Pietersite is sometimes referred to as "the tempest stone", possibly because of its stormy appearance. It is thought to possess a highly-charged energy that enhances focus and personal will. Pietersite is said to provide protection from the elements and encourage calmness. It is believed that pietersite can help to cure addiction and boost self confidence. Physically, pietersite is thought to balance the hormones, blood pressure and body temperature. In traditional Hindu beliefs, pietersite is associated with Swadhisthana, or the sacral chakra, which is related to the reproductive system and governs pleasure, creativity, joy and enthusiasm. Pietersite is also linked to Manipura, or the solar plexus chakra, which is concerned with digestion, willpower and personal development. Furthermore, pietersite is linked to Ajna, or the brow chakra, which regulates sleep and promotes balance of the self.