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Nature of Material: apatite (AP-uh-tite) is a mineral group; hexagonal crystal system; chemical composition Ca5(PO4) 3(F, OH, CI); Most gem specimens are the Fluorine-rich type

Appearance: Transparent to translucent. Yellow, green, violet, purple, blue, pink, brown, colorless

Phenomena: chatoyancy
Variety and Trade Names
Cat’s-eye apatite – semi-transparent to translucent, usually green or yellow body color, with chatoyancy Asparagus stone - green

Typical Size Range: usually 1 to 20 ct
Typical Cutting Styles: faceted; Cabochon for cat's-eyes
Optic Character: DR, uniaxial negative
Refractive Index: 1.634 - 1.638 (+.012, -.006)
Birefringence: .002 to .008
Dispersion: .013
Specific Gravity: 3.18 (±.05)
Polish Luster: vitreous
Fracture: conchoidal to uneven
Luster: vitreous
Cleavage: imperfect, two directions
Hardness: 5
Toughness: fair

Availability: scarce
Public Recognition: unfamiliar
Major Sources: Brazil, Burma, Mexico
Others: Canada, Czechoslovakia, Germany, India, Madagascar, Mozambique, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, US
Recommended Disclosures: Avoid heat.
The Meaning Of Apatite

APATITE - The Stone of Acceptance.

Hardness: 3.5 - 4
Vibrates to the number 9

Astrological: Gemini Bright sea-green Apatite is regarded as a gem for collectors as well as for jewelry makers. Its name comes from the Greek word for "deceit" since it's so often mistaken for such stones as beryl, topaz and tourmaline. The green variety is sometimes called asparagus-stone.

Metaphysical Properties: Apatite has been associated with appetite suppression for centuries. It is associated with weight, acceptance, and balance, healing, and helping us to see the truth about ourselves.
Wearing it contributes to an unconditional acceptance of circumstances and people. Many believe it to be so potent that even a small piece worn continually has great power. Particularity useful in helping to discern the truth within - the truths about ourselves. Apatite relates to service and the development of humanitarian pursuits. Is attuned to healing, communicating, balancing, and teaching. Apatite enhances creativity. It awakens the finer, inner self. Also helps in over activity, under activity, blockages, and congestions in any of the chakras. Combine with: Rose Quartz for its power to draw and give Unconditional Love Clear Quartz for its Wisdom and insightful guidance in what needs to change in ourselves and in our life. Aquamarine for the courage to make those changes Black Onyx for Protection against being affected by other peoples negative judgment of you Use Sterling Silver for its properties as "Mirror of the Soul" to help us to see ourselves as we truly are. IF that scares you, then you do not know who you are! You are NOT dark, guilty, unlovable, or unacceptable in any way. You are a loving, spiritual being of Light who is doing the best you are able to do today. (But definitely add some ROSE QUARTZ and RHODONITE to your affirmation jewelry or bookmark.....)
Colors: Electric blue, blue green, turquoise General Gemstone Details Apatite comes in many forms and colors, and is easily confused with half a dozen other minerals. Found in transparent, translucent, and opaque forms. 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. Named for the Greek word meaning 'deception', apatite imitates in it's chemical composition many other stones.

Scientific Properties: Moh’s Hardness of 5 with a hexagonal crystal structure. When cut correctly apatite stones are bright with strong colors, transparent to opaque, apatite occurs as colorless, yellow, teal, blue, violet or green hexagonal prisms or tabular crystals. Most often beads are the most brilliant teal coloring which resembles the Caribbean sea. Apatite is an abundant mineral found in many types of rock, but most gem quality material is associated pegmatite’s.

Mystical 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. 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 disease.

Healing Properties:  Physically apatite may assist with nail problems, allergies, arthritis, bones, muscles, nervous system. Apatite is said to be useful to help improve one's coordination and to strengthen muscles, and to help suppress hunger and ease hypertension. Using apatite is said to facilitate the desired results more quickly when working in conjunction with other minerals as well to enhance the goal. Transparent dark blue, teal, yellow, clear are helpful in weight loss, by suppressing hunger, raising the metabolic rate and encouraging healthier eating habits. It heals the glands, meridians and organs, and overcomes hypertension. It balances the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies as well as the chakras. Used with other crystals, apatite will facilitate the results. Blue and purple are used especially to heal and stimulate throat (5th) Chakra and kidney point for self-expression. Due to it's high mineral content, it's is particularly beneficial on the functions of the small intestines.

Associations: Jupiter, Neptune Not a Traditional Birthstone for any Month Some write that apatite is a stone of Gemini, others say it is assigned to Aquarius. To dream of apatite means something will psychically occur that will alert you to the beginning of a new cycle in your life.

Chakra Classification: Apatite is primarily related to the 5th Throat Chakra. When placed on the throat chakra, this stone produces a feeling of warmth and harmony, and will help in overcoming problems. Apatite encourages intuition during meditation and can stimulate memories of past lives.


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