Epidosis in Greek means to grow together, this name for greenish tint of one part of the stone. Unakite can be considered a stone of balance and unity, at just a glance we can see that there is harmony beween its two rich colors usually pink and green, or red and green in the case of Unkite Jasper. Pink Felspar or Pink Orthoclase gives Unikite a feminine energy that is opposed to Green Epidote contained in the stone which has a dominant energy.
This stone is excellent for improving self-esteem and in forming relationships with others. It promotes self-love and helps build confidence, and can help to open yourself up to others and to feel comfortable around new people. It is also valued as a stone that can help the user to heal from past emotional pain.
1. The Physical Properties of Unakite
Unakite is a metamorphic rock. The color of this crystal shows the union of two crystals growing together. It comes to 6-7 on the Mohs hardness scale. The stone is a combination or Green Epidote, Pink Orthoclase or Pink Feldspar and Bluish or Gray Quartz. This crystal contains two strong colors; orange and green. Clay is what provides the orange color within the crystal. Unakite is a type of Jasper. Its name is a Greek word which means spotted stone. Another name for this stone is Epidote.
2. The History of Unakite
Unaka mountains are home to this stone, which is one of the few locations where this crystal is found.Other than the Unaka range mountains that border Tennessee and northern Carolina, you can locate this stone in New Jersey, Brazil, and China.As the discovery of this stone was not too long ago, its history is not as rich as other stones. Its use has mainly been for jewelry and uses in ornaments. Some use this stone to deflect the vibrations from AMF devices. This beautiful stone occasionally is used in architecture for window sills, steps, or tile. The famous Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has Unakite in the landing of its South entrance.
3. The Lore of Unakite
Believed that this stone can heal the heart organ and promote proper blood circulation, and it also links to accelerated healing and regeneration. This stone is also associated with the Third Eye Chakra. This Chakra is all about intuition and the 6th sense. It allows us to explore the spiritual realm while keeping us grounded in reality. It is said to help bring to the surface repressed emotions or repressed memories, making them conscious so that they may be dealt with.
4. The Metaphysical Properties of Unakite
The orange within this crystal associated with the sacral chakra. It can be used to make positive affirmations about yourself and your life. It can be programmed to draw like-minded people to you. It is said that this stone can help to reveal a hidden truth or a situation, helping bring the fact to light. Words associated with this stone are compassion and nurturing. People use this stone to increase their vision. They may also use Unakite for meditation which will help achieve more awareness. The stone is said to help retain memories of meditation sessions to benefit from the experience more thoroughly. People will often use this stone for lucid dreaming and astral travel.
The best way to cleanse this crystal is to bury it in the earth and leave it there overnight, and another option is to leave it out under the moonlight.