Iolite Palm Stone
Description: Iolite Palm Stone. A property called pleochroism is very pronounced in Iolite, producing different colors when the stone is seen through different positions. Overall, Iolite appears as violet-blue or indigo, but in different positions may shift to a yellow-gray or honey color and even to a clear light blue. It is also referred to as “Water Sapphire” or Dichroite. Iolite’s name comes from the Greek ios, meaning violet, and is the gem version of the mineral Cordierite.
Please Note: These contain natural cracks and fractures.
The photo shows the typical item you will receive. Sold individually.
Size: about 2.5 – 3 inches in length and weighs about 110 grams.
Primary Uses: Iolite helps to provide solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems. It promotes a calm, positive state of mind, instills hope, and assists in decisions on how to proceed. It gives the emotional distance needed for a clearer perspective. Iolite is often used by those embarking on a shamanic journey. It is also a powerful aid to helping you remove unwanted parts of your life and restore balance and happiness. It is a stone of virtue and excellent for keeping your energy levels high.
Read more about iolite in our Crystal Metaphysical Encyclopedia entry for Iolite.
Quick Healing Overview: 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 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.
Birthstone & Zodiac Uses: Iolite is not a traditional birthstone. 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). 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.
Uses in Meditation: By calming the overactive mind, Iolite aids in reaching a focused state of meditation. It opens the visionary centers, allowing for conscious communication with other realms and their inhabitants.
For Chakra Balancing: Iolite carries violet-blue energy that activates and clears the Crown and Third Eye Chakras. The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head and gives us access to higher states of consciousness. When the Crown Chakra is out of balance or blocked, you will be rigid in your thinking and spiritually adrift. You will have difficulty understanding relationships, ideas, and dreams. The Third Eye Chakra is located on the forehead, between the eyebrows. When the Third Eye Chakra is out of balance or blocked, nothing seems to make sense and you have a difficult time knowing what is important and what is not.
Crystal Color Energy: Iolite is indigo in color. Indigo-colored crystals combine the intuition of the violet ray with the trust of the pure blue ray. They can help you find your way to a higher plane of consciousness.
Associated Goddesses: Iolite is used in honoring and asking for help from Athena, the Greek Goddess of War.
Feng Shui Uses: Iolite utilizes Water energy, the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. The Water element brings the power of regeneration and rebirth. It is the energy of the circle of life. Use Iolite 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.
Uses in Divination: The Divinatory meaning of Iolite: An alternative viewpoint you have always rejected suddenly makes sense.
Talisman Energy: Iolite is a Dispeller Energizer crystal. Dispeller crystal lattices act like a radiator with sharp points from which energy can flow easily outward, carrying with it the undesirable elements of your life. Energizer crystals, such as Iolite, are powerful conduit crystals for focusing and amplifying the Universal Life Force and our energy to accomplish our goals. They aid in our efforts to gain what we seek, enhance our lives, protect what we value, and defend us from undesirable elements.
What Other Crystal Authors Think: 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.