Apophyllite is a transparent to transluscent crystal, which can appear in a variety of colours including clear, white, green, pink, yellow, and violet. It has a Moh’s hardness rating of 4.5 – 5, meaning it is about average. Apophyllite grows in very well-defined crystals, and naturally forms pyramid structures.
Apophyllite derives its name from the Greek “apophylliso”, meaning “it flakes off”. This refers to the crystal’s tendency flake apart when heated, due to water loss. Although being little known by the general public, it is prized by gemstone collectors and can be found in several places around the world, including India, Germany, Canada and Norway.
Apophyllite can be used to open the heart chakra, thus helping all healing energies.
Apophyllite can be used to create a connection between the physical and spiritual sides of your life; to bring about balance between your higher self, your body, your mind and your emotions. It can be used in meditation, past life regression or to bring about clarity of mind.