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Type: Rocks & Fossils
Keywords: Creativity, problem-solving, and balancing
Chakra: Sacral and Root
Zodiac Signs: Capricorn, Libra
Number: 3, 4
Chiastolite Crystal Healing Properties:
Chiastolite is a variety of Andalusite that contains a black cross pattern when seen in a cross-section. It is also known as the Cross Stone. In ancient China where it originated, Chiastolite was a symbol of the four cardinal points (north, south, east, west), and when placed in the center of the home, will fuse chi energy and radiate it outwards, thus welcoming health and harmony.
Chiastolite is a protective stone, often worn to guard against negative energies, curses and the like. It encourages creative thinking and problem-solving by getting rid of old thought patterns that have been keeping us from moving ahead.
Physically, use Chiastolite to help with nerve damage, muscle weaknesses, rheumatism, and gout. It can aide those who are debilitated by stroke or another paralysis.
Chiastolite Geological Description and Historical Uses:
Chiastolite is one of three polymorphs of Andalusite, an aluminum silicate mineral. Chiastolite is often brown in color and contains inclusions of black carbonaceous material arranged in regular symmetrical crosses.
Andalusite has a number of useful physical properties. It has the ability to withstand high temperatures without alteration. For that reason, it is used to make high-temperature ceramics and refractories. The white porcelain of many spark plugs is made using andalusite.
Andalusite is one of a small number of minerals that commonly forms prismatic crystals with a square cross-section. This can be important information for identification in the field. Chiastolite is most often found in China, Russia, and Australia.
Affirmation: My home and all who enter it are filled with health and harmony.
All information about metaphysical properties is for reference only. It is a combination of research on how the gemstones have been used by different cultures today and throughout history, and our own personal experience. We do not recommend using crystals as a substitute for conventional medical or psychological treatment and do not claim they cure or heal medical conditions. Please always listen to the advice of your medical professional and only use crystals as a complementary therapy in addition to medical treatment.