Aragonite in lithotherapy (description and properties)
The composition and characteristics of Aragonite
L'Aragonite is a calcium carbonate with the chemical formula CaCO3. It is a polymorph of Calcite.
Its crystals in elongated orthorhombic prisms usually form in aggregates in sedimentary deposits and basalts.
Its hardness is 3.5 to 4 on the Mohs scale and its density varies from 2.9 to 3.
Where is Aragonite found?
Aragonite takes its name from the province ofAragon in Spain where it was discovered in the 1700s.
Aragonite can be found all over the world but the main deposits are in Morocco, Spain and the United States.
What are the virtues and properties of Aragonite in lithotherapy?
It is appreciated in lithotherapy for its calming and soothing properties. Aragonite is a stone thatanchors us to the earth, purifying and rebalancing our energies
According to the beliefs, it would contribute in particular to relieve the pains bound to bones(skeleton, teeth) and would support a repairing sleep.
Chakras, signs of the zodiac and symbols associated with the Aragonite
Aragonite would have a beneficial action on most of the Chakras(root chakra, heart, throat and third eye).
In Astrology it is particularly suitable for the signs of the Lion, the Capricorn, Geminis, the Pisces, the Virgin and the Taurus.
It symbolizes peace, patience and tolerance.
Recharging and purification
Here is a table listing the different methods of recharging and purifying minerals click here
Before choosing, think to inform you well on the chemical composition and the characteristics of your stones. Indeed, some of them do not support the contact with water, salt or the sun for example.
Favour risk-free methods such aslunar energy, a crystal geode or shape waves.