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Buddstone offers us the wisdom of our ancestors and gives us the strength and fortitude to use this wisdom in the modern world. It can also help us to better understand our own distinct family line, cultural habits, and belief systems. Buddstone encourages us to look more closely at our own beliefs with discernment and compassion, and to choose only those beliefs which best serve us and the Greater Good. Buddstone can also be used to activate the Kundalini Spirit and help it to rise to the heart level. Buddstone is attuned to the Heart Chakra and linked to the astrological sign of Taurus. It is connected to the element of Earth and vibrates to the number 2.
Buddstone is a soft metamorphic rock found only in South Africa. It is often found growing with Verdite, another green metamorphic rock. Both stones get their coloring from Fuchsite, and sometimes the stones are confused by sellers who use the names interchangeably. They are also sometimes confused with Green Jade because all three have a similar buttery texture when polished. But, Buddstone is a wonderful crystal to get to know in its own right. It offers us the wisdom of our ancestors, stretching all the way back to our ancient grandfathers and grandmothers who lived as hunters and gathers at the dawn of time. It is a phenomenal crystal ally for healing ancestral trauma in ourselves and our community.
We purchased this Buddstone from a polisher in South Africa where the stone is mined. After studying numerous sculptures from Zimbabwe that are made of Verdite or African Jade, it is seems very likely that Buddstone is another name for the same pretty green rock. Most of the time crystals are without borders. But in this case, it appears that political borders matter. When the stone is found in South Africa it is more likely to be called Buddstone, but when it is mined in Zimbabwe it is more likely to be called Verdite. African Jade is a misnomer, which relies on the name recognition of Jade to drive up prices, much like a “Cape Emeralds” can drive up the price of a South African Diopside.
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