Schalenblende is a beautiful mixed mineral with a fascinating appearance and meaning. This unusual stone intrigues both healers and mineral collectors.
Schalenblende forms in concentric masses that form swirls and bands of silver (Galena), Brown (Sphalerite) and Tan which is Wurzite. Wurzite is a rarer variation of Sphalerite which fluoresces orange under a UV light. The curving layers of these cool-colored bands can often resemble images of a brain, which correlates perfectly with Schalenblende’s most influential metaphysical property: powerful thinking.
Schalenblende Healing Properties
This stone clears the mind of confusion and racing thoughts to allow for greater concentration and space to “think outside the box.” This newfound clarity can inspire creativity, making Schalenblende an excellent stone for creative individuals such as writers suffering from “writer’s block”. It’s also an excellent tool for anyone faced with a difficult challenge that needs a unique solution.
Schalenblende’s beneficial properties can aid in social situations as well. If you experience difficulty trusting or believing others because you were lied to in the past, Schalenblende can offer protection through a particular feeling of certainty and discernment. It is thought to help one distinguish truths from misinformation and strengthen confidence in one's own judgment.
As a wonderful aid in expanding the abilities of the mind, Schalenblende is an excellent meditation tool to use when trying to alter your perspective. When holding this contemplative stone, we are encouraged to believe in our abilities and recognize the power we possess to change our situation for the better. By working with the power of thought, we are able to understand how our thought-patterns shape our perspective and, consequently, our worlds. When you feel bogged down by negative thoughts, carry Schalenblende as a reminder to stay in the moment and appreciate the good that surrounds you.
How to use Schalenblende
One way you might incorporate Schalenblende into your daily routine is to use it when setting positive affirmations. Think of the qualities you like about yourself, such as compliments you’d like to be reminded of. You could write them down on an adhesive note and place it on a mirror. Then, with your Schalenblende in hand, say these affirmations aloud while looking in the mirror. Carry your stone with you in a pocket or wear it in a piece of jewelry so you can be reminded of your kind words throughout the day.
Schalenblende Chakra Benefits
Schalenblende opens and connects the root and third eye chakras, helping one to feel grounded and secure as they follow their intuition and harness the abilities of their mind.
Schalenblende can be especially helpful to Capricorns who may experience negative thought patterns and need gentle reminders to practice positive thinking.