Pietersite is known as the Tempest Stone. Centers the spiritual body while grounding the etheric body. Discharges negative emotions and energies that drain you. Pietersite is said to center on the spiritual being with the ability to ground an individual to the etheric body–the first or lowest layer in the “human energy field” or aura.
Pietersite is a type of chalcedony that has fibers of sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and aluminum minerals called amphiboles. Even though the fibers cause a chatoyancy effect, it is not found in continuous bands or fibers. Instead, it is found in swirls, swathes, and pieces of fibers. Different shades of blue, gold, red, brown, and black, as well as brown and black on their own, can be found in pietersite. Red is the next-rarest color after blue. The blues range from a very light blue to a very dark blue. Gold can be very light or very dark and rich, and it can even have a reddish tint.
Pietersite was recently found in the desert of Namibia. It was named after the person who found it, Sid Pieters.