Good morning crystal lovers. Today’s article is about a rare Feldspar called Astrophyllite. My original post was back in March of 2018. In my research for my first post I wasn’t able to locate any first find inormation beyond Astrophyllite being found in Norway. This time I found a bit more.
The first find was by a gentleman named Paul Christian Wiebye on Laven Island off the coast of Norway in 1844. Unfortunately the geological community didn’t recognize this find until ten years later when a guy, brace yourself, named Carl Johan August Theodor Sheerer researched Wiebyes find and named it. Aside from Norway other locations where mining is going on are in Russia, Greenland, Canada and Colorado here in the US.
From what I understand Russia currently has the largest available product on the market but still that isn’t a lot because Astrophyllite is hard to find and mine without damage. It forms on the inside of host minerals rather than piggybacking on the outside. Some people have mistaken Nuumite and Astrophyllite for one another. Sure both have gorgeous flashes of color but in the case of today’s crystal topic the color is in the form of blades rather than small pieces of color.
All the samples I’ve personally seen have been dark golden brown to almost black. My research says Astrophyllite can also be found in white, grey, orange and occasionally green. While I adore my palm stone I have yet to find a whole piece. This girl has some shopping to do! The Chakras that Astrophyllite resonate with are the Third Eye and Crown. The Mohs Scale of hardness has it at a 3 – 4.
The energy of this stone is intense and doesn’t play around. This is a manifestation stone that helps transform your life and open you for personal and spiritual growth. When workingwith it be prepared to make huge life changes. It is not uncommon that what is not for you or your highest good, whatever that may be, will fall out of your life. It helps you find your strength, your voice, your true self and your life purpose.
A few of the other qualities Astrophyllite has to offer are:
- It fills you with so much light that negativity has no place to hide, so it leaves.
- It releases the hold your past has on you so you can move forward. No one is defined by their past decisions. They are mearly stepping stones to our future and the people we are becoming.
- It makes us more aware of synchronicities in our lives and what they can mean.
- Although I have never tried meditating with Astrophyllite for the purpose of astral travel, it is said to be very good for that purpose.
- It can help you remember, learn from and heal past life issues.
- Being a Feldspar it helps strengthen psychic abilities.
- Astrophyllite is said to heal health issues on a cellular issues. In my research I didn’t find any clear indication of this but working with it won’t hurt or intensify any problems so I though I’d mention it.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief look at Astrophyllite. If its qualities resonate with you I encourage you to purchase a piece and work with it. Keep in mind I am not a doctor and sharing healing qualities of this stone or any crystal or mineral is in no way giving medical advice. Working with it can help but if you are ill see your medical practitioner of choice.
Until Next Time…
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon