Aragonite, Pink

GENTLE GROUNDING

Find your heart-center and feel balanced

Be patient as you become your Highest Self

Release attachment to drama, lies and pain

Love yourself and honor your true beauty   

Let Pink Aragonite show you how to bloom!

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Healing Properties of Pink Aragonite

Spiritual: Pink Aragonite is a wonderful crystal ally for anyone who is eager to spiritually evolve and worries they are moving too slowly.  Pink Aragonite invites us calm down and to reconnect to our heart-center.  It reminds us that those who move too fast, tend to stumble.  But if we go at a reasonable and balanced pace, we will arrive we were are meant to be, on time and in good form.  Pink Aragonite asks us to be patient and to remember that healthy growth has its own divine pace; much like a flower that blooms gradually and becomes more beautiful with each passing day.  Pink Aragonite connects us to the Earth Goddess, a warm and loving entity who wants us to thrive and be nurtured.  It likewise encourages us to be kind to the Earth and to all beings who call this planet home.  Pink Aragonite’s energy is a sweet companion during meditations on loving kindness.  It reminds us that Love is a powerful energy that already has and will again change the world.  Pink Aragonite is attuned to the Root, Sacral and Heart Chakra and linked to the astrological sign of Capricorn.  It is connected to the element of Earth and Water and vibrates to the number 9.  

Emotional: Pink Aragonite offers tender support when we are feeling anxious about how other people see us.  When we are feel negatively judged, especially about our physical appearance, Pink Aragonite helps us to reaffirm our self-worth and to recognize our own true beauty.  It is a fantastic crystal ally to keep close by during childhood and the teenage years when we are creating our story about who we are and where we fit in the world.  It is also very useful for anyone who is working to heal damage done during those pivotal times.  It helps us to feel safe enough to emotionally grow up and become the wise and happy adult that we deserve to be.  Pink Aragonite quietly releases emotional wounds that make us feel angry, sad or ashamed.  If we have been verbally abused, Pink Aragonite combats the lies and show us the truth so we can be healed.  It provides us with a steady flow of emotional strength and support, while we do the necessary emotional work to create true peace in our heart.     

Mental: Pink Aragonite brings gifts of tolerance, patience and flexibility.  It helps us to stay focused on the important matters and to be reliable in our word.  Yet it also helps us to calmly adjust as needed to accommodate new developments.  It helps us to feel stabile and steady, regardless of what is happening around us.  When we find ourselves pulled into drama,  Pink Aragonite helps us to logically understand the emotional issues that create conflict.  If we are at fault, it helps us to accept responsibility and make amends.  If we are not at fault, it give us clarity and encourages us to gently extract ourselves from the drama and move forward. 

Physical: Pink Aragonite is recommended for anyone suffering from body dysmorphia or who doesn’t feel comfortable in their own body.  It helps us to love our body as it is.  It reminds us that our body is more than just our outward appearance.  Our body is also a wonderful complexity of internal systems that work together to take good care of us.  Our body loves us.  Our body wants us to feel happy and healthy.  Pink Aragonite asks us to love our body in return and to show that love by creating and maintaining good physical and mental habits.  As a talisman, Pink Aragonite can help us to feel hopeful and be practical when we are dealing with problems associated with the immune or digestive systems.  It also makes a wonderful talisman for anyone concerned about osteoporosis who wants a reminder to engage in the good habits that lead to strong bones.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Aragonite

Pink Aragonite, Wenshan City, Yunnan, China

Mineral Family: Carbonites

Chemical Composition: Ca[CO3]
Cleavage: Distinct
Color: Pink; can also be white, brown, gray, yellow, red, green, and blue
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Form/Habit: Prismatic, acicular
Fracture: Subchonchoidal, brittle
Gravity: 2.94
Hardness: 3.5-4
Luminescence: Yellowish-white (long wave) / Blueish-white (short wave)
Luster: Vitreous
Streak: White
Transparency: Transparent to opaque

Location: Aragonite comes in a wide variety of colors and can be found in many locations scattered around the world.  The only known source for bright Pink Aragonite is China.  A few paler pink specimens have been found in France and the United Kingdom. 

Mineral Family: Aragonite is a Carbonate mineral. Carbonates are an important part of the Earth’s crust and are found 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. While there are over 70 types of Carbonate minerals, the most common are Dolomite, Siderite, and Calcite. Aragonite is a relatively rare stone which is chemically identical to Calcite and comes in a wide variety of colors. 

Formation: Aragonite is chemically identical to Calcite, but is formed under different geological conditions. It is found in the oxidized zone of ore deposits, in caves as stalactites, near hot springs, and in mineral veins. It is also produced in mollusks and Corals by biological processes that have yet to be fully understood.  Pink Aragonite’s color comes from inclusions of Cobalt.    

Mining: Aragonite is the principal mineral mined in multiple locations. Among other uses, it is used to make cement and soil neutralizers, and to help maintain the pH balance in salt-water aquariums.  Pink Cobalt, particularly vibrant ones those from China, are set aside to be sold to collectors. 

Enhancements: All Aragonite is fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Pink Aragonite

History of Aragonite

Castle at Molina de Aragón

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.  During the late 20th century, Aragonite was included in some lapidaries, but described as a brown, red, yellow, white or blue mineral.  Pink Aragonite is a 21st century stone whose healing proprieties are still being explored.

Aragonite was named by German geologist Abraham Gottlob Wernerin 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.  But he was an avid mineral and crystal collector and a famous geology lecturer, so unusual specimens were sometimes sent to him.  In addition to Aragonite, Werner also described and named Zoisite.

Photos: Castle

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Ethical sourcing is a constantly evolving process.

If the original sourcing for the stone still passes Moonrise Crystals’ current standards, it will be restocked as soon as possible.

If the original sourcing is no longer acceptable, it will be restocked when/if a better supplier can be found.

 

The majority of Aragonite is wild-harvested by dredging, which has a horrific environmental impact.

 Some Aragonite is farmed or grown in aquacultures, but many of these sources are problematic or not what they claim to be.

There are thousands of species of Aragonite, only some of which can be harvested in a sustainable manner.

Moonrise Crystals is seeking a truly ethical source for Aragonite.

Safe Handling of Aragonite

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