Apatite, known for its use as an index mineral with a hardness of 5 in the Mohs Hardness Scale, is usually a shade of green or grey-green, but may also be white, brown, yellow, bluish, or red. These colors are often so vivid that apatite has frequently been cut as a gemstone; however, apatite is a brittle material. It breaks by both fracture and cleavage, but the cleavage is generally indistinct. These characteristics make it too fragile for use in most types of jewelry. As a gemstone, apatite is more popular with gem collectors than it is with jewelry buyers.

 

Healing Benefits

-Improves motivation
-Releases irritability
-Enhances communication
-Improves energy
-Helps ease pain
-Strengthens teeth
-Promotes cell function
-Allows more calcium absorption
-Beneficial to cartilage
-Helps with arthritis
-Helps with joint problems
-Suppresses appetite
-Aligns meridians
-Beneficial for hypertension

Magical Attributes

Chakra: Root and Third Eye

Zodiac: Gemini

Element: Water

Planet: Mercury

Birth Month Association: N/A

Deities: Jupiter

Mineral Information

Energy Vibration: 9

Hardness: 5

Crystal Structure: Hexagonal

Composition: Calcium Hydroxide Phosphate

Luster: Vitreous, Greasy

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