About a month ago, I returned from a trip to the magnificent land of Tanzania, Africa. The beauty was astounding and so diverse in its habitats. Although I was there on safari to see the animals in their natural habitats, I developed a true appreciation for the crystal/stone known as tanzanite, which is only found in that one country on the planet. Tanzanite was first discovered in 1967 by Masai cattle herders in the Merelani Hills below Mount Kilimanjaro. They deemed it a gift from the gods. Since then, this beautiful blue-violet stone, with varying light and darker shades, has grown in popularity around the world, and its spiritual and healing properties have been revealed.
Tanzanite has a high vibration energy and is known as the stone of Transformation. It has powers of metaphysical healing, developing psychic power, accelerating spiritual growth, helping one connect with spirit guides, and calming and soothing the mind and body.
Tanzanite links the heart chakra with the third-eye chakra via the throat chakra, which helps to open up communication abilities from your heart. It also activates the crown chakra, uniting the higher mind with intuition and communication.
The physical and emotional healing properties of tanzanite are numerous. At the physical level, it can strengthen the immune system, detoxify blood, improve vitality, and relieve stress and nervous tension. Emotional healing properties include generating the feeling of happiness, relieving worries, inspiring a feeling of more compassion, love and centeredness, overcoming the experience of fear and crisis, rebuilding trust, and speaking the heart’s truth.
In feng shui, tanzanite carries both water (blue) and fire (violet) energy. From the water side, it brings stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It has the power of regeneration and rebirth and carries the energy of the circle of life. From the fire side, it provides enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination, and activity.
To experience all of the energetic properties that tanzanite provides, I recommend wearing it as jewelry on your body or carrying a stone in your pocket (or bra, as I know some of you love to do that). When I was in Tanzania, I bought a gorgeous rough tanzanite ring for my right hand. I also purchased tanzanite beads to make bracelets to wear. However you choose to bring tanzanite into your life, I encourage you to utilize its powers of transformation.