The Healing Properties of Crystals

Hemimorphite

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  • Pronunciation: [hem-i-mawr-fahyt]

  • Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O

  • Stone Qualities: Empathy, Emotional Healing, Communication, Joy, Bliss

  • Hardness (Mohs): 4.5 - 5

  • Chakras: Heart (4th), Throat (5th), Third Eye (6th), Crown (7th)

  • Zodiac: Libra

  • Locality: Algeria, Italy, Greece, Mexico, Namibia

Hemimorphite

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Hemimorphite is associated with smithsonite-- in fact, until 1803, the two were thought to be one and the same-- and, historically, has been mined from the upper portions of lead and zinc ores. It is classified as a sorosilicate mineral and was named for its unusual crystal development, in which the terminals are made up of dissimilar faces (“hemimorph” development). Only a few minerals in the world exhibit this type of crystal development. Hemimorphite comes in white, blue and green colorations and has an orthorhombic pyramidal crystal system, a Moh's scale hardness of 4.5 to 5, and a specific gravity of 3.516 to 3.525. Its luster is vitreous, adamantine, or sometimes silky, and it is transparent to translucent. Some specimens also show florescence in certain types of light. Hemimorphite can be found in places such as the Belgian-German border, Poland, the United States, North Africa, Thailand and England. Besides being an ore of zinc, this mineral is a highly sought after piece among collectors, particularly when in blue globular form and well crystalized.

Metaphysically, hemimorphite is regarded as a stone of personal growth and transformation, protection and good fortune. Wearing it or keeping it near may result in an increase in one’s self-respect and self-esteem. If you feel stuck in your life and unsure of how to proceed, keeping hemimorphite around as a companion may assist you in your personal evolution and bring much needed creativity and joy to your life. It is believed that this effect is due to its particular vibration which may actually increase the level of light able to enter your auric field, aiding in your spiritual growth and ascension. This result may have a profound effect on the throat chakra in specific, enhancing overall communication skills and therefore improving relationships with loved ones. There have also been claims of improvement in psychic communication. Not surprisingly, this stone is often used and highly praised as a meditation aid. It may enhance communication with spirit guides and the angelic realm, trigger psychic visions, help us to see the truth and assist in the journey to enlightenment. At the same time, it may balance masculine and feminine energies and banish feelings of regret, resentment, frustration and anger. Hemimorphite is associated with the storm element, the zodiac sign of the libra, and the throat, heart, third eye and crown chakras.

On a physical level, hemimorphite has been used in the regaining and maintenance of overall health of the body. In particular, crystal healers believe it to be useful for pain relief and in the treatment of blood disease, ulcers, and cellular disease or disorder. Additionally, it may ease hormone fluctuation, battle herpes, alleviate symptoms of PMS, and aid in weight loss efforts. Simply wear hemimorphite, keep it near, or gift it to a love one in order to exploit and/or share its celebrated abilities.