Iolite Meanings

Keywords: Inner vision, Shamanic journeying, soul retrieval, healing old wounds

Chakra: Throat,Third Eye, Crown

Element: Wind

Zodiac Signs: Libra, Sagittarius, Taurus

Number: 7

Iolite Crystal Healing Properties:

Iolite is a wonderful meditation aid as it can help to calm an over active mind. It activates psychic gifts and connects us with higher guidance which provides us with a clearer vision and emotional distance from which to perceive difficult life situations. It can empower us to  envision solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems and use discernment to act on this insight wisely. It links our conscious mind with our intuitive inner knowing and enhances our ability to communicate this higher knowing, so it is a powerful ally for astrologers, tarot readers or mediums. It is thought to help stimulate memory and eyesight and aid with restful sleep.

Iolite History and Uses:

The name Iolite comes from The Greek word for violet, referring to this stone’s violet colour. It was discovered in 1813 and named Cordierite, after the French geologist Louis Cordier. It has also been named Dichroite, which is a Greek word meaning “two-colored rock”, in reference to it’s ability to appear to be different colors when seen from different angles, especially with polarized light. This is why it was referred to as the “Vikings’ Compass”, because they used it to determine the direction of the sun on overcast days. It has also been called Water Sapphire and the stone of the Muses because it is thought to activate visions and creativity. It resonates with the energy of twilight and stimulates the astral body so it has traditionally been used to enable such practices as astral travel, shamanic journeying, dimensional work, inner work, past life (particularly associated with the Cathars and Knights Templar) and alternate life work.

Iolite Geological Description:

Iolite is a magnesium, aluminium silicate mineral with a hardness of 7 to 7.5. It is found in Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, Burma, India and Sri Lanka.

Iolite Affirmation: I open myself to the path of inner vision and trust that I will be guided to see what I need for my highest good.