Aragonite often forms sputnik shapes making it look like a starburst or explosion. It’s an excellent grounding stone that helps you in times when you need to come back down to Earth. It can also inspire recycling and the conservation and protection of the Earth and all creatures on it.
Physical Energy Properties: Brings energy into the body and helps to flow it through the body. Good for skin health, skin elasticity, hair and eczema. Alleviates general pain, stress and anxiety. Aids in the treatment of Raynaud's Disease which is when the blood vessels narrow and don’t allow blood to different areas of the body. Assists in the absorption of vitamin A, vitamin D, and calcium.
Emotional Energy Properties: Beneficial in times of stress since it grounds and relaxes. Good for stilling the mind and quieting racing thoughts. Teaches us patience and persistence which is helpful for overachievers. Promotes reliability in those who are sporadic. Helps with concentration, focus and problem-solving. Helps you process anger and stress.
Chakras: Associated with the Crown chakra and the Root chakra.
Astrological signs: Related to the sign of Capricorn.
History: Aragonite was named after the Spanish province of Aragon in 1790, where it was first discovered. It’s a carbonite mineral which is chemically the same as calcite. Only Aragonite has a fibrous rounded form.
Where it's found: Mainly found in Spain, Morocco, Namibia and the United Kingdom.
Variations, Rarity and Value: Aragonite is mainly transparent or translucent and vitreous. When it’s pure, it is white or colourless, but when it’s not pure, it can be orange, yellow, pink, green or blue. It’s a brittle stone, rating a 3.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. There is also a type of Aragonite called flos-ferri or iron flowers due to the crystals forming small intertwining branch-like patterns. Pure Aragonite creates the shells of some mollusks, like abalone and even natural pearls are created with aragonite which bonds with conchiolin in a lengthy process that takes about seven years.
How to use it: Wear in a pendant around your neck or carry a piece with you for grounding. Also, hold in your hand as you meditate for grounding and problem solving or to clear your mind of racing thoughts. You can also place over some regions of the body to heal and balance or make an elixir and pour it into your bath water.
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