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Fluorite

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Fluorite, a mineral that melts easily, derives its name from the Latin word "fluere" meaning "to flow" or "to flux" and refers to its use as a flux in the steel and aluminum smelting process.

The word "fluorescent" comes from the word Fluorite, as Fluorite crystals were some of the first fluorescent specimens to be studied.  Its fluorescence is thought to be due to Yttrium, Cerium or organic matter in the crystal structure.

Fluorite was originally known as Fluorospar or Fluor Spar and has been called "the most colorful mineral in the world" as its colors are many; the most common being purple, blue, green, yellow, pink or clear, but Fluorite is not uncommon to find specimens in white, red-orange, black, brown and every color and shade in between.

It is also not uncommon to find multi-colored Fluorite (sometimes called Rainbow Fluorite) that possess several different bands of color (called "zones") that intermingle, producing a more highly sought after variation of the stone.  One older locality that is the sole source of the well-known and well-loved banded purple-blue variety of Fluorite called "Blue John Fluorite" is found in Castleton in Derbyshire, England.  This area has been mined since ancient Roman times and is now depleted.  Other notable localities of Fluorite mines are found in Germany, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, China, Italy, and the United States.

According to folklore, Fluorite was once thought to be the "home of the rainbow" due to the crystal's wide range of colors which many times grow intermingled or side by side.

Throughout ancient history, Fluorite has been carved into statues, decorative art, amulets and talismans in many locales around the globe.

The early Egyptians were known to carve scarabs from the Fluorite stone along with using colorful specimens in many of their deity statues.

The Chinese have been carving Fluorite for over 300 years.

And, likened to Amethyst, the ancient Romans believed that a drinking vessel made of Fluorite would also prevent a person from getting drunk.

Roman scholar and naturalist, Pliny (known as "The Elder"), thought Fluorite a very precious stone, as was witnessed in the valuable vase Augustus took from Alexandria.

Six other vases of Fluorite were taken from Mithridates' treasures and brought to the temple of Jupiter.

In matters of health, in the 18th century, a mixture of water and powdered Fluorite was used to alleviate the symptoms of kidney disease.  Today Fluorite is most often used metaphysically to enhance and clarify thought processes, and also as a protection stone.

Fluorite belongs to the spar family, as all other family members, fluorite can be separated into flakes. According to folklore, it is the home of the rainbows.

Formerly called fluorspar, fluorite has limited use as a gemstone due to it's relatively soft demeanor, however the wide range of colors and the frequent incidence of more than one color in a singe specimen has made this an interesting stone and a wonderful display of colors when used as beads or other jewelry components.

Astrological : Scorpio, Aquarius, Capricorn and Pisces

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Fluorite helps to ground excessive energy, particularly mental, emotional and nervous energy.  It is a powerful healer, it affects all the chakras as well as mental attitudes.  It is excellent for use in cleansing the aura...it is known to ride the aura of cording (unwanted attached energy lines from other people).

Fluorite aids in channeling as well, excellent for connecting with the Akashic records for answer to your past lives.

Fluorite is particularly helpful in aiding inter-dimensional communications, particularly with Nature spirits, faeries, elves and other fae folk.

Fluorite is used with other stones to amplify their effects, especially if you are working towards spiritual wholeness and development, truth and peace.

Although usually translucent, fluorite comes in shades of white, brown, blue, yellow, purple, red, or colorless, and green fluorite is a valuable helper in grounding excess energies.

Rainbow : This variety of fluorite exhibits 3 distinct color rays, violet, green and blue.  Being that this gemstone is three colors, it will help you to heal on three levels; spiritual, emotional, and mental.  Whatever your issues are, Rainbow fluorite will help you to become mentally aware and then begin to help you work through the processes necessary for complete healing.

Purple : Aids ability to meditate, increases psychic development, brings spiritual peace and wholeness.  As we develop spiritually, we come to a place in our journey where we need to make a commitment; Fluorite will help you to decide if you are indeed ready to make this important commitment.  For some, purple fluorite will help them to begin channeling information that is crucial to further their spiritual development.  This stone is more than a ‘mental’ stone, it also radiates energy throughout the light body system. Physically, purple fluorite is helpful in promoting a state of health for the skin, bones and muscular system.

Green Fluorite can bring a cleansing, tidying, mint-like freshness of springtime and renewal to the charkas.  It can be used to help diminish mild trauma in the emotional body and to eliminate negativity within a room; the negative vibratory states being transmuted toward the light and love of the universe. It is about healing on all levels.  This stone allows us to mentally grasp our heart based issues and then begin to heal them.  Green is the color of growth and healing.  Use this stone as a bridge to allow personal growth to happen in your life.  It is very calming, but at the same time it gives us the courage needed to expand our ideas and awareness.

Blue Fluorite helps one to develop orderly, sequential thoughts.  It is also quite good for promoting record-keeping.  It produces a calm energy, which is non-directive; this enables one to both easily and competently direct the energies toward the appropriate medium.  It is an excellent energy for stimulating clear, concise, communicative skills, both with the physical reality and between this plane and other worlds.

Yellow Fluorite can be used to enhance creativity and to provide support with intellectual pursuits.  It is also beneficial in stabilizing group energy, promoting a cooperative connection between the members.  It enables one to recognize the connective structure of love among and between all that exists.

Yttrium Fluorite : Lavender, Yttrium Fluorite is an unusual, rare and beautiful form of purple Fluorite from Mexico.  It is unusual in the fact that it does not cleave as other varieties of Fluorite and is extremely dense.  Fluorite is known for being a mental body stone, but Yttrium is very different in the fact that it is attached to the physical world.  While this may seem an unusual property for a mentally orientated mineral, it does serve an important function. Many people are too mentally oriented, they are thinkers, philosophers and dreamers who lack the discipline or grounded-ness to bring their ideas into reality.  Yttrium Fluorite assists in grounding the ideas of these thinkers by manifesting those plans--making things happen. Another way the energies of this stone maybe utilized is by bringing down mental concepts to a level more readily understood by the average person.  Minerals such as Selenite give us access into higher wisdom, Calcite can bridge the gap between that reality and our own, but a mineral such as Yttrium Fluorite will bring that information down through the physical plane to a level more easily understood

Double Pyramid Fluorite : Aligns spirit with physical plane, inner with outer awareness, and 2 sides/brain; Crown Chakra, illuminating karmic lessons.

Clear and Purple : Colorless Fluorite has been used to stimulate the crown chakra and to clear and energize the aura.  It brings accordance between the intellect and the spiritual, assisting one in recognizing that which is not conducive to furthering the spiritual nature.  It has been used to align the charkas, to open the pathways between the universal energy and the physical body, and to facilitate transmittal of energy from other minerals during the healing state. Objectivity; clears the way for new things, uplifting, aura cleanse, 3rd eye, eyesight, sinuses; repels colds. Enhances other gems.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Fluorite may be used with other stones. It helps to open the way for the power of other stones to be effective. It can be used as a meditation stone to help energize the body and raise the power of concentration.

When placed directly on an affected area, fluorite gradually removes pain.  The direct application of the stone is also particularly helpful for ailments such as energy blockages, respiratory issues, suppurating wounds and skin diseases as well as arthritis.

Healers use it to help with ulcers as well as the respiratory tract by stimulating cell regeneration in these areas.

Fluorite boosts the immune system, stimulates the regeneration of cells, particularly in the skin and respiratory tract, and heals ulcers and wounds.  Fluorite strengthens bone tissue, and alleviates rheumatism, arthritis and spinal injuries.  It improves the discomfort of shingles and other nerve-related pain.

Fluorite is useful to dissipate the states associated with colds, flu, staph and strep infections, infectious cankers, herpes, ulcers, and similar infections.  It has been used in the treatment of violent and/or highly infective dis-ease, as well as by others who are working with those affected in order to provide protection from the affectation.  It has been used in the treatment of tumors - at the beginning stages of their growth. Fluorite can be used in the treatment of both the structure of the bone and the composition and formation of the cells.  Fluorite has been used to assist in the prevention of RNA/DNA damage and can be used to repair the same.

Blue Fluorite can be used in the treatment of eye problems, blocked tear ducts, inflammation, and disorders of the inner nasal passages, inner ear, throat and speech.

Colorless Fluorite has been used to clear the eyes, to eliminate obstructions from the area of the iris and pupil, and to stimulate improvement in sight.

Green Fluorite can be used extensively in the treatment of disorders of the stomach; it acts to circulate a soothing energy throughout the intestional tract.  It also helps to ease discomforts of colitis, heartburn, sore throat and similar maladies.

Purple Fluorite assists quite well in disorders associated with the bone and bone marrow, expediting suitable balancing within the body, bone, and cellular structures.  It is excellent in helping to prepare the physical, emotional, intellectual, and/or spiritual realms of ones being for healing.

Yellow Fluorite has been used in the treatment of unbalanced cholesterol, disorders of the liver, and mental discontinuity, and to assist in the release of toxins from the fatty deposits within the body.

Fluorite may require regular cleansing and is best recharged by wind or water, preferably outside on a clear breezy day or in a clear running stream or brook.

Fluorite rough and facet stone