Published January 2015  •  Updated February 2024  •  Read Time: 5 minutes
Blue Aragonite is a rare crystal on the collector’s market.  The best specimens come from China and have a vibrant sky blue color.  Reddish-brown is the standard hue when people discuss Aragonite’s energy.  The blue variety became popular in the 21st century and its energy was so unique that crystal intuitives have begun exploring all the shades of Aragonite.  This natural blue gem is considered one of the very best for sound healing and breath work.  It is often incorporated into therapy treatments that involve music.  It is a fantastic stone to have nearby when using a singing bowl or using music to bring on a trance or meditative state.

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Blue Aragonite Meaning

Spiritual Healing Properties

Blue Aragonite is an incredible stone for spiritual communication, whether through prayer and meditation with Higher Beings, or when communing with human spiritual companions. It helps to convey spiritual ideas and concepts clearly and allows us to be open to hearing new spiritual insights. Intuitives of all types will greatly benefit from working with this stone, particularly Healers who work with sound, or anyone who creates card or healing layouts.

Metaphysical Properties Blue Aragonite
Chakra Heart, Throat, and Third Eye
Element Wind and Water
Numerology 9
Zodiac Capricorn

Emotional Healing Properties

Blue Aragonite is a very helpful stone for gaining perspective about emotional wounds, especially anything related to verbal abuse. Blue Aragonite enhances emotional perception and increases empathy and compassion towards ourselves and others. It can also help us to release fear of so-called “negative” emotions, such as grief or anger. Blue Aragonite shows us that there are beautiful lessons and truths to be learned from all emotions and life experiences.

Mental Healing Properties

Blue Aragonite encourages clear communication, both in words and artistically. It is particularly helpful for anyone who wants to overcome a fear of public speaking or who struggles to convey their thoughts in writing. Blue Aragonite is also a gentle grounding stone for people with busy lives who nevertheless want to remain fully present to experiences as they unfold.

Physical Healing Properties

Blue Aragonite is said to help treat a variety of respiratory illnesses. It is believed to stimulate the lungs and is most often used by metaphysical healers to treat asthma, lung cancer, and any kind of lung inflammation.

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Blue Aragonite Mineralogy

Where does Blue Aragonite come from?

Aragonite is found in small deposits around the world.  Blue Aragonite is mined primarily in China, but is also found in Austria.

Mining and Treatments

Miners find Aragonite in the oxidized zone of ore deposits, in caves as stalactites, and near hot springs.  It is most often colorless, white, grey or yellowish.  Industrial mines dig up most Aragonite.  The mineral gets grounded into gravel or powder and then used to make cement and soil neutralizers.  The mineral also helps maintain the pH balance in salt-water aquariums.  By contrast, artisanal miners are responsible for bringing Blue Aragonite to the collector’s market.  The only enhancement for these pretty minerals is cutting and polishing.

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Mineral Family

Aragonite is a relative rare member of the Carbonite mineral family. These minerals are an important part of the Earth’s crust and are located in sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks. Carbonates are minerals which contain the carbonate group CO3 as their basic structural unit. They form in a trigonal system with one Carbon atom centrally located between 3 Oxygen atoms.  Aragonite is chemically identical to Calcite, the former being slightly harder and heavier than the latter.  On the microscopic level, Aragonite is orthorhombic while Calcite is hexagonal.

Aragonite’s energy works well with its family – other Carbonite minerals.  Try it in combination with Azurite, Calcite, Magnesite, Malachite, Rhodochrosite, and Stichtite. Or try it with different colors: Brown, Pink, Red, and Yellow.

Blue Aragonite Formation and Crystal Associates

Aragonite is chemically identical to Calcite and forms in a very similar way.  In fact, Aragonite naturally alters into Calcite under the right geological conditions. Unsurprisingly, Aragonite and Calcite often grown intertwined.  Aragonite forms at low temperatures near the surface of the earth.  Mollusks and corals also produce Aragonite by biological processes that scientists don’t yet fully understand.  Aragonite is a necessary ingredient for oysters and mussels to produce pearls.

Blue Aragonite’s energy works well with its “friends” – crystal associates formed in the same geological environment.  Try it in combination with Fluorite, Topaz, White Calcite.

Mineralogy Blue Aragonite
Chemical Formula Ca[CO3]
Cleavage Distinct
Color Blue
Crystal System Orthorhombic
Form/Habit Prismatic, acicular
Fracture Subconchoidal, brittle
Hardness – Mohs Scale 3.5-4
Luminescence Yellowish-white (long wave) / Blueish-white (short wave)
Luster Vitreous
Mineral Family Carbonites
Specific Gravity 2.94
Streak White
Transparency Transparent to opaque

History of Blue Aragonite

Aragonite was “discovered” relatively recently by the metaphysical community and so it was not included in any early lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers.  It was named by German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1797, after the small town of Molina de Aragón, in Guadalajara, Spain where it was first noted.  Werner was one of the first scientists to recognize the chronological succession of sedimentary rocks, namely that newer rocks will be on top of older rocks.  Werner suffered from poor health for most of his life and rarely traveled.  However, he was an avid mineral and crystal collector and a famous geology lecturer, so unusual specimens were sometimes sent to him.

Blue Aragonite doesn’t appear in the historical record until the 21st century after miners in China uncovered some lovely sky-blue specimens.  Some pieces go to the collector’s market in their natural rough state, while others are polished and carved in lapidaries. The blue color is very appealing to those within the crystal healing industry, who connect it sound healing practices and conscious breathwork.  Sound healing is an ancient practice with roots in many different cultures.  In ancient times, it was typically performed with drums, rattles, and chants.  Today, new age music recordings and singing bowls are also commonly utilized.  Sound healing is both passive and participatory.  Passive in the sense that a person is suppose to relax and be open to a healing experience.  Participatory in that a person should try to match their breath to the sound and consciously focus on the present moment.  Sound healing can lead to an elevated trance state, which can result in deep healing and profound insights.

Additional References:

  1. Encyclopedia Britannica, “Aragonite.”
  2., “Werner, Abraham Gottlob.”
  3. Grimes, Samuel, “Where did “Tibetan” Singing Bowls Really Come From?” Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, March 4, 2020.
  4., “Aragonite.”

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