Scolecite Properties and Meanings
Scolecite’s unique structure has made it a favourite among geologists!
It forms in clusters of sharp, prismatic, “needle-like” points, which often radiate outward from a source, or, alternatively, criss-cross with each other to form sculptures that are truly a natural art form.
There is no other crystal in the world that shares Scolecite’s exact formation, making it highly distinctive and unique for both aesthetic and crystological purposes.
When sanded and polished into “tumble stone” form, the streaks of these needles remain visible.
If the stone was to be cracked in half, they would reappear – that is to say, even a smooth scolecite stone is not solid inside.
When the needles are exposed to heat, they twist and curl up, which is where the name of this stone comes from – “skolecks” means “worm” in Greek.
Scolecite is mainly found in India, although there are also deposits of white scolecite in Iceland.
Most scolecite crystals are white or clear, but the presence of trace minerals within the crystal matrix can also turn them pink, red, or green.
Different colours of scolecite will take on slightly different energies, although its underlying properties will remain relatively similar.
If you are interested in choosing a scolecite stone that is not white, ensure that you read up on the colour lore of the colour you are choosing, so you don’t pick a colour with an energy that runs counter to your goals!
Why Would You Use Scolecite?
Scolecite is a powerful rebalancing stone, especially for people who have spent a large amount of time in high-energy environments. In Chinese philosophy, scolecite is associated with Yin energy, in contrast to Yang energy.
Yang energy is outward-focussed, whereas Yin energy is inward-focussed, and promotes self-love and self-healing.
If you have spent a significant amount of time in Yang environments, such as high-powered work environments or social events, you may need a good dose of the Yin energy of a stone like scolecite to “recharge.”
This is especially important for people who are introverted – that is, who gain their energy from being alone.
Scolecite will speed up the recharging process, helping you gather your energy and calm yourself so that you are focussed and ready for your next social or Yang-focussed activities.
Note, however, that extroverts need some reflective, self-focussed recharging time sometimes too, so scolecite isn’t wasted on them!
Scolecite can help with spiritual and emotional peace of mind, helping you to develop feelings of connection with a higher power and confidence in your relationship with Him or It.
This is a very comforting feeling for many, many people, but one that is often scoffed at in our modern society.
Scolecite can help you move past the derision of your peers and realize that, if these feelings will have measurable, positive benefits for you, they are worth pursuing.
The vibrations of scolecite stones are similar to the comforting, warm feeling of love that you experience with people who you have cared about and shared your life with for a long time.
It is a soothing and energizing stone at the same time, inspiring you towards being a better self while also giving you feelings of comfort with your own self, as you are now.
It promotes serenity, and the feeling that “what will come, will come, and we’ll meet it when it does.”
It will effectively prepare you to deal with potential problems, but not allow you to fixate on these problems, and instead allow you to focus your mind on the positive aspects of your life as you currently experience it – and there will always be positive aspects of your life as you currently experience it!
How Will Scolecite Help You?
Scolecite will help you develop your self-love and self-confidence.
By introducing this stone into your life, you will become more comfortable with yourself, and learn how to create a positive relationship with your own mind, which is an extremely useful and rare skill for anyone to learn.
For those of us who feel uneasy when they are on their own, especially when they feel that “bad thoughts” are just on the edge of their consciousness, prepared to swoop in at any moment, scolecite may be the perfect stone for you.
It will allow you to rest easy with your own mind, rather than being afraid of “bad thoughts.”
The calming energy of scolecite stones can help those who deal with anxiety and insomnia, helping you sleep easily when the energy around you is rattling around inside your brain.
It will help you clear your mind of fears and worries, especially those that are focussed on potential future events, or on past mistakes that you can’t change now (especially those pesky mistakes that everyone else has forgotten about, but that linger with us for years).
Once you are freed of those feelings and anxieties, you will be able to enjoy your own company much more.
You may find yourself looking forward to being on your own to a far greater extent than you may have in the past.
This comfort with yourself is the great breeding ground for creativity, as (while other people can be very inspiring), creative work often happens in solitude.
If you are seeking to integrate more creativity into your life – either through an artistic pursuit, or, generally, in developing your lateral thinking and innovation skills – then scolecite will help prime you for that to happen.
It is also a good stone for developing your senses of empathy and sympathy. Frequently, people tell us that being self-focussed means neglecting others.
However, as scolecite will make clear to you, the opposite is true!
When we are comfortable with our own emotions, it becomes far easier to appreciate other people’s.
Only by coming to understand our own feelings can we develop a sense of empathy towards the feelings of others.
If we are constantly focussed on social activities and work, it is very hard to spend any time coming to terms with our own emotions or learning what they are really about or caused by.
How to Use Scolecite for the Best Results
One of the best ways to use scolecite is to place it in a room where you frequently spend time alone with your own thoughts.
This might be a bedroom, a study, a den, or even an office.
Place it somewhere where it is easily seen every time you enter. Natural scolecite formations make great decorations, but a well-placed tumble stone is just as good.
By placing it in this sort of room, you will become primed for introspection every time you enter. It will also ward off any anxieties or negative thoughts that might disrupt your thinking patterns while you are in this room.
This will make it easier to develop your creative and innovative mind while you are in the room, and it will prevent you from becoming bogged down with unnecessary fears.
Even if this is a room that you usually work in, like an office, or dread going into, you may find that a single piece of scolecite is enough to completely change the energy of the room, and you may actually come to enjoy spending time in it.
You may feel calmer, comforted, and generally at ease every time you enter, without even knowing why!
You can also wear scolecite as a piece of jewellery in order to take this energy with you everywhere you go.
A scolecite pendant is a great way to go, as it will rest over your heart and purify the energy entering your emotional body, and also because it is easy to touch and be physically conscious of.
If you wear a rather heavy pendant, you will also be comforted by its weight – it is a scientifically proven fact that feelings of physical weight ease anxiety by promoting a feeling of connection with the physical world that keeps the mind from spinning out of control!
Scolecite is sacred to the third eye chakra, which is the chakra of imagination and intuition. It is a wonderful addition to a set of chakra stones for this reason.
If you are interested in using it as a chakra stone, you may want to wear it as close as possible to your third eye chakra (such as in a brow piercing or a circlet, or a hair pin or earrings if you are a little less daring, fashion-wise!).
You can also place it on your forehead in between your eyebrows while you meditate, or even right before you fall asleep (as long as you like sleeping on your back an don’t move too much, as it’s apt to slip off).
The Best Combinations to Use with Scolecite
If you are using scolecite to prompt creativity and prime yourself for creative thinking, you will want to pair it with other stones that promote creativity, such as blue apatite.
This will help you not only be prepared for creative thoughts to enter your mind, but actively encourage them to come to you!
There are many options for stones that enhance creativity, in various ways – stones that are sacred to the third eye, the throat, and even the sacral chakras can have positive effects on creativity.
This is not to mention the dozens of stones that have attributes related to creativity and imagination quite apart from their chakral alliance! Choose a stone that feels right to you.
If you are hoping to use your scolecite stone to banish anxiety or insomnia, then you may want to pair it with a stone that has strong anti-negativity properties, such as shungite or hematite.
While scolecite is good for calming the mind, sometimes it alone is not enough to completely dispel those negative thoughts.
If that is what you want or need in your life, then a stone with powerful banishing properties may be the perfect complement.
If you want to use your scolecite to help you love yourself more and foster self-acceptance and self-care, you may want to pair it with blue apatite, danburite, or even a Shiva lingam stone.
All of these are wonderful stones for helping you to love yourself more and accept yourself for who you are.
Blue apatite and danburite do this in a gentler way than Shiva lingam stones do, so if you feel the need to kick up your Yang energy as well as your Yin energy, then pairing a Shiva lingam with your scolecite stone can be a great way to do it!
Remember also that Shiva lingam stones are made of red jasper, so any other red jasper stone can do the job there too.
You can also pair your scolecite with stones that put you in touch with the higher powers of the universe, such as angelite or celestite, in order to achieve an enhanced spiritual awareness.
These stones will help you develop a stronger connection to divine powers, which can be extremely comforting and joyful, especially for those who suffer from anxiety and fear about the future.
My Final Thoughts on the Power of Scolecite
In a highly anxiety-inducing culture where Yang energy almost always eclipses Yin energy, scolecite can help us find balance and comfort.
It can bring us to a successful, self-loving space, and reintroduce balance into our lives after they are thrown out of alignment.
This is an excellent stone to use if your daily life involves a lot of Yang-focussed activities.
Business-owners, salespeople, and people who are involved in a lot of networking and social engagement all need a shot of Yin energy once in a while to keep them from becoming completely misaligned when it comes to their psychic lives.
Do you feel that you have an overabundance of Yang energy in your life?
Or the opposite – have you become one of the rarer species of people who have too much Yin energy in their lives?
Do you think that scolecite could help you regain balance and develop a healthier lifestyle overall?
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