3rd chakra. This beautiful chatoyant stone has been said to assist one in recognizing the beauty of the soul. Gives one courage to create and maintain beauty. Healing to the endocrine system. Pietersite is a wonderful choice for building self esteem and image. It boosts ones moral and teaches pride. Great for artists who feel their work is not good enough to show. A good choice for teenagers who feel they are un-worthy. Let them know that they are loved and very important. Another healing stone that should be in everyone's healing kit.
Metaphysical Properties- Pietersite crystallizes in the form of masses, the structure a result of inclusions in jasper where the inclusions are pseudomorphs after asbestos. The color is blue/black and the mineral exhibits a chatoyant quality, It was discovered by Sid Pieters from Namibia, and is truly lovely .It is from Namibia South Africa. This stone has come to represent the movement and chaos that break up those energy patterns which are resistant to change. The energy of Pietersite is very forceful and jolts us into personal change. This stone represents change and indicates a need to make changes in your present life. In a lay-out place this stone on the solar plexus chakra, where the flow of energy leads to assimilation and integration.
Physically, this mineral can be used to stimulate the pituitary gland to provide the proper regulation of the other endocrine glands and to produce, in the proper quantity, the hormones concerned with growth, sex, metabolism, blood pressure, and body temperature.
Numerology- Pietersite vibrates to the number 9. Unconditional love and forgiveness…
Gemological Properties- This truly magnificent gemstone is a unique conglomerate of bright contrasting color surely akin to the tiger eye demonstrating similar chatoyancy, but far removed geographically. This gemstone hails from the northern Namibia where it was discovered some thirty years ago by Sid Pieters from Windhoek. Examination of the properties of pseudorocidolite showed the hardness to be perhaps a little below 7 on Mohs's scale, for a rock crystal tended to just scratch a polished piece of "tiger-eye" and the density, taken on 15 specimens, varied from 2.64 to 2,71, The refractive indices 1.553.
PIETERSITE [Astrological Sign of Leo]
Pietersite crystallises in the form of masses, the structure a result of inclusions in jasper where the inclusions are pseudomorphs after asbestos. The colour is blue/black and the mineral exhibits a chatoyant quality. It was discovered by Sid Pieters, Windhoek, Namibia, and is truly lovely.
This mineral can be used to stimulate the pineal gland and to assist one during meditative states to experience visions and per-cognitive thoughts. It aligns the energy centres of the body wile providing grounding, not to the Earth, but to the etheric body; this rarity in grounding ability has facilitated travel throughout the spheres of existence, culminating in access to the akashic records.
Pietersite has been said to contain the "keys to the kingdom of heaven", dispelling illusion and assisting one in the recognition of
the beauty of the soul. It exhibits and energy conducive to the actualization of the loving characteristics of the "brotherhood" of
humanity. It brings the potential of the individual to the perfection of the source of all being, stimulating dignified power and loving guidance. It promotes loyalty to the self and to the ultimate experience of life.
It assists one in remaining open to experience, enabling the effect of an illuminated glory when one proceeds to "walk the stage of life'. It further allows one to see beyond the horizon or mirage, helping to support human courage, tenacity, and dauntless effort to both create and maintain beauty.
This mineral can be used to stimulate the pituitary gland to provide the proper regulation of the other endocrine glands and to produce, in the proper quantity, the hormones concerned with growth , sex, metabolism, blood pressure, and body temperature.
Although crocidelite asbestos is simply a variety of riebeckites occuring in oriented silky fibres as "cross-fibre" veins, the mane riebeckite is usually applied to the mineral when it is in disoreinted roarses. As a rule this material does not enter the re of ornaroentation, but as silic of such material does occur in thus may be suitable for cutting and polishing. That this is so exemplified by an occarrence of silicified reibeckite with limonate which is found in the neighbourhood of Outjo in South-West Africa. Attractive variegated golden-brown caboctions of this material have been prepared and marbeted by Mr. S. Pieters a mineral dealer of Windhoek, who sells the limshed product under the name Pietersite. The density of one such piece was found be about 2.6 and the Mohs's hardness to be similar to that found for "tiger-eye". Another alteration product crodcidolite reibeckite; consistis fo a mechanical mixure of silica and hyorated iron and has hardness of 4 on Mohs's scale. This material has been named "griqualandite, but it has no place in our study and as only included in this survey for completeness.
Achatoyant fibrous quartz has been obtained on the Cuyuna iron range of Minnes in the United States of America. No opportunity ot examine this material has presented itself.
DISCOVERER OF SEMI-PRECIOUS STONE VISITS
Mr. Sid Pieters the man who discovered the semi-precious stone, Pietersite was in Hermanus recently where he paid a visit to Tiger-Eye to see how his discover was being used.
Mr. Pieters discovered this stone in 1962 while prospecting on a farm in Namibia.
He came across a rather heavy small stone covered in white limestone. As he could not see what was in the stone, he took it back to his work shop in Windhoek, where he cut it open to discover the beautiful blue and gold coloured patterns of the stone which he later named after himself.
He returned to the farm in Namibia where he began mining the stone, but after a short period of time, due to most of the material begin stolen, he abandoned the mine.
In the meantime however, he registered the find in the mineral records of Britain, and it was published in 1964 as Pietersite.
Pietersite is one of the Riebeckite family of silicified and asbestos stones. The most common is the yellow vareity known as Tigereye and the blue variety known as Hawkeye well as weathering.
"Of all the gemstones I have seen worldwide , Pietersite is one of the most beautiful, "says Mr Pieters.
Due to these characteristics, Pietersite is one of the foremost stones used in jewellery and ornamental pieces worldwide, and as it is a very hard and tough stone lasts for many years.