Free will is exerted in manifesting and Apatite is a crystal that helps manifestation. Whether the goal be as mundane as weight loss or profound as in enhancing psychic perception and opening up one’s consciousness, whether it be materialistic as in manifesting abundance or devoting oneself to environmental activism, organic farming or altruism of any kind: Apatite has been credited with assisting with bringing one closer to desired outcomes.
Michael Gienger says that Apatite helps with apathy. It encourages liveliness and helps with exhaustion. It helps us find a balance between extreme activity and inertia and is claimed to be beneficial for autistic and hyperactive children. It calms aggression and irritability.
The word Apatite comes from the Greek word meaning “to deceive” as its various colours cause it to be confused with many other minerals. The name is ironic because Apatite actually puts us in touch with ourselves. It is a calcium phosphate mineral that can be yellow, blue, green, grey, colourless or a mix of two colours.
Blue Apatite is linked to the throat and third eye chakra and associated with enhancing psychic ability and group communication. It improves inner vision and the ability to learn from dreams. It has an uplifting and hopeful energy.
Yellow or Golden Apatite is termed as “one of the purest crystals of the yellow Ray” by Robert Simmons, who links it to “the vibration of mental clarity, strength of will and manifestation.” (The Book of Stones, 43). This manifestation can be of prosperity and increased courage and charisma. He cautions that someone who is already overconfident might become too assertive for others’ liking if they wear golden apatite. It is good for business people, sportspeople and anyone who needs to develop their will power in a competitive environment. This Apatite is associated with the solar plexus which is the seat of self-esteem and will power. It is also the chakra associated with digestion and though all Apatites assist weight loss, probably green and yellow ones do it the best. This is achieved through hunger suppression that this stone is credited with but also because of its positive effect on metabolism and energy levels. Needless to say, a crystal can just aid lifestyle changes, helping us in our journey of making sensible eating choices and exercising regularly and not replace our own agency or volition. That said, it is true that Apatite can help make exercise more effective. For weight management goals this crystal can be combined with amethyst (to fight addictions), with citrine (for digestion, sunny disposition and motivation), with Calcite or Fluorite for clear sighted goals and methodical progress, with Sodalite (for metabolism especially regulation of fluids), amber, quartz etc. One’s intuition is the best guide. However, crystals cannot replace regular medication especially when a person has been diagnosed with a metabolic or hormonal disorder. And yet, together with the help of intent, crystals and sound medical guidance one can progress towards improved health and fitness.
Apatite is also a healer of bones and joints (its phosphorous content allies it with the skeletal system) and helps in the absorption of calcium. It balances underactive as well as overactive chakras. GreenApatite, the heart chakra stone is a great stress reliever and is beneficial for the heart. It helps with communication, social networking and environmental issues. Apatite used with other stones enhances their effect. This might be because of its reputed ability to speed up results.
Apatite can help us make new friends and renew our zest for life. Eason calls it the “bones of earth” and a premier earth and natural healing stone (The New Crystal Bible, 251).
Apatite inspires us to hope and to develop the motivation and the drive to manifest the life we want on all levels: physical, material, natural, emotional, spiritual. It is simultaneously mysterious and otherworldly as well as being pragmatic as it urges us to move ahead with positive changes.