Written By Liz Oakes
Smithsonite is a known as a great stone to boost psychic gifts and its action as a healing stone is also very powerful.
It is known for its action to stimulate your immune health.
These interesting crystals come in a variety of colors, and all are wonderful healing stones.
As a healing crystal it can help many issues, but one of its strongest attributes is its action to relieve stress, and to boost your immune system.
All colors are powerful to boost you emotionally, and they have a lovely calming and soothing action in any area of the body.
This stone is well known for its ability to help you to feel better quickly.
They may help anyone who is so severely stressed, and particularly if you who feel you may be heading for a nervous breakdown.
Use them in meditation to help you to develop a range of psychic gifts, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, clairsentience and boosting the flow of your intuition.
The colors these stones occur in are all quite beautiful. They can be found in an array of tranquil and soothing colors, and occur in many pastel colors.
This includes pink, lilac, lavender, purple, pale blue, teal, green, yellow, brown, grey and white.
Many are blended colors such as lavender with pink, the lovely teal which is a mix of green and blue, lavender mixed with grey, lilac with yellow, the list goes on and on, as this mixing of colors is very common.
The meaning of this stone's name relates to it being named after the man who funded the founding of the Smithsonian Institute in the USA, James Smithson.
These stones usually occur in the massive form or in the scalenohedral or rhombohedral form. You can get pieces of tumbled stone, which is made from stone in the massive form.
They are quite lovely to look at, and often have a shiny lustrous look, with layers of bubbles formed on the stones, which is quite unique and really lovely.
It is quite common for their surface to undulate, and in many pieces it goes in and out, like a wave tucked into the stone.
They may have little caves or crevices where you can see the coating and the original matrix where it was laid on. Smithsonite is a zinc carbonate mineral, and is also known as Bonamite.
It is often found in the same places as Hemimorphite, Malachite and Cerussite.
It is found in a large number of locations, including Spain, Italy, Greece, Namibia Africa, Australia, Mexico and the USA.
As mentioned above, this is an excellent healing stone and it is particularly beneficial to help you if you are undergoing ongoing stress that has you at breaking point.
Smithsonite crystals have a soothing energy that restores feelings of inner peace, relaxation and harmony. All colors of these stones will aid you to heal emotionally.
The lavender or pink stones, or a mixture of these colors, will help to bring deep healing when used at the heart chakra or higher heart, as they resonate feelings of compassion and forgiveness towards others.
A common reaction is that they assist you to let go of stress, as they stimulate feelings of joy, and aid loving emotions to flow within you.
These crystals will support you if your issues relate to problems from your past, that might even originate in events that occurred when you were a child.
Any color will help you with healing your inner child, and assist you to gently and comfortably let go of hurt and trauma from the past.
If you had a childhood where you felt that you were unloved or unwanted, this might be a good stone to help you to let go of long held negative feelings.
It is common for people to feel that they should use a particular color at the chakra that this color usually heals.
But all colors of these crystals will benefit you wherever you place them on the body, so they can be used at all chakras.
It is also highly beneficial to simply have a piece of this stone sitting nearby, such as on your desk or on your bedside at night, as their energy resonates well into the area near to where they are located.
Its vibration will help you to feel a more profound level of compassion within your life, and this has a strong healing energy on the emotional level.
These lovely crystals embody the energy of Kwan Yin, who is the Goddess of compassion and healing. This helps you to allow feelings of compassion, joy and deep love to flow within you, both for yourself and for others.
This is an excellent stone to aid you to develop psychic abilities, and this includes its action to boost your intuition.
The action of these stones aids communication on all levels and this includes your ability to communicate psychically.
Using Blue Smithsonite is a good choice for anyone using their psychic abilities, and who needs to be able to communicate messages back to clients, that come from their spirit guides.
The blue stones resonate well within the throat chakra and the third eye, and will help to boost your ability to accurately communicate.
All colors of this stone, including the blue and purple will help you to make contact with angelic beings.
By stimulating your throat area, the blue stones will boost your ability to speak about what you saw when communicating with your spirit guides, or with any other beings in the higher realms.
Purple Smithsonite resonates strongly within the third eye and the crown chakra.
As the third eye chakra is commonly where psychic gifts originate in most people, using your crystal in that area could be helpful.
All colors of this stone have a good action to help you to see psychic visions, so if you wish to develop clairvoyant abilities, using this stone could be effective.
One of the best ways to use any color of this stone is in meditation, and this will help you in a number of ways. Meditation is great to help relaxation and to ease stress.
This crystal helps you to quickly attain the alpha state, where your normal busy mind slows down so you can relax and meditate.
Alpha is also the state you are in when you are looking at a peaceful scene or day-dreaming, so you can see reason why these stones are so helpful to ease stress.
The white color of this stone is also known for its excellent action when used at the crown chakra, but the purple and lavender stones also resonate well within this chakra.
It is interesting that these crystals will help to boost telepathic gifts, as well as helping your clairsentient gifts to expand.
Clairsentience is closely related to psychometry and to intuition, and you may find any of these may be boosted after using this stone.
This gift is commonly known as the psychic gift of clear feeling, and the development of this gift is often helped by meditation.
It is easy to buy these stones, and they are well known for their good energy to aid healing, and in particular to help to relieve stress.
They are also excellent to boost your immune system, so wearing a piece on your body during the flu season may be helpful.
Use it at the lower chakras to aid digestive issues, and problems related to reproduction.
Health issues that may benefit from the energy of this crystal includes sinus problems, skin breakouts or infections and osteoporosis, and it is known to restore elasticity to your veins.
Any color of this crystal is helpful for those you are experiencing substance addiction, and is known to be particularly helpful to aid those who have issues with alcoholism.
Use Smithsonite at the throat or the chest, as this could boost immunity. This is because the thymus gland, which is strongly related to the immune system, is located within the higher heart chakra.
Both the color pink and turquoise are colors that are known to be powerful for emotional healing.
While yellow or orange brown toned stones are not common, they may be beneficial to use within the sacral or navel chakra and solar plexus chakras.
Any color of this stone can be particularly helpful to assist the healing of digestive issues or reproduction related problems within the stomach area.
Smithsonite of all colors have a vibration that will allow feelings of tranquility to flow. It has a gentle energy that aids the discovery of solutions to awkward situations.
For anyone whose work requires them to take a leadership role, this crystal will be beneficial to boost your skills. The yellow colored stones may be especially beneficial to stimulate your personal power.
It will also aid you to be able to speak tactfully when its needed, and can aid the building of trust between those who work together.
The positive vibrations generated by having this crystal nearby, can be helpful to support others when emotional issues get out of hand.
This vibration may help you to feel calmer, and also aid you to calm others, when you or your companions feel angry, upset or hot under the collar.
You will find it on the zodiac birthstones list, and for anyone who has been feeling stressed in an on-going way, this is a stone that is good to wear every day.
If you work in a stressful job, either keep a piece on you, or have it close to you if possible.
This lovely teal blue Smithsonite pendant was a good investment for me, as it is helpful to keep me calm when I am feeling any stress.
It is also a great preventative, as it eases anxiety and prevents physical problems caused by the build up of long term stress.
In addition it is an excellent asset to stimulate stronger intuition, and you may find that by following your intuitive urges you can improve your quality of life.
This crystal is valuable when you are aware that you have been experiencing stress, or if you wish to boost your immunity, such as during the winter.
As it is both a Pisces birthstone and a birthstone for Virgos, it should be fairly easy to find made into jewelry.
While wearing crystal jewelry made from this stone is lovely, alternatively simply keep a piece either on you or in your vicinity for as long as possible each day. It is also a good stone to use in the bedroom to help you to sleep well.
If you have more than one stone grid the room with these stones, or alternatively place a piece under your pillow or on the bedside where it will resonate while you sleep.
It will help you to attain the alpha state more quickly and settle down to sleep, and it's healing qualities will also help you while you sleep.
There are a number of stones that will benefit by being combined with Smithsonite, and it really doesn't matter which color you choose as they all work well used at any chakra.
It you wish to develop mental telepathy, you may like to use it with some of the stones that are helpful to boost telepathic abilities.
Some well known ones you might like to use it with includes Dumortierite, Selenite, Dream Quartz also called Epidote In Quartz or Labradorite.
It is commonly inter-grown with stones such as Blue Hemimorphite, Malachite, Azurite Malachite and Cerussite, so you may like to combine them, as they naturally occur together.
There are a number of stones that may aid you to beat addictions. You can combine it with any other stones that help you to release addictions.
This includes using it with Black Amethyst, Datolite, Purple Amethyst, Hematite or Staurolite also called the Cross Stone.
This stone has an excellent action to boost your intuitive abilities, and will work to strengthen the energy of other stones.
So if you would like stronger intuition you may like to combine it with other crystals that aid this gift including Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli, Sphene or Moldavite.
If you are experiencing stressful situations in your life, you may choose to use this stone with some of the other stones that help stress and aid emotional healing.
This includes the lithium based stones, Amblygonite, Kunzite, Lilac Lepidolite and Lithium Quartz.
Other stones that are also effective for this purpose includes Morganite, Scolecite, Rose Quartz or Blue Larimar.
The two pictures below are pictures of the same stone, the front and back are so different aren't they. The lovely teal blue Smithsonite, with lovely caramel brown on the back was an unexpected surprise.