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Vivianite Meaning & Properties

Vivianite is a soft crystal that is colorless in the purest form but will oxidize easily turning into various shades of colors including black, blue, and green. With Vivianite being a rare mineral crystal structure found commonly among fossils, the physical properties can vary greatly and so can the metaphysical properties. Vivianite meaning spans from being negative darkness releasing crystal to helping nurture the heart, find compassion and connect with life’s purpose.

In this Vivianite profile, we go through:

  • Vivianite Properties
  • Vivianite Meaning
  • Vivianite Metaphysical Properties (Chakras + Healing Properties)
  • Cleansing, Recharging, and Cleaning

Vivianite Properties

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Vivianite is commonly a green, blue, and/or black soft hydrated iron phosphate mineral with the purest form being colorless if it has not oxidized. However, the mineral oxidizes easily resulting in it turning from colorless to shades of green, blue, and/or black.

Vivianite can be in crystal form or be in masses/concentrations on top of other structures. In general, they will be parallel to the structure it is attached to, however, some rare crystals may grow perfectly perpendicular to the base structure.

Vivianite crystals can often be found inside fossils like bivalves and gastropods or growing from fossilized bones. They also grow on metal ore deposits where the metal ore lies in the oxidation zone, in phosphate-rich granite pegmatites, in clay, or in other organic materials such as bog iron, forest soil, lignite, or peat.

Vivianite Chemical Formula: Fe2+Fe2+2(PO4)2·8H2O

Vivianite Hardness: 1.5 – 2 (Mohs scale)

Vivianite Meaning

Vivianite is a crystal of mystery and the unknown, that helps you plumb into the depths of your inner darkness to find the wisdom that lies within. When you feel lost in the darkness or unable to connect with your soul’s light, Vivianite helps realign you with your unique purpose and desires for your life.

In its deep green and blue hues, it’s a stone that resonates with our hearts and minds, unlocking the connection between the two and fostering a depth of compassion, understanding, and insight. 

Bringing light to the darkness, Vivianite is a stone that helps you reflect on where you’ve been and where you’re headed and helps you unearth the deep buried pain and trauma that may be holding you back from creating the beautiful, peaceful life you envision for yourself.

Working with Vivianite brings unseen forces in to conspire for your benefit, attracting the right people and opportunities your way to help you uncover your sense of purpose and power, discover what you truly want for yourself, and move confidently forward in that direction.

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Vivianite Metaphysical Properties


Vivianite’s beautiful cool shades of green and blue are connected to the heart, throat, and third-eye chakras, but it also has a wonderful overall cleansing effect on the entire aura.

As a heart healer, Vivianite opens and expands the energy of the heart space into compassion and harmony, releasing stuck, stagnant, and negative emotional energy. 

As a throat chakra activator, Vivianite fosters honest and compassionate communication between people. It’s a great relationship aid that can help both parties express their true needs and desires from the heart, and get their thoughts and ideas across more easily. 

And an excellent third-eye opener, Vivianite crystalizes your vision for the future and fosters a deep connection with your intuition, helping you feel more confident and clear on what’s important to you and where you want to go in life.

Healing Properties


An emotionally healing stone, Vivianite helps you confront your darkness and shadows, the pain, shame, and blame that’s held within you. It can bring the repressed parts of yourself, the pieces that you haven’t looked at with love or embraced about yourself yet, into the light of healing and acceptance.

In this way, it’s a great crystal to work with to release trauma and pain from the past that’s been long buried within your psyche. It will help you look at the past through the lens of love and through a wider perspective to see the lessons the pain has taught you, so you can move forward with more confidence and self-awareness.

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Helping to clear your mind of doubts and negative cycles of thinking, Vivianite opens your perspective to possibilities and helps you focus on the more positive aspects of your life. It can quiet the rational, thinking part of the mind and connect you to the quiet voice of your intuitive wisdom. 

It’s a great stone for working with the subconscious to help you dig up insight hidden within your mind. Keep it under your pillow while you sleep to increase dream recall and use it while journaling or meditating to open your mind to intuitive insights coming in.


Vivianite helps you honor your body and all its flaws and imperfections, and to go much deeper beyond the surface level in terms of how you view yourself and others. 

It can bring more openness and pleasure into your sex life, encouraging you to be honest about your needs and desires with your partner and to explore the parts of yourself that have felt ashamed in the past.

It’s also a great crystal to increase your vigor and physical energy, speeding your recovery from illness or overexertion and helping you keep up enough energy for daily life.


Vivianite helps you connect with your heart and intuition to see what your soul truly desires, what lights you up, and what will truly fulfill you in life. It does this slowly and surely as you work with it over time, opening up new avenues to explore and helping you find what you’re authentically drawn towards so you can start moving towards it with clarity and purpose.

It’s a great stone to release self-inflicted wounds and raise your self-esteem, helping you see the beauty in all your perceived flaws, failures, and imperfections to find grace and acceptance for yourself, and treat others with the same respect.

What is Vivianite Good For?

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  • Understanding your unique life purpose
  • Releasing negativity and darkness
  • Increasing acceptance and understanding
  • Bringing in comfort and patience
  • Staying loyal to your heart’s desires
  • Healing past trauma and pain
  • Opening you to more compassion
  • Balancing and nurturing the heart
  • Quieting the mind and anxious thinking
  • Revitalizing your mind, body, and spirit
  • Shifting your perspective to the positive
  • Fostering confidence and self-esteem
  • Aligning with your deepest soul desires

Cleanse & Recharge

As a stone of the darkness, leave your Vivianite under the starry skies on the night of a new moon to cleanse and recharge your crystal. You want to do this when the moon is dark or just a sliver in the sky, as that’s the energy that corresponds to Vivianite’s mystery and power.

To charge it back up with light, leave your crystal outside during a lightning storm to absorb the electromagnetic frequencies. As that’s a few and far between occurrence, you can also let your Vivianite rest on a selenite plate overnight to cleanse and recharge its energy.

Avoid direct sunlight or even keep it on display in a well-lit area, as your Vivianite will continue to oxidize and darken over time the more sunlight it’s exposed to. Keep it under wraps in a cloth, or in a dark place like a drawer or velvet bag, to maintain its color and sheen, and work with it after the sun has gone down.

Neat Crystal

I am a Crystal & Gem Specialist with 20 years experience collecting and analyzing crystals and gems. My main focus is on crystal and gem abilities to influence our human experience through energy caused by visual and physical properties of each. I also love to dive into the formation, chemical makeup, and rare impurities found within crystals - a Geologist in training. I started Neat Crystal as a place to jot down my thoughts, notes, and share my knowledge to help others.

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