Iolite, or Cordierite is a wonderful mineral, that’s definitely worth talking about. Not very many people are familiar with this wonderful mineral, or it’s energy. When I was doing research on Iolite, I only found it in a few books.
Iolite is a magnesium aluminum silicate, with a hardness of 7 – 71/2. It forms in grains, masses and small prismatic crystals. Common localities where it’s found are Brazil and Burma. Varieties of Cordierite have been found in Connecticut and Northwest America. In “Love is in the Earth a Kaleidoscope of Crystals – updated”, Melody refers to Iolite as the “violet stone”. Interestingly enough, this stone will often show 3 different colors, depending on which angle your viewing it from. The color ranges from blue, brown, yellow, dark violet, grey and green.
Iolite is an excellent stone for working with the third eye and crown chakras. It is one of my favorite minerals to work with for the third eye chakra, due to the fact that it stimulates visions. Because we’re working with the higher chakra’s with this stone, it is also very useful in meditation and astral travel. The other energetic properties of this stone, make it a really good mineral to have around for the New Age
Iolite helps to make spiritual change not so painful. It also balances our masculine and feminine energies, which in turn can often bring more balance and harmony to our relationships. Iolite aids us in bringing joy into the here and now, and helps us access the “all knowing truth from within”. When Iolite is used to help eliminate debt, Iolite’s energy enables one to understand and accept responsibility for the self, in managing money. I have found that Iolite is also a very good stone for Indigo Children, it’s unusual color of blue resonates very well with the indigo color found in the Indigo Children’s auric fields. You can work with Iolite in several way’s. During meditation, place the Iolite on your third eye chakra or above the crown chakra. Iolite can also be found in jewelry and tumbled stones.
A new discovery in China has been found, it is a very small pocket of Iolite and Sunstone combined together. Even though it was a small pocket that was found, it’s definitely worth checking out. The Sunstone aids in clearing the third-eye and crown chakras, and the Iolite helps to stimulate visions and meditation.