Discovered in the early 1800s, clear apophyllite is a common, naturally occurring crystal pyramid found in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, India, Nova Scotia, the United States, Iceland, Germany, Scotland, Greenland and Spain. It exhibits a tetragonal crystal system, a Mohs scale hardness of 4.5 to 5, a specific gravity of 2.3 to 2.4 , a white streak, and belongs to the phyllosilicates/silicates mineral class. It frequently occurs in clusters, combined with or next to zeolite minerals such as stilbite, and is often found in basalt and ancient lava flows. Apophyllite itself may come in clear, pink, green, yellow, white, violet or brown varieties. The clearer the specimen, the higher the grade. Some people refer to these stunning, sparkling crystals as “meditation pyramids” or “the fisheye stone.”
In the metaphysical world, clear apophyllite is associated with the astrological signs of libra, pisces and gemini and the elements of water and air. It resonates primarily with the third eye chakra, but also with the crown and higher crown chakras. Its numerical vibration is 4. These very light reflective and bright crystals are terrific for meditation, energy work and grids. Energy can be magnified and focused through the pyramid’s apex and may enhance intuition. Additionally, clear apophyllite may connect its keeper with the higher planes and bring new wisdom on a subconscious level, facilitate communication with guides, enhance clairvoyance and psychic visions, and aid in interdimensional and astral travel and remote viewing. In activating the crown and third eye chakras, it is said to make the receptive to energies of a spiritual nature. This may then enable its keeper to receive insights and visions pertaining to current situations in his or her life. Clear apophyllite is believed to promote organization and structure in day to day life. It is used to aid us in planning for our futures, regardless of any negative associations from our past that may otherwise hinder our progress. It is also sometimes used for protection in firewalking and against fire in general, making it a valuable companion to keep around for those who work as firefighters or in related occupations. If you desire to bring purity into the office, home, or any other environment, you may achieve this goal by placing several of these useful crystals in a harmonious pattern around the room. In lore, apophyllite was used for scrying.
Although primarily a spiritual crystal, clear apophyllite does offer a handful of physical healing properties. To name a few, crystal healers use it to improve memory and regulate body functions, address respiratory problems, soothe allergies, stop asthma attacks, ease anxiety and depression and promote the health and proper functioning of the skin and mucus membranes. Clear apophyllite may also be gently placed upon the eyelids to heal stressed or tired eyes. With its combined beauty, history and metaphysical and physical healing benefits, it is not surprising that clear apophyllite is a desirable crystal that would make a welcome addition to anyone’s personal collection.