Blue Tara is quartz that is commonly thought to be included with Riebeckite and Olenite tourmaline, found only in Ipupiara, Bahia, Brazil. Lab testing has revealed that there is no Riebeckite or Olenite tourmaline present! The fibrous tourmaline that is present is a member of the schorl-elbait series or the schorl-dravite series. Magnesium and lithium were found which specifically excludes Olenite, and Reibekite was not found at all in the samples tested. This is just one of those things that has been repeated long enough on the internet to be taken as truth and accepted as common knowledge without actual testing to validate it. Thank you to Jess at Little Lemuria for publishing these reports! My own lab report showed that the white fibers were an aluminum silicate with minor iron and magnesium, and due to the lack of calcium or other alkaline elements they were not amphibole, but more consistent with dumortierite. Another interesting variation on the typical description.
So if you like to geek out with that kind of stuff, there you have it! And If it does not matter one bit because you are here for the energy (or if you are here for both 🙋🏼♀️), read on...
Blue Tara has very high vibration—calming and soothing —and is known for its ability to clear blocks to higher level spiritual communication. Very helpful in problem solving and psychic development, it is said to work at the throat chakra to allow free communication between the lower and the higher chakras ( My personal experience so far is a strong tickle at the third eye and crown).
I have been trying to source authentic Blue Tara for years, and it seems she has been looking for me as well. I have recently been blessed with a very nice selection of small points (perfect companions for Ra), as well as some incredible collectors pieces. Beautiful color and lots of DOW formations in this group too!
Jan Haerer, (topazspirits.com), has commented on the spiritual fragrance of these crystals, and it is a lovely serendipity that my very first group arrived when my jasmine and gardenias were in full bloom. As I sat outside and mediated with them I was enveloped in the most magical heavenly experience on all levels and dimensions. Here is what Jan has to say about Blue Tara (used with permission):
In Tibetan tradition, there is a Green Tara and a White Tara with Green Tara protecting Earth and White Tara protecting long life and peace. Tara, whose name means “star”, is further the equivalent of a female Buddha. Now, this crystal is blue not green, and she feels like a different aspect of Earth – the oceans. Earth is more ocean than land, so it’s particularly suiting that Blue Tara also represents the Earth. And further, her ice blue color brings in the energies of the Arctic regions. Beyond her other energies, she offers to her Keeper a wonderful way to work with the energies of the Earth and contribute to the repair of the damage humans have done.
Cradle this Spirit in a hand and immediately, you will feel yourself surrounded by a halo of energy and there will be a fragrance, somewhat like lily-of-the-valley; sweet, clear and heady. In her is love and compassion, understanding and knowing. She clears away pretense and pain, opening your heart and your mind to her protection and guidance. It is said that Green Tara offered protection to those incarcerated during the Chinese occupation of Tibet. Blue Tara offers protection to the Oceans and Oceanic Ice and those born of the Water Signs. The Celts also have a Tara, the Fins have Tar, the Egyptians, Ishtar and the Cheyenne have Star Woman - all Tara. She is all cultures, all races and all women. Work with her in celebration of peace, protection and all that is life and life-giving – she is astounding!
I think it is so fitting that Blue Tara is the chosen companion of Ra, and resonates with the ocean! Just as Alta loves Larimar, Ra loves Blue Tara. They are each the perfect complement and balancers for the Alta-Ra combination.
The magic of Blue Tara does not stop there. If you are called to this beautiful and rare crystal, get ready to experience the joy of life flowing unencumbered to you and through you. As blocks are released to the natural well being that is our birthright, life takes on the most incredible fragrance all its own.
I had an amazing experience this morning that I want to just shout from the rooftops. I had been having difficulties uploading videos for the website flash sales for over a month, and uploading the Blue Tara collection was no exception. I got an inspiration for yet another work around, and it appeared to be successful (fingers crossed, it is still processing at this moment). Literally in the moment the last video uploaded I was given the opportunity to purchase an incredible and HUGE Blue Tara Lemurian cluster! Literally "out of the blue". I had been looking for years and now this! It had just that moment become available and I am thrilled to say that she is one her way to me, and will be a cherished piece in my personal collection.
Blue Tara was looking for me as much as I was looking for her, and this meeting has been such an incredibly joyful experience I just had to sit down and write about it to share with like minded souls. I think the spirit of this Blue Tara "mother crystal" is pleased that her babies are going out in to the world at this time, and I feel like letting them go made room for her to come into my life (Update: I have since had another HUGE Blue Tara Lemurian cluster come to me, message me if you are interested! I really only need one but I couldn't resist).
Like a lot of us, I have big happenings coming thick and fast in my life at the moment. This crystal is exactly the support I need when I need it, and if you are reading this I am sure it will be for you too. There are no accidents. I am grateful to the universe for the magic that is happening all around me every day, for open eyes to see it, and for people to share it with along the way.
Thank you for reading, and I hope you have a beautiful day!