VIBRATION: Number 3
ZODIAC: Sagittarius & Aries
CHARACTERISTICS: Energy Renewal and Positivity
SCIENTIFIC: Spinel crystallizes in a variety of forms such as rolled pebbles, rounded grains, cubes, twinned aggregates, octahedral crystals and dodecahedral terminations. Spinel occurs in igneous rocks, as well as metamorphic rocks such as marble, serpentinites and gneiss. Spinel’s wide color range includes violet, white, grey, pink, red, black, green, blue and yellow, brown, and almost colorless. Spinel’s hardness is rated at 7.5 to 8 on the Moh’s scale of mineral hardness. The name Spinel comes from the Latin word “spinella” meaning “little thorn” due to the sharp points on the octahedral crystals. Spinel is transparent to opaque and sometimes fluorescent with a vitreous luster. Spinel is found in Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Brazil, Vietnam, Myanmar, Madagascar, Pakistan, Australia, Sweden, Italy, Turkey, Russia and in the USA.
ATTRIBUTES: Spinel is a beautiful crystal connected with energy renewal and revitalization. Spinel is a stone of hope as it provides a source of encouragement when dealing with challenges. Spinel helps to eliminate negative thinking and fosters the spirit of gratitude. Spinel helps one release worry and resistance as it calms the nervous system. Spinel vibrates with the energy of beauty and inspiration and serves as a catalyst for new ideas and ways of thinking with a greater appreciation for the beauty found in life. Life is good and such a gift. Spinel is known as "the stone of immortality," bringing freshness to all endeavors and rejuvenation. Spinel opens the chakras and facilitates movement of the kundalini energy up the spine. Spinel enhances positive personality traits and confidence, aids achievement and the acceptance of success with humility. The different colors of Spinel stimulate the individual chakras and resonate with the whole chakra spectrum as a whole.
HEALING: Spinel is an excellent support for those recovering from trauma or illness as it reduces fatigue and replenishes depleted energy levels. Spinel assists the body with detoxification and encourages elimination on both physical and energetic levels.
BLACK SPINEL: offers insights into material problems and gives stamina to continue and “follow through.” Black Spinel helps one release and clear the past so one may move forward unencumbered into the future. Black Spinel is earth centering, grounding and protective. Black Spinel supports energy to balance the rise of kundalini. Black Spinel resonates with the astrological sign of Taurus and vibrates to the number 5.
BLUE SPINEL: stimulates communication, channeling, calms sexual desire, opens and aligns the throat chakra. Blue Spinel facilitates clear non-judgmental communication. Blue Spinel resonates with the astrological sign of Gemini and vibrates to the number 7.
BROWN SPINEL: cleanses the aura, opens connection to the physical body, opens the earth chakra and provides grounding. Brown Spinel resonates with the astrological sign of Cancer and vibrates to the number 3.
COLORLESS SPINEL: stimulates mysticism and higher communication, links the chakras on the physical body with the crown chakra of the etheric body, enhances vision, and supports spiritual growth and enlightenment. Colorless Spinel resonates with the astrological sign of Sagittarius and vibrates to the number 7.
GREEN SPINEL: stimulates love, compassion, kindness, opens and aligns the heart chakra. Green Spinel works on an emotional level to help one release anger, pain, and resentment. Green Spinel resonates with the astrological sign of Libra and vibrates to the number 7.
ORANGE SPINEL: stimulates creativity, intuition, balances emotions, treats infertility, opens and aligns the base chakra. Orange Spinel resonates with the astrological sign of Aries and vibrates to the number 9.
RED SPINEL: often called “Ruby Spinel” because of its beautiful blood red coloring. Red Spinel stimulates physical vitality and strength, activates the kundalini energy, opens and aligns the base chakra. Red Spinel helps one move through fear and moments of panic and anxiety. Red Spinel resonates with the astrological sign of Scorpio and vibrates to the number 3.
VIOLET SPINEL: stimulates spiritual development and astral travel, opens and aligns the crown chakra. Violet Spinel is an excellent crystal tool for Astral Travel. Violet Spinel resonates with the astrological sign of Virgo and vibrates to the number 5.
YELLOW SPINEL: stimulates the intellect and personal power, opens and aligns the solar plexus. Yellow Spinel resonates with the astrological sign of Leo and vibrates to the number 5.