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Iolite Metaphysical Properties


Stone Name: Iolite

Other Stone Name(s):
Water Sapphire

Stone Specifics:
Viking Compass
Stone of Vision

Stone Color: Iolite is blue to violet in color it can be translucent, and may be yellow, gray or white when turned in the light.

Keywords: Intuition, Responsibility, Direction, Guide

Stone Origin: The name Iolite comes from the Greek ion, meaning “violet.” During the nineteenth and early twentieth century, jewelers sometime called Iolite “Water Sapphire,” although the name has mostly fallen out of fashion. Iolite is more famously nicknamed the “Viking Compass". According to the Nordic legends, the Vikings navigated the foggy North Sea using a “sunstone,” a mineral with natural polarizing optical properties. Iolite, can be used to determine the direction of the sun when it is just over the horizon or hidden by clouds. Light shining through a transparent crystal will change in color and brightness as the crystal is rotated.

Stone Properties: Iolite can be used to create healthy habits. Iolite unites the mind, body and spirit, encouraging us to be our true self. Iolite can be used as a "north star" to guide us on our life's journing. It balances logic and intuition, encouraging us to take a step back understand our desires and chart a course forward. Iolite helps us focus on the reality of a situation rather than being caught up in emotions. Iolite encourages financial responsibility and balancing budgets. Iolite heightens intution, and strengthens the ability to communicate with other dimensions and realms.

Magical Powers:
~ Iolite helps to eliminate debt
~ Iolite under a pillow can help achieve a peaceful night’s sleep
~ Iolite helps us focus on the reality of a situation rather than being caught up in emotions.
~ Iolite helps to stay focused on solutions
~ Iolite encourages a path of peace and balance
~ Iolite helps dissipate conflict in relationships by encouraging responsibility

Chakras: Third-Eye

Element: Water, Wind

Zodiac: Leo, Sagittarius, Taurus

Mohs Hardness: 7-7.5

Note: Iolite commonly demonstrates the optical phenomenon pleochroism, meaning it can appear different colors depending on the angle. 

Location: Iolite is found in Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Madagascar, Namibia, Norway, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, ustria, Bolivia, Finland, Italy, Russia and the United States.

Iolite Stone Properties

Iolite Properties

Iolite Healing Properties

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