Bowenite, is a beautiful green stone that is also called Tangiwaite or Tangawaite. This stone is often mistaken to be Jade and is sometimes called New Jade for this reason. It’s a type of Serpentine which is part of the group of minerals ...
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Bowenite, is a beautiful green stone that is also called Tangiwaite or Tangawaite. This stone is often mistaken to be Jade and is sometimes called New Jade for this reason. It’s a type of Serpentine which is part of the group of minerals called the Phyllosilicates. It’s known as the stone of the warrior and protects from harm. Bowenite is also the state stone for Rhode Island.
Physical Energy Properties: Bowenite is good for the heart and maintaining good cholesterol levels. It’s also good for balancing issues with the head or the scalp. It can help with DNA/RNA and fertility.
Emotional Energy Properties: Good for those who experience depression as a reminder that we’re not alone in our struggles in life. This is a stone that will help you recognize past traumas and work through them as well as addressing and feeling grief. Brings in a connection to your ancestors. This is also a stone of abundance and wealth bringing you the mentality of achieving anything you set your mind to. Assists in assimilating during times of change.
Chakras: Connected with the Heart chakra
Astrological signs: Associated with Aquarius.
History: Bowenite has been used throughout history to make tools, weapons and jewellery by the Māori people in New Zealand. Bowenite was given its name in 1850 by James D. Dana and he named it after George T. Bowen, who studied the stone in 1822. The Māori in New Zealand used Bowenite with Nephrite Jade as a sacred stone they called Pounamu and many artifacts have been found all over the island particularly in the South. There is a Pounamu Resource Management Plan that keeps all of these artifacts safe.
Where it's found: Deposits of Bowenite can be found in China, New Zealand, Afghanistan, South Africa and the United States.
Variations, Rarity and Value: This stone can be dark green to light olive green all the way to yellow. Some specimens of the crystal can be high-grade semi-precious stones when they are semi-transparent. It’s a fairly soft crystal as well rating only a 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.
How to use it: Wearing Bowenite as an amulet will help to protect you from outside forces. It’s also a dream stone so putting it by your bed will help you access your dreams upon waking. This stone can also bring you success and creates a clean break from your past. It can be given as a gift of friendship or unconditional love.