Zoisite is a member of the Epidote group of minerals, a calcium aluminum hydroxyl sorosilicate. The color range for green Zoisite is mid to dark green often with flecks of black Tschermakrite (an amphibole mineral) present.
Other members of the Zoisite group of minerals include Thulite, pink Zoisite, and Tanzanite, blue/purple Zoisite.
Zoisite: Meanings, Benefits and Properties
The frequency of green Zoisite connects to the heart chakra opening and stimulating this chakra, balancing one’s emotions and allowing one to have empathy and compassion for others. It allows for energetic healing to take place on all levels and helps one to acknowledge and release the emotional energies of anger and grief.
Zoisite supports the transformation of negative energies so that one can view and approach life experiences with a positive outlook and manner. It helps one to attune to higher vibrational frequencies so that one is able to move forward in all areas of one’s life, increasing one’s perception of that which is in, and for, one’s highest good.
- Physical Wellbeing
- Emotional Balance
- Transformation of Negativity
The mineral was described by Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1805. He named it after the Carniolan naturalist Sigmund Zois, who sent him its specimens from Saualpe in Carinthia. Zois realized that this was an unknown mineral when it was brought to him by a mineral dealer, presumed to be Simon Prešern, in 1797.
Sources of zoisite include Tanzania (tanzanite), Kenya (anyolite), Norway (thulite), Switzerland, Austria, India, Pakistan, and the U.S. state of Washington