Chalcedony is a silicon dioxide mineral composed of submicroscopic Quartz grains, colored and sometimes patterned by other pigmenting minerals. Its hardness is 7. Chalcedony differs from Jasper in that the Quartz is arranged in fibrous layers rather than the sugar-like grains found in Jasper. Though the Quartz fibers in Chalcedony are parallel and perpendicular to the surface, macroscopically it displays radiating stalactite, grape-like or kidney shapes. Chalcedony deposits are distributed all over the Earth, especially in India, Brazil, Madagascar and Turkey. Chalcedonies range widely in color, pattern, location of origin and name. We will mention here two of the most popular varieties, Blue Chalcedony and Purple Chalcedony. (See also: Carnelian, Chrysoprase, Bloodstone.)
The name Chalcedony may have been derived from the Greek port city of Chalcedon. Varieties of Chalcedony were worked into jewelry and carvings by the ancient civilizations in Egypt, Greece and Rome. As gems of antiquity, they were believed to imbue their holders with various benefits.
key words Calm, balance, centeredness, inner knowledge, communication
chakras Throat (5th), Third Eye (6th)
robert simmons When there is a need for softness in the auric field, at times when stresses mount and one’s center begins to wobble, Blue Chalcedony can restore calm and balance. This stone utilizes the energy-magnifying capacity of Quartz, its main constituent element, to beam out its serene vibrations in ways that soothe one’s whole being, from the conscious mind to the inner child, and all the way down to the animal self.
Because it is a strong representative of the Blue Ray, associated with the throat and third- eye chakras, Blue Chalcedony affects the mind on many levels. It stimulates telepathy and all types of communications with the invisible realms. It helps one speak things which are below one’s normal conscious awareness and is thus a good stone for those in therapy and an excellent tool for those engaged in counseling others. Because it connects to the subconscious, Blue Chalcedony can also assist in the remembrance of past lives, and its orientation towards inner healing means that the memories recovered with Blue Chalcedony will be those most relevant to what is needed for one’s progress and growth.
Blue Chalcedony harmonizes with Purple Chalcedony, Chrysoprase, Owyhee Blue Opal, Oregon Opal, Alexandrite, Petalite, Lapis and Ajoite. In particular, Ajoite and Owyhee Blue Opal assist in stimulation of the throat chakra. Purple Chalcedony links the throat to the crown chakra, Chrysoprase brings in the heart and Lapis stimulates the powers of the mind. Alexandrite and Oregon Opal open one to recollections of past lives, allowing Blue Chalcedony to assist one in articulating the regained wisdom. With Moldavite and Tibetan Tektite, Blue Chalcedony takes on a more dynamic energy of transformation through inner work.
naisha ahsian Blue Chalcedony touches the energy field like the soothing blue of a cool mountain lake. Its frequency is calming and centering and helps to soothe the emotional body. Blue Chalcedony is excellent for those who tend to worry, as it helps one to center in the present instead of habitually projecting into an imaginary future.
Blue Chalcedony activates the throat and third-eye chakras, assisting one in speaking one’s deepest knowledge and guidance with ease. It is a powerful stone for communicating with Spirit and can be used to encourage speaking in tongues or the language of Light. It aids one in being more positive, conscious and clear in one’s communications. Blue Chalcedony is excellent for singers or others who may strain their vocal apparatus through overuse.
The frequency of Blue Chalcedony feels like a deep inner ice cube on inflammations or wounds in the energy field. It can help prevent energetic leaks and repair holes in the aura. It aids one in releasing deep anger patterns from the energy field. It is useful in alleviating feelings of desperation, panic and anxiety.
Spiritual This ally helps with divine communication, speech and channeling work. It assists in repairing the energy field and sealing leaks or holes.
Emotional For those who experience frequent bouts with irrational anger, fear, panic or anxiety, Blue Chalcedony can assist in calming these emotional patterns and dissolving them in the energy field. For those who tend to speak before considering the impact of their words, this ally helps one become more conscious of one’s words and the tone of one’s voice.
Physical Blue Chalcedony is a good all-around stone for throat chakra and physical throat health. It can help strengthen one’s vocal apparatus and to help prevent or heal vocal strain. It is an excellent choice for soothing sore throats and throat infections.
Affirmation I am at peace with myself and my world, and my awareness of all that I am is ever-growing.
key words Awakening of psychic abilities, aura cleansing, purification, union with the Higher Self
chakras Third Eye (6th), Crown (7th)
Robert Simmons The psychic energies which are softly touched by Blue Chalcedony are fully activated by attunement with Purple Chalcedony. One’s dormant capacities for clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, psychometry, channeling, prescience and prophecy can all be activated through intensive work with this stone. Access to the Akashic records and past knowledge of ancient civilizations are also among the realms one can enter with the inner vibrational keys provided by Purple Chalcedony.
Purple Chalcedony is a pure stone of the Violet Ray. This makes it a powerful influence for purification and cleansing of the auric field, and as a provider of psychic protection. Negative attachments from this life, or even many past lives, can be severed by calling forth the purifying energies of these stones. Purple Chalcedony is strongly associated with the energies of St. Germaine and with what is known as the Magic Presence—the interlocking of one’s everyday identity with the Higher Self through a ray of Violet Light, from one’s crown chakra upwards to where the Higher Self is centered, at the apex of one’s energy field.
The Violet Ray (or Violet Flame) radiated by Purple Chalcedony is also useful for those who wish to attract their spiritual twin, or soul mate. As one is cleansed inwardly by the Violet Flame, one’s true self begins to shine more clearly through the dissipating veils of the false layers of one’s indoctrinated ‘self.’ As this happens, one’s pure vibrational pattern can attract the resonating pattern of one’s soul mate, in ways that can be both rapid and astonishing.
Carrying or wearing Purple Chalcedony will serve to incorporate its energy pattern into one’s own, but faster results are achieved with meditation and dreaming.
Purple Chalcedony harmonizes with Moldavite, Blue Chalcedony, Amethyst, Sugilite, Charoite, Phenacite, Lilac Lepidolite and Gel Lithium Silica. Amethyst, Sugilite, Gel Lithium Silica and Charoite are all stones of the Violet Ray, and they help strengthen this connection. Phenacite assists in stimulating the capacity for clairvoyance, while Moldavite quickens the process of transformation of the lower self. For those not fully active in the lower chakras,
adding Carnelian or Zincite will be very helpful. Golden Labradorite assists one in directing the powers awakened by Purple Chalcedony through the evolved will, for the highest good.
Naisha Ahsian Purple Chalcedony acts as a psychic stimulator and protector, as well as a caller of visions and dreams. Both Purple and Blue Chalcedony activate the third eye chakras, but Purple Chalcedony’s frequency accesses the deepest levels of the subconscious, bringing long-hidden blockages, memories, or patterns into consciousness. It is a powerful stone for journeying consciously through the dream state. It is an excellent ally for the clearing and balancing of the third-eye chakra. It can be helpful for psychics or others to place this stone on the third eye in order to break a connection to someone to whom they have attuned.
The frequency of Purple Chalcedony aids those who feel bombarded by ‘negative’ psychic information they pick up from people or from the environment. Due to its soothing and protective qualities, it is excellent for those who feel they are too sensitive to energy, and it can assist these individuals in gaining more control and discernment in their psychic awareness.
Purple Chalcedony can help children feel safe with their psychic and intuitive abilities. It helps them learn to regulate their receptivity and feel more protected on an energetic level.
Spiritual Purple Chalcedony offers both psychic awakening and psychic protection. It enhances the dream state and can help with lucid-dream work. It allows one to remain positively centered as one receives intuitive or energetic information from external sources, and prevents one from being thrown off-center by negativity one may encounter on a psychic level.
Emotional Purple Chalcedony is less active on the emotional body than Blue Chalcedony, but it does offer a sense of emotional protection from negativity, and it helps one feel more connected to one’s higher source. It is especially useful for assisting children in coming to grips with their psychic abilities and in protecting them from negative energies.
Physical Purple Chalcedony helps one reach the meditative brain-wave patterns of Theta and Delta while remaining conscious. It is excellent for those who tend to fall asleep during meditation. It can be used to help balance the effects of narcolepsy and other sleep disorders.
Affirmation I am awakened to my full identity—I accept this expansion and surrender to the will of my Higher Self.