key words Linkage of the mind and heart, enhanced spiritual perception, compassionate self-expression, adherence to truth
chakras Heart (4th), Throat (5th), Third Eye (6th), Crown (7th),
Soul Star (8th)
Tanzanite is a member of the Zoisite family, a calcium aluminum silicate mineral with a hardness of 6.5 to 7. Its crystal system is orthorhombic, and it forms prismatic, usually striated crystals. The color ranges from blue to blue-violet, although some crystals are golden to brownish yellow. When heated to around 900 degrees Fahrenheit, the crystals with yellow tones turn to blue or blue-violet. Tanzanite was first discovered in 1967 in Tanzania, Africa. The name Tanzanite, which is derived from the country where the stone is found, was introduced by Tiffany and Co., the New York jewelers. This has become the name accepted around the world, though scientists refer to it as blue Zoisite.
robert simmons Tanzanite is one of most valuable of all metaphysical stones. It is the stone which most effectively integrates the energies of the mind and heart, helping one to remained centered in the heart’s wisdom while evaluating the ideas of the activated mind. It opens a cascade of thoughts and insights, but it keeps one calmly anchored upon the inner throne of compassionate humanity, thereby insuring that one be not carried away on mental tangents of little true value. When one’s eyes rest upon Tanzanite stones of good quality and color, one is stirred by their beauty, and the ‘beauty’ one appreciates is a reflection of the mental and emotional qualities these stones awaken in the self. It is good to wear Tanzanite as jewelry, because in making these stones visible to others, one is spreading the self-awakening Tanzanite can bring. And of course, keeping these stones within one’s auric field is the most beneficial choice of all, because they create a resonance which blends in and can bring one’s consciousness to a permanently higher state.
The integration of mind and heart offered by Tanzanite takes place through the linkage and attunement of the heart and third-eye chakras. The importance of this development in one’s spiritual life cannot be over-emphasized. The need to bring the heart into cooperation and communion with the mind is in part what is meant by the search for wholeness. Tanzanite helps in this process by making the heart’s promptings more noticeable to the mind and connecting a circuit of vibrational energy between the heart and third-eye chakras. One feels this circuit as a fluttering vibration of joy and pleasure. Once the mind understands what the neglected heart has to offer, there is no going back. The mind reflects its pleasure to the heart, which releases greater joy, causing the mind to reflect greater pleasure, and so on.
Another effect of Tanzanite’s linkage of mind and heart takes place at the throat chakra. Under Tanzanite’s influence, one finds it far easier to speak the heart’s truth with all the resourcefulness and eloquence the mind can conjure. In fact, Tanzanite makes it difficult to conceal or deny what one knows in one’s heart. Over time, this effect grows stronger, making even the unconscious more self-aware.
Tanzanite is one of the Synergy Twelve stones, along with Moldavite, Phenacite, Danbu-rite, Azeztulite, Herderite, Tibetan Tektite, Petalite, Brookite, Natrolite, Scolecite and Sat-yaloka Quartz. This is the most powerful combination of stones yet discovered for evolutionary quickening and raising one’s vibrational level. Other stones that harmonize well with Tanzanite include Larimar, Charoite, Ruby-Zoisite and most members of the Quartz family.
Naisha Ahsian Tanzanite activates the third-eye, crown and etheric chakras, producing visions, messages and information from higher-vibrational sources. It creates a link between the heart and mind, allowing one to perceive situations, experiences and circumstances from the perspective of enlightened compassion.
Tanzanite’s frequency aids one in sharing spiritual information and knowledge from a heart-centered perspective. It is excellent for counselors or others who are in the position of needing to intellectually interpret emotional experiences. It can assist empathic individuals in forming interpretations of the emotionally based information they receive intuitively.
spiritual Tanzanite aligns the heart and the mind, allowing for a more balanced, centered experience of spirituality. For those with hyperactive minds but little emotional connection to others, Tanzanite can be the link to help ground mental energy through the emotional body.
emotional Tanzanite helps one feel more compassionate, loving and centered. It assists one in gaining insight into emotional issues but prevents one from dwelling on them unnecessarily. Tanzanite generates an energy of happiness and relief from worries.
physical Tanzanite can be used to help calm the overactive mind and assist in healing work by synchronizing the heart’s and brain’s electromagnetic energies. It can be used to help calm overactive thyroid or exhausted adrenals.
affirmation My mind and heart meet again, like reunited lovers, and I enter their spiral dance of joy.