The Crystal of the Day for 2 October 2013 is Bixbite. Emerald is the most famous member of the beryl family, which also include aquamarine, morganite and golden beryl. But emerald is not the rarest of the beryls. That distinction belongs to red beryl, also known by the name bixbite.
Red beryl or bixbite was first described in 1904 based on a discovery at Maynard’s Claim in the Thomas Mountains in western Utah, USA. It was named after Maynard Bixby (1853-1935), an American mineralogist. The name bixbite has now been deprecated by CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, to avoid confusion with another mineral, bixbyite, also named after Maynard Bixby.
Bixbite, or red beryl, is known metaphysically as a stone of soothing and healing. It is used by intuitives and mystics to bring harmony to relationships and enhance compatibility. It is also said to be helpful to heal grief and depression. Bixbite is also used to strengthen creativity energy. Physically, intuitive sources say that bixbite is good for healing problems with the physical heart, liver, lungs, mouth, throat, stomach, physical energy level, and digestive system. Bixbite is related to the heart and sacral chakras.
Zodiac: Aries and Taurus
Energies: Healing, comfort, creativity
Chakras: Heart and Sacral Chakras