Spotlight on | Apophyllite - Unearthed Crystals

Spotlight on | Apophyllite


Harnessing the power of ancient molten lava streams, Apophyllite brings the bearer vibrations of light, known to soothe feelings of anxiety, fear, and worry.  So if existential despair is your thing and you’re constantly feeling as detached and broody as a French New Wave ingénue, Apophyllite will help with feelings of burnout and replace them with zest and enthusiasm.   

Heady, pearly Apophyllite is a stone that encourages deeper spiritual connections, helping to connect you to your spirit guides and angels, enhancing intuition and making your senses sharper and clearer, so that you can’t help but acknowledge and trust them. 


The History of Apophyllite 

Discovered in the early 1800s, Apophyllite is a common, naturally occurring crystal, found in Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, India, Mexico, Scotland, Spain and The US.  In particular, the Indian traprock quarries produce enormous quantities of this mineral in all different shapes, sizes, and colours, making Apophyllite easily obtainable and very affordable. 

The name Apophyllite stems from the Greek words “apo” (to be off/away from), and “phyllos” (to leaf), alluding to this crystal’s tendency to exfoliate or flake apart like a leaf, when heated due to the loss of water molecules in its structure. 


Recognising Apophyllite 


Apophyllite is a hydrated potassium calcium silicate mineral with a tetragonal crystal system and a Mohs hardness of 5.  

It is usually clear/white (whether transparent or opaque), but can show shades of yellow, pink, green, brown or violet. 

Apophyllite’s tendency to flake apart is often its most recognisable quality (and namesake!). 



What is Apophyllite used for? 

In the metaphysical world, clear Apophyllite is associated with the astrological signs of Libra, Pisces and Gemini and the elements of water and air. It resonates primarily with the Third Eye chakra, but also with the Crown and higher Crown chakras.  Some Apophyllite has a tint of pink or orange, which opens the Heart chakras and encourages the release of old emotional wounds. 

Apophyllite will help enhance your intuition. The energies of this stone will sharpen your senses and clear your vision better than a microfiber cloth on an old pair of prescription sunnies, helping you to acknowledge and trust those truths coming directly from within yourself.  It will help you become more sensitive to things, events, and people in your life. Your instincts will be usually right, and you will learn to trust them more and more over time.  It will keep a strong connection between your physical self and your spiritual self, while simultaneously infusing your auric field with high vibration light energy from the spiritual realms. 

Apophyllite can also help you connect with your spirit guides and guardian angels.  As your inner trust builds, you will feel their presence in your life, and you will begin to witness the countless ways they make your life better. 

Placing Apophyllite in any room can help dispel the negative energies accumulated there.  It will surround everyone that uses the room with strong, uplifting energies and high vibrations of peace, love and happiness.  Apophyllite will help with feelings of burnout and replace them with zest and passion, encouraging you to life your life to the fullest.  It can aid you in planning for the future with confidence despite what you are currently going through or what you’ve been through in the past.  It can also help build structure and organisation in your life.   

A person who uses this stone in meditation develops the ability to understand things with a new clarity. 

To use Apophyllite’s uplifting energies to their fullest, first, sit quietly with the stone for twenty minutes. During this therapeutic session, let the Apophyllite take away the worries and problems that you can’t share with others. Cheaper than therapy, Apophyllite is an amazing antidote for anxiety, a common problem in our hectic, modern world. 

On the physical plane, Apophyllite is used in connection with respiratory problems.  It’s a good stone to have in the treatment of asthma, breathing problems, and any health conditions involving the lungs as it helps to neutralise allergies and heal the mucosa.   

Apophyllite pyramids are used to rejuvenate tired eyes and to heal problems related to vision.  It can aid in the treatment of the eyes, as well as soothe tired eyes and any other vision related issues.