Black Kyanite Meanings and Crystal Properties (updated)

Kyanite is known for its varying colors, which include blue, white, green and black, and each of these colors are often associated with different meanings and properties.  Most people are interested in this crystal because of its metaphysical powers.  However, sometimes, it’s used in popular jewelry, too, such as necklaces and rings.

Black kyanite is often referred to as the “revival stone,” and it’s a crystal mineral with very distinct characteristics.  It’s usually a dark black or dark grey and will have a unique shape that looks like a blade or a fan.

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Black kyanite meanings

Balance:  It’s said to help balance all of your chakras, which are the centers of your spiritual power in your body.  This tradition stems from Indian spiritual traditions.

Blockages:  This mineral is said to maybe help clear any blockages you may have in your aura.  This can encourage a smooth flow of energy.

Calming:  Black kyanite is believed to be a calming stone, which is said to help calm your anxiety and promote peacefulness.  Picture it as a comforting hug, helping you cope with stress and emotional situations.

Communication:  This is also known as a communication stone, which can help facilitate communication and self expression.

Decision making:  Regular meditation with black kyanite is said to help you with your decision making process.

Energetic shield:  Some healers believe that black kyanite is able to provide a protective shield of sorts which may be able to block negative energies.  It’s favored amongst most kyanite because of its protective properties and its role as a “great awakener.”

Grounding:  Black kyanite is said to help connect you with one’s physical reality, making it a great stone for meditation and attunement.  It’s believed to ground your spiritual energy.

Intuition:  It’s said to be a solid stone that can help amplify your intuitive abilities, which is a reason why it’s a popular choice amongst energy healers and spiritual practitioners.

Nature:  It’s also a crystal that’s said to help connect you to nature, the element of Earth.  This may mean it could help assist you with communicating with nature spirits and grounding your energies in the world.

Black kyanite properties

Color:  As you may expect, black kyanite is primarily black or dark grey. The intensity of the black color can vary.

Cleavage: Black kyanite has perfect cleavage in one direction, which means it can break smoothly along certain planes.  Due to this structure and perfect cleavage, it can be quite fragile and must be handled with care.

Hardness: Its hardness varies depending on its crystallographic direction, a property known as anisotropism. It generally ranges from 4.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale.  This scale refers to its scratch resistance.  The higher the number, the more resistant to scratching it will be.

Luster: Black Kyanite has a vitreous to pearly luster, meaning it has a shiny, somewhat reflective surface.

Structure: It has a blade-like crystal formation, typically flat and elongated. It can also form in splintery, columnar aggregates.

Translucency:  Most of the time, it’s typically opaque, not letting any light pass through.

Striations: The surface often exhibits longitudinal striations or grooves along the length of the crystal.

Black kyanite uses

Kyanite has been used for centuries, but references to the black variety can be hard to find in historical texts.  Today, black kyanite is used for the following purposes:

Industrial:  Kyanite is often used in manufacturing certain types of ceramics and refractory materials, such as porcelain plumbing, due to the stone’s heat resistance.  It’s also used in electronics as well as spark plugs.

Jewelry:  It’s very popular in jewelry, often used in ornamental carvings, rings and bracelets.  It’s a unique crystal structure that can give off an attractive appearance when cut and polished.

Healing:  As noted above, black kyanite has a variety of metaphysical properties.  It’s believed to be a grounding stone that helps to balance the body’s energy.

Where is black kyanite found?

Black kyanite is found throughout the world wherever metamorphic rocks are present.  It typically forms under higher pressure and moderate temperature conditions.

Mostly, you can find black kyanite in the following countries:

  • Austria
  • United States (Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Montana)
  • Brazil
  • India (Jharkhand and Rajasthan)
  • Kenya
  • Nepal
  • Switzerland

Is black kyanite rare?

Not all of the locations mentioned above produce black kyanite, and the color will vary depending on the specific minerals present.

In general, kyanite isn’t a rare mineral, as it can be found in multiple locations throughout the world, usually in metamorphic rocks, as noted.  The color will depend on the minerals present as well as the conditions when it was formed.

Blue tends to be the most common color, and you will find that black will not be as common; however, it is readily available and can be found in various places in the world.  It just won’t be as readily available as the blue variety.

Black kyanite chakra

Black kyanite is often associated with your root chakra, which is known for grounding and stability.  This is the first of the seven main chakras, located at the base of your spine.  This is the very area that’s thought to be related to physical identity, survival, security, and grounding yourself to the physical world.

Additionally, it is said that it can help align and balance all of your chakras, and it’s sometimes used as a universal bridge, which can provide an entry pathway for all chakras to connect and communicate.

Black kyanite benefits

  • grounding
  • may ward off negative energies
  • chakra balancing
  • connection with nature
  • clears energy blockages
  • may amplify your intuition

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