Rock of the Month: Epidote


Enhancing your Spiritual Work with Epidote
Epidote, also known as Pistacite, is a stone that is known to effect different people in different ways. Epidote is an aluminum iron silicate mineral and is also a relatively hard stone (6.5-7 on the Mohs scale). Its color can vary depending on the iron concentration. It can be deep green, brown or almost black, and possess a glassy or fibrous appearance. Epidote often takes part in the composition of unakite and other types of feldspar, and clear quartz.  Large amounts of it can be found in Mexico, Brazil, USA, Australia, China and Mozambique. This stone works with Gemini and Libra effectively.
Epidote enhances the energy of whatever it touches, including people and other stones. An element of earth and water, epidote is known for its power to embrace positive patterns and attract the goodness of the elements that it emanates. It brings relief to emotional and behavioral stresses by striking against negativity and reflecting its positive and enlightening energy. It sets our personal demands and standards higher, aligning with the divine plan. It makes us realize and appreciate what we already have and helps us put it to good use. It is helpful for those stuck in depression, hopelessness, or other negative thinking patterns.
In overcoming negativity, epidote makes the unbearable bearable and the truth visible. It powerfully enhances specific outcomes, such as abundance and prosperity, and works in alignment with our natural abilities. Of all its spiritual feats, it enhances perception and personal power, strengthens the positive influences in one’s life, and removes all resistance in achieving spiritual enhancement. In any situation, it keeps one focused on their divine purpose and acceptance of one’s attributes.
On a physical level, Epidote increases energy and strengthens the body’s ability to assimilate nutrients. It stimulates the immune system, aids in the healing process, and empowers our defense against environmental free radicals. The stone stimulates liver function and aids in the digestive process.  It helps overcome the physical weakness from flu  and assists the adrenal glands, thyroid and the brain.
It helps you become aware of when you need to rest or take care of your diet. If you feel resentment or rejection by others and have embodied these feelings by putting on weight, this stone helps you release both the feelings and the weight.  Epidote helps you feel lighter, freer.
Epidote increases personal power, clears the emotional body aura, and increases memory.  Crystal healers like to work with Epidote for its ability to clear dense congestion and energy blockages in the physical and energetic bodies, which stabilizes the energy flow and helps dissipate tumors.  Epidote is a strong purifier for the astral body and auras.
This stone has a strong vibration that helps you attune to spirit and enhance your self awareness.  It may be helpful if you unknowingly have been resistant to letting go of an attitude or behavior that you need to change for your highest good.  It gives you the courage to live the life you’ve always dreamed of, and works within all chakras to help raise your physical vibration.
You may prefer to use it for a few minutes a day in meditation. At that time, ask for guidance on how you might manage what comes to your attention. During meditation, it can be programmed to help you experience a range of positive effects. Before starting your programming, please ensure that it is thoroughly cleansed under running water, then set it outside in the sunlight and ask for white light to remove any negativity within it. To program it, hold the crystal in your hand and think about the positive aspects that you would like to come into your life. You may continue to hold these thoughts for a few minutes until you intuitively feel the programming technique is complete. This enables the stone to bring through a higher level of abundance and prosperity and allows you to release any negative aspects that you may have concerns about.

Carol Clarke is an USUI Reiki Master and Melody certified TAOMCHI Master Crystologist in Plymouth, MI. She has been working with crystals and minerals for many years and loves sharing her knowledge about them.  She offers many different types of crystal healing techniques.  If you would like to attend or host a crystal class or would like an appointment, please call Bodyworks Healing Center at 734-416-5200 or visit


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