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Aragonite

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Aragonite is found in Spain, Mexico, Morocco, New Mexico and Arizona; it was first discovered in Aragon province, Spain, which is where the name was derived.

Aragonite increases energy, in particular it increases the energy of prayers and magic charms.

Aragonite was used by the native peoples for masks, statuary and other objects. In the 15th century, Bernadino de Sahagun wrote of "iztec chalchihuitl", a fine green and white translucent stone used for carving.

In 1876, Aragonite was introduced to Europe, where it became very popular and sold for exorbitant prices.

Near Pueblo, the natives still carve everything from crucifixes to stone fruit or paperweights from it. Pakistan onyx and alabaster are also Aragonite. The lovely lustrous nacre of pearls and the soft glowing mother of pearl are Aragonite formed by sea creatures from calcium in the water.

Astrological : Capricorn

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Traditionally aragonite is a grounding stone, wonderful for deep, peaceful meditation; as it also uplifts emotions. Centering it offers one a clear overview, patience under stress and helps us navigate business/managerial/personal challenges with a clear head and steady hand.

Aragonite's six-sided crystal forms symbolize the hexagram and the Star of David or Solomon's Seal. The Aragonite crystal clusters show us how the individual relates to the universe as a whole. They radiate outward from the center as a seed, or individual soul, that grows and manifests itself through life's experiences and events.

Aragonite remind us of our true center, as new energies enter or appear around us as life events. They represent our own spiritual and physical growth, from the self and how we interact with the world and life.

Aragonite is a good stone for family and companionship, Aragonite is also a calming stone which eases inner restlessness and nerves.

Aragonite is a stabilizer and grounding stone, and aids emotional balance. A centering stone, Aragonite directs energy and self-discipline and helps one to persevere and move past old limitations and experience more of what life has to offer.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Historically aragonite draws out the heat of fevers, reduces inflammation, calms the nervous system and mediates stress.  Aragonite is professed by mystical lore to be beneficial for chronic fatigue as well as hair loss.

Aragonite is also used during the preparation for the state of meditation.

Aragonite can also provide for insight when confronting issues on the physical plane, while also stimulating communication on the higher planes.

Aragonite enhances ones patience and helps one to maintain comfortably during conditions requiring the acceptance of an abundance of responsibilities.