CRYSTALS & THEIR HEALING PROPERTIES
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
Physically 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 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.
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.
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.
Andalusite harmonises well with....
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z