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

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.

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 In News

Chiastolite Color

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

Chiastolite Colors

  • CleavageGood, in one direction, Poor, in one direction
  • Other NamesMacle Or Cross Stone,Cross Andalusite
  • Crystal HabitFibrous compact to massive
  • StreakWhite
  • Refractive Index1.63-1.64
  • DiaphaneityTranslucent - Opaque
  • Mohs scale (hardness)5-5.5
  • SourcesAustralia, Spain, France, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Russia, Chile, Canada and the USA
  • Chemical formulaAl2SiO5 + C
  • LustreVitreous
  • ColorWhite, Gray, Reddish, Light Brown With Black Cross-Like Pattern
  • Chakra HealingThird Eye Chakra,Throat Chakra,Crown Chakra
  • BirthstoneOctober
  • Zodiaclibra
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  • Marta
    Nov 8, 2014, 4:39:01 PM

    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.

  • Liva
    Nov 20, 2014, 5:41:13 PM

    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.

  • Gemexi
    Nov 29, 2014, 4:14:22 AM

    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.

  • Jai
    Apr 15, 2015, 3:18:32 AM

    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...

  • Gemexi
    May 14, 2015, 12:29:24 AM

    You may try our new section "Ask Mittens" where you may ask your questions at free of cost and our experts will revert you back with a suitable reply.

  • Katherine
    Jul 5, 2015, 11:26:55 PM

    Chiastolite is good to use if you feel depressed, fearful,anxious or stressed.

  • Ethan bailey
    Aug 11, 2015, 11:16:06 PM

    \nChiastolite 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.\n\nAmazing stone shade with magical healing benefits!! :)\n\n\n\n\n\n

  • abril
    Sep 29, 2015, 5:51:24 AM

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  • Kelly
    Jun 18, 2019, 10:13:37 PM

    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?

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    Aug 11, 2019, 10:28:09 PM

    I like your collection of gemstones which always push my mood to shop more with you. It's great!!\n

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    Sep 27, 2019, 9:56:16 PM

    I just love your collection!

  • karol
    Nov 22, 2019, 9:31:05 PM

    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

  • kimly
    Jan 20, 2020, 9:43:25 PM

    Is this gemstone beneficial for the people who are high-tempered or can you suggest any??

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    Jun 23, 2020, 5:05:12 AM

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    Jul 31, 2020, 4:54:27 AM

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    Nov 20, 2020, 4:44:49 AM

    Being the manager of the company it is helping me decision making and speaking freely. Thank you for such great advise and beautiful collection.

    Nov 24, 2020, 7:13:25 AM

    We are glad you liked our collection:)

  • Lisa
    Jul 21, 2021, 10:50:07 AM

    Absolutely amazing! The quality is perfect. I love the natural brown chiastolite ring how it looks on me. I will definitely be buying again in the future!!!

    Jul 23, 2021, 6:46:33 AM

    Lisa, Thank you so much. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We will be happy to serve you again.

  • Linnea
    Jan 7, 2022, 10:29:38 AM

    Wow!! All your Chiastolite jewelry pieces like rings and pendants designs are so delightful. And the way you describe the benefits of Chiastolite silver jewelry is very informative. Thank you, Gemexi!!

    Jan 8, 2022, 11:46:12 AM

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  • Penelope
    Jan 25, 2022, 5:22:18 AM

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    Jan 29, 2022, 11:30:33 AM

    Thankyou for your kind words & sharing your detailed review. We're delighted to hear that you have loved the jewelry & had a great experience. We will be happy to assist you again.

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