Iolite is the common name of the mineral cordierite which is a magnesium aluminium silicate and appears as grey, pale to dark blue, violet and colourless crystals. Iolite exhibits dichroism (ability to change colour when viewed from different angles).
This stone is also called Vikings compass as they used it for navigational purposes, as it was able to indicate the direction of the sun on overcast days. Iolite can also be known as water sapphire.
Iolite is a vision stone. It activates the third eye and facilitates visualisation and intuitive insight. When all the chakras are in alignment it will stimulate a connection to the inner knowing. It is a shaman stone that is used in ceremonies and used to safely have out of body experiences.
Iolite helps in understanding and releasing the causes of addiction and helps you express your true self while being freed from the expectations of those around you. This stone releases discord within relationships. Iolite encourages you to take responsibility for yourself and not depend on others for validation of who you are and where you are going in life.
Iolite opens, heightens and expands psychic abilities in a gentle way. It will teach you the parameters of your psychic abilities and possibilities. Iolite is a good stone for those of strong potential who are new on the spiritual path. It encourages and protects psychic exploration. This stone enhances curiosity and achievement. Iolite guides you through spiritual beginnings and growth. It is useful for people who are new to spiritual opening.
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