The Healing Properties of Crystals



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  • Pronunciation: [na-truh-lahyt, ney-]

  • Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10·2H2O

  • Stone Qualities: Evolution, Transformation, Higher Consciousness

  • Hardness (Mohs): 5 - 5.5

  • Chakras: Third Eye (6th), Crown (7th)

  • Zodiac: Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio

  • Locality: Czech Republic, Australia, India, Russia and USA


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Natrolite, named in 1803 by Martin Heinrich Klaproth, belongs to the zeolite group and is a species of tectosilicate mineral. The origin of its name can be discovered when it is broken down into its two base Greek words: “natron,” in reference to its sodium content, and “lithos,” meaning “stone.” It is also sometimes informally referred to as “needle-zeolite” or “needle stone,” in reference to its acicular crystal habit. Along with other zeolites, this mineral can be found inside of the amygdaloidal cavities within basaltic igneous rocks. It also commonly occurs in nepheline syenites. Notable localities include France, Russia, Quebec, the United States (New Jersey and Oregon), and a variety of sites north of Bohemia. Natrolite exhibits colorless or white coloration, an orthorhombic crystal system, a Moh's scale hardness of 5-6, a specific gravity of 2.25, a white streak, and a vitreous, silky or pearly luster. Readily fusible, it melts and imparts a yellow coloration when held up to a candle flame. In the past, natrolite was a stone that was relatively difficult to obtain, but it is gradually becoming easier to find on the market. It can often be found (and purchased) along with other high energy crystals from the same seller.


Being a high vibration crystal with an incredible amount of energy, natrolite is considered to be arguably the most powerful of the zeolites in the metaphysical world. It resonates with the third eye, crown, and soul star chakras. Combined with other strong energy stones, it is very effective in assisting with spiritual growth. Keeping it with you and/or wearing it on a regular basis may bestow upon you a variety of psychic gifts, such as automatic writing, psychic visions, telepathic abilities, clairsentience and clairaudience. Additionally, you may notice an increased occurrence of coincidence and synchronicity in your life (particularly if you wear your crystal set in a pendant). Like other zeolites, natrolite is beneficial to its environment. It is said to absorb toxic odors and products. For this reason, many people choose to keep it inside of their homes.


As far as physical healing is concerned, natrolite is widely held to have a positive effect on the nervous system. Some maintain that it has the ability to harmonize it with the Lightbody. It may also aid the nervous system in its dealings with high vibrations, making it a useful stone to use before the introduction of other high vibration stones, such as herderite or phenacite. Sometimes, natrolite is actually combined with other high vibration stones in the making of wands, where different combinations result in a plethora of specific healing effects. Those who suffer from brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease have claimed that natrolite's presence eases their symptoms and has an overall healing effect. Besides the neurological benefits, natrolite is believed to help with water-related problems including water retention and edema