Epidote wasn't identified as a separate mineral until the beginning of the nineteenth century by the French crystallographer Rene-Just Haüy. Before that, it was always considered to be the same mineral as actinolite. When epidote is combined with red felspar in the same mineral deposit it has been given the trade name unakite.
Epidote is a calcium aluminium iron silicate hydroxide that belongs to the Epidote group of minerals. They occur as prismatic, slender grooved crystals and as fibrous radiating aggregates. Epidote appears in the colour range from yellowish-green to greenish-black. Epidote is named after the numerous crystal faces. The crystals have a vitreous lustre and are translucent to transparent. Epidote can be found in Austria, Italy, Mexico and the USA.
EPIDOTE AND PHYSICAL HEALTH
Epidote has the ability to increase your energy levels and is useful for strengthening the physical body. It stimulates the immune system and aids in the healing process. Epidote is useful in convalescence, it supports the body's healing process and ensures that you look after yourself in the best way possible.
Epidote reminds you that there is plenty for everyone, including good health, sufficient income and unconditional love. This stone assures you that all your basic needs are met with an abundance left over to share with others. It helps you relax into the knowledge that nothing is lacking. Use this stone to increase good health, abundant wealth and the ability to love fully and completely.
Epidote is the perfect stone for those who fall easily into victimhood or martyrdom, dispelling self criticism and helping you to look objectively at your strengths and weaknesses and at those of other people. Teaching how to set realistic goals, it moves you away from unattainable expectations and the inevitable disappointments that rise when you plan from your emotions.
Epidote encourages recovery and regeneration after severe illness of in the case of great exhaustion caused by over work, stress, and painful experiences. It lifts the emotions and dissolves sadness, sorrow, self pity and grief. Epidote also helps you overcome frustration caused by failure and teaches you not to devalue yourself because of mistakes you have made. Epidote assists in releasing patterns of negativity from the emotional body. It can help those who habitually use judgement, sarcasm, wit or other expressions of negativity to raise the energy of their emotional bodies to more positive, enlightened levels. It helps you overcome hopelessness and depressed emotional states and lends you a sense of optimism.
It is helpful for those stuck in modes of depression, hopelessness, or other negative thinking patterns. Epidote can inject a sense of hopeful optimism. Crystal healers like to work with Epidote for its ability to clear congestion and energy blockages in the physical and subtle bodies. Epidote will help to balance and stabilise the energy flow in the body. Epidote increases perception and interaction with spiritual beings, and brings spiritual growth. Epidote is a great stone for releasing negativity and raising vibrational energy.
Epidote is an excellent stone for attunement with nature and her healing qualities. It puts forth a simple, calming, grounding, “back to Earth” vibration, which is particularly good for those living in a high energy, city setting.
Epidote bestows patience. It dissolves false self images, makes you aware of reality and highlights the weaknesses and strengths of your true self image. This results in a desire for change that is realistic that can then be realised and build upon. In this manner, epidote will take you back to your original positive inner image of being a healthy, happy person. Epidote teaches you to raise the vibration of your thoughts, words and actions so your physical reality can be transformed. It lovingly reveals where you are holding negative patterns or willfully indulging in negativity as a way to protect yourself emotionally. It can assist in raising the frequency of denser matter to more enlightened levels. The natural tetrahedron structure of epidote provides a deeper understanding and connection to concept of "as above, so below". Use this stone as a tool to tap into your sacred heart, that part of you that is aligned with Divine Love. Epidote also provides an abundance of spiritual energy.
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