Septarian Healing Qualities, meanings and uses, including the associated Chakra, the Crystal System, Application/Use, Zodiac Affinity and associated Folklore.

Septarian Healing Qualities

1st Chakra Symbol

1st, Root or Base Chakra
Color of black and/or red
Sanskrit: Muladhara

Septarian promotes the ability for an earthplane focus. Aids in completing one thing at a time before moving on to something else. Helps with procrastination by grounding scattered or diffused energy. Assists in moving us forward on our life path in a focused direction with certainty. Calms, grounds and centers.

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Crystal System...

Septarians are a unique combination of Brown Aragonite which has a rhombic crystal system, Calcite that has a trigonal crystal system, some limestone, and some clear to white Barite. It was formed between 50 to 70 million years ago as a result of volcanic eruptions. The tumbled variety I carry has come from Madagascar.

Decomposing sea life that had been killed by volcanic eruptions was attracted to the sediment around them and formed mud balls. As the ocean receded, the balls were exposed to air and sun which caused them to dry and crack. They also shrank at the same time trapping the cracks inside. As decomposed Calcite from the shells was carried down into the cracks in the mud balls, Calcite crystals formed. This thin wall of Calcite then transformed into Aragonite separating the heavy clay exteriors from the Calcite centers.

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I have found meditating while holding a piece of Septarian provides a calm energy that feels very nurturing and brought feelings of joy and a spiritual uplift.

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Septarians assist in stabilizing spiritual developments that may be moving too fast and could lead to excessive demands or a decrease in interest.


Septarians are very calming, especially for inner restlessness. It seems to provide the feeling of feeling physically well in our own body.


Septarians provide flexibilty and tolerance. If our actions tend to be erratic, it assists in keeping our concentration focused to matters at hand.


Septarians assist in strengthening the immune system, provide relief for muscle spasms, and helps us to become centered during periods of heavy stress or anger.

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Zodiac Affinity...

Septarian crystals have special affinities with the signs of Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Capricorn, and Pisces. It has a Projective Energy, its Planet is the Sun and its Element is Fire.

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Septarian crystals have been used to communicate with Mother Earth. She then provides an unconscious knowing to the user to be prepared for things that are about to happen. It is also reported to be of good assistance in opening communication between members of a group allowing all to speak clearly and kindly.

Some sources attribute the name Septarian to the Latin name, Septem, meaning seven, relating that the mud balls cracked with 7 points in every direction, thereby creating the beautiful design. Others to the Latin word "saeptum", which means a small wall or enclosure. I have to agree with the second translation. In counting edges in the crystals I have seen, the "7" points did not seem to be a consistent characteristic and the second translation seems to more accurately describe how they form.

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