Apatite is a mineral that comes in various colours including green, blue, yellow, and purple. Because of the gem variations of Apatite, Apatite used to be frequently mistaken for other minerals. The name Apatite is derived from the Greek word ‘ἀπατάω (apatáō)’ which means deceive or deceptive. It is a fascinating stone to admire in its natural state and is a popular stone used in jewellery.
Element: Apatite is associated with the element of Wind.
Ayurvedic Dosha: Apatite is believed to balance all three doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Chakra: Apatite is said to be connected to the Throat Chakra, which is associated with communication, self-expression and creativity.
Zodiac Sign: Apatite is associated with the Zodiac Sign Gemini.
Affirmation: “I speak my truth with clarity and confidence”
Meanings and uses: Apatite is believed to help activate and balance the Throat Chakra, allowing for increased communication and self-expression. It is also believed to help one overcome writer’s block, and to increase motivation and creativity. In addition, it is said to have a grounding energy, helping to reduce stress and anxiety.
How to cleanse: Apatite can be cleansed regularly by placing it in a dish of sea salt, leaving it overnight and wiping it clean the next day. It can also be cleansed by holding it under running water, resting it under the full moon, under a new moon, burying it in soil or by smudging it with Sage.
Uses in history: Apatite was once a common source of phosphate for fertiliser, but phosphorites are now the predominant ingredient. The comparatively low hardness (5 Mohs) of Apatite restricts its usage as a gem in jewellery and its mainly used in as a gemstone in earrings, brooches and pendants (low contact jewellery). To avoid abrasion and its polish dulling, special care must be adhered to when Apatite is set in rings (high contact jewellery).
Country of origin: Apatite is found in many different countries around the world, including Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Russia, and Norway.
Mineral composition: Apatite is composed of a group of calcium phosphates (fluorapatite, chlorapatite, and hydroxylapatite) and it can be found in a variety of colours including green, blue, yellow, and purple.
In conclusion, Apatite is a mineral known for its metaphysical properties, specifically associated with the balance of the Throat Chakra, communication, self-expression, and creativity. Historically it was a common source of phosphate for fertiliser, it has been discovered in many countries around the world and it can be cleansed regularly through common cleansing methods.
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