Stilbite is the name of a series of tectosilicate minerals belonging to the zeolite group of minerals. More commonly found are stilbites that are calcium dominant.
Colour: Colourless, white, pink, yellow, peachy-orange and can be translucent to opaque.
Common geological occurrences: India,
Crystallography: Stilbite belongs to the monoclinic crystal system, forming in thin tabular crystals, compact sheaf-like aggregates (sometimes as 'bow-ties'), fibrous and globular habits. Crystals may show pseudo-orthorhombic forms. Stilbite crystals display perfect cleavage (due to a weakness in the atomic structure).
Observations: Stilbite crystals are typically clustered and often in combination with other minerals such as apophyllite, heulandite, quartz, calcite, gyrolite, prehnite, scolecite, natrolite and other zeolites. Large single crystals are uncommon.
Crystal care: Stilbite is a soft and brittle stone, cleaving and scratching easily so it must always be handled with care. Avoid over handling your pieces to reduce potential damage.
MOH's Hardness 3.5 - 4
General crystal care here
Calming, Universal Love, Heart Connection
A stone known for its ability to be gentle on delicate hearts, the nurturing and calming energy of stilbite gracefully heals emotional wounds. Stilbite bestows a heart-mind connection, allowing you to 'think with your heart' and feel safe doing so. Inspiring intuitive powers, this stone helps to channel deep inner passion and open up the heart to new human connection, emotional connection and universal vibrations of love.
Uses: Keep stilbite in your home and personal space to soften emotional 'sharp edges' and help create a comforting environment.
Meditate with stilbite to connect with your intuition on a deeper level, release emotional tension and reset your mood.
Keep by your bedside to let go of sadness and allow your heart to heal while you rest.