Published July 2014  •  Updated February 2024  •  Read Time: 6 minutes
Fluorites come in every color, the most common being colorless, green, purple and yellow.  Normally the Fluorite is only a single hue, but occasionally different colors get layered on top of each other, creating Rainbow Fluorite.  Depending on the colors, experts can often guess where a crystal came from, since Rainbow Fluorites from China look quite different than those from Argentina! Each color has its own energetic property too, so yellow and green Fluorite will feel a little different than green and purple. Rainbow Fluorites are fantastic tools for anything related to organization, helping us to create a life both practical and dynamic.

Rainbow Fluorite

Rainbow Fluorite Healing Energy

Spiritual Healing Properties

All colors of Fluorite energize our mind and spirit, swiftly shifting us into a positive state of being, able to focus our energies appropriately.  It helps us to assess situations correctly and determine what is needed and how to use our gifts for the Greatest Good, both for ourselves and for the world at large.  Fluorite celebrates individuality, reducing the power of outside influences and encouraging us to take control of our own lives.  It encourage us to make decisions and create practical systems so that we can stay stable and grounded, while living dynamic and creative lives.  Rainbow Fluorite is a combination of several different colors.  Green Fluorite helps us to “tidy up” our lives, both internally and externally, ridding us of negativity and replacing it with Love.  Purple Fluorite strengthens our psychic gifts and helps us to see hidden connections and the rationality behind our intuition.  Colorless Fluorite clears the aura and all energy pathways.

Metaphysical Properties Rainbow Moonstone
Chakra Heart, Throat, Third Eye and  Crown
Element Wind
Numerology 2 and 77
Zodiac Capricorn and Pisces

Emotional Healing Properties

Fluorite has a stabilizing effect on the emotions. It helps us to work through confusion and disorganization, by encouraging us to “think” our way through our emotions, rather than just be mindlessly lost in them. Fluorite also encourages us to stay in the present moment and to make good plans for the future so that we are able to be courageous in the face of the unknown. Fluorite is excellent for keeping relationships balanced and stable.  Green Fluorite in particular, helps us to stay heart-centered, while Purple Fluorite encourages accurate communication, and Colorless Fluorite gives us clear sight so we can choose our battles wisely.

Mental Healing Properties

Fluorite is a stone that dissolves chaos and biases. It removes mental and creative blocks and helps us to let go of narrow-minded thinking and limiting behavioral patterns. Fluorite makes a wonderful tool for scholars, since its organizational energies make it easy to cross-reference existing knowledge and rapidly absorb new information. Fluorite is one of the best stones for cultivating discernment and understanding how our energies can best be used.  Green Fluorite is particularly good for releasing old habits and obsolete patterns that not longer serve us, while Purple Fluorite stimulates commonsense and Colorless Fluorite strengthens the link between mind and spirit.

Physical Healing Properties

Fluorite’s energy is said to inspire universal energies to activate and nourish the body, helping it to reach a state of perfection. Fluorite is most often used by metaphysical healers to treat teeth and mouth problems as well as brain chemistry. It is also said to improve physical mobility and ease arthritis and psychosomatic allergies. Fluorite is commonly used to dispel electromagnetic smog from computers, cell phones, and other devices.  Green Fluorite is said to relieve stomach aches, while Purple Fluorite is believed to treat the skeletal system.  Colorless Fluorite is often used by metaphysical healers, particularly Reiki practitioners, to open the pathways between Universal Healing Energies and the sick/injured person.

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Geology of Rainbow Fluorite

Where does Rainbow Fluorite come from?

Fluorite is found in many different colors worldwide.  Multicolored Fluorite can be found in any deposit, but much of what is sold in the metaphysical industry comes from China.  Other notable locations include Argentina, Great Britain, Namibia, and the United States.

Mining and Treatments

Fluorite is primarily mined alongside Silver and Lead, as a part of the rock surrounding the ores, or in Granite and Marble mines.  Fluorite is used industrially to make high-octane fuel, hydrofluoric acid, and opaque glass, as well as for refining Aluminum and Lead. Fluorite is also the source for Fluorine, used to fluoridate water and to provide the nonstick quality in Teflon pans. With its vivid colors, it would be expected to be a popular gemstone, however its softness and fragility make it less desirable for use in jewelry.

All Fluorites are natural, enhanced only through cutting and polishing.

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Rainbow Fluorite

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Mineral Family

Fluorite belongs to the Halide mineral family, a group of minerals which consists of metals combined with common halogen elements. The most famous member of the Halide family is Halite – better known as common table salt!  Fluorite is the second most well-known, and is found worldwide in a rainbow of bright colors.

Rainbow Fluorite’s energy works well with its family – other Halide minerals.  Try it in combination with Tiffany Stone.

Rainbow Fluorite Formation and Crystal Associates

Fluorite is a “simple” Halide, which is created when a metal combines with Calcium and Fluorine in a water-soluble solution. It can be formed in primary, secondary, and even tertiary processes. It is most often found as a vein mineral running through Lead and Silver ores. It also occurs in pegmatite cavities, in sedimentary rocks, and around hot springs. Purple, green, and yellow are the most common colors, although colorless, blue,  pink, red, and black specimens are also found. In multi-colored Fluorites, each color stays in a distinct zone within the same crystal, following the contour of the crystal face.

Rainbow Fluorite’s energy works well with its “friends” – crystal associates formed in the same geological environment.  Try it in combination with Black Tourmaline, Calcite, Chiastolite, Chrysanthemum Stone, Hemimorphite, and Snow Quartz.

Mineralogy Rainbow Fluorite
Chemical Formula CaF2
Cleavage Perfect
Color Multicolored, most often purple, green, white, and/or yellow
Crystal System Cubic
Form/Habit Cubic, octahedral
Fracture Flat conchoidal
Hardness – Mohs Scale 4 (Fluorite is the Moh’s scale ‘defining mineral’ for 4)
Luminescence Blue, very strong (long wave) / Blue (short wave)
Luster Vitreous
Mineral Family Halide
Specific Gravity 3.00-3.25
Streak White
Transparency Transparent to translucent

History of Rainbow Fluorite

Fluorite comes in every shade of the rainbow, and has only been recognized as a distinct mineral since the eighteenth century, making it difficult to establish any ancient and medieval healing traditions. While it is not clearly included in ancient and medieval lapidaries, Fluorite is listed in virtually all modern lapidaries.  Some of these lapidaries simply list Fluorite as a single stone, while others include passages for each distinct color.

For most of its history, Fluorite was lumped in with other stones that easily break, such as Calcite, or with stones that help ore reach its melting point more quickly. The name Fluorite comes from the Latin fluere, meaning “to flow.” This is a reference to how easily Fluorite melts when exposed to hot temperatures. Since Fluorite is often found with valuable metals, such as Silver, it is often seen in its liquid form during the smelting process used to refine metals. In 1852, Fluorite was responsible for first demonstrating the phenomenon of fluorescence  – a bright glow that some objects emit when exposed to ultraviolet light (black light). It was at this point that Fluorite was recognized as a distinct mineral, and it immediately became a favorite stone for natural history museums and collectors of all sorts.

Fluorescent Minerals, Fluorite

Fluorescent minerals under UV light

The most common colors of Fluorite are white, green, purple and yellow.  Most of the time, Fluorite crystals form in a single uniform color, but sometimes they produce multiple shades, next to or on top of each other.  The hues can be the common colors, or some of the rarer shades like blue and pink.  In scientific circles, these Fluorites are typically referred to as multi-colored or mixed-color.  Commercially they are more likely to be called Rainbow Fluorite.

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