Pietersite, known as the Tempest Stone, is a silicified Riebeckite with Limonite and a member of the Quartz family. This mineral was recently discovered in 1964 by Sid Pieters, who named it after his late father, Louis Pieters. Pietersite crystallizes in the form of masses in Jasper where the inclusions are pseudomorphs after Asbestos. What that means is that it forms in the crevices of Jasper where Asbestos once was. A common misconception is that this stone is Tiger Eye and Hawk Eye (Falcon Eye). That simply isn't true. Tiger Eye is a macrocrystalline Quartz and Pietersite is a Chalcedony (microcrystalline Quartz). This stone is very rare and only has two known localities, with only one of them still being active. In the 1990’s a small pocket was exposed in the Hunan Province of China, but was closed a few years later due to the mineral being mined out. The only other known locality is in Namibia, where Sid Peters found the stone over 55 years ago. When purchasing this stone just make sure to always question the authenticity., because it is commonly counterfeited. This is because of the rarity and limited quantity of the stone making it highly valuable and expensive.
Pietersite is a very powerful crystal that activates and unlocks our solar plexus and third eye chakras. When these two chakras are unified together, endless opportunities and outcomes can arise. Our personal will becomes activated and connected to our third eye, which becomes extremely open and clear. Simply holding or wearing this stone can make one feel like their dreams are within grasp. Pietersite reactives our personal will and reignites that fire from deep within. It’s embers are roaring full of drive, focus, determination, and undeniable desire. These attributes that are linked up to our third eye help us find a way to our dreams. We recommend meditating with this stone over your third eye to fully unlock it’s capabilities. Allow the dreams and imagery show you the path you want to take in this world. Once we accept what we want to become, we can then transform into it and our body will go on “auto-pilot”. Before you know it, opportunities are confronting you and new beginnings opening all around you.
Pietersite works to transform your life at a rapid pace, and may feel strong or uncomfortable for some people. We recommend adding in softer transformation stones such as Labradorite, Bumblebee Jasper, Aragonite , or Moldavite. These stones all help make the transition between different fields or ideas much more comfortable and easier to conform too. Moldavite, in particular, is a heart stone and will help protect our most vital organ during these times of change. We house our most important emotions in our heart, and sometimes we tend to leave it exposed when trying new things. Moldavite is here to protect you through any and all journeys you decide to take.