Affirmation: I am grounded, focused, and courageous. I am willing to take chances and try new things. Illusions fall away in front of me. I see through appearances and bravely follow my intuition without hesitation.
Color: varying hues of brown, blue, red, and gold
Chakra(s): root, navel, solar plexus, and third eye
About the stone: Pietersite is a recently uncovered quartz jasper variety contain tiger eye and forming in a massive form under pressure and metamorphic activity.
Astrological sign(s): Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius
Mohs scale: 6
Spiritual uses: Pietersite serves as a grounding force while you take spiritual steps to develop your third eye and intuitive nature. Its iridescence and swirling fibrous segments combined with the stabilizing force of this stone increases your ability to bring forth inspired self-awareness.
Mental uses: Pietersite helps you gain mental clarity. Its chatoyancy, an optical reflectance, creates an optical effect that helps you go within to reflect but also to notice the reflections from outside yourself.
Emotional uses: Pietersite strengthens your personal power and the ability to shine. This stone is useful for improving your self-esteem, joy, enthusiasm, and courage. It’s a tool for healing emotional issues involving personal interactions.
Divine guidance: Do you need a more courage to set boundaries? Are you aware of everything that is going on around you? Take the time for some inner reflection. Improve your ability to notice when people are true to their word—or not. Have confidence in your intuitive sight.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones. (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo