Kyanite is a blue crystal mineral. It is a silicate of aluminum, with the chemical composition Al2SiO5. Kyanite can be found in many places around the world, but it is most commonly mined in Brazil and the United States. Kyanite is one of the few minerals that has a natural blue color. Kyanite’s blue color comes from the presence of copper and iron in its structure. Kyanite is an uncommon mineral. It is not technically a gemstone.
A member of the triclinic crystal system, it is also unusual in that its Mohs hardness along the crystal axes is 4.5, making it quite soft but also very fragile. However, measured across the crystal axes Kyanite’s hardness is 6-7. Its crystals form as long, flat and blade-like. This makes these bladed crystals quite sharp and a raw Kyanite crystal will often give a careless handler’s hands some nice-sized splinters when handled roughly or broken apart. Ouch. While its most popular natural color is blue, Kyanite crystals also grow as indigo, green, black, white, pink, yellow and even gray.
In the metaphysical community, blue Kyanite is often used for protection, while green and black Kyanite are used to represent the Earth and the planets connection to portals and inner domains, including spirit realms. Blue Kyanite can also be combined with Green Kyanite to assist with Heart Chakra work, however Kyanite is considered an “All Chakra” stone with a focus on the Heart and Third Eye Chakras.
Blue Kyanite in particular has a high vibration and helps connect to psychic channels and enhance your ability to connect and receive messages from higher realms. It is also known as “The Speaker’s Stone” in that in allowing you to connect to a higher source of information and power more easily, you can also transmit this information to others in the physical realm. In this way it tunnels through any blockages between energetic and physical realms and helps to facilitate the transference of energy from being to being. In this way it also helps clarify thoughts and eliminate indecision and hesitancy so your inner knowing and truth can be realized as you communicate it to others without hesitation.
Emotionally, this ability for Kyanite to bridge across blockages enables it to aid in stopping emotional habitual patterns, allowing space for new, healthy habits to form. It is used in many forms of crystal healing work as it helps facilitate a safe space for a crystal practitioner to transmit their healing energy to their client.
This blue stone of connection is also excellent for grounding and centering.Kyanite is a great stone for those who have trouble staying in the present moment. It helps to shift your energy and bring your focus back to the present, allowing you to be more aware of what you are feeling and allowing you to take advantage of opportunities that come your way. Kyanite is a good crystal choice to keep by your bedside table or to place on your desk during the day.