Glossary of Stones

  • Aragonite

    AragoniteAragonite is a calcium carbonate mineral with a hardness of 3.5-4 on the mohs scale. It is found in colors including white, grey, reddish, yellow-green and blue. The most popular varieties are red and blue. It grows prismatic crystals, concretions, stalactitic masses, and forms the skeleton of a number of marine organisms, living and fossilized. The most common in metaphysics are the polished concretions, the reddish Aragonite Star Cluster (Morocco) and Blue Aragonite (China).

    Aragonite heals and balances the root chakra and helps both physical and emotional flow. This is an excellent stone to calm and direct erratic physical energy, such as can be found with hyperactivity and prematurely (or unprepared) aroused kundalini energy.

    Aragonite reaches deeper into the physical vibration than calcite. And because it can balance the electrical flow of the pineal and pituitary glands, it can help discharge unconscious overlays being held from past life emotional traumas. Aragonite can also be used during meditation to open inner visions of forgotten past lives. Star Clusters can be used to research past lives and discover what lessons need to be addressed in this life. Here is a stone that can be used on both spectrums of the chakra system with ease.

    Aragonite has the same electrical properties of Calcite, but has deeper vibrational level of physicality. It helps nourish the adrenal and pituitary glands with electrical flow for ideal balance and function.

    Carrying or wearing an Aragonite Star Cluster can enhance emotional strength and confidence. If you choose to wear your Aragonite, it will appreciate being cleaned frequently with sage smoke (weekly smudging) or placing it on a Selenite log nightly. You can place an Aragonite cluster over each chakra, in place of clear Quartz Cluster, to rebalance the chakras and release blockages that do occur.

    Blue Aragonite can relieve the suppression of lost emotions and the stagnant emotional state they create. Blue Aragonite encourages you to embrace all that life has to offer and see the beauty rather than the tragedy, the grace rather than the trials. Here is a stone that understands that life is not about whether the glass is half-full or half-empty, but rather the gratitude that comes from acknowledging that there is a glass to decide upon.

    *Aragonite is one of the few stones useful if ingested in concentrations greater than those found in an elixir. Soak a piece of Aragonite in a glass of water with one teaspoon of vinegar for about 24 hours. Drink approximately one ounce every four hours. (This is an excellent formula for over extended adrenals or over stimulated kundalini energies.)

    As a regular elixir, it helps restore the base chakras ability to make secure connection into Earth’s creative energy. [*Thanks to Dorothy Roeder, “Crystal Co-Creators”]