The name Kyanite is derived from the Greek word "Kyanos" meaning blue, and the most popular varieties display the most intense cornflower blues that appear to be almost like sapphire, as well as the greenish blues that are reminiscent of the aquamarine.
Kyanite is a rare polymorph that displays two separate hardness’s within one gem; a unique characteristic among gem types.
Much like Diamonds, Kyanite has perfect cleavage in one direction, this combined with its varying hardness makes Kyanite quite a challenging gem to cut – thus the quality of faceting for Kyanite is an important value consideration. Like all fine gemstones, Kyanite should be treated with the respect it deserves.
Kyanite is formed from Andalusite, which recrystallizes when either a decrease in the temperature or increase in the pressure occurs during its creation. This splintery stone is most often found in light blue and black and is a variety of the mineral, Disthene.
Astrological : Aries, Taurus and Libra
Kyanite is considered the "Earth Stone" due to its soothing earth tone colors, as well as its grounding and tranquil nature.
The healing benefits depend on the color it comes in. Blue Kyanite is most effective when placed on the Throat Chakra in order to open the throat for communication and self expression.
On the Brow (Third Eye) Chakra, it enhances psychic images, foresight, consciousness and meditation. Kyanite is used to answer questions, especially in imagery, such as in vision, dreams or written interpretations.
It brings out our natural ability to manifest things into reality via thoughts and visualization.
Black Kyanite is best used for grounding and balance at the Root Chakra. This is where it gets its "Mother Earth" reputation.
Kyanite is a gemstone that does not accumulate negative energies, and it therefore never need to be cleansed or cleared. As the energy of kyanite is all but unlimited, it is said to be one of the best gemstones for use as an attunement stone.
Kyanite is known to induce tranquility and calm, as well as enhancing communication and psychic awareness, as well it eases, enhances and supports mediation efforts.
It is an ideal stone for wearing around the neck , as it has beneficial effects on the throat. It will promote the ability to speak more easily and express oneself more clearly, and will even assist in learning a new language. Anyone who is in a position where they are required to speak at great lengths would benefit from having kyanite around their neck.
Kyanite provides a stimulating energy, encouraging perserverance in and support of activities and situations which would normally reduce one’s strength. It can help when connecting to your spirit guides. Kyanite induces dream recall and can promote healing dreams.
Kyanite is used to treat hearing disorders, eye ailments as well as issues with the sense of smell.
Kyanite treats the urogenital system, adrenal glands and parathyroid glands. It aids in disorders of the throat, brain and muscular system. It helps to heal infections and lower blood pressure.
Kyanite is a natural pain reliever.
Kyanite is a beneficial stone to place between the heart and naval charkas during the healing activities associated with the “laying-on-of-stones”.