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Fosfosiderite aka Phosphosiderite


Pronounced faws-fawsi-der-ayte, Phosphosiderite is a funky-looking crystal (with an equally funky-sounding name) that’s probably flown under your radar as you ventured into the world of crystals. However, this obscure crystal deserves a spot on your list.

Phosphosiderite was only discovered in the late 19th century, making it a relative newcomer to the world of gemstones. 

The name phosphosiderite relates to the stone’s mineral makeup. It derives from Latin phospho (for “phosphate”) and sídēros (for “iron”). 

It’s also known as piedra voga, meaning “pink stone,” and la rosa voca, meaning “pink rock.” Phosphosiderite was once called “metastrengite,” but this pseudonym is mostly obsolete.

Phosphosiderite is a dimorph of strengite, a fairly rare iron phosphate mineral.

Crystals occur in an array of colors ranging from opaque to transparent. The most common being purple, such as orchid-purple or lavender, often with hues of red or pink mixed in, as well.

Occasionally, Phosphosiderite stones occur with yellow veining along their surface. The fine lines of yellow can vary showing darker or heavier lines and patches.

Phosphosiderite is often referred to as a “jewel nugget of healing and hope.”  It’s believed to contain a lovely healing and calming vibration that helps the body at every level. Simply touching the stone's surface is thought to draw you to its tranquil energy and instantly boost your overall being.


Even just gazing at Phosphosiderite, the serenity it emits is palpable. It is a gentle vibration that cloaks us in warm, soothing energy, and that inspires inner peace and joy.

Phosphosiderite possesses a tranquil vibration to pacify the mind, and alleviate anxiety. A natural stress reliever, meditating with this stone offers our minds a welcome respite and a sense of peaceful relief. This purple gem is a multitasker by definition, working in conjunction with the Third Eye Chakra to open us to our spiritual selves and our spirit guides, and also with the Heart Chakra to give us the courage to heal from past wounds and be receptive to love.

Phosphosiderite emits nurturing energy that resonates with all the Chakras, as it gently works to raise our vibration to make us the happiest, healthiest, most at-peace versions of ourselves.

Phosphosiderite is believed to plant seeds of hope when it is needed most. It produces calmness, comfort, and poise. It roots out excess worry and reinstates the steadiness.

Ever feel like you missed out on moments of happiness because you were too caught up with the stresses of life? Phosphosiderite can help you feel joy in every phase of life, even the difficult ones. 

Meditating with phosphosiderite can help you see the bigger picture. It stimulates greater visions for yourself and others, helping you see possibilities you never knew existed. 

Phosphosiderite is a crystal with an intense focus on the deeper aspects of life, revealing hidden lessons and opening your eyes to truths beyond what you can see with the physical eye.

Spiritually, it’s known to help you connect to other realms or planes of existence. It stimulates communications with higher levels of consciousness, helping you become more closely connected to humanity and everything that exists in the universe.

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