aka Water Sapphire, Vikings Stone, or Dichroite

Balance, Inner Self, Intuition

Metaphysical Properties

  • Improves empathy
  • Promotes feelings of peace
  • Simulates the imaginations
  • Instills hope during difficult times
  • Eliminates the fear of the unknown
  • Encourages inner strength and courage
  • Activates creativity and self-expression
  • Helps you uncover lost parts of yourself 
  • Quiets the mind and enhances meditation
  • Reveals past traumas in order to heal them
  • Heals and aligns the mind, body, and spirit
  • Assist in communications with your inner self
  • Aids in shamanic journeys and astral projection
  • Aids in connections to spirit especially while sleeping
  • Increases the vividness and details of your inner visions 
  • Brings balance and motivation to carry out responsibilities
  • Sends an electrical charge throughout any aura it is placed in
  • Helps bring insight and intuitions while calming your emotions
  • Helps bring you self-acceptance and kindness in your relationships
  • Challenges your by bringing areas that you’ve once feared, and pushing you forward attempting to dispel that said fear
  • Strengthens the connection between the third eye and the heart, helping to heal old wounds that are weighing on your chest


  • I trust my inner vision
  • I actively explore my dreams and intuitions 


  • Chakras: Throat, Third Eye, and Crown 
  • Energy: Projective
  • Planets: Saturn
  • Element: Air
  • Zodiacs: Taurus, Libra, Sagittarius

Physical Properties

  • Color: Range from blue, brown, grey, violet, near colorless
  • Habit: Crystals short prismatic, striated typically granular to compact, massive
  • Rarity: Common
  • Luster: Vitreous
  • Species: Cordierite
  • Zoning: Yes
  • Gravity: 2.58 - 2.74
  • Fracture: Sub conchoidal
  • Cleavage: Distinct, Basal
  • Hardness: 7 - 7.5
  • Twinning: Common, simple, lamellar, cyclical
  • Locations: Brazil, Madagascar, Burma, India, and Sri Lanka 
  • Dispersion: 0.017
  • Fluorescence: None
  • Pleochroism: Strongly Trichroic, Intense and distinctive
  • Birefringence: 0.008 - 0.012
  • Transparency: Translucent to transparent
  • Named After: Derives its name from “Ios” and “lithos”. The Greek word meaning violet. It was also known as Cordierite after the French geologist Louis Cordier who discovered it in 1813, as well as Dichroite, which means ‘two-colored rock’ in Greek.
  • Classification: Cyclosilicate
  • Melting point: Very low
  • Discovered In: ​​1807
  • Luminescence: None
  • Discovered By: A.G. Werner
  • Refractive Index: 1.53 - 1.55
  • System/Structure: Orthorhombic
  • Chemical Formula: (Mg,Fe2) Al4Si5O18
  • Inclusions (streak): Rare to none
  • Chemistry Classification: Magnesium aluminum silicate

Health Benefits 

  •  Relieves insomnia 
  • Prevents nightmares
  • Alleviates fevers, headaches, and migraines
  • Will assist you in quitting negative addictions
  • Aids the healing of the eyes and memory problems 
  • Supports detoxification and regeneration of the liver, while also killing off the bad bacteria
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