Chiastolite is a unique deep brown colored stone, with artistic black cross formation in its arrangement. This unusual stone is regarded since long time as a highly protective stone, and these ancient beliefs have somewhere proven themselves correct due to the physic abilities that this stone possesses.
The name of this stone has been derived from the Greek word "chiastos" which means crosswise or cruciform. This crystal also holds a common name of Cross Stone.
A stone called Andalusite is the similar stone but in another form. It does not have the visible cross formations within it. One can say that Chiastolite is the variety of Andalusite.
The noteworthy place where Chiastolite is mainly mined is the Hunan province in China. The other countries where thus amazing stone is found are Australia, Spain, France, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Russia, Chile, Canada and the USA.
Chiastolite is generally considered an excellent stone for calming nerves, increasing immunity, and healing hormonal imbalances. Furthermore, it also increases lactation in nursing mothers. Chiastolite is also effective in all blood conditions, especially fluctuating blood pressure and abnormal flow of blood. It is also helpful for rheumatism and bringing the body system into balance. It also imparts heat wherever it is required in the body by keeping it on that part.
Chiastolite is also an effective treatment for children and teenager who are short-tempered.
Chiastolite presents its wearer vigour, supremacy and determination and is exceptionally calming in nature. It is well thought-out by many as a strong defence against negative energy as it wards it off it rather than assimilating it in itself. It makes the wearer emotionally strong so that he can fight any kind of forthcoming troubles in his life. It makes the wearer take proper decisions by weighing up the pros and cons of the situation.
Chiastolite is one of the most excellent crystals for psychic resistance. It helps the wearer to intensify his channelling abilities in the course of contacting the spirit world. It also has a strong relationship with the phase of death and rebirth, and can assist the acceptance and reception of life beyond.
Chiastolite is connected largely with the throat, crown and third eye chakra. When it unblocks the throat chakra, it helps the person to speak his mind out and whatever is true. It helps those who feel uncomfortable while speaking in public, and are shy. It aligns and lights up crown chakra as well with which it encourages spiritual and analytical development of the body.
The cleansing of third eye chakra promotes intuitive abilities in the wearer and sharpens his senses. The third eye chakra lets the wearer be in connection with the whole world.
Some facts about Chiastolite
The mineral Chiastolite is a variety of Andalusite. It is noted for its idiosyncratic cross-shaped black insertion of graphite in it, which depicts its connectivity directly with god. The Chiastolite crystals have been malformed by a combination of paragonite, muscovite, and margarite. For the formation of cross-shaped structure on Chiastolite along with the graphite, calcium rich margarite is also responsible.
The crystal system of this amazingly unique stone is Orthorhombic in arrangement, and it measures in between 6.5 to 7.5 on the Moh’s scale of hardness.
|Cleavage||Good, in one direction, Poor, in one direction|
|Other Names||Macle Or Cross Stone,Cross Andalusite|
|Crystal Habit||Fibrous compact to massive|
|Diaphaneity||Translucent - Opaque|
|Moh's scale (hardness)||5-5.5|
|Sources||Australia, Spain, France, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Russia, Chile, Canada and the USA|
|Chemical formula||Al2SiO5 + C|
|Color||White, Gray, Reddish, Light Brown With Black Cross-Like Pattern|
|Chakra Healing||Throat chakra, Third eye chakra, Crown chakra|
Chiastolite has majorly been found in deep and earthy brown color.