Blue apatite is a beautiful and unique gemstone that is known for its vibrant blue color and its ability to promote communication, self-expression, and creativity. It is also believed to have powerful healing and spiritual properties, making it a popular choice among those who practice crystal healing or who are looking to incorporate gemstones into their daily lives. However, like all gemstones, blue apatite can accumulate negative energy over time and may benefit from regular cleansing.
In this article, we will explore several methods for cleansing blue apatite to maintain its energetic properties and restore its natural vibrancy. Whether you are using blue apatite for its spiritual properties or simply for its beauty, these methods will help keep your gemstone clean and charged.
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Why Should I Cleanse My Blue Apatite?
You need to clean your blue apatite crystals as they absorb negative energies. When you do healing work with your gemstone, it serves as an energetic lint remover. At some point, you will need to remove the lint from the roller to keep it performing at its best.
How Often Should I Clean My Blue Apatite?
There is no specific frequency at which you should clean your blue apatite crystal. Some people clean their crystals every day, while others clean them once a week or even less frequently. It ultimately depends on your personal preferences and how you are using the crystal. If you are using your blue apatite regularly for meditation or healing, you may want to cleanse it more frequently to ensure that it can maintain its optimal energy and vibration.
On the other hand, if you are simply wearing it as a piece of jewelry, you may not need to cleanse it as often. It's helpful to tune in to your own intuition and pay attention to how you feel when using the crystal. If you feel that the crystal’s energy is not as strong or as clear as it should be, it may be time to cleanse it.
How to Cleanse Blue Apatite?
There are several ways to energetically cleanse your blue apatite crystals. Orgone Energy recommends the following as they are safe for your stones:
- Smoke from sage, smudge sticks, Palo santo, or incense wafted over the stone from a distance of at least two feet. Just as smoke energetically cleanses your home or office, it is excellent for cleansing your blue apatite gemstone.
- Place the stone in a singing bowl and allow the musical vibration to break up negative energy accumulation and replace it with positive energy. This can be done in a quartz crystal bowl or a metal singing bowl. Also, you can take the gemstone with you to a sound bath.
- Activate a tuning fork, and wave it over your crystal to create healing and cleansing vibrations. Also, you can gently position the tip of the tuning fork on the gemstone.
- Place your gemstone in a crystal cluster to rejuvenate your gemstone. Clusters are crystalline points that emerge from a shared base, continuously circulating energy.
Can Blue Apatite Get Wet?
Apatite can be exposed to water without being damaged, but it is not recommended to soak it for a long time. On the Mohs Hardness Scale, which measures the hardness of minerals, apatite has a value of 5.0, which is the minimum required for a mineral to be considered safe for underwater use. While it is fine to clean apatite with water, it should not be left in water for extended periods.
A Mohs hardness scale is a tool used to determine the scratch resistance of a mineral and its ability to withstand water. A value higher than 5.0 generally indicates that a mineral is safe to be immersed in water.
Blue apatite has a value of 5.0 on the Mohs scale, which means that it can go underwater without being damaged, but it should not be left submerged for extended periods. Water can seep into the cracks in the stone and widen them, which can weaken the structure of the stone over time.
Water can also damage the appearance of the stone by removing the enamel, making it appear duller, and can cause cracks to form, which can affect the optical properties of the stone.
Can Blue Apatite Go in Salt Water?
No, it is not recommended to expose blue apatite to saltwater. Even prolonged immersion in water will damage soft stones like apatite, which has a relatively low value of 5.0 on the Mohs hardness scale. If we add salt to the mix, it will further aggravate the caustic process.
When salt is dissolved in water, it can seep into the cracks of the stone and remain there even after the water evaporates. These particles can widen the cracks and weaken the structure of the stone over time. Saltwater can also tarnish the appearance of the gemstone.
Salt can also react negatively with the elements in the mineral, particularly those that contain iron. Salt water speeds up the oxidation process by making it easier for the metal to lose its electrons.
How To Recharge a Blue Apatite Crystal?
Once your gemstone is energetically cleansed, you will want to recharge it. Like a battery, the gemstones’ energies will deplete over time.
To charge your blue apatite crystal, you can try one or more of the below methods:
- Put your blue apatite stone on a crystal cluster. This is a dual-purpose method, as it allows you to cleanse your crystals and charge them into a cluster of gemstones.
- Put your stone on a charging crystal. It can be an Agate slab, a Selenite stone, a Carnelian bowl, or any previously cleaned, recharged, and programmed crystal that has a sufficiently stable space for the stone you wish to charge now.
- Put it under the moonlight. The moon provides you with soothing yin and intuitive energies. Leave your blue apatite crystal under the moon for an entire night.
For maximum performance, charge your stone during a solar eclipse, super moon, or full moon. These astrological events endow you and your gemstones with a powerful force of healing extravagance.
Can Blue Apatite Go in The Sun?
We do not recommend placing blue apatite in the sun. Although it is common to charge stones in the sun, this is not recommended for all gemstones. Blue apatite is a soft mineral and can lose its color when exposed to sunlight.
Charging stones in the sun is common practice, but the properties of the stone should always be checked beforehand. Blue apatite is a brittle and soft mineral. It’s quite sensitive to heat, so it should not be exposed to the sun. Sunlight fades its color.
Instead of sunlight, you can try charging your blue apatite by leaving it in the soft moonlight.
Why Should I Program My Blue Apatite Crystals?
As you examine the healing properties of your crystal, you find that there are many uses for your gemstone. To focus your intention, you simply choose an attribute and program it into the blue apatite crystal.
How Do I Program My Blue Apatite Gemstone?
You program your gemstone with your intentions and thoughts. Intuition is our sixth sense, an insight that goes beyond the confines of our everyday mind. Thoughts are the highest energy vibration. Intention and thought are very powerful when programming a gemstone.
Before programming your blue apatite crystal:
- Calm your mind. Ensure you’re in a peaceful and positive state of mind. It is helpful to meditate before programming your blue apatite crystal.
- Deprogram the gemstone. Tell the gemstone to forget all previous programming and imagine the intention disappearing into the ether.
- Form your intention. What do you want to use the blue apatite gemstone for? Help you study, heal, attract love, or succeed in your job? Say it in the present. For instance: “Thank you for opening my Heart Chakra to receive love.” Special requests must be accommodated. Stay positive!
Once you have formulated your intention:
- Place your gemstone over your Third Eye Chakra, hold it in your hand, or between both palms in meditation.
- Speak your intention out loud or silently in your mind and direct your thoughts to your gemstone. You can repeat your intention as many times as you like.
How Often Should I Program My Blue Apatite Crystals?
Programming your stone only needs to be done once per intent. If you wish to focus the stone on another of its healing properties, you can deprogram it and then repeat the programming steps for your new intention.
That is all! Your blue apatite crystal is now cleansed, recharged, and programmed for your healing journey. Just as you feel rejuvenated when you get out of the shower, so does your crystal after its virtual shower. It’s now refreshed and ready for holistic tasks.
How To Care for Your Blue Apatite Jewelry?
If you are interested in maintaining the physical quality of your blue apatite jewelry, we have some recommendations for you. In addition to energetically cleansing, charging, and programming the gemstone jewelry for healing purposes, it is important to also take care of the physical aspects of the jewelry.
Care Of Jewelry Components
Keep elastic cord blue apatite jewelry out of prolonged water. Elastic cord jewelry stretches over time. The more you use it, the more elasticity will decrease. It is best to put the elastic necklaces, anklets, and bracelets back on as soon as you feel the cord is a little loose.
Plated metals will delaminate and discolor over time. It is natural for metals to oxidize and become less shiny with age. Instead of trying to prevent this process, you can appreciate the beauty of the jewelry’s “urban decay” and the passage of time. Keep in mind that no material remains youthful and shiny indefinitely, so it is important to embrace the aging process.
Treat your blue apatite gemstone jewelry with care. Do not pull the jewelry clasps or cords with excessive force.
Gently squeeze and wrap around the adjustable rings, memory wire, and metal cuffs to prevent metal warping.
Cleaning Blue Apatite Jewelry Metals
If you have precious metals like sterling silver or gold in your jewelry, they will always tarnish and oxidize over time. You can clean these parts with a polishing cloth.
To clean plated metals, you can use a toothbrush and toothpaste. Simply fill a tray with a small amount of water and place your tarnished plated metals in it. Then, using an old toothbrush, scrub each piece for up to 30 seconds, as if you were brushing your teeth. Remember to rinse and dry the jewelry thoroughly after scrubbing, taking care not to scrub any stones in the jewelry.
To clean copper metals, you can use a paste made of equal parts salt, flour, and vinegar. However, be mindful of any stones in the jewelry, as many softer stones may react to the acidity of the vinegar.
Preserve Your Jewelry Physically
By following these tips and tricks for blue apatite jewelry care, you can ensure that your pieces last for a lifetime. Proper care of your blue apatite healing jewelry will help it retain its beauty and allow you to continue enjoying your stones for years to come.
In conclusion, cleansing blue apatite is a simple process that can help to clear negative energy and enhance the stone’s healing properties. To cleanse your blue apatite, you can use any of the methods described above, such as smudging with sage, burying it in soil or sand, placing it in moonlight or sunlight, and using sound therapy. Whichever method you choose, be sure to set an intention for the cleansing process and handle the stone with care.
It is important to remember to cleanse your blue apatite regularly, as this helps to remove any negative energy or vibrations that may have accumulated and allows the gemstone to fully embody its natural properties and energies. By cleansing your blue apatite regularly, you can ensure that it is working to its full potential and helping you to benefit from its potential healing properties.
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