Fluorite

General Properties of Fluorite: Grounding, healing, balancing

Fluorite

Color: The color of fluorite varies but is typically green, purple and yellow. It can be colorless, red, blue and black. It may be a single color or multicolored in bands. Transparent to translucent in color it is found in Canada, United States, Norway, Peru, China, South Africa, Thailand, Mexico, Poland, Hungary, England, Germany and Switzerland.

Element: Depending on the source fluorite has been associated with earth, air, water and fire.

Chakra: Sources site Solar plexus (3rd), Heart (4th), throat (5th) and third eye (6th)

Planetary: Mercury

Astrological: Capricorn, Pisces

Geology: Fluorite rates 4 on Mohs Scale of Hardness. It is a mineral composed of calcium and fluorine that crystalizes into cubes. It typically breaks into pieces with the shape of an octahedron (8 faces).

Physical Uses: Fluorite has been used to manufacture hydrofluoric acid, iron, steel and other metals, glass, ceramics, enamel ware and optical lenses. Ancient Egyptians carved fluorite into scarabs and statues. In the 1800s physicians recommended drinking powered fluorite in water to aid kidney disease. It is said to be good for blood vessels, the spleen and immune system. The stone has anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to soothe musculoskeletal issues such as arthritis, muscle pain and spasms. Place it near a computer or cell phone to absorb electromagnetic energy.

Spiritual Uses: Use fluorite to ground excessive energy, to cleanse the chakras and aura and to enhance meditation. Place on your altar or in your medicine bag to enhance the power of other stones. Hold or put on the 3rd eye to enhance intuition.

Mental Uses: Fluorite helps to focus the conscious mind and brings mental balance. Use as a tool when needing focus and concentration.

Emotional Uses: Soothes emotions and fosters emotional balance.

Sources:

Conway, D.J. Crystal Enchantments: A Complete Guide to Stones and Their Magical Properties

Cunningham, S. Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic

http://geology.com/minerals/fluorite.shtml

Hall, J. 101 Power Crystals

Lembo, M. A. The Essential Guide Crystals, Minerals, and Stones

Juniper Wyndfyre is a shaman/healer, Reiki Master, intuitive reader, soul guidance coach, laughter yoga leader and teacher living in New Mexico. She enjoys helping people heal, laugh and live the life of their dreams. All services are available long distance via phone or computer. To reach Juniper call 505-862-9343, email juniper@juniperhealingarts.net or visit her website www.juniperhealingarts.net

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