Actinolite is an amphibole silicate mineral, often formed via metamorphic rock. Named from the Ancient Greek, Actinolite means “beam” or “ray” referring to its fibrous nature. Asbestiform Actinolite is considered asbestos. Asbestos is naturally occurring with a set of common characteristics: thin fibrous crystals, with each visible fiber composed of millions of microscopic “fibrils” that can be released by abrasion and other processes. Actinolite, of course, is safe to handle when in a polished form. In crystal healing circles, Actinolite is a powerful stone for shielding from metaphysical entities and it expands one's aura. Actinolite
connects you to a higher awareness, brings the body and mind together in balance with spirit and psyche, and is an excellent aid for visualizations and affirmations. If you have been feeling blockages or personal resistance on your spiritual path, Actinolite is a useful stone. In addition to dissolving that which is unwanted, Actinolite brings all the functions of the body into harmony. Lastly, Actinolite help adjust the soul to massive changes or traumas.