Blue apatite is a stone for manifesting and expanding our awareness. It encourages self expression and stimulates our intellect and thirst for knowledge, inspiring clarity for what our future may hold. It is a calming stone that helps us release emotional blockages and a good stone for anyone suffering from social anxiety as it promotes our most extroverted self and helps alleviate any negative thoughts of our self. Apatite is a stone of spirituality and encourages angelic guidance, astral travel and lucid dreams. It also assists in enhancing our creativity.
Apatite is a good stone to keep on you if you have a fear of public speaking or speaking up in group meetings. It will help calm you and promote social ease and open up your throat chakra allowing calm, clear communication.
Apatite was first discovered in the 1990's and the name comes from the Greek word apatite which means to deceive, due to it often being mistaken for other gemstones. It is not often faceted due to its softness, but when cut correctly it can display neon like colours which made it explode as a favourite stone nearly overnight. Apatite is also commonly used to make fertilizer as it is a source of phosphorus.
Apatite is the name of a group of phosphate minerals with similar chemical compositions which is a common mineral found in ingenious and sedimentary rocks. It has a hardness of 5 and can be found in many places including Brazil, India. Madagascar, Norway, South Africa, Mexico, Canada and the USA.