Express your most personal feelings and beliefs clearly.
Intensify and stabilize empathic and intuitive abilities.
Ground your breath work for yoga and meditation.
Expand your capacity for compassion and creativity.
Let Blue Aragonite inspire unity in your head and heart!
Healing Properties of Blue Aragonite
Spiritual: 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. Blue Aragonite is attuned to the Heart, Throat, and Third Eye Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of Capricorn. It is connected to the elements of Wind and Water and vibrates to the number 9.
Emotional: 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: 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: 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.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Mineralogy of Blue Aragonite
Mineral Family: Carbonites
Chemical Composition: Ca[CO3]
Color: Colorless, white, gray, yellowish, reddish, green, blue
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Form/Habit: Prismatic, acicular
Fracture: Subchonchoidal, brittle
Luminescence: Yellowish-white (long wave) / Blueish-white (short wave)
Transparency: Transparent to opaque
Location: Deposits of fine Aragonite crystals are found in the Czech Republic and Mexico. Additional deposits are located in Austria, Bahamas, England, Greece, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Japan, Morocco, Namibia, Peru, Pakistan, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Turkey, and the United States (Colorado, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota).
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. It can be colorless, white, gray, brown, yellow, red, green, or blue.
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.
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.
Enhancements: All Aragonite is fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
History of 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.
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.
Ethically Sourced Blue Aragonite
The Miners sell to a Gem Dealer/Exporter
The Exporter sells to a Lapidary.
The Lapidary sells to a US Wholesaler/Importer.
The Importer sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is complicated but likely clean.
The Mine, Lapidary and Importer are all in different countries.
At least two middle-men are involved.
This Blue Aragonite is most likely from Yunnan, China.
The exact deposit is unknown, but the area includes numerous mines for gold and gemstones.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
The Lapidary & Importer
This Blue Aragonite was tumbled in China.
Lapidary factories in China are typically safe for workers.
The Aragonite was imported by a US mineral wholesaler.
The Importer is a family business run by a married couple.
The Importer pays its employees fairly.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I first encountered the US wholesaler at the 2015 Franklin, North Carolina Gem and Mineral Show. They carry a wide-variety of tumbled stones, both common and rare. The tumbled Celestite and specialty Obsidian particularly caught my eye, since no other source carries them. The owners are a married couple, he takes care of their larger stones, while she is the self-proclaimed, “Tumbled Stone Queen.” The Queen knows her stock inside and out and we’ve spoken in person and by phone about the geology and origins of various minerals.
The amount of middlemen involved does give me pause. I only purchase stones from this source if I can’t find the stone elsewhere and I am confident about mining and lapidary conditions for the countries in question.
Safe Handling of Blue Aragonite
Blue Aragonite Tumbled Stone
Color: Blue. This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.
Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger
Weight: 1 oz
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
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