Iolite is also known as the Compass Stone or the Viking Compass Stone because it helps Vikings locate the sun on cloudy days. It’s a stone of vision, not only of the physical eyes but of our Third Eye which is connected to our intuition. ...
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Iolite is also known as the Compass Stone or the Viking Compass Stone because it helps Vikings locate the sun on cloudy days. It’s a stone of vision, not only of the physical eyes but of our Third Eye which is connected to our intuition. It stimulates inner knowing and a connection to oneself.
Physical Energy Properties: Iolite is good for the liver and detoxification of the body. It also helps to prevent illness and boosts the immune system. Reduces fat deposits in the body and balances the metabolism. Lessens the negative effects of alcohol. Also helps in the treatment of fevers and malaria. Good for the respiratory system and sinuses. Helpful for relieving headaches and migraines.
Emotional Energy Properties: Beneficial for understanding attachments, addictions and codependency. Helps you in freeing yourself from the expectations of others so you can live your life and stay true to yourself. Assists you in taking responsibility for yourself alone without taking on responsibility for others or the world’s problems.
Chakras: Connected to the Third Eye Chakra
Astrological signs: Related to Libra, Taurus, and Sagittarius
History: The stone has also been called the Viking Compass Stone throughout history because the Vikings used thin, polished pieces of Iolite to reduce glare and to find the sun in the sky even when it was stormy so they could know their location and find their way. The name comes from the Greek word ios which means violet. It’s also known to be the gemstone for a twenty-first wedding anniversary.
Where it's found: Found in India and the United States.
Variations, Rarity and Value: Can be found in raw, unpolished form to have as a collectable stone. Or as a polished and cut gemstone to use in jewelry. It’s one of the readily available and affordable blue gemstones. Some of the best Iolite stones can be just as good, if not better than AAA tanzanite in their deep, violet-blue colour. It’s a 7 - 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale which makes it great for cutting into shapes for jewelry.
How to use it: Place on the Third Eye chakra if all other chakras are aligned. You can also use this stone in meditation to gain access to inner wisdom and your truth. Also a great stone for lucid dreaming and astral travel. Use it to stimulate your imagination and creativity.