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CHAKRA(S): Heart, Third Eye and Root 


ZODIAC: Virgo   

CHARACTERISTICS: Heart Opening, Connection with Earth, Balance  


SCIENTIFIC: Diopside is a calcium magnesium silicate and member of the pyroxene family. Diopside occurs in Kimberlites and olivine basalts, metamorphosed siliceous limestones and dolomites. Diopside’s crystal structure form is prismatic and is occasionally found as tabular, fibrous masses. Diopside’s hardness is rated at 6 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Diopside’s transparency ranges from transparent to translucent with a vitreous luster. The name Diopside comes from the Greek word meaning “two views.” Diopside may be colorless, white, violet-blue, as well as, bottle-green, brownish-green, or light green. Bright green Diopside is colored by chromium and is known as Chrome Diopside. Violet-blue Diopside is colored by Manganese and is known as Violane. Diopside is found in Italy, Africa, India, China, Sweden, Canada, Russia, Austria, Finland, Myanmar and in the USA.

ATTRIBUTES: Diopside is a crystal for heart healing on all levels from the physical to the spiritual. Diopside helps one understand humility and supports the connection of intuition with one’s heart truth. Diopside honors and objectively supports one’s true feelings. Diopside is wonderful for increasing one’s capacity for compassion and humility with a loving vibration for oneself and others. Fostering forgiveness and supporting the process of letting go, Diopside is helpful for those who are experiencing grief. Diopside releases the feeling of being overburden, provides a sense of empowerment and teaches one how to approach life with a lighter heart and positive attitude. Diopside helps one to be centered, aligned with the Divine, and assists with the dissolution of stress, anxiety and tension. The grounding vibrations of Diopside helps to establish a resonant energy link between the aura and the Earth promoting a connection with the natural world. Diopside aids one’s contact with planetary consciousness, in the practice of animal communication, and attunement with the mineral and devic realm.  

HEALING: Diopside is excellent for overall healing and well-being. Diopside facilitates and enhances physical stamina and may be used in the treatment of physical weakness and psychological disorders. Diopside is an excellent stone for athletes to eliminate muscular spasms and “stitches” during a run. Diopside may be helpful for physical regeneration after surgery, physical trauma, or healing dis-ease of the heart and lungs. Green Diopside is balancing, healing and supportive of the female reproductive organs especially during menopausal years.  

BLACK DIOPSIDE: resonates with the root chakra helping to create a strong grounding connection with the Earth. Black Diopside helps to improve physical well-being through this grounding energetic resonance. Black Diopside is a helpful crystal tool for those interested in geomancy, dowsing and those who work with ley lines. Black Diopside supports intuitive feelings for what is below the surface of the Earth.  


Diopside is an excellent crystal tool for those undertaking academic or creative pursuits, as this mineral stimulates the intellect enhancing learning in both science and the arts, as well as, assisting in analytical and mathematical endeavors. 

Diopside’s soothing energy vibrations are helpful for calming pets and animals. 

In crystal body layouts or healing grids, Green Diopside reenergizes the entire chakra system. Green Diopside activates the third-eye chakra, heart, and second chakras. Green Diopside opens the heart chakra allowing for balancing and healing energies to flow with the vibration of the Green Ray. When place on the second chakra, Green Diopside helps to balance the feminine energies.

For Gaia Healing, Diopside may be placed in an area of disturbed Earth energy to help create awareness of our impact on the environment. Diopside may help individuals and communities to open their hearts and minds to the suffering of others, encourage responsibility, service and a balanced healing approach to our environment. 

The energy of Black Diopside combines well with Tibetan Tektite, Black TourmalineObsidianJetRubyRed Garnet, and Zincite. The energy of Green Diopside combines well with Rose QuartzPhenaciteAzeztulite, and Danburite.