Kyanite is an aluminum silicate mineral that is most often found formation as bladed crystals. Kyanite was named in 1789 by Abraham Gottlieb Werner after the Greek word "kyanos", meaning "blue" from its most common color formation. Kyanite is used in industries such as automotive and railroad as well as a number of products like porcelain, brick, ceramic and electronics. Because of its perfect cleavage and varying hardness, Kyanite is exceptionally hard to facet into jewelry; making high grade, perfect gems very rare.
Metaphysically, Kyanite has a gentle but powerful cleansing energy that helps to clear the aura and energy fields from stagnant or negative energy. Kyanite helps to balance and harmonize yin/yang energy. Working with Kyanite will help enhance your psychic abilities and communication with spirit guides. Using Kyanite in meditation will help you reach a deeper, meditative state.