Aragonite, Fluorite + Chalcopyrite Specimen
🌎 Source: Morocco
⚖️ Weight: 476g
stress | trauma| confidence
MINERAL FAMILY: carbonate
CRYSTAL SYSTEM: orthorhombic
COLOUR: primarily brownish red/orange, also white, blue, pink
AFFIRMATION: “I release past wounds & embrace resilience.”
BEST FOR: chakra alignment, incredibly grounding – great for times of stress, helps one get to sleep and stay asleep, promoting self-confidence and personal betterment, healing old wounds, emotional strength
ORIGINS: Morocco, China, Germany, Austria, Spain, Japan
COMPANION STONES: for trauma healing – honey calcite, for connecting with guides – celestite, for strength – tiger eye
You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em
Know when to fold ‘em
Know when to walk away
Know when to run…”
-- Kenny Rogers, The Gambler
We’ve all had them – messy breakups, unwise decisions, unrealised dreams, and big ideas gone bad. And some just hang around longer than others. If you’ve been through a tough time lately, Aragonite energies can help you focus on the important things. It will keep you moored, even when the waters are choppy.
Radiant red Aragonite is used to clear blockages, in your heart, mind and spirit and provides the uplifting feelings that can help you stop dwelling on what’s hard or painful and remind you of your own strengths, to give you the courage to face whatever comes your way.
Carrying Aragonite is great for stress and will keep you from making decisions based on your wild emotions (or reaching for the vodka). It will promote focus and strengthen your concentration. A stabilising stone, Aragonite has plenty of centring energies. When you have Aragonite by your side, you'll discover how much easier it is to defuse confrontation and bring peace to explosive situations. Actually, it couldn’t hurt to be packing Aragonite at the next family function…
Should’ve gone to Specsavers? Maybe first you should’ve reached for the Fluorite. This calming stone helps focus, increase clarity and clears away the fog on the path toward really understanding self. This brings a wiser, more balanced view of life and improves decision-making. The Fluorite crystal’s power to bring clear inner and outer vision enables you to manifest ideas and bring plans to fruition like never before.
For those struggling with attention deficit disorder or learning difficulties, Fluorite’s healing properties work to enhance concentration and quieten and soothe the mind by removing mental blocks and diminishing distractions.
Fluorite encourages us to put down the iPhone, step away from the Instagram and switch off the laptop, because the secrets of the universe aren’t going to be found on your Facebook feed. And if you feed your soul with the spiritual nutrition of Vitamin F - Fluorite, you just might find them within yourself.
Physically, Fluorite is also a powerhouse. It is used in crystal healing for blood brain hemisphere, cough, neck cancer, pain, joints, respiration, food intolerance, mobility issues, anti-viral, pineal gland problems, posture, nerves, inflammatory diseases, colds, flu, insomnia, and RNA/DNA issues. Have you had your inner-health Fluorite today?
Chalcopyrite is a copper iron sulphide mineral that is named from the Greek word for “Copper” and “Brass”, and can most notably be seen as shades of yellow, green and grey. When Chalcopyrite is exposed to acid, its colour palette changes to deep purple, blues, violets, and yellows. This treated Chalcopyrite is what you will find at most shows and crystal shops, and is commonly referred to as “Peacock Ore”.
Chalcopyrite has been the primary ore of copper since smelting began over five thousand years ago. Some chalcopyrite ores contain significant amounts of zinc substituting for iron. Others contain enough silver or gold that the precious metal content more than pays the costs of mining.
Chalcopyrite, also called Peacock Ore is an uplifting stone, it grounds nervous energy which allows the body and mind to let go of stress and become calm. It can be used to enhance our perception and to awaken inner sight. Chalcopyrite removes energy blockages, cleansing, activating and aligning the chakras and energy bodies at the same time. It is an excellent aid to increase self esteem, banish fears and doubts and soothe the emotions.
CRYSTALS + YOU
Here are some of our favourite ways to incorporate crystals into your everyday life
✨ MEDITATION | Surely, we all know by now that a meditation habit is maybe the healthiest habit any of us can hope to develop (it beats smoking or gambling anyway, trust us). But transitioning into a meditative or mindful state isn’t always easy, and often, even with the best of intentions, people give up on their practice. They find it difficult to sit still and focus.
Never fear – this is where crystals come in handy. Crystals can cleanse the mind of chaotic thoughts and doubts, they calm and ground us and elevate our energy, so that you can fully immerse yourself in your meditation.
✨ SLEEPING WITH THEM | When you have difficulty sleeping, any number of things could be responsible for disturbing your rest. Whether you have too much on your plate and can’t switch off, or you can’t seem to settle your energy and are constantly worrying you’ve left your hair straightener on, crystals can bring you the peace you need to sleep easy.
If you are just lying there, sleeping sweetly for 8-ish hours every night, you might as well be absorbing some good vibes from your crystals, right?
To use your crystal at bedtime, try setting it next to you on your bedside table, placing it under your pillow or (best of all) holding it in your palm as you drift off.
✨ MASSAGE | Crystallising your massages can elevate your body work session to previously unknown levels of bliss. Using crystals along with soft tissue manipulation can reduce not only muscle pain, but also any pain or blocked energy stored in your mind or energy body, helping to bring your body and energy field back into balance to create stability.
✨ SKIN CARE ROUTINE | When used as part of your daily skincare ritual, a crystal facial roller and/or crystal infused facial serum can work to stimulate collagen synthesis, minimise fine lines and wrinkles, support lymphatic drainage, reduce pore size, boost elasticity, soothe irritation, minimise puffiness and promote deeper product preparation… Yikes – trying saying all of that without taking a breath.
Physically, it helps firm the outer layers of the skin through gentle massage. It also aids in detoxing through the lymphatic system, the body’s main major detoxification structure.
✨ WEAR THEM | Having your crystals close to you is the most effective way to utilise their power. Whether it be crystal jewellery or a little tumble in your pocket (or bra!) Having them close to your skin and vibrating with your aura is the most ideal situation to reach your goal or intention for them faster.
+ so much more, including but not limited to - elixirs, adding them to your altar, creating crystal grids, spells, the posibilities are endless.
CRYSTALS + THE HOME
You’d have to be living under a rock (pun intended!) to be oblivious to how popular gemstones, rocks, crystals and geodes have become in interiors. Seriously, if Instagram is anything to go by, we are definitely not the only ones using crystals to boost the ambiance and good vibes of our living space.
And while there are obviously plenty of creative ways (hello Pinterest!) to take advantage of the healing powers of crystals, if you’re looking to take full advantage of their witchy vibrations and magickal energy, there are ways to place them around your home intentionally, so that their energy can support you in various specific environments.
And don’t forget that the energy of your home can shift over time. If you’ve ever been in a space that was totally spick and span, and flooded with life giving natural light, but somehow just felt heavy, or uncomfortable, then you can understand how a home’s energy is dictated by more than just cleanliness.
The vibe of a space has a lot to do with the energy that has been expelled there, and not cleared away. Breakups, stress, deaths or grief, parties that got out of hand, or even arguments about whose turn it is to take the bins out can leave behind energy in your home and if you’re not smudging or getting rid of that negativity with high vibe crystals for your home, your space can start to feel dirty, no matter how hard your scrub.
Need somewhere to begin? Read our beginers blog on Crystal placements in the home here
REMEMBER, you don't HAVE to believe they're magic - you can just collect them because you think thy're pretty - there are no rules and we are not the gate keepers of crystals 💗
Using crystals for their spiritual and healing properties can be fun and fascinating and is a killer way to connect with the earth’s energy. But, when you really start digging into the magickal world of sparkly stones, it can start getting really overwhelming.
Not only do crystals come in every colour of the rainbow and serve different intended purposes, they are also found in many different shape formations. Newbies to the crystal world may think the way a stone is cut or shaped is purely aesthetic, but there’s a little more to a crystal’s shape than meets the eye. Just as the colours of the stones convey unique meanings, crystal shapes also matter. And while experts say that the structure of a crystal doesn’t change the type of energy it emits, the shape DOES affect the way you receive said energy.
We've put together a handy blog for you to learn about the possible reason or meaning behind the forms of crystals you're drawn to here
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