Muscovite is a type of mica that can be colourless or grey, brown, green, yellow, or rarely violet and red, and can be transparent or translucent, with a pearly lustre. It has a monoclinic crystal system and has a varying Mohs hardness of 2.5 to 4. It is easily recognized because of its perfect cleavage that allows it to separate into thin, transparent, flexible sheets and is often found in immense sheets that are commercially valuable. Sheets of Muscovite some 5 metres by 3 metres have been found in Nellore, India.
The name of Muscovite comes from Muscovy-glass, a name formerly used for its use in Russia for windows. Muscovite is in demand for the manufacture of fireproofing and insulating materials and to some extent as a lubricant. It is also an ingredient in many popular modern cosmetics adding gloss and sparkle.
Muscovite has a high resistance to heat and, split into thin transparent sheets, it has traditionally been used for windows on high-temperature furnaces and ovens. It is an insulator that in the past was used to make circuit boards. Historically, it was used as an early window glass.
Muscovite is a great stone for earthquake prone areas as it helps to relieve tensions inside the earth.
Muscovite is said to be an Angelic stone which allows us to connect with the highest spiritual realms and enhances communication. Mystically it is used in scrying and can contact the highest spiritual planes, as well as assist with astral travel. It will stimulate and open the heart chakra.
It is a highly spiritual stone which can stimulate and enhance awareness of the higher self. It boosts intuition, psychic visions and can provide a strong connection with higher spiritual planes. Muscovite is excellent for dealing with major life changes and can dispel negative emotions.
Muscovite enables us to recognize and accept the flaws within humankind and ourselves and inspires unconditional love of both. It helps us to see our flaws and provides the ability to transform those flaws. It is an optimistic stone and it boosts self confidence. It will dismiss negative emotions such as insecurity, anger, nervousness and stress. It will help you to live in the present, and allow for the future to unfold as it is meant to.
It has strong metaphysical properties that will help you if you have any side effects from the activation of your psychic powers. Muscovite is an excellent stone for you if you suffer from dyspraxia, and have a problem with clumsiness and left-right confusion. It helps you to stimulate confidence and ease tension.
Muscovite can treat headaches, dizziness, insomnia and vertigo. It can stabilise and control blood sugar as it is of assistance to the pancreas. It can help to cope with hunger during times of fasting, assist with hydration of the body and can also assist and heal disease related conditions and allergies.