aragonite, a friendly stone for grounding

Aragonite is a form of calcium carbonate, the same material as calcite but in a different structure. It is the material that makes up sea shells. We often see it in two main color patterns: a brown/golden/white variety, which sometimes appears striped; and an eye-catching robin’s egg blue. The little brown-sugar colored clusters called “sputniks” are especially popular, maybe because they give off such a friendly vibe — sort of like a little mineral pet. Rarer forms of aragonite appear as clusters of colorless spikes or needles, or blue coral-like masses. This abundant mineral is found all over the world. It’s great for grounding, and even for grounding other crystals.

Care and caution: Some forms of aragonite may contain lead or other dangerous elements, so do not use aragonite directly to make elixirs.

Properties of Blue Aragonite: (Also known as Blue Iron Bloom) Use at the 5th Chakra (Throat Chakra) to connect with one’s spirit guides and angels, to connect one with the air element, to cool fiery or angry energies, to bring joy to the user, to instill courage and to act as a shield against negativity, and to reduce stress.

Properties of Brown Aragonite: (Also known as Brown Iron Bloom) Use at the 1st Chakra (Root Chakra/Base Chakra) or at the 2nd Chakra (Sacral Chakra/Spleenic Chakra) to help one solve problems by multi-tasking and by considering many different options at once, to help one to release the fear of water or of drowning, to aid in transformation (physical, emotional, and spiritual), and to help someone to become well-rounded.

Properties of Clear Aragonite: (Also known as Colorless Iron Bloom) Use at the 1st Chakra (Root Chakra/Base Chakra) or at the 7th Chakra (Crown Chakra) to promote spiritual clarity, to aid in channeling, to promote deep meditation, to instill a feeling of tranquility and calmness, and to aid in transformation (physical, emotional, spiritual).

Properties of Golden Ray Aragonite: (Also known as Golden Ray Iron Bloom) Use at the 3rd Chakra (Solar Plexus Chakra) or at the 7th Chakra (Crown Chakra) to relieve symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) by bringing the light and warmth of the sun into the body, to bring inner joy that shines forth and affects those around you, to facilitate a connection with the divine, to help one achieve a feeling of oneness with all beings, to promote feelings of gratitude and love, and to help one overcome life’s most difficult obstacles.