The ability to protect and ground one physically and spiritually to this world, and to absorb and transmute significant amounts of negative energy and release it into the Earth to be neutralized naturally, is possibly one of the most utilised stones. It also provides a vital shield against psychic attack, emotional and environmental stress, and is used extensively in healing and meditation.
It is a talisman of the Root Chakra, an anchor in the natural world, drawing white light energy from the Crown down through the body to be deeply rooted into the physical plane. It initiates movement of primal forces within the body and activates one’s survival instincts in a pure way. It brings strength and stability, and a sense of personal pride in walking the Earth and inhabiting a human form.