The Healing Properties of Crystals

Aragonite, Blue


Quick Overview

  • Pronunciation: [bloo uh-rag-uh-nahyt, ar-uh-guh-nite]

  • Formula: CaCO

  • Stone Qualities: intuition, meditation, communication, expression

  • Hardness (Mohs): 3.5 - 4

  • Chakras: Throat (5th)

  • Zodiac: Capricorn

  • Locality: China, Greece

Aragonite, Blue

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Blue aragonite is a pale turquoise blue colored variety of a calcium carbonate mineral forming in the orthorhombic type of crystal system with acicular crystals.  Aragonite is generally formed via physical and biological processes such as precipitation from freshwater and marine environments.  It exhibits a brittle tenacity, a vitreous luster, a transparent to translucent transparency, a Moh's scale hardness of 3.5 to 4, and a specific gravity of 2.95.  Aragonite comes in a range of colors (including blue) and tends to be found in Aragon, Spain (for which it was named), Morocco, France, Sicily, England, the USA, Mexico, Namibia, Australia, Scotland, and Germany.

Blue aragonite is said to resonate with the heart, throat, and third eye chakras.  This would mean that upon keeping a specimen as a companion, whether wearing or carrying, a person would have an increased connection to energies from a higher dimension and additionally be granted an increased ability to clearly express oneself with compassion and kindness.  It is an excellent meditation stone.  Guidance received from higher dimensions could be effectively communicated for the benefit of other people.  Blue aragonite, like many other blue crystals associated with the element of water, is said to be an excellent calming and healing stone.   If you struggle with buried emotions from the past, be it a past life or childhood or both, it may very well help you to resolve them and find joy and optimism again and move on with a more stress free and anxiety free life.  All types of aragonite are considered to be “builders” meaning that they are useful when one wants or needs to take something old and turn it into something new.  If you work in the creative arts, such as stone and wood workers, painters and artists, you may benefit from keeping one of these stones around.  It also tends to have a stabilizing influence in one's life and increase intuition, psychic abilities, patience, and ability to remain calm during times of high stress and responsibility.  If you tend to be the kind of person who pushes yourself too hard, blue aragonite could help you to ease up and relax.

Aragonite is not only associated with metaphysical healing but physical healing as well.  It is said to assist with all types of healing.  This is because crystal healers believe that it has the ability to raise vibrational energies within the body as a whole.  Injury in the form of nerve damage or broken bones may possibly benefit from the presence of aragonite.  Twitching, restlessness, spasms, and the like due to nerve and stress issues may be eased in the vicinity of aragonite which is renowned for its grounding energies.  Claims abound that aragonite can also help those suffering from insomnia if one just places it beneath his or her pillow before retiring to bed.  Additionally aragonite is said to promote and enhance calcium absorption by the skeletal structure and lessen chills and pain.

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