Water Sapphire, Cordierite
Over time, Iolite has popularly been known as Water Sapphire, although it is not a type of Sapphire at all.
It is one of the best stones to use in psychic, healing, and spiritual activities.
It can open one to psychic talents and expand them, and is excellent for use on the 3rd eye and crown chakras.
Iolite can also enhance curiosity. It is an excellent stone for meditation and astral travel. It helps one grow spiritually in a gentle fashion. Iolite is considered a very strong "Shaman" stone, and can stimulate visions.
This stone is very helpful when dealing with addictions, including alcoholism. It assists in detoxification as well as maintaining sobriety. Iolite is also said to help build relationships.
In the physical realm, Iolite is used to help heal sore throat, varicose veins, and blisters.
Iolite is generally a violet / blue colour. However as it can have pleochroic qualities, it may also show pale yellow / colourless when looked at from one direction and violet / blue from another direction.
I hope you found this page helpful.
Please do not use this information to self diagnose or treat others with serious conditions.
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