Above and Below
Affirmation: My thoughts and actions create beneficial results. I am healthy and abundant. All that I need is available to me. I am happy for other people’s good fortune and blessings. I have an open heart. I am truly blessed. I am gratitude for all the blessings still yet to come.
Color: pistachio-green, green, yellowish-brown, brown, or sometimes blackish-brown-green
Chakra(s): heart and solar plexus
About the stone: Epidote is a calcium aluminum silicate with varying amounts of iron. The more iron the darker the color. Epidote crystallizes in the monoclinic system with prismatic crystals rarely exhibiting distinct terminations.
Astrological sign(s): Capricorn, Libra
Number(s): 3 and 8
Mohs scale: 6–7
Spiritual uses: The natural tetrahedron structure of epidote provides a deeper understanding and connection to the concept of “as above, so below.” Employ this stone as a tool to tap into your sacred heart, that part of you that is aligned with Divine love. This stone also provides an abundance of spiritual energy.
Mental uses: Epidote increases your mental capacity to integrate the true meaning of love and abundance into your understanding of the world. With this stone in hand, think from your heart and the truth will be yours. Use this heartfelt truth to make your decisions.
Emotional uses: Epidote aligns you with parallel realities in which you already know how to love freely. This stone awakens the realization that there is plenty of love to go around. It is a good stone to improve relationships in which jealousy tends to be an issue.
Physical uses: Epidote reminds you that there is plenty of everything to go around, including good health, sufficient income, and unconditional love. This stone assures you that all of your basic needs are met with an abundance left over to share with others. It helps you relax into the knowledge that nothing is lacking. Use this stone helps to increase good health, abundant wealth, and the ability to love fully and completely.
Divine guidance: Do you need a reminder that there is plenty for everyone? Are you a bit jealous of someone’s blessings or perhaps someone is envious of your good fortune? Remember, good fortune and blessings are often the result of years of good thoughts, good deeds, hard work, and an open heart. It takes many years to become an overnight success! Develop your capacity to love. Expand your knowledge. Work diligently toward your goal and put your attention on your own life. Practice gratitude.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones. (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo