Variscite is also known as Utahlite. Variscite is a hydrated aluminum phosphate mineral. It is sometimes confused with turquoise, but it is generally green in color. Variscite is sometimes used as a semiprecious stone and is popular for craving and ornamental use. It was first discovered in the year 1837 in the area of Variscia, the historical name of Vogtland, in Germany. Good and excellent appreciation of colours in variscite has made it a popular gem in recent years. It is a soothing stone and sometimes it is called “true worry stone” as it helps to overcome worries, anxiety, fears and tensions. It also relieves stress and depression and can give you inner strength and courage. Variscite is very wonderful for meditation. It is used in jewellery, pendant, and necklace to enhance the beauty of an ornament. It is widely used in the preparation of items of decoration.
Source and Availability
Appearance-Opaque, sometimes veined, may appear as large mass or small encrustations on a matrix.
Rarity-Obtained from specialist stores
Source-United States, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Bolivia
Metaphysical Properties of Variscite
Variscite is very beneficial for encouragement, bringing hope and courage. It can help calm the mind and is excellent for meditation. Variscite can be a benefit for intuition and psychic perceptions and is an excellent crystal for past life recall. Sleeping with variscite brings peaceful sleep and a peaceful mind. It is a stone of love and brings love and understanding in all situations. As a stone of prosperity, Variscite brings financial stability while avoiding excess. It opens the heart chakra; it brings unconditional love into the situation. It is extremely helpful for past life exploration. It facilitates visual images of the experience while going deeply into the feelings and experiences of appropriate lives.
Psychologically, Variscite facilitates moving out of deep despair and into a position of hope and trust in the universe. It supports sobriety. It aids clear thinking and increases perception. Physically Variscite is an energizer that helps to restore depleted energy reserves.
Healing Properties of Variscite
Variscite heals the nervous system, treats abdominal distension and constricted blood flow, and regenerates elasticity of veins and skin. It neutralizes over-acidity and aids gout, gastritis, ulcers, rheumatism and allied conditions.
Identification of Variscite
Lustre-vitreous to waxy
Mohs scale hardness- 4.5
Position-Place as appropriate and use for long periods of time. Position over third eye for past life recall. Wear as a pendant or hold in the left hand.