Whispering Woods Crystal Grimoire

Section X, Y, Z   

Xenotime, Xonotlite, Zebra Stone, Zincite, Zircon, Zoisite


                                   (Various shades of brown but also gray, greenish brown, muted red and yellow)

Hardness: 4 - 5              Specific Gravity: 4.4 - 5.1              Chemistry: YPO4, Yttrium Phosphate

Class: Phosphates               Crystallography: Tetragonal; 4/m 2/m 2/m           

Cleavage: perfect in two directions                  Fracture: uneven                 Streak: white                        
Luster: vitreous to resinous          

Healing: Xenotime is used for the treatment of cancer.  It also removes parasites from the system.

Workings: Xenotime enhances creativity and allows one to understand that whatever is desired is for the good of all. This is an excellent stone for artists and those involved in similair disciplines to carry. 

Chakra applications: xenotime is associated with the Solar Plexus chakra.

Foot Notes: Xenotime is a rare earth phosphate mineral, whose major component is yttrium orthophosphate. Due to uranium and thorium impurities, some xenotime specimens may be weakly to strongly radioactive. It occurs as a minor accessory mineral, xenotime is found in pegmatites and other igneous rocks, as well as gneisses rich in mica and quartz.


                                                              (Colorless, gray, lemon white, light gray, or pink)

                               Xonotlite is named for its occurrence in Tetela de Xonotla, Puebla, Mexico.

Hardness: 6.5               Specific Gravity:              Chemistry: Ca6Si6O17(OH)2, Calcium Silicate Hydroxide

Class: Silicates            Crystallography: Monoclinic                      Cleavage: good

Fracture: tough                     Streak: white                          Luster: vitreous to silky        

Healing: Xonotlite is used to treat tumors, growths and intestinal issues. It is used to keep cholesterol levels within balance. Xonotlite is als used to treat issues related to vericose veins.

Workings: Xonotlite is said to create an atmosphere of unconditional love. It is a good stone to carry by those in the artistic fields as it enhances creative abilities.
Xonotlite is associated with the astrological sign of Leo and vibrates to the Master Number 44.

Chakra applications: Xonotlite is associated with the Sacral chakra. An elixir from this stone is used to enhance sexual abilities.

Foot Notes: Xonotlite crystallizes in the monoclinic - prismatic crystal system with typically an acicular crystal form or habit. It occurs as veins in serpentinite and contact metamorphism aureoles.


                                                                    (orange-yellow to deep red or brown)

Hardness: 3               Specific Gravity: 5.4 - 5.7             Chemistry: ZnO , Zinc Oxide

Class:  Oxides and Hydroxides            Crystallography: Hexagonal; 6 m m            Cleavage: good in three directions

Fracture: conchoidal                     Streak: orange-yellow                     Luster: adamantine         

Healing: Zincite is often used in conjunction with Reiki. It is used to reat issues related to the prostrate. It also brightens on hair and skin tone.

Workings: Zincite is used to enhance love spells. Wearing zincite is said to enhance sexual energy. Zincite is also known as a stone of creativity and thus good for artists and such. 
Zincite is associated with the astrological signs of Libra and Taurus and vibrates to th number 5.

Chakra applications: Zincite is used to remove blockages in the Chakras. It is used to stimulate the Base, Sacral and Solar Plexus chakras. It is also used to energize the Third Eye and Crown chakras.

Foot Notes: The structure of zincite consists of tetrahedrons of ZnO4. It is the mineral form of zinc oxide.
Zincite crystals are significant for their early use as semiconductor crystal detectors in the development of crystal radios before the advent of vacuum tubes. It was also used as an early radio detector in that it was used in conjunction with another mineral, chalcopyrite and this combination was known as the Perikon detector.


                                            (Colorless, yellow, brown, red, blue, green, orange, violet and pink)

              Zircon is named from its containing the element, zirconium; which was named from the
              Persian, "zar" (gold) and "gun" (like) which translates "like gold".

Hardness: 6.5-7.5               Specific Gravity: 3.9 - 4.7             Chemistry: ZrSiO4 Zirconium Silicate

Class: Silicates                  Crystallography: Tetragonal              Cleavage: imperfect in 2 directions

Fracture: conchoidal, very brittle                Streak: white                   Luster: adamantine, vitreous, greasy        

Healing: Zircon is used in treating issues related to the central nervous system and the sciatic nerve. It is also used in the mending of bones and muscles. Zircon has also been used as a antidote for poison.

Workings: The Zircon is known as the "Stone of Virtue" for it brings one's virtues back into balance. Zircon is said to aid sleep, bring prosperity, and to promote honour and wisdom in its owner. 
It is a great stone to carry when engaged with a project and/or goal.
Zircon is associated with the astrological signs of Virgo, Leo and Sagittarius. It vibrates to the number 4.

Chakra applications: Zicon is used to energize the Base , Solar Plexus and Throat chakras.

Foot Notes: Zircons are commonly slightly radioactive due to trace amounts of uranium and make prime, geochron age indicators. They are earth's oldest-known mineral. The typical simple crystal of zircon is a tetragonal prism terminated with four sided pyramids at each end. The prism may be lacking and the crystal can look octahedral.
Zircon is one of the heaviest gemstones, which means that it will look smaller than other varieties of the same weight.
Natural Zircon with good color and transparency is uncommon; most Zircon crystals are opaque and brownish. Most Zircon gemstones, especially the blue and white forms, are enhanced by heat treatment.


                                            (Colorless, grey, green, rose, red, blue, violet, brown)

              Zoisite is named after the Slovene scientist Baron Sigmund Zois von Edelstein
              (1747-1819 CE).

Hardness: 6.5                      Specific Gravity:             

Chemistry: Ca2Al3(SiO4)3(OH) Calcium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide

Class: Silicates                  Crystallography: Orthorhombic                         Cleavage: perfect

Fracture: none                     Streak: white                          Luster: vitreous

Healing: Zircon is used to treat issues related to the heart, spleen, lungs and pancreas. Zoisite is believed to be a natural detoxifier and to help reduce inflammation. It is said to stimulate fertility and to help heal diseases of the ovaries and testicles.

Workings: Zoiste is an excellent grounding stone. Zoisite is a good stone to carry to throw off bouts of laziness and/or idleness. Zoisite works very well in combination with Ruby in increasing one's sense of awareness. It is also a stone theat enhances ceativity.
Zircon is used to connect with spirits. 
Zoisite is associated with the astrological sign of Gemini and vibrates to the number 4.

Chakra applications: Zoisite is associated with the Third Eye and Heart chakras. Its vibration within the third eye chakra combines with the heart chakra. It is also used to energize the Crown chakra.

Foot Notes: Zoisite is found in metamorphic and pegmatite rocks. Zoisite, like all epidote minerals, is a structurally complex mineral having both single silicate tetrahedrons, SiO4, and double silicate tetrahedrons, Si2O7.
Anyolite, is the natural combination of ruby and zoisite crystals in a single specimen.

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