Up close of a tumbled apatite stone on pavement.

Blue Apatite: Healing Properties, History and Benefits

Blue Apatite looks almost as if it leapt from the pages of your favorite fantasy novel. The shimmer along its hard edges reminds you of the power held within. Plus, this crystal carries quite a lot of meaning that you cannot find in other stones.

With blue colors that almost feel oceanic, Blue Apatite can bring a sense of serenity and calm to any space. So without further ado, let's dive right in!

What is Blue Apatite?

Blue Apatite is a phosphate mineral that is properly known as fluorapatite. Discovered by Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1786, the stone can easily be mistaken for other crystals you may keep in your collection. Because the stone is confusing — almost deceptive in its nature — its name reflects that characteristic. The Greek word ‘apatein’ means “to deceive or to mislead.” 

While this stone is not a trickster, it is one that carries versatility far beyond most other stones. It is the stone you need it to be in the moment, and it continues to change as your needs change. It’s as if the stone knows precisely what you need and why.

Where Is Blue Apatite Found?

Apatite is found all over the world in a variety of colors. The most well-known deposits are found in Brazil, Burma (Myanmar), Canada, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, Mozambique, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, and the United States (Arizona, Arkansas, Maine, and North Carolina).

Apatite is a stone that can be found in sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. And believe it or not, traces of Apatite were also found on moon rocks collected by astronauts during the Apollo program. Thankfully, you don't need to fly to outer space to find this other-worldly beauty.

The blue coloring in Apatite is created by the presence of iron and other trace minerals. The darker the blue, the more iron is present in the stone.

Spiritual Meaning of Blue Apatite

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Apatite symbolizes hope and inspiration. It is said to be a stone of manifestation and can assist with bringing your dreams into reality. The stone has also been known to increase motivation, as well as intellectual prowess.

This crystal is said to aid in reducing feelings of anger, jealousy, and hostility. So if you find yourself feeling any (or all) of those emotions, consider keeping a piece of Apatite close by.

Apatite is also known as a stone of harmony. If you find your home or work life to be out of balance, this is the stone for you. It can help to bring people together and make them see eye-to-eye, even when they may not agree on everything.

Apatite is also said to be a stone of service and altruism. So if you’re looking for a way to give back, consider using this crystal as your guide.

Lastly, Apatite is known as a stone of psychic development and communication. If you’ve been wanting to deepen your understanding of the spiritual realm, this is the stone to help you along your journey.

History & Ancient Folklore of Blue Apatite

As discussed earlier, this gemstone was first discovered in 1786 by Abraham Gottlob Werner. The first documented use of Apatite, however, dates back to as early as the 1500s.

Apatite was mostly used for ornamental purposes, as it was thought to be a beautiful stone that could add style and flair to any jewelry piece or wardrobe.

It wasn’t until the 19th century that Apatite was used for its metaphysical properties. The stone was said to help reduce feelings of jealousy and anger, as well as promote harmony and balance. purposes, as it was believed to bring good luck and fortune.

The stone was also used in a variety of jewelry, especially in Europe.

Healing Properties of Blue Apatite

If you’re looking for a stone to help with motivation and inspiration, look no further than Blue Apatite. This crystal is said to help get unstuck, whether you’re feeling creatively blocked or just need a push in the right direction.

Blue Apatite is also known for its ability to aid in concentration and focus. The healing properties of this incredible stone are really focused on being the best version of yourself. Let's cover a bit more ground:

Metaphysical Properties of Blue Apatite

Blue Apatite is associated with the following chakras:

The Third Eye Chakra is known as the center of intuition and wisdom. It is said to be the chakra that allows us to see the world through our “inner eye”. When this chakra is in alignment, we are able to see things clearly and make wise decisions.

The Throat Chakra is known as the center of communication and expression. It is said to be the chakra that allows us to express ourselves clearly and truthfully. When this chakra is in alignment, we are able to communicate our thoughts and feelings easily and effectively.

Emotional & Mental Healing Properties of Blue Apatite

Whenever you feel like you need a mental push in the right direction, consider using Blue Apatite. This crystal is said to help increase motivation, inspiration, and creativity.

Apatite is also known for its ability to aid in concentration and focus. So if you’re working on a project or trying to learn something new, this crystal can help you stay on track.

The emotional healing properties of Blue Apatite are focused on promoting harmony and balance. If you’ve been feeling out of sorts, this crystal can help you get back to a place of inner peace.

Physical Healing Properties of Blue Apatite

Blue Apatite is said to help treat a variety of physical ailments, including:

  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle weakness
  • Weight loss

Apatite is also known for its ability to boost the immune system and increase energy levels. So if you’ve been feeling run down, this crystal can help give you the pick-me-up you need.

How To Use Blue Apatite

When you take possession of your first Blue Apatite, you will find it light for its size, imbued with a sense of hope. Whether you choose to keep the stone in your pocket, tuck it in your jacket, or slip it into your work bag — the stone will serve you well.

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Here are a few excellent ways to get the most out of Blue Apatite:

Wear it as jewelry

Apatite is a beautiful stone that can be made into a variety of jewelry pieces. Wearing it as a necklace or bracelet is said to help bring the healing properties of the stone into your life. Check out our Blue Apatite jewelry collection here.

Carry it with you

If you're not a big fan of jewelry, you can always consider carrying a few loose tumbled Blue Apatite stones with you. This way you can get its encouraging energy whenever you need it.

Place it in your home

Blue Apatite is a great stone to have in your home. Placing it in a room or space that you spend a lot of time in is said to help promote creativity, motivation, and focus. We recommend keeping in in a room where you are most productive, whether that's your home office or even an art studio.

Use it in meditation

If you’re looking to connect with your Third Eye Chakra, consider using Blue Apatite in meditation. Holding the stone in your hand or placing it on your forehead is said to help clear your mind and allow you to see things more clearly.

Sleeping with Blue Apatite Under Your Pillow

There are certain crystals whose energies are too high-flying to have around when your head hits the pillow at night. Blue Apatite is not one of those crystals. In fact, many people like to keep a piece of Blue Apatite under their pillow when they sleep. This is said to help with insomnia, nightmares, and restless sleep. It's also said to promote prophetic dreams and astral travel.

Blue Apatite For Weight Loss

If you’re looking for a natural way to help with weight loss, consider using Blue Apatite. This crystal is said to help reduce cravings and increase motivation. It’s also said to help boost the metabolism and promote healthy digestion.

For best results, we recommend keeping a piece of Blue Apatite on you during the day and placing a piece under your pillow at night.

Blue Apatite For Anxiety

If you suffer from anxiety, Blue Apatite can be a helpful ally. This crystal is said to help calm the mind and ease anxious thoughts. It’s also said to promote inner peace and harmony.

Blue Apatite for Improved Communication

Perhaps you feel a lack of communication in your relationships. Bring the stone with you to every conversation, place it on your nightstand, or set it under your mattress so that you can communicate in your most intimate moments with your partner. 

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Blue Apatite For Self-Love

The healing power of Apatite opens your eyes to unconditional love. In our lives, we are often so broken that we cannot recognize unconditional love or accept it — Apatite makes that possible. 

Blue Apatite Affirmations For Inspiration

The following affirmations can be used in conjunction with your Blue Apatite. You can recite these affirmations during meditation, while wearing Blue Apatite bracelets or necklaces, and even when you’re just holding the stone in your hand.

  • I am open to new possibilities.
  • I attract abundance into my life
  • I open my mind to new ideas
  • I am motivated and inspired
  • I attract abundance into my life
  • I release my fears and doubts
  • I am confident and courageous
  • My third eye is open and clear
  • I am connected to my higher self
  • I trust my intuition

The Benefits of Using Blue Apatite

Aside from the uses mentioned above, Blue Apatite benefits you in the power you gain from knowledge. When you are motivated, you are progressing in school, in your career, and even in your relationships. Plus, you will uncover a hunger for the truth that will drive not only your personal ethics but your desire to live an authentic life with authentic people. 

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Blue Apatite also eases your sorrows because it can speak to you in quiet places. When things seem out of control, you can rationalize your next steps and understand how to move forward without being overwhelmed with anxiety or grief. 

An additional benefit is that Blue Apatite touches your throat chakra, which can do more than simply open the lines of communication. You can link to the highest levels of spiritual guidance that can only come from within. 

Blue Apatite Zodiac

Blue Apatite is most associated with the zodiac sign of Gemini. If you are a Gemini, you may find that Apatite resonates particularly well with you. This crystal is said to help Gemini's be more expressive and less shy. It's also said to help with communication and decision-making.

There are a few other zodiac signs that may also find that Apatite resonates well with them. These include Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.

Aries people are said to benefit from Apatite's energy of motivation and inspiration. Leo people are said to benefit from its energy of creativity and self-expression. Sagittarius people are said to benefit from its ability to help them see the bigger picture and find new perspectives.

Cleansing and Charging Blue Apatite

To cleanse your Blue Apatite, you can use running water, a saltwater bath, smudging, or charging it in the sun or moonlight.

We love cleansing Blue Apatite with water, it's a natural way to cleanse and it doesn't require any additional materials. You can either hold your Apatite under running water or you can place it in a bowl of water. If you choose the latter method, make sure the bowl is big enough that the Apatite can move around freely. Plus, for a stone that resembles the ocean, it's only fitting to cleanse in water.

To charge your Apatite, you can place it in the sun or moonlight. The sun is said to represent masculine energy while the moon is said to represent feminine energy. So, if you want to focus on one particular aspect of yourself, you can choose to charge your Apatite in the sun or moonlight accordingly.

You can also cleanse and charge your Apatite by placing it on a selenite charging plate. Selenite is a high-vibrational stone that is said to cleanse and charge other stones. So, if you want to give your Apatite a little boost, consider placing it on a selenite charging plate.

What Other Crystals Pair Well with Blue Apatite?

Apatite pairs well with a variety of other crystals. Some of our favorites include Amethyst, Fluorite, and Clear quartz.

Amethyst is a high-vibrational stone that is said to enhance psychic abilities and promote spiritual growth. It's also said to help overcome addictions.

Fluorite is another high-vibrational stone that is said to help clear the mind and promote focus. It's also said to help dissolve negative energy.

Clear quartz is a versatile stone that is said to amplify the energies of other stones. It's also said to help access higher realms of consciousness. Check out our Apatite & Sunstone 'Self-Expression' Bracelet, which features a combination of Blue Apatite, Clear Quartz, and Sunstone.

Conclusion

Blue Apatite is beautiful. It is one of the most beautiful crystals you can own because its blue hues are so rich. When you look closer, the striations underneath the surface carry the golds of the sands, greens of the algae, and whites reflecting the clouds.

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With this crystal comes a sense of discernment. It brings a desire for intellect and a focus on learning. You are not simply learning knowledge from a book — you are learning about the world around you. You can see and hear all those near to you, learn from your experiences, and understand others.

That understanding comes with clarity that is rare in other crystals. Moreover, you can accept the things you cannot change. That is an intellectual and emotional maturity that is not found in other places. It will surprise you when you not only accept what you cannot change but also understand that you need a new path instead of forging an unsuccessful meander. 

When you have a thirst for knowledge and discernment, Blue Apatite can easily become your best friend. Allow this stone to guide you as you focus on the truth in the world and push aside anxiety.