Diopside is a calcium silicate mineral with a monoclinic crystal system. Diopside was first described around 1800 and it’s said its name derives from the Greek ‘dis’, meaning ‘twice’, and ‘òpsè’, meaning ‘face’.
Diopside is a stone of service. It increases compassion, opening your heart to the suffering of others and encouraging you to be of service to the planet through a profound sense of connection with the earth. Spiritually, it can help by teaching humility and assisting in honoring what you really feel.
A useful healer for psychological conditions, this stone teaches the value of trust and forgiveness and assists in reconciling with anyone or anything that has hurt you in the past, gently pushing you towards making the initial move. If you have always felt that you lacked something, but were not necessarily sure what it was, Diopside gently assists you to be aware of your gifts.
Mentally, Diopside helpful for creative pursuits or academic study as it stimulates intellectual faculties and the art of analysis. Emotionally, Diopside is beneficial for those who cannot show their grief as it promotes letting go.
It is said that Diopside enhances recovery from surgery, trauma or severe illness! Also good for headaches, high blood pressure and menopause.
Black Star Diopside enhances creativity but at the same time encourages logic and
Chrome Diopside – See separate page under this one
Enstatite Diopside instills great determination and decisiveness.
Green Diopside is said to be the stone that holds many secrets of the universe.
Zodiac: Gemini & Virgo
Birthstone: June & September
Sources: USA, Sweden, Canada, Germany, India, Russia China
Hardness: 5.5 – 6
Empowerment: I look at the world with new eyes and see its wonders.