Actinolite - Healing Properties, Color, Power & Facts

Actinolite Last updated : March 30, 2020 9:55 AM

A shielding stone, Actinolite was named in 1794 by a Greek name, “Aktina”, by Richard Kirwan. In English, Aktina means “ray stone”.

Actinolite is the stone of dreams, which assist the wearer in recalling dreams, analysing dreams, and connecting with the dreams of his previous birth, and ancient civilization. There are various varieties of Actinolite which are used as gemstones. One is Nephrite, and the other is cat's-eye Actinolite. The nephrite is one of the two variants of Jade, the other is Jadeite. On the other hand, cat's-eye Actinolite is a stone that carries chatoyance. This is a green to a yellowish variety of Actinolite, which is opaque and has an amazing cat’s eye effect.

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Where is Actinolite found?

The noteworthy locations where Actinolite is found in abundance are Taiwan, USA, Canada, New Zealand, China, Brazil, and Russia.

Healing Properties

Physical Healing : Actinolite is a stone that brings energy to the body and balances the metabolism. It assists in reducing the negative effects that occur in the body due to over-stress. Moreover, it also brings harmony in the energy of adrenals. Actinolite stimulates the production of white blood cells in the body and also increases the immunity power.

Emotional Healing : Actinolite is the stone that is known to heal and balance both mind and body. The stress healing properties of Actinolite helps the person in getting rid of nervous tensions and anxieties, which in turn does not affect his health. The people who are not very strong emotionally are benefitted by this stone to a large extent as suggested by the experts.

Spiritual Healing : Actinolite maintains and connects the person with the universal energies of the world. It helps the wearer in deep meditation and acquiring profound insight about the supreme. One must use Actinolite crystals in order to connect with the spirited guides as recommended by the experts.
This crystal helps the person in being more attuned to the universal energies and powers.

Heals and Balances Chakra : The primary chakra that is healed by Actinolite is the heart chakra, which is the container of all the emotions and feelings that a person embraces. A balanced heart chakra brings harmony in relationships and helps the wearer in being kind to other creatures of the world. When the energies of the heart chakra are out, it instils negativity in the person by making him feel that he is being controlled by someone in the relationships.

The root chakra is the second chakra that is healed by the Actinolite crystal. The root chakra is the power house of the body that helps the wearer in not becoming indolent and inactive. The basic effect that an unbalanced root chakra provides to the body is the feeling of laziness and the person being out of all energies of the body. The root chakra is the survival centre of the body.

Actinolite Facts

Some facts about Actinolite

  • Actinolite is used in making ornamental jewellery and in asbestos.
  • These crystals have silky and vitreous lustre.
  • A solid mass of emerald green Actinolite, which is fine in quality id also known as emerald spar or emerald.
  • It is excellent for those people who are ruled by planet Mars.
  • Transparent Quartz stone that contains Actinolite, Rutile Tremolite, or Mica is generally known as “Witches Finger”.

Metaphysical Properties

Actinolite is comparatively a common mineral found in of some of the metamorphic rocks.  It is an amphibole silicate mineral, which belongs to the series of minerals known as Ferro-actinolite and tremolite. In this series, Actinolite acts as the intermediate member. This series of mineral usually take place when ions can freely replace with each other. When the quantity of magnesium is predominant, the mineral is tremolite, and when the quantity of iron is more, the mineral is Ferro-actinolite.

The Actinolite gemstone sporadically forms appealing crystal specimens and habits. These crystals can be identical to the hornblende, but are usually transparent and translucent in diaphaneity. Typically, these crystals are flattened, prismatic and elongated.

The hardness of Actinolite on the Moh’s scale measures 5.5-6.

Actinolite at a Glance

Cleavage Perfect, in two directions
Other Names Actinolithe, Zillerthite, Actynolite, Attinoto, Stibolite, Smaragdite and Stralite
Crystal Habit Bladed, fibrous, radial
Streak White
Refractive Index 1.614-1.164
Diaphaneity Transparent - Opaque
Moh's scale (hardness) 5-6
Sources Taiwan, USA, Canada, New Zealand, China, Brazil, and Russia.
Chemical formula Ca2(Mg, Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2
Lustre Vitreous to dull
Color Light To Dark Green, Yellowish Green, Brown, White, Gray, Black
Chakra Healing Root or base chakra, Heart chakra
Birthstone November
Zodiac Scorpio

Actinolite Color

The colors in which actinolite may be found are gray, white and green.

Actinolite Colors


Actinolite, nice charm but was not aware of it. Thanks for sharing.
Reply on 5/11/14
Hello Aba, there are various charms for which you are new. To read more and to get overwhelmed with lots of unique knowledge of rare stones you may go through our sites and read about other gemstones too. Perhaps you may get the one the properties of which will match your requirements.
Reply on 15/11/14
Actinolite is used for decorating ornamental jewelry. I was also searching for gemstone with dual characteristics, one that it should be used for making jewelry and other as usual well composed of healing properties. I think I should go for this talisman. Should I? Please suggest.
Reply on 28/11/14
Actinolite is effective gemstone...this type of combination is usually seen in almost every gemstone...useful healing properties and trendy may choose to wear it....also related your needs with its should als match...
Reply on 14/4/15
I have gifted Actinolite jewelry to my wife...this stone is her Zodiac she is feeling fine in all the aspects...whether it is emotional one or physical should also go for it..
Reply on 2/5/15
hi Fabia, you may try Actinolite gemstone which is a good gemstone. To get solutions to yur replies you may post a free question on Ask Mittens page of Jewelexi and their expert astrologers will revert back soon with a suitable reply.
Reply on 30/5/15
I didn't know where to find this info but it was here.
Reply on 29/12/14
Henry Jurk
Actinolite is a amazing gemstone. it works for boosting energy in our body. This stone also helps in getting rid of hyper tension and stress.i am using it from last 1 year and really happy from the results.

If somebody is having any emotional or phyiscal issues. Try this stone it will bring wonders in your life!!
Reply on 11/8/15
hey henry please help me out.. i'm very very lazy person and i have a big lack of energy.. would you suggest me this stone personally:?
Reply on 9/11/15
I just purchased an actinolite sphere at a shop in Herkimer, NY...I've never heard of it before. I was googling info on it and it said it contains abestos and is dangerous. Is this true?
Reply on 28/10/17
sarash smith
Using this gemstone was really a good decision. I felt a huge decrement in my stress level. I recommend actinolite to all those who’re suffering from stress related problems.
Reply on 30/3/18
Impressive!Thanks for the post
Reply on 5/4/19
Impressive!Thanks for the post
Reply on 5/4/19
Your post about healing is so appreciable.
Reply on 29/7/19
I like the way you cover every point about all the healing stones. It becomes easy for all to getting knowledge...Very good job gemexi
Reply on 14/11/19
I like your actinolite pendants collection and surely buy it from you within a couple of days.
Reply on 7/1/20

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