Apatite, Blue - International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.atlantisinstitute.org/


Origin - the place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.

Apatite is a group of phosphate minerals that are associated with fluorapatite, chlorapatite and hydroxylapatite with high levels of a variety of ions within. The gem stones are found in pegmatites or other igneous formations.


It is found in fossils and other sediments where it forms as masses, nodules and crystals. It is found frequently in marine deposits which are mined for phosphorous to be used in fertilisers. It can also be found as an accessory gem in other mining areas.



All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Apatite crystals belong to the Hexagonal system.


History - the past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
The name Apatite derives from the Greek word apatao which meands to decieve or delude.


Its defined history dates back to the 18th Century and its major sources are located in Brazil, Burma and Mexico.



Specification - the act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.

Apatites have been created synthetically however the stones that are tumbled are fully natural and only enhanced through the tumbing, cutting and polishing methods.


The stone is columnar, thick tabular with an indistinct cleavage and a flourescence which varies. Colours range from no colour to a variety of pinks, yellows, green, violets and blue.



Varieties - a number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
There are many different varieties of Apatite, these include and are not limited to;


  • Apatite, Green
  • Apatite, Yellow



Apatite can sometimes be confused with other minerals including Calcites and Beryls.

Esoteric Attributes - a quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.


Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.


The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Apatite crystals.


Mental: Apatites are used to increase ambition and independence. It is an aid to happy thoughts and reduces the capacity to dwell on past troubles. It aids intellect and lucidity in the ability to find and understand the truth of situations.
Emotional: Apatites promote exuberance and extrovertedness in life. It provides the motivation to live life to the full without fear of guilt and helps overcome listlessness after over exertion.
Physical: Apatites give strength to the physical body by aiding the healing of fractures, osteoporosis, arthrosis and rickets. It is also a strong aid as a de-acidifier.


Crystal Chart - Apatite


Crystal: Apatite
Mineralogy: Blue Calcium Phosphate
Geometric form: Hexagonal
Formation: Primary
Family: Phosphate
Birthstone: Ayurvedic Birthstones - Agate is the stone associated with the month of May.


Astrology Birthstone (Zodiac) -Agate is associated with the astrological sign of Gemini (21st May to 20th June).

Appearance: Apatite has a vitreous lustre with an indistinct cleavage with varied flourescence. It is also known as a brittle stone.
Aura: Blue Apatite is known for its cleansing influence on the Aura and its vibratory levels are connected to paranormal or psychic perception.


Colour: Apatite colours range from no colour to a variety of pinks, yellows, green, violets and, particular to this stone; blue.
Chakra: Apatite is primarily associated with the Throat Chakra and also helps to balance the Chakras along with the Ying and Yang energies.




International Crystals - References and resources:


Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001


New Oxford American Dictionary