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Six-Armed Small Staurolite Specimen
Six-Armed Small Staurolite Specimen Six-Armed Small Staurolite Specimen Six-Armed Small Staurolite Specimen Six-Armed Small Staurolite Specimen

Six-Armed Small Staurolite Specimen

Dimensions (HxWxD): 1.2" x 1.125" x 1.2"

Shipping Weight: 8 oz.


Price: $65.00


This beautiful 1.2 inch long Six Armed Staurolite Specimen, weighing 13.1 grams, or nearly 1/2 ounce, is a complex crystal formation from Keivy, a city in the Kola Peninsula of far Northern Russia.

Six Armed Small Staurolite SpecimenThe staurolite appears as umber and siena colored rods embedded in a pale & glittering matrix of muscovite, mica and schist, which create a myriad of tiny sparkling inclusions. When two or more rods intersect in the matrix, forms in the shape of the six-armed cross, the St. George Cross and the St. Andrew's Cross are created naturally.

This Staurolite Six-Armed Flower Disk also exhibits Staurolite rods poking through the matrix on the reverse side of the stone, as you can see in one of the pictures below, adding to the mineralogical interest and energetic power of this specimen.

Genuine Staurolite crosses are quite rare and expensive, and specimens from Kola, Russia are considered to be among those with the most desirable qualities. 

Mineralogical and Metaphysical Properties of Staurolite

Staurolite is an extremely hard, insoluble mineral formed from iron magnesium aluminum silicate, naturally occurring as reddish-brown orthorhombic crystals embedded in a matrix of metamorphic rocks high in iron and aluminium. The high hematite content gives Staurolite crystals their characteristic reddish brown color. True Staurolite like this specimen easily scratches glass. 

Hematite is a reddish-brown mineral, also known as ferric oxide, an important variety of iron ore. Hematite comes from the Greek words “haimatites lithos” or “bloodlike stone”.
Six Armed Small Staurolite SpecimenThe name Staurolite comes from the Greek words “stauros” (cross) and “lithos” (stone) meaning “stone of the cross”.

The name is appropriate because Staurolite crystals often appear in twin cruciform formations, in the shape of a Greek cross, with a 90 degree angle between the arms, or in the shape of a St. Andrew’s cross, with a 60 degree angle between the arms. Staurolite cruciform twins have been worn by religious devotees through the ages, and are renowned as sacred natural objects, invested with the power to heal, bring good luck and transform the soul.

Six-armed Staurolite Crosses like this one are among the most coveted by mineral collectors and Lightworkers. The six-sided star, the Star of David, is traditionally associated with the Union of the Divine and the Earthly realms, expressed in the wisdom of the ancients -- "As above, so below." This phrase comes from the beginning of The Emerald Tablets of Thoth, and embraces the entire system of traditional and modern wisdom school teachings of both East and West, which was inscribed upon the tablet in cryptic wording by Hermes Trismegistus. This simple phrase holds the key to all mysteries. Macrocosmos is equivalent to microcosmos. The universe is the same as God, God is the same as man. Or, as the ancient Hindu texts known as the Upanishads tell us -- "Tat Tvam Asi", "Thou Art That".

Six Armed Small Staurolite Specimen

The goal of all wisdom school teachings of the Hindu yogis, the Egyptians, Greek Platonists, and of Western Hermetic philosophers and alchemists from the Renaissance to the present is One. That goal is to unify the practitioner with the Divine Source of all Creation, and for the practitioner to consciously experience that Unity in a physical body. Once that Unity is known, the practitioner is empowered to ground the energy of Divine Mind, Divine Love and Divine Purpose upon the Earth, spreading enlightenment, love, healing and harmony throughought the world, liberating all sentient beings from the bondage of the Great Wheel of Reincarnation and Karma.

Staurolite is known as the Fairy Stone or Fairy Cross, and was said by some to be the crystallized tears of fairies, bereft on hearing the news of Christ’s crucifixion and death.

Another legend has it that Staurolite was used to heal Richard the Lionhearted during his Crusades in the Middle East, when he suffered from malaria.

Present day crystal healers have used Staurolite to ground an individual with a tendency to “float away” from the material world, or to be lost in abstract realms of mental ratiocination. Staurolite has also been used to treat depression, fevers, addictive personality traits and symptoms of stress.

Staurolite and the Archangel Michael Connection

Metaphysical rock collectors, crystal healers, and Lightworkers who are conscious of their connection to the Angelic Hierarchy may especially prize Staurolite’s strong connection to Arachangel Michael. Because of Staurolite’s high hematite content and its characteristic reddish-brown color, Staurolite has a natural affinity with Archangel Michael.

Esoteric Christianity makes a link between hematite and Archangel Michael, and a crystal containing hematite can provide the bearer with a powerful connection to Michael, providing access to the Archangel's loving wisdom and power to dissolve illusion through the activity of his famous sword, the sword of Ultimate Truth.

Archangel Michael

During the Libran month, on October 21, 2018. in the northern hemisphere, the Orionid meteor showers will be visible. 

At this time of year, when sensational meteor showers, largely composed of iron, traditionally streak across the night sky, Esoteric Christian philosopher Rudolph Steiner’s clairvoyant vision saw the traditional flashing iron sword of Michael. The meteoric sword of Michael was thought to cleanse the Earth’s atmosphere of summer's sulfurous influences, allowing the Higher Self to emerge and guide the initiate along the path of Spirit toward the birth of the Inner Christ Light, an event which takes place in December, during the festival of Christmas.

For more information on Michaelmas, see Libra Festivals: Michaelmas, Rosh Hoshanah, Ramadan and Navratri

Archangel Michael is known to crystal healers and Lightworkers as the dispeller of all negativity, the strong sword and shield of the Heavenly Hosts, and the Angelic protector of humanity, endowed the ability to banish all dark spirits. Michael’s stone of strength, hematite assists in the transformation of any and all negativity held in body, mind or heart into the purity of the universal light of love. According to crystal healer Melody, "It [hematite] can be used to stimulate the desire for, and to facilitate the attainment of, peace, self-control and inner happiness."

Put this Staurolite Cross on your altar, on your night table, or on your desk at work to establish an energetic zone of protection and call in the presence of Arachangel Michael to bless your space during meditation, healing sessions, sleep and dreamtime and throughout working hours.

This crystal has been cleaned with Universal Life Force Energy, and given an energy attunement using Reiki, a Japanese technique of energy healing, so it will continue to receive and transmit Universal Life Force Energy direct from the Source of Creation. It has also cleaned and charged with the natural energy of sunlight. It is ready for you to program according to your own needs and desires. 

We know that you will use this powerful crystal with loving wisdom and respect its long journey in the Earth that has lasted for many long historical cycles. This crystal is a powerful tool, a love-gift from the Divine Mother to you.

Read more about quartz and other types of crystals at the SatyaCenter.com Crystalpedia. Check out our FREE e-book Spirits of Stone: A Lightworker's Guide to Crystals and Gemstones for Healing and Meditation for an overview of the metaphysical and mineralogical properties of quartz, and a step-by-step guide explaining how to cleanse, charge, and program quartz crystals for healing, meditation and other spiritual purposes.

Note: Weight above is shipping weight. Net Weight is .46 oz. or 13.12 grams.