Known as the ‘water sapphire’, Iolite is the gem variety of the mineral Cordierite. A blue/violet in colour it is often mistaken for Amethyst. Iolite works on the throat chakra. For those who have experienced suppression, been subjected to dominance, neglect, repression, criticism, containment or have struggled with inhibitions, Iolite helps communication. It aligns with the sacral chakra and balances the energies of one of the most fundamental survival instincts which is to express one’s needs. This could be to call out, shout or scream if necessary.
In general to externalise that which is within. Iolite clears the blockages that gather within these two chakra centres. Iolite opens the third eye, stimulates psychic abilities, aids soul retrieval and brings confidence.