Colour: It is an opaque stone, with colours ranging from red and gold to indigo and black. It often exhibits a shimmering iridescence similar to tiger eye.
Found in: Namibia, South Africa.
A variety of Chalcedony. It was named after its discoverer, Sid Pieters and is also called Tempest Stone.
Pietersite carries the energy of the storm or tempest, and can purify one’s body and energies. It is said to be tremendously energizing to the wearer, enhancing strength, courage, will power, and awareness of the higher planes. It helps one see beyond the immediate to beauty in the whole. It enhances courage and tenacity. Spiritually and psychically, pietersite helps in working with angels, experiencing visions, and precognition, relating to feminine or goddess energy, as well as astral and dimensional travel. Emotionally, it helps to relax, and release deep emotions in a calmer way.
Chakra: When placed at the sacral chakra, it can remove the feeling of being stuck in a difficult situation and not knowing which way to turn. When placed at the brow it can bring new ways of thinking through difficult situations, and at the solar plexus can make one see themselves as others see them.
Health: It balances body fluids, improves nutrition, helps with gastrointestinal functions, and helps the endocrine glands, balances female hormones, alleviates PMS and menopause symptoms. Pietersite is also excellent for improving memory and it is also said that it eases up tight and aching back muscles. Good with fluctuating blood pressure. Hold or place beside the bed when suffering from a fever as this stone is said to bring the temperature down to a normal level.
Star sign: Sagittarius, Leo
REFERENCES & BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Geigner M (2007): Healing Crystals.
Hall J (2003): The Crystal Bible.
Photograph: taken from Mindat, copyright © Debbie Woolf
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