Kyanite is an aluminium silicate mineral with an unusual hardness quality. Along the crystal axes, the hardness is 4-5. Across the axes, the hardness is 6-7. Kyanite has a triclinic crystal system. Kyanite was named in 1789 by Abraham Gottlieb Werner and derives from the Greek word ‘kuanos’, sometimes referred to as ‘kyanos’, meaning deep blue. Some say Archangel Michael’s sword is made of a blade of Kyanite, and whose sword is said to cut to the heart of the truth.
Psychologically, Kyanite encourages speaking ones truth, self-expression, communication; cutting through fears and blockages. It cuts through ignorance and opens to spiritual and psychological truth.
Kyanite slices through confusion and dispels blockages, illusion, anger, frustration and stress. It increases the capacity for logical and linear thought, stimulates the higher mind, and links into the causal level.
Physically, Kyanite is said to assist with strokes, particularly with improvement in speech and mobility. Also said to help with the voice, throat, tissues and bone marrow.
Black Kyanite grounds the body during and after meditation.
Blue Kyanite is useful for performers and public speakers.
Crystalline Kyanite soothes the way for lasting relationships.
Orange Kyanite is a great stone for stimulating your own personal power.
Chakra: Throat & Brow
Hardness: See above.
Empowerment: I understand my life’s purpose.