Alternative Names: None
Origin: S. Africa
Mineral Species: Ajoite
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: (K,Na)Cu7[(OH)6|AlSi9O24]·3H2O
Hardness: Not Known
Crystal System: Triclinic
Colour: Bluish green
Typical Appearance: Pale blue inclusions/phantoms in quartz crystals.
Chakra Alignment: Heart, Upper Heart, Throat and Crown
Origin of Name & Mythology: Named after its discovery locality, the New Cornelia mine, Ajo, USA.
Ajoite’s soft, gentle, joyous energy bubbles up through the body like a fountain, clearing energy blocks, lifting the spirits, and harmonising scattered energy as it goes.
Ajoite supports the immune and lymphatic systems, improving general health, and aids circulation. It especially clears and stimulates the Heart, Upper Heart and Throat Chakras, conferring a peaceful outlook, nullifying self-animosity and promoting self-acceptance, and balance to the emotional as well as physical bodies. Once we have accepted ourselves, we are better able to accept others and their differing viewpoints. Melody refers to the Upper Heart Chakra as the Peace Centre, and suggests working with ajoite can bring peace in a more global sense.
Ajoite can leave you feeling a little light-headed, and if you are a person who finds it difficult to ground, try holding a grounding crystal for a few minutes after working with it.