Posted on 17th May 2021 at 10:45
Aegirine is also known as Acmite although some would dispute this. Originally, they were classified as different stones but despite Acmite being discovered first it has been called Aegirine. Interestingly the name Acmite is derived from a Greek word meaning point.
Aegirine was originally discovered in Norway and as such was named after Ægir (Aegir), the sea god in Norse mythology. Aegirine can also be found are Scotland, Nigeria, Kenya, Russia, Peninsula, Arkansas, Magnet Cove, Kongsberg, Quebec, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Greenland, and Narsarssuk.
It would be easy to confuse Aegirine with Black Tourmaline, especially as they are both black but Aegirine has a distinct glassy feel despite it being 6 on Mohs scale and if you gently tap one piece against another it sounds like glass. It is normally found near volcanic rocks that are rich in alkaline and it is a sodium iron silicate.
I have recently fell in love with Aegirine with its striking noble glassy black appearance and on holding it brings a sense of calm power making me not want to put it down.
It has been called the “Stone of Integrity” which implies it supports the holder to develop honesty and live by their truths and values. In a time when humanity is divided on so many levels and further compromised by other individuals judgements and expectations this stone can help you to stand by your truth.
It may even support you to not back down despite the pressure from people who assertively oppose your right to individual choice and beliefs.
I believe this stone could be beneficial for building resilience to stressful situations and potentially repair the aura and dissolve the doubts as well as diminish the sabotaging harmful energies that we create and the toxic energies that we accumulate from others or are purposely projected in the form of psychic attack and dislodges attachments.
This therefore makes it an ideal crystal for psychic shielding boosting your overall immunity. It has also been touted to support the immune system and supportive in detoxification regimes instilling discipline.
I have found aegirine to be a powerful ally for clients having past life regression and healing – somehow it supports acceptance of the past. Often it is awareness and acceptance that helps one to let go of pain and suffering.
The calming and empowering qualities of aegirine may be beneficial for people who suffer from anxiety, depression, or an overactive mind. I have found it to support the root chakra known for helping one to feel physically and emotionally safe and secure forming foundations necessary for kundalini to rise in the future.
Aegirine may prove helpful for shamanic practitioners and other healers, therapists and channellers who travel between worlds or connect with different dimensions due to is purifying and shielding qualities and enhancing personal integrity and discipline.
Chemical Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Crystal Class: Silicate
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Crystal habit: Long prismatic crystals, compact, fibrous, disseminated grains.
Hardness: 6 on Mohs scale
Chakras: Root and Solar Plexus
Zodiac Sign: Taurus (enhances stability, holding ground and connecting with nature) and Pisces (consolidating scattered mental energies)
Keywords: mentally calming, purifying, truth, honesty, integrity, standing true to you, psychic protection, grounding, dissolving lower energies, root chakra, supportive, healing the past, discipline, removes self-doubt, find inner strength, enhances self-esteem and self-worth
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