Whispering Woods Crystal Grimoire


Section U - W             

Ulexite, Ullmannite, Unakite, Valentinite, Vanadinite, Variscite, Vivianite, Wadeite, Wagnerite, Wakefieldite, Wardite, Wavellite, Weeksite, Willemite, Williamsite, Wohlerite, Wolframite, Wulfenite, Wurtzite


                                                       
                                                                                                    Ulexite    
                     
                                                                                        (White to light gray)

Ulexite was named for German chemist; George L. Ulex. Its first known use was 1867 CE.
                                     

Hardness: 2 1/2             Specific Gravity: 1.6 - 1.9                     Chemistry: NaCaB5O9 · 8H2O

Class: Carbonates                    Crystallography: Triclinic; bar 1                     Cleavage: 1,1 - prismatic ; 2,1 - basal

Fracture: Uneven to splintery                                Streak: white                         Luster: Silky


Healing: Ulexite aids in the treatment of Eye disorders and helps smooth the skin.

Magical Workings: Ulexite is used to enhance ones dreams and insights to others. It is known as the crystal of "vision".
Ulexite is associated with the astrological sign of Gemini and vibrates to the numbers 8 and the master number 33.

Chakra Applications: Ulexite is used to open the Third Eye chakra and balances the yin/yang energies.

Foot Notes:  The basic structure of ulexite contains chains of sodium, water and hydroxide octahedrons linked in endless chains. The chains are linked together by calcium, water, hydroxide and oxygen polyhedra and massive boron units. Ulexite is found with the mineral borax and is directly deposited in arid regions from the evaporation of water in intermittent lakes called playas.
Ulexite is often found in loose masses of white fibers.



                                                                    Ullmannite

                                                                  (Steel gray, silver white, tin white)

                         Ullmannite was named after the German chemist and mineralogist,
                         J. Ch. Ullmann (1771-1821).


Hardness: 5.5                        Specific Gravity: 6.65                             Chemistry: NiSbS

Class: Sulfides                   Crystallography: Isometric - Tetartoidal                      Cleavage: good

Fracture: brittle                     Streak: grayish black                     Luster: metallic


Healing: Ullmannite is used to treat cellular disorders, tissue inflammation and cancer.
Do make an elixir of this crystal.

Magical Workings: Ullmannite is a great stone to wear when seeking advancement in one's place of employment. It is also used for the retention of knowledge.
Ullmannite is associated with the astrological sign of Aquarius and vibrates to the number 4. 

Chakra Applications: unknown

Foot Notes: Ullmannite is a nickel antimony sulfide mineral. It  typically exhibits cubic, octahedral, or pyritohedral forms although euhedral crystals are rare. Most members of this group are rare to extremely rare except for cobaltite.

                                                               

                                                                Unakite (Epidote)

                                                                 (Mixture of green, yellow-green and pink)


Unakite was first discovered in the United States in the Unakas mountains of North Carolina. The name Unakite originates from the Greek word "epidosis" (coming together).


Hardness: 6 -7                         Specific Gravity: 2.7                              Chemistry: KAlSi3O8

Class: Silicates                 Crystallography: Orthoclase                  Cleavage: Perfect in one direction

Fracture: Granular to uneven                      Streak: white                    Luster: Pearly


Healing: Unakite is used to transcend beyond the physical symptoms of an illness in order to understand the mental and emotional sources of the illness. Unakite is used to help stimulate the health of the heart and circulatory systems.
Unakite is used to enhance hair growth and weight gain.

Magical Workings: Unakite helps folks to live in the present and not to dwell in the past. Unakite is a balancing stone. It is said to help unify the emotional, spiritual, mental, and spiritual aspects of ones self.
Unakite is a good stone to carry during pregnancy because of its soothing energies.
Unakite is associated with Scorpio and vibrates to the number 9. 

Chakra Applications: Unakite is used to balance the Heart chakra. It works well with the Root chakra and helps to reveal the causes of blockages.

Foot Notes: Unakite, also known as epidotized granite, consists of a salmon-pink feldspar, green epidote, and quartz.


                                                                        
                                                                         Valentinite

                                               (Brownish reddish, colorless, gray white, grayish, yellowish)

Valentinite was named in the middle of the 19th century in honour of Basilius Valentinus,
a German chemist and alchemist, who discovered the properties of antimony.

Hardness: 2.5 - 3                     Specific Gravity: 5.6 - 5.8                      Chemistry: Sb2O3

Class: Simple Oxides                 Crystallography: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal                 Cleavage: perfect

Fracture: uneven                     Streak: white                  Luster: adamantine


Healing: Valentinite is used in the treatment of issues related to the heart, lungs, larynx, esophagus, stomach and the upper intestines.

Magical Workings: Valentinite is a excellent stone for use in meditation. It is also useful in telepathy and other forms of communication.
Valentinite is associated with the astrological sign of Gemini and Cancer and vibrates to the number 5. 

Chakra Applications: Valentinite is used in the stimulation of both the Herat and Crown chakras.

Foot Notes: Valentinite crystallizes in the orthorhombic system and typically forms as radiating clusters of euhedral crystals or as fibrous masses. It is a weathering product of hydrothermal antimony bearing veins, where it forms as a seondary mineral through oxidation in the upper parts of the deposits.



                                                                      Vanadinite

                                                          (Bright red to orange, less commonly gray or brown)

                                                                Vanadinite is named for its vanadium content.

Hardness: 3                    Specific Gravity: 6.6                        

Chemistry: Pb5(VO4)3Cl Lead Chlorovanadate

Class: Phosphates                 Crystallography: Hexagonal                   Cleavage: none

Fracture: conchoidal                     Streak: yellowish white                  Luster: vitreous to adamantine


Healing: Vandinite is used to treat exhaustion, asthma, breathing disorders, and lung disorders. It is also useful in treating issues related to the bladder.
Do not use as an elixir due to its lead content.

Magical Workings: Vandinite is an excellent grounding and centering mineral. Vandinite is useful in awakening one's sexual energies. It is a useful stone to carry when one is trying to be thrifty with their finances. 
Vanadinite is associated with the astrological signs of Virgo and vibrates to the number 9. 

Chakra Applications: Vandinite is used to stimulate the Root, Spleen and Solar Plexus chakras. It is also used to align one's aura into a more balanced state.

Foot Notes: Vanadinite belongs to the apatite group of phosphates. It is an uncommon mineral, formed by the oxidation of lead ore deposits such as galena.



                                                                   Variscite

                                   (light green to emerald green, sometimes bluish-green or colorless)

                   Variscite is named after Variscia, the historical name of Vogtland, Germany.

Hardness: 3.5 - 5                 Specific Gravity: 2.57                Chemistry: AlPO4-2H2O, Hydrated Aluminum Phosphate

Class: Phosphates                Crystallography: orthorhombic; 2/m2/m2/m                 

Cleavage: good in one direction, poor in another

Fracture: conchoidal, splintery, uneven                     Streak: white                  Luster: vitreous or waxy


Healing: Variscite is used to treat disorders of the blood. It is also used to treat disorders of the male reproductive system, including male impotency. Variscite is also used to enhance the elasticity of the veins and skin and to treat issues related to the kidneys, muscles and bones.

Magical Workings: Variscite is often used for "Earth" magic. It is very useful in discovering and mapping out Ley lines. When dowsing, use a pendulum of Variscite to connect with earth energies.
It is a soothing stone and is sometimes called a "Worry stone" because it eases fear, tension, anxiety, worry, and impatience. It also relieves stress and depression. As such it is an excellent stone for meditation. Variscite is used to expand one's intuition and psychic abilities and is excellent for past-life recall.
Scorpio, Taurus and Gemini and vibrates to the number 7.

Chakra Applications: Varascite is used to vitalize and stabilize the Heart chakra.

Foot Notes: Variscite is a relatively rare phosphate mineral that is sometimes confused with turquoise. It occurs as glassy nodules, veins, or crusts, in near-surface deposits. Variscite is produced by the action of phosphate rich waters on aluminous rocks. Variscite is found in Utah, USA; Germany; Australia and Brazil.


                                                                                
                                                                            Vivianite

                                                        (Colorless, green, blue, dark green, dark bluish green)

                                            Vivianite is named after the English mineralogist F. G. Vivian.

Hardness: 1.5 - 2             Specific Gravity: 2.65              

Chemistry: Fe 2+3(PO4)2·8H2O Hydrated Iron Phosphate

Class: Phosphates, Arenates, Vanadates      Crystallography: Monoclinic                  Cleavage: perfect

Fracture: sectile                     Streak: bluish white                   Luster: vitreous, pearly, dull


Healing: Vivianite is used to treat degeneration of the iris of the eye. It is also used to assimilate iron in the body and to treat issues of alignment of the spine.
Do not use this crystal as an elixir.

Magical Workings: Vivianite is worn to set and achieve one's goals in life. Its energies bring clarity to ones awareness. Vivianite is an excellent mediatation stone.
Vivianite is associated with the astrological sign of Capricorn and vibrates to the number 3.  

Chakra Applications: Vivianite is used to open the Throat chakra and to energize all of the chakras, primarily the Heart and Crown chakras.

Foot Notes: Vivianite is a rare mineral of hydrated iron phosphate that exhibits an intense dark blue color. It is formed by the alteration of ore deposits near the surface, or of primary phosphates in pegmatites. Many clusters of vivianite are found inside of fossil clam or snail shells or attached to fossil animal bone.  Vivianite should be kept from long exposure to light as this can darken a specimen to near blackness.
As a pigment, Vivianite has rarely been found on European easel paintings, but it has been identified in medieval paintings in Germany and in English medieval polychromy. The School of Cologne used it to depict skies in the 13th and 14th century.




                                                                              Wadeite
                                
                                                                              (Colorless, violet, light lilac, pink)

Wadeite is named after Arthur Wade (1878-1951 CE), British-born Australian petroleum
geologist, who first collected the material.

Hardness: 5.5 - 6                        Specific Gravity: 3.11                       Chemistry: K2ZrSi3O9

Class: Cyclosilicate                Crystallography: Hexagonal - Dipyramidal                  Cleavage: none

Fracture: brittle                     Streak: white                  Luster: adamantine


Healing: Wadeite is used in issues related to speech disorders. It is also used to treat stomach disorders. Wadeite is useful in dietary goals and to strengthen the muscular structure.

Magical Workings: Wadeite is often used in levitation. It is also an excellent stone of protection in that it creates a "white light" of protection around the bearer.
Wadeite is associated with the astrologicla sign of Leo and vibrates to the numbr 4. 

Chakra Applications: Wadelite is used to stimulate the Heart chakra.

Foot Notes: Wadeite has been found only in a suite of leucite-Iamproites from the West Kimberley area of Western Australia. It is a potassium-zirconium Hilicate occurring as highly birefringent prisms up to I mm. in length with hexagonal-shaped basal sections.



                                                                     Wagnerite

                                             (Greenish, gray white, grayish, yellow, reddish brown)

       Wagnerite is named after F.M. von Wagner (1768-1851 CE), mining official at
       Munich Germany.

Hardness: 5 - 5.5               Specific Gravity: 3.1           Chemistry: (Mg,Fe 2+)2(PO4)F


Class: Anhydrous Phosphates                 Crystallography: Monoclinic                  Cleavage: imperfect

Fracture: splintery                        Streak: white                      Luster: vitreous


Healing: Wagnerite is used to enhance the absorption of minerals in the bloodstream. It is used to treat water detention and to diagnose infections.

Magical Workings: Wagnerite is an excellent stone for astral projection and facilitates levitation. It is a good stone for atheletes to carry as it facilitates ease of movement.
Wagnerite is associated with the astrological signs of Libra and Virgo. It vibrates to the number 3. 

Chakra Applications: Wagnerite is used to stimulate the Crown chakra.

Foot Notes: Wagnerite is a rare phosphate mineral found in Scandinavia but once mined in Norway for use as a fertilizer. It is a mineral, consisting of phosphate, a fluoride of iron and magnesium. It occurs in pegmatite associated with other phosphate minerals.



                                                                            Wakefieldite

                                                                                             (Dark red, black)



Hardness: 4.5                        Specific Gravity: 4.76                             Chemistry: Ce0.6Pb0.3Pb0.1(VO4)

Class: Anhydrous Phosphates                Crystallography: Tetragonal                  Cleavage: none

Fracture:                      Streak: rusty brown                  Luster: vitreous - adamantine


Healing: Wakefieldite is used to treat issues related to hormonal imbalances. It is also used to treat congestion of the lungs and issues involving jaundice. Wakefieldite is also used to treat insomnia.

Magical Workings: Wakfieldite is a stone that enhances patience when worn. It is also a stone of protection.
Wakefieldite is associated with the astrological sign of Gemini and vibrates to the number 2. 

Chakra Applications: unknown

Foot Notes: Wakefieldite is an uncommon rare earth element mineral. There are four main types of wakefieldite; wakefieldite-(La), wakefieldite-(Ce), wakefieldite-(Nd), and wakefieldite-(Y), depending upon the dominant rare earth metal ion present.


                                                                             Wardite

                                                                   (Green to bluish green or white to colorless)

                                              Wardite is named for Henry Augustus Ward (1834-1906 CE),
                                              mineral dealer and collector, Rochester, New York, USA.

Hardness: 5                        Specific Gravity: 2.8                           

Chemistry: NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4-2H2O, Hydrated Sodium Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide

Class: Phosphates                Crystallography: Tetragonal; 4 2 2                  Cleavage: good in one direction

Fracture: conchoidal                     Streak: white                  Luster: vitreous


Healing: none

Magical Workings: Wardite is worn when engaging in business matters or matters related to bankruptcy. Wardite is carried as a stone of "Purification". And it is a stone of communication.
It is also placed within the garden to inhibit the growth of unwanted weeds.
Wardite is associated with the astrological signs of Virgo and Scorpio. It vibrates to the number 8. 

Chakra Applications: Wardite is used to stimulate the Base chakra.

Foot Notes: Wardite  is one of only a few minerals that is known to belong to the tetragonal trapezohedral class. This class has only a 4 fold rotational axis and two 2 fold rotational axes and nothing else. Wardite is a hydrous sodium aluminium phosphate hydroxide mineral. It forms small, light blue-green bipyramidal crystals in phosphate nodules or white coarser crystals and crusts; also granular masses.



                                                                  Wavellite
                               
                                                   (Blue, Brown, Brownish black, Colorless, Green)


                    Named after William Wavell of England who discovered the mineral.

Hardness: 3.5 - 4                           Specific Gravity: 421.48

Chemistry: Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3•5(H2O)

Class: Phosphates                  Crystallography: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal                   Cleavage: Prismatic

Fracture: Fibrous, thin                       Streak: White                     Luster: Vitreous - Pearly


Healing: Wavellite is used in unblocking the flow of blood. It is also used in balancing white blood cells with red blood cells. And it is used in the treatment of dermatitis.

Magical Workings: Wavellite is used during the New Moon to faciliate a connection with ancient knowledge and to enhance intuitive abilities. Wavellite is used to improve decision-making, intuition and to help energy flow smoothly.
Wavellite is associated with the astrological sign of Aquarius and vibrates to the number 1.

Chakra Applications: Wavellite opens the heart chakra in order to clear the emotional body. It provides a understanding of emotional issues and helps in healing them.

Foot Notes: Wavellite is a phosphate mineral which is normally translucent green. It is found in fractures in aluminous metamorphic rock, in hydrothermal regions and in phosphate rock deposits.



                                                                          Weeksite

                                                                                              (Yellow)

               Wakesite is named after Alice Mary Dowse Weeks (1909-1988 CE), professor of
               mineralogy, Temple University (Philadelphia, USA).

Hardness: 1 - 2           Specific Gravity: 4.1                    Chemistry: K2(UO2)2(Si2O5)3·4H2O

Class: Silicates                      Crystallography: Orthorhombic                          Cleavage: distinct

Fracture: none                         Streak: yellow                         Luster: waxy


Healing: Weeksite is used to treat stomach ailments, and issues related to the liver and gall bladder. It is also used to treat involuntary muscle spasms, issues related to the pancreas and gall bladder.
Do not use this crystal as an elixir.

Magical Workings: Weeksite is an excellent stone for enhancing ones mental acuity.
Weeksite is associated with the astrological sign of Pisces and vibrates to the number 7.

Chakra Applications: Weeksite is used to strengthen the Solar Plexus and Crown chakras. It is also used to open and close these same two chakras.

Foot Notes: Weeksite is an ore of Uranium. Weeksite appears as acicular crystals, in complicated clusters, and also as inclusions in Quartz. Weeksite contains uranium so always wash hands after handling. Do not lick or ingest. Store in an uninhabited area.


                                               
                                                                      Willemite

          (Colorless or white but can be tinted yellow, blue, red, brown and often green)

                   Willemite is name in honor of the Dutch King Willem I (1772 - 1843 CE).

Hardness: 5.5               Specific gravity: 3.9 - 4.2             Chemistry: Zn2SiO4, Zinc Silicate

Class: Silicates                         Crystallography: Trigonal; bar 3                           Cleavage: good in one direction

Fracture: conchoidal to uneven                             Streak: white                                Luster: vitreous to resinous      


Healing: Willemite is used to treat fungus infections and hepatitis. It is also used to enhance the assimilation of vitamin A. Willemite is used to ameliorate disorders of the eyes in relation to one's vision.

Magical Workings: Willemite is used to give one a view of ones inner self from outside the body in order to develop a non-judgemental assessment of one's spiritual growth. Willemite is used to develop empathy towards others. It is also is used to enhance one's astral projection. Willemite is a good stone to carry by those who are "Beginners" or "First Timers" at some endeavor.
Willemite is associated with the astrological sign of Gemini and vibrates to the number 9.

Chakra Applications: Willemite is used to increase the psychic energy of a person in relation to the Third Eye chakra.

Foot Notes: Willemite is a somewhat rare zinc mineral. Willemite is one of the few silicate minerals that have a trigonal symmetry. This symmetry is far more common among carbonates than among silicates. Nearly all willemite specimens fluoresce a bright green under ultra-violet light.



                                                                               Wohlerite

                                                                                 (Light to dark yellow, brown, gray)

                           Woherlite is named after Friedrich Wöhler (1800-1882), professor of chemistry in the
                           University of Göttingen (Germany).

Hardness: 5.5 - 6           Specific Gravity:                     Chemistry: NaCa2(Zr,Nb)(Si2O7)(O,OH,F)2  

Class: Silicates                        Crystallography: Monoclinic                          Cleavage: poor

Fracture: brittle                Streak: yellowish white                         Luster: vitreous - greasy


Healing: Wholerite is used to treat chills and nervous disorders. It is also used to treat issues related to poor circulation. 

Magical Workings: Wolerite is an exceelent grounding stone and brings a deep sense of calm to the bearer. It is very useful for aligning the physical, emotional, spiritual and ethereal bodies together. It helps to stabilize ones thoughts which results in clear communication.  
Wohlerite is associated with the astrological sign of Libra and vibrates to the number 7.

Chakra Applications: Wohlerite is associated with the Throat chakra.

Foot Notes: Wohlerite is a very rare mineral. It crystallizes as prismatic, grains and tabular crystals.



                                                                       Wolframite

                                                                              (Black to grey or brown)

        The name Wolframite comes from the German "Wolfram" for tungsten and provides
        the chemical symbol, "W", which stands for tungsten.


Hardness: 4 - 4.5           Specific Gravity: 7.0 - 7.5                Chemistry:  (Fe, Mn)WO4, Iron manganese tungstate

Class: Sulfates                       Crystallography: Monoclinic; 2/m                     Cleavage: perfect in one direction

Fracture: uneven                    Streak: brown to black                    Luster: submetallic to resinous

Healing: Wolframite is used to treat issues associated with iron deficiencies. It is also used to trea eye deficiencies such as hypoglocemia and related issues. Wolfamite is used to enhance alignment of the vertebrae.

Magical Workings: Wolframite is used to strengthen the physical body. It also enhances flexibility. It also helps one to gain insight in order to eliminate control issues. Wolframite provides insight into the "why" aspects of ones life, thus providing answers through visions and writings.
Wolframite is associated with the astrological signs of Libra and Gemini. It vibrates to the number of 5.

Chakra Applications: Wolframite is associated with the Third Eye chakra.

Foot Notes: Wolframite is an iron manganese tungstate mineral that is the intermediate between ferberite and huebernite. Along with the crystal scheelite, the wolframite series is the most important of the tungsten ore minerals.


                                                                      Wulfenite

                                                                  (Red, orange, yellow, silver and white)

                  Wulfenite is named after the Austrian mineralogist, Frantz Xaver von Wulfen
                  (1728-1805 CE).

Hardness: 2.5 - 3           Specific Gravity: 6.8           Chemistry: Pb(MoO4) Lead Molybdate

Class: Sulfates                    Crystallography: Tetragonal; 4/m or 4                      Cleavage: perfect in one direction

Fracture: conchoidal                     Streak: white                         Luster: adamantine


Healing: Wulfenite is an excellent stone for astral projection and enhances one's pyschic abilities.
Wulfenite is used for the preservation and enhancement of energy at all levels. It is also used to treat the reproductive system.

Magical Workings: Wulfenite is used to clear emotional blockages and to get blocked energy of all kinds moving again. 
Wulfenite is associated with the astrological sign of Sagittarius and vibrates to the number 7.

Chakra Applications: Wulfenite is associated with the lower chakras, particularly the Solar Plexus chakra.

Foot Notes: Wulfenite is a lead molybdate mineral. Wulfenite ordinarily crystallizes as thin, beveled, square plates that have a resinous to adamantine lustre. In its yellow form it is sometimes called "yellow lead ore". Wulfenite is a minor source of molybdenum and the second most common molybdenum mineral.

                                                                        

                                                                     Wurtzite

                                                (Brownish black, Orange brown, Reddish brown, Black)

                                    Wurzite is named for the French chemist Charles-Adolphe Wurtz.

Hardness: 3.5 - 4                           Specific Gravity: 3.98 - 4.08

Chemistry: (Zn,Fe)S) Zinc sulfide

Class: Sulfides                  Crystallography: Hexagonal                   Cleavage: Uneven

Fracture: Uneven                        Streak: light brown                     Luster: Adamantine - Resinous


Healing: Wurzite assists with the regeneration of the body and with wound healing. It encourages the development of the brain. It supports the immune system and can help to alleviate diabetes.

Magical Workings: Wurzite is used in telepathy. Wurzite is associated with the astrological sign of Capricorn and the planet Saturn.

Chakra Applications: None

Foot Notes: Wurzite occurs in hydrothermal deposits. Wurtzite is a rare, high temperature polymorph of the mineral Sphalerite.





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