Chiastolite - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History and Myths

Chiastolite Last updated : January 23, 2020 3:04 PM

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.

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Where is Chiastolite found?

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.

Healing Properties

Benefits of Chiastolite

  • Physical Healer

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.

  • Emotional Healer

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 Chiastolite silver jewelry 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.

  • Spiritual Healer

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.

  • Heals and Balances Chakra

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.

Chiastolite Facts

Some facts about Chiastolite

  • The cross-shaped formation on Chiastolite is believed to be the art of god himself.
  • Chiastolite was first discovered in Spain.
  • This is a traditional birthstone of the people born under the sun sign of Libra.
  • It is the stone of prosperity, wealth, and affluence.
  • This stone brings harmony at the work place.

Metaphysical Properties

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.

Chiastolite at a Glance

Cleavage Good, in one direction, Poor, in one direction
Other Names Macle Or Cross Stone,Cross Andalusite
Crystal Habit Fibrous compact to massive
Streak White
Refractive Index 1.63-1.64
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
Lustre Vitreous
Color White, Gray, Reddish, Light Brown With Black Cross-Like Pattern
Chakra Healing Throat chakra, Third eye chakra, Crown chakra
Birthstone October
Zodiac Libra

Chiastolite Color

 Chiastolite has majorly been found in deep and earthy brown color.

Chiastolite Colors


I want to magnetize affluence, wealth and prosperity towards my workplace. And I have also heard that Chiastolite is good for attracting harmony towards the work premises. I think I should go with this gemstone. Thanks for sharing.
Reply on 8/11/14
I was searching for a gemstone that would be beneficial for my office and should attract harmony there. After going through your article I have come to a decision that I should try this talisman. Should I try it? Suggest please.
Reply on 20/11/14
Yeah Liva if you find this gemstone suitable and according to your needs then you should wear it. You may also ask for an advice from your astrologer he will sort out all your confusing thoughts.
Reply on 29/11/14
chiastolite is good for Virgo and Libra will suit them the most...i am not in that category...should i go for it? please help me out...
Reply on 15/4/15
hey Jai....if you are not having these zodiac then I think you should seek an advice from astrologer as Jewelexi advised me for the same when i was facing similar problem...there are many other charms matching your can go for that also...Jewelexi has offered apt information for each...Best of Luck and choose the best...
Reply on 28/4/15
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Reply on 14/5/15
Thanks all for suggesting me such an easy and nice idea...I was also thinking to seek an advise about Chiastolite gemstone from an astrologer. But Jewelexi is offering this service at free of cost. I will definitely try it and will share my experience with you all so that you may also get help from it.
Reply on 12/6/15
Chiastolite is good to use if you feel depressed, fearful,anxious or stressed.
Reply on 5/7/15
Ethan bailey

Chiastolite stone is wonderful in psychic resistance. i was searching for this stone before and now finally i have it. it really helped in improving my fluctuating blood pressure.

Amazing stone shade with magical healing benefits!! :)

Reply on 11/8/15
Hello! Ethan ...Chiastolite is an attractive stone..and you're right that it has magical healing benefits..But can you please tell me that should i buy this stone I'm little confused..Jewlexi has all stunning and new jewelry which is amazing to buy...I have a really good experience with this co...Look forward to buy more!! :)
Reply on 29/9/15
You have mentioned in your above information that Chiastolite is an effective treatment for children and teenager who are short-tempered. Is it work for old or senior peoples too?
Reply on 18/6/19
I like your collection of gemstones which always push my mood to shop more with you. It's great!!
Reply on 11/8/19
I just love your collection!
Reply on 27/9/19
The healing properties of this stone is very useful and important and really helps me a lot in gaining my inner self confidence.Thanks alot gemexi
Reply on 22/11/19
Is this gemstone beneficial for the people who are high-tempered or can you suggest any??
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