Key Words: Cleansing, clearing, Heaven/Earth, spiritual connection
Chemical Formula:
KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O; NaCa4(Si8O20)F · 8H2O; KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
Colour:
White, colourless, pink, green, yellow

Birthstone: Secondary birthstone for Gemini and Libra

Chakra: Crown

Mineralogy: Apophyllite most frequently
occurs with zeolite minerals in basalt (and is mistakenly called a zeolite in
some books). It is found less often in cavities in granites, as well as in
metamorphic rocks and hydrothermal deposits. It was once considered to be a
single mineral, but is now divided into two species: fluorapophyllite, and
hydroxylapophyllite. Together these form a solid solution series, where at one
end fluorine predominates over oxygen and hydrogen, and the reverse occurs at
the other end. Apophyllite is widespread, and usually occurs in blocky
prismatic crystals that are white to greyish. The best material comes from
India, where colourless and green crystals are so gemmy they are sometimes
faceted for collectors.

History and Tradition: From the Greek for
“away from” (ἀπό, apo) and “leaf” (φύλλον, phyllos), in
allusion to the way it exfoliates upon heating. There are no traditions
associated with this mineral

General Healing Properties:

Apophyllite
is calming and tranquil, and encourages honesty and honest self-reflection. It
can relieve stress, and is helpful for clearing negative thought patterns. In
its clear version it reflects out a great deal of light, and aligns strongly
with the Upper Crown, rather than the Crown Chakra, creating a conscious
connection between the physical and the spiritual, and aiding connection and
communication with the highest of energies and with the Angelic realm. It acts
as an excellent energy transmitter, and so enhances healing work. When placed
in a room, an apophyllite cluster makes a wonderful space clearer, although
some may find the energy too powerful. It is most often associated with the
Crown and Upper Crown Chakras, but also has a strong heart connection.
According to Melody, apophyllite essence brings light and love back into the
heart, so lightens the load, reminds us of happiness and compassion, and makes
it easier to carry on with our life purpose.