Iolite is also known as Cordierite or Water Sapphire and is a translucent crystal with a beautiful blue-purple color. Sometimes called the 'Stone of Witchcraft', Iolite is very popular with traditional witches because of its reputation for enhancing magical and psychic power. It is said that if you wear Iolite or carry it with you then over time it subtly increases your sensitivity and personal power.
Meditation or crystal gazing with Iolite is believed to help improve your visualization skills, imagination and creativity. The crystal also helps improve concentration and focus and reinforce your commitment to spiritual learning and growth. Working with Iolite will help ensure that all your new-found knowledge stays in your head and leads to increased wisdom.
In some cultures Iolite is sacred to the Mother Goddess and in others is sacred to the Father God or King of Gods (especially the Roman deity Jupiter). The crystal can help increase your appreciation of feminine power, magic and spirituality and helps draw that power into your own life. Iolite is a protective and nurturing stone that will help you to recognize how valuable you are and develop your unique gifts and talents in ways that will improve your life and empower your community.