Author: Colleen The Crystal Dragon | Category: Month 43
Colour: Commonly lime green to green-black, white and yellow-brown also possible.
Area: Russia, Europe, South Africa
Appearance: Natural form breaks into smooth-planed prisms, often granite-like in colour variance with deposits of quartz
Astrological Sign: Pisces, Gemini
Diopside, also known as chromed Dopside, gets is rich, green color from the element chromium. It is frequently found in deposits of volcanic rock. In addition to the green chrome variety, purple violane and deep black star diopside can also be found. The stones are often so beautiful that they are cut into faceted gems that rival the brilliance of emeralds.
Few healing crystals are as powerfully linked to the heart as diopside. It is sometimes called the “crying stone” as it releases emotions through cleansing tears. Fresh grief becomes easier to handle and old grief is brought to the surface to heal. It encourages an open heart, releasing stubbornness and anger, and getting in-touch with earth energies.
Diopside is most effective when kept close to the heart. It opens and balances the heart chakra, boosting creativity and giving sharpness to intellectual pursuits. In work with the sacral chakra, diopside can assist balancing hormones. It is perfect for helping a woman cope with the physical symptoms and emotional trials of menopause.
In crystal healing of the body, diopside is perfect to use in the case of heart conditions. Anyone who suffers from frequent arrhythmia can benefit from this crystal. It can also strengthen weak lungs, such as those in chronic asthma sufferers, and can be used in cases of pleurisy.
It boosts the circulatory system, helps prevent blood clots and can help prevent and alleviate muscle spasms. It is the ideal healing crystal for athletes, those with chronic heart conditions and the elderly.
Raw Diopside Dark Green