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What on Earth Is Chlorite?

Chlorite is a family of common sheet silicate minerals found in sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks. They form during the early stages of metamorphism, and most of them have an oily to soapy feel, foliated appearance, perfect cleavage, and are green in colour. Chlorite can be found in countries rich with clear quartz, such as Brazil, Nepal, and the USA.

The Physical Properties of Chlorite

Chlorite is a green argyle that is found in rocks that altered during plate collisions, deep burial, contact metamorphism, or hydrothermal activity. They’re also found as retrograde minerals in metamorphic and igneous rocks that have weathered. Gazing into a chlorite stone reveals scenes such as flourishing bushes, rolling hillsides, and soft foliage. They have a value of 2-2.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness and a different chemical composition that makes them hard to differentiate in hand specimen.

The History of Chlorite

One of the first encounters with chlorite was noted in Ashland County (Ohio, USA). It was discovered in quartzite near Mellen and on the north side of the Bad River. The most common varieties of chlorite are chamosite, pennantite, and clinochlore. One of the most known types of chlorite stones is Seraphinite or green chlorite.

The Lore of Chlorite

A combination of quartz and chlorite was believed to be a powerful healing combination. Chlorite is one of the best crystals for cleansing, while the quartz amplifies the detoxifying and purifying properties of chlorite. Chlorite works with both the auric and physical body, and it helps cleanse the energy meridians, chakras, and aura. It’s great to use when there’s extreme frustration or anger, gently dissipating and removing the blockages, resistance, and energy.

The Metaphysical Properties of Chlorite

Chlorite is a stone that helps cleanse the environment, home/office, or sacred space by clearing the negativity. People who fear disease get their immune system depleted and only one angry outburst can suppress our immune antibodies for up to a few hours, leaving us more prone to illness. Caring, goodwill, and compassion are necessary if we want to change ourselves and the world around us. That is why cleansing and balancing our chakras is so vital to protection, health, and purification on all levels.

Chlorite has been used as a stone to improve concentration, so it’s also helpful if you want to remove the distractions in your mind. Whether you’re creating something or studying, chlorite can help you get in a state of mind that allows you to receive information and ideas more easily. Also, it’s used for getting back to your natural condition by removing excessive power. Chlorite helps to release negative energy, such as anxiety, stress, and worries, enabling you to perform your skills. If you want to get out of a chaotic condition and back to a peaceful daily life, chlorite can be of use to you.

Because it can make one’s energy cycle smooth, chlorite’s properties and meaning encourage its owner’s growth. It helps get rid of old energy and absorb the new one – a new technology, information, ideas, or a chance of speeding up your improvement. If you’re already on the right path and want to be more successful, chlorite will help you achieve even bigger success.

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