Apophyllite is classed as a mineral from the Phyllosilicate family. The meaning of the name comes from the Greek for ‘flake off’. Apophyllite is usually a white crystal but it can also come in shades of blue, green, yellow, and pink or even colourless. It is believed to calm the mind and be a cleanser of negative thoughts.
Calm the Mind & Raise your Vibration
Coming from the Greek word of ‘Apo’ and ‘Phyllon’, the Apophyllite crystal captures its name from its flaky like silicate texture and a touch that is as soft as snow. Despite the delicate sounding name, this crystal is spiritually strong and shot with incredibly high vibrations. It’s a soul star stone, a place where the masculine and feminine energies meet, and a crystal of divine white light that is ever ready to project you to places of astral travel and deep insight.
First discovered in the early 19th century by R.J Hauy, Apophyllite comes shot with different shades but is more often than not as white as the surging froth of a racing river. There is also the Green Apophyllite Stone which is the rarest of the family and holds notes of love, peace, and pure tranquillity. While the greener version of the stone is often found in the mines of India, Brazil, and Canada, Apophyllite has also been uncovered in Greenland, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic, Italy, Britain, Germany, and Australia. Mirrored Apophyllite was also used for centuries in the art of gazing, where the stone was passed down for generations as a mirror for the past so that a person could reflect on the magic and the mistakes of their elders and adapt their own choices accordingly.
In homage to its image of frozen water, Apophyllite also holds a high-water content which brings about its incredibly ability to conduct electricity. Ever charged with energy, you would think that Apophyllite was all about the buzz but in fact this crystal stays soft and serene and geared towards glorious gentle healing. To find out more about Apophyllite keep on reading.
Healing Properties of Apophyllite
A clear resonator that conducts electrical charge and connects to higher plains, Apophyllite is an incredibly spiritual stone. Ever a clearer of negative energy and tumbled emotion, this crystal immediately gets to work and removes blockages, making sure that your heart and your head stay clear and connected and ever ready to overcome those mired feelings of stress and anxiety. Channelling thoughts and feelings that surpass our simple borders, Apophyllite is also known for its ability to tap into hidden psychic powers. From clairvoyance and visions to linking spirit and truth, this stone has big things in store for those who are open to deepened spiritual practice.
Physical Healing Properties
We all know that the mind, the body, and the soul are intricately connected and all feed each other in health, wonder, and wellness. In the physical sense, Apophyllite ensures that the memory is sharp as a tack. Sometimes when we are overtaken by feelings of fear, anxiety, and the cobwebs of worry we aren’t able to hone our focus as much as we would like. As a stone of natural healing, Apophyllite relieves physical issues associated with stress by dramatically reducing the stress factor altogether. The Tibetans would also use this stone to help with breathing problems like asthma and allergies.
Mental & Emotional Healing Properties
Say farewell to those negative thought patterns that are no longer serving you as you embrace the laid-back vibes and mental clarity that comes with the Apophyllite Stone. Thanks to its high-water content, this stone reminds us that even when we feel stuck or frozen that there is always a flow sitting beneath the surface. By tapping into our inner wells we can turn on the tap and release that stored up energy, ever sending it in a sublime direction to where it needs to go. Apophyllite is all about becoming enlightened to ourselves and finding that mental clarity we need to move forward. It brings about actionable energy and asks us to leave our baggage behind so that we can finally fly free and high without the excess weight we have been clinging to.
Being an in-depth cleanser of negative energy, Apophyllite is here to connect you with your higher purpose and help you to travel further than you ever thought possible. It’s a stone that is linked to astral travel, connecting with angels, clairvoyance, physic visions, cosmic quests, and expanding your consciousness as far as it will go. To do this, Apophyllite connects first with the heart chakra so it is able to open you up for giving and receiving love with ease. Not just the love that the universe has to offer but self-love and trust in your own intuition and magic. Second, it connects to the third eye chakra, where our infinite wisdom sits. Thirdly, it connects to the crown chakra and gifts you the key so that you can unlock your own inner gate to the wider cosmic world.
For those born under the banner of the twin sign of Gemini, the Apophyllite Stone makes for an amazing match. Geminis are flighty and fun and ever inflow, but their twin side can also be sensitive and overanxious thanks to all that energy flying around. The Apophyllite Stone can balance things out, keeping Gemini’s away from those twisted turns of the anxious path and ensuring they stay cohesive and connected no matter what. As a counter-balancer for dual energies of the masculine and feminine, it also makes sense that Apophyllite would also connect with the twin sign. For those Gemini’s who need a little more grounding and tuning in, Apophyllite is an amazing addition to the pack.
Libras too can benefit from Apophyllite as it feeds directly into their love of balance and cuts down on their tendency for overanxious thinking too.
If you want to know which stone is best suited to your own zodiac sign then take a look at our guide for picking the right gemstone based on your astrological sign.
How to Use Apophyllite
If the idea of leaping to new levels is starting to shimmer in your soul then there are loads of ways you can welcome Apophyllite into your life. From Feng Shui style Apophyllite natural pyramids to gemstone Jewellery and even Apophyllite clusters, the trick is to find a piece and keep it close by so that it can keep chipping away at those blocks and leave you open and ready for radiant communion with the cosmos.
Home & Office
Welcome Apophyllite into your home and let its water-like energy and radiant white light reach every darkened corner. This stone is enchanting and soothing and makes an amazing addition to any altar. Whether you are playing with tarot, sitting in meditation, practising reiki, or taking a moment to reflect and connect – by bringing the powerful stone of Apophyllite in you are turning up the volume when it comes to spiritual vibe.
if you want to bring out even more cosmic energy and connection with the spirit guides from Apophyllite you can match it with Amethyst or Clear Quartz. Bring a sense of grounding and protection to your clear Apophyllite by matching it with Hematite.
How to Cleanse your Gemstone
As a soft and soulful stone, you want to make sure that your uplifting Apophyllite crystal is cleansed and charged so that it has an open channel for connecting with the higher realms. All crystals collect energy and this energy (just like a vacuum bag) needs to be dumped from time to time to make space for a new clean up to take place. You can cleanse your Apophyllite by smudging it with sage or any other sweet spiritual herb you love. This is the gentlest way to clean the flaky soft stone. If you want to discharge it in a quick and easy manner then you can also run it under a gentle stream of tepid clean water but make sure you don’t scrub and you pat it dry. To charge up your Apophyllite crystal simply place it in a slant of moonlight and let it soak up all that energy. You can also leave it in the presence of other crystal clusters to let them get to work on infusing it with even more spiritual grace.
Leap high into light and love as you welcome the sublime starry-eyed spiritual energy of the Apophyllite Stone. This is an amazing crystal choice for those who feel grounded and ready to start exploring their psychic gifts. When we say yes to the wider messages of the world we place ourselves in good stead for spiritual awakening, natural joy, and the chance to live outside the confines of our world. Find your purpose with this crystal meaning and nurture the courage to embrace who you truly are with the Apophyllite Stone.
Whichever healing crystal you choose, be sure to look after it with love, intention and all the light you can muster. This is to be your amulet, your talisman, and your soul's companion no matter what the world has to throw at you. Keep your crystal Jewellery cleansed and recharged, especially after particularly heavy moments in life. A simple rinse with warm soapy water can be enough to unclog trapped energy. If you want to keep your stones recharged and riding high in their fullest most fabulous power, leave them out in the moonlight, let them have a few minutes of sun, or even place in the rain so that nature can work its magic.
Whether single stone or wrist rattling with gemstone bracelets, bringing healing crystals into your life can be hugely rewarding. We all have work to do and we can all benefit from balancing out the emotional, spiritual and physical sides of our being so we can step out of the shadows and into the light of our most authentic selves.
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