Alternative Names: None
Origin: Poona, India
Mineral Species: Fluoro-,Natro-,Hydroxy-,apophyllite
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: (K,Na)Ca4Si8O20(F,OH).8H2O
Crystal System: Tetragonal
Colour: Colourless, pale green.
Typical Appearance: Typically as dipyramidal crystals in cavities in basalt.
Birthstone: Gemini and Libra
Chakra Alignment: Crown
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Greek for "away from" (ἀπό, apo) and "leaf" (φύλλον, phyllos), in allusion to the way it exfoliates upon heating.
Apophyllite is calming and tranquil, and encourages honesty to self and others. It is excellent in stressful situations, and for clearing negative thought patterns. It creates a conscious connection between the physical and the spiritual, and it acts as an excellent transmitter for vibrational energy, and so enhances healing work. When placed in a room, an apophyllite cluster makes an excellent space clearer.
A single natural pyramid of apophyllite can energetically clear a room. It is a wonderful transmitter of energy, and enhances vision and healing work - so much so that many Reiki practitioners refer to it as the "Reiki Stone".