Written By Liz Oakes
Black Spinel embodies a strong grounding action that will aid the release of excess high vibration energy to the earth. This makes them beneficial to use after working with high vibration crystals.
These black stones are known for
their action to stimulate inspiring thought and may help you to release any built up anger, fear or resentment triggered by situations occurring in your life.
They are powerful psychic protection stones and and and their energy may help your recovery if you have been experiencing grief.
Because they have metaphysical properties that will aid you to release issues from the past, it is an advantageous crystal to help you to improve relationships that have difficulties.
They can help to reinvigorate you if you are feeling exhausted, and their vibration may boost your physical energy, aiding you to more easily recover from fatigue.
The meaning of the name of this stone comes from a Latin word 'spinella' meaning spine, and this relates to when it was discovered, as the stones were formed in needle like formations.
This mineral occurs in a variety of colors including the more well known red colored stones as well as black, blue, green, violet, yellow, purple, brown, orange and some less common colors as well.
Spinel commonly forms as octahedral crystals and can occur as lovely perfectly shaped octohedrons. Some stones have visible etching on their surface as well as parallel layered growth.
These stones are found in various formations such as clusters and as twinned crystals. They can occur in a rather unique formation known as the macle, which is when twins form in a strange flattened arrangement, but this is more commonly found in the red variety.
They come in various qualities, including gem-grade crystals and the lower quality pebble shaped stones. Their mineral make-up varies, but the most common minerals occurring in these stones is magnesium aluminum oxide.
Spinel stone is found in a few locations, including in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Africa, India, Thailand, Australia, Russia and a few places in the USA.
They may also be made of zinc aluminum oxide (known as Gahnite), as iron aluminum oxide (known as Hercynite) or as manganese aluminum oxide (known as Galaxite) which also may contain iron and magnesium.
Note: the stone Galaxyite is a member of the same family as Labradorite. Galaxyite is sometimes spelled Galaxite which as incorrect, as Galaxite is a member of the Spinel family. A little confusing!
These black stones have a quite positive energy that can stimulate inspiration and innovation, and may encourage creative thinking and assist you to find new directions in which to take your life.
Their vibration is known to attract fresh ideas, new areas of interest and may encourage you to develop new talents. This may assist you to discover a new path in which to move forward in life.
Inspiration is a powerful aid to benefit you and although it is linked to imagination it often comes from a higher source, and it is known to be a more soul based, spiritual energy.
Use these crystals for boosting inspiration when you are doing meditation, to help you to discover new innovative ideas, and stimulating and challenging paths forward in life.
Their energy may help you to receive answers from beings in the higher realms, that aid you to decide upon actions that move you towards what your soul may have planned before your birth.
These stones are well known for their strong action to ground you deeply to the earth which can be highly advantageous to help you if you have been impacted from working with high crystal energy stones.
Many people find they get quite ungrounded after working with the powerful high vibration stones that stimulate the higher chakras, so its good to use a stone that can quickly bring you back to earth.
These crystals have a number of excellent properties that are highly supportive to help you to rebuild relationships that may have become discordant. They can bring optimism and hope at times when you are
working on reconciling differences with family or loved ones.
They are helpful healing crystals for you to use if you need assistance to release anger, resentment and negative thinking that may have been triggered by family issues.
The energy of these stones may be helpful if you get caught up in a situation where feelings related to the past are difficult to escape, and when issues from the past may be holding you back from moving forward in your life.
Family occasions related to the death of a loved one may stimulate feelings of regret as well as an inability to let go of deep grief.
These circumstances can also arouse feeling of deep bitterness or resentment towards others that may need dealing with.
Keep a piece of Black Spinel on your body, as their energy can assist you to release your grief.
Their vibration may help you to release emotions related to old family issues that may be triggering anger or resentment that you need to let go of so that you can be happy.
This stone is usually fairly easy to obtain as jewelry as they are on the zodiac birthstones list. They are often made into pendants or rings which is an easy way to keep them on your body.
They are useful to wear on your body if you feel that you need protection as they are strong psychic protection stones as well as being powerful aids to assist grounding.
They are a Taurus birthstone but of course will benefit anyone from any zodiac sign, and wearing them can be beneficial to assist you to feel clearer mentally while allowing the birth of new talents and ideas.
They can help to reinvigorate you if you are feeling extremely tired, and their vibration may improve your physical energy, assisting you to more easily recuperate when you are suffering debilitating exhaustion or fatigue.
This stone is well known for its action as a good healing stone that may be particularly helpful to aid detoxification of the intestines and are known to help the organs in the lower abdomen to work better.
Their vibration specifically has a good action within the three lower chakras, where it helps the body to heal issues within the stomach and procreative organs of the body, including the prostate and lymphatic system.
In Summary: these stones resonate within both the base chakra and earth chakra, and this can assist you to feel more balanced and connected to the earth and can assist you to gain clarity about your direction in life.
Using them when you are feeling bogged down by negativity, anger or resentment or when you need help to release feelings of grief can be highly effective.
As mentioned above, Black Spinel are powerful stones to inspire you, and are helpful crystals for meditation as they may help you to find answers when you feel you could benefit by taking your life in a new direction.
Inspiration is a major part of many life activities and especially important if whatever you are doing requires a boost. Black Spinel crystals are excellent to help you to be more inspired when you're working to achieve the best results possible.
There are quite a few crystals that encourage inspired thinking and it may be helpful to use them together to spark the best possible results.
Specific stones that are known to stimulate inspiration includes Eudialyte, Sugilite, Chlorite Quartz and Carnelian.
These crystals have an excellent psychic protection energy that is highly effective to use to assist you if you feel the need to protect yourself from beings that are not of the light.
In addition you may choose to also use them with other strongly protective stones including with Fire Agate, Amethyst, Shattuckite or Malachite.
If you have been going through a difficult time after the death of a loved one, or other life events that have left you feeling that it's difficult to cope, you may choose to use these stones with other stones that assist you to get over feelings of grief.
There are quite a few crystals that you might choose to use with this stone including Aquamarine, Datolite, Mangano Calcite, Pink Tugtupite, Black Onyx, Jeremejevite, Apache Tears or Lepidocrocite.
These crystals are beneficial to assist you with releasing anger you may have been holding onto. These aren't the only crystals that can assist you with this, and it may be helpful to combine them with other crystals that assist the release of anger.
Specific stones for this purpose includes a few common ones, as well as quite few less well known crystals, including Green Calcite, Ethiopian Opal, Larimar or Augelite.