Strengthener Crystals – The Class VIII-1 Island Silicates
Crystals that help keep negative energy away
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Strengthener or Resister crystals are those that form in the island silicate class. They are formed when tetrahedrons of silicate form islands between the metal ions of a compound. This class of minerals forms very compact materials that are strong, resistant, and unyielding. Strengthener crystals will provide you with the energy to resist temptations and resist distractions from your goals.Garnets are the best know of the Strengtheners, and they are the best crystals to aid you in efforts to stay on course and not be swayed by external forces. It is interesting that so many garnets are in shades of scarlet and red. The red section of the Great Talismanic Color Wheel of Influence is concerned with both physical and intellectual strength.
Garnets such as pyropes, almandine, and mixtures of these minerals have both the chemical earth power of strength and the reddish color rays of strength. The garnets are the most potent crystals of strength, vigor, and resistance because of this convergence of the color ray and chemical earth power.
The green garnets such as demantoid, grossular, and tsavorite combine the earth power of the Strengtheners with the color rays of growth, awakening, and perseverance, giving you excellent crystals for growing strength and power in both your physical and spiritual life.
Strengthener crystals are often used in conjunction with other crystals when new, positive changes are desired, yet negative influences still prevail. Giving up a bad habit (smoking, overeating, arguing with loved ones, drinking to excess, etc.) is tough. The behavior has an attraction that somehow provides pleasure. Resisting that pleasure takes special strength.
garnet or other Strengthener crystal can aid you in pushing back against the allure of the destructive behavior. Another crystal then is usually needed to focus and amplify your efforts to substitute more positive, desirable actions. Usually good success is found by combining the use of a Strengthener with a Builder crystal such as malachite, azurite, or rhodochrosite.