My mineral of the month specimen was barite. A good sized chunk of blueish green crystal, about 3 inches long. Wonderful energy.
I looked it up in one of my books. Barite produces an incentive to "go for" one's dreams without restraint. Provides insight into the "relationship connection". Can be cathartic to the emotional self and allow for release of trapped emotions. Renews the intuitive energies.
Then I went out and sat with the moon tonight. Gorgeously clear, cold night - all the earlier clouds had swept past. When I held the barite, the goddess said to keep it with me, that I can use it to talk to her when I need to as I move through the changes in my life.
The stone showed up just when its energy can be used. I like that.