Iolite – Wisdom


Citrine gets its name from its lemon yellow color. Like this citrus fruit, it is invigorating and energizing. Its radiance adds gentleness to its reinvigorating strength. Although it can help find fullness and inner peace, it also has the capacity to encourage to action.

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The Wisdom within you

Governs: Discipline and Hard Work


Hardness (Mohs): 7 to 7.5
Color(s): From light to dark blue and violet
Transparency: Transparent to Translucent
Luster: Vitreous
Common / Notable Locations: Brazil, Madagascar, India, Namibia, Norway, Sri Lanka, Tanzania

Iolite gets its name from the violet, a flower whose name is “ios” in Greek. This stone evokes the Scandinavia of the Vikings. Strips of Iolite were used as a navigation tool, which made their far-off explorations possible. Iolite is a pleochroic gemstone. Also referred to as Dichroite it exhibits intense violetish blue, purplish blue, light blue and yellow grey colors when viewed from different angles.

Benefits: Wisdom, Depth, Profoundness

Iolite orients and helps us recover our balance. Because of this, it is recommended for people suffering from disorientation, lack of motivation and distraction. It is the gemstone of higher ideals, values, knowledge, realization and higher consciousness.

Related Chakra: Sahasrara/Crown Chakra

Located just above the crown of the head this chakra is referred to as Cosmic Portal, where there is no physical attachment but pure vibration with and within divine consciousness. It has no limitations or boundaries and it is the space where everything and nothing exist. Being the most refined and subtle of all chakras, it is pure consciousness, reflecting only divine truth and existence. The Sahasrara Chakra is the transition point of the enlightened soul as it departs the physical body and existence. It is the highest state and achievement of our being, allowing us to be free from attachments and become one with the cosmic identity.

As a Sahasrara gemstone Iolite is an excellent stone for meditation and astral travel. It helps one grow spiritually in a gentle fashion. It is considered a very strong intuitive and perceptive stone, and can stimulate clear psychic visions.

Related Planet: Saturn

The complexion and radiance of Saturn is as brilliant as a blue diamond. In Vedic astrology the planet Saturn is called SHANI. In Sanskrit Shani comes from SANISCHARA, which means, “slow mover”. From Shani we get the word "shun", which means to ignore, or lose awareness of something. Thus, Saturn represents a loss of awareness, or ignorance. This loss of awareness can also mean the diminishing awareness of the material world of manifestation. Saturn is indicator, of longevity, old age, discipline, restriction, responsibility, ambition, leadership and authority, humility, integrity, wisdom born of experience. Saturn also indicates asceticism, denial, non-attachment, spirituality, hard work, organization, reality and time itself. Saturn's nature is VATA, or Airy. Saturn represents life, death, adversity, poverty, livelihood, learning of sciences and foreign languages, agricultural pursuits, minerals, oils, service, very old persons.

As a Saturn gemstone, Iolite benefits the wearer with wisdom and assertiveness. Wealth, longevity and reputation are some of the goods this gem will provide for you.

Note that gemstone meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.


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