kyanite, st. michael’s sword

Kyanite has a reputation for purity, and many healers agree that it will not hold negative energy and therefore never needs to be cleansed. Because of this energetic perfection, some believe kyanite to be the material of Archangel Michael’s Sword of Truth. The symbolism behind this idea is that only a material of great purity can “cut to the truth of the matter.” According to angel expert Doreen Virtue, “Michael carries a sword that cuts all attachments to negativity.” A flaming sword also has to endure some pretty extreme conditions, and kyanite — the ore for the material used in spark plugs — is able to withstand plenty of heat. But while Archangel Michael is usually depicted ready to go into battle with helmet, shield and sword, the real battle he fights is a spiritual one: choosing truth over deception. (Just as well, since kyanite would be awfully brittle in an actual sword fight!) No doubt this is why this extremely pure stone is thought to make the angel’s perfect “weapon.” And as a throat chakra stone, blue kyanite works for anyone who want to discern and speak the truth.

Care and Safety: Kyanite fractures easily and is water sensitive. It also contains aluminum, so please don’t use it in crystal elixirs.

Properties of Black Kyanite:  (Also known as Black Disthene and as Black Cyanite) Use at the 1st Chakra (Root Chakra/Base Chakra) or 6th Chakra (Third Eye Chakra/Brow Chakra) for protection from negativity, to block psychic attack, for grounding, to stimulate intuitive guidance, to reduce electromagnetic pollution from electronic devices, to stimulate vivid dreams, to enhance one’s creativity when branching out into new endeavors, for shamanic journeying, and to promote feelings of safety and security.

Properties of Blue Kyanite: (Also known as Blue Disthene and as Blue Cyanite) Use at the 5th Chakra (Throat Chakra) or 6th Chakra (Third Eye Chakra/Brow Chakra) for spiritual guidance, to enhance one’s intuition, to promote peace and compassion, to stimulate creative energy, to aid in communication with one’s spirit guides, totem animals, and guardian angels, and to enhance one’s personal exploration of his or her spiritual nature.

Properties of Blue Star Kyanite: (Also known as Blue Star Disthene or as Blue Star Cyanite) Use at the 5th Chakra (Throat Chakra), 6th Chakra (Third Eye Chakra/Brow Chakra), or at the 7th Chakra (Crown Chakra) for bringing celestial and planetary energies into the body, to promote safe and significant astral travel, to open one to the power of divine love, and to aid one in developing his or her psychic awareness. Since this is a form of Blue Kyanite, these properties also apply

Properties of Green Kyanite: (Also known as Green Disthene or as Green Cyanite) Use at the 4th Chakra (Heart Chakra) or at the 5th Chakra (Throat Chakra) to balance and align the heart and throat chakras, to repair the aura, for Earth healing, to expel negative energy from the body, to help one absorb nutrients (especially iron), and to heal problems associated with the back or spine.