Petalite got its name from the Greek for "leaf", referring to its natural cleavage. These natural clear Petalite Crystals come from Brazil. They have a wonderful form. They are known as the Stone of Angels.
Petalite vibrates to the number 7 and is the astrological sign of Leo. Petalite was used in ancient times to insure property and to protect against accidents. Brazilian shamen hold it in high esteem as both spiritual and protective property. It has been used in shamanic ceremonies and in the sacred vortices of Bahia. It has been considered to be both a protective stone and a bestower of goodness. Petalite has been known as a 'stone of the angels'. It allows us to experience the Earth, and to tap into heavenly realms through messengers, bringing calm and peacefulness while assisting us to remain centered. It helps us to connect with the angelic realm, ancient civilizations, spirit guides and totem animals. It has been used extensively in medicine wheel ceremonies to provide a safe environment for spiritual contact, to enhance communication and to bring peace. It can also be carried during vision quests and astral travel to bring strength, calm, protection, alertness, and prompt success. It is a stone of Earth-grounding, helping us to remain grounded during spiritual 'work'. Petalite can be used to help us see auras, as well as to soothe and to smooth the aura. It can be used to stimulate clairaudience, clairvoyance, clairsentience, and telepathic communication. It has a strong energy for inducing a 'no-mind' meditative state, helping us to return with total realization and peace. It is useful in useful in helping us attain a balance within ones mind, body and spirit. It can stimulate the throat chakra, so that we may speak clearly, precisely and succinctly about that which we see. It also opens up the crown chakra and initiates the movement of the Kundalini. When carried upon the body, it acts to activate all energy centers and serves to provide a continual source of energy in that location. This mineral has been used to calm disorderly energy within the physical body and within emotional states to provide relief from stress and tension. When working with this crystal, it is important to remember that since its energy is directed by our intention, we need to use this crystal with respect and mindfulness.