Preseli Blue Stone

In Britain, ‘Blue Stone’ is the name used to refer to the Preseli Blue Stone that mainly occurs in the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is best known for its use in the construction of Stonehenge (1st or 3rd phase of building – around 2300BC?). It is probably this connection that has made it so popular in recent years.

The proper scientific name for this stone is Spotted Dolerite, which appears blue when wet or polished. Dolerite is a subvolcanic rock similar to volcanic basalt. It also contains clusters of Plagioclase Feldspar, which crystalises from magma. It is a dark, heavy rock that is harder than granite. Many Blue Stone tools, such as axes. have been found (mainly in Preseli and the Stonehenge area). Nowadays it is used for making jewellery (at a price!).

In ancient times certain stones were considered magical and were used as talismans. In local Welsh folklore it is said that the Preseli Blue Stone has healing and magical powers. Indeed, recent archaeology has found this stone in Bronze and early Iron age burials.

Map of Wales showing the Preseli area in light green

According to the Lillys (Essential Crystal Handbook, 2006), Preseli Blue Stone has a powerful vibration, giving focus, stability and anchors one to the Earth’s energy. It is helpful for past life work and acts as a door way to different realms (very useful for working with one’s ancestors!). Its healing functions are that it relaxes, energises and focuses healing on the ears, nose and throat (a useful throat chakra stone). It helps you to gather your thoughts and is an excellent grounding stone.

Polished pieces of Preseli Blue Stone

The Blue Stone also is a powerful connector with the Earth Star Chakra, helping to connect you with the Earth. It resonates with Ley Lines and can aid in alignment with Earth’s energy grid. Crystal Reflection


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