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Aragonite, when banded, is an opaque brown stone with varying forms of tan and cream striping and patterned banding. It is an orthorhombic crystal, which means it has three mutually perpendicular axes of unequal length, and often appears flat or as a cluster of thin blades. In cluster form, it is known as "Spudnik" Aragonite and it can look peachy-brown and transparent.
Aragonite is a good Earth healer, and encourages conservation of Earth's precious resources.
Aragonite works with all of the chakras, but can work specifically with the Root/Base Chakra, for grounding and with the Earth-Star Chakra, for creating a deeper connection to planet Earth. Aragonite acts as a stabilizing stone, and can be helpful for those who have focused solely on spiritual pursuits to the exclusion of other necessary tasks. Aragonite is also helpful to those who need to release issues from the past and attachments in the present.
Aragonite promotes focus and concentration, and can be helpful for students. Meditating with Aragonite can help to ground spiritual growth into the lower chakras, raising the overall vibration of the body. Many crystal lovers enjoy Aragonite's centering energies, and work with it to help bring peace and serenity to volatile situations.
Aragonite calms, centers, stabilizes and increases the ability to remain patient, even in the most challenging of circumstances. It will enhance and encourage sensitivity and generosity. Aragonite can be an aid for those who lack discipline and self-control, and can help one to overcome stagnation in their personal growth.
Physically, Aragonite's ability to raise vibrational energies of the body can assist with all types of healing. Aragonite can help to speed up the recovery from broken bones and nerve damage. It's highly grounding energies allow Aragonite to help relieve stress and nerve problems that may lead to restlessness and twitching. Sleep with Aragonite under the pillow to relieve insomnia, or carry in your pocket for continuous grounding influence throughout the day. Aragonite can also be used to enhance the absorption of calcium throughout the skeletal structure and to ameliorate pain and chills.
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|Physical and Metaphysical Properties for
|PROPERTIES FOR STONE
|uh-RAG-uh-nite / AIR-ah-gun-ite
|I am grounded and connected to the energy of the earth.
|Do you use crystals to connect to the Earth's energy?
|Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)
|STONE NAME INFORMATION TAGS
|Brown, Tan (light brown)
|Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Spain
|Orthorhombic Crystal System
|3.5 to 4 Hardness
|CaCO3, Calcium Carbonate
|Aches and Pains, Body Temperature Regulation, Immune System Strengthening and Support, Joint Pain and Health, Nervous System Regeneration and Healing, Pain Relief
|Anger Diffusing or Release, Criticism, Eases Depression, Peace and Peacefulness, Tranquility
|Communication and Connecting with Higher Self, Cosmic Awareness and Consciousness, Earth Healing, Kundalini Energy, Raising Vibrations, White Light
|Tumbled: Light and dark brown with beautiful striped pattern, <10% Matrix & Natural Crystals: Beautiful coral/orange color, translucent, < 10% matrix
|Tumbled: Light and dark brown with nice striped pattern, 10-25% Matrix & Natural Crystals: Nice coral/orange/brown color, partially translucent, 10-25% matrix
|Tumbled: Light and dark brown with striped pattern, >25% Matrix & Natural Crystals: Poor coral/orange/brown color, opaque, and/or > 25% matrix
Posted on March 13, 2013
|I bought an aragonite necklace from Turkey! Pretty interestig to know its healing powers! I need it so much (Submitted by: faten j on August 28, 2017)
|I have experienced spontaneous kundalini awakening with intense and disturbing symptoms such as intense anxiety and hypersensitivity to external stimuli years ago, and I am looking for remedies, such as a crystal, that can slow things down and allow my spiritual body to grow in its own peaceful pace. Do any of you know and advise me of whether aragonite star cluster can be helpful in such case? For some reason I feel drawn to this crystal. Thank you in advance for your responses (Submitted by: Aleaf on September 27, 2016)
|Wow, you are very intuitive. Yes, your intuition is correct. Place aragonite underneath your tailbone while sitting and do the exercise called, The Microcosmic Orbit. Aragonite helps aid in this meditation and helps the kundalini energy to flow up the spine and then down the front of the body and back into the Dantian to recharge you and ground you. (Submitted by: The M on July 03, 2019)
|As I understand it, aragonite is a "dry" carbonate, which basically is mother-of-pearl, among other examples shown. A dry carbonate will help either slow down an unnatural reaction that is occurring too quickly or speed up one that is occurring too slowly. Even though it has the same chemical formula as calcite, these do not belong to the same crystalline family. Aragonite is an orthorhombic carbonate while calcite is a trigonal carbonate. Calcite speeds up processes that are too slow and then stabilizes them; but aragonite does the opposite. In other words it is calcite not aragonite that raises vibrational energies in the body. Aragonite slows down things growing too fast or moving through the body too quickly for metabolic actions to be achieved properly. I would use aragonite against tumour growth, for example. You say "Physically, Aragonite's ability to raise vibrational energies of the body can assist with all types of healing. Aragonite can help to speed up the recovery from broken bones and nerve damage. Its highly grounding energies allow Aragonite to help relieve stress and nerve problems that may lead to restlessness, twitching or spasms." Aragonite will not speed up recovery from broken bones or nerve damage but will relieve stress and nerve problems that may lead to restlessness, twitching or spasms. Use calcite to speed up too slow healing of broken bones, but still understand that healing of broken bones will take a certain average time, and so only use the calcite to speed it up if that time is longer than the average. , (Submitted by: welwyn on January 26, 2016)
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