Hardness: 5 – 7
Zodiac: Aries, Taurus, Capricorn and Libra
Chakra: All, especially Third Eye, Heart and Throat
Found: Brazil, South Africa, Switzerland, Burma, Kenya Mexico and the USA
Kyanite was once called “Disthene,” which means “two strengths.” It cleaves perfectly, and with two different levels of hardness on its perpendicular axes, making it an anisotropic crystal. The hardness across is roughly a 7, and along the prism is about a 5, meaning it can be scratched with a knife along the latter. The cleavage pattern makes Kyanite a brittle stone, and allows for beautiful blades and feather-like formations.
The name Kyanite was adopted by a German mineralogist, because of the stone’s blue coloring. It derives from the Greek word Kuanos/Kyanos, meaning ‘deep blue.’
Kyanite is commonly found in mountainous areas because it was formed in high pressure rocks created by the collision of continents.
Metaphysical & Spiritual History
Metaphysically, Kyanite is similar to Citrine and Selenite in that it does not accumulate or retain negative energies – it is a self-healing stone, and therefore never needs to be cleansed, and can be used to clear other stones. This trait carries that vibration throughout our own energy zones, as it aligns and balances the chakras, allowing for a clear flow of energy. When the chakras are balanced and open, you gain the freedom to speak freely and live unapologetically. You are tapped into the Divine, grounding that Light and wisdom down into the roots of your being.
Kyanite can aid and intensify your meditation practices, and heighten both mental and psychic abilities. This powerful stone can activate the mind centers allowing energies to flow deep within them, linking the physical, astral and causal bodies, making it an exceptional stone for lucid dreaming, and dream recall, while encouraging calm and tranquility. It can also make telepathic communication between two people clearer.
Because of the way it bridges and heals our energetic connections, Kyanite can be extremely helpful to romantic relationships in disharmonious situations. It bridges the gaps in communication between partners, connecting them on a deeper level. It also teaches the importance of loyalty and that all relationships are flawed, allowing you to appreciate and accept your partner and relationship for what it truly is.
~ Some say that the blade of Archangel Michael’s sword is made of Kyanite
~ Kyanite is known as “the stone of truth” and can reveal when someone is being dishonest or withholding information. It also allows one to live a more honest life and to speak and own their truth without fear of others opinions.
~ When used in a crystal wand, Kyanite can eliminate any blockages that are in your body allowing proper blood circulation.
~ Kyanite grounds and energizes the physical body and encourages one to discover new interests or learn new skills that may help to accomplish their goals.
~ Medieval physicians prescribed powdered kyanite to alleviate sinus problems and muscular pain.
Works Well With…
Kyanite harmonizes with all other Kyanites; combined with Green Kyanite, it can harness regenerative, self-healing energies. Green Kyanite helps Blue to keep higher intuitive connections heart-centered. Combined with Orange Kyanite links divine intuition with one’s Will, and may help one meditate on one’s Soul Purpose. Working with Black Kyanite, considered a gentle yet powerful Shamanic stone, one can dive deep into journeying, connecting with messages from the divine and grounding that wisdom for profound expansion and healing.