Spotlight on Unakite
The ultimate stone for carpe-ing the f*cking diem, the magic of the Unakite crystal lies in its ability to inspire a sense of urgency as you come to the realisation of how quickly time slips through your fingers. The powerful energy of the Unakite crystal reminds us that when it comes to achieving our dreams, there’s no time like the present, so grab hold of your Unakite crystal with both hands and start checking items off your bucket list now.
The History of Unakite
Unakite is a relatively “young” crystal, named after the Unaka mountains of North Carolina where it was first discovered, the Unakite crystal is considered a sacred stone because it deepens meditation by increasing your sense of being in “the now”. It is now more commonly found on the beaches of Lake Superior, where it was originally dragged by glaciers, as well as washed down from the mountains into rivers in Virginia.
Aside from the Unakas Range in the United States, Brazil, China, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Zimbabwe also have notable deposits of unakite.
Mottled green and pink, Unakite is a true rock, that is a composite material made up of multiple other stones. It’s this composition that gives Unakite its familiar moss-on-brick appearance and makes it a sought-after lapidary material.
The patterns, durability and affordability of Unakite also make it a useful stone for architecture, its most prominent use is trimming on the front steps of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
Unakite has a Mohs hardness of 6-7.
What is Unakite used for?
Bringing together the abundant, nurturing energy of lush green, with the soft, caring passion of pink, Unakite is said, in Crystal Healing lore, to benefit the heart, circulatory system and reproductive system, promoting weight loss and helping to ease pregnancy.
Like many healing crystals, you can use Unakite to open your chakras and boost your energetic system. Since it contains both pink and green, the two colours associated with the heart chakra. Whether we realise it or not, a lifetime of emotional pain builds up in the heart in the same way that a lifetime of eating shitty junk food clogs the arteries.
Bringing unconditional love and connection, the radiant energy of Unakite can help you do the work required to turn that frown upside down. As you get up close and personal with this special stone, call on the Unakite to super charge your spirituality and quiet down your inner cynic. It can be really f*cking hard to let go and release what no longer serves us, but if we're genuinely ready to move past the things that hold us back and step into a new era of self-discovery, we must rise to the occasion. Part of letting go involves processing old emotional wounds. Unakite's supportive and energetic qualities allow us to mitigate some of the upsetting feelings we've attached to past events.
Before you know it, Unakite will make you believe in magic again. Resonating with the frequency of love, compassion and kindness, Unakite helps with healing abandonment and separation issues and is a stone dedicated to balancing the emotional body. Don’t Tinder without it.