Charoite - International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.atlantisinstitute.org/ 
Origin - the place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
The Charoite crystal is very rare and reportedly only recently discovered in the last 100 years. 

It is a silicate mineral that is produced as a potassium feldspar metasomatite when a syenite of the Murunskii Massif intrudes into limestone deposits, thus forming and altering the said deposits. The crystal occurs in association with canasite and tinaksite.


All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Charoite crystals belong to the Monoclinic system.


History - the past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Charoite was reportedly discovered in the 1940’s yet was only documented officially in 1978. 

There are two explanations for how the crystal obtained its name. One is due to its location being close to the Chara River area of Russia, whilst another explanation is that the name deriviation is from the word Chary which means charms or magic in Russian. The main deposits are located in the Murun mountains of Russia.



Specification - the act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Charoite appears as spiraly strands of fibrous type material and the colours range from dark purple to lilac with wavy streaks of various colour associated with orange tinaksite, black augite and transparent microline feldspar. 

The crystal appears as vitreous to pearly and has a choncoidal fracture. It is sometimes transluscent and can employ a weak fluorescence.


The stone is very attractive and is used extensively in jewellery and also in carvings for boxes and vases.



Varieties - a number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Charoite is a very distinct crystal and so is not usually associated with types or varieties. It can sometimes appear similar to stones like: 

  • Tiger’s Eye
  • Sodalite
  • Sugilite
  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Pietersite



Esoteric Attributes - a quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world. 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.


The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Charoite crystals.


Mental: Charoite helps to make sense of huge mountains of work and enables you to tackle it more easily. It is also a powerful aid when making important decisions.
Emotional: Charoite helps to alleviate the obstacles that may come your way. It also is an aid in overcoming obsessions. The crystal also helps in relaxation.
Physical: Charoite crystals are fantastic in the alleviation of painful muscle cramps. The crystal provides pain relief and helps to soothe the nerves.


Crystal Chart - Charoite


Crystal: Charoite
Mineralogy: Mineral rich Sheet Silicate
Geometric form: Monoclinic
Formation: Tertiary
Family: Silicate
Birthstone: The Charoite Crystal is associated with the Astrological signs of Scorpio, Virgo and Sagittarius.
Appearance: The crystal can appear transluscent with a vitreous to pearly lustre. It has a conchoidal fracture and can be seen with a weak fluorescence.
Aura: Charoite allows the aura to raise energy vibration and open up the Channels to connect with all. It holds you in a state of no mind.
Colour: Colours range from a variety of deep purple to violet, lilac and white.
Chakra: Charoite is restores the balance and unblocks the obstacles to the Crown Chakra. When placed on the Third Eye, the stone is a conduit to knowlege gathering in a dream state.




International Crystals - References and resources:


Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001


New Oxford American Dictionary