Color: deep teal, blue, green, or yellow
Chakra(s): throat and solar plexus
About the stone: Apatite is a calcium phosphate that crystallizes in the hexagonal system with stocky prismatic to tabular crystals. The mineral can be transparent to opaque.
Astrological sign(s): Virgo
Mohs scale: 5
Spiritual uses: This stone aids the assimilation process of the information in a grounded way so that it can be used and integrated into daily life.
Mental uses: Employ this stone to help you understand thoughts and concepts, especially when you are feeling overwhelmed.
Emotional uses: Apatite is a good tool for becoming conscious of emotional eating to pinpoint the emotions that trigger the eating,
Physical uses: This is a good stone for dieticians, nutritionists, gastroenterologists, and any type of weight-loss or weight-gain counselor.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones. (Llewellyn. 2013)