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Iolite is a Dispeller Energizer Crystal. Sometimes in your life you need to rid yourself of things you have but no longer want. You want to get rid of pains, sickness, worry, and a host of unpleasant feelings. For these needs, the Dispeller talismans that form in the orthorhombic system are needed.
The Dispellers are also known as the Restorers. These crystals are used to put things back right again after they are out of balance. If you were happy, then became plagued by doubt, these crystals help you to focus and magnify your energy to rid yourself of the doubt and restore your happiness.
Combining that energy with their earth power as Energizers makes Iolites perfect crystals for focusing and amplifying the Universal Life Force and your energy to accomplish your quests. Everyone gets tired and discouraged from time to time. Iolites are a good antidote to allow you to keep your energy level up and your efforts focused.
Violet Iolite takes on the darker hue of winter's majesty, the time just after the winter solstice. It inspires awe and invites a feeling of mystery and magic, nobility and luxury. It is one of the most powerful rays in nature, helping us interpret our dreams and inspiring us to great deeds and accomplishments. Dark violet crystals are dream talismans, providing insight and giving us a window to the soul beyond ordinary understanding.
Indigo Iolite combines the intuition of the violet ray with the trust of the pure blue ray. It brings wisdom, truth, dignity and spiritual mastery. A stone of judgment and long life, it promotes introspection and can result in profound wisdom when used well. Dark indigo Iolite provides honesty and is especially good for religious and spiritual journeys, while light indigo Iolite connects us to the natural world and improves our appreciation of others.
Iolite is helpful if you are exploring Goddess energies.
Iolite honors Athena, the Greek Goddess of War and Wisdom. She is always depicted in armor and is known as a skilled fighter and strategist, and for her superb logic and intellect.
Violet and Indigo crystals also honor Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom and contradiction personified. She is the story of being lost then regained, the wisdom of understanding, doubting, and spiritual exploration without dogma.
Iolite carries a violet-blue energy that activates and clears the Third Eye Chakra, opening communication and awareness from higher vibratory realms.
The Third Eye Chakra is the center of our perception and command. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is located here, and we relate to ourselves through this chakra. It balances the important and the unimportant, sorting meaning from data and impressions. It commands the energy flow within the body. When the brow chakra is in balance we see clearly and understand what we see. We can interpret visual cues and our perception is high. Our thoughts and internal communications within ourselves are healthy and vibrant. We are open to new ideas, dreams, and visions. We can be quietly observant, and reflective. We can control the flow of energy within all the chakras. The dark blue/purple crystals of indigo are used to treat imbalances of the brow chakra. This is the color of an empty sky, of solitude and reflection. It is a quiet color, one of mystery and wisdom and judgment.
Physical: Iolite is used in regulating digestion, and enhances hair and nail growth. Iolite may assist in the healing of the eyes, migraines and headaches, disorientation and dizziness, and Meniere's disease. It also stimulates memory and prevents insomnia, nightmares or sleep disturbances.
Spiritual: Iolite is an excellent crystal for shamanic journeying, increasing the vividness and detail of inner visions, and bringing forward the symbols locked within the psyche that would illuminate the issues one must face for continued growth. It strengthens the resonant link between the mind and the heart.
Emotional: Iolite examines the inner path of the deep self. It assists in letting go of the belief that one needs to control inner experiences and dissolves the fear of the unknown or suppressed parts of the psyche. It increases the capacity to move forward and allows for the understanding that the examination of one's wounds is the most direct path to healing. It is a stone of inner treasure, helping to uncover the lost parts of oneself, and in receiving the peace one's spiritual journey brings.
Iolite which is violet in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born at the time when the year is new, just after the winter solstice (December 21 - January 19). Violet crystals bring you intuition, magic, dreams, and imagination.
There is no zodiac sign associated with this stone, though Pisces will be calmed by its lively colors, and it will help Aries to think more creatively.
Iolite, according to Robert Simmons in the Book of Stones, is a key to successful shamanic journeys. It helps conquer fear and helps the mind understand the heart. George Kunz in The Curious Lore of Precious Stones reports that Iolite is a Stone of Faith. Melody calls Iolite "the Violet Stone" and tells us to use it in the "third eye" "crown" area of healing. She reports its energy will eliminate dissonance in relationships.