Prehnite, a calcium aluminum silicate mineral, is best known for its powerful manifestation properties and its ability to connect one to their higher self. It is often considered a stone of unconditional love and a healing crystal to the healer. As one of the very few stones in the crystal kingdom which connects the heart and solar plexus chakra, it strengthens our willpower and ensures we act from a place of love and compassion. This connection teaches us to make our deepest dreams and inspirations a priority. Prehnite helps one to be prepared for any situation by calming the mind, providing peace and protection, and helping us lead with our hearts by removing confusion and cloudy thoughts. This fascinating stone of the divine creates harmony within ourselves as well as with the forces of nature and the elements to declutter our minds and our energetic environment. Meditating with prehnite daily will allow you to tap into your inner powers of manifestation while communicating clearly with spiritual entities and guides.
Zodiac: Libra, Capricorn
Planet: Venus, Earth
Chakra: Heart, Solar Plexus
Element: Water, Earth
Vibration Number: 5
Color: colorless, venusian green, yellow-gray
Properties: calmness, sincerity, union of heart and will, higher self, inner peace, grounding, connection with nature
With all that being said, where did this stone come from and what are some things we may have missed in learning of its properties? Here are five things you didn’t know about Prehnite:
1. Prehnite and its Origins
First discovered in 1788 by A.G. Werner, Prehnite was named after the Dutch Military Colonel, Hendrik Von Prehn who was in charge of the area where the mineral was found. Since its discovery, prehnite has since been found in other parts of the world like China, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. In the year 2000, a very rare pocket of orange prehnite was found in the N’chwaning mine in South Africa, but the source was depleted by 2002 and this orange prehnite is yet to be found again anywhere.
2. Prehnite and the Sun
Many years ago, Australian Aborigines believed that Prehnite could absorb and store the sun’s energy. When night set in, the stone would light up of its own accord and become very warm. It was also believed that Prehnite had the ability to ward off creatures of the night, including malevolent spirits. This association with the sun would later connect the stone with the solar plexus chakra and its abilities to enhance willpower.
3. Prehnite, a stone of Leaders
Long before anyone in South Africa knew of chakral energetic systems, Prehnite was seen as a vital tool for those in leadership positions. Shamans believed that the stone lent them the ability to make the right decisions for their tribe. This is fascinating considering that they had no way of knowing the stone’s healing properties aside from just feeling for it energetically. Then again, that’s what prehnite is all about - leading with the heart.
4. Prehnite in Spiritual Healing
Many superstitions surround healing crystals in general, but Prehnite is a special case as it helps to connect with entities of higher realms. Because of its calming abilities, the stone is said to dispel nightmares, night terrors, phobias, and deep fears as it removes and heals the dis-ease which creates them. It is a stone of lucid dreaming and remembering, while it also calms hyperactive children.
5. Prehnite in Physical Healing
As with any crystal, it wouldn’t be a true healing stone if it didn’t have the ability to heal the physical body as well. Prehnite is said to be extremely beneficial for the kidneys, bladder, thymus gland, shoulders, chest, and lungs. It also is said to treat gout and blood disorders while repairing the body’s connective tissue and stabilizing malignancies.