Kunzite is a crystal that comes in a range of colors (including green, blue, and yellow), but is most-commonly known and recognized in its light pink variety. Kunizite is a stone that is said to help connect the head with the heart. It may help you to release negative feelings you’ve been holding onto from the past, in order to move forward with confidence, trust, and openness. Kunzite is also said to bring peace, tranquility, and optimism. Green kunzite is typically referred to as hiddenite, while the yellow variety is known as spodumene.
Physical Properties of Kunzite
Kunzite is a variety of spodumene, a pyroxene mineral. Its hardness ranges from 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Kunzite occurs in various shades: pink, lilac, violet, yellow, green, even brown. Its color is determined by the amount of manganese present in it.
Kunzite often occurs in rather small sizes: a significant sample weighs 880 carts, and is owned by the Smithsonian Institution.
The most important sources of kunzite are the US (especially California), Afghanistan, Brazil, and Madagascar.
History of Kunzite
Kunzite has been known for a relatively short time. It was named by the American mineralogist and locally famous jeweler George Frederick Kunz, who first identified kunzite out of other spodumene samples. President Kennedy bought the 47-carat kunzite as a gift for his wife; however, he died before being able to give it to her.
Metaphysical Properties of Kunzite
Although kunzite is a February birthstone, it is frequently recommended for people born under the signs of Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio.
Kunzite’s element is surprisingly water. Water is everywhere, it sustains everything, and just like it, kunzite can help to facilitate your connection to the divine. It is the stone of anahata (the heart chakra), vishuddha (the throat chakra), and ajna (the third eye chakra) – it aligns all these three chakras and restores their harmonious actions.
Kunzite is said to promote loving thoughts and open your heart to all living beings, as well as the inanimate world. If you're lacking the courage to confess your real feelings to someone, having a kunzite talisman might bring good luck.
Kunzite, like lepidolite, contains large quantities of lithium - which is also present in medication for psychiatric disorders. Kunzite is a friend of anyone fighting stress, disruptions, moodiness, and upset.
You can add kunzite to your daily meditation practice, as it is said to protect from negative energies. It is said to help with healing traumatic experiences from present and past lives, and may be a key to accessing locked memories that are calling for your attention. It is known as a stone that fosters patience, acceptance, and healthy maturity.
When analyzing the metaphysical properties of kunzite, it might be a good idea to take a look at different shades separately, as they tend to have contrasting features.
Transparent, colorless kunzite will likely help you do serious inner work. If it feels like you sold your soul, or lost it during an OBE practice, this type of kunzite will help you attract it back into your body.
On the other hand, lilac kunzite can help to facilitate peaceful death and foster a deeper understanding of infinity.
Green kunzite, also known under the name hiddenite, will connect you to higher realms and open doors to other, alternative worlds. Green kunzite will also facilitate the process of accepting comfort, support, and unconditional love from the universe. It's perfect for those navigating unknown seas and dealing with challenging situations. It works well for the thymus and chest in general. Yet, if you place it on your third eye, it will stimulate it effectively, too.
Last, but not least, yellow kunzite is said to help clear auric impurities like radiation, microwaves, and smog. It is said to be able to help align all seven chakras, foster DNA repair, stabilize your cellular blueprint, and promote a healthy balance of calcium and magnesium in the body.