Diaspore got its name from the Greek word that means ‘cracking’. When heated, the mineral begins cracking and breaking down into small pieces. Diaspore is an aluminium hydroxide. It can be coloured in gray, white or yellowish. The luster is vitreous and pearly. The hardness makes up 6.5, and the density is 3.4 g/cm3. The main deposits of the mineral are located in Switzerland, Austria, Poland and Russia.
Diaspore does not belong to healing minerals, but litotherapists that it can indicate that something is wrong with one’s health. At the beginning of the disease, it gets dull and loses its pearly glimmer. In case of the terminal disease, it can crack or completely crumble.
Diaspore endows its owner with imagination,dreaminess and the inclination to contemplate. It also helps develop the humanitarian abilities. This gem is a must for people of art professions, such as artists, writers, and musicians. Diaspore evokes their creativity. It inspires them and prompts with most intricate plots.
In addition, diaspore can warn its owner of various misfortunes, from a serious illness to financial losses. The mineral spontaneously shatters.
Astrologers recommend wearing this stone to people born under the signs of fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) and Earth (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo). It helps develop the talents of the former and releases the latter from the excessive rationalism and pragmatism, getting them into the mood of romance and fantasy. The water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) and air signs (Libra, Aquarius, Gemini) are not recommended to wear diaspore. It can turn these people who are creative enough into idle glib talkers.
As a talisman, diaspore protects its owner from the haters? intrigues and attracts the sympathy of the people around them. It also attracts creative success and fame.