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
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(Greenish, gray white, grayish, yellow, reddish brown)
Wagnerite is named after F.M. von Wagner (1768-1851 CE), mining official at
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.
(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.
(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
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.
(Blue, Brown, Brownish black, Colorless, Green)
Named after William Wavell of England who discovered the mineral.
Hardness: 3.5 - 4 Specific Gravity: 421.48
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.
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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(Red, orange, yellow, silver and white)
Wulfenite is named after the Austrian mineralogist, Frantz Xaver von Wulfen
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.
(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.