Keywords: Cleansing, Comforting, Protective, Retrieving ancient information
Chakras: Root (1st), Third Eye (6th)
Andalusite is an aluminium silicate mineral with a hardness of 7.5. It is named Andalusia in Spain, where it has been found. Its crystal system is orthorhombic. It forms sometimes in transparent crystals which can be cut and faceted into gems. These gems can display varying colors when viewed from different angles, a sign of Andalusite’s strong pleochroism. Andalusite is also found in opaque prismatic crystals, which are brown with a black cross (caused by carbonaceous inclusions), which can be seen by viewing the crystal in cross section perpendicular to the prism axis. This special form of Andalusite is also known as Chiastolite. Andalusite is found in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Canada, Spain, Russia and the United States.