The Power of Mental Acuity: Apatite

101 Power Crystals: The Ultimate Guide to Magical Crystals, Gems, and Stones for Healing and Transformation - Judy Hall 2011

The Power of Mental Acuity: Apatite

Chakra correspondences: Third eye, base, solar plexus; harmonizes all

Physiological correspondences: Nervous, endocrine, and metabolic systems; biological clock; brain function; bones; teeth; cartilage; joints; thyroid; parathyroid; motor function; cellular structures; regeneration; calcium absorption; kundalini; hyperactivity; blood pressure; detoxification; liver; gallbladder; spleen; mental subtle body

Vibration: Earthy to high, depending on color


Apatite has a reputation as a mystical crystal and is valued for its ability to stimulate metaphysical abilities and orchestrate the subtle metabolic system via the chakras. It stimulates the pineal, which the philosopher Descartes called the seat of the soul. When your pineal is fully activated, you experience what William Blake called “the world in a grain of sand and eternity in an hour.”

It is postulated that the pineal secretes DMT, the “spirit molecule.” A neuro-chemical looking glass, DMT is a natural psychedelic involved in out-of-body, near-death, and other Exceptional Human Experiences (EHEs).


Calcium-rich Apatite contains a mineral naturally produced in the body: hydroxylapatite. A major component of bones and tooth enamel, hydroxylapatite is found in the “brain sand” present in the pineal, which produces the melatonin that regulates biorhythms and circadian cycles. The pineal has also been shown to monitor the effects of electromagnetic fields and to regulate the body accordingly.

Crystal workers heal metabolic disturbances and dis-eases created by calcium imbalances with Apatite. An accumulation of fluorite in the pineal gland has a detrimental effect on sleep patterns, as well as on puberty and sexual maturation. Under the principle of “like heals like,” Apatite energetically releases excess fluoride and calcium. It may dissolve concretions and rebalance bone-building, cellular, and metabolic processes. Apatite may also reduce hypertension caused by an overabundance of calcium in the body. Position this crystal over joints to assist cartilage and bone development or to ease muscle pain. Held against the cheek near the teeth, it encourages good dentition. Additionally, Apatite contains phosphorus, the second-most abundant mineral in the body. Phosphorus is required for genetic building-block function, healthy nerve tissue, bone growth, filtration of waste from the kidneys, and correct storage and utilization of energy.

Crystal lore says Apatite confers immortality as it aids the elimination of free radicals, slowing the aging process. By reducing wrinkles, it is said to make you look younger. Placed on the crown chakra, Apatite balances the brain’s hemispheres, harnessing left- and right-brain perception modes and stimulating neurotransmitters.


This inspirational crystal works at the energetic interface between matter and consciousness, an interface reflected in the pineal gland with its powerful connection to the spiritual and metaphysical worlds. Put Yellow or rarer Purple Apatite on the soma and crown chakras to awaken spiritually.



Place Blue Apatite on your third eye and Yellow Apatite on your crown chakra to accelerate your rational mind and integrate mental and intuitive abilities.