Iolite Crystals Meanings and Properties

Iolite Crystals Meanings and Properties

Iolite Crystals Meanings and Properties

It is purported to be a good aid in overcoming addiction, including co-dependency, as it helps us to see the reasons behind the addiction. When used to fight addiction, Iolite is said to show the true causes of addiction and help us to let them go. It is particularly associated with alcoholism due to its power to detoxify the liver. It is also said to relieve migraine headaches.

Alternative Names: Also known as Ocean Sapphire, Water Sapphire, Cordierite or Dichroite; some minerologists now consider Iolite to be an obsolete name.

Mineral Information

Origin: India

Mineral Species: Cordierite

Mineral Group: Silicates

Chemical Formula: Mg2Al4Si5O18

Hardness: 7-7.5

Crystal System: Orthorhombic

Colour: Grey, blue, blue-violet

Typical Appearance: Short prismatic, striated crystals. Commonly granular to compact, massive.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Libra, Sagittarius & Taurus

Chakra Alignment: Throat, Third Eye and Crown

Element: None


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