Aragonite is an excellent grounding stone that helps you in times when you need to come back down to Earth. It inspires recycling and the conservation and protection of the Earth and all creatures on it. It helps with concentration, focus, and problem-solving. It helps you process anger and stress.
Spiritual & Emotional Influence:
Aragonite is beneficial in times of stress since it grounds and relaxes. Good for stilling the mind and quieting racing thoughts. It teaches patience and persistence which is helpful for overachievers. It promotes reliability in those who are sporadic.
The Physical Connection:
Aragonite is thought to bring energy into the body and helps to flow it through the body. It is said to be good for skin health, skin elasticity, hair, and eczema. It is believed to alleviate general pain, stress, and anxiety. It is also thought to aid in the treatment of Raynaud's Disease is when the blood vessels narrow and don’t allow blood to different areas of the body. It is said to assist in the absorption of vitamin A, vitamin D, and calcium.
The Chakras Connected to Aragonite:
Crown Chakra, Root (Base) Chakra.
Locations Found & History:
USA (Arizona and New Mexico), Spain, Morocco, Namibia, and United Kingdom. Aragonite was named after the Spanish province of Aragon in 1790, where it was first discovered. It’s a carbonite mineral that is chemically the same as calcite. Only Aragonite has a fibrous rounded form.
Rarity, Value & Variations:
Aragonite is mainly transparent or translucent and vitreous. When it’s pure, it is white or colorless, but when it’s not pure, it can be orange, yellow, pink, green, or blue. It often forms sputnik shapes making it look like a starburst or explosion.
It’s a brittle stone, rating a 3.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. There is also a type of Aragonite called flos-ferri or iron flowers due to the crystals forming small intertwining branch-like patterns. Pure Aragonite creates the shells of some mollusks, like abalone and even natural pearls are created with aragonite which bonds with conchiolin in a lengthy process that takes about seven years.
How to Use Aragonite:
Wear Aragonite as a pendant around your neck or carry a piece with you for grounding. Also, hold in your hand as you meditate for grounding and problem solving or to clear your mind of racing thoughts. You can also place over some regions of the body to heal and balance or make an elixir and pour it into your bathwater.