With its soothing energy and subtle beauty, prehnite may be an easy crystal to overlook. Although, if you take the time to get to know and work with this stone, you will find that there is a vast array of benefits that prehnite offers. It is a fantastic crystal for developing our psychic powers, harnessing our magic, and digging deeper into the great mystery that is us. The pale green stone is known for its pleasant pear-like hue that brings to mind nature’s bounty and is said to contain a multitude of magical healing properties. It is often nicknamed the crystal of dreams, transformation, and inner knowledge.
This stone carries certain characteristics that not only makes it appealing to anyone, but most especially to people who have created a personal and professional lifestyle in mysticism. Because of its ability to improve intuition, prehnite is considered beneficial for people who work in environments that require a high level of attention to detail, including (but definitely not limited to) artists, accountants, tailors, surgeons, and chefs. It is an excellent stone to enhance psychic gifts, and move your consciousness to a higher level. Prehnite will help you to connect with your spirit guides, and to connect to those on the higher planes. Using this stone in meditation, it is said that you can hear the currents of angelic communication, the guidance of spirit beings, or the song of your own higher self. Prehnite may also help psychics and intuitive readers be more accurate with their predictions. It enhances the visualization process and induces deep meditation in which the higher self is contacted. Prehnite helps precognition and inner knowing. It is a stone that enables you to always be prepared, no matter what. This beautiful crystal increases prophecy and shows you the way forward for your spiritual growth.
Prehnite has long been renowned as an excellent crystal for assistance with lucid dreaming and dream recall. Shamans have been using it for these purposes for countless generations. Sleep with it on your nightstand or under your pillow to alleviate nightmares and increase the power of the dream state. Prehnite eases nightmares, phobias and deep fears by helping you to uncover and heal the problems that created them. That’s not to say that you won’t still experience bad dreams; but when you do, you’ll have a clearer sense of what’s going on, you’ll feel less confused, and you’ll have a higher level of control within your dream. It’s important that you don’t shut yourself off entirely from the experience. Instead, open yourself up to whatever the bad dream is and look for a sense of meaning. You can simply keep a small tumble or tower in your bedroom, ideally next to your bed or under your pillow, in order to notice these effects. Make sure to set your intentions!
Prehnite assists in dealing with feelings of unrest during times of constant change. This stone of transformation can help you see and feel how the end of certain conditions can be beneficial for the evolution of your body, mind, and spirit. It opens your awareness to see the good in all things. Prehnite can help stubborn individuals to let go of the past to accept positive changes. These crystals are also extremely helpful for those who have trouble letting go of material possessions. It helps the wearer throw things away, and organize what is kept. People who hoard possessions or love, do so out of a deep feeling of deprivation, which may have come from past life experiences, where they may have experienced poverty or a lack of love. Prehnite aids the wearer in connecting to a deep trust with the universe that assures them that everything they need will be provided.
You will often hear that Prehnite is the stone that heals the healer. Its gentle, nurturing energy can help you to release the constant reopening of old wounds. These crystals act very much like an ‘emotional soap’ that helps wash away emotional debris from your energetic field. It can act as an emotional ‘rescue remedy,’ helping you to immediately release identification with emotional wounds and preventing small pains from growing into festering emotional sores. Prehnite also aids in cooling and grounding excessive anger or nervous energy, encouraging a sense of peace and calm. It helps renew one’s chi and strengthens the flow of vital energy in the body.
Prehnite is a crystal that can assist you with the solar plexus and heart chakras. The solar plexus chakra (manipura) connects to our ego, will, personal power, and autonomy. You will know that your solar plexus is out of balance and in need of attention if you are struggling with low self esteem, aggression, or decision-making. As you work on healing or opening this energy center, prehnite can assist you with your confidence, motivation, and sense of purpose. On the other hand, the heart chakra (anahata), acts as an individual’s center of compassion, empathy, love, and forgiveness. You may need to work on this chakra if you lead with the head and not the heart, grow distant from others and put up walls, shut down emotionally, or hold onto resentment or bitterness. Prehnite can help you develop a greater sense of gratitude, generosity, trust, and connectedness.
Prehnite is not water-safe due to its high volume of aluminum.
Its hardness is 6-6.5, and its specific gravity is 2.80-2.90.
Prehnite was named after Colonel Hendrik von Prehn after he discovered it in 1788 in South Africa.
Epidote is commonly found in prehnite.