Written By Liz Oakes
Afghanite has a good action within the higher chakras that is beneficial to assist communication.
Use this blue or lavender blue stone in meditation to boost psychic ability.
This stone has a high vibration which is known to stimulate the brain, and its energy helps you to think more clearly.
Used in meditation it may aid you to learn about past lives you may have experienced, and may aid problem solving.
It is quite calming and soothing, has a useful energy to help those working with a group and has a number of other valuable metaphysical properties.
It is known to have beneficial healing properties, including helping you if you have insomnia and assisting with pain relief.
Afghanite was named for Afghanistan, the country where it was first discovered in 1968. It was first found in the Lapis Lazuli mine in the Sar-e-Sang Badakhshan Province of Afghanistan.
Deposits of this mineral have since been found in Germany, Italy,
Russia, Canada and the USA.
It is an opaque stone most commonly found in shades of blue, from darker blue, bright sapphire blue lavender blue through to very pale almost colorless stone.
I have heard that deposits in Italy are usually lighter colored and may even be white, colorless or yellow, but as yet I have not seen any pieces from this region.
This mineral may form as elongated or prismatic crystals, in the pyramidal form, as small tabular crystals, in the massive form and as a grainy encrustation on limestone.
This rare stone is a member of the cancrinite family of minerals, and is often found in combination with Lazurite stone.
Afghanite has many powerful metaphysical properties that make it a crystal that is beneficial to utilize, so keep a look out for some.
The energy of these crystals stimulates the higher chakras, in particular the crown chakra.
This has a positive effect on the brain, which can be helpful to aid you to think more clearly.
These stones resonate within all of the chakras from the heart upwards.
It helps to open and align the throat, third eye, crown and soul star chakra as well as other lesser known chakras between.
It is worthwhile used in meditation as it assists you to make a stronger connection with higher level beings or guides in the spiritual realms.
Communicating with them may assist you to gain the knowledge you were looking for, and the energy of stone may assist you to recall it on your return.
If you are working on solving issues that you believe may relate to events that may have occurred in the past in another lifetime, use its energy to help you to find out what you need to know.
This is a high vibration crystal, and while it is uncommon its energy may assist you to investigate past lives.
You may gain a lot of knowledge through being able to read and understand information stored in the akashic records.
These lovely blue crystals are useful healing stones that may heal health issues associated with the throat.
Its action is also beneficial to assist those with headaches and migraines.
It is of benefit to decrease pain and may even completely eliminate some types of pain.
Its general action as a healing stone is known to be very effective in a number of way, including helping insomnia by enhancing sleep.
It is said to support the health of the bones and the teeth, and is known to have an overall cleansing and balancing action in the body.
One of my most valuable final thoughts on this lovely blue stone relates to how the power of these blue crystals aids problem solving.
This may help you to find solutions in a gentle and relaxed manner.
This stones vibration stimulates the third eye chakra region, which can facilitate the birth or growth of psychic visions or clairvoyant ability.
It emits a vibration that is quite calming and soothing, and like most blue stones has a strong energy within the throat chakra.
This aids communication of all types, including helping you to let go of any fear you may have regarding speaking in public.
If it is used when you are working with it in a group situation, it may help to boost telepathic gifts.
This can be advantageous to assist the members of a meditation group, as it can aid participants to more easily share information being received from Spirit.
Its gentle energy brings members of the group into accord with the desires and intentions of each other, and may assist you to intuitively grasp what others wish you to know.
In summary, remember that its vibration is easy on you, as it works at the pace that is needed by the individual.
It helps you to manage your life better, but it assists you to go with the flow, and allow the universe to solve your issues.
This stone has a good energy to use during meditation to assist you to read the akashic record.
While it works well on its own, if you feel you need more energy added to aid this process use it with other stones that are also known to be effective for this purpose.
There are quite a few other stones you could combine with it to aid you to make that connection within the higher realms to the area where the akashic record can be found.
This includes Petrified Wood, Cavansite, Ethiopian Opal and Axinite.
This stone is quite stimulating to the brain. If you wish to further boost this type of effect you may choose to use it with other stones that have a similar effect within the brain.
Read about other stones with a similar effect on their in-depth pages, by using the links to their pages below.
Checkout the pages about Heulandite, Kammererite, Phenacite or Brookite.
Being able to solve problems more easily is highly advantageous.
If you would like to boost your ability to find answers to your problems more effortlessly use this stone with other problem solving crystals.
Some stones that will help you includes Sphene also known as Titanite, Blue Muscovite, Datolite or Novaculite.
There are a number of other stones you can combine with this crystal if you would like to strengthen your communication ability.
It can be advantageous to use this stone with other blue throat chakra stones such as Lapis Lazuli, Tanzanite, Sodalite or Blue Aventurine to help you to be more articulate.
Most people find that they have trouble sleeping at various times, but for some of you an inability to sleep well may have become an ongoing issue.
If insomnia has become an annoying part of your daily life, there are quite a few stones that may help you to sleep better such as Amethyst Crystals, Howlite, Zircon or Unakite.
Afghanite may be used with a number of other stones in the bedroom to create a more restful environment.
Other stones that can be used to improve your sleep includes Kinoite, Scolecite, Augelite or Glendonite.
Wearing any of these stones during the day may also set you up for a better nights sleep.
Alternatively place a piece under your pillow or nearby to provide a calming sleep environment.