Alternative Names: Dimorphous with Calcite

Mineral Information

Origin: Morocco

Mineral Species: Aragonite

Mineral Group: Carbonates

Chemical Formula: CaCO3

Hardness: 3

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.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Capricorn

Chakra Alignment: Crown; Root

Element: None

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.

Additional Information

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.

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