Apophyllite is a Hydrated Potassium Calcium Sodium Silicate Fluoride Hydroxide
The classification of the crystal depends on the amount of the different minerals in the crystal. For example the Fluorapophyllite has higher levels of fluoride in its composition than Hydroxyapophyllite which has higher levels of Hydroxide than the others
Apophyllite is a group of three minerals;
Fluorapophyllite is by far the most abundant and colourful of the three and is usually what is referred to when a specimen is just labeled apophyllite
Hydroxyapophyllite is also relatively common, but specimens typically lack any colour.
Natroapophyllite which is quite rare and usually brown it is found at only a few localities.
These crystals can be found in India, USA, Brazil, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Mexico, Canada, Iceland, Norway, Germany and Japan.
Apophyllite has a high water content which makes it a very efficient conductor of energy. Its presence in a room enhances the energies as it is a powerful vibrational transmitter.
Apophyllite was discovered at the beginning of the 19th Century. According to the Gaia hypothesis, mother earth revealed this crystal so that its energies might counter the more materialistic attitudes arising out of the Victorian Industrial Revolution and colonisation, while at the same time encouraging the spirit of discovery.
Apophyllite"s structure is layered with alternating silicate sheets with the potassium, sodium, calcium, fluorine and water layers. Apophyllite occurs as white, clear, green, yellow, pink to red, violet and the rare brown of Natroapophyllite.
Apophyllite appears as cubic or pyramidal crystals that vary from translucent to opaque in single crystals or clusters.
Apophyllite specimens are found in ancient lava and basalt flows. The crystals grow in the solid cavities, called amygdules, vesicles, or geodes, formed by air bubbles when the rock was molten. Apophyllite is also found in the voids in limestones that surround intrusive rocks.
APOPHYLLITE and the chakras
Apophyllite activates the heart chakra and promotes a forthright heart, especially regarding decisions in matters of the heart. It absorbs and then transmits universal energy. This stone facilitates a meditative state. Apophyllite opens the heart to joy and love; heals heartbreak and heartache. It will heal a jaded heart and renew your joy in life. Apophyllite enhances your ability to receive all the good things in life, such as prosperity, friendship, love, relationships, abundance, marriage and children. Apophyllite stimulates the third eye and crown chakras, activating the higher mind and enhancing psychic abilities.
apophyllite and your physical health
Apophyllite is regarded as one of the best stones for Reiki healing. It facilitates taking the client into a deeper state of relaxation and receptiveness and at the same time removes the healer from the situation so that the movement of healing energy is more pure. Apophyllite works on the respiratory system and when held to the chest can stop asthma attacks. It neutralises allergies and promotes regeneration of the mucus membranes and the skin. Apophyllite is useful in healing matters of the spirit and in helping the spirit come to terms with being in a physical body.
Apophyllite is a regulator crystal, helping the heart to beat strongly and regularly and encouraging the body to function like a well-tuned engine. It brings mental clarity, improved memory and concentration and increased optimism. Apophyllite heals emotional and physical burnout and disappointment. Apophyllite supports those with low energy such as chronic fatigue syndrome and leukaemia.
Apophyllite can assist you in self-healing from degenerative disease or diseases of the tissues. It can help in detoxification of the body, especially from chemical pollution. It helps the body move into resonance with the electromagnetic field of the Earth
apophyllite and your feelings
Apophyllite releases suppressed emotions. It overcomes anxiety, worries and fears. It calms apprehension and allows uncertainty to be tolerated. Apophyllite is good for efficient organisation at home and work and so is helpful for planning any major life changes that will have long-term repercussions, whether buying a house, becoming pregnant; undertaking a major training course or entering a structured career path. It will help you to prioritise your responsibilities and to fine tune the details so that you are confident of success. It is an excellent stone for those who job share and for people returning to work after and absence.
Apophyllite heals grief and clears it from the body. It promotes inner peace and enhances the ability to accept and release loss and emotional pain. Aqua apophyllite helps you forgive yourself and be able to forgive others.
Apophyllite brings you joy in every aspect of living. This is a calming stone that promotes confidence and trust in life and living.
Apophyllite lends a sweet, hopeful and growing energy to your emotional body. This stone can help you overcome cynicism as you rediscover the childlike joy and wonder of simply being alive on Earth.
IMAGES OF APOPHYLLITE
APOPHYLLITE and the mind
Apophyllite promotes introspection into your own behaviour, and the correction of imbalances or flaws that are perceived. It abandons pretence and breaks down reserve. This is the stone of truth, bringing recognition of your true self and allowing that to be shown to the world. Apophyllite has a calming effect. It is an effective stress reducer, releasing mental blocks and negative thoughts. It has the effect of reducing desire. Apophyllite imbues universal love into analysis and the decision making process so that the mind becomes attuned with the spirit
APOPHYLLITE and the spirit
Apophyllite creates a conscious connection between the physical and the spiritual. During astral travel it keeps a strong connection with the physical body, allowing information to be transmitted from the spiritual plane to the physical. This spiritual stone enhances clear sight, stimulating intuition and enabling the future to be accessed. It is an excellent stone for scrying.
This stone calms and grounds the spirit. It has strong links with the spiritual realm, while at the same time allowing you to feel comfortable in your own body. It facilitates journeys out of the body and spiritual vision.
Apophyllite develops awareness that you are a spiritual person. It has been known to awaken you to the knowledge that the physical body is only temporary but the soul and spirit remains.
Apophyllite grounds, stabilises and aids a proper connection to the well of life and the Earth's core. It helps you ground to prepare for healing.
Apophyllite brings spiritual consciousness to your physical level of awareness and unifies and aligns the aura bodies. Clear apophyllite creates awareness of yourself as a spiritual being of far greater magnitude than the Earth plane only. This stone will bring your astral twin into the etheric level. It opens connections to your light body and over soul. Apophyllite heals soul fragmentation, helps in soul retrieval, promotes development and connection of full complement DNA. It fills your aura and aura bodies with light and joy.
Apophyllite activates the life force with great joy and excitement. It will bring you joy, eagerness and a zest for living your life to the fullest. This stone will help people who are not sure if they wish to remain on the physical plane. Red apophyllite promotes a connection to the Well of Life and the Fire of Life at the Earth's core. It will stabilise this incarnation and increase your will to live. Use apophyllite for deep meditation, astral projection, for improving clairvoyance through scrying, for past life recall, especially of old talents and languages, and for remembering your dreams.. Use it also for invoking pyramid healing energies and for work with angels, spirit guides and with power animals.
apophyllite harmonises well with....
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z