Spinel is a magnesium aluminum oxide mineral with a hardness of 7.5 to 8. Its crystal system is cubic. It forms as octohedral, dodecahedral or cubic crystals, as well as in granular, massive or compact habits. Colors range from red to blue, green, colorless, black and brown. Spinel forms in igneous rocks, as well as metamorphic rocks such as marble, serpentinites and gneiss.

Spinel is a stone of revitalization. It can stimulate any of the chakras, as well as the meridian system, bringing fresh energy where it is most needed. It is an excellent aid for reducing fatigue and replenishing depleted energies on all levels. It supports the body in recovering from illness or trauma. In regard to the emotions, Spinel is a stone of new hope. It can relieve the burden of negative thoughts and remind one that life is a gift. Mentally, Spinel can be a catalyst for inspiration and new ways of thinking. It assists one in ‘thinking outside the box’ and articulating new ideas. Spinel can even facilitate the process of building a new self-image. It loosens the grip of entrenched, limiting ideas about one’s attractiveness, talents and capacities for new growth, allowing one to free the mind and transform into one’s highest self. Spinel is a stone of victory. It inspires one to accept the challenges to which one is guided by the soul’s longing and to do whatever is necessary to achieve them. Its energy is so abundant that it can increase one’s endurance and persistence beyond what one had believed was possible. It aids in focusing one’s whole self on the desired goal, continuing until it is won. Different colored Spinels emanate somewhat different vibrations, allowing one to refine the focus of what qualities are to be emphasized. Colorless Spinel is the most all-purpose and programmable variety. It works to re-energize all levels of one’s physical, etheric and astral bodies, plus the chakras and meridians. Red Spinel is a stone of physical vitality. It stimulates the root chakra, bringing in prana energies for strength and endurance. Blue Spinel stimulates the mental body, enhancing the thought processes and psychic abilities, allowing one to work long hours without a great deal of mental fatigue and to intuitively ‘see’ the answers to problems. Green Spinel refreshes the emotional body, increasing compassion, love, forgiveness, self-esteem and the relaxed and easy expression of affection for others. Brown Spinel is an excellent protection stone and etheric cleanser, dispelling negative attachments and entities from the auric field. It can act as a ‘mirror’ for psychic attacks, causing the negative energy to rebound to the sender. Black Spinel stimulates the root chakra, allowing for the balanced grounding of higher-frequency energies. It assists one in ‘pulling’ high spiritual energies down through the crown chakra, into the body and the Earth. Yellow Spinel quickens thought processes and helps in the manifestation of abundance. Orange Spinel stimulates sexual and creative energies, bringing a sense of fun into both amorous and artistic adventures. Violet Spinel facilitates spiritual purification and the manifestation of Heaven on Earth. All Spinels work in harmony with one another.

Simmons, Robert; Ahsian, Naisha. The Book of Stones, Revised Edition: Who They Are and What They Teach (several pages). North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition.

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