This is a very striking palm stone that combines reddish orange Orthoclase Feldspar with Black Tourmaline inclusions. The stone itself is from Madagascar. This particular combination is sometimes being called "Volcano Feldspar" as a trade name. Interesting patterns and formations are present throughout. Plus, tiny shimmery areas that catch the light here and there as you move the stone around in your hands.
This combination is very energetic, and very protective. The reddish/pink-ish hues in this Orthoclase come from tiny Hematite inclusions, adding an extra bit of "oomph" to the grounding and protective qualities.
There may be a few small organic spots here and there from inclusions that were close to the surface as the stone was shaped and polished. ALL formations present are 100% natural.
It weighs about 3.9oz and measures approximately 2 3/8" inches long by 1 3/4" inches wide. Code-121022-715
Feldspar supports stability, steadiness, and consistency. It is a stone of balance on all levels, and offers a firm and grounding energy.
It is also said to inspire all of us to become leaders by example; living and sharing our own unique truths and viewpoints with others.
It is a component of many stones that discourage energy vampires.
It is associated with the Root Chakra
Hematite (sometimes spelled Hemetite). Hematite is a must for anyone interested in working with crystals and stones. It is said to assist in grounding and calming and in manifesting Divine Light in your life. It deflects and dissolves negative energies.
Hematite is said to help one to 'sort things out' and can be used for memory enhancement, original thinking and technical knowledge. Hematite, especially in its natural crystalline form, is traditionally thought to bring peace, self-control and inner happiness.
It is a calming energy and is said to attract "kind" love and act as a stabilizing force.
In Crystal Healing, Hematite is used to calm the nerves, reduce pain, decrease insomnia, and to align the spine and speed the mending of broken bones. Some Indigenous healers used it for blood disorders.
Hematite is associated with the Root Chakra.
Black Tourmaline aka Schorl, is probably best known as a stone of Purification and Protection.
It is used to help one to let go of the issues and problems that are holding you back.
It supports the cleansing and purification of your energy field (aura) from negative emotions, issues, trauma, etc.
When worn or kept in a specific area it is said to deflect and/or transform the negative energy in an individual or an environment.
It has also long been used to repel 'black magic.'
Black tourmaline is often used in dealing with long standing fears and obsessions and is said to bring about greater overall emotional stability.
It's a good stone to assist in Grounding.
Some Indigenous Medicine People believe that it can help one attain higher levels of awareness, especially when combined with Quartz, as inclusions of Tourmaline (aka Tourmalated Quartz.).
In Crystal Healing, black tourmaline is used to strengthen the immune system, overall. It's also been used with arthritis, gout and various heart ailments.
It is associated with the Root or Base Chakra.
Native legends speak of crystal skulls as an inheritance from ancient times. Said to “talk and sing” they are believed to carry messages for all mankind, including what may be discovered when we overcome our fear of death.