The meaning of the name Apophyllite, comes from the Greek words that mean 'get' and 'leaf'... referring to its proclivity to exfoliate like a leaf, when heated. These crystals come in a range of colors, but the most common are the clear or colorless and green. Apophyllite may be found in Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Britain, Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Canada and Australia, but the most prized stones come from Poona in India.
Used in meditation:
Apophyllite is associated primarily with the third eye and crown chakras. Apophyllite is known for its high vibration. It is said raise spiritual vibrations, and spiritually energize the entire being. The spiritual connection of Apophyllite makes it an excellent helper crystal for deep meditation, mystical vision, and inter-dimensional or astral travel. It has been used in fire-walking ceremonies during meditation preparation to protect the walker. When placed on the third eye chakra, it enhances clairvoyance and mystical vision. Apophyllite is also used to assist in contacting and working with Guardian Angels, Spirit Guides and manifestations of the Higher Self. Resonating at such a high vibration makes it very useful for clarity of mind and of heart. Meditating with Apophyllite helps to clear blockages and bring healing balance to the entire energetic body but works especially well for the third eye and heart chakras. It is said to help one to see the "truth" that is so often hidden by our limiting thoughts and beliefs.
Used in decoration:
Used to invite Spirit and bring a sense of purity into a home by elevating the vibrations in the room, office, or sacred space, by placing one or more Apophyllite crystals around the room. No need to understand crystal grids or sacred geometry when decorating, use your intuition and let the Apophyllite do the rest. They have an excellent ability to transmit their energetic vibrations, making them wonderful pieces to keep in a conference room or a family room to relive stress, create an uplifting environment and to cleanse "lower" vibrations.
Used in Physical Healing:
In traditional folk and crystal healing, Apophyllite is used for tired or stressed eyes by placing on the eyelids. It is used similarly in different body regions for respiratory problems, stopping asthma attacks, allergies, and health of mucus membranes and skin.
Used in Protection:
Apophyllite is also considered a stone that lends protection from fire and those working with or fighting fire. The deep spiritual coolness is like a wild spring that engulfs its user in its protective vibrations.
*Green Apophyllite has the energies of clear Apophyllite, plus its own energies. It is a stone of growth, universal love, and nature. It is said to bring abundance. It is related primarily to the heart chakra and connects the heart to the Crown Chakra and Spirit.