Fluorite is a calcium fluoride crystal with a hardness of 4. Its growth pattern is cubic or octahedral, and it occurs in hydrothermal veins, often in association with minerals such as Quartz, Calcite and Barite. It can be found in a wide range of colors, including colorless, green, purple, white, yellow, red, pink and black. Often multiple colors appear in the same specimen. Fluorite has lent its name to the property of fluorescence, the display of vivid glowing colors under ultraviolet light.
Fluorite can act as a ‘psychic vacuum cleaner,’ clearing the atmosphere of confusion, cluttered thoughts, negativity and any sort of astral ‘hangers on’ who are making mischief in one’s environment. It is balancing to the third-eye chakra and to mental energies in general. It can assist one in thinking clearly and in making subtle but important discriminations regarding the kinds of energies and people one will allow into one’s world. In the tarot, Swords are the suit which embodies the mental powers, and the image of the sword of intelligence cutting through the uncertainties of potential with the power of choice is a potent one. Within the mineral kingdom, Fluorite is the stone which most clearly emanates the Swords energy. Thus, for those who need to make many clear-headed choices in quick succession in order to navigate the waters of their lives, Fluorite can be an important ally. Certain colors of Fluorite have special properties specific to them. Purple Fluorite is ideal for purification and access of the mind to the domains of Spirit. Black Fluorite is the ultimate astral cleanser. Yellow Fluorite, especially that from Argentina, magnifies the mental powers and enhances intellectual ability. Green Fluorite, the best being the deep green New Hampshire material, can cleanse and heal the heart chakra and can help make certain that the plans of the mind are approved by the heart. Pink Fluorite from Mexico cleanses and heals the emotional body and works to activate the ‘high heart’ chakra, or ‘seat of the soul,’ located in the chest about two inches above the heart. Blue Fluorite is good for the throat chakra, ensuring clear communication of one’s ideas. Multicolored Fluorite is best for overall energy cleansing and repair of the auric field.
Simmons, Robert; Ahsian, Naisha. The Book of Stones, Revised Edition: Who They Are and What They Teach (several pages). North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition.