Fluorite is one of the most collectible and highly sought after crystals in the world, loved by mineralogists and metaphysical healers alike. Its remarkable cubes are at times, almost too perfect to believe, emerging like magic treasure in matrix rock, or tightly stacked cube on cube like a futuristic city in miniature. Fluorite is an extraordinary creation of Nature, beautiful and luminous, soft and glassy, often vibrant in colour, with an internal structure of order and perfection that resonates with the human mind like no other crystal. It carries a calm, stable frequency that brings order to chaos, and scattered and discordant energies into cohesion and harmony. Fluorite supports spirituality and thought, focus and concentration, and balance in all aspects of one’s life.
Known as the “Genius Stone,” Fluorite represents the highest state of mental achievement, boosting aptitude and discernment, the absorption of new information, and helping one work through complex issues. Its energy stimulates the electrical charge of brain cells, drawing in more life force (prana) as it encourages both hemispheres to work harmoniously together in balance. Expanding the consciousness, it advances the mind to greater mental, spiritual and psychic awareness. It stirs creativity and provides a limitless range of avenues for exploration. Fluorite forms in many colour varieties, and while each manifests its abilities in different ways, all serve the mental body, brain and energetic levels of being.
Purple (Violet) Fluorite is the most peace-giving of the Fluorites, dedicated to the devotional aspects of the mind that connect with Spirit. It purifies the mind and enhances mental acuity, stimulating the Third Eye Chakra in order to bring a logical and conscious awareness of the mental processes and how one thinks. It is an excellent crystal for focused meditation and boosts one’s intuitive and psychic abilities. Purple Fluorite is a stone of protection, thought to become more protective the longer it is used, and is an ideal “Dream Crystal,” defending one from evil spirits and bad dreams. It radiates a marvelous energy throughout the light body relieving stress, spiritual discomfort, and physical blockages.
Fluorite is composed of calcium fluoride and is a member of the Halide family. It is transparent to translucent with a vitreous luster, and crystallizes in well-formed isometric cubes, nodules, clusters, or in massive form. It is the only common mineral with perfect cleavage in four directions, a characteristic that may be visible to the naked eye in clear stones as subtle etchings permeating the entire crystal. This cleavage frequently produces perfect octahedrons, and more rarely dodecahedrons and other complex forms, including penetration twins as if one cube were growing into or out of another. Fluorite is the reference mineral for a hardness of four on the Mohs Hardness Scale, making it too soft for everyday wear as a gem, though it is carved into wonderful faceted stones and sold as collector’s specimens or used in jewelry that is not subject to impact or abrasion.
Hailed as “the most colourful mineral in the world,” Fluorite forms in a wide variety of hues, typically purple, green, yellow, blue, and in pure form – colourless, though specimens of pink, red, white, brown and black also occur. It is frequently multi-coloured with bands, or zones, of colour that intermingle. Impurities, exposure to radiation, and voids in the colour centers determine Fluorite’s colour and help give it a wonderful luminous quality. Its crystals were some of the first specimens studied for the phenomenon of “fluorescence,” which was named for Fluorite, and are thought to be caused when trace amounts of yttrium, cerium, europium, or other rare earth elements substitute for calcium in the mineral structure. Some varieties of Fluorite may also be phosphorescent, thermoluminescent and/or triboluminescent.u
Fluorite occurs in large deposits in many locations around the world, most commonly as vein fillings in rocks that have been subjected to hydrothermal activity and contain metallic ores such as Lead, Zinc, Silver, Galena, or Sphalerite. It may also be associated with Barite, Quartz and Calcite, among others, and is often a primary or secondary mineral in marbles, granites, dolostone and limestone. Originally known as Fluorspar or Fluorospar, Fluorite is primarily an industrial mineral with a low melting point deriving its name from the Latin fleure, meaning “to flow,” and refers to its use as a flux in the steel and aluminum smelting processes. It has numerous uses in the ceramic and chemical industries as a source of fluoride, fluorine and hydrofluoric acid, and for use in glazes, enamels and specialty glass. High quality Fluorite is also used in making top grade optical lenses for cameras, microscopes, and telescopes. The term “Fluorspar” is still commonly used in the industrial and chemical trades, while “Fluorite” is used for mineralogical, lapidary and most other references.u
In addition to Purple Fluorite, the following varieties are also widely utilized for their metaphysical properties. All carry the general properties of Fluorite in addition to their specific qualities.
Blue Fluorite brings a calm, rational energy to the system, promoting orderly, sequential thoughts and enabling one to direct the brain’s activities toward an intended purpose. Attuned to the Third Eye and Throat Chakras, it is an exceptional talisman for well-ordered record-keeping, and fosters clear, concise communication skills. It inspires gentle honesty, a sense of justice, and letting go of obsessions, frustrations and disappointments. Blue Fluorite is an ideal stone for spiritual awakening and reprogramming karmic patterns. It heals soul fragmentation from the present or past lives, and aids cellular memory healing.
Blue John Fluorite carries the spirit of change and personal growth. It stimulates spontaneity and emboldens one to brave the unknown, in physical travel, and in the desire for new discoveries and fresh experiences. Blue John encourages altruistic pursuits, enkindles trust, and helps one make good decisions. It is a useful ally for getting oneself out of bad situations, and can lend the courage needed to effect permanent changes in one’s lifestyle. A stone of the Third Eye and Crown Chakras, it brings a sense of deep peace and clarity of mind, as well as offering assistance in knowing where to look for answers and solution.
Clear Fluorite is a mental clarity stone, stimulating to the Crown Chakra. It cleanses and energizes the aura, harmonizing the mind and spirit. This crystal allows for a shift in perspective so one may recognize the difference between struggle and the need to perpetuate it. It helps alleviate emotional turmoil, feelings of guilt or shame, and pressure from others. Clear Fluorite enhances the energies of other stones and is excellent for crystal healing layouts, and may be used to align all of the chakras, bringing universal energy into the physical body.
Green Fluorite is highly beneficial for clearing negative energy from the environment and brings cleansing, renewal, and a spring-like freshness to the chakras. It inspires new ideas, originality and quick thinking. Particularly healing to the Heart Chakra, this mineral brings information from the subconscious, and helps the emotional body understand issues of the heart, both current and of the past. It enables release of emotional trauma and outworn conditioning, frees one from the slavery of addictions, and allows one to serve purposes of a higher good. Harmonizing the mind with the heart, Green Fluorite helps make certain one’s thoughts, words and actions are aligned with their true purpose.
Rainbow Fluorite, also called Multi-colored Fluorite, displays multiple bands of varying hues of Fluorite. It is ideal for overall cleansing and repair of the auric field, and for activating and energizing all chakras. It calms a chaotic mind and promotes freethinking, flexibility, and freedom of choice. It empowers one to verbalize their ideas and needs with confidence, and to embrace self-sufficiency by not resting one’s happiness in the hands of others. Meditation with this mineral can help reveal the truth of a relationship and is marvelous for releasing suppressed emotions and facilitating life changes. Rainbow Fluorite is an excellent talisman for “Indigo Children” to experience simplicity, safety and love on this dimension, and is a great crystal for gaining access to and traversing alternate realities. It may also be used to remove ethereal cords and to shield against psychic attack.
Yellow Fluorite also called Golden Fluorite, is a crystal of unity, intellect and creativity. It increases understanding, logic and intellectual ability, while boosting one’s imagination and resourcefulness. Stimulating the Solar Plexus Chakra, this mineral aligns the will with the mind, ensuring one can bring one’s ideas and goals into reality through action and intent. Yellow Fluorite is also beneficial for stabilizing group energy, bringing a cooperative spirit and the willingness to work together for a common good. It promotes a positive outlook on life and demonstrates the connective structure of love among and between all that exists.