What is Kyanite?
Kyanite is an aluminosilicate mineral. It is often found in quartz and is part of the triclinic crystal system. Kyanite is also known by the names of disthene, rhaeticite, and cyanite. It has a translucent look and comes in shades of blue but also green, black, and orange. The meaning of Kyanite is logical thinking and healing.
The Gemstone of Attunement
Beautiful in blue, the Kyanite stone comes from Greek. Born from the word Kuanos or Kyanos which translates to ‘deep blue’, Kyanite has gone through a rich and varied naming process. It was once named Disthene from the meaning ‘two strengths’, and at different stages in its life, it has also been called Rhaeticide and Cyanite. The watery hues of Kyanite have been discovered across the globe, from Switzerland’s chocolate box scenes to Kenya’s golden ebb and flow, the velvet depths of India, lively Brazil, Russia, and even the USA.
Kyanite is considered to be an aluminum silicate mineral, most often grown in nature to be a long-bladed crystal. It comes as transparent as gazing into a clear still water lake, and thanks to its heavenly hues look gorgeous when cut into the popular style of cabochon and finely faceted gemstones. Kyanite is considered to be something of an exotic gem, but far from just a pretty face, it comes enriched with deep healing properties.
Humming with high vibrations, seemingly free from gathering toxic energies, and as pure and cleansing as swimming in the Aegean Sea, Kyanite is all about the feelgood flow. To find out exactly what Kyanite can do for you, keep reading.
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Different Kyanite Crystals
There are several different styles of Kyanite and each connects to a different chakra, bringing individual healing powers to align the chakras and keep you attuned to what the universe has in store.
Blue Kyanite is one of the most popular forms of Kyanite. It comes in singing at high vibrations and like most blue colored crystals it connects to the throat chakra. Our throat chakra is where our truth comes from and when we are able to communicate this truth with the world and feel heard, we are on the path to achieving our fullest potential.
Green Kyanite is linked to the heart chakra and is one of the stones that helps you to move in flow with the universe. Green Kyanite comes with strong natural vibes, helping you to feel calm and connected to the world around you. When our heart chakra is cleansed and open, we are able to receive and give love freely and to get closer to the truth that sits stashed at the heart of people and our own selves.
Dark and delicious, Black Kyanite connects to our base chakra. This is one of the most important chakras as its where we root into our own personal sense of safety. As one of the strongest grounding kinds of Kyanite, you are clearing out those imbalances that can trip you off-kilter and helping to replenish your meridian system.
Tap into your sacral chakra and arouse creativity as you turn to the flickering warmth of Orange Kyanite. This is a great stone for sorting through old wounds, welcoming in a sense of healing, and placing yourself in an energy space where you are ever ready and willing to manifest all those amazing dreams.
Kyanite Healing Properties
Kyanite works wonders on blockages as it comes with the thrum of fabulous high vibrations. Kyanite is full of positive pockets, it’s a stone that inspires strong connections, loyalty, the branch of friendship to bloom, and kind and compassionate communication in a way that doesn’t slip into people-pleasing patterns. Take a look at all the ways in which Kyanite can calm your mind, body, and soul.
Physical Healing Properties
When it comes to the physical body, Kyanite has got your number. It’s an amazing natural pain reliever, ever ready to lend a hand with everything from helping to lower blood pressure to sorting inflammation and helping the body fend off all manner of infections. For those who have been forced to deal with some sort of physical trauma in their life, Kyanite can be a stone that beautifully assists recovery. It helps the brain to heal by sharpening the mind. It helps the neural pathways to form, and as it also helps with encouraging good solid sleep and healthy eating patterns, it gets your basic health in tip-top shape for physical body healing.
Mental & Emotional Healing Properties
Kyanite is one of the most calming healing crystals you could wish for. For those who find their nerves feel ever frayed or who are prone to quick bursts of anger or anxiety, this is the stone you need to soothe hot heads and piece feelings of chaos back together again. Kyanite can be a great stone for softening communication and growing compassion. For those who need a little nurturing when it comes to vocally connecting with those close by, this stone will give you the intuitive knowledge, the lyrical flow, and the lilt of understanding to own your self-expression.
Kyanite can also be a great stone for aiding in dream recall. Sometimes, we get our most important messages from the universe when we are sleep side and being able to remember these dreams help us to pick apart the meaning and decipher what our intuition and the larger universe has to say. Above all else, Kyanite is a crystal that invites you to heal. It asks you to look deep within yourself, to stop sitting in a victim mentality, and to harness the correct control of your own life. It encourages a logical way of thinking, asks you not to be so tightly bound to your intense emotions, and to find your soul path with certainty.
Kyanite is an amazing chakra cleanser, with different styles and shades of Kyanite connecting to different chakras. While Kyanite is known for encouraging linear and logical thinking that doesn’t mean that it skips out when it comes to spiritual sophistication and raising psychic abilities. Crystals that hum at high frequencies can often be related to powers of telepathy, subtle bodies, and connecting with spirit guides. Even if all that is a bit too much of a leap for you, Kyanite can still keep things spiritually earthbound by clearing out negative energy, tapping into your deeper intuition by strengthening your third eye chakra and helping you to balance out an abundance of yang energy. This is a stone that wants to cut through illusion.
Kyanite is a beloved birthstone for those born under the zodiac signs of Taurus, Aries, and Libra. While not a member of the traditional birthstone chart, that doesn’t mean that Kyanite doesn’t come with a ton of benefits for those astrological signs that match its moods. Taureans can be practical and stoic and have a penchant for ambition. While all these things make them go-getters, they can also dip into stubbornness at times. Kyanite (especially in shades of blue) will help Taureans to communicate effectively, to find compassion in their hearts, and to compromise a little more when necessary.
Aries too will adore the energy of Aries as the stone beautifully complements their charismatic character like leadership. For those Aries who courageous and determined, Kyanite works wonders with your drive. It also helps you to shake off those times when you may feel a little moody or short-tempered.
Librans will find Kyanite matches their moods especially when it comes to being diplomatic, fair, social, and incredibly idealistic. Kyanite boosts all of these things but also keeps you balanced and logical when it comes to decision making.
If you want to know which stones are best suited to your own astrological sign then be sure to take a look at our guide for finding the right gemstone for your astrological sign.
How to Use Kyanite
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However you choose to bring Kyanite into your life, you can soak up all those glorious healing benefits and look forward to a life brimming with positivity and high vibrations. From Kyanite that comes in stunning gemstone jewelry to bladed crystals and tumbled stones for the home, those seeking balance, beauty, and the possibility of higher spiritual connection should say yes to the healing light of Kyanite.
Home & Office
Kyanite is a stone you want in the home, especially when it comes to lifting up the feng shui properties of your environment. Because it’s a magical stone of communication, Blue Kyanite can be used to bring harmony into the more social areas of your home and also helps savvy business communication flow with creative ease when placed in the office. It’s a stone that flows with water energy, encouraging stillness, organic growth, and a sense of purity that helps you feel cleansed to the bone. When we wash away that mental dirt and debris, we are free to make clear-minded decisions that come from a place of strength and the potential of rebirth.
Kyanite in jewelry is one of the best ways to make the most of its radiant healing powers. For those who want pure unbridled energy, placing this healing stone next to your skin without any barriers will help your body and the crystal find their flow together. Not only is Kyanite jewelry simply beautiful, but it helps you to carry intention and positive vibes with you, wherever you go. A Kyanite Energy Bracelet will beat with your pulse, and those potent powers will get straight to work on clearing your chakras and setting your aura straight.
If you are seeking other stones that mesh well with Kyanite, this stone adores the energy of beautiful Blue Lace Agate with its heavenly harmonious vibes. If you want to match your Yellow Kyanite with a similar stone, Citrine will forever bring a burst of bright sunlight. Carnelian and Sunstone also bring those sacred creative chakra healing properties to the table. Sweet Chalcedony and Howlite work wonders on the body, mind, and emotional state when paired with all kinds of Kyanite too.
How to Cleanse Your Stones
As with all crystals, you want to keep your Kyanite stones cleansed and cleared and ever brimming with radiant healing energy. Fortunately, Kyanite is a stone that doesn’t cling to negative energy which keeps its moods pure and bright without the weight that some other crystals can have. Still, if you want to go through the motions of cleansing your Kyanite to keep it feeling pure, remember this is a water element stone. Kyanite will do well simply ran under some tepid or cool water and you can even use a smidge of natural soap if you see fit. To charge your Kyanite stone you can place it in a bowl made from something natural – wood or stone and cover with a little water to let it sit. Kyanite loves to connect to natural elements and this can help it to recharge its soul.
|Chemical Classification||Sillimanite group|
|Color||Blue, green, gray, brown, colorless|
|Luster||Vitreous to pearly|
|Transparency||Transparent to translucent|
|Occurrence||Metamorphic rocks, pegmatites, hydrothermal veins|
|Formation||Forms at high pressures and temperatures in metamorphic rocks|
|Diaphaneity||Translucent to opaque|
|Cleavage||Perfect in one direction, good in another|
|Diagnostic Properties||Distinctive bladed habit, often with elongated crystals|
|Optical Properties||Biaxial positive|
|Refractive Index||nα = 1.712-1.719, nβ = 1.719-1.725, nγ = 1.727-1.734|
|Birefringence||δ = 0.015-0.015|
|Other characteristics||May exhibit chatoyancy or asterism|
Final Thoughts on Kyanite
Whichever style of Kyanite you choose, you are saying yes to a bounty of beautiful healing benefits. For those who love crystals that feel pure and simple and full of grace, Kyanite has got you covered. It’s a mirage of vivid dreams, deep centered visualization, honesty, and serenity – and all without making you feel like you are floating somewhere in space and untethered from who you are. Being available in several different styles all gives you the chance to select a style of Kyanite that will best work with your own personal issues and bring its calming effect to the corners of your soul that need it the most. It's an excellent stone for those who are ready to move beyond their usual state of mind, and who find that it's time to finally and truly elevate their life.
It’s this magical mix of grounded behavior and spiritual thinking that open doorways, heal old wounds, and keep you on the path to your own true purpose.
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