Ajoite in Quartz is a spectacular crystalline combination found naturally within nature. The formation is a combination of Quartz (silica dioxide) crystals containing Ajoite, hydrated sodium potassium copper aluminium silicate hydroxide mineral. The chemical composition of Ajoite in Quartz is represented as: SiO2 + K2.25NA1.75 Cu20Al3Si29O76(OH)16·8(H2O). The hardness of the structure of these crystals vary, with Ajoite having a hardness of 3.5 on the Mohs scale and Quartz rating as a 7 (Diamond is 10).
Quartz is the second most abundant mineral on Earth. Ajoite on the other hand is a secondary mineral that forms from the oxidation of other secondary copper minerals in copper-rich deposits. Ajoite may form in veins, vugs or as fracture coatings and is often found along side other rare and vibrantly coloured minerals such as Shattuckite, Papagoite and Plancheite. Primary deposits of Ajoite are found in Arizona within the United States and the Messina District in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Personally, I feel the most beautiful specimens of Ajoite are its formations within quartz. This combination gives a vibrant hue and ethereal feel to Ajoite as it appears to glow from within the quartz, as you may see from the picture above.
Phonetically Ajoite is pronounced as ‘Ah-Hoe-Ite’. It is named after the locality in which it was originally found; ‘Ajo’ in Pima County, Arizona in 1941. However, it wasn’t until 1958 that it was officially declared a new mineral find.
On a metaphysical level, Ajoite in Quartz emits a divine crystalline vibration that makes it a high frequency stone for awakening and transformation.
I have always considered Ajoite to be a mineral that espouses the vibration of the Goddess, the sacred feminine qualities of nurturing, creativity and compassion. Ajoite opens our hearts and minds to the dream of the goddess, the mystical and magickal aspects of both men and women that open the doors of self-discovery, transformation and inner-peace.
As Ajoite awakens the divine feminine within the psyche of humanity, healing may then potentially be received through joy, laughter, playfulness, dance and song. In this sacred and loving union, relationships heal, communities unite and the walls between races, religions and countries begin to dissolve.
Through this sacred feminine essence, Ajoite also facilitates a loving union of the Heart & Throat chakras, to support people in speaking their truth. Words hold immense power; power to create from the heart or power to destroy from the ego. When the Heart & Throat chakra’s are aligned, the power of the word emanates from the Heart and a persons words are expressed from a place of authentic and loving truth.
Ajoite releases the tendency to accept the words of others as truths, or the egoic need to listen to or participate in gossip. In addition, Ajoite raises the vibration of our own personal self-talk, such that our own inner dialogue comes from a place of compassion, joy and immense love for self. Ajoite thus flourishes self-worth and supports people in actively cherishing all facets of the soul having a physical experience.
The combination of Ajoite within quartz stimulates the hearts electro-magnetic field, also called the hearts torroidal field. This stimulation electrifies and exponentially expands the hearts field through and beyond the physical and subtle bodies.
This electrification process promotes cellular cleansing, vitalisation and regeneration. Thus on a physical level, cells take on a more youthful vibration such that the elasticity of skin may rejuvenate, eyesight maybe enhanced and strength and stamina may possibly be promoted.
On an emotional level, this electro-magnetic stimulation may mean that old wounds, out-dated beliefs and repressed pain may be brought to the surface. Ajoite then transmutes these darker vibrations through the light of love of the higher self, from a place of honour and immense gratitude for the teachings they have provided and the course they have served.
Finally, on a mental and spiritual level, the electro-magnetic stimulation of the Heart expedited by Ajoite, facilitates and brings awareness to the divine oneness of creation from within. The beauty of all of life from sub-atomic particles to the greater galaxy’s at large.
When wearing Ajoite, I find that it attracts to you people of like mind or spirit; people from your same soul group. People that illuminate your world, warm your heart and bring meaning to your life. I have found that my life takes on enhanced meaning and becomes more spiritually fulfilling whenever I acknowledge the presence of Ajoite within my life. Ajoite is my wakeup call to simply be the Love from within.
© Simone M. Matthews 2013
Simone’s Crystal Article also appears in the current issue of The Art of Healing Magazine:
The above photo was provided courtesy of Rebecca DeCarlo from ‘That Crystal Site’.
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