chakra: Heart, Root
Lore: Ruby stimulates mental concentration and enthusiasm. Stone of the Sun in ancient European and East Indian cultures, it represents the life force, inner fire, love and passion.
Geology: Ruby is the name for red corundum. It is an aluminum oxide and can range from rose to a dark purplish red color from traces of chromium. It forms hexagonal, barrel-shaped crystals found in alluvial deposits. Ruby is heavy and is mined by panning.
Localities: Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East Africa

About Stones: Pipestone

pipestone

Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Chakra: Brow
Lore: Pipestone is used by Native American Indians for the carving of sacred pipes, fetishes and totems. Look to the spirit world to provide guidance in using pipestone in an intuitive manner. A stone for those drawn to the “old ways,” pipestone will empower ceremonies and enhance pursuits when handled with respect.
Geology: Pipestone, also known as Catlinite, is a fine, compact siliceous clay colored red by iron. The principal locality is in Minnesota, where a large quarry has been worked for hundreds of years. Even warring tribes came to the quarry, now a National Monument, in peace.
Locality: Minnesota

About Stones: Picasso Stone

picasso

Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Chakra: Heart
Lore: Picasso stone can assist in the development of creative talents. It strengthens self-control, supporting serenity and pure thought. Use picasso stone to enhance common sense in matters of the heart and of the home.
Geology: Picasso stone is a type of marble which is a metamorphosed limestone of recrystalized dolomite or calcite. The color range includes a combination of black, brown, tan, yellow, and gray.
Locality: Mexico

About Stones: Peridot

peridot

Astrological Sign: Virgo, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius
Chakra: Heart, Solar Plexus
Lore:: Peridot, also known as olivine, helps to regulate physical and emotional life cycles. It allows detachment from outside influences and helps us live our own lives. Peridot also encourages us to admit mistakes and to forgive ourselves.
Geology: Peridot is formed in deep rock out of ultra-alkaline magma. Often brought to the surface during volcanic eruptions and found as an ‘olivine bomb’ embedded in volcanic rock.
Localities: Arizona, Hawaii

About Stones: Marbled Jasper

marbledjasp

Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Chakra: Root
Lore: Marbled jasper assists in the healing of animals. It is useful to promote the flow of chi energy during accupuncture or accupressure and to energize the hand chakras. It brings strength to those living in close proximity to the earth and may be used to facilitate astral travel.
Geology: Jasper is fine-grained quartz containing particles which were suspended in the original silicic acid solution giving it an opaque color and markings.
Locality: Africa

About Stones: Leopardskin Jasper

leopjasp

Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Chakra: Solar Plexus
Lore: Leopardskin Jasper helps us deal with strenuous life situations calmly with awareness of our strength. Use it to fortify feelings of self-respect. Leopardskin Jasper is emotionally balancing.
Geology: Leopardskin jasper is a type of rhyolite which is sandy colored with glassy black inclusions. The term jasper is misleading. Rhyolite is a volcanic rock consisting mainly of quartz, feldspar, and hornblende.
Locality: Mexico