Chiastolite is good for devotion, change, problem-solving, creativity, and practicality. It helps you to be strong in difficult situations. Traditionally a sign of the Cross. It transmutes dissension and conflict into harmony. It dispels negative thoughts and feelings, and releases outworn patterns. It maintains spirituality during illness or trauma, invoking protective forces.
Spiritual & Emotional Influence:
Chiastolite aids in problem-solving and practicality but is also good for creative thinking. It helps in understanding death and the cycle of life. Clears feelings of guilt and shame. Beneficial for times of change and transformation.
It is a very protective and balancing stone that grounds spiritual energy. It is good for rebirth and astral travel.
The Physical Connection:
Chiastolite is thought to relieve fever, gout, and rheumatism. It is said to stimulate lactation in mothers and aids in working with those with chromosome damage.
The Chakras Connected to Chiastolite (Andalusite):
Sacral Chakra and the Heart Chakra.
Locations Found & History:
Found in Chile, Russia, China, and Spain. First described in 1754 by a Spanish author and paleontologist José Torrubia and was published in his book. It has been used throughout the years as a protective talisman to ward off evil and ill wishes. It was used to ward off curses in ancient times.
Rarity, Value & Variations:
Chiastolite is a variety of Andalusite that forms crystals with a cross on them. It is usually found in metamorphic rocks, where Ruby, Sapphire, and Kyanite also form. Occasionally it can also form in igneous rocks mainly in Granite. The cross in the center of these stones is formed by graphite which gives it that deep greyish black color.
These stones are usually sold natural, enhanced by tumbling, cutting, and polishing. They are always cut in a cross-section to show the cross. Chiastolite is fairly affordable and can be found not only as tumbled stones but also in jewelry.
How to Use Chiastolite (Andalusite):
Use this stone when adapting to change or when you’re looking into making a change. It can also be used when clearing out emotions that no longer serve you. Hold Chiastolite or keep it close to you when you need protection.