Iolite is the gemstone variety of Cordierite. Iolite often displays pleochroic properties, which
means that light gets split into two parts as it passes through the stone. As a result, if you look
at the stone from one angle, it will appear blue/purple; but if you turn the stone to look at it from
another angle, that blue/purple color turns grey and colorless.
Iolite is a stone of the Third-Eye Chakra, and to a lesser extent, the Crown Chakra. Iolite is very
spiritually-oriented and can bring visions when placed on the Third-Eye. You can also use
tumbled Iolite for dreamwork or easing insomnia by placing it under your pillow. Iolite is said to
help bring intuition and insights to the person working with this crystal. Wear Iolite when you
need to calm your emotions and release stress.
Iolite can help those who are having trouble finding the spiritual self. It can help one to
recognize the still, small voice within, and to discern the difference between this desired voice
and one's ego. Once the voice within has been heard, one can then work with Iolite to reinforce
the spiritual message and to assimilate it into one's environment. It can also help with the ability
to communicate this message to others with clarity.
Iolite can be an excellent aid for relationship issues, whether they be occurring in friendships,
co-workers, parent-child relationships, love relationships, and so on. By carrying or wearing
Iolite, one can become empathetic to the point of view or plight of others, bringing
understanding to any situation and facilitating the resolution of difficult situations.
Physically, Iolite may help ease the pain of headaches, migraines and eye strain. It can be very
helpful in relieving insomnia and nightmares when placed under one's pillow.