Apatite encourages us to be energetic, extrovert and lively, and instils motivation and drive.

Mineral Information

Origin: Worldwide

Mineral Species: Fluorapatite

Mineral Group: Phosphates

Chemical Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH)

Hardness: 5

Crystal System: Hexagonal

Colour: Various

Typical Appearance: Usually as short hexagonal prismatic crystals.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Gemini

Chakra Alignment: Depends on colour

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Greek απατείν ("apatein"), "to deceive" or "to be misleading", as Apatite was often confused with other minerals (e.g. Beryl, Milarite).

Additional Information

Apatite encourages us to be energetic, extroverted and lively, and instils motivation and drive. It eases sadness, irritability and anger, and engenders optimism as well as a feeling of community. It also supports further spiritual development via the heart, and brings out the best inner self. On a healing level, it aids the absorption of calcium and the formation and healing of bones and teeth, as well as alleviating pain. In addition, the following colours display additional attributes:


Blue Apatite

Origin: Notably Brazil

Colour: Pale to deep sky blue.

Chakra Alignment: Throat; Upper Heart

Facilitates communication on every level, and is especially good for opening to spiritual guidance. Stimulates energy and blood flow. Can be used to scan the body before treatment, and is also helpful in past-life work and regression.

Brown Apatite

Origin: Yates Mine, Otter Lake, Quebec.

Colour: Deep brown with green

Green Apatite

Origin: Notably Mexico, Morocco

Colour: Yellowish green to mid-green. 

Chakra Alignment: Heart, Upper Heart  

Heals the heart on an emotional level, and lifts the spirits. Expands the chest area and lungs, improves digestion and can help kidneys. Creates a comforting and nurturing protection in a column around the body.

Violet Apatite


Yellow Apatite


Origin: Notably Mexico, Morocco

Colour: Pale yellow to yellow-green.

Chakra Alignment: Solar Plexus

An extremely good eliminator of toxins, good for the kidneys, supports the immune system, and can be used in treatment of ME. Even stronger mood-lifting effect than other apatites, and encourages creativity.

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