Chiastolite Meaning and Benefits.


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Chiastolite Meaning – General Information.

Chiastolite is a variety of Andalusite that contains a naturally occurring cruciform pattern or black cross, also known as the “Cross Stone”. It occurs in brown, grey, reddish brown, and olive green varieties. The name Chiastolite derives from the Greek “chiastos” meaning cruciform or cross marked. In some ancient texts, Chiastolite is also called “Lapis crucifer”, which literally means “cross stone”.

It is a prismatic metamorphic rock and is a polymorph with two other crystals or minerals – Kyanite and Sillimanite. (A polymorph is a mineral that shares the same chemistry but a different crystal structure with another, or other minerals). Chiastolite contains black or brown clay and/or carbonaceous material inclusions in the crystal. These inclusions are arranged in regular symmetrical shapes. Usually, they are in the form of a cross or X. This stone has a Mohs hardness of 7.5.


Chiastolite Meaning – History.

In former times it was revered because the cross within it was seen as highly spiritual. Ancient people revered the cross within it as a sign from God. Since ancient times it has been used for protection, as it was intuitively known that this stone had highly protective qualities. Chiastolite with its cross marking was used to deflect the evil eye, to ward off ill-wishing and curses.

As a stone with a cross in the middle, its often associated with Christianity, however, its discovery and lore long predate this religious association.


Chiastolite Meaning – Metaphysical Benefits.

Chiastolite is a powerfully protective stone. It has the property of transmuting dissension into harmony. It is a creative stone with the power to dispel negative thoughts and feelings. Moreover, it helps you find your path as it transmutes conflict into harmony and assists with problem-solving and change by strengthening analytical capabilities.

This stone has strong metaphysical properties, and in meditation, it will aid you in connecting with the Akashic records to discover past life information. Renowned for its use as a bridge between worlds, or in times of change as an accelerator to release old limiting beliefs. Chiastolite is useful for empowering and enhancing astral travel.

It is a gateway into the mysteries and is helpful for those making the transition beyond death. It facilitates understanding and exploration of immortality and also linked to death and rebirth. Furthermore, it dissolves illusions and calms fears, enabling you to face reality. It aids in the transition between one situation and another, especially at the psychological level, and releases worn-out patterns and conditioning.

Chiastolite releases feelings of guilt and balances and stabilizes your emotions. It dispels negativity and helps to transform all inharmonious vibrations into harmonious ones. Maintains spirituality and invokes protective forces when dealing with trauma or during illness. It also assists in attuning to your soul’s purpose.



Chiastolite Meaning – Healing.

Chiastolite is useful for healing rheumatism as well as gout by relieving over-acidification. Also for blood disorders, veins, blood circulation, balance of blood pressure (high or low), and for stimulating lactation. It also helps with paralysis and nerve problems.


Tips for Using Chiastolite. 

  • Keep a Chiastolite at your place of work as it will help bring in harmony and also assist with problem-solving and creativity.
  • Chiastolite can be useful to help temperamental children and teenagers and also with animals.
  • Carry Chiastolite to bring good fortune – give it a rub or fondle it when you feel like you need good luck.
  • Wear Chiastolite when you need to gather strength when dealing with difficult situations.
  • Chiastolite makes an excellent gift as a sign of devotion.
  • To speed recovery from a fever take a Chiastolite to bed with you.


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First presented in the Oct 2012 Newsletter, and edited May ’23 for inclusion here.

© Ron and Sue Windred.
Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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