Apophyllite: description, virtues and properties in lithotherapy
Apophyllite: description and etymology
L’Apophyllite is one secondary mineral rich in water composed offluorinated calcium hydrosilicate and potassium. A secondary mineral means a mineral from the alteration of a rock or another mineral.
It’s in 1806 only René Just Haüys the BaptistApophyllite", from the Greek word "Apophylliso""who fades away"), because it collapses when you heat it.
There is in reality three kinds of Apophyllites that it is difficult to differentiate without analysis: Fluorapophylitis: KCa4Si8O20(F,OH).8H2OH,Hydroxyapophyllite: KCa4Si8O20(OH,F).8H2O and Natroapophyllite: NaCa4Si8O20F.8H2O. The term Apophyllite is therefore used to designate these three varieties of Phyllosilicate.
Apophyllite is usually coupled with other minerals, including Stibite,Heulandite, Calcite and Quartz For example.
The main deposits are locatedIndia (Poona) Russia, Brazil and USA.
Characteristics of Apophyllite
Hardness on the scale of Mohs 4.5-5
Holiday homes : Hydrothermal, Post-volcanic
Colours : Colourless, green, reddish, blue, yellow
Eclat : vitreux, parlé
Sometimes you can confusing the colourless specimens with Rock crystal. To distinguish them, it is enough count the number of faces Pointes. The Rock Crystal is crystallized in Six faces while Apophyllite in only four faces.
Symbolism, properties and virtues of Apophyllite in lithotherapy
Named the ‘stone of mediums’, Apophyllite is used inlith therapyfor unlock the chakras and amplify positive thoughts and awareness. It represents link between the physical plane and the subtle plans.
The Indians, the Romans, the Egyptians and the Greeks used Apophyllite for the past promote healing. According to the testimonies, she stimulates memory and reflection promoting the circulation of energy and the astral journey. It would help to combat different forms of pollution and addiction.
Apophyllite is often associated with Stilbite (soft and calm) and to theHeulandite (consciousness and evolution).
It symbolizes the healing, serenity, Renewal andspiritual elevation.
Recharge and purification
Here is a table repertorianting the different recharging and purification methods minerals:click here
Before choosing, think about how to find out chemical composition and characteristics Your stones. Indeed, some of them, like Malachite,do not support contact with water for example.
Request safe methods such aslunar energy, one Cristal geode or even form waves.