Traditionally known as the stone of garnet, Spessartine is an uncommon gemstone that is not much known to the mankind. The energizing and warm radiations of the fiery reddish-orange color give strength to the wearer and impact in the wearer the willingness to help others.
Spessartine is known to enhance the analytical process of the mind and lets the person have a more rational approach towards life. It instils creativity in the one who wears it, and gives the power to one to chase and fulfil his dreams. Spessartine is known to especially work towards one’s aspirations, dreams, and objectives in life. Spessartine is considered to be a valuable stone for writers, dancers, actors, and artists, all those who are in some or the other way related to creativity, and are surrounded by creative realm.
Spessartine has received its name from the Spessart district of Bavaria, in Germany.
The noteworthy sources of Spessartine are Nigeria, Namibia, China, Brazil, Tanzania, Kenya, Afghanistan, Mozambique, Pakistan, and the U.S.
Spessartine is supposed to be advantageous for boosting fertility and is good for both male and female reproductive systems. It enhances sex drive as well. Spessartine is also known to help the poor circulation of blood, bladder and kidney, Reynaud's disease, chilblains and other such ailments. The people, who are intolerant to some of the food products, like dairy and wheat, Spessartine is a good stone to recover their intolerance.
It also acts as an anti-depressant thereby alleviating the destructive tendencies of the person. Spessartine also balances the imbalance of calcium in the body and fortifies the immune system, heart, and small intestine. It is an excellent curative remedy for insomnia as well.
Spessartine initiates the analytical process in the mind making the wearer much rational towards his life and work. It facilitates one to travel in the rational dominion so that he/she ca explore himself well. Spessartine brings the freedom in discovery.
The vibrational energy of the Spessartine garnet promotes the happiness of the person from within. It makes him feel content and satisfied with the things going on in his life. It overrides emotional factors that make the person restricted and bounded. The natural responsiveness of hunger and thirst are restored by Spessartine garnet and is hence considered good for kids.
This crystal is believed to help especially those who have difficulty in speaking in public, or those who find it difficult to express themselves in group situations, for example in the group discussion round in interviews. Spessartine is a great stone as it gives the strength to the wearer to oppress and protest against the taboos that are prevalent in the society. It allows one to be adventurous and sporting in facing the challenges that come up every day in one’s life. It provides opportunities and guides the wearer in choosing a correct path that leads to the betterment of his life.
Spessartine contains a high amount of spiritual energies that forms cheerful and optimistic vibrations that spreads in the entire body at a fast pace and drives out all the negative energies. When one uses the stone, it attracts him towards it. It indicates that the wearer’s consciousness is ready to absorb and assimilate the balance and growth from within.
Spessartine Garnet heals the sacral chakra and the solar plexus chakra by awakening the creative energies of the body. The vibrational energies of the stone link itself with physical, mental, and artistic creativity.
The yellow colored Spessartine crystal works great on the solar plexus chakra, which bestows power and vigour to one’s will. The solar plexus chakra is the chakra that maintains the relationship. It brings one close to his family and friends. It lets one live without any fear and gives the wearer the freedom to interpret the realities and activities in the world through his own opinions and emotions.
The second chakra or the sacral chakra is also supported and healed by the Spessartine crystal. It is situated below the navel and is considered to be the life force of the body. Sacral chakra maintains the balance of energy transformation from the mind to the body, and from the body to the mind. Balanced sacral chakras give one immense pleasure and the feeling of satisfaction from everything that happens in his life and gives flexibility of going with the flow.
Some facts about Spessartine
Spessartine is the species of a manganese aluminium garnet and is a nesosilicate. It forms in certain low-grade metamorphic phyllites, and in granite pegmatite. Spessartine can also occur in allied rocks.
On Moh’s scale of hardness, Spessartine measures 7.
|Crystal Habit||Massive to crystalline|
|Diaphaneity||Transparent to translucent|
|Moh's scale (hardness)||6.5 - 7.5|
|Sources||Australia, Myanmar, India, Afghanistan, Israel, Madagascar, Tanzania and the United States|
|Color||Yellow through red|
The spicy and warm color of Spessartine ranges from bright orange to reddish-orange to pale yellow-orange to light brownish hues. Being from the same family of garnet, Spessartine must have shades of orange in it to look different from the purplish garnet stone.
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