A STONE OF THE ‘TWO THAT ARE ONE’ THE YIN-YANG STONE: ZEBRA STONE
Half black and half white, Zebra Stone is as its name implies – a stone whose rhythmic pattern resembles that of the zebra. Through its own image, this striking stone is all about balance. Like the yin/yang of Chinese philosophy, Zebra Stone also possesses balanced qualities of opposing, yet complementary, forces. When combined, a dynamic equilibrium is reached, and we are then awakened to the prospect of eternity and how it relates to the turn of the Wheel.
It is also known as Zebra Marble, Zebra Jasper, and less often Zebra Agate.
Quiet the Mind
PHYSICAL HEALING PROPERTIES:
With black stripes to match its name sake animal, Zebra stone is one of the best stones for pain management. It is used to treat bone, teeth and gum issues, as well as vitamin deficiencies, muscle spasms, and heart palpitations. Zebra stone stimulates physical energy and is a good stone for athletes.
EMOTIONAL HEALING PROPERTIES:
The energy of zebra stone is very mood lifting, energetic, and motivating. It reminds the bearer that it is impossible to give away all of one’s energy and love; the eternal source of energy and love is always available, accessible and is constantly being replenished.
MENTAL HEALING PROPERTIES:
Thought to help with depression and anxiety, Zebra Stone is a stone that can help us connect to Mother Earth and to the infinite energy of love in the universe. Zebra Stone, by these connections, can show us our own true natures and help us see past the illusion and to the heart of what we really desire. It is a protective stone and is used for stamina, self-control and the mastery of thoughts. It aids in the actualization of desires. It is also known as the White Tiger Stone.
SPIRITUAL HEALING PROPERTIES:
Ideal for grounding and centering during meditation and when doing spiritual work with the higher realms, Zebra Stone helps you to find a balance between polarities in life. It also helps to stimulate the transition from the material plane to the astral plane during meditation and centering of the soul. It helps you to look beneath the superficial attributes of others and encourages you to see the higher good and spiritual nature of all things. Zebra stone is particularly effective at protecting one’s aura.
Considered a grounding stone, especially in touch with Aboriginal energies. Wearing Zebra Stone Jewelry is thought to keep one centered with the earth during higher spiritual works.
METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES – ZEBRA JASPER
Zebra Jasper motivates us to move out of apathy into action; to overcome laziness and gain the courage and determination required to transform ideas into action and to see projects through to completion. It helps us avoid over-thinking and encourages us to just enjoy the experience of living. Zebra jasper’s striking colors intensify that message. Like the swift, wild horse for which it’s named, it shows us how to live. A gemologist puts it this way: Get out of your head! Get into your body. Let the zest for life flow through you. If you feel like galloping, then gallop!
METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES – ZEBRA MARBLE
Being a Water and Air Element stone, Zebra Marble is both grounding and ethereal at the same time – the deep dark black indicative of the mysterious ocean depths or Underworld, and the stark white indicative of the Celestial realm – creating an excellent balance between earth, sea and sky, catering to body, spirit and mind. Zebra Marble always shows both sides of any issue.
Zebra Marble has the overall effect of lightening up one’s attitudes and perceptions of life. The original laughter and humor stone, it also helps with balancing energy between work and play, as well as stimulating physical energy and increasing stamina.
This dualistic stone has the wonderful ability to bring optimism when things look bleak. It is a happy stone with an enlightening quality and can relieve sorrow. It reminds us that to every dark there is a light. In fact, the name Marble derives from the Latin “Marmar” taken from the Greek root “Marmarous” meaning “shining”. This stone encourages a ‘glass is half full’ attitude. It helps us go beyond all that is superficial and delves into the true character and nature of things. It allows us to recognize and acknowledge the spirit within, by teaching that the energies associated with love are boundless and eternal.
This type of Marble bestows guidance on how to take control of our thoughts, and how to keep them pure. In doing this, it assists in the manifestation of our hopes, dreams, and desires. Zebra Marble brings coveted clarity in its black and white representation of things; its lucid simplicity resulting in a peaceful serene feeling, thus enhancing a state of mind which provides for a more natural access to deeper states of meditation. It also aids in tantric practices. When used in tarot stone divination, Zebra Marble is often used to represent the Death card, signifying transitional endings to new beginnings.
Those of us who use Zebra Marble will find ourselves increasingly equipped with heightened instinct and intuition, and thus a greater compassion for and understanding of the world around us. We will also find that this dualistic stone affords us both physical and emotional protection throughout the bleak winter months. In health related issues, Zebra Marble is good for aiding with disorders of the skeletal system and bone marrow. It is also said to be useful in fighting viral and bacterial infection, and in the easing of sore throats.
Bodily, Marble is a metamorphosed Limestone, meaning re-crystallized to contain a Calcite and/or Dolomite; the Zebra variety is dolomitic. The various colors and patterns associated with the various types of Marble are produced by additional impurities incorporated at the time of development. Marble is originally created when countless billions of sea creatures’ shells are heated, compacted, and transformed within the earth. Spiritually, many religious buildings, sculptures, and artifacts have been constructed of Marble, as it was looked upon as a living stone.
From Mabon to Samhain (or Ostara to Beltane in the Southern Hemisphere), the veil between the worlds begins to thin, and Marble of any kind can be an aid in connecting with our ancestors and the Old Ones. Zebra Marble, specifically, allows for a smooth balance and keeps the connection and flow between here and there nicely opened. And for the mind, mystical and mundane knowledge is likely to come through this vibrant and animated stone. Because of its oceanic origins, Zebra Marble is a stone related to the directions of West and East and carries all the Water and Air Element properties. It is also helpful in dream recall.
Marble is soft and can be easily broken or, over a period of time, dissolved – care should be taken when cleansing the stone.
AUSTRALIAN ZEBRA STONE (FROM LOVE IS IN THE EARTH BY MELODY):
Specifically from the formation in the Ord River district of Western Australia (now underwater), is a sedimentary deposit which occurs as layers of fairly regular red-brown and greyish-white to greyish-beige layers.
The formation occurred during the Upper Proterozoic Era or Precambrian Period and is over 600 million years old.
This Stone has been known as the “seed of Life’, bringing fertility to one’s life with respect to creation, on all levels. Mental creativity (left-brain) has been shown to be acutely stimulated with respect to problem-solving and theoretical postulation. Right-brain creativity has been shown to bring brilliance in artwork, with both novel combinations of avant-garde geometrical figures and new combinations of colors. Physical creativity has been shown to be enhanced with respect to working with hands and with respect to stimulating procreation.
It has also been used to bring visions from a time of earth’s creation, abounding with information about the “how’s”, the “when’s”, and the “by who’s”.
In addition, the energy of the stone has furthered the study of geology, such that one’s understanding is prevalent and the puzzles are solved.
“Zebra Stone” has also presented information, specific to the individual “using the stone”, with respect to “why” one is on the earth plane at this time, “which” persons will be, and have been, a part of the lessons which will/have been learned, and “how many” lessons remain for this lifetime. It has also been used in the treatment of age-debilities and in disorders of the hips.
Vibrates to the Master Number 44.
ZEBRA ROCK (FROM LOVE IS IN THE EARTH BY MELODY):
Is a mixture of Quartz and Basinite, occurring in zebra type patterns. In addition to the properties of Quartz and Basinite, this mineral brings one compassion and understanding for others; it serves to assist one in realizing that “if you see an unlighted empty house, it does not necessarily indicate there is no one home”. It helps one to look beneath the superficial attributes and to recognize the loving spirit which always abides.
It further teaches that it is not possible to give away all of one’s energy or one’s love, yet that the eternal source of both energy and love is always available and accessible for augmentation.
Zebra Rock serves also to stimulate one’s physical energy, even when the biorhythmic charts indicate subsiding ebb of energy. It is a wonderful energy for athletes, to provide stamina and endurance.
This mineral has also been used for athletic pursuits to promote “winning” of events, especially those events which are relative to endurance for a lengthy period of time.
A ‘stone for the child within”, the energy also brings the courage to “have fun”, without “thinking about tomorrow”.
It has been used in the treatment of bone loss, to ameliorate degeneration of the teeth and gums, for dryness of skin, and to assist in the alleviation of muscular spasms, heart palpitations, and vitamin deficiencies.
Vibrates to the number 9
MEXICAN ZEBRA JASPER
This black and white striped gemstone from Mexico is actually a mixture of quartz and basalt (igneous volcanic rock), but it is usually sold as a Jasper because of its opaque appearance when polished. It also sometimes has a bit of cream or brown mixed in.
Zebra Jasper is a form of jasper with dark and light stripes, like a zebra. It is a striking gemstone that is believed to motivate and energize you to overcome apathy and transform your ideas into action. Zebra Jasper is also said to give you the courage to get to grips with your problems and to give you the determination to see projects through to completion. Zebra Jasper, used in meditation and centering, relieves stress and increases appreciation for the joy of life. It stimulates the transition to the astral plane.
Color: Banded browns, beiges, and whites of all shades.
Associated Crystals: Green moss agate, leopard skin jasper, and tree agate.
Candle Color: Beige or dark yellow.
Element: Air and earth.
Flowers and Plants: Heather, lavender, and pansy.
Herbs – Incenses – Oils: Anise, ferns, lemongrass, and sagebrush.
Animals: Banded agate can be used to help reassure all animals.
Children: It can be used to help clumsy children.
Environment: All plant life will benefit from its use.
Finance and Prosperity: It will help attract a gradual increase in your finances.
Health and Healing: Banded Agate is an all round healer but is particularly good for the colon, kidneys, liver, skin, spleen, and stomach.
Home: It will help to improve memory and concentration as well as increase stamina.
Protection: It is protective against the effects of x-rays and radiation. Use for psychic protection.
Psychic: It is good for general psychic protection and to prevent you from absorbing another’s negativity.
Zebra Jasper (sometimes called zebra agate or zebra rock) increases one’s stamina and endurance. It gives one strength, confidence and stability during trying times. It assists one in looking below the superficial. It eases anxiety and depression.
Work: It will help to improve memory and concentration.
Vibration Number: 11