In this article, I’ll discuss the rare mineral marialite’s meaning, uses, and benefits. I will also include other facts that may be helpful in your spiritual journey with this stone, such as the proper way to cleanse it, the best crystals to pair it with, and more.
Marialite is a silicate mineral from the scapolite series, usually considered as a pure endmember at the other end of the spectrum opposite of meionite. It ranges from transparent or translucent vitreous stones to resinous and pearly opaque stones.
The mineral can be found in many places in the world, occurring in high-pressure and high-temperature environments. In fact, marialite was first described in 1866 when specimens of the stone were found in the Phlegrean Fields, Italy, which is a well-known volcanic region. German mineralogist Gerhard vom Rath named it “marialite” in honor of his wife Marie Rose or Maria Rosa vom Rath.
Is marialite rare?
Even if it has been sighted in several countries, marialite is still considered rare, perhaps due to the fact that the specimens found are few and far between. Additionally, gem-quality marialite crystals yield only about 15%, according to some reports. These marialites are often sold to collectors because of their exquisite beauty and rarity.
What does marialite look like?
Marialite comes in different colors, from pearly white to yellow, pink, brown, purple, and even green. This mineral also occurs as transparent or translucent, occasionally with a hint of any colors mentioned previously.
Some of the most lovely marialite specimens ever found are glassy, translucent tetragonal crystals with a pale golden straw hue.
Perhaps even rarer are marialites that exhibit a cat’s eye effect (chatoyancy), commonly occurring as purple, brown, green, or gray.
These minerals usually become a collector’s stone and fetch a high price in the market.
Meaning of Marialite
Whereas meionite has the calmest energy in the scapolite series, standing on the opposite side of this spectrum is marialite. Its frequencies are so strong that you can feel its energy just by barely holding one.
For some, it might take time to get used to. But fortunately, for most people, keeping up with it won’t take too long.
Unlike other high vibrational crystals, marialite has a warm and friendly energy that you wouldn’t need to be wary of potential dizziness and the feeling of being “disconnected” to Earth. It’s a unique scapolite crystal in the sense that it can resonate both with the third-eye and solar plexus chakras, which are found in the higher and lower parts of our bodies, respectively. It also aligns the heart chakra, which helps to keep us in balance while we’re using it.
Marialite is an excellent crystal for those who yearn for or need independence but otherwise doubt themselves capable of doing it. The stone promotes courage and empowers an individual. It teaches them not to be afraid of choosing and loving themselves. It’s a highly supportive stone, that eagerly lends its hand to those who want to be in full control of their lives and be themselves unapologetically.
Marialite Uses and Benefits
Marialite is a lovely and delicate crystal with a number of uses for the mind, body, and soul. But perhaps, it’s mostly known for its tremendous benefit for our emotional and mental well-being. It’s believed to have the ability to boost our confidence and courage.
It can help us face our fears by making us see that problems and difficulties are temporary. It reminds us that we have the ability to move past it.
If it’s something we can resolve on our own, it gives us the wisdom to make the right decisions. Meanwhile, if these things are beyond our control, it encourages us to trust the process and know that there’s a light beyond a seemingly endless tunnel.
It nudges us to believe in ourselves, take action, and push through it all, despite our ungrounded fears of not being capable enough.
Aside from its emotional benefits, marialite is also believed to have physical benefits and metaphysical properties. I will discuss each of them below.
Crystal Health Disclaimer
While crystals have been used throughout time to heal medical and emotional ailments, the information in this blog is not to be taken as medical advice. Additionally, you should always follow the advice of medical professionals per their diagnoses. Crystal healing should only be seen as supplemental.
Marialite Physical Benefits
While alternative medicine shouldn’t fully replace professional medical treatment, many people have experienced the healing benefits of marialite. The crystal may be able to help you with the following:
Marialite Emotional Benefits
Marialite is especially beneficial to one’s emotional and mental well-being, particularly for those who are having trouble solving their problems and trusting their decisions. It gives wisdom, courage, and self-confidence so you may be able to become self-sufficient. Furthermore, it helps you to take control of your life and be freed from social anxiety. I’ll be explaining these and more below.
Marialite Metaphysical Properties
Marialite is also believed to have metaphysical uses. Some of them are the following:
Marialite Meditation and Grounding
Because marialite is quite brittle, I recommend having to keep it in a safe place whenever it’s not in use. Making a piece of jewelry out of it may not be the best option, but it’s doable if it was carefully set and worn. These crystals make beautiful necklaces, earrings, and such, so it may be alright to wear them from time to time.
Marialite is perhaps best used for meditation and healing purposes. You can hold the crystal during meditation sessions, or disperse its essence around you. It may also be used in grids.
To meditate with marialite, find a quiet and serene place in your home. Sit or lie down until you are comfortable. Take three deep breaths, close your eyes, and ask permission from the stone that you will use its vibrations. Visualize the positive energy emanating from the crystal as it envelops your whole being. Stay in this position for as long as you like.
This crystal is said to resonate with three of the seven main chakras in our body; namely, the third eye chakra, the heart chakra, and the solar plexus chakra. Here are the benefits you may experience when meditating with marialite:
Types of Marialite
As of the time of this writing, marialite crystals are often typified by their colors, such as translucent yellow and white, sometimes exhibiting chatoyancy. There are also marialites that were heat-treated to bring out a vibrant color of red or purple. There are also mottled varieties of marialite in Canada. All of these marialites are believed to have the same strong energy that can help boost one’s confidence and courage.
Marialite Crystal Combinations
Marialite can be paired with other crystals to maximize its abilities. Here are some good stones you can try combining marialite with:
Amethyst is a highly protective stone with tremendous healing and calming benefits, which makes it a great stone to pair with marialite. It’s mostly known for its soothing abilities. It calms the mind and emotions, especially when you’re under stress. With marialite’s confidence-boosting qualities and amethyst’s tranquil energy, you can tackle difficult tasks more easily.
Rose Quartz is the stone of love. It inspires kindness and compassion in us, not only to others but to ourselves as well.
Tanzanite is a stone that resonates well with the higher chakras, including the third eye chakra. It’s mainly known for its ability to enhance intuition and stimulate perception.
Charging and Cleansing
It’s crucial to charge and cleanse your marialite to keep it free from negative energy. However, since it’s a fragile stone, extra precaution is needed in handling it. Keep it away from abrasive materials and chemical cleaners, as they may damage the stone.
Here are the safest ways to purify your marialite and keep it charged with positive vibrations:
Marialite may be a delicate stone, but its vibrations are astonishingly high. It’s a wonderful crystal that helps us see ourselves in a new light: that we are braver, more confident, and more capable than we know. It makes us realize that we are powerful and full of possibilities, despite the naysayers. Whether those “naysayers” refer to other people or even to ourselves, marialite will act as our steadfast supporter and encourage us to move forward.