Alternative Names: None
Origin: Worldwide; notable mines are in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Peru, China, Mongolia, Spain, England, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Norway, and South Africa
Mineral Species: Fluorite
Mineral Group: Halides
Chemical Formula: CaF2
Crystal System: Cubic
Colour: Fluorite occurs in colourless, white, blue, green, purple, yellow, and rarely pink or red. Several colours can occur within one specimen, due to a varity of trace elements that may be present when it is forming.
Typical Appearance: Crystals form as cubes or octahedra, and well-formed cubic crystals will also cleave into octahedra.
Birthstone: Pisces and Capricorn
Chakra Alignment: All
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Latin 'fluere', meaning flow, due to the ease of melting when used as a flux in smelting and refining of metals. The phenomenon of fluorescence was first observed in fluorite, giving the phenomenon its name, rather than the other way around.
Fluorite is extremely good for balancing, clearing energy blocks, organising thoughts and ideas, and for keeping the aura clear. Therefore, fluorite alleviates chaos, and can be extremely helpful for people learning new subjects, taking exams, or embarking on large projects or creative endeavours, especially projects which involve a great deal of forward planning or grow as the project unfolds, making it difficult to see or remember the structure within. It acts as “Psychic Teflon” for healers and other practitioners, as it allows us to empathise and feel with others without holding on to their problems or illness. It calms and centres, and creates inner expansion, bringing inner stillness and an ability to work through difficulties without stress. On a physical level, fluorite can be used to strengthen and promote healing in bones and teeth.
There are many different varieties of fluorite, each with their own mineral structure, esoteric attributes and associations. To find out more about some special varieties of fluorite please click below.