Spotlight on | Epidote
Spotlight on Epidote
Unlike most other crystals, Epidote primarily works with what you’ve already got going on. Prismatic and earthy green, Epidote’s natural energies will help attune you to your spirit, showing you the many sides and aspects of yourself, shining a spotlight on weaknesses, attitudes and bad habits that it might be time to kick if you’re ready to follow your dreams and graduate from a mediocre existence to a truly enlightened one.
The History of Epidote
The name Epidote comes from the Greek words "epi" which means "over" and "didonai" which means "to give". Epidote was named by Rene Hauy, a mineralogist at the University of Natural History in Paris in the early 1800s.
Epidote stone is mainly found in deposits in Mozambique, South Africa, Mexico, USA, Russia, Austria, and even in France.
Usually “pistachio” green to yellowish or brownish green, Epidote crystals are transparent to translucent. It is sometimes known as Pistacite due to its green hue.
Epidote has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale.
What is Epidote used for?
It’s ironic that it can take a green crystal to show us life’s silver linings, but that’s exactly what earthy Epidote’s energy is all about. Epidote clears clutter and confusion. It acts as a virtual vacuum cleaner, reaching into the hidden corners of your emotional body to clean out the cobwebs and dust left behind by experiences that left you feeling unloved, invisible or abused.
Bringing added protection against negativity and imparting its powerful dreamy vibes, Epidote enhances lucid dreams and restful sleep, helping the bearer to remember dreams and apply those subconscious messages to your waking life. Stimulating inner knowing, Epidote conveys a greater sensitivity to life’s subtleties and heightens the gift of foresight.
Epidote stones are particularly powerful to work with when you have difficulty trusting others. This stone helps you release old fears and begin the emotional healing process so you can restore your faith in others and learn to trust again.
Allow your Epidote Crystal to shine a light on the positives and give you hope for the future, encouraging you to make the changes you need, so that your intentions can come to life.