Actinolite Crystal Properties

Shielding, Balance, Dream Recall

Gems By LYC
3 min readSep 18, 2022
Lightly Tumbled Actinolite

Spiritual Properties

  • Encourages deep meditation
  • Connects you to universal energies
  • Assist the wearer in recalling dreams, analyzing dreams, and connecting with the dreams of his previous birth, and ancient civilization

Mental Properties

  • Helps you overcome loneliness
  • Helps you clear and balance the mind
Raw Actinolite

Emotional Properties

  • Boosts Confidence
  • Protects your emotional body from negative energy
  • Pulls emotions you have been holding close to the surface
  • Pushes you to release the stress and the weight you’ve placed on your heart
  • Provides you with the courage and confidence needed to face uneasy emotions and helps you find closure

Kundalini Properties

  • Opens the heart chakra
  • Provides your aura with a protective shield from negative energy
Raw Gray Actinolite


  • ​​I am surrounded by a protective shield of positive energy


  • Chakras: Root, Sacral, and Heart
  • Energy: Projective
  • Planets: Venus, Earth
  • Element: Earth
  • Zodiacs: Scorpio
  • Number: 4, 9

Health Benefits

  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Eliminates toxins from the body
  • Aids proper liver and kidney function
  • Rids you of nervous tensions and anxieties
  • Stimulates the production of white blood cells
Actinolite In Quartz, Cut and Polished

Physical Properties

Color: White, Yellow, Gray, or Black

Habit: Long blades or a skinny needle-like structure, bladed, fibrous, radial

Twins: Simple or lamellar, common parallel {100}; lamellar, less common parallel {001}

Rarity: Common — Two rare forms include transparent and submerged within quartz

Luster: Vitreous, Silky

Species: Amphibole Asbestos

Zoning: Absent

Parting: on {100}

Gravity: 3.03–3.24

Tenacity: Brittle

Fracture: Splintery

Cleavage: Distinct/Good on {110}

Hardness: 5.5 to 6

Locations: Brazil, Russia, Canada, China, New Zealand, and the USA. Transparent forms are found in Taiwan and China

Dispersion: r < v

Chatoyancy: Present when in quartz

Pleochroism: Weak, moderate, yellow to dark green

Fluorescence: Absent

Birefringence: 0.022–0.027

Diaphaneity: Translucent

Named After: The Greek word “Aktis” means “beam or ray”

Melting point: Above 2700 °F.

Discovered In: 1794

Luminescence: Orangey Yellow

Discovered By: R. Kirwan

Chemical Name: Calcium magnesium iron silicate hydroxide, Amphibole Silicate Mineral

Refractive Index: 1.614–1.641

System/Structure: Monoclinic

Chemical Formula: Ca2(Mg4.5–2.5Fe2+0.5–2.5)Si8O22(OH)2

Inclusions: Typically is the needle-like inclusions in other crystals

Streak: White

Chemical Classification: Silicate

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