What is Sugilite?
Sugilite is a cyclosilicate crystal that usually has colors ranging from violet to magenta. It is a potassium sodium lithium iron manganese aluminum silicate mineral. It is a rare gem that is rarely found and has prismatic crystals. It has small amounts of manganese in it which is how it gets its color scheme. Sugilite meaning is spiritual love and growth.
The Gemstone of Nurturing Energy
Sweet Sugilite may be the color of grape jelly but there is nothing sticky about this stone. Ripe with nurturing energy, Sugilite entices and inspires with its violet-ray energy. It’s considered to be a love stone for the modern age as it’s less about tales of romance and more about embracing the bigger picture and committing to spiritual love. Sugilite is commonly pronounced SOO-jee-lite but it is also known as Royal Azel or Luvulite too. Its color can be deep and dreamy or pale lilac like a spring sky.
Sugilite was first discovered in the Iwagi Islet of Japan by a geologist called Ke-Ichi Sugi (which is a hint as to how it got its name). While it may have been found in Japan, most Sugilite deposits come from South Africa but this rich and rare gem has also been found in Australia, India, and Canada too. Sugilite is an enigma of a stone and this may be because it is considered to be so rare. It is sometimes referred to as Purple Turquoise even though there is little correlation between these gems. Potent with positive energy, Sugilite brings lashings of spiritual love raining down on you.
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Sugilite Healing Properties
Get ready to bond as Sugilite brings its big loving energy to open your heart and your crown. This is one of the most nurturing stones in the pack making it a great gem for those sensitive souls who tend to soak up all the energy of others around them. If you find that other people’s emotions, decisions, and readings stick to you like glue, Sugilite will help you by providing a protective shield of light so you can live in grace and authenticity all while staying true to your one wild heart. Sugilite is a purple power gem which means it shares similar traits to other purple stones too. From third eye wisdom to crown chakra cleansing, purple gemstones are all about alchemy and sublime spiritual growth.
Sugilite is a stone that connects the body to the spirit. It helps you to rifle through the idea that dis-ease can also be caused by emotional turmoil and depriving ourselves of the love we so truly deserve. To help overcome this, Sugilite can balance the nervous system, calm the senses, and help you to physically let go of fear and tensions that could be contributing to any kind of chronic illness. For those battling with mental health issues like paranoia and PTSD – Sugilite can help smooth the cracks so you feel less shattered into pieces. It’s also a divine stone for sleep and dreamwork, helping people to overcome insomnia.
Sugilite is also a savvy pain reliever thanks to its high levels of chill. This gem can ease headaches, muscle tension, and can even help with everything from iron deficiencies to boosting physical stamina, and cleansing lymph systems too. The reason its so good at being an effective pain reliever is down to the high levels of manganese stashed in the stone.
Mental & Emotional Healing
Soaked to the core with love, Sugilite shines when it comes to healing the emotional body. As mentioned, it’s called a love stone for the modern age as it encourages amazingly deep bonds with the people in your life. As Sugilite works on gentle nurturing energy, it can cut out intrusive thoughts, fear based behaviors, and co-dependency. It builds relationships on forgiveness and love and the ability to give without greed or need getting in the way. For those who are also carrying the weight of heartbreak, this gem can make the burden lighter by providing support and reminding you that you are held.
Sugilite brings strength to the wearer in a way that infuses their spirit with hope and power. It reminds you that you are loved, you are supported, and you are part of a bigger meaning.
Sugilite soars when it comes to spirituality. This stone loves spiritual growth and will do everything in its power to facilitate it for you. From clearing out aches and pains that are blocking the heart to chakra to encouraging connections with your inner wisdom via the third eye chakra, and sending light and love soaring through your crown chakra too. Sugilite is a violet flame stone which brings purification and burns away negative attachments, trauma from past lives, and bad karma spots. It keeps us clean and open spiritually so we can live full and rich channeling our love and power and using our psychic abilities for good.
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While not a traditional birthstone, Sugilite is a sublime match for those born under the banner of Virgo. This earthly sign truly benefits from the flow of water energy that runs into their life from the sweet loving flow of Sugilite. Creative, kind, and hard-working, there’s so much good stashed inside the Virgo heart. Sometimes Virgos can lean heavily into critical thinking and sometimes they tend to be stubborn and not so emotionally open. Sugilite can help them to peel back the petals of their heart and to shake off those weighty anxious feelings so they can shine.
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How to Use Sugilite Healing Crystals
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For those who want to embrace this dazzling purple crystal one of the best ways to embrace Sugilite is to wear it close to the skin. When you invite direct skin contact with this stone it can immediately send those violet rays to every corner of your being. Wearing Sugilite also invites it to cleanse the chakras and surround you in a protective light.
Another way of embracing Sugilite is to use it in reiki healing or holding onto the stone when meditating. Sugilite is all about spiritual growth which means that whatever healing journey you are on, this gem can elevate the experience and make sure that you commit to reaching your highest sense of self. As an aura cleansing stone, you can also place Sugilite beneath your pillow at night and while you are walking in the dream world, this gem will cleanse your aura and keep you safe and sound.
In Feng Shui, Sugilite is actually a spark of fire energy and comes with high yang energy. Emotion, passion, action, and heat radiate through the stone of Sugilite. This makes it a great gem for placing in the bedroom if you want to bring more passion to intimate encounters. It’s also good to have in a creative space if you are looking to fan the flames of inspiration.
Sugilite works wonders when paired with other healing gems that share of balance it’s beautiful energy. Hematite makes for a good match as this stone is super grounding and full of protective properties – useful to have when ascending. Amethyst is one of the most serene stones out there and being a fellow purple crown chakra stone, it can illuminate the energy of Sugilite even more. You can also use a violet flame Opal for similar reasons. Tourmaline and Moldavite are also good gems to match with your Sugilite stone. You can also match your Sugilite with Fluorite.
How to Cleanse Sugilite Stones
Keeping your crystals cleansed and charged is going to bring out the best in their powers. Sugilite is a durable stone but it also does big energy work which means it can collect a lot of toxic buildups and get heavy with negative energies along the way. After a particularly heavy session or just as often as the calling comes, you should be sure to cleanse your stone so it gets a discharge. You can do this by running it under tepid water and drying it off with a soft cloth.
|Color||Purple, pink, brown, black|
|Luster||Vitreous to dull|
|Transparency||Translucent to opaque|
|Occurrence||Found in Wessels mine, South Africa, Japan, Canada and India|
|Formation||Forms in veins and cavities of volcanic rock|
|Diaphaneity||Translucent to opaque|
|Mohs Hardness||5.5 - 6.5|
|Specific Gravity||2.75 - 2.80|
|Diagnostic Properties||Purple color, fluorescence under UV light|
|Chemical Composition||Potassium sodium lithium iron manganese aluminum silicate hydroxide|
|Optical Properties||Uniaxial (-)|
|Refractive Index||nω = 1.610 - 1.630
nε = 1.607 - 1.628
|Birefringence||0.003 - 0.004|
|2V angle||70° - 80°|
|Other characteristics||Found in South Africa, named after Ken-ichi Sugi, a Japanese geologist|
For those who want more nurturing energy in their life and to move from dis-ease into balance and wellness, Sugilite can show you the way. This gem connects you with your most natural sense of self and makes sure that your spirit stays strong and empowered throughout the process. Sugilite wants you to experience the kind of love that lifts people up. It helps you to move away from fear-based thinking and into a peaceful flow. When we stop kicking against the world and instead move with grace and light, we don’t use our energy reserves trying to shape water but instead, we live in the light of confidence knowing that everything will work out as it’s supposed to.
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