Apatite comes in many forms and colors, and is easily confused with half a dozen other minerals. It's found in transparent, translucent, and opaque forms. It varies in color from white to brown to green to yellow and even violet. Crystal form is hexagonal and glassy in appearance. Most commonly confused with Fluorite and Aquamarine.
Metaphysical/Healing Properties: Apatite is said to enhance one's insight, learning abilities and imagination, and to give increased self-confidence. It also is said to help achieve deeper states of meditation, and helps to restore clear thoughts. Continued use of apatite is told to produce a spiritual state of unconditional love. Apatite creates a willingness to let go of useless aspects of life, people and objects, at it enhances psychic abilities and creativity.
Apatite is very useful when you are having difficulty letting go of someone or something that no longer is good for you or has a place in your life, use it while you meditate upon that issue.
Psychologically, Apatite increases motivation. It draws off negativity about oneself and others. It is helpful for hyperactivity and autism in children. Apatite enhances creativity and the intellect. It clears confusion and frustration, reducing irritability and awakening the inner self. Apatite expands knowledge and truth and eases sorrow, apathy, and anger.
Physically, Apatite aids in the absorption of calcium, helping cartilage, bones and teeth; healing bones and encouraging the formation of new cells. It improves arthritis and joint problems. Apatite can successfully help in suppressing hunger and raising the metabolic rate, encouraging healthy eating. It heals the glands, meridians, organs and overcomes hypertension.
In addition to the generic healing properties of Apatite, specific colours have additional attributes: Blue Apatite connects to a very high level of spiritual guidance, that is not often reached. Being associated with the throat chakra, it facilitates public speaking, enhances group communication, and opens the throat chakra. It will heal the heart, and emotional dis-ease.
Yellow Apatite activates the solar plexus chakra. It is a great eliminator of toxins and draws off stagnant energy. Yellow Apatite treats depression and lethargy and can overcome a lack of concentration and inefficient learning. It aids poor digestion and helps to remove cellulite, treats the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen. Emotionally, it neutralises stored anger.
Care & Cleaning
This stone is fragile and very sensitive to chemicals, abrasives, heat, acids, and ammonia. Never use a steamer, hot water or ultrasonic cleaners with this gemstone. Use mild soap and room temperature tap water with a soft cloth so you do not scratch the surface or diminish the luster of the gemstone.
**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. f.Inguz does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.
Information sources: The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, 2003 Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham, 2002 Love Is in the Earth: A Kaleidoscope of Crystals by A. Melody, 1991 Healing Crystals: The A - Z Guide to 430 Gemstones by Michael Gienger, 1997 Charms of Light: Healing with Energy, Light and Love by Caryl Haxworth Shimmerlings Firemountain Gems