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  • Writer's pictureJoanna May


Iolite is a magnesium aluminium silicate and is also known by its other name of Cordierite. Iolite can be recognised by its strong pleochroism, where it changes colour when viewed from different angles.

Iolite is associated with the 3rd eye and is excellent for visionary experience during meditation and expanding consciousness. It helps us to move forward on our spiritual path and takes us to the depths of our subconscious to recover lost parts of oneself. It is also said to help with past/ alternative life work.

Iolite helps to find balance in a chaotic life bringing organisation in practical ways. It helps those who lack motivation or are easily distracted and strengthens endurance in adverse situations. It helps with disorganisation especially with regard to the management of money and debt. Iolite can help take responsibility for one’s own life and happiness and in doing so, helps overcome unhealthy dependency within close partnerships.

Iolite can help with one’s creative side, inspiring self-expression through writing, music or movement. It can also help in family situations where there may be sibling rivalry or a parents high expectation of their children.

Iolite may help in healing the eyes, migraines & headaches and Meniere’s disease. It is also said to promote detoxification so can help with conditions of the liver. It can help in regulating digestion, strengthens the nerves and has been used to treat malaria and other fever-producing disorders.

Robert Simmons;

Iolite examines the inner path of the deep self. It assists in letting go of the belief that one needs to control inner experiences, and dissolves fear of the unknown or suppressed parts of the psyche.

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