Alternate Names or Spellings: Blue John
Blue John is fluorite from the Blue John cavern in Derbyshire England. It comes in striped colors of mainly purple-red, dark blue, and yellow, which makes it name seem a bit odd to be called Blue John. The name supposedly comes from what the French miners of the past called it “bleu-jaune” meaning blue-yellow. It’s reputedly the most expensive and prized fluorite in the world. Roman legend says that drinking alcoholic beverages from cups or bowls of blue john kept away drunkenness. Metaphysically, Blue John does have the properties of fluorite in general. Additionally, it is especially good for bringing succor and relief to sensitives and mediums who give too much or take too much in. It is said to bring renewal and energy, as well as strength, health and well-being. Blue John is said to be a catalyst for personal growth, encouraging experimenting, exploring, and understanding. It is a strong teaching and learning stone because of this. It is reputed to work very well with Magnetite for aligning the spine in polarization. Please note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information. Blue John is primarily related to the third eye and crown chakras with the solar plexus chakra tied in.