The Magic of Unakite

Written by Shereen Campbell


Posted on March 04 2020

Welcome The Infinite Love Of The Universe In Your Life

Unakite is well known for its ability to connect us to the pure, infinite love that surrounds us, however, we have been so out of touch with ourselves that we are unaware of the magnificent love that the Universe bestowed us with. Unakite is a crystal that connects with your Heart Chakra and also uplifts your mood when you are down.

Unakite’s name derives from the mountains Unakas in North Carolina, however, Unakite is special because it also has a second name – Epidote. This name, when translated, means “growing together” that really captures the beautiful unifying energy of love Unakite holds and makes everyone around it aware of. Unakite holds amazing, joyful energy that makes it the perfect addition to any crystal healing set.

More about Unakite

Keywords for Unakite:

Some keywords for Unakite include love, self-love, awareness, harmony, joy, and nourishment. If you are seeking to get the veil of false perceptions about love and self-love off your eyes, then Unakite is an amazing crystal to work with. Unakite increases awareness, of how amazing our world is, how much love is around and within us, without us even being aware.

It’s a great stone for helping us notice the small and big things in life that bring joy. If you are feeling down, doing a session with your Unakite will help you to raise your vibes and mood in no time. It’s also a great balancer of emotions that helps in growing and nurturing all connections and relationships in your life – including the one that you have with yourself.

Origin of Unakite:

Unakite originates of the mountains Unakas in North Carolina, however, Unakite can be found all around the world. Most common in North America, but also commonly found in South Africa, more specifically Sierra Leonne, and China in Asia as well. It can also be found in some countries in Europe as well.

Are There Different Types of Unakite?

No, there is only one type of Unakite!

How To Tell If Your Unakite Is Real?

A couple of quick tips to check if your Unakite is real are:

  • Unakite is green with spots of pink.

  • The color will not be consistent all around, it should vary.

  • Look for imperfections, natural stones have imperfections even if they are cut.

Unakite Mohs Hardness:

The Mohs Hardness for Unakite is 6.0 - 7.0 making it a durable stone.

How To Cleanse Your Unakite:

Unakite can be cleansed in a variety of ways. Smudging with sage, lavender or Palo Santo is a great way to cleanse your unakite. Using a tuning fork will also do the trick. A tap or two will knock off any yucky energy. Finally, leaving your Unakite under a Full Moon on your windowsill will cleanse it fully and thoroughly. No matter what way you chose to cleanse your unakite, just be sure to set an intention that your crystal is cleansed with all that does not belong to you.

Chakras Unakite Connects Best With:

Unakite is one of the best crystals to connect with your Heart Chakra and balance it. The Heart Chakra is the energy center of your body that is responsible for all the types of love, the center of balance between all chakras and also the center that helps us understand ourselves. Although the Heart Chakra is primarily our gateway to universal and infinite love, the Heart Chakra is also the center of self-acceptance, deeper understanding of ourselves and most importantly the center of harmony and balance.

The interesting part is that all other chakras belong either to the chakras of matter or chakras of spirit, however, the Heart Chakra stands on her own, as a balancer, the bridge between spirit and matter. By working on your Heart Chakra with Unakite, you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself, of your very soul, and find the balance you needed to restore yourself. It’s an amazing crystal to help you be more calm, understanding, kind and more aware of all the love around you as well as within you.

Birthstone Month for Unakite:

Unakite is the birthstone for people born in spring, anywhere from April 20 - May 20.

Zodiac Sign for Unakite:

Although Unakite isn’t a crystal that is a natural birthstone that connects with a specific zodiac sign, Unakite always has a beneficial effect on Scorpios and Capricorns.

Planet Connected with Unakite:

If you are wishing to connect with Venus or Mars, Unakite is highly connected to this planet. Mars rules our ability to act, lead and be motivated. Venus, on the other hand, rules our emotions, true passions in life, the pleasure we take and pursue.

Element Unakite Connect With:

Unakite is connected to the element of Wood. Wood is believed to be the element of transformation, personal growth, self-nourishment and making yourself healthy again.

Affirmations Associated With Unakite:

Some key affirmations to use with Unakite are:

  • All actions that I take come from a place of love.

  • I welcome love into every step of my journey.

  • I am nourished by my inner love.

  • I am aware of the love surrounding me and the love within me.

  • I am in sync with my inner self.

  • I am awake, and I feel the love everyone around me.

  • I am calm, serene and understanding.

  • I manifest love in every step of my journey.

  • I am bathing in the infinite love of the Universe.

  • I am allowing love to overtake me.

The Top Ways to Use Unakite

There are soo many ways to use Unakite in your crystal healing work. The top ways are in a heart chakra meditation and in a crystal grid.

For Heart Chakra Meditation:

  1. Lay down in a comfortable position

  2. Take 5 calming breaths, relaxing deeper with each breath

  3. Place your Unakite on your chest, between your breasts.

  4. Sit with the Unakite in place for as long as you feel comfortable, pushing away any thoughts and focusing on your breathing.

  5. When you are ready, share your gratitude with the universe.

  6. Repeat whenever you need clarity When you are ready, share your gratitude with the universe.

  7. Repeat whenever you need clarity

    You can use Unakite for a Crystal Grid to focus on developing your self-love and connecting with your inner self.Check out this post on how to create a crystal grid here.

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