In Aboriginal language, the word “mookaïte” means “white water”. Mokaite stone was named after Mooka Creek, the place where it was discovered. This mineral is known by various names such as: Windalia radiolarite, mookite, mookalite, mookerite, moakite, moukalite and Moukaite. For the aborigines of Australia, mokaïte has a great spiritual value as it is said to be charged with numerous magical virtues such as the ability to heal. This natural birthstone, for those born in early summer (birth between June 21 and July 21), has a very attractive appearance, and is widely used today in the manufacture of fine jewellery and ornamental pendants. Its name derives from its origin in Australia. It is defined as silicatised porcelain that can be found over a large part of the Carnarvon Basin in Western Australia. There is also opalite and chalcedony found there. Mokaïte is a fossilized sedimentary rock located under the river bed where silica has mixed with white clay and petrified. It has a coffee colour ranging from yellow, through red, purple, and up to dark brown.
Mokaïte jasper or Australian jasper is an original variety from Australia. It is considered quite special. Its colours are unique as they go from dark red to white, and can even go through yellow and brown, arranged in several layers. From a chemical point of view, it contains silica with inclusions of metals and minerals that define the possible shades of the stone. Its crystal system is trigonal. With a conchoidal break, it has a white line. The brilliance of this natural mineral can go from shiny to matt. Its density is 2.75 and its hardness 6.5 to 7 on Mohs scale. The most important deposits of mokaïte are found in Australia, but also in other countries such as South Africa and Brazil. It consists of silicon oxide, like agate, which leads to confusion between the two. However, they are easily differentiated as mokaïte is granular and opaque, whereas agate is rather crystalline. There is a great variety of them with a wide range of colours: black, green, yellow.
Like all the stones of the jasper family (black jasper is also a protective stone), mokaïte ahas the same protective properties, both on the psychological and psychical level. It purifies and protects from negative energies and brings relief. It will enable you to face the trials and unforeseen difficulties of life. You will thus feel more in control of the negative emotions that will invade you. It is ideal for calming overly intense feelings and giving you the strength to channel them. It promotes reconciliation so that conflict or a special situation ends quickly. Mokaïte also brings courage, self-confidence and determination. It invites introspection so that you can access a better knowledge of yourself. On the karmic level, it acts especially on the root chakra, and that of the solar plexus. This stone balances yin and yang, and manages to purify the aura of negative energies.
Like a shield, it repels contamination and bad influences. It has protective qualities on our mind and body. It will therefore help our body and mind to fight against the negative waves that can parasitize them. It allows us to deal more calmly with a new event, which can be stressful, such as passing an exam or managing a crisis. It helps us to take distance, to relativise, and allows our mind to control emotions. In terms of crystals, this natural mineral gives us confidence and has soothing virtues. In lithotherapy, it is reputed to encourage novelty and pleasure, bring flexibility and suppleness, initiate rational decision-making, and act beneficially on lonely people. It also facilitates communication and creativity. If you hold this stone in your hand during meditation, you will achieve spiritual purification and a more fulfilling life.
It has numerous qualities. On the physical level, lithotherapy recognizes that this type of stone has a lot of benefits for the circulatory system. The stone would have the ability to make the blood more fluid and would have a regenerative effect by allowing the body’s production of red and white blood cells. It will thus help to strengthen your immune system, and will have a preventive action to preserve your body from infections. It will also have a positive impact on the entire digestive system, by promoting the various phases of food assimilation. It will help people lose weight while staying in shape. It would also have a beneficial action on the kidneys and thyroid. It is one of the crystals having a great effectiveness for skin disorders. If you use the stone for too long without regenerating it, it will no longer be effective.
To purify this stone, it is necessary to immerse it in clear water for a few hours. For this to be more effective, choose distilled water. To recharge it, it will be necessary to expose it to the solar or lunar radiation, by placing it on a heap of quartz. This will allow it to recover all its beneficial energy and to find a new breath. This stone is available on the market at a moderate price. Be careful not to replace a medical treatment by the use of natural stones. However, lithotherapy is a real plus, which will bring you support and accompaniment on a daily basis, and make you feel better about yourself mentally and physically. Due to the aesthetic appeal of natural stones, they are most often found in the form of jewellery (as bracelets or pendants for example). On the other hand, it is also possible to find unpolished natural stones.