Vesuvianite is also known as Idocrase. It is a calcium aluminium magnesium silicate mineral, has a tetragonal crystal system and a hardness of 6 to 7. It is found in the USA and Canada.
Metaphysically, Vesuvianite is a highly energetic stone. The yellow green variety is said to stimulate and integrate the solar plexus and heart chakras. It is also useful for the manifestation of what one's heart desires. It supports one's true calling or life path. Vesuvianite is believed to aid in combating negative thoughts and bringing enthusiasm back into one's life. It helps to achieve insights that inspire one to move forward into their spiritual development. Vesuvianite enhances one's courage making it a most useful ally.