Chalcedony is a demure, subtle and mystic, cool and serene crystal. It has an inviting, soft blue translucence that invokes a stillness of silent reverence. It’s calming, and speaks of spirit and trust. Here are some spiritual benefits of Chalcedony.
Chalcedony is a member of the Quartz family with a cryptocrystalline structure, perfect for magnifying its crystal energy to soothe and restore balance. Its name may be derived from the Greek port city of Chalcedon. The ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome used varieties of Chalcedony in jewelry and carvings, and, as gems of antiquity, they were believed to imbue their holders with certain powers.
Chalcedony is known as the Speaker’s Stone, the stone of one who must measure his words. It encourages reflection and meditation, its gentle radiance preparing us for action but helping to hold back words we might regret. The great Roman orator, Cicero, is said to have worn one around his neck.
Considered a nurturing stone, Chalcedony absorbs negative energy and dissipates it before it can be passed on. It promotes brotherhood and good will, opening the mind to new ideas, instilling feelings of benevolence and generosity.
Chalcedony brings the mind, body, emotions, and spirit into harmony. This is a perfect stone to remove hostility and transforms melancholy into joy and happiness. It is a spiritual stone that encourages empathy and inner peace. It creates a deep sense of trust.
In the 18th century, it was worn to keep diseases away due to its invisible powers. Some nations even used it to cast away evil spirits and bad luck. It is a stone to encourage friendship among people and is useful for those who wants to gather public acceptance. It symbolizes benevolence, joy and good will. Besides it decreases negative attitude, eases depression and increases mental stability.