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Prehnite is a pale yellow-green stone composed of calcium and aluminum and sometimes with iron in them which will make the stones more orange. Most of the stones are a pale milky greenish blue. This is a stone of inspiration and unconditional love, and it’s also a great stone for meditation.
Physical Energy Properties: Helpful in treating gout and anemia. It’s also beneficial to the kidneys, bladder, and lungs as well as the shoulders, neck and chest. Aids in repairing connective tissue and can also be an aid in getting to the root cause of an issue or disease.
Emotional Energy Properties: Prehnite connects you with our intuition or inner knowing which makes it an excellent stone for meditation. This will help you find your truth and help you stay on your own path in life. It’s also good for helping you clear out things that you no longer need in your life so you can open up space for other things to enter in.
Chakras: Connected to the Heart and Third Eye chakras.
Astrological signs: Related to Libra.
History: The first discovery of Prehnite occurred in 1788, by Colonel Hendrick von Prehn who found it in Cape Province in South Africa. It was then named after von Prehn, a commander of the Dutch military forces in South Africa and he introduced it into South Africa’s gemstone trade. It has been used by Shamans in South Africa for centuries and was introduced to the Western world in the 1780s.
Where it's found: Found in South Africa mainly, but also in Australia now too.
Variations, Rarity and Value: Prehnite is popular as cabochon material because of its beautiful colours. The colours of the stone range from green to greenish blue and even yellow or orange if there is iron in the stone. Totally transparent Prehnite stones are very rare but can be found. It has a hardness of 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale and it can be made into fine jewelry. Large pieces of the stone have been found in New Jersey and pieces that weigh 400 pounds have been found. Some specimens can go up to 30 carats.
How to use it: This is a wonderful stone to use for divination which is to connect with the spirit or angelic realm. It is also helpful in sealing and protecting your auric field and it’s good to have in the home for protection as well. You can use it when decluttering your home and letting go of possessions you no longer need. Use it to recover your dreams and introspect on them.
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