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Fluorite Stone Meaning

Translucent purple banded Fluorite Heart and white Snow Quartz Heart outstretched in hands of two sisters at Satin Crystals BoutiqueFluorite is ready for you! This colorful crystal catches your attention and focuses your goals.

Get ready to learn all about Fluorite crystals, from geological facts to metaphysical healing properties. Watch the video and read up on this fascinating stone. 

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Watch the Fluorite Meaning Video for an overview of this colorful crystal. We look at Fluorite's vast properties and answer your top 5 questions. 

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Can you benefit from Fluorite?

If you can relate to or if you aspire to any of the following, Fluorite can benefit you:

  • You feel scatter-brained

  • You have deadlines to meet

  • You want a concentration stone for manifestation

  • You are mesmerized by Fluorite's colors and patterns

  • You want to calm your nerves

  • You have a vision but don't know where to start
hand holding raw fluorite stone

What is Fluorite?

Fluorite is a clear, semi-precious gemstone that gets its colors from mineral inclusions and irradiation. It is known as one of the most colorful minerals in the world found in green, purple, blue, yellow, clear, and more rarely black, pink, white, brown, and red. 

The name Fluorite comes from the Latin word fluere meaning "to flow" because Fluorite makes a great flux for iron and steel making.

woman holding purple fluorite heart

What are the metaphysical properties of Fluorite?

Also known as the Genius Stone, Fluorite is all about focus and concentration. It organizes your mind so that you can quickly absorb new information. It is a popular crystal among students, workers, and athletes.



Here are some of Fluorite's most popular healing properties: 

  • Fluorite improves balance and coordination

  • Fluorite allows you to focus and concentrate on your goals

  • Fluorite helps to calm the nerves and relieve anxiety

  • Fluorite reorganizes your thoughts to align your spiritual path

  • Fluorite opens the mind to see the big picture

woman lying in crystal heart layout

How do you use Fluorite in healing?

Here are some ideas on how you can use your Fluorite stones for both energy healing and practical matters: 

  • Rub smooth Fluorite stones in each hand to release anxiety

  • Place a Fluorite pyramid or tower on your desk to focus on tasks with deadlines

  • Wear Fluorite when going into social situations that make you nervous

  • Place purple or blue Fluorite at the Third Eye chakra to focus your thoughts and align to your Higher Self

  • Hold a Fluorite sphere to realign your physical, mental, and emotional bodies, especially after astral travels

  • Create a grid with Fluorite tumbled stones around your desk to help you focus

  • Wear Fluorite jewelry to dissolve social anxiety

  • Work with Fluorite eggs when you are feeling anxious about upcoming changes

  • Wear Fluorite earrings for a balance of left and right brain

  • Spray a Fluorite gem elixir in your space to calm the energy

  • Use Green Fluorite to release emotional trauma at the Heart chakra

  • Place Rainbow or Yellow Fluorite in your space if you are focused on creative endeavors

  • Place Fluorite on your nightstand for a peaceful sleep

  • Lie in a crystal layout with Fluorite stones of the corresponding chakra colors to open and balance your chakras

  • Gift Fluorite hearts to vibrate with your loved ones on the same spiritual plane

  • Work with a Fluorite skull when channeling ancestors or doing past life regressions

  • Surround your space with Fluorite guardian animals to gain the animals' beneficial qualities

  • Use a Fluorite Hexagon for gazing into your subconscious mind
woman holding fluorite egg at third eye chakra

What chakra is Fluorite?

Fluorite is an excellent crystal to balance all of your chakras because it comes in so many colors.

When matching Fluorite colors to your chakras, you can use the following guide: 

  • White Fluorite is associated with the Crown chakra

  • Purple Fluorite is associated with the Third Eye chakra

  • Blue Fluorite is associated with the Throat chakra

  • Green Fluorite is associated with the Heart chakra

  • Yellow Fluorite is associated with the Solar Plexus chakra

  • Orange Fluorite is associated with the Sacral chakra

  • Brown Fluorite is associated with the Root chakra

To learn more about crystals and your 7 chakras, visit the Chakra Guide

woman meditating with fluorite sphere and tower

Sheila's personal experience with Fluorite

My friend texted me the other day asking me what she should do if the opposing candidate won the presidential election. This was obviously before the election results, but I had the same advice for her then as I do now: stay focused on the positive.

Sometimes it's hard for us to stay on track in our chaotic minds, which is why I like to use a physical reminder by implementing healing crystals for the task.

Why not stay focused with Fluorite? Fluorite is a translucent stone most often found in bands of purple, green and yellow but can show up in deep blues, whites, and browns. It is polished into all kinds of shapes for crystal healing.

For focus at work, I tell people to place a Fluorite pyramid on their desks.

For a focus on studies, I recommend a Fluorite tower near your books.

For a focus on confidence, I suggest Fluorite worry stone slabs which can be used in stressful times in the palm of your hands.

Fluorite's focused energies really hit home with me once I got into archery. I have never had an interest in a game of concentration before, but somehow this sport got me! Focus really allows me to excel in the shooting range.

Some people like to focus their energies on meditation, balance poses, or the injustices of the world. I like to focus my energy on the bulls-eye. Dropping the chatter from my head and allowing me to be centered and in line with Fluorite's energies, I tell as soon as I let go of my arrow if my mind has wandered too far from the center.


Lisa's personal experience with Fluorite

I have recommended many a scatter-brain to use Fluorite on their desks to help focus on their tasks at hand. Luckily, I don't have this problem and am able to focus once I break into work mode. Nevertheless, I am drawn to the translucent rainbow colors of Fluorite, especially the darker ones like the striped purple Fluorite heart as pictured above!

For me, holding Fluorite is like an electrical charge of alignment, readying my thoughts to point in the same direction.

Wearing Rainbow Fluorite jewelry adds that much-needed array of shiny colors to my wardrobe. Do you need some color in your life?

woman holding two fluorite spheres

How do you care for Fluorite?

Fluorite is a very soft stone. Only a 4 out of 10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. Fluorite should always be handled with great care because of its fragility. It easily breaks, chips, and scratches. 

Fluorite is not a crystal that should be cleaned in water. A quick rinse or spot cleaning with a damp cloth should be okay, but to be safe, use a dry cloth or duster. Do not soak your Fluorite in water as it will become more brittle. Use the indirect method when making a Fluorite gem elixir

If you are looking to metaphysically cleanse, charge, and program crystals, visit our Crystal Care guide. 


Does Fluorite break and scratch easily? 

Yes, Fluorite breaks and scratches easily. It is one of the easiest stones to damage because it is soft and brittle. Fluorite also has a lot of internal fracture points, especially where the color changes within the stone. These weak structural points are susceptible to breakage. 

It is normal to see dings and chips on polished Fluorite crystals and jewelry. 

Find out what you can do with your wounded Fluorite stones in Broken Crystal Meanings.

Is Fluorite safe?

Fluorite crystals that we use in healing and decor are safe. The strong bonds of Fluorite and Calcium ions are stable. 

However, if you heat your Fluorite crystal or treat it with chemicals,  it can become dangerous. Read more about the Fluorine Martyrs in Fascinating Fluorite.

three people holding up crystal hearts

Magical Fluorite Incantation

This is a message from Fluorite from Doreen Virtue and Judith Lukomski's book "Crystal Therapy":

"Standing in unity, we present ourselves to assist in your process of authentication. We carry gentle combinations of potent healing abilities that trigger meditative states, peeling back layers of personality and preparing  you for vision quests to meet your authentic self. We're frequently called upon during contemplation to initiate meetings with ascended masters and guides. Yet, we also provide clear thinking to keep day-to-day activities focused and moving smoothly, and we serve as personal trainers in healing to individuals interested in the art and practice of crystal therapy."



What does Fluorite mean in divination?

Drawing Fluorite during a gemstone divination session means: You are feeling scatter-brained. You don't know which direction to turn. 

Use Fluorite to find focus and concentrate on the goal at hand. Gaze into your Fluorite stones or meditate with Fluorite to reorganize your thoughts and gain clarity on your path ahead. 

three fluorite pyramids

Where should I put Fluorite in my home?

In the home, Fluorite can be kept in any room where you want to calm the energy. If your living room gets a lot of chaos and energy from your family, place Fluorite there. If it's the bedroom that has been a source of tension and bickering, place Fluorite there. 

For Feng Shui energy, place Fluorite in your "Knowledge and Growth" area. This is the lower-left corner of your space. Fluorite helps you concentrate on absorbing knowledge that will lead to growth on your path. 

For more on placing crystals, visit How to Clear & Fill the Home with Crystals

woman wearing fluorite bracelets

Is Fluorite good for jewelry?

Fluorite is not an ideal stone for jewelry because it scratches and breaks easily. However, you will find Fluorite in all kinds of jewelry formations. Because it is such an attractive gemstone, it can be found polished into rings, earrings, beaded necklaces, bracelets, and pendants. 

As long as you are aware that it is a sensitive stone, you can wear it with care for many years to come. 


Can I wear Fluorite every day?

You can wear Fluorite every day as long as you are aware that it will scratch easily. If your Fluorite is polished it could also lose its gloss with everyday wear. 

Your daily activities will determine if Fluorite is an everyday crystal for you. For example, if you are active with your hands, you may want to avoid a Fluorite bracelet or ring. If you like to exercise, you may want to avoid a Fluorite necklace or bracelet that is contacting the sweat on your skin. 

stainless steel knife scratching raw fluorite

How can you tell fake Fluorite?

Luckily there is not much fake Fluorite on the market. Fluorite is pretty abundant and relatively affordable compared to other gemstones.

The best way to determine if your Fluorite is real is to find a reputable seller who knows what they are selling you. If you do not have access to a reputable seller, here are some tips to follow to tell if your Fluorite is real: 

  • Real Fluorite is a 4 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. It is easily scratched by glass but will not be scratched by Calcite. 

  • Real Fluorite glows under ultraviolet light where other materials like glass may not. 

  • Real Fluorite will have inclusions, but never air bubbles like glass. 

  • Real Fluorite should feel heavier than plastic or glass. 

  • Real Fluorite should command a higher price than a fake. 


What is oiled Fluorite?

Oiled Fluorite refers to Fluorite that has been treated with oil. The oil fills in the cracks and crevices on the stone, making it more lustrous and appealing to the buyer.

Oiling of gemstones is done to enhance many gemstones like Emerald Quartz, and Tourmaline. 

hand holding fluorite slab

What are the mineral facts of Fluorite?

Fluorite has the composition CaF₂ consisting of Calcium and Fluoride; one atom of Calcium to two atoms of Fluorine. It is usually cubic in its natural formation. 

Surface Color: Purple, Yellow, Green, Clear, Blue, Brown, Pink

Streak Color (can vary from surface color, this is the color of the crystals’ powdered minerals): White

Group: Halide

Cleavage (where the crystal breaks off naturally to form a new face, parallel to its structure. This is a clean break and can cleave over and over again along the same face, retaining the crystals structure): Perfect 

Fracture: Splintery

Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)

Transparency: Translucent to Transparent 

Crystal System: Hexoctahedral

Crystal Habit: Cubic, Granular, Massive


What is Fluorite used for in everyday life?

Besides crystal healing and adornment, Fluorite is used in everyday life in steel manufacturing, ceramic processes, and chemical industries. It is one of the essential non-metallic minerals used in industrial work today. 

Roman miners found Fluorite in silver and lead ores and noticed that it reduced the melting temperatures during smelting (the process of extracting metal from its ores through heat and melting). It also combined itself with impurities durng the process so that they could remove the unwanted stuff all in one easy lump. 

Fluorite is called Fluorspar when it is processed and sold as a bulk material for everyday use. Seven million metric tons are mined every year and converted to hydrofluoric acid or used to smelt steel and aluminum. 

Natural high-quality Fluorite crystals were once used to make lenses. Today Fluorite is melted and combined with other materials to produce synthetic lenses for microscopes, telescopes, and cameras. 

man wearing fluorite bracelet

Where is Fluorite found?

Fluorite is found worldwide including in China, Mexico, the USA, South Africa, Mongolia, Russia, Brazil, and Spain. 

Is Fluoride the same as Fluorite?

Fluoride and Fluorite are not the same things. However, Fluorite does contain Fluoride (along with Calcium), so you can extract Fluoride from Fluorite. Fluorite can not exist without Fluoride, but Fluoride can exist without Fluorite. In other words, Fluoride is an ingredient found in your Fluorite just like it is in your toothpaste. 

Calcium Fluoride is an abundant, naturally occurring mineral found in all natural waters. Sodium Fluoride is extracted in a laboratory and processed for your common products like mouthwash and toothpaste.



Is Fluorine the same as Fluorite?

Fluorine is the gaseous form of Fluoride and Fluorite is the crystal form of Fluorine. Fluorine is an element that is very eager to bond with other chemicals, which makes it useful in many industries. 

faceted amethyst and faceted fluorite beads

Does Fluorite have Amethyst in it?

Fluorite does not have Amethyst in it. The purple variety of Fluorite can be confused for Amethyst. However, an easy scratch test will determine that Fluorite at a 4 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness is much softer than Amethyst at a 7. Amethyst will easily scratch Fluorite. 

If you have raw Fluorite and Amethyst, your Fluorite may be cubed whereas your Amethyst may be a hexagonal point. You will never find a cubed Amethyst nor a Fluorite in a crystal point. 

hand holding clear quartz and fluorite hexagon

What is the difference between Fluorite and Quartz?

Fluorite and Quartz are different minerals. However, you may get confused if you have similar colored stones, for example clear, white, yellow, or purple. 

However, an easy scratch test will determine that Fluorite at a 4 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness is much softer than Quartz at a 7. Quartz will easily scratch Fluorite. 

If you have raw Fluorite and Quartz, your Fluorite may be cubed whereas your Quartz may be a hexagonal point. You will never find a cubed Quartz nor a Fluorite in a crystal point. 

aquamarine and green fluorite tumbled stones

What is the difference between Fluorite and Aquamarine?

You may be confused between Blue or Green Fluorite and Aquamarine. To tell the two apart, an easy scratch tell will show you that Fluorite at a 4 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness is a much softer stone than Aquamarine at a 7.5. Aquamarine will easily scratch Fluorite. 

fluorite and optical calcite

How can you tell the difference between Fluorite and Calcite?

Besides being two different minerals, you can tell the difference between Fluorite and Calcite by their hardness. Fluorite is a harder stone at a 4 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness compared to Calcite which is a 3. Fluorite will scratch Calcite. 

If you have a cubed stone, it will be Fluorite. Calcite does not grow in cubic formation. 

What is Blue John?

Blue John, also called Derbyshire Spar and Derbyshire Blue John, is a rare Fluorite with bands of purple-blue and creamy yellow colors. It is only found in Derbyshire, UK, and is one of the pricier Fluorites. 


What is Yttrium Fluorite?

Yttrium Fluorite, also called Yttrofluorite, is a combination of Yttrium and Fluorite minerals growing together. Yttrium replaces some of the Calcium Ions found in Fluorite to form this stone. It is usually found in a creamy lavender color but can also be reddish-brown or gray. 

This stone does not form in crystal cubes like Fluorite. It is found in masses and grains and is usually from Mexico. It has a Mohs Scale of Hardness of 4 like Fluorite. 

hands wearing rainbow fluorite bracelets

What is Rainbow Fluorite?

Rainbow Fluorite is a translucent crystal prized for its multi-colored hues. It ranges in a blend of colors, including purple, blue, green. and yellow. 

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Do you love Fluorite?

What do you like about Fluorite? Is it one of your favorite stones? Have you used it for healing?

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