Green Apatite Meanings and Uses
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The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties,
Legendary Uses and Meaning
Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Green Apatite
Apatite is a dual-action stone, known for its positive use of personal power to achieve goals. It clears away confusion, apathy or negativity, then, stimulates the intellect to expand knowledge and truth, which may be used for personal growth or for the collective good. It is a Stone of Manifestation, promoting a humanitarian outlook and service to others. [Raphaell, 163][Melody, 126][Hall, 62]
Green Apatite is a connection crystal of the heart. It communicates wisdom of the mind with the emotion of the heart, balancing one to the other, and is helpful in overcoming difficulties when bringing one's vision to reality. Green Apatite stimulates the flow of energy on the physical plane and can be used as an abundance stone, for spiritual and financial manifestation, as well as connecting with the electromagnetic field of the planet. It allows one to replenish energy for the physical heart and to channel healing energies back to the Earth. [Simmons, 42][Ahsian, 42-43]
Green Apatite may be green, yellow-green, or sea-green tinged with blue. The name Apatite is derived from a Greek word meaning "to deceive" because the variety of colors and formations in which this stone occurs makes it easy to mistake for other minerals. It may be yellow, blue, green, brown, gray or colorless, but the Apatite stones used for metaphysical purposes are primarily higher-quality crystal pieces in blue, green and gold. [Simmons, 41]
Apatite is the stone associated with animal conservation, because it is composed of the mineral phosphate that makes up the teeth and bones of all vertebrate animals, as well as their horns, antlers or tusks. Green Apatite is called "bones of the Earth" and is one of the best crystals used to heal the earth. [Eason, 230, 251]
Green Apatite Uses and Purposes - Overview
Apatite enhances creativity and awakens the finer, inner self. It is a stone of the future and brings knowledge to those attuned to it. It may be used as an interface point between consciousness and matter to translate our humanitarian aspirations into healing, information, communication and teaching. [Melody, 126]
Green Apatite encourages good eye-hand coordination in children, and when carried or worn, especially as earrings, makes adults less clumsy. [Eason, 251]
A great stone for healers, Green Apatite assists the practitioner by maintaining a positive, clear energy field and a heart-centered focus. [Ahsian, 42]
Green Apatite helps combat listlessness and promotes a lively, sociable attitude. [Gienger, 15] Use Green Apatite near a computer or printer when sending out invitations for a social event, or for a local gathering over an environmental issue. [Eason, 251]
In the workplace, Green Apatite may re-awaken an enthusiasm for a personal long-term project. It may also refocus co-workers who spend too much time on non-work emailing or phone calls. [Eason, 251]
Green Apatite is reputed to increase psychic and telepathic communications with animals and birds, especially pets and local wildlife. It is also beneficial in animal healing. [Eason, 251]
Green Apatite Healing Therapies - Overview
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Green Apatite Physical Healing Energy
Green Apatite encourages the formation of new cells and aids in the absorption of calcium. It helps heal bones and teeth, repairs cartilage, and may help alleviate growth problems in children. [Eason, 251][Gienger, 15]
Green Apatite is associated with healthy eating, and tempers yo-yo dieting and binge eating followed by bulimia. It is generally supportive in healing all glands, meridians, and organs, and reduces hypertension. [Hall, 63][Eason, 251]
Green Apatite stimulates the heart and is beneficial in recovery from heart attack, heart surgery, or other heart disease, especially if those illnesses are based in stress or habits driven by scarcity-mindedness. [Ahsian, 43]
Green Apatite Emotional Healing Energy
Green Apatite has an uplifting energy that brings vitality and freshness after long illnesses, adversity, or emotional pain. It stimulates hope and renewed courage. [Ahsian, 42]
Green Apatite helps overcome self-consciousness and alienation, and promotes openness and social ease. It is beneficial in easing sorrow and anger, heartbreak in love, and the inability to move on from a relationship that did not last or develop. [Eason, 251]
Green Apatite provides over-all healing properties, and enhances the effects of other crystals. It is an excellent central stone in a healing crystal layout, or as the Heart Chakra crystal in a full chakra crystal healing. [Eason, 251]
Apatite helps eliminate over-activity, under-activity, blockages and congestion in all of the chakras. It is excellent for balancing yin-yang, and for raising kundalini energy. [Melody, 126] Green Apatite stimulates the Heart Chakra.
The Heart Chakra is located near the center of the breastbone. It regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment. When the heart chakra is out of balance you may feel either controlling or controlled in a relationship, and become critical of the little foibles of others. You may well find yourself having inappropriately strong emotional responses to everyday external stimuli. Green crystal energy is used to resolve blockages and to re-balance the heart chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.
Green Apatite Spiritual Energy
Green Apatite can awaken heart knowledge, allowing one to understand the emotional nature and karmic basis for one's current experiences, and to release and heal old patterns with roots in other lifetimes. It is a joyful stone, encouraging a general sense of emotional well-being, and letting go of illness and disease to embrace the hope of vibrant good health, energy and happiness. [Ahsian, 43]
Apatite is an aid to stimulating clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and awareness of the devic worlds. It can provide connection to UFOs, and access to past-life insights and telepathy. [Melody, 126]
Green Apatite is a "growth crystal" - a powerful conduit of the earth's Life Force of birth, development, and creation, and of the power of nature's constant renewal. It is a potent aid in nurturing, whether of fledgling family relationships or a new business venture. Green Apatite is perfect for keeping a venture on course, a project on schedule, and life on track. Lighter Green crystals promote spiritual growth and renewed commitment to a higher purpose. Those of a darker hue are talismans of physical growth and strength, and safety in travel.
Yellow-green or Olive Apatite combines the green rays of growth with the yellow rays of pure sunshine, a crystal of development, strength and maturity. It enhances our receptiveness to new meanings and ideas, and lights the path to wisdom and understanding. It is a talisman of the search for knowledge and enlightenment. In lighter shades, Olive Apatite provides the perseverance needed in our quest for understanding the natural universe, efforts that require deep concentration, determination, and endurance for mental challenges. In deeper tones, Olive Apatite is a "Study Stone," aiding us in the long quest for a higher state of understanding or awareness. It is excellent for achieving goals that need deep constancy and long-term purpose; not wild, exuberant growth, but the slow, steady development and deep caring of a life's calling.
With spiritual discipline, Apatite encourages the development of deeper states of meditation and reflection. It provides an inner clarity, peace, and oneness with the higher-self. Used with other crystals, Apatite facilitates end results with greater ease. [Melody, 126]
he Divinatory meaning of Green Apatite: Open yourself to new friendships and connections to regain your old love of life. [Eason, 251]
If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, an Apatite of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.
|Date||Crystal Color||Name of Guardian Angel|
|April 15-20||Lt. Olive||Lelahel|
|July 7-11||Lt. Green||Ieiaeil (Jejalel)|
|September 8-12||Dk. Green||Lehahiah|
|September 24-28||Lt. Olive||Anael|
|December 27-31||Dk. Green||Poiel (Polial)|
There are other Angels that are partial to Green Apatite. The table below gives you the information about them.
|Purpose||Crystal Color||Name of Angel|
|Raphael is known as the Glory Angel; Tree of Life, the Angel of Wednesday, the Ruler of Mercury. He is also the Master of Tarot Card 0 “The Fool” and the 1st Tarot Card “The Magician”. Raphael also Heals Illness and is the Ruler of The west wind. He is the Angel of Compassion, Knowledge, Progress, Repentance, and Love.||Dk. Green||Raphael|
|Master of the 11th Tarot Card “Justice”.||Dk. Green||Chadaqiel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates Sept.8-12; Virgo.||Dk. Green||Lehahiah|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates December 27-31; Capricorn.||Dk. Green||Poiel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates March 31- April 4; Aries.||Dk. Green||Sitael|
|Guardian of the Third Mansion of the Moon; Aries.||Dk. Olive||Anixiel|
|The Angel of the Birds.||Green||Arael|
|Angel of Mercury.||Green||Cochabiel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates June 6-10; Gemini.||Green||Hakamiah|
|Metatron is the Crown Angel, the Tree of Life, and helps to Heal Learning Disorders. HE is also the Master of the 20th Tarot Card “Judgment”.||Green||Metatron|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates January 1-5; Capricorn.||Green||Nemamiah|
|Master of the 18th Tarot Card “The Moon”.||Green||Vakhabiel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates September 3-7; Virgo.||Green||Yehudiah|
|Helps to Heal Anxiety and the Angel Tuesday.||Lt. Green||Chamuel (Khamael)|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates July 7-11; Cancer.||Lt. Green||Ieiaeil|
|Ruler of Earth/Night and the Angel of Conception/Babies Names.||Lt. Green||Lailah (Lailiel) (Leliel)|
|Shimshiel or Shamshiel is known as the Ruler of Earth/Day. He is also the Master of the 19th Tarot Card “The Sun”.||Lt. Green||Shimshiel (Shamshiel)|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates Sept.24-28; Libra. And is the Master of the 15th Tarot Card “Devil”, and is also the Master of the 3rd Tarot Card “The Empress”. Anael is also the Angel of Friday and the Ruler of the planet Venus.||Lt. Olive||Anael|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates April 15-20; Aries.||Lt. Olive||Lelahel|
|Guardian of the Eighth Mansion of the Moon; Cancer.||Olive||Amnediel|
|Oriel is the Angel of Destiny.||Olive||Oriel|
|Angel of Strength.||Olive||Zueruel|
Green Apatite honors Persephone, Greek Goddess of Spring. She represents celebration and the Earth alive with new growth.
Green Apatite honors Gaia, the Greek Earth Mother Goddess. Born directly out of Chaos, the primal emptiness, she was the first (or one of the first) beings to appear during the process of creation, and is honored as being the Earth itself.
There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.
In this section you will find information on all three approaches.
Apatite is not a traditional birthstone.
Apatite which is green in color is the natural birthstone of those fortunate enough to be born in the heart of spring (April 20 - May 20). Green crystals bring you renewal, success in new ventures, and good health.
Apatite which is olive in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born in the magical month of awakening, as the greens of spring are giving way to the bright yellows of the approaching summer (May 21 - June 20). Olive crystals bring you awakening, exuberance, learning, and meaning.
Apatite is not associated with any Zodiac sign.
Green Apatite Amulets and Talismans
Green Apatite is a Seeker Buffer crystal. Seekers contain the crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind to find the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They're pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer. They're also crystals of the student and the researcher.
Buffers are excellent at restoring balance in situations that have become unstable. They are weathering stones that help us get through hard times. They soften a blow and put things right. They protect us from outside influences, temper shocks, and add some emotional padding to our efforts to deal with the bumps and bruises of life.
Green Apatite utilizes Wood energy, the energy of growth, expansion, new beginnings, nourishment and health. It enhances vitality, brings abundance, and keeps us growing physically. Use green crystals to enhance any space used for eating, in the room of a small child, or in a place of your home where you are beginning a new project. Wood energy is traditionally associated with the East and Southeast areas of a home or room. It is associated with the Family and Health area, and the Prosperity and Abundance area.
Green Apatite in Ancient Lore and Legend
There is no legendary info on this stone.
The symbols [ ] enclose the author's name and a page number for a reference cited from the following books:
[Ahsian, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).
[Eason, pp. ]Cassandra Eason, The New Crystal Bible (London: Carlton Books Ltd., 2010).
[Fernie, pp.] William T. Fernie, The Occult and Curative Powers of Precious Stones (Blauvelt, NY: Rudolph Steiner Publications, 1973).
[Gienger, pp.] Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals (Scotland: Earthdancer Books, 2009).
[Hall, pp.] Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2003).
[Hall 2, pp.]Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible 2 (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2009).
[Kunz, pp.] George Frederick Kunz, The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (New York: Dover Publications, 1971).
[Megemont, pp.] Florence Megemont, The Metaphysical Book of Gems and Crystals (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2008).
[Mella, pp.] Dorothee L. Mella, Stone Power II (Albuquerque, NM: Brotherhood of Life, Inc., 1986).
[Melody, pp.] Melody, Love Is In The Earth (Wheat Ridge, CO: Earth-Love Publishing House, 1995).
[Raphaell, pp.] Katrina Raphaell, Crystal Enlightenment (Santa Fe, NM: Aurora Press, 1985)
[Simmons, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).