The Metaphysical Properties of Travertine
// Spiritual Meaning of Travertine //
amanda linette meder
Travertine is a sedimentary stone that’s formed when carbon-dioxide-rich water saturates the earth at the mouth of hot springs.
The stone then re-evaporates forming Calcium carbonate deposits which then recrystallize incorporating surrounding minerals and impurities.
These surrounding minerals and impurities go on to form the variations in coloring the different Travertine pieces, which is technically also a form of Limestone.
Typically a stone in the colors of tan to yellow, large deposits of this hot-spring formed mineral are found in Italy, but it can form outside of any hot-spring. Not all of these areas are mined, however, as some are protected ecologically.
Large deposits of Travertine exist outside Tivoli, Italy, near Rome (source) and it has a hardness of 4-5 on the Mohs scale, which is just below Sandstone, and just above Limestone, making it a reasonably soft stone when left unglazed.
For reference, Quartz is a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale and Diamonds are a 10.
Most people are familiar with Travertine for its use in construction and countertops, but it also has many healing properties.
A stone’s metaphysical properties are often related to where the stone is formed and also, the coloring, translucence, and hardness.
From these qualities, any person can deduct a stone's spiritual uses by applying biological facts philosophically (just like the way you do animal spiritual meanings).
However, it's possible to figure out a stone's spiritual messages by sitting with a stone and seeing what impressions you pick up.
Metaphysical Properties of Travertine
When I sit with Travertine, it tells me you can use it for confidence, stability, and boosting the auric field.
It gives off a very bright, golden, yellow light, and can be placed over any chakra to boost or charge its power, it can also be placed over any chakra to heal or clear it.
Due to its connection and formation along healing hot springs, this stone has a purifying effect on the energy field.
Depending on its coloring, the Travertine pictured above is yellow, and this is likely from iron deposits, meaning that this stone has a positive, happiness effect while also being very grounding at the same time - all stones rich in iron are also known to be grounding.
Helps With Restoration
According to Crystal Vaults:
Travertine with its yellow rays can be used for new efforts, new beginnings, and new projects when the objective is not necessarily the growth of something physical. Yellow crystals give you the power to solidify new interests and new relationships.
Travertine has subdued fire energy, but is generally used in the center of a home or room to bring cheerfulness, light, and energy to the entire space. Yellow is the color of the middle of the year, the middle of space, the sun, and light energy.
Travertine is used in meditation to open the doors to inner thought. It will allow the flow of the Universal Life Force and ease you into the meditative state. It will activate your thinking processes, and help you process images from your deep-mind.
Due to Travertine’s connection to healing waters and hot springs, it’s also thought to have properties related to cellular regeneration and restoring the body in times of depletion.
Assists with Healing
Andrew Pacholyk at a Peaceful Mind writes:
Limestone is an assisting stone used to enhance healing properties, encourages purification, reminds us of our innocence, grounds and centers us and entices positive thoughts.
Overall, Travertine can be used for:
Purification and energy cleansing
Confidence and the solar plexus
Boosting the auric field
Healing and clearing out each individual chakra
Where to find Travertine:
You can often find it in raw pieces, and occasionally in figurines and jewelry, however, the decorative use of Travertine in jewelry and artifacts is still quite rare, as this stone has yet to take off in the metaphysical fields, though it’s been very popular in home construction.
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To purchase the pendant pictured in this article, visit The Crystal Shop.
Amanda Linette Meder