Crystals that make you physically ill?

This is a weird one. I have a subscription for a witch box and it includes a crystal and a pendant each month. This month was a meteorite and I loved it. I put it on Monday night without cleansing or charging it. I wanted to sleep with it (like a little kid with a new teddy bear). I was fine until I laid down and turned off the light. I felt like I was suffocating. I took the pendant off and laid it on the nightstand and went to sleep. So, last night I cleansed it under the moon and when I got home from work I charged it under the sunlight. When I brought it in I put it on (to sleep with it like a little kid with a new teddy bear), and immediately felt nauseous. Has anyone ever had a reaction to a stone or crystal like this? I love this pendant and the stone and keep thinking this must be some kind of coincidence, but I’m not going to test it again until the weekend.

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There are a lot of plants and flowers that could make someone sick from working with them, but crystals? Hmmm- I can’t think of any off the top of my head, although… I remember hearing that one needs to be careful with using in crystals in healing, as putting crystals around the body willy-nilly can cause disturbances and potentially illness. I can’t find the post, but I feel like it was shared in a discussion about chakra healing with crystals :thinking:

I’m no crystal expert though, so let’s call in the crystal crew for this one- perhaps @Christina4, @Missa, @Siofra, and any of the many crystal collecters/healers in the forum will likely have more knowledge about crystals and illness :gem:

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One of my friends at work was curious about the craft and was really interested in my pendulum work.

Anywho long story short I gifted her a Sodalite pendulum to have a play about with for herself. It was cleansed and charged, the whole shebang but she gave it back to me after 2 days as she was getting headaches and vomiting.

When she gave it back the symptoms stopped. I know that Sodalite can be toxic if ingested. But she liked blue so that was one she picked from my tiny little collection.

I did some research, worried that I had inadvertently poisoned my friend. And it is suggested that if you have negative physical symptoms from a crystal then you don’t need that particular crystals unique energies at this stage. Like the crystal is actually trying to push it’self away from you. As it knows you don’t need him/her right now and it’s energy wouldn’t be beneficial for you.

METEORITE

Meteorite emanates a strong vibrational sensation that stimulates the Third Eye and Crown Chakra to create a powerful force for inner vision and spiritual awakening.

Meteorite is a dynamic stone of transformation, that may be overwhelming for some, but they do provide a sense of grounding from their composition of heavy metals such as iron and nickel.

Meteorite can help develop patience, and is an excellent stone to assist us in seeing a project though to its end. It offers protection, provides a clear sense of direction, encourages us to be present, and centers us in times of distress.

Information credit: www.sagecrystals.com

Maybe as meteorite is so powerful and dynamic it’s a little harsh for your current energy needs? When you think about what a meteorite is all that energy from the cosmos it’s no wonder that it’s supercharged.

Maybe leaving it by some selenite overnight if you can may help settle the energy?

But I am still really new to crystals and I am in NO way an expert and others in the forum have way more knowledge than me. But it’s a thought.

I’m sorry your connection with your new little buddy is off to a shaky start @Ostara. But in time you will get to wear your new pendulum with pride I’m sure. I’m just the same as you and I fawn over my new crystal babies. I love them even if they don’t want to love me back right now :grin:

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You could bery well be highly sensitive to the energies of crystals. Dont wear it all day, try an hour and work your way up, definitely dont sleep with it. Make sure every time you use it, its cleared and charged.

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Malachite & the Tiger’s Eye Stones you should wash your hands after handling them, I want to say asbestos, but that might not be it, but they are toxic if handled frequently or for a length of time.

High sensitivity would do it too if you are doing some energy work or have them near you. I know that I own a couple of stones that I can feel the energy from them & it will cause a warming sensation to the area where the stone is on me. For instance, if I am holding them during meditation then my hands get really warm & I can feel the energy radiating from the stones, almost like the spots they are in are absorbing it all and then dispersing it outward from the stones.

Toxicity Table - Gem Society - Author Addison Rice

Name Toxicity Risk Hazard
Actinolite Low Asbestos
Adamite High Arsenic, Copper; soluble in acids
Agate Low Silicosis
Albite None Known N/A
Alexandrite None Known N/A
Algodonite High Arsenic, Copper; may react with water and acids
Almandine None Known N/A
Amazonite Low Lead
Amber High Organic Material
Amblygonite High Can react dangerously if accidentally swallowed
Amethyst High Silicosis
Ametrine High Silicosis
Ammolite High Organic Material
Analcime None Known N/A
Anatase None Known Soluble in acids
Andalusite None Known N/A
Andesine None Known N/A
Andradite None Known N/A
Anglesite High Lead
Anhydrite (Angelite) None Known Soluble in acids
Anorthite None Known Soluble in acids
Apatite High Can react dangerously if accidentally swallowed
Apophyllite None Known Soluble in acids
Aquamarine None Known N/A
Aragonite None Known Soluble in acids
Augelite None Known Soluble in acids
Axinite None Known N/A
Azurite High Copper; Soluble in acids
Barite Low Barium
Bayldonite High Copper, Lead, Arsenic; Slightly soluble in acids
Benitoite None Known N/A
Beryl None Known N/A
Beryllonite None Known Soluble in acids
Bismutotantalite Unknown Bismuth
Black Onyx Low Silicosis
Bloodstone Low Silicosis
Boleite High Copper, Lead; Soluble in acids
Boracite Low Borate; Soluble in acids
Bornite High Copper; Soluble in acids
Brazilianite None Known N/A
Breithauptite Medium Nickel, Antimony
Brookite None Known N/A
Brucite High Asbestos; Soluble in acids
Bustamite None Known Soluble in acids
Bytownite None Known N/A
Calcareous Concretions High Organic Material
Calcite None Known Soluble in acids
Canasite None Known N/A
Cancrinite None Known Soluble in acids
Carnelian Low Silicosis
Cassiterite None Known N/A
Catapleiite None Known Soluble in acids
Celestite None Known N/A
Ceruleite High Arsenic, Copper; Soluble in acids
Cerussite High Lead; Soluble in acids
Chabazite None Known Soluble in acids
Chalcedony Low Silicosis
Chambersite Low Borate; Soluble in acids
Charoite None Known N/A
Chicken-Blood Stone High Mercury, Silicosis
Childrenite None Known Soluble in acids
Chiolite None Known N/A
Chromite High Hexavalent Chromium Traces
Chrysoberyl None Known N/A
Chrysocolla Chalcedony Low Copper; Silicosis
Chrysocolla Low Copper; Silicosis
Chrysoprase Low Silicosis
Cinnabar High Mercury; Can react dangerously if accidentally swallowed
Citrine High Silicosis
Clinochlore None Known N/A
Cobaltite High Arsenic, Cobalt; Can react dangerously if accidentally swallowed
Colemanite None Known Soluble in acids
Coral High Organic Material
Cordierite None Known Soluble in acids
Cordundum None Known N/A
Covellite High Copper; Can react dangerously if accidentally swallowed
Creedite None Known Soluble in acids
Crocoite High Hexavalent Chromium, Lead; Soluble in acids
Cryolite High Can react dangerously if accidentally swallowed
Cuprite High Copper; Soluble in acids
Danburite None Known Slightly soluble in acids
Datolite Low Borate; Soluble in acids
Demantoid Garnet None Known N/A
Diamond None Known N/A
Diaspore None Known N/A
Dickinsonite None Known Soluble in acids
Diopside None Known N/A
Dioptase High Copper; Soluble in acids
Dolomite Medium May contain heavy metals; Soluble in acids
Dumortierite None Known N/A
Ekanite High Lead, Radioactivity (Uranium, Thorium)
Emerald None Known N/A
Enstatite None Known N/A
Eosphorite None Known Soluble in acids
Epidote None Known Soluble in acids; Other members of the epidote group contain lead and radioactive elements
Ettringite None Known May contain heavy metals; Soluble in water
Euclase None Known N/A
Eudialyte Medium Zircon; Slightly radioactive; Soluble in acids
Euxenite High Uranium, Thorium
Feldspar None Known N/A
Fergusonite Low Rare Earth Elements; Soluble in acids
Fluorite None Known Can react dangerously if accidentally swallowed
Freshwater Pearls High Organic Material
Friedelite None Known Soluble in acids
Gadolinite Low Rare Earth Elements; Soluble in acids
Gahnospinel None Known N/A
Garnet None Known N/A
Gaylussite None Known Soluble in acids
Glass Low Silicosis
Grandidierite None Known N/A
Grossular Garnet None Known N/A
Gypsum None Known Soluble in acids
Hambergite Low Borate; Soluble in acids
HaĂĽyne None Known Soluble in acids
Heliodor None Known N/A
Hematite Low Iron; Soluble in acids
Hemimorphite None Known Soluble in acids
Herderite None Known Soluble in acids
Hessonite None Known N/A
Hodgkinsonite None Known Soluble in acids
Holtite Medium Arsenic, Rare Earth Elements
Howlite None Known Soluble in acids
Huebnerite Low Tungsten; Soluble in acids
Humite None Known Soluble in acids
Hureaulite None Known Soluble in acids
Hurlbutite None Known Soluble in acids
Hydrogrossular None Known Soluble in acids
Idocrase Low May contain beryllium, copper, and rare earths; Soluble in acids
Inderite Low Borate; Soluble in acids
Iolite None Known Soluble in acids
Jadeite None Known N/A
Jasper Low Silicosis
Jeremejevite None Known N/A
Jet High Organic Material
Kämmererite None Known N/A
Kornerupine None Known N/A
Kurnakovite Low Borate; Soluble in acids
Kyanite None Known N/A
Labradorite None Known N/A
Langbeinite None Known Water soluble
Lapis Lazuli Medium Often included with pyrite
Lawsonite None Known N/A
Lazulite None Known N/A
Legrandite High Arsenic
Lepidolite None Known Soluble in acids
Leucite None Known Soluble in acids
Linarite High Copper, Lead; Soluble in acids
Ludlamite None Known Soluble in acids
Magnesite Low Soluble in acids. As a powder, it can irritate the skin, eyes, and respiratory system.
Malachite High Copper; Soluble in acids
Malaya Garnet None Known N/A
Mali Garnet None Known N/A
Mandarin Garnet None Known N/A
Manganotantalite None Known N/A
Marcasite Medium Reacts with water
Meliphanite None Known N/A
Mellite High Organic Material
Microcline None Known N/A
Microlite High Can react dangerously if accidentally swallowed
Milarite None Known N/A
Millerite High Nickel; can react dangerously if accidentally swallowed
Mimetite High Arsenic, Lead; Soluble in acids
Moldavite None Known N/A
Monazite Low Rare Earth Elements; Soluble in acids
Moonstone None Known N/A
Mordenite High Fibrosis
Morganite None Known N/A
Nambulite None Known N/A
Natrolite (Zeolite) None Known Non-asbestos fibers in erionite (a non-gem fibrous zeolite) can cause mesothelioma if inhaled. Natrolite has a similar fibrous structure but no known toxicity.
Mesolite (Zeolite) None Known Non-asbestos fibers in erionite (a non-gem fibrous zeolite) can cause mesothelioma if inhaled. Mesolite has a similar fibrous structure but no known toxicity.
Scolecite (Zeolite) None Known Non-asbestos fibers in erionite (a non-gem fibrous zeolite) can cause mesothelioma if inhaled. Scolecite has a similar fibrous structure but no known toxicity.
Nepheline None Known Soluble in acids
Nephrite None Known N/A
Neptunite None Known N/A
Niccolite (Nickeline) High Arsenic, Nickel
Obsidian Low Silicosis
Oligoclase None Known N/A
Opal Low Silicosis
Oregon Sunstone Medium Copper
Orthoclase None Known N/A
Padparadscha Sapphire None Known N/A
Painite None Known N/A
Palygorskite None Known N/A
Papagoite Low Copper
Paraiba Tourmaline None Known N/A
Pargasite None Known N/A
Parisite High/Low Can react dangerously if accidentally swallowed./Weakly radioactive, negligible in small amounts.
Pearl High Organic Material
Pectolite (Larimar) None Known N/A
Pentlandite High Nickel
Periclase High Laxative; reacts with water
Peridot None Known N/A
Peristerite None Known N/A
Perthite None Known N/A
Petalite None Known N/A
Phenakite None Known N/A
Phosgenite Medium Lead; Soluble in acids
Phosphophyllite None Known Soluble in acids
Pollucite Low Cesium; Soluble in acids
Powellite Medium Molybdenum; Soluble in acids
Prehnite None Known Soluble in acids
Prosopite High Can react dangerously if accidentally swallowed
Proustite High Can react dangerously if accidentally swallowed
Pumpellyite None Known N/A
Purpurite Low Soluble in acids
Pyrargyrite High Can react dangerously if accidentally swallowed
Pyrite High Can react dangerously if accidentally swallowed
Pyrope None Known N/A
Pyrophyllite Low Soluble in acids
Pyroxmangite None Known N/A
Pyrrohotite High Can react dangerously if accidentally swallowed
Quartz High Silicosis
Quartzite High Silicosis
Realgar High Arsenic; Can react dangerously if accidentally swallowed
Red Beryl None Known N/A
Rhodizite None Known N/A
Rhodochrosite Low Manganese; Soluble in acids
Rhodolite None Known N/A
Rhodonite Low Manganese; Soluble in acids
Rose Quartz High Silicosis
Rubellite Tourmaline None Known N/A
Ruby None Known N/A
Rutile None Known N/A
Saltwater Pearls High Organic Material
Samarskite High Lead, Uranium, Rare earth elements; Soluble
Sanidine None Known N/A
Sapphire None Known N/A
Sapphirine None Known N/A
Scapolite None Known N/A
Scorodite High Arsenic; Soluble in acids
Sellaite High Can react dangerously if accidentally swallowed
Senarmontite Low Antimony; soluble in water
Serandite None Known N/A
Serpentine None Known N/A
Shattuckite Medium Copper; soluble in acids
Shell High Organic Material
Shortite None Known Water soluble
Siderite None Known Soluble in acids
Sillimanite None Known N/A
Simpsonite Medium Tantalum; soluble in acids
Sinhalite None Known N/A
Smaltite High Arsenic, Cobalt, Nickel; soluble in acids
Smithsonite Medium Zinc; soluble in acids
Smoky Quartz High Silicosis
Sodalite None Known Soluble in acids
Sogdianite None Known N/A
Spessartite Garnet None Known N/A
Sphalerite None Known N/A
Sphene (Titanite) None Known N/A
Spinel None Known N/A
Spodumene Low Lithium
Spurrite None Known N/A
Staurolite None Known N/A
Stibiotantalite Low Antimony, Niobium, Tantalum
Stichtite None Known Soluble in acids
Stolzite High Lead, Tungsten
Strontianite Low Strontium
Sugilite None Known N/A
Sulfur High Sulfur
Sunstone None Known N/A
Taafeite None Known N/A
Talc None Known N/A
Tantalite Medium Niobium, Tantalum; soluble in acids
Tanzanite None Known N/A
Tektite Low Silicosis
Tephroite None Known N/A
Thomsonite None Known N/A
Tiger’s Eye High Asbestos; Silicosis
Topaz None Known N/A
Tourmaline None Known N/A
Tremolite None Known N/A
Triphylite (Tryphylite) Medium Lithium; soluble in acids
Tsavorite None Known N/A
Tugtupite None Known N/A
Turquoise Low Copper
Ulexite Low Borate
Uvarovite None Known N/A
Vanadinite High Lead, Vanadium
Variscite None Known N/A
Väyrynenite None Known N/A
Villiaumite High Water soluble. Can react dangerously if particles accidentally swallowed or inhaled. Can irritate skin, eyes, and respiratory tract. Wash hands after touching any material.
Vivianite None Known N/A
Wardite None Known Soluble in acids
Wavellite None Known N/A
Weloganite Low Zirconium
Whewellite High Oxalate
Wilkeite High Can react dangerously if accidentally swallowed
Willemite None Known N/A
Witherite High Barium
Wollastonite None Known N/A
Wulfenite High Lead
Xonotlite None Known N/A
Yugawaralite None Known N/A
Zektzerite Low Lithium, Zirconium
Zincite None Known Soluble in acids
Zircon Low Zirconium; soluble in acids
Zunyite High Can react dangerously if accidentally swallowed
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Wow @Siofra I had no idea that there were so many toxic gems out there! I learn something new everyday.

@jessica72 this crystal definitely doesn’t like me. I will try the selenite tonight.

@christina4 I can’t even wear it for a few minutes and have never has a reaction like this to any other type of crystal.

Thank you all for the advise I am going to work with it this weekend. As much as I love this it just might not be meant for me to have it. There are two people in my life that I know would love it, but I would hate to gift it to one of them and they get sick from it.

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I have never worked with that particular stone. I would definitely cleanse it somehow before you gift it to someone & suggest they cleanse it as well before use. :two_hearts:

You could put it on Selenite then smoke cleanse it & or meditate :woman_in_lotus_position: with it maybe to see if you just need to get to “know” the stone before wearing it?

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Thank you @Siofra I will try that. I really want to keep it.

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Its beautiful, i can see why you would like to keep it.

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I am going to try to keep it. I have a daughter named Stella and Stella means star. A meteorite is also called a star seed so I just may gift it to my Star. Lol!

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The more I think about it, maybe it was never meant for me. Maybe it was meant for Stella all along. :stars:

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Tigers eye has asbestos and malachite has up to 70% copper oxide, an inorganic compound. Youre on the right track! :blush:

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I’ve never worked with meteorite but I have a similar experience I bought a new and proceeded to carry it with me for several days. Everything was going fine.

Then I let a friend touch it. She said it shocked her which I’m pretty sure was my personal energy built up in the crystal. But afterwards anytime I handled that crystal I just felt exhausted and it slowly got worse until I was experiencing cold and flu symptoms any time I handled it.

I had to do a pretty in-depth cleanse to deal with it.

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This is great! Wow! Fresh water pearls and coral are highly toxic, have a number of pieces from them, going to check this out some more.

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When the moon is full or close to full I can’t hold my moonstone sphere because I get pains in my head, so weird but it happens every time I try it around the full moon. I read that it is stronger when the moon is full so its just too much for me during that time. It usually takes less than 5 minutes before I get the sharp shooting pains.
I was thinking about getting a Geiger counter to check some stones. There is a lot of radium and barium in Utah and I like to go rock hunting but have been afraid of bringing the wrong stones home. Not to mention all the bombs that were tested here!!!
Thanks for the list @Siofra, I am definitely saving it for future reference :wink:
:butterfly:

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Maybe you could seal it up with a resin or something and try that :woman_shrugging:
It is very pretty. I guess you could put it in a display case too. Does it bother your daughter?
:butterfly:

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My daughter lives an hour away from me so I don’t know yet. I have left it on a selenite charging plate all day and will leave it tonight. I will try it in the morning and see if that helps.

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Amazing list @Siofra, thanks so much for sharing this. This is why I am careful about putting crystals in my potions.

Someone asked me if I wanted her crystal necklace and I said sure and put it on. A few minutes later I was feeling overwhelming darkness :slightly_frowning_face: emotionally, so I took it off. I immediately knew what she had been feeling. But, if I knew then what I know now, I would have cleansed it before giving it back to her :thinking:

When I buy a crystal, I like to do it in person, so I can hold it in my hand and feel its energy. 2 crystals of the same type can feel very different… I know this sounds weird but I always know which one to buy. I have bought some online and I’ve mostly had good luck, but not always.

Meteorites… now that’s a different story! Their energy is intense to the point of being chaotic! Oh and Moldavite, the first time I saw one I thought it was beautiful and I wanted it! Then I held it, felt extremely powerful, intense and disruptive. I didn’t buy it!

I had an ionized bracelet (I think that’s what it was called) it was supposed to balance your energy and be healing, don’t remember what else. I wore it for a few days and I was having so much pain in my arm and wrist that I had to stop wearing it.

So, yes @Ostara I have had reactions to stones and metal but never nausea!

I was studying with a woman who told me that my hematite crystals were draining all my energy and I had to get rid of them, so I did! Now I am so sad that I believed her!

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You’re welcome, @marsha your reply reminded me that I react to metals. I can’t wear white gold or cheap metals (like in bracelets, necklaces, or earrings) it has to be gold, silver, stainless steel, or titanium. I react to all of those with inflammation, redness, swelling, & severe itching.

I like to wear my crystal pendants on long cords of thread. Otherwise, I use silver.

I like to go to the crystal shop & hold them & look at them more than buying online. I have done a live sale with Embodii Crystals on Facebook, but I no longer have FaceBook. @missa knows Kourtney & is a part of that group on there too. I think they may have a website, but when I was on there, the sales were better than the site store at times. A lot of original pieces & she goes to the gem shows to pick up other pieces.

I have Cape Cod Crystals a town away & the Stone Store in my town. I like the first one better & the way that it is set up. The woman there is so helpful & knowledgeable. They give out cards with the stone information also.

I get a crystal in my Tamed Wild subscription box each month too! They come with a short card about the stone also. I like the ones that come with the cards. It makes labeling the mesh bags so much easier. :rofl:

Once I practiced & learned how to know the energy from the stones separate from my own, I have had a much better working relationship with the stones that I work with. So I lean more toward either tumbling on my own or going to the Crystal shops around here. I should see if there are any others close by :face_with_monocle:

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