Chemical Makeup: Be3Al2(SiO3)6
Crystalline structure: Hexagonal
Colors: Pale blue
Hardness: 7.5 to 8
Localities: Madagascar, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Brazil, Colombia, Zambia, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
Astrology: Associated with the planet Venus. Astrological birthstone for Scorpio.
Associated Chakra(s): Throat Chakra
Metaphysical properties: Courage, Awareness
Facilitates clear communication of complicated or difficult concepts, allowing you to travel deep within yourself to understand, process and simplify universal messages of harmony & evolution.
It has a gentle and compassionate energy, encouraging you to be gentler with yourself and others, quieting the voice of the inner critic.
Supportive when you feel overwhelmed with responsibilities, by clarifying what you are actually responsible for and providing strength and courage to take right actions.
Enhances intellectual capacity and assimilation and encourages trust in yourself and your ability to always be prepared for whatever you encounter.
There is a flowing quality to the stone and at the same time, an energy of structure and order, providing for alignment and connection between the physical and spiritual realms.
Treats swollen glands, improves clarity of vision, and assists in the maintenance of the structure of the teeth and bones.