Fluorite is one of the most collectible and highly sought after crystals in the world, loved by mineralogists and metaphysical healers alike. Its remarkable cubes are at times, almost too perfect to believe, emerging like magic treasure in matrix rock, or tightly stacked cube on cube like a futuristic city in miniature. Fluorite is an extraordinary creation of Nature, beautiful and luminous, soft and glassy, often vibrant in color, with an internal structure of order and perfection that resonates with the human mind like no other crystal. It carries a calm, stable frequency that brings order to chaos, and scattered and discordant energies into cohesion and harmony. Fluorite supports spirituality and thought, focus and concentration, and balance in all aspects of one's life.
Known as the "Genius Stone," Fluorite represents the highest state of mental achievement, boosting aptitude and discernment, the absorption of new information, and helping one work through complex issues. Its energy stimulates the electrical charge of brain cells, drawing in more life force (prana) as it encourages both hemispheres to work harmoniously together in balance. Expanding the consciousness, it advances the mind to greater mental, spiritual and psychic awareness. It stirs creativity and provides a limitless range of avenues for exploration. Fluorite forms in many color varieties, and while each manifests its abilities in different ways, all serve the mental body, brain and energetic levels of being.
Purple (Violet) Fluorite is the most peace-giving of the Fluorites, dedicated to the devotional aspects of the mind that connect with Spirit. It purifies the mind and enhances mental acuity, stimulating the Third Eye Chakra in order to bring a logical and conscious awareness of the mental processes and how one thinks. It is an excellent crystal for focused meditation and boosts one's intuitive and psychic abilities. Purple Fluorite is a stone of protection, thought to become more protective the longer it is used, and is an ideal "Dream Crystal," defending one from evil spirits and bad dreams. It radiates a marvelous energy throughout the light body relieving stress, spiritual discomfort, and physical blockages.
Fluorite is composed of calcium fluoride and is a member of the Halide family. It is transparent to translucent with a vitreous luster, and crystallizes in well-formed isometric cubes, nodules, clusters, or in massive form. It is the only common mineral with perfect cleavage in four directions, a characteristic that may be visible to the naked eye in clear stones as subtle etchings permeating the entire crystal. This cleavage frequently produces perfect octahedrons, and more rarely dodecahedrons and other complex forms, including penetration twins as if one cube were growing into or out of another. Fluorite is the reference mineral for a hardness of four on the Mohs Hardness Scale, making it too soft for everyday wear as a gem, though it is carved into wonderful faceted stones and sold as collector's specimens or used in jewelry that is not subject to impact or abrasion.
Hailed as "the most colorful mineral in the world," Fluorite forms in a wide variety of hues, typically purple, green, yellow, blue, and in pure form - colorless, though specimens of pink, red, white, brown and black also occur. It is frequently multi-colored with bands, or zones, of color that intermingle. Impurities, exposure to radiation, and voids in the color centers determine Fluorite's color and help give it a wonderful luminous quality. Its crystals were some of the first specimens studied for the phenomenon of "fluorescence," which was named for Fluorite, and are thought to be caused when trace amounts of yttrium, cerium, europium, or other rare earth elements substitute for calcium in the mineral structure. Some varieties of Fluorite may also be phosphorescent, thermoluminescent and/or triboluminescent.
Fluorite occurs in large deposits in many locations around the world, most commonly as vein fillings in rocks that have been subjected to hydrothermal activity and contain metallic ores such as Lead, Zinc, Silver, Galena, or Sphalerite. It may also be associated with Barite, Quartz and Calcite, among others, and is often a primary or secondary mineral in marbles, granites, dolostone and limestone. Originally known as Fluorspar or Fluorospar, Fluorite is primarily an industrial mineral with a low melting point deriving its name from the Latin fleure, meaning "to flow," and refers to its use as a flux in the steel and aluminum smelting processes. It has numerous uses in the ceramic and chemical industries as a source of fluoride, fluorine and hydrofluoric acid, and for use in glazes, enamels and specialty glass. High quality Fluorite is also used in making top grade optical lenses for cameras, microscopes, and telescopes. The term "Fluorspar" is still commonly used in the industrial and chemical trades, while "Fluorite" is used for mineralogical, lapidary and most other references.
Relieves anxiety and worry, and helps to change outdated thought patterns.
Use Fluorite to clear mental fog, confusion or conflicting ideas, or to quiet worried thoughts and anxiety. It is ideal for overcoming any form of disorganization, and is perfect for increasing thought and concentration. An excellent study and learning tool, Fluorite helps absorb new information, and improves memorization and retention. Used regularly, it nurtures the intelligence and is even believed to raise the I.Q.
Fluorite clusters are particularly conducive to working with modern technologies. Their frequency harmonizes with computers and electronics, and draws off environmental stress and negative energies from electromagnetic fields. Their presence in work areas, labs or places of study helps the mind stay focused, organized and clear. They are remarkable talismans for analysts, accountants, scientists, engineers, researchers, processors, programmers or designers. They benefit anyone who works under pressure or lives life at a fast pace to keep the mind calm and productive.
Fluorite gives form and structure to energies, ideas and concepts, stirs creativity and opens the mind to new possibilities. As "dream crystals," Purple Fluorite protects the mind and is marvelous for freeing the spirit at night to explore, travel and expand without fear or disturbance. Place one under the pillow to heal to heal night terrors and sleep paralysis, and to prevent unwanted out of body trips. Fluorite angels, spheres and eggs provide soft energy and breaks down barriers between our world and angelic realms.
Purple Fluorite is highly therapeutic for those who are uncomfortable being touched or examined. A great crystal to take or wear during medical tests for keeping calm and remaining objective when weighing options.
Fluorite is an excellent "focus stone" for maintaining discipline in a health or fitness plan by incorporating structure into daily life and garnering strength and endurance for physical activities, such as Pilates, yoga, running, or muscle training. It also assists in balance and coordination.
Fluorite encourages and sustains the flawless ideal of health, intellect and emotional well-being by purifying, restructuring, or eliminating anything within the physical or subtle bodies that is not in perfect order. It may be used to dispel disorders at the beginning of symptoms, and is regarded as a natural antiviral, immune stimulator, and anti-inflammatory agent.
It is highly beneficial to the skin, mucous membranes and respiratory tract, and may be utilized to dissipate symptoms of colds and flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, dry cough, emphysema and pneumonia, as well as staph and strep infections, canker sores and herpes, ulcers, shingles and nerve-related pain. Fluorite may also be used in treatments of violent or highly infectious disease, as well as a protective preventative for those who work with infected patients.
Fluorite is particularly strengthening for the teeth and bones, and assists in ameliorating osteoporosis, posture damage and deformities. It helps reduce pain, swelling and inflammation associated with arthritis, rheumatism, gout, and bone-related injury, and can be used to restore mobility and relieve spasms.
Fluorite is an exceptional crystal for relieving mental illness and disturbances of brain wave frequencies by increasing the electrical charge of brain cells and balancing the brain's chemistry. It assists in issues of dizziness and vertigo, as well as balance and coordination. If worn day and night for several months, Fluorite can also assist in healing distortions in personality, intelligence and character that are often linked and prohibit one from leading a full life.
Fluorite has a wonderful, stabilizing effect on the emotional body, helping one to "think through" one's feelings when overwhelmed and to allow a coherent pattern to emerge that dissolves confusion, vacillation, fear of the future, or of making a wrong decision. It gently brings suppressed feelings to the surface for resolution, and is beneficial in countering mental disorders. Fluorite helps dispel illusion and rigid thinking to reveal the truth and help one move beyond narrow-mindedness to the bigger picture. It increases self-confidence and structures one's energy to unearth one's true potential.
Fluorite is also an excellent crystal for helping one understand the balances intrinsic to relationships. It aids one in being impartial and unbiased, and to utilize fair reasoning in situations where it would be wise to see and act on information with objectivity. Fluorite brings stability to groups, linking them to a common purpose, and allows relationships, groups and the individual to flourish within that which is beneficial to all.
Purple Fluorite is stimulating to the Third Eye Chakra and to mental energies in general. It is one of the most powerful of the New Age Stones, bringing onto the physical plane higher forms of truth and integrating those concepts into the mind, which in turn manifests on the material plane.
The Third Eye, or Brow Chakra, is the center of our perception and command. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is located here, and we relate to ourselves through this chakra. It balances the important and the unimportant, sorting meaning from data and impressions. It commands the energy flow within the body. When the Brow Chakra is in balance we see clearly and understand what we see. We can interpret visual cues and our perception is high. Our thoughts and internal communications within ourselves are healthy and vibrant. We are open to new ideas, dreams, and visions, and can be quietly observant and reflective. We can control the flow of energy within all the chakras.
A simple Fluorite balancing can be accomplished by lying face up and holding a Fluorite octahedron in each hand, with one placed above each eyebrow. This will balance the hemispheres of the brain and clear the mind of unwanted mental debris.