Staurolite is an iron aluminium silicate hydroxide mineral belonging to the nesosilicate subclass. Staurolite occurs as reddish brown, brown and black prismatic or tabular crystals with a vitreous to dull lustre.
Staurolite is famous for its twinned crystals that form into the shape of a cross. Its name comes from the Greek word stauros, meaning cross.
The twin is a classic penetration twin where it appears as if two crystals grew into and out of each other.
It actually forms two twin types; one that is nearly 90 degrees and one that is nearly 60 degrees. The 60 degree type is more common but the 90 degree type is the most sought after. Staurolite is often found with Kyanite.
It was associated with Christianity as a symbol for the cross and as a good luck charm. It has been given the names "Fairy Stone" or Fairy Cross". Some scarcer specimens show both twin forms and can look like a blunt six rayed star.
Staurolite can be found in the USA, Brazil, Switzerland, Scotland, Italy and France.
STAUROLITE And physical health
Staurolite will strengthen and reduce muscles, it will assist with blood disorders, counteract the debilitating effects of ageing. Staurolite brings the body, mind and spirit into alignment so that you can achieve total health.
Carry staurolite if you are trying to give up smoking, when you experience a craving hold the stone in the hand you usually hold the cigarette, and wait until the need passes. It will help you understand why you took up smoking in the first place.
Staurolite assists in muscle and blood formation. This stone maintains your general health in your physical body. It is excellent to use in counteracting the normal effects of ageing. Staurolite will regenerate the body after a lack of care, attention or recovering from bad habits and self abuse.
Staurolite treats cellular disorders and growths, it increases the assimilation of carbohydrates and has been traditionally used for fever.
STAUROLITE and your feelings
Staurolite is a stone of consolation for those of you suffering sickness or loss and to help those who comfort them. Keep this stone with you to reduce stress and gain respect by keeping your beliefs. Staurolite gives strength and patience to all those who carry the burdens of others, especially those of you are a carer or cannot leave and unhappy home or workplace because of dependents.
Staurolite helps you to feel safe, protected and secure. It is stabilising to the emotions and can help counter hysteria, excessive fear and emotional paralysis.
Staurolite is useful in relieving stress. It eases depression and addictions, it negates a tendency to over work yourself and overcommit your energy.
IMAGES OF STAUROLITE
STAUROLITE and the mind
Staurolite provides a shield against negativity, helping to raise your spirits and calm the mind. Staurolite is an excellent tool for achieving inner attunement. Place this stone on your pillow at night to initiate astral travel or lucid dreaming. Meditating with this stone will help you enhance the energy vibrations to allow you to choose which pathway to follow.
Staurolite enhances and strengthens rituals and is used in white magic ceremonies. It is said to access the ancient wisdom of the middle east. This stone connects the physical, etheric and spiritual planes, which in turn promotes communication between them.
STAUROLITE and the SPIRIT
Staurolite helps you open your inner eye to see the other beings, spirits and realms coexisting with you on the Earth. Staurolite is a key to the astral plane the devic realm and the dominion of the fairies. This stone's energy is grounding, yet is also strengthens your ability to see visions. It will increase your telepathic and clairvoyance abilities. It is an excellent divination tool for finding lost objects.
Staurolite is a good stone for gardeners, flower essence therapists, crystal healers and it enlists the help of Earth spirits and Mother Earth. It it a stone for healing with the aid of nature and the planet. Staurolite honours the four directions, as above so below, it protects you from the "Evil Eye".
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z