Metaphysical Properties: Iolite

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The Metaphysical Properties of Gemstones, Minerals & Crystals


In this series of posts I have included metaphysical properties and information on some of my favourite or interesting Crystals, Gems and Minerals.
I have collected this from several sources and hope you find it helpful and interesting.

The colour of the piece will generally indicate as to which chakra they may benefit.
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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 an extraordinarily strong “Shaman” stone and can stimulate visions.

This stone is extremely 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.

Due to this quality the above information can be read in conjunction with the metaphysical properties of yellowblueviolet and clear. Choose whichever is the dominant colour.

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