Actinolite is an amphibole silicate mineral with the chemical formula Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe2+0.5-2.5)Si8O22(OH)2.
Source: Erongo Region, Namibia
Its old name was Uralite.
Its name is derived from the Greek word aktis (ἀκτίς), meaning “beam” or “ray”, because of the mineral’s fibrous nature.
Actinolite is a shielding crystal. It can heal the subtle energy body, filling in gaps that can result from psychic attack, illness, stress, and unwanted negativity.
It balances the body, mind, and spirit, enhancing higher awareness.
This stone can increase one’s self-esteem by getting rid of negative feelings, especially those of isolation that can hinder progress.
It makes us more in tune with nature and all of our surroundings.
Actinolite makes us aware that we are all an important part of “All that is”.
Use it to connect with spirit guides.
Physically, Actinolite reduces stress and strengthens the immune system, especially after illness or trauma.
Warning: Fibrous actinolite is one of the six recognised types of asbestos, the fibers being so small that they can enter the lungs and damage the alveoli.
Care should be taken in handling this mineral.