Updated: Apr 16, 2019
Monoclinic Crystal System
The next crystal system we will look at is called the Monoclinic Crystal System. Monoclinic crystals have an internal lattices in the shape of parallelograms like the one pictured below. They have 3 unequal axes, of which, only two cross one another at 90° angles. Because of their internal structure, most Monoclinic Crystals are opaque.
Crystals in the Monoclinic Crystal System can be used on crystal grids when we are looking to guard or protect. When your intention is to protect yourself, your family or even your home and material possessions from harm, choose crystals from the Monoclinic System to use on your grids. Monoclinic Crystals can be used to protect and guard us on a spiritual level as well. They can assist us guard our spiritual beliefs and our connection to the Divine against seeds of doubt. This allows us to remain on on our spiritual path while maintaining our connection with our higher power. Monoclinic crystals also assist us spiritually by guarding us from acting out of character and remaining composed during stressful and trying situations. Keeping erratic behavior and emotions in check can be difficult at times, but when we act out of character we always regret our behavior and the damaging consequences it can have. When someone or something tempts you to act out, choose Monoclinic crystals on your grids to guard your temperament.
Healing crystals that fall under the Monoclinic Crystal System include: Azurite, Chrysocolla, Chaorite, Moonstone, Fuchsite, Lepidolite, Jade, Selenite, Serpentine, Howlite, Malachite, Unakite, Seraphinite, Stilbite and Dalmatian Stone.
This concludes part 6 of our series How to Select and Identify Healing Crystals! Next we will explore a different crystal system and how it can be used on crystal grids. Be sure to save, Pin or print the image above as it sums up the information we covered on Monoclinic Crystals and lists a variety of healing crystals you can use to guard or protect someone or something on your next grid. If you have any questions or would like additional information feel free to comment in the comment section below or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Until next time!
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