Vesuvianite is also known as Idocrase. Idocrase is “mixed form” in Greek, which I don’t pretend to understand. (Edit: Gemdat.org says “with reference to the fact that its crystals usually combine the forms of other minerals.”) The name Vesuvianite, however, comes from Vesuvius, the volcano in southern Italy. It is green most commonly, but also in red, blue (called Cyprine) purple, yellow, and brown. Green Californian specimens are named Californite.
The things Vesuvianite is best known for are emotional healing, lifting depression, and clearing negative energy. It is often called the stone of support.
What would you use Vesuvianite for in crystal healing treatments, rituals, or grids?
Spiritual, Metaphysical, Energy and Historical Crystal Healing Meanings
Please remember that healing crystal meanings are not medical advice. See a doctor or other licensed healthcare practitioner about any illness or injury in addition to crystal healing.
- Emotional Healing: This crystal promotes emotional healing. Particularly healing from emotional trauma.
- Digestive: This stone aids the digestive process. It especially helps absorb nutrients.
- Stress Illnesses: Thus it helps reduce or eliminate stress-based illness of all kinds. That can range from the mild to the severe.
- Legs and Feet: This stone can enhance the strength of legs and feet. (Can you imagine a runner carrying Vesuvianite getting in trouble for crystal healing?)
- Varicose Veins: It can also help with varicose veins.
- Rapid Heartbeat: This crystal can assist with lowering a rapid heart beat.
- Cardiovascular: This stone can also help heal cardiovascular problems such as poor circulation, anemia, and high blood pressure.
- Heart Disease: It also helps with heart disease in general.
Additional Crystal Healing Uses
- Claustrophobia: This crystal reduces the crippling feelings of claustrophobia.
- Overeating: Vesuvianite can help eliminate emotional overeating.
- Weight Loss: It can also assist with healthy weight loss in general.
- Skeletal System: This stone can benefit and strengthen the entire skeletal system.
- Depression: This crystal can lift depression and keep one from giving in to it.
- Support: This stone is particularly good at promoting wellness for those who are in psychotherapy, counseling, and breathwork.
- Mind/Brain: It empowers the healing of the mind and brain. It also balances the energies of the mind.
- Negativity: This crystal assists in removing negative thoughts which can cause a build-up of negative energy that can affect wellness.
- Immune System: This stone boosts the immune system. It can surpass the elderberry for the boosting effect.
How can you improve your life with Vesuvianite?
Ritual, Sacred, Metaphysical Properties, Gemstone Meanings, and Traditional Uses In Ancient and Modern Life
- Mind/Body/Emotions: This crystal enables mind/body/emotional balance. This boosts your whole system.
- Attract: The stone helps maintain focused action to attract what you seek.
- Manifestation: It can improve manifesting your heart’s desires.
- Prosperity: Especially, it can draw prosperity to you.
- Loyalty: This crystal encourages loyalty. Especially loyalty to a family or similarly small groups.
- Politics: This stone can assist in political efforts.
- Negative Energy: It helps you get out of negative thoughts and the actions that strengthen them. This brings a positive outlook.
- Physicality: This crystal assists you in feeling connected to your own physical existence. It brings a sense of grounding in life.
- Alignment: It also aligns your everyday life to your spiritual inner truth.
More Vesuvianite Uses
- Joy, Will to Live: This stone can help you feel joy. It also eliminates a low desire for living or a lack of will to live.
- Love: Additionally it can help you become emotionally ready to love again.
- Peacefulness: It also brings peacefulness from the hate of the self or others.
- Negative Emotions: Thus, it helps end envy, jealousy, and a need for revenge.
- Unconscious Fears: It can also eliminate unconscious fears.
- Wholeness: This crystal can help guide you on your path to wellness and spiritual wholeness. And it can assist in making any changes needed to accomplish this.
- Psychic Development: This stone assists with and boosts psychic opening and activities.
- Clairaudience: It especially strengthens your clairaudience.
- Limiting Beliefs: This crystal helps release beliefs that limit your spiritual growth and your life.
- Creativity: This crystal also uses positive energy to boost creativity. It also enhances your curiosity.
Vesuvianite can affect any of the chakras, particularly as it relates to the color of the stone. In general, though, it relates primarily to the heart, throat, and crown chakras. It is also a powerful cleanser of the aura.
See the Chakras pages to learn more about the chakras.
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