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Staurolite / Fairy Crosses / Fairy Stones
The staurolite crystal, better known as the Fairy Cross, is a natural phenomenon found in only a few places in the world, but most notably through the Appalachian Mountains from northern Georgia to Virginia and surrounding areas.
The name is derived from the Greek Stauros , meaning ‘cross’. Well-formed crystals are commonly twinned, crossing at 90 or 60 degree angles.
The twin crystals found on staurolite are sometimes referred to as ‘Fairy crosses’ - as it was once believed to be created by the tears of fairies whom could not help but cry when they heard of Christ’s crucifixion. Staurolite is often called “fairy stone” or “fairy cross”. Since the first time it was worn, it has been considered a good luck charm as well as a charm that would protect children from evil spirits.
~ Opens the inner eye ~ Helps to find lost objects ~ Increases the connection to other worlds
Staurolite is a grounding stone that assists in connecting with other worlds, including the fairy realm.
Staurolite is an aid in discarding destructive habits, stabilizing the emotions, and brings a feeling of protection, safety and security. It is also used by healers to counter the effects of aging, recover from abusive habits, muscle and blood formation, general well being, as well as a tool to psychically communicate with the animal kingdom.
This is an excellent stone for use in widening one’s vision and awareness of other realms.