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What Is Blue Apatite?

What Is Blue Apatite?

Blue apatite is a spiritual stone which deeply cleanses the aura. Crystal healers believe the crystal can be used to access the Akashic records for past-life or alternate-life work.

As a dream stone, blue apatite is used to develop creative solutions to problems, seeing vertical vision, and achieving lucid dream states.

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The Physical Properties of Blue Apatite

Colour wise, apatite is usually green. But it can also be blue, yellow, brown, pink, purple, or colourless. Apatite crystals are also luminescent. And blue apatite glows a violet-blue to sky blue under ultraviolet light. The blueness of this crystal can be light, bright, or dark blue.

Apatite is a soft and brittle mineral that breaks by cleavage and fracture. Hexagonal apatite crystals form in hydrothermal veins and pegmatite pockets.

The History of Blue Apatite

Apatite was classified in 1786 by German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner, a teacher of mining and mineralogy at the Freiberg Mining Academy. The name came from the Greek word epstein which means to deceive or to be misleading. This is because apatite was often confused with beryl and peridot.

The mineral forms in different geologic conditions, but it is found in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. The most significant apatite deposits are in sedimentary rocks that occurred in seas and lakes (known as lacustrine environments).

In these deposits, phosphate-based materials like teeth, bones, and scales had accumulated and mineralized. These deposits can be rich enough in phosphorus to be mined and used as ingredients in fertilizers and other chemical products.

Apatite is found in Brazil, Canada, India, Madagascar, and Mexico. But blue apatite mainly comes from Brazil, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka.

To increase supply, laboratories have synthesized apatite in laboratories for agricultural, medical, and industrial uses. Some crystals are heat treated to enhance their colour, especially for blue and blue-green apatite varieties.

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The Lore of Blue Apatite

According to health folklore, blue apatite can stimulate cell growth and increase calcium absorption. It promotes the healing of bones and teeth, joints, and arthritis. It is also said to encourage cartilage repair and improve motor skills.

On a weight loss journey and trying to build healthy eating habits? Blue apatite is believed to help with managing hunger pangs and increasing metabolic rate. The crystal also helps heal glands and organs, as well as reduce hypertension.

Some people use blue apatite to relieve headaches and dizziness. Others associate it with improved eyesight and minimized eyestrain.

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The Metaphysical Properties of Blue Apatite

In addition to its healing potential, blue apatite is known as a stone of manifestation. It empowers you to face the future by expanding your knowledge and activating your psychic abilities.

It will enhance your intellect and even take you to deeper introspection. This is especially helpful if you're at a point in your life where you want to gain clarity in your career, love life, and the general direction of your life. Blue apatite will guide you through self-discovery and achieving personal freedom.

Blue apatite can increase the strength and frequency of lucid dreaming. This can be achieved by placing a crystal under your pillow. Blue apatite works by increasing your ability to see visions and interpret them, helping you get attuned to different realms.

It is said that blue apatite assists with astral projection. It even allows for vertical vision or the ability to see different levels of consciousness at once. Additionally, the crystal increases its user's awareness of past experiences. It will help you have a thorough understanding of karmic influences that have shaped your existing reality.

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Crystal Vaults. (2021, November 16). Blue Apatite Meanings and Uses. Retrieved May 27, 2022, from https://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/apatite-blue/

International Gem Society LLC. (2021, October 5). Apatite Value, Price, and Jewelry Information. International Gem Society. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from https://www.gemsociety.org/article/apatite-jewelry-and-gemstone-information/

King, H. M. (n.d.). Apatite: Its uses as a mineral and gemstone. Geology.Com. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from https://geology.com/minerals/apatite.shtmllacustrine. (n.d.). Oilfield Glossary. Retrieved May 27, 2022, from https://glossary.oilfield.slb.com/en/terms/l/lacustrine