Andalusite is an aluminium nesosilicate mineral, that appears in three forms.
A unique variety of andalusite is called Chiastolite. It contains black or brown clay and/or carbonaceous material (often graphite) inclusions in the crystal. These inclusions are arranged in regular symmetrical shapes - especially prized when they are in the form of a cross or X.
Andalusite occurs as brown, red, white, orange and green crystals. The gem quality crystal is translucent to transparent. The crystal habit is prismatic with a cross (chaistolite), massive and granular.
Chiastolite - is the opaque variety of the andalusite mineral. When the crystal is cut through, its cross-section will usually show an off-white body colour and a blackish diagonal cross, caused by carbonaceous inclusions. These crystals are often sectioned, polished and used as amulets, sometimes chiastolite is cut into cabochons.
Viridine - is also known as mangan-andalusite. It is the bright green version of Andalusite because it contains high levels of iron and manganese. This stone has been given a separate name due to its colour.These crystals are mined in Andalusia, Spain, Austria, USA and China
ANDALUSITE and physical health
Andalusite is used in crystal healing and folk healing for ailments such as AIDS, eye problems, deficiencies in calcium, oxygen, iodine, and water retention. Andalusite is a general strengthener. It is an excellent tonic for anyone who has been ill and may still have a weak vibrational field which needs protection. Andalusite works to regulate the nervous system and the energetic field.
ANDALUSITE and your feelings
Andalusite offers balance in your life. It grounds and stabilises, maintains balance and finding your centre in times of adversity. Andalusite will reduce the tendency to create conflict with others or to defy your true path. Used to encourage you to look at issues rationally by helping you to see the various sides to a problem or situation without judgement or fear. Andalusite can help protect you from psychic attack or energy drain. It assist you if you have a weak emotional body by replenishing your energy and protecting you from lower vibrations.
Viridine promotes the desire for self-realisation. This stone helps you discover problems and emotional blockages in the Heart Chakra and points you to the possible resolution.
IMAGES OF ANDALUSITE, CHIASTOLITE & VIRIDINE
ANDALUSITE and the mind
With this stone you will follow your true path without argument or resistance. Andalusite is sometimes called "The Seeing Stone" because it is used in metaphysical work to calmly see the various parts of your character without bias. Andalusite is said to enhance memory as well as personal recall. It is also said to bring chivalry, moderation and balance. It is also a stone that is said to be helpful for meditation and centring. Andalusite encourages you to look at issues rationally by helping you to see the various sides to a situation or a problem. It also helps on to realise that self sacrifice is "okay", but NEVER required. It is said to promote the chivalrous aspects of your character and encourages moderation in all things, including moderation.
ANDALUSITE and the spirit
Andalusite connects and balances your aura with the earth energy. It will create a sacred space and invoke nature spirits. This is the ideal stone to help protect yourself and your home. It also helps you to realise the self-sacrifice is okay, but never required, and it is quite useful for scrying. Andalusite helps activate the higher chakras, making it easier for you to access the spirit realm. It assists healers and psychics in maintaining the integrity of your energy fields as they work. Andalusite enables you to attract Light while at the same time protecting your physical and energetic systems from overload.
Chiastolite helps you contact other realms of being, such as fairies, elves, devas, dryads, water sprites, animal spirits and nature spirits. This stone will protect you from negative people and negative energy. Chiastolite is an ideal talisman for the evil eye. It promotes learning and communication with your spirit guides. This is a good stone for gardeners, animal healers and communicators.
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Andalusite and the chakras
If the earth star chakra is out of balance you may feel disconnected to the earth and the people around you. You might be suffering from hallucinations, anxiety from unknown origins or feel no connection with the Divine.
If the sacral chakra is out of balance you may be emotionally high strung, arrogant or selfish. You might also display a mistrust of another's intentions, constantly worrying if people are talking about you with ill intent.
If the heart chakra is out of balance you may have sudden bursts of anger, jealousy or blaming others for any issues that arise in your life. You might need constant confirmation of your self worth, feeling unloved or lacks compassion for others.
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z