Afghanite Crystal Properties

Psychic Abilities, Clarity, Communication

Gems By LYC
3 min readSep 24, 2022
Afghanite in host rock

Spiritual Properties

  • Enhances intuition
  • Aids in past life work
  • Boosts your psychic abilities
  • Helps you access the akashic records
  • Helps you become more aware of your life path
  • Helps connect you to the higher realm while you meditate
  • Helps you find yourself while maintaining your spiritual growth
  • Activates the unique psychic abilities that help you receive messages from your spiritual team

Mental Properties

  • Stimulates the brain
  • Increases telepathic abilities
  • Helps you execute your desires
  • Aids your problem-solving skills
  • Helps you be more gentle with others
  • Helps you maintain calm and clear thoughts
  • Helps you take the lead in your relationships
  • Helps you communicate your thoughts and feelings
  • Creates a peaceful environment for yourself and others
  • Helps you understand what your ideal love match could be
  • Helps you evaluate your relationships from a fresh perspective
  • Helps you become more conscious of minor details in your surroundings
  • Helps you understand the meanings behind symbols depicted in your day-to-day life

Emotional Properties

  • Provides peace to the mind
  • Helps you make smarter decisions regarding love
  • Calms you by reminding you that you are not alone
  • Rekindles old emotions you’ve had for your partner

Kundalini Properties

  • Holds high vibrations
  • Creates a free flow of energy in the body
  • Activates and aligns your third eye and crown chakras
  • Dispels a balanced amount of energy, preventing overwhelm
  • Removes negative energies from the body and its surroundings
Afghanite and Pyrite

Health Benefits

  • Aids insomnia
  • Provides energy
  • Aids muscle strength
  • Soothes your nerves and senses
  • Develops and strengthens the bones and teeth


  • The energy within me flows freely
  • My mind is at peace with myself and my surroundings
  • I see and understand my relationships from a fresh perspective


  • Chakras: Third Eye and Crown
  • Energy: Projective and Receptive
  • Planets: Neptune, Earth
  • Element: Water
  • Zodiacs: Scorpio
  • Number: 7
Afghanite Cubes

Physical Properties

  • Color: light sky blue to a dark navy
  • Habit: Long prismatic crystals, double-terminated as bi-pyramid crystals, or as crusts coating a matrix
  • Rarity: Very Rare
  • Luster: Vitreous
  • Species: Cancrinite
  • Zoning: None
  • Gravity: 2.55
  • Fracture: Conchoidal
  • Cleavage: Perfect
  • Hardness: 5.5–6
  • Twinning: None
  • Locations: Canada, Russia, Tajikistan, Germany, Italy, and the United States
  • Fluorescence: Rare
  • Pleochroism: None
  • Birefringence: 0.006
  • Transparency: Transparent to opaque
  • Named After: Badakhshan, Afghanistan
  • Melting point: n/a
  • Discovered In: 1968 in Sar-e-Sang Province of Afghanistan
  • Luminescence: Rare
  • Discovered By: R. Giraud, F. Cesbron, and P. Bariand
  • Chemical Name: Hydrous sodium, potassium, calcium, chloride, sulfate, carbonate alumino-silicate mineral
  • Refractive Index: 1.523–1.529
  • System/Structure: Hexagonal, Trigonal
  • Chemical Formula: (Na, K)22Ca10(Si24Al24O96)(SO4)6Cl6
  • Inclusions (streak): White
  • Chemical Classification: Silicate

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