Green is an ethereal color. It is sensuous, bright, and lovely but more importantly has a calming aura surrounding it. But the beauty of this color heightens when it is found in crystals and gemstones. The luminescence found then is beyond comparison. Take for example an emerald. Apart from its superior quality, its high selling point is the beautiful green color that makes it stand out when placed among other gemstones. But emerald isn’t the only green-colored gemstone known to mankind. There are several other, lesser-known crystals and minerals that have this distinguishing color.
Mariposite may not be a name you have heard. But it is a wondrous crystal that is immensely beautiful and very rare to find. Gemstone enthusiasts and collectors would agree that Mariposite is a crystal for safekeeping. Though its worth may not be compared to that of emerald (which is found quite an in abundance), it still is a remarkable gemstone.
Mariposite is referred to crystals which are generally composed of micas and have small traces of chromium in them. The term is most often used for gemstones that belong to a group of green and white metamorphic rocks containing a significant amount of green mica. The term has been in use in this (and also various other contexts) since the late 1800s.
The origins of the name stem from the community of Mariposa in California, USA. The reason behind this is that the green rocks and green mica are quite abundantly found in this area. During the famous California Gold Rush period (between 1848 and 1855) many prospects who came looking for gold that was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma also learned that Mariposite rocks were the reason gold was found in the area. Many thus began to look for green and white rocks which led them to succeed in finding gold too. This knowledge that where green and white rocks are found gold is also present was later used by miners to dig gold in British Columbia, other parts of California, and Alaska.
Though the origin of the word is from California, mineralogists have found similar crystals in many parts of the United States (such as Arizona, Alaska, Colorado, Tennessee, Nevada, Washington, Utah, and also California). It is also found in other parts of the world such as Canada, Austria, China, Ireland, France, Japan, Spain, Papua New Guinea, Venezuela, and Sweden.
Mariposite positively influences the body and soul. Keeping this stone close to oneself brings physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. One of the greatest benefits of Mariposite is that it positively changes your outlook about your immediate surrounding and environment. The stone not only helps you become calmer but also wards off exhaustion. As a stimulating stone, it helps you pursue your creativity with more vigor. In fact, Mariposite is often called the power stone for creators and artists.
Mariposite brings stability in the wearer’s life. It is a stone which brings balance. It is believed that when this stone is combined with the birthstone for October, a wearer can feel inspired. All the energies of the natural world get embodied within the inner self-helping the person achieve tranquility, peace, and success. If you are struggling with communication, wearing this stone can bring wondrous results.
• Physical Healing –Though Mariposite is known to be quite a powerful and effective metaphysical stone, till now not much has been researched or written about how it contributes to the physical well-being of a person.
• Emotional Healing –There are several ways Mariposite helps the emotional wellbeing of a person. It is a stone that helps to adapt easily to new situations and conditions in life. It is a stimulating stone that helps pursue creativity with full vigor. It is also a stone that helps to reduce stress and fear. Keeping the stone close to oneself helps one to become calmer and stable. It reduces exhaustion and helps find balance in life.
• Spiritual Healing –Accessing the spiritual realms is easier said than done. But with Mariposite the quest to come closer to spiritual healing becomes easier. The stone gives access to the spiritual world, allows a wearer to communicate freely and openly with the Divine, and also brings one closer to plants and animals. Keeping the stone to oneself, especially during meditation is believed to be really helpful.
• Chakra Healing – Mariposite revolves around the heart chakra. It is said that the stone enhances the Anahata(heart chakra). Since the green-colored stone matches the vibrations of the heart chakra it stimulates the heart, helps circulation and also the cardiovascular system. Thanks to this crystal you can feel so energized that exercising becomes easier and much more intensive.
Known to be the stone of the night, Mariposite is a revealing stone. The phenomenal attributes reveal its truest self at night and your dreams become clearer, revelations starker and vision un-blurred.
The stone is believed to equalize the yin and yang attributes that contribute to mental stability and peace. This crystal helps to strike balance and helps the physical, emotional and spiritual realms to communicate freely and openly. Keeping Mariposite close to oneself also helps to align your goals with your spiritual well-being.
It is also believed that the stone helps to improve your body’s energy fields which in turn helps to promote mental clarity.
It is a green-colored stone mainly due to the presence of mica and chromium.