Garnierite, commonly referred to as Green Moonstone, is a variety of Serpentine with a high Nickel content. This chemical element gives Garnierite that distinguishable green color. However, heavy levels of Nickel are capable of creating an olive to dark green hue as well. Officially, this crystal has no definitive chemical composition that can be agreed upon within the mineral community. Some geologists believe it to be a Quartz crystalline base with a chemical body closely resembling Lizardite (a variety of Serpentine), Chrysoprase (a variety of Chalcedony with minor Nickel inclusions), or Peridot.
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Garnierite was discovered in 1867 by Jacque Jules Garnier, in the French controlled New Caledonia. Seven years later it would officially be named after him while being added to the mineralogy records. Since then, this South Pacific landmass near Australia ( 11,000 miles from mainland France) has become crucial for Nickel extraction, with an estimated 10% of the world’s entire Nickel content being located under the island.
Depending on the locality of this mineral, the chemical body can allow for it to be cut and sculpted. Recently, we’ve seen a beautiful batch of Garnierite in a variety of forms (palmstones, spheres, and free forms ) come out of Madagascar. Other notable locations include Russia, the Dominican Republic, New Caledonia, France, China, and the United States.
Garnierite is such a unique stone that contains the true essence of life. Such innocent and joyful vibrations begin to emulate upon touch, leaving the user in a blissful trance. The energies of this crystal synchronize with your auric field and begin to fill your etheric body with love, light, and compassion. Your heart chakra becomes fully aligned and relaxed, providing you a chance to look deeply within. What you may find can be traumatic and scary to say the least, but these experiences are a part of us and must be relinquished. Garnierite is extremely potent when used as a spiritual amulet and is capable of providing all the protection one may need during these inward encounters. One must put all their trust into this stone to maximize its benefits. Allow your body to harmonize with this stone and imbue yourself fully with this crystal through deep meditation. Use the energy channeled from this stone to heal the wounds you may carry. Don’t forget to allow space to open up for love and new opportunities.
Try using this stone in conjunction with Malachite during meditation practice. Both of these stones’ energies work together to assist one in easier accessibility to our emotional body. The green rays from both these crystals conjure loving vibrations that heal deep, traumatic wounds. If still not enough, try using enhancing crystals such as Selenite and Quartz during your healing sessions.