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Iolite Fast Facts:

  • Mineral Family: Silicate
  • Structure: Orthorhombic
  • Hardness: 7-7.5
  • Numerology Vibration: 7
  • Chakra Correspondences: Third Eye
  • Astrological Correspondences: Cancer, Sagittarius, Taurus, Libra 

What is Iolite?

The gemstone variety of Cordierite, Iolite is a beautiful, violet blue crystal with a unique property: dichroism. When you view Iolite from different angles, it reveals different colors. Ancient Greeks named this stone for the violet flower, “íov.” Iolite is sometimes known as the “Viking’s Compass,” because Viking explorers used a thin piece of Iolite as a polarizing filter to locate the Sun and guide their way home. Modern crystal collectors value Iolite for its gentle but powerful motivation and emotional balancing. 

Iolite Properties For Health

Iolite promotes eye health. It also reduces inflammation in the brain, treating fevers and migraines. Iolite’s detoxifying energy boosts your metabolism and supports the liver. This crystal also channels these powers to protect you from electromagnetic radiation. 

If you experience dizziness or vertigo, Iolite can rebalance you. Iolite is particularly useful for treating addictions. This stone helps you identify any underlying emotional or mental causes for addictive behavior and release them. Iolite’s connection to liver health make it effective for alcoholism in particular, and it can also be used for co-dependency. 

Metaphysical Benefits of Iolite

Iolite is a take-charge stone. It promotes self-confidence from a basis of inner strength and power. This crystal empowers you to own your authentic self and take responsibility for your actions. Iolite nourishes healthy relationships by smoothing conflict and discouraging codependency and aggression. Iolite’s creativity energy inspires your imagination and deepens intellectual pursuits. 

Through introspection, this crystal will guide you on a path of deep emotional healing. It helps you identify and release the toxic people, thoughts, and habits that have kept you from achieving your full potential. The mental and emotional clarity that Iolite promotes gives you the strength to face adversity and make decisive and effective choices. If you struggle with disorganization and lack motivation, Iolite’s high vibrations will provide you with the vitality you need. 

The Spiritual Significance of Iolite

Iolite has a strong motivational energy that propels you toward your goals. It balances your emotions, leaving you in an empowered and open state. Iolite activates your Third Eye Chakra, granting you access to psychic abilities. It facilitates divination, astral travel, and communication with the angelic realm and spirit guides. You can also use Iolite to access memories from your past lives and encourage dream recall and interpretation. This crystal connects you to your higher, spiritual self; however, Iolite works very gently. Instead of bombarding you with psychic power, this stone supports slow, sustainable growth, challenging you enough to develop but not enough to overwhelm you. Iolite encourages learning with curiosity and an emphasis on achieving attainable goals. For these reasons, it is a must-have for anyone just beginning their spiritual journey. 

Sometimes known as “Water Sapphire,” Iolite is strongly tied to the creative, balancing, feminine energy of the element of Water. Iolite’s connection to Water nourishes self-love and harmony in relationships while giving us the ability to own our power and be leaders. In numerology, Iolite vibrates at the frequency of the intellectual and intuitive number 7. This crystal is also associated with the astrological signs of Cancer, Sagittarius, Taurus, and Libra. 

How to Use Iolite

Wear or carry Iolite whenever you need motivation and self-discipline. It also brings a sense of practicality and responsibility to abundance planning. Hold an Iolite stone as you plan personal and business budgets. If you are experiencing conflict in a professional or personal relationship, place two Iolite stones next to each other to encourage harmony. 

Iolite’s connection to knowledge make it a study tool; keep it on your desk to encourage analysis, retention, and understanding. Teachers, academics, writers, and research professionals will also find this crystal extremely useful for organizing and communicating their thoughts. To make the most of Iolite’s powerful psychic abilities, work with it at twilight. 

You can add it to an altar, store it with your divination tools, or place it on your Third Eye for a psychic meditation. Leave an Iolite stone underneath your pillow to support dream recall and interpretation. Iolite protects you during travel, both on the earthly and spiritual planes. Wearing this crystal will also cleanse and guard your aura. 

Iolite needs to be cleared frequently to ensure its proper function. Because of its strong water energy, Iolite responds well to water-related clearing techniques like running under natural springs or charging in moonlight (because the moon controls the ocean’s tides). Check out our blog for more information on clearing!

Iolite and The Archangels

Use Iolite to invoke Archangel Raziel and explore the visions of lives before. Iolite and Archangel Raziel offer you the gift of psychic vision, a gift you already possess. Allow your third eye to open up and watch the imagery of times before entering your mind. When you first start to see you can feel self doubt or think “Wow, I have an active imagination!” Try to let go of the resistance and welcome a truly shamanic practice. Exploring past-lives is a brilliant healing practice to see what disease, illness, habits, fears and mind-sets you carry every incarnation. Iolite and Archangel Raziel offer you assistance in this journey back in time to draw attention to the patterns you’ve been repeating and end what feels like the never ending story of karma.  

Use Iolite to invoke Archangel Michael and eliminate the fear of the unknown. Iolite and Archangel Michael want to offer you the armor of God as you journey down the mystical rabbit hole. You are safe to go within and explore. Iolite is used to dissolve fear of the unknown, but most of the time what we are fearing is the unknown itself! I fear because I do not understand. Fear is an illusion that the wanderer no longer wants to play in, BUT in this current trajectory of ascension we can still feel the fear. And that is okay! Feel that fear love yourself through it and add that extra boost of protection with Iolite and Archangel Michael! You are safe, guarded, guided and protected. 

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