Green Apatite is a lovely stone that’s a bit newer in the crystal healing community. But its strong energy and rich appearance has quickly made it a favorite of many!
This guide will teach you about the meaning, healing properties, and ways to use this crystal.
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History & Overview
Green Apatite was discovered in 1786 by the German geologist, Abraham Gottlob Werner. The name, apatite, comes from the Greek word apatein, meaning, to deceive. Werner apparently chose this word because Green Apatite looks like so many other stones.
This stone can be found in places such as Madagascar, Russia, Canada, Mexico, Sweden and Austria. Green Apatite comes in at a five on the Mohs hardness scale and is usually found as crystals or chunks.
Unlike some other healing crystals, Green Apatite doesn’t have a long and ancient past with a meaning full of lore and mystery. However, since it was first discovered, it has gained in popularity and reputation.
Green Apatite Meaning
Green Apatite, also sometimes known as Asparagolite, Asparagus Stone and the Stone Of Manifestation, is a healing crystal that radiates calm and gentle energy.
This crystal contains relaxing healing properties that can create a sense of balance and equilibrium when life starts to feel out of control.
Green Apatite is often referred to as Bones Of The Earth because it’s thought to have the ability to heal Earth and connect all animals together.
Healing Properties & Benefits
Green Apatite is a stone that’s just brimming with incredible emotional, spiritual, physical and metaphysical benefits. This gentle stone not only connects you to nature and all of its beauty, but it is also known to take you to great spiritual heights.
Whether you use it as a meditation focus, as a protective talisman, or to even help you with physical issues, the healing properties of Green Apatite make it a crystal you’ll want to have by your side.
This soothing stone is reputed to be an incredible emotional healer. Green Apatite is said to stimulate courage, help you to speak freely and to help ease social anxiety. If you have difficulty discussing issues with others, then the healing properties of Green Apatite may give you the focus and ability to express yourself clearly and with confidence.
Loss, whether from a break up or the loss of a loved one, can cause a lot of repressed anger. Green Apatite may help to release all of the conflicting emotions that go along with loss, especially the hard feelings that often come with a nasty break up.
Prosperity is something that we all strive for, but it’s important not to let money get in the way of good judgment. Green Apatite has the potential to not only bring wealth and prosperity, but it will help you to view money matters in a healthy way.
If you’re looking for a gemstone that is known to bring incredible spiritual benefits, then Green Apatite is one to try.
Using Green Apatite also has the potential to connect you to past life experiences, so you can use those experiences to release bad habits and negative behaviors in this life. This stone is also said to increase clairaudience and clairsentience while also enhancing telepathic potential you might have.
The healing properties of Green Apatite are often used by practitioners of natural medicine with the intention of addressing a wide variety of physical complaints.
This crystal is often considered to be very effective as an immune system booster and is a commonly-used stone for those in the crystal healing community that might be recovering from a long illness. If you’ve had surgery or some kind of injury, then Green Apatite might get recommended by a practitioner with the goal of helping the formation of new cells and the repair of cartilage and bone.
Green Apatite is often the stone of choice for crystal healers who want to address nervous system issues, dyspraxia in children and for the development of eye-hand coordination. This stone is sometimes used for weight loss, calcium absorption, and the practice of healthy eating. It seems to be particularly helpful for anyone suffering from an eating disorder like bulimia.
This wonderful crystal may also assist with the healing of glands, meridians, and organs, and it’s also turned to quite often for help with heart-related issues.
Green Apatite Metaphysical Properties
The metaphysical properties of Green Apatite make it an excellent meditation stone when you are seeking a stronger connection to the natural world. It’s said that using Green Apatite for outdoor meditation connects you to Mother Earth and all the healing blessings this can bring.
Use Green Apatite during meditation to increase kundalini energy, balance yin, and yang and sharpen intuition.
Ways To Use It
The meaning and healing properties of Green Apatite are not going to benefit you at all if it’s still sitting in the box it came in, or if it’s shut up in a drawer. Healing crystals are meant to be part of a daily practice, so spending as much time as possible with your Green Apatite is very important.
There are literally dozens of beautiful ways in which the properties of this crystal can be incorporated into your life. We’ll mention a few here, but pretty much anything goes! Just make sure that the way you use your Green Apatite is as gentle as the spirit of this stone.
One of the ways that we really love to use this crystal is to wear it in a jewelry setting. Not only will this show off the delicate beauty of the stone, but wearing Green Apatite in jewelry guarantees that its healing properties remain near your body all day long. You’ll benefit from its energy, as will everyone around you.
If you’re into feng shui (or you want to try it out), then Green Apatite is a nice choice due to its nature as a wood-energy stone. Best placed in the east or southeast area of a room, place Green Apatite wherever you would like to begin a new project, in rooms where you eat or in a child’s room.
Green Apatite is a very spiritual crystal, so it’s an excellent one to have with you for color energy work, divination, meditation, angel work, or for placing in a healing crystal layout.
Many people use this stone in amulets or talismans, and it’s thought that using it as a goddess crystal may help to connect you to the energy of Gaia and Persephone.
Place Green Apatite near a computer or at your workplace for more focused thinking and better concentration. This crystal is also helpful when placed in your purse, briefcase, backpack, or pocket.
Did you know that many healing crystals pair well together? This is not true for every stone and in every situation, but it can open up some interesting new possibilities. While it’s tempting to go off on your own, we recommend sticking with recommended combinations to start.
The meaning and healing properties of Green Apatite can easily be paired up with other stones, and the crystal combination you use will depend on what you are trying to achieve. Let’s take a look at a few common combinations.
- Feeling stressed out? Try pairing your Green Apatite with a lithium-based crystal like Lithium Quartz, Lepidolite, or Pink Tourmaline.
- Maybe you’re looking to strengthen your intuition and powers of insight. Then combining Green Apatite with Neptunite, Amethyst, or Prehnite could give you the intuition-boost you need.
- Try pairing your crystal with Citrine or Yellow Topaz for increased abundance. To channel the healing energies of Mother Earth, try combining your Green Apatite with Green Tourmaline.
How To Cleanse It
In order for your Green Apatite to stay pure, healthy, and working at its full capacity, you will need to both cleanse and charge your crystal on a regular basis. While this might sound like a lot of extra work, it is totally worth the effort you put into taking care of your stone.
There are a few ways to cleanse and charge your Green Apatite, and they are all quite effective. After working with your stone for a while, you’ll be able to get a feeling for which method your stone prefers. There is no right or wrong way, so you can feel free to give them all a try.
The simplest way to cleanse your Green Apatite is to hold it under warm, running water for about 30 seconds. Then wipe it dry with a soft, clean cloth, and you’re done.
Another way to cleanse your Green Apatite is to smudge it with the smoke of a sacred plant such as sweetgrass, sage, lavender, or cedar. Simply hold your stone in the healing smoke as it begins to rise heavenward. When the smoke appears to flow evenly and calmly around the crystal, your Green Apatite should be fully cleansed and ready to go.
Placing your Green Apatite in a bowl of brown rice for a few hours is an easy way to cleanse this crystal. The theory is that the rice absorbs all of the negative energies and vibrations that the stone has picked up as it works to heal and protect you. Just make sure to throw out the rice after you’re done cleaning the crystal.
Like the battery in your phone or laptop, your Green Apatite needs to be charged. The best way to do this is to let Mother Earth help you out. This method involves digging a hole that’s about four or five inches deep. You can certainly do this in your garden, but we suggest doing it in a potted plant, so the crystal doesn’t get lost.
Place your stone in the hole and cover it completely. Leave your stone buried in the protection of Mother Earth for 24 hours, take it out, rinse it in warm water and wipe it dry. Your Green Apatite should be fully charged.
While some healing crystals do well being charged in sunlight, Green Apatite should not be cleansed this way. Sunlight will fade the stone very quickly and weaken its healing properties, so keep it out of the sun as much as possible.
Moonlight, on the other hand, is very good for charging your Green Apatite. Just place the crystal on a window sill in the light of a full moon. Doing this overnight works best.
Many healing stones have a very obvious connection to one zodiac sign or another. However, this is not the case with Green Apatite. In fact, there are many people who believe that its core meaning isn’t connected to any sign at all. This is a subject of some debate because many people who work with healing crystals feel that Green Apatite does, in fact, have a slight connection to the signs of Gemini, Leo, Capricorn, and Virgo.
Whether Green Apatite connects to a particular sign or not, it is still a stone that will bring benefits to anyone who chooses to make it a part of their healing routine.
The positive meaning of Green Apatite makes it an excellent choice for many people. The encouraging and grounding nature of its healing properties are second to none!
If you’re interested in learning more about this stone, feel free to contact us. We love connecting with our readers and helping them on their spiritual journey.