In celebration of the Autumnal Equinox, when day and night are of equal length, I bring to you Zebra Marble -- a most appropriate stone for the season.
Half black and half white, Zebra Marble is as its name implies - a Marble whose rhythmic pattern resembles that of the zebra. Through its own image, this striking stone is all about balance. Like the Yin/Yang of Chinese philosophy, Zebra Marble also possesses balanced qualities of opposing, yet complimentary, forces. When combined, a dynamic equilibrium is reached, and we are then awakened to the prospect of eternity and how it relates to the turn of the Wheel. Yet another symbol of the two that are one.
Bodily, Marble is a metamorphosed Limestone, meaning re-crystallized to contain a Calcite and/or Dolomite; the Zebra variety is dolomitic. The various colors and patterns associated with the various types of Marble are produced by additional impurities incorporated at time of development. Marble is originally created when countless billions of sea creatures' shells are heated, compacted, and transformed within the earth. Spiritually, many religious buildings, sculptures and artifacts have been constructed of Marble, as it was looked upon as a living stone. From Mabon to Samhain (or Ostara to Beltane in the Southern Hemisphere), the veil between the worlds begins to thin, and Marble of any kind can be an aid in connecting with our ancestors and the Old Ones. Zebra Marble, specifically, allows for a nice balance and keeps the connection and flow between here and there nicely opened. And for the mind, mystical and mundane knowledge is likely to come through this vibrant and animated stone. Because of its oceanic origins, Zebra Marble is a stone related to the directions of West and East, and carries all the Water and Air Element properties. It is also helpful in dream recall.
Being a Water and Air Element stone, Zebra Marble is both grounding and ethereal at the same time - the deep dark black indicative of the mysterious ocean depths or Underworld, and the stark white indicative of the Celestial realm - creating an excellent balance between earth, sea and sky, catering to body, spirit and mind. Zebra Marble always shows both sides of any issue.
I can chhose intuitively for you. All items are infused with Reiki.