Chakra: Third Eye and Throat.
Crystal System: Hexagonal.
Color: Yellow, green, gray, blue, white, purple, brown, red-brown, violet.
Zodiac Sign: Gemini.
Appearance: opaque, sometimes transparent, glassy, hexagonal crystal, various sizes, often tumbled.
Rarity: Blue readily available, yellow rare.
Source: Mexico, Norway, Russia, United States, Canada.
Attributes: The name Apatite is derived from the Greek apatite, meaning "deceit," because it can be confused with gems such as Peridot and Beryl. The interface between consciousness and matter, Apatite is a stone of manifestation attuned to the future yet connects to past lives.
Apatite has inspirational properties. Promotes a humanitarian attitude, inclining toward service. It develops psychic gifts and spiritual attunement, deepens meditation, raises the kundalini, and aids communication and self-expression on all levels.
Psychologically: Apatite increases motivation and builds up energy reserves. It induces openness and social ease, encouraging extroversion, dissolving aloofness, and alienation. It draws negativity about oneself and others. It is helpful for hyperactive and autistic children. Stimulating creativity and the intellect, Apatite clears confusion and helps access information to be used personally and for the collective good. Apatite expands knowledge and truth and eases sorrow, apathy, and anger. It reduces irritability and overcomes emotional exhaustion. By releasing energy in the base, the chakra clears frustration and endorses passion without guilt.
Healing: Apatite heals bones and encourages the formation of new cells. It aids the absorption of calcium and helps cartilage, bones, teeth, and motor skills, and ameliorates arthritis, joint problems, and rickets. This stone suppresses hunger and raises metabolic rate, encouraging healthy eating; heals the glands, meridians, and organs; and overcomes hypertension. It balances the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies, and the chakras, eliminating overactivity and stimulating under-activity. Used with other crystals, Apatite facilitates results.
Position: Wear on the skin over the affected part, or place as appropriate.
Specific Colors: In addition to the generic attributes, the following colors have additional properties.
Blue Apatite: Connects to a very high level of spiritual guidance. It facilitates public speaking, enhances group communication, opens the throat chakra, and heals the heart and emotional disease.
Yellow Apatite: This is a great eliminator, especially of toxins. It activates the solar plexus and draws off stagnant energy. Yellow Apatite treats CFS, lethargy, and depression, and overcomes lack of concentration, inefficient learning, and poor digestion. It removes cellulite and treats the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and spleen. At an emotional level, it neutralizes store anger. Yellow Apatite elixir is an appetite suppressant.