Larimar “The Blue stone of Atlantis”

Larimar is a rare blue variety of pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean. Its coloration varies from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue. Often mistaken for translucent turquoise or fine blue jade, Larimar mirrors the beautiful waters that surround it’s island of origin.

Edgar Cayce predicted that on one of the Caribbean islands, being the remnants of Atlantis, a blue stone of Atlantean origin would be found with extraordinary healing attributes. In 1974, Larimar was found in the Dominican Republic.

The appearance of Larimar coincides with the emergence of esoteric knowledge about Atlantis. There are now thousands who recognize and use Larimar to assist and reinforce the healing process, and access the lost knowledge of Atlantis.

Dolphin Stone is another popular name for Larimar, as dolphins were associated with Atlantis and Larimar was used as a tool to enhance communication with them. Whats fascinating is that Larimar often exhibits patterns with dolphins, angels, and Greek columns, as well as other easily recognized images.

Metaphysical Properties
Larimar is a stone for Earth healing.  It represents peace and clarity, emitting an energy of healing and love.  It has been used to stimulate the heart, throat, third eye, and crown chakras, facilitating inner wisdom and outer manifestation.

It helps one to “see” the self from outside of the realm of personal reality, inspiring and encouraging one toward improvement in the actualization of ones realities on the spiritual and physical planes.  It can also be used to bring serenity to an environment and provide a message of loving energy

Larimar brings the tranquility of water/sea and air to heart and mind. Soothes and uplifts hurt, fear, depression, pain of life and changes with love. Larimar aids communication in relationships, while healing negative karma between soul mates and lovers.

Larimar will help with self expression, patience, acceptance,  simplicity, artwork and creativity, in one’s life. Larimar assists in speech and effective communication skills, energetically boosts the healing process through Thymus assistance, and can assist in balancing the thyroid gland as it relates to energy balance.

Empathic to our needs, Larimar quickly aligns with our own energy field. Once energetically aligned, through it’s living active matrix, Larimar intuitively assists our own filtering process through selective information alignment and softening the effects of unwanted information and information overload.

This gemstone with a soft blue color supports us in the changes to which we are constantly exposed. It is no coincidence that Larimar has appeared at a time when the world is going through important transformations.

Because of its extraordinary blue appearance (also found as blue-white and blue-green, depending on intent), this gemstone is associated with the heavens, the seas and planet earth as seen from space.

The power of these natural elements is contained within this semi-precious stone. Larimar bears the strength of the blue sky with its white clouds and the depth and clarity of the fantastically blue Caribbean.

Larimar combines our intellect and  collective thoughts (elements of air energy) with our heart and emotions (elements of water energy), casting them into a harmonious whole. In addition, Larimar helps us to view events from a different, more positive perspective.

Other Associated properties of Larimar:

  • Calming stress and anxiety
  • brings calm and serenity to its wearer
  • unites the head and thoughts with the heart and emotions
  • helps one to experience an open mind in the face of change
  • stone of answers and truths
  • aids communication – also with dolphins and sea creatures
  • represents and supports peace, clarity, healing, and love
  • protective stone against negative energy
  • heals on all levels: emotional, physical, mental, spiritual
  • a true all around healing stone, but is especially helpful for the thymus, thyroid, and immune system
  • balances and empowers the 3rd eye, crown, throat and heart chakras
  • contains the program to channel healing energies to the Earth
  • soul mate stone-draws ones soul mate
  • relationships -releases karmic negativity between couples
  • healing for muscles, reduces pain
  • softens and enlightens ones perspective
  •  reputed to draw customers to businesses and salespeople

Numerology- Larimar vibrates to the master number 55, signifies strength of will and intuitive mind powers.

Gemological Properties- Larimar is a variety of pectolite, or a rock composed largely of pectolite, an acid silicate hydrate of calcium and sodium. Although pectolite is found in many locations, none have the unique volcanic blue coloration of larimar. This blue color, distinct from that of other pectolites, is the result of cobalt substitution for calcium.

Pectolite is a mineral species that belongs to the triclinic crystal system and offers a chemical composition of NaCa20si3O8(OH).  The refractive index is 1.599-1.628 with a specific gravity of 2.81.  It is 5.5 to 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.  It is only found in the Dominican Republic.

© Mark Naea, Life’s Treasures Kauai 2011, no reproduction without written consent.