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Apatite: The Humanitarian Stone
Named for the Greek word meaning ‘deception’, Apatite’s chemical composition almost imitates many other stones. Apatite comes in many forms and colors, and is easily confused with half a dozen other minerals, most commonly confused with Fluorite and Aquamarine.
Found in transparent, translucent, and opaque forms. Varies in color from white to brown to green to yellow and even violet; although it’s most common color is a lovely yellow/green/teal. Its crystal form is hexagonal and glassy in appearance. It has also been found in chatoyant form called “Asparagus Stone” in a yellow/green color.
Mohs Hardness of 5 with a hexagonal crystal structure.
When cut correctly, Apatite stones are bright with strong colors, transparent to opaque. It is rarely faceted though, due to its low rate on the Mohs scale. Apatite has been found as colorless, yellow, teal, blue, violet, and green hexagonal prisms and tabular crystals. Most often beads that are crafted from Apatite are the most brilliant teal coloring which resembles the sea, and is generally the most popular on the market.
Apatite is an abundant mineral found in many types of rock, but most gem quality material is associated in Pegmatites.
Said to enhance one’s insight, imagination, creativity, and learning abilities, which will in turn bestow increased self-confidence. Stimulating the intellect and promoting the realization that one’s strength of will comes not only from spiritual avenues, but must also be derived of love as well. When this realization comes about, one begins to feel negativity and aloofness dissolving away.
When applied with a spiritual discipline and meditation, Apatite creates a willingness to let go of people, objects, and situations that have become useless in one’s life. Apatite is said to assist in restoring a clearer thought process, which in turn increases a deeper state of meditation and reflection.
Continued use of Apatite enhances psychic abilities, balances the yin-yang energies, assists in the rising of Kundalini energy, openness to the higher self, and producing a spiritual state of unconditional love. When these attributes are developed, that is when Apatite becomes a “humanitarian” stone.
Physically, in general terms, Apatite was said to assist with bones, nail problems, arthritis, glands/organs, and balancing the nervous system.
Told to improve the body’s coordination by strengthening muscles and easing hypertension.
The dark blue and teal colors were used for weight loss by assisting in suppressing hunger, raising the metabolic rate, and improving a healthier lifestyle by encouraging better eating habits. The same results to have been achieved when worn, carried, or used as an elixir.
Using Apatite with other crystals was thought to facilitate quicker results with greater ease due to the fact that Apatite enhanced the other stones and built an additional “coming to results” energy for the sought result.
Candle Color: Deep Blue
Aqua blue Apatite helps one to connect to a very high level of spiritual guidance that is not easily attained. It is said to heal the heart as well as emotional disease, and can assist in letting go of things in life that are bothersome or no longer necessary.
For this purpose, one should hold a piece of Apatite and begin meditative state. Once the correct state is attained, visualize the person, problem or particular item, and begin to envision it being pushed or moved further and further away in whatever manner works best. Practice this meditation once each day for seven continuous days. At the end of the seven days, there will be a change of location or a better control of the emotions that once created a tie to the inappropriate or necessary person, problem, or item.
Zodiac Stone of: Gemini
Associations: Jupiter & Neptune/Water
Birthstone: Not a Traditional birthstone of any month
There are writings that tie the sign of Gemini to the gemstone Apatite. Others assign it to Aquarius. Some have said it is not associated to any Zodiac Sign. The majority of opinion favor the Gemini sign.
Dreaming of Apatite is a signal that something will occur psychically to alert one to a new cycle in life.
Being associated with the 5th, or Throat Chakra, Apatite helps facilitate public speaking skills and enhance communications with groups while opening the throat chakra. When placed on the 5th chakra, Apatite is known to produce a feeling of love, warmth, and harmony.
As it heals and stimulates the 5th chakra and the ‘kidney point’ for self-expression, and due to it’s mineral content, it is particularly beneficial for the functions of the small intestines. It helps to balance the physical, mental, emotional, and physical spiritual bodies to clear blockages or congestion from any of the chakras as well as healing the meridians.
Apatite is often used to stimulate memories of past lives by encouraging stronger intuition during meditation.