A rare silicate mineral named for the Chara River in Russia.

Hardness: 5 - 6       Locations: Russia (Siberia)

Astrological sign of: Scorpio and Sagittarius

A stone for transformation within this world and from this world to another; Transforms negative emotions such as anger and fear into positive feelings; Helps one to realize that as one door closes, another opens; Assists one in realizing that they are where they should be at that very moment; Enhances creativity; brings courage and inner strength.