Zoisite is a calcium aluminium hydroxy sorosilicate mineral. It forms in prismatic, orthorhombic crystals or in massive form. Zoisite may be blue to violet, green, brown, pink, yellow, gray, or colorless. It may be transparent, translucent, or opaque.
The blue-purple variety, discovered in 1967, is known as tanzanite.
Zoisite is named after Slovene scientist Baron Sigmund Zois von Edelstein, a Carniolan nobleman, natural scientist, and patron of the arts. When it was brought to him, he realized it was an unknown mineral.
Magical and Mystical Properties include
- aiding in focus
- strengthening the heart
- strengthening the adrenal glands
- aiding in detoxifying the body
Discharging & Recharging
To discharge zoisite, run it under warm water once a month. To recharge, place it in sunlight. (In stone therapy, when using stones to heal, their energy is used up, requiring the stones to be recharged.)
This is a reference for fiction writers and should not be taken as medical or spiritual advice.
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