The Chrysanthemum Stone is often nicknamed the “Flower Stone” for its unique white flower-like patterns. It is a symbol of optimism, child-like joy, and new beginnings. The Chrysanthemum Stone encourages change and harmony and helps one bloom and evolve on one’s path of Self. This Stone helps to awaken one’s true passions and callings. Chrysanthemum Stone lends the courage to make decisions and to leave one’s comfort zone. It is a marvelous talisman of change for remaining open to new possibilities. This stone is excellent for finding a relationship later in life after devoting one’s life to caring for others.
The Chrysanthemum Stone is a stone of harmony, releasing a calm, confident energy that inspires one to slow down, center, and enjoy the moment, lending the time needed for one to “bloom.” It nurtures change and equilibrium, and demonstrates how the two work together to increase one’s strength of character and provide for a positive, solid lifestyle. Chrysanthemum Stone counteracts superficiality and dispels ignorance, bigotry, narrow-mindedness, self-righteousness, and jealousy. If one’s emotional growth has been stunted because of abuse or neglect, it opens new channels for connection and trust with others. This stone encourages showing more love to the world, in turn bringing more love into one’s own life. It helps one be more open and daring, and overcomes the fear of limitation. It allows one to connect to the joy of creation, expression, and the manifestation of abundance.
The Chrysanthemum Stone was formed from geological changes in the Permian age of the Paleozoic era, 248 to 290 million years ago, from high temperatures and the compression of thick layers of organic-rich mud at the bottom of the sea. As strontium sulphate (Celestite) and calcium carbonate (Calcite) oozed into the mix, continued pressure and deposition allowed spectacular radial lath-like crystals to form that remained as flower patterns. These “flower” crystals consist of Celestite, Calcite, Feldspar or Andalusite, while the black, or sometimes brown, base rock of Chrysanthemum Stone is comprised of Dolomite, Gypsum clay, Limestone or Porphyry.