Alternative Names: Dimorphous with Calcite
Mineral Species: Aragonite
Mineral Group: Carbonates
Chemical Formula: CaCO3
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Colour: White to orange, orange brown, red brown.
Typical Appearance: Acicular crystals, also fibrous, columnar and stalactitic. Often as stellate or radiating aggregates.
Chakra Alignment: Crown; Root
Origin of Name & Mythology: Named in 1797 for the type locality, the village of Molina de Aragón, Spain, and not the province of Aragón, a mistake made by several later writers.
Aragonite crystal clusters often occur as radiating or 'stellate' groups, particularly those which are found in Morocco. Aragonite stabilises development on both a physical and spiritual level. Although the vibration is high, the effect is calming, especially in cases of oversensitivity. As such, it can be used to treat headaches by holding it to the Third Eye Chakra. On a healing level, it aids in the absorption of calcium and assists healing in bones. It teaches us flexibility and tolerance, something the world could definitely do with more of in the present climate.