Astrological association: Capricorn
The name "Iolite" comes from the Greek word for violet. This stone is generally found in Brazil, Madagascar, Burma, India and Sri Lanka. It is also known as Corbierite, Dichorite and Water Sapphire.
Inner vision, shamanic journeying, healing of old wounds, soul retrieval. Iolite is a stone of the muses, in that I activates the visionary creative side of the mind that allows access to ideas and thoughts originating beyond the density of this dimension. Ideal for astral projection dimensional work or other practices involving inner vision. Helps calm overactive minds. Supports healing of the eyes, stimulates memory and assists with sleep imblances.
Chakra: Third Eye
Composition: Magnesium aluminum silicate mineral, forms in sort prismatic crystals that have an orthorhombic structure
Mohs-scale hardness: 7 - 7.5