Crystal System: Trigonal
Chakra: All, depending on colour
Energy Vibration: 5
Zodiac Sign: Leo, Cancer, Capricorn, Scorpio, Virgo
Element: Fire, Earth
Source: Windalia Radiolarite in Western Australia
Beneficial For: Meditation, Power, Physical Healing, Personal Will, Peace of Mind, Passion, Opportunities, Nurturing, Nourishing and Rejuvenation, New Beginnings, Motivation, Prosperity, Manifestation, Life Path, Leadership, Knowledge, Joy, Intuition, Inspiration, Spiritual Awakening, Wisdom, Trauma, Transformation, Stress Relief, Strength, Sense of Purpose, Protection, Animal Communication, Adventures, Abundance, Breaking Addictions, Grounding, Focus, Enlightenment, Decisiveness, Creativity, Creating Your Own Reality, Courage, Confidence
Mookaite has energies that enrich one’s trust and love for Mother Earth and all of her beauty. One will find themselves more aware of nature and life around them, as well as developing a connection with the animals we see each day, both wild and domestic. Mookaite grounds your mind, heart, and soul down to a planetary level and helps one truly live in the moment. To do this, one must relinquish any and all ideas that do not deal with the “right now”. These future emotions that we’re subconsciously manifesting take their toll on our bodies day in and day out. Fear, anxiety, loneliness, and depression are all common symptoms of failing to live in the present moment. Mookaite’s bold and bright natural colors are a reminder that beauty is all around you, including within. Use the energies and the lessons this stone offers (through deep meditation), and one will soon learn how to “stop and smell the roses”. This mentality will not only save your emotional body, but also give you the chance to grow each day, no matter the circumstances.
When mining this mineral, one must dig through decomposed Radiolarian clay, which unfortunately is the floor bedding of a small creek. This makes it extremely difficult at times to extract Mookaite, as well as the amount of rock usually lost due to crumbling. This happens because of the diversity and uniqueness of this mineral. Every piece has a different chemical make up, with some containing more Chert than Chalcedony, and vice versa. Pieces with higher Chert content tend to wither, fracture, and crumble with ease. As opposed to the Chalcedony-rich Mookaite, which has a hardness of a 7 and can be cut, polished, and carved.