Kyanite Meanings and Uses
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The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties,
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Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Kyanite
The high vibration and rapid transfers of energy from Kyanite create pathways where none existed before. Like a universal bridge, it is an extraordinary crystal of connection, opening the mind centers, enhancing telepathic and psychic abilities, bridging gaps in all communication efforts, and providing a link for transmitting or receiving healing energy. It immediately aligns the chakras and subtle bodies, bringing tranquility and a calming effect to the whole being. It is an exceptional stone for transitioning into deep meditative states. [Simmons, 223][Ahsian, 224-225][Melody, 363-364]
Like Citrine, Kyanite is one of the two minerals on the planet that neither accumulates nor retains negative energy, and therefore never needs cleansing. Kyanite's energy is unlimited in application, making it an excellent stone for metaphysical purposes, and it may be used for cleansing and clearing other crystals. [Melody, 363][Eason, 225]
Kyanite is an aluminum silicate mineral, often occurring as long, striated bladed crystals that may be transparent or translucent with a pearly sheen. The most common colors in metaphysical use are blue streaked with white, indigo, green, and black, though Kyanite may occur in white, gray, pink, yellow, and most recently discovered orange. Kyanite comes from the Greek work, kuanos or kyanos, meaning "deep blue," and was once commonly called Disthene, which means "two strengths." It is also known as Rhaeticide and Cyanite. Its most identifiable feature is its anisotropism, the ability to cleave perfectly in two directions with two distinctly different hardnesses on the perpendicular axes. [Simmons, 223][Wikipedia.org]
Kyanite is valuable in the industrial world for heat resistance, used in high refractory porcelain, refractory bricks, mortars, kiln furniture and foundry molds, in the auto and railroad industries for brake shoes, grinding wheels and cutting disks, and in the standard porcelain of dentures, sinks and bathroom fixtures. Kyanite crystals that are highly transparent and attractive in color can be cut into cabochon and faceted gemstones, and are considered to be "exotic" gems. [Geology.com]
Kyanite Uses and Purposes - Overview
Kyanite inspires loyalty and fair treatment to others. It assists in working through disagreements and disputes, and can aid in repairing damaged relationships. It is beneficial in negotiations, diplomatic missions, arbitration and other forms of communication between disharmonious people, allowing disparate energies to move into resonance and find a common frequency. [Simmons, 224][Ahsian, 224]
In the workplace, Kyanite promotes good communication, bridging the gap between different beliefs and ideas, and encourages self-expression and speaking one's truth. Hold or wear Kyanite when addressing a group, or leading a seminar or team meeting. It sharpens communication skills, and is particularly helpful when answering questions or when there is a need to improvise. [Hall, 167][Eason, 225][Ahsian, 224]
For those who have lost their way in life, or are trying to break a cycle of self-destructive behavior, use Kyanite in an empowerment grid to get back on track. Lay out rows of small Kyanite blades radiating from a central Kyanite in six different directions. Use each night to walk a different path in the mind, letting images and ideas take form spontaneously. Continue until you no longer need the grid. [Eason, 225]
To access forgotten childhood memories or to recall a word or name that eludes you, touch the center of your brow with Kyanite. [Eason, 225]
For children who have trouble integrating with others, or are physically different in any way, keep Kyanite blades near their outdoor or school clothing to help increase their popularity. [Eason, 225]
Black Kyanite, with its grounding energies, supports environmental healing, connecting with those who are pulling pollution out of the earth and assisting the evolution of the planet. [Hall II, 172]
Kyanite Healing Therapies - Overview
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Kyanite Physical Healing Energy
Kyanite provides a balancing of the yin-yang energies, dispelling blockages and moving energy from the ethereal plane through the physical body. It can be used during radionic analysis, and is a beneficial stone to place between the heart and navel chakras during the “lay-on-of-stones” healing activities. [Melody, 364]
Kyanite helps nerves and tissues reestablish pathways through and around intrusive traumas, such as broken bones, surgery and other severe injury,. It also creates new neural pathways to heal the brain after head trauma, seizure or stroke. [Ahsian, 225] It is particularly supportive of the motor responses and dexterity of the body, and in regaining speech. [Gienger, 34][Hall, 168][Eason, 225]
Kyanite can be used in the treatment of disorders associated with the muscular and urogenital system, adrenal glands, throat, thyroid and parathyroid. [Melody, 364][Hall, 167] It alleviates hoarseness, and problems of the larynx. [Gienger, 34]
Kyanite Emotional Healing Energy
Kyanite's frequency encourages the examination of all aspects of oneself, the various interests, skills and knowledge that creates the uniqueness of one's identity, and how it can be used for one's Soul path on Earth and in finding a life-fulfilling vocation. It encourages listening to intuitive guidance and living with integrity of purpose. [Ahsian, 224][Gienger, 34][Hall II, 171]
Kyanite helps overcome a victim or fatalistic mentality, and the resignation of oneself to the recurring emotional patterns that create blockages in the energetic field. Kyanite can bridge the connection to those patterns and quickly create new energy flow and a shift in one's perception to the world. It assists one in remaining functional in extreme situations, promotes a more logical way of thinking, and encourages resolute action. [Ahsian, 225][Gienger, 34]
Kyanite instantly aligns all the chakras and subtle bodies, clearing the pathways and meridians. It restores Qi to the physical body and promotes a calming effect to the whole being. With its blue and indigo energies, Kyanite is particularly stimulating to the Throat and Third Eye Chakras, expanding communication and psychic awareness on all levels. [Melody, 363-364][Hall, 167]
The Throat Chakra is the voice of the body. It is, in essence, a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked, or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras. When the throat chakra is in balance and open, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions, bringing our personal truth out into the world. We have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. The energy that springs upward from the lower chakras can continue its path enabling free expression and natural release. Blue crystal energy will unblock and balance the throat chakra. Darker shades of blue encourage the power of truth, while lighter shades carry the power of flexibility, relaxation, and balance.
The Brow Chakra, also called the Third Eye, 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. Indigo crystals are used to treat imbalances of the brow chakra. It is a quiet color, one of mystery and wisdom and judgment.
Green Kyanite connects with the truth of the heart. The Heart Chakra is located near the center of the breastbone and regulates our interaction with the external world. It controls what we embrace and what we resist, giving us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment. Green crystal energy is used to resolve blockages and to re-balance the heart chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.
Black Kyanite can clear blocked energies in any chakra and is both grounding and energizing. R It is usually associated with the Base Chakra, located at the base of the spine, and controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body.
Kyanite Spiritual Energy
Spiritually, Kyanite removes the idea of blind fate or implacable karma, and reveals the part played by the self in creating causes and relationships in one's life, and the action needed to balance the past. It dispels illusion, anger, and frustration, and increases logical, linear thought. It grounds spiritual energy, linking to the higher mind, bringing integrity and maturation. Kyanite is also helpful for those making the transition through death. [Hall, 167]
Kyanite's high spiritual energy enhances one's psychic abilities, and allows for a closer connection and transfer of information from higher beings. It assists in opening the Third Eye during mediation and healing sessions, and may be used to enhance telepathy between two persons, or between healing facilitator and client. It is an excellent tool for Crystal Resonance Therapy and other forms of crystal-based healing. [Ahsian, 224]
Green Kyanite is especially beneficial in connecting to the dynamic balance of Nature, and in feeling the ever-moving perfect flow of the Tao, the life force of the universe. It helps one connect with the truth of the heart and encourages looking inward for answers. Green Kyanite also allows for entrance into the realm of Nature spirits and devas, and with willingness and practice, one may reach the causal plane, where the archetypes exist and where patterns of events are shaped before they manifest in our world. [Simmons, 223]
Blue Kyanite reflects the color energy of the sky, as winter gives way to spring and the sun climbs higher each day. It marks the beginning of life and emotion. Blue crystals bring trust, faith, patience, and respect, lending the focus we need to become more sincere, act more responsibly, and become more trustworthy. Light blue crystals help us accept the life we have, develop patience, reconcile differences, or seek forgiveness. They're excellent for recovery efforts from addictions or destructive patterns, aid in curbing tempers, and help us become more dependable and cheerful. Light blue crystals also assist in dealing with grief, letting go of the past, and curing guilt. Darker blue talismans enhance the respect and compassion we have within ourselves. They teach us humanity, discretion, and honor, and encourage us to act more charitably and focus our efforts on service to others.
Indigo Kyanite 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 crystals provide honesty and are especially good for religious and spiritual journeys, while light indigo Kyanite connects us to the natural world and improves our appreciation of others.
Green Kyanite is a "growth crystal" - a powerful conduit of the earth's Life Force of birth, development, and creation, and of the power of nature's constant renewal. It is a potent aid in nurturing, whether of fledgling family relationships or a new business venture. Green crystals are perfect for keeping a venture on course, a project on schedule, and life on track. Light Green crystals promote spiritual growth and renewed commitment to a higher purpose. Those of a darker hue are talismans of physical growth and strength, and safety in travel.
Black Kyanite deepens our connection to the physical, natural world. It brings power and strength, relieving fears specifically associated with the physical existence here on Earth. Black Kyanite offers protection and a retreat, the safety of being hidden from your enemies.
Kyanite's energy is easily accessible, gentle, and balanced, making it an excellent crystal for meditation. It allows for a rapid transition into a deep meditative state, and is quite useful in accessing the astral plane and connecting with one's guides, as well as gleaning solutions from within a lucid dream state. [Melody, 364]
Meditating with Black Kyanite allows one to return to past lives and go forward to probable futures, teaching one to experience interdimensional consciousness without losing connection to Earth. [Simmons, 224]
The Divinatory meaning of Kyanite: You will have cause to speak your mind, but do not waste words on those who will not listen. [Eason, 225]
If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Kyanite of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.
|Date||Crystal Color||Name of Guardian Angel|
|March 1-5||Dk. Indigo||Rochel|
|March 6-10||Dk. Indigo||Gabamiah (Jabamiah)|
|March 11-15||Black||Haiaiel (Hajael)|
|March 26-30||Lt. Indigo||Jelial|
|March 31- April 4||Dk. Green||Sitael (Sirael)|
|May 16-20||Black||Hahaiah (Hahajah)|
|May 21-25||Lt. Indigo||Iezalel|
|July 2-6||Indigo||Nelchael (Nelakhel)|
|July 7-11||Lt. Green||Ieiaeil (Jejalel)|
|July 28-August 1||Lt. Blue||Haaiah|
|August 29-September 2||Black||Vasiariah|
|September 8-12||Dk. Green||Lehahiah|
|October 9-13||Indigo||Ieiazel (Ihiazel)|
|October 24-28||Lt. Indigo||Veualiah (Vevaliah)|
|December 27-31||Dk. Green||Poiel (Polial)|
There are other Angels that are partial to Kyanite. The table below gives you the information about them.
|Purpose||Crystal Color||Name of Angel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates May16-20; Taurus.||Black||Hahaiah|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates March 11-15; Pisces.||Black||Haiaiel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates May 1-5; Taurus.||Black||Haziel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates November 3-7; Scorpio.||Black||Sealiah|
|Master of the 9th Tarot Card “The Hermit”.||Black||Shelathiel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates August 29-September 2; Virgo.||Black||Vasiariah|
|Aids you while dealing with Anger.||Blue||Af|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates June 16-21; Gemini.||Blue||Caliel|
|Ruler of Earth/Snow||Blue||Shalgiel|
|Understanding Angel Tree of Life, the Ruler of Saturn, and the Guardian of Thursday.||Blue||Tzaphiel|
|Mercy Angel ;Tree of Life, Ruler of Thursday and Jupiter. Zadkiel also helps you Heal Memory.||Dk. Blue||Zadkiel (Zadekiel)|
|Raphael is known as the Glory Angel; Tree of Life, the Angel of Wednesday, the Ruler of Mercury. He is also the Master of Tarot Card 0 “The Fool” and the 1st Tarot Card “The Magician”. Raphael also Heals Illness and is the Ruler of The west wind. He is the Angel of Compassion, Knowledge, Progress, Repentance, and Love.||Dk. Green||Raphael|
|Ruler of the Moon.||Dk. Blue||Jarahel|
|Guardian of the Twenty-Third Mansion of the Moon; Capricorn.||Dk. Blue||Requiel|
|Master of the 11th Tarot Card “Justice”.||Dk. Green||Chadaqiel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates Sept.8-12; Virgo.||Dk. Green||Lehahiah|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates December 27-31; Capricorn.||Dk. Green||Poiel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates March 31- April 4; Aries.||Dk. Green||Sitael|
|Angel of Truth||Dk. Indigo||Amitiel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates March 6-10; Pisces.||Dk. Indigo||Gabamiah|
|Angel of Treasures||Dk. Indigo||Parasiel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates March 1-5; Pisces.||Dk. Indigo||Rochel|
|Master of the 4th Tarot Card “The Emperor”.||Dk. Indigo||Sharahiel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates Sept.3-7; Virgo.||Dk. Indigo||Yehuidiah|
|The Angel of the Birds.||Green||Arael|
|Angel of Mercury.||Green||Cochabiel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates June 6-10; Gemini.||Green||Hakamiah|
|Metatron is the Crown Angel, the Tree of Life, and helps to Heal Learning Disorders. HE is also the Master of the 20th Tarot Card “Judgment”.||Green||Metatron|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates January 1-5; Capricorn.||Green||Nemamiah|
|Master of the 18th Tarot Card “The Moon”.||Green||Vakhabiel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates September 3-7; Virgo.||Green||Yehudiah|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates October 9-13; Libra.||Indigo||Ieiazel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates April 10-14; Aries.||Indigo||Mahasiah|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates December 13-16; Sagittarius.||Indigo||Nanael|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates July 2-6; Cancer.||Indigo||Nelchael|
|Raguel helps you to Heal Relationships.||Lt. Blue||Raguel|
|Helps to Heal Anxiety and the Angel Tuesday.||Lt. Green||Chamuel (Khamael)|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates July 28-August 1; Leo.||Lt. Blue||Haaiah|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates July 7-11; Cancer.||Lt. Green||Ieiaeil|
|Ruler of Earth/Night and the Angel of Conception/Babies Names.||Lt. Green||Lailah (Lailiel) (Leliel)|
|Shimshiel or Shamshiel is known as the Ruler of Earth/Day. He is also the Master of the 19th Tarot Card “The Sun”.||Lt. Green||Shimshiel (Shamshiel)|
|Master of the 5th Tarot Card “The Hierophant”. And is associated with Taurus.||Lt. Indigo||Asmodel|
|Guardian of the Fourth Mansion of the Moon; Taurus.||Lt. Indigo||Azariel|
|Guardian of the Twenty-Second Mansion of the Moon; Capricorn.||Lt. Indigo||Geliel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates May 21-25; Gemini.||Lt. Indigo||Iezalel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates March 26-30; Aries.||Lt. Indigo||Jelial|
|Ruler of the Sun.||Lt. Indigo||Semeliel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates October 24-18; Scorpio.||Lt. Indigo||Veualiah|
Crystals of Indigo 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.
Crystals of Green honor Persephone, Greek Goddess of Spring. She represents celebration and the Earth alive with new growth.
There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.
In this section you will find information on all three approaches.
Kyanite is not a traditional birthstone.
Kyanite which is blue in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born as the world awaits the vernal equinox and spring (February 19 - March 19). This is a time when new life is about to burst forth, a time of faith and trust. Blue crystals bring you patience and respect.
Kyanite which is indigo in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born in midwinter (January 20 - February 18). Indigo crystals are rare and valuable. They bring you wisdom, truth, dignity, and spiritual mastery.
Kyanite which is green in color is one of the natural birthstones of those fortunate enough to be born in the heart of spring (April 20 - May 20). Green crystals bring you renewal, success in new ventures, and good health.
Kyanite is not associated with any Zodiac sign.
As an amulet of protection, Kyanite is a powerful Barrier Strengthener. Barrier crystals have incredible abilities to help us focus and amplify our efforts to keep undesirable elements out of our lives. Its crystalline structure gives it strength in all directions, allowing it to provide barriers to attack from all directions simultaneously.
Strengtheners are crystals that are chemically formed in the island silicate class. They form very compact materials that are strong, resistant, and unyielding. Strengthener crystals provide you with the energy to resist temptations and resist distractions from your goals.
Kyanite utilizes Water energy, the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It embodies potentialities unrealized. It is yielding, formless, yet powerful. The Water element brings power of regeneration and rebirth. It is the energy of the circle of life. Use blue or black crystals to enhance any space that you use for repose, calm reflection, or prayer. Water energy is traditionally associated with the North area of a home or room. It is associated with the Career and Life Path area, its flowing energy assuring a balance of energy as your life unfolds and flows.
Green Kyanite utilizes Wood energy, the energy of growth, expansion, new beginnings, nourishment and health. It enhances vitality, brings abundance, and keeps us growing physically. Use green crystals to enhance any space used for eating, in the room of a small child, or in a place of your home where you are beginning a new project. Wood energy is traditionally associated with the East and Southeast areas of a home or room. It is associated with the Family and Health area, and the Prosperity and Abundance area.
Kyanite in Ancient Lore and Legend
There are no legendary uses for Kyanite.
The symbols [ ] enclose the author's name and a page number for a reference cited from the following books:
[Ahsian, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).
[Eason, pp. ]Cassandra Eason, The New Crystal Bible (London: Carlton Books Ltd., 2010).
[Fernie, pp.] William T. Fernie, The Occult and Curative Powers of Precious Stones (Blauvelt, NY: Rudolph Steiner Publications, 1973).
[Gienger, pp.] Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals (Scotland: Earthdancer Books, 2009).
[Hall, pp.] Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2003).
[Hall 2, pp.]Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible 2 (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2009).
[Kunz, pp.] George Frederick Kunz, The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (New York: Dover Publications, 1971).
[Megemont, pp.] Florence Megemont, The Metaphysical Book of Gems and Crystals (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2008).
[Mella, pp.] Dorothee L. Mella, Stone Power II (Albuquerque, NM: Brotherhood of Life, Inc., 1986).
[Melody, pp.] Melody, Love Is In The Earth (Wheat Ridge, CO: Earth-Love Publishing House, 1995).
[Raphaell, pp.] Katrina Raphaell, Crystal Enlightenment (Santa Fe, NM: Aurora Press, 1985)
[Simmons, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).