Zodiac: Historical birthstone of March
Fluorite is named after the phenomenon of fluorescence within the first specimens studied. This crystal is awarded the title “the most colorful mineral in the world,” due to its wide varieties of colors. Purple Fluorite may be the most sought after. However, it is found in green, yellow, blue, and in pure form – colorless, though specimens of pink, red, white, brown and black also occur. Most often it is found banded and multi-colored with luminous inclusions. Polished or rough, this stone is simply stunning.
The healing properties of Fluorite are generally attributed to its color formation. Since Fluorite most often comes in multi colored variations, it will carry the energies of each color. Combined color and banded formations are optimal for overall cleansing and energizing the aura and chakras. Specific coloring attributes include:
Blue – provides calm and rationalized energy; inspires gentle honestly and concise communication.
Clear – mental clarity; harmonizes mind and spirit; alleviates emotional turmoil.
Green – inspires originality; helps align thoughts, words and actions; freshens the chakras.
Purple – clears mental fog; increases concentration; quiet worried thoughts or anxiety.
Yellow – stimulates creativity; increases understanding and logic; stabilizes group energy.
Fluorite is a colorful mineral, both in visible and ultraviolet light, and the stone has ornamental and lapidary uses. Industrially, fluorite is used as a flux for smelting, and in the production of certain glasses and enamels. The purest grades of fluorite are a source of fluoride for hydrofluoric acid manufacture, which is the intermediate source of most fluorine-containing fine chemicals. Optically clear transparent fluorite lenses have low dispersion, so lenses made from it exhibit less chromatic aberration, making them valuable in microscopes and telescopes. Fluorite optics are also usable in the far-ultraviolet and mid-infrared ranges, where conventional glasses are too absorbent for use.