Called: The Dream Crystal
Energetic Properties: Truth & Communication
Element(s): Air & Water
Color(s): white, purple, blue, blue-green, green, yellow, brownish-yellow, pink or red
Geology: found worldwide; forms in fractures and cavities as octahedrons
Size: roughly .75-3 inches in diameter
Fluorite is considered to be the stone of relationship and communication due to its profound effect on our mind’s ability to process and dream with clarity. It is said to help neutralize stress, chaotic thinking and negative influences, allowing you to see clearly, with positivity, flexibility and freedom of choice. Another reported benefit is that Fluorite may help you verbalize ideas more eloquently and confidently. A final component of the “clear thinking” encouraged by Fluorite is that it can assist in impartial and unbiased thinking, helping you to use all the facts to make wise decisions. The result is said to be better understanding of your own intentions and communication with those around you, and an ultimately happier outlook on life’s boundless potential.
Physically, Fluorite is said to boost the immune system and stimulate the regeneration and restructuring of cells and DNA, particularly in the skin and respiratory tract (our first boundaries with the world around us.) Emotionally, it may gently bring suppressed dreams/feelings to the surface for resolution.
Throughout the ages:
- Fluorite’s value in many cultures of the world is evidenced by its use, dating back thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians used Fluorite for carving scarabs and statues of the gods, while green and other fluorites were carved into vessels by the Chinese. The Romans, Celts, Britons, French, Germans, American Indians and others all prized the beauty of Fluorite, carving it into figurines, deity statues, art, totems, amulets and talismans, as well as decorative bowls, cups, dishes and vases.
- In the ancient world, many believed Fluorite was crystallized light and could help man achieve enlightenment by bringing light into the brain. It was also deemed to be the “home of the rainbow” because of its many colors.
- In 1852, George Gabriel Stokes discovered the ability of specimens of Fluorite to produce a blue glow when illuminated with ultraviolet light, which in his words was "beyond the violet end of the spectrum." He called this phenomenon "fluorescence" after the mineral fluorite.
- To the ancient Chinese, purple Fluorite offered protection from evil spirits, and its clusters were considered to be “dream makers.”
- Flourite vessels were highly prized by the Romans for their rarity, intricate banding, and for the special flavor given to the wine drank from them, a result of the resin used to help hold the crystals together during the shaping process.
Rare artifacts of Fluorite have been unearthed in America, in cultivated fields and burial sites of the southern Illinois-western Kentucky Fluorspar region. These remarkable carvings date from the Mississippian Moundbuilders era and reflect the native peoples of the Mississippi Valley. A large number of colorful Fluorite beads, pendants and ear ornaments have been found, as well as four complete, or almost complete, Fluorite statues of figures in the seated position.