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Learn About Black Kyanite

I do hope everyone is staying warm. I woke up to a temp of -28 degrees today. Not fit for anything alive to be outside. Even the post office is closed for the entire state of Wisconsin today. So, I'm staying toasty and warm inside looking out the window at a gloriously sunny day.

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First Chakra Symbol1st, Root or Base Chakra
Color of red and/or black
Sanskrit: Muladhara

Roots us into the earth plane and opens and balances our hara line chakras and channels. It helps in our understanding of the immortality of the soul and brings awareness of earth stewardship duty. It is a meditation aid and assists well in past life regressions.

Crystal System...

Black Kyanite is in the Triclinic Crystal System in the class of Silicates and forms in fibrous and twisted, or crossed, long crystals. The black variety can appear as a dark gray to dark black. It is found in South America, Africa, Scandinavian regions, and Switzerland as well as here in the USA in California and New Hampshire. It is most frequently found in igneous stone like many of our gem friends are.

Black Kyanite can be cracked fairly easily, but it depends on which way you orient it. It is harder across its grain than along it. Long pieces can be fairly easily separated, but trying to crack a long piece in half is much harder to do (for my geology friends, this attribute is called anisotropic). In MOHs hardens this means it’s a 6.5 across the crystal but only a 4.5 along the length parts. Most pieces used in jewelry have many crossed strands making them solid to wear without the worry of them snapping.

I should also mention that the Black, like the other Kyanite varieties and Citrine, is also self clearing. It does not hold negativity so it can be used repeatedly without needing clearing or recharging. This makes it an awesome one to use in our healing work.


Black Kyanite provides a nice grounding effect during Chakra Balancing. If you use a piece of Blue and Black together it magically snaps everything into place. It is also a nice aid for meditation as it seems to have a tranquilizing effect. This one can be worn or carried ALL the time.


Black Kyanite helps to encourage our psychic abilities and aids in communication on all levels. It helps connect us to our spirit guides, helps us to remember dreams and assists in providing healing during dreams.


Black Kyanite can be a great help to those who have busy lifestyles as it promotes inner balance, as well as protects us from negative influences. 


Black Kyanite has a nice calming effect on our whole being. It seems to drive away confusion, frustration and anger which then gives us the capacity for clear and logical thought.


Black Kyanite can help with muscular disorders, fever, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands and brain. It seems to be a natural pain reliever, has helped to lower blood pressure and heal infections.

Zodiac Affinity...

Black Kyanite has a special affinity with those who are in the signs of Taurus, Libra and Aries, but is very beneficial to all signs. It carries a Receptive and Projective Energy, its Planet is Jupiter, and its Element is Water.


Legend say that the blade of Archangel Michael's sword was made of Black Kyanite. It is also said it can assist in cutting cords from any negative attachments.

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Posted by Gemstoner

Hi there! I'm the owner of Howl at the Moon Gems. I have been infatuated with crystals and gems since I was a child when my maternal grandfather was my first teacher of the natural world. He taught me a lot of the old ways as to uses of herbs, purposes of tree woods, and gave me my first unofficial stone classes. A lot of time has passed since those early days ... and, while I have learned much, I am still learning.

1 Comments - Learn About Black Kyanite

Emoche (not verified) May 22, 2024

The grounding and self-clearing properties really make it sound like a crystal multitool. A bit more info on practical applications, like specific meditation techniques or placement tips during chakra balancing, would be awesome.Are there any interesting stories or myths associated with Black Kyanite you could share? By the way, I couldn't help but chuckle at the idea of Michael's sword being made of this. Thanks for the insights, and looking forward to more crystal magic!
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