Blue kyanite is a type of mineral made of aluminum silicate that forms long, thin structures or sometimes more chunky or fibrous shapes. It ranges from a baby blue to a dark indigo, sometimes almost looking black. A.G. Werner first found it in 1789, and named it using the Greek word for “blue”, which is “kuanos”. It’s found all throughout the world, but mainly in countries such as Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Namibia, and Kenya.
Blue kyanite crystal meaning and metaphysical properties
Communication and self expression: Blue kyanite is closely associated with the throat chakra, which is said to be the center of communication. This crystal is believed to help you express yourself clearly and honestly, potentially improving your interpersonal relationships.
Dream recall: Some people state that blue kyanite may be able to enhance your dream recall, sometimes even facilitating astral travel. This simply means that it can help you have a deeper understanding of your subconscious. Remembering these dreams may contain messages from spirit guides, guardian angels, or the universe.
Energy alignment: Blue kyanite is said to have the ability to align all of your chakras without effort, providing a nice, balanced flow throughout your body. This is a reason why it’s highly sought after by healers and spiritual practitioners.
Intuition: This is a crystal that’s closely linked to enhancing your physical abilities and even strengthening your intuition. Many spiritual practitioners will use blue kyanite to help improve their perception and understand deeper truths. It’s said to access one’s mind and expand your psychic abilities.
Mental clarity: It’s believed to help avoid mental confusion as well as enhance your logical thinking. Picture it as a way to sharpen your mind, making it a great tool for students and researchers.
Negativity shield: Like many crystals out there, blue kyanite can act as a shield against negative energy. Some will even use it for protection, particularly in environments filled with negative energies.
Tranquility: It’s said to have a calming effect, which can be helpful in balancing your emotions, and this is the main reason it’s used in meditation practices. It may help you with a sense of tranquility and give you a centered state of mind.
Physical properties of blue kyanite
Cleavage: It has perfect cleavage in one direction, which means it splits easily along specific planes.
Color: As the name implies, it will display a variety of blue, ranging from an almost sapphire blue to a lighter hue. In some cases, you may see slight streaks of white, green and/or gray.
Hardness: Blue kyanite is known for its variable hardness, referred to as anisotropism. This means the hardness will depend on the angle. For example, it ranges from a 4.5 to 5 when scratched along the axes of the blades, but while across the blades, it ranges from 6 to 7.
Luster: Kyanite will have a vitreous to pearly luster, which means it has a shiny or glossy appearance similar to that of glass.
Structure: Blue kyanite will form in elongated, blade-like crystals that are typically columnar or fibrous in nature. It belongs to the triclinic crystal system.
Transparency: This mineral can be transparent to translucent, depending on the quality and thickness.
Blue kyanite uses
Collection: Kyanite is a popular specimen amongst collectors, mostly because of the elongated, blade-like crystals and striking blue color.
Energy work: In energy work, blue kyanite is said to help clear blockages and restore the flow of energy in your body.
Gemstone/Jewelry: Due to its attractive blue color and unique crystal shape, it’s often used as a gemstone in jewelry. While its variable hardness can pose a challenge in cutting, skilled artisans are able to work with it. You can commonly find it as bracelets, necklaces and rings.
Industrial: Industrially, it is used in manufacturing of heat-resistant porcelain, spark plugs, and ceramics. It’s also used in the production of refractory materials.
Meditation: Blue kyanite, as noted above, is widely used in spiritual and healing practices. Spiritualists believe it can help align your chakras, enhance communication, and promote tranquility
Enhancing psychic abilities: Some use this crystal to help enhance their psychic abilities, stimulate intuition, and aid in dream recall or astral travel.
Blue kyanite chakra
Mainly, blue kyanite is closely associated with the throat charka, which is the fifth chakra, located at the center of the neck at the level of the throat. This is the passage of energy between the lower parts of the body and the head. It’s said to be the connection between the third eye and crown chakra, facilitating the understanding of knowledge at different frequencies.
Between blue kyanite and the throat chakra, this stone may help with communication, integrity, listening and creativity.
Healers recommend harnessing the power of your mind by placing it near your bed while you sleep or on your third eye chakra right before bed.
Blue kyanite zodiac
Blue Kyanite is commonly associated with the zodiac signs Libra, Aries, and Taurus, but its use is not limited to these signs.
Libras are often known for their peace-loving nature, and it’s said that the communicative properties of Blue Kyanite can help Libras express their thoughts more effectively.
As for Aries, this sign is known more for its energetic and assertive nature. Blue kyanite may help balance their impulsivity and facilitate better communication and understanding because of the stone’s calming energies.
Lastly, the Taurus sign tends to be more grounded and practical. It is said that blue kyanite can help this sign to open up to higher realms of thought and enhance their intuition, creating a balance with their practical nature.
Blue kyanite combinations
Blue kyanite can be combined with other stones to help enhance and/or complement its properties. Here are some of the more popular options:
- Clear Quartz
- Green Kyanite
- Lapis Lazuli
How to clean and care for blue kyanite
Blue kyanite is a relatively delicate stone that needs to be handled with care. Here are some general cleaning tips to consider:
Physical cleaning: It’s best to clean your blue kyanite gently with a soft cloth and warm, soapy water. Gently use a soft cloth to wipe away any debris. Always avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials.
Energetic cleansing: It’s said that blue kyanite doesn’t retain negative energies, so you won’t have to cleanse it energetically. This is why practitioners such as Reiki or energy healers find it ideal. However, if you feel the need to do so, you can place it under a full moon or smudge it with sage or palo santo.
Charging: To effectively charge, you can place it in the sunlight or place it on an amethyst/clear quartz cluster.
Blue kyanite benefits
- enhances communication
- aids in balancing all of your chakras
- helps in achieving a centered state of mind
- promotes mental clarity
- enhances dream recall
- shield against negative energies
- boosts creativity
- high vibration
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